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In Alignment181 viewsTaken 5/14/04
A beautiful warm evening here in the Los Angeles area. 95 degrees at my station in Altadena today. I spent the evening in the back yard to watch a visible pass of the International Space Station (ISS) and took some photos of the evening sky. The brightest object is Venus, the "Evening Star". Moving 45 degrees from Venus to the upper left you see Mars and then Saturn. A beautiful alignment of three of the visible planets.

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H2245 viewsThe Humming Birds love the Mexican Sage (Salvia Leucantha) in my yard. They are very territorial and will stake claim to a favorite bush and confront other Humming Birds who try to feed on it.
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Caught In The Act1874 viewsWe were out of town on July 4th. The "kids" stayed home. Here, my daughter and her friend are caught by the WeatherCam standing on our roof to watch the fireworks from the Rose Bowl.
(23 votes)
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I Hope I Grow Into This Collar Soon262 viewsLeila at 3 Months. Teething on a plastic tent stake, she was drifting off to sleep.
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Station Fire 2557 viewsEarly morning hours of Saturday the 29th. Temperature was 77 Degrees at 1:36am. Humidity was 15% with 3MPH Winds from the NE. Smoke was blowing back down on us. The Station Fire went on to burn uncontrolled for weeks and consumed more than 250 Square Miles.
(9 votes)
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Morning Mist909 viewsBright sunlight beams through the early morning mist. Taken in my backyard.
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The Morning After1701 viewsThe morning after the cold winter storm blew through. Snow level was down to about 2000 feet. My house is at 1680 feet.
(24 votes)
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Cumulonimbus444 viewsI was flying back from Boston and got a chance to see some spectacular weather from the air. We were heading West over Arizona and the hot afternoon Sun was creating some beautiful Cumulonimbus clouds. We were flying at approximately 32,000 Feet and the Thermal Convection was driving these clouds well above us. Taken July 23, 2007.
(12 votes)
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L.A. Skyline1400 viewsA fast moving storm brough clear skies to Los Angeles. Taken with my Olympus C-5050 3/2/04
(8 votes)
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Station Fire 1728 viewsImage captured on 8/28/09 4:36pm. The Station Fire which started along Angeles Crest Highway on 8/26 had now wroked it's way East. In this image the fire is racing up the back side of Brown Mountain. Temperature was 97 Degrees and Humidity was 10% with winds 2MPH out of the SSW.


(6 votes)
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ISS Pass174 viewsTaken 5/14/04
Taken just after sunset, looking North. This Time Exposure captured one of the rare visible passes of the International Space Station. The white line is the Space Station as it passes in front of the stars. This was a 74 Second Exposure at f4.5, ISO 400.

(4 votes)
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Sparrow204 viewsThere weren't a lot of poppies this year so I spent more time taking photos of the wildlife. Taken at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve located near Lancaster, CA
(4 votes)
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