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Coastal Western Whiptail958 viewsNot the Coastal Western Whiptail though. They are very cautious and VERY fast. It was difficult to get a good picture of one. This one was about 12-14 inches to the tip of his tail.
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Antenna Crew952 viewsWe couldn’t have done it without the help of the Southern California
Antenna Crew

L-R Mike Stewart, Dave Kerns, Matt Cox
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Low Ceiling946 viewsA Cold Winter Storm swept through last night. The morning was wet and chilly. Here, low clouds can be seen hiding the tops of the buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. Taken 2/28/06
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Pot-O-Gold946 viewsLooks like I could hike up and find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Looking Northeast from my Backyard.
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Glamis Nights945 viewsDune Buggies and ATV's race up and down "Oldsmobile Hill". This is a 16 second exposure I took with my Olympus C-5050Z Camera.
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939 viewsWith everything cleaned up and maintenance complete, the Triunfo Pass Satellite Earth Station was ready for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
All there was left to do was . . . . Wait.
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Havasu Lightning915 viewsI captured this lightning using my first Digital Camera, an Olympus C-5050Z. I had it in "Manual" mode set for the maximum exposure of 16 seconds. I took quite a few exposures this way during the lightning storm.
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Tampico Trauma915 viewsThis is the Old Harbor at San Felipe. Located some 120 Miles below the border in Baja California, it is one of my favorite camping spots. The fishermen used to sail into and out of the Harbor only at High Tide when the harbor would fill with water. They now have a New Harbor just South of Town. Taken 2/21/06
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908 viewsAs you draw near, the enormous size of the 32 meter dishes becomes more apparent
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900 viewsThe 2008 Summer Olympics Games, and our coverage, was a huge success thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. The Olympics concluded with a magnificent Closing Ceremony and Fireworks seen around the World thanks to us.
Of course this is NOT a skyrocket from China! A passing airplane added the effect to this long one minute exposure.
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887 viewsNext order of business was to get Antenna #4 ready to handle traffic. This 9 Meter Dish would handle traffic while we cleaned up the 32 Meter Dishes.

John Bartman (left)
and Shane Edmonston discuss the process.
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Exploding Cloud877 viewsAnother cloud formed by strong upward convection in unstable air. In this photo taken at Lake Havasu, the nearly explosive vertical development of this cloud was awesome.
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