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Reticulation297 viewsI couldn't get these Zebras to look at me so I had to settle for their butts. The pattern of black and white reminded me of a process in film developing called "Reticulation" where tiny cracks are formed in the films emulsion.
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Another Altadena Sunset236 viewsTaken 8/13/03 with my Olympus C-5050 Z
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Taurid Meteor815 viewsTaurid Meteor shower. The Taurids are linked to debris from comet 2P/Enke, and roughly every 3 years there is an outburst as Earths orbit intersects the debris cloud. They appear to eminate from the Constellation Tauris. They can be very bright.
(11 votes)
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Orion251 viewsThe Lockheed P-3 Orion, was originally developed in 1959 during the Cold War as a Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Converted to an Aerial Tanker, it can carry 3,000 Gallons of Fire Retardant.
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Highlights393 viewsThe morning Sun was breaking through some clouds and highlighted the distant mountains. Wonderful mix of colors and geology in the desert.
Taken at Dumont Dunes near Death Vallet 3/27/06.

(3 votes)
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Peek-A-Boo Sunrise195 viewsThe Sun peeks through in between the horizon and the clouds above. Taken 11/10/06 at Punta Estrella, just South of San Felipe.
(3 votes)
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Kona Sunset216 viewsSunset overlooking the Tide Pools at Keauhou HI.

(3 votes)
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The Lowe Fire960 viewsThe WeatherCam caught several good images of the Lowe Fire (named for nearby Mt. Lowe). Quick work from the Angeles National Forest Fire Crews along with Los Angeles County resources kept the fire to around 12 acres with no structures lost.
In this image a Water Dropping Helicopter approaches to make a drop.

(19 votes)
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Exploding Cloud522 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.
(4 votes)
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Altadena Sunset240 viewsThis was taken 12/11/05 at about 2000 ft elev from a street above my house. Moist air made its way up into Southern California from the Gulf Of Mexico bringing with it some interesting weather and beautiful Sunsets. Taken with my Canon Digital Rebel and a 75-300mm Zoom Lens.
(5 votes)
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Station Fire 3877 viewsSaturday August 29, the Temperature was 78 Degrees at 9:36PM. Humidity was only 12% and Winds were calm. The Star Of Palawoo can be seen on the right giving nervous residents a glimmer of hope.
(6 votes)
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Clouds1440 viewsI get a lot of nice shots of clouds. I'll try to upload a few of the more interesting ones.
(25 votes)
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