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Sunrise over the Francis Marion.... makes costa rican coffee that much better!

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This guy's so translucent you can see the ceiling texture through his body.

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Thought of you when I saw this Eric

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Yesterdsy in the midst of scattered T storms

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^^^ That brings back that joke. In China, even donkey meat was sometimes not real. In one case, customers were suspicious because it did NOT taste like ass.
 

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Posted by Hoarder in his thread. What a magnificent shot.

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Can anyone ID? Found them somewhere you wouldn't want to....
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Those pics are actually from my phone. Galaxy S10+ I used to lug 10k worth of Nikon gear around, and still do some days. But, when my phone can take pics like those, I find myself less and less inclined to break out the big camera.
 

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Those pics are actually from my phone. Galaxy S10+ I used to lug 10k worth of Nikon gear around, and still do some days. But, when my phone can take pics like those, I find myself less and less inclined to break out the big camera.
We've come a long way since the pin hole camera.
 

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Early thus am was almost home after working out of town...cops lights in the rear view....calmy pull over, he flies by..
Few hundred yards ahead, where it opens up into pasture, I see an orange glow emanating from behind the hill... totally surreal like a beautiful spontaneous sunrise.

It turns out a house had just caught fire...
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Sunrise on Kiawah... after this shot the sky kinda washed out. It occurred to me that so many times the part is greater than the whole. One little bit of sunrise, sunset, birds, ocean and countless other visuals are infinitely greater in a glimpse. One instant with the allure of what could be, over shadowing the whole movie of what is.... in the moment perfection is possible
 

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View attachment 227558Sunrise on Kiawah... after this shot the sky kinda washed out. It occurred to me that so many times the part is greater than the whole. One little bit of sunrise, sunset, birds, ocean and countless other visuals are infinitely greater in a glimpse. One instant with the allure of what could be, over shadowing the whole movie of what is.... in the moment perfection is possible
Craziness!
 

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Early thus am was almost home after working out of town...cops lights in the rear view....calmy pull over, he flies by..
Few hundred yards ahead, where it opens up into pasture, I see an orange glow emanating from behind the hill... totally surreal like a beautiful spontaneous sunrise.

It turns out a house had just caught fire...
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Did they own a Chevy Bolt by any chance?
 

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Saw a fox run by this morning for the first time in a while. It was getting dive bombed by crows.

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Typical China.

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Saw a fox run by this morning for the first time in a while. It was getting dive bombed by crows.

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Is that thing bald or what? Almost looks like someone that may imbibe tried to shear him.
 

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Hey TomD, awesome shot.

We have those frogs here, they are everywhere especially in and around my grill covers. Not sure why, but those darn frogs love the black vinyl they use, there is always one and sometimes up to three or four under it.
 
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My current client is an 88 yo widow who lives with her sister. I was impressed by her patient form of artwork and wanted to share with the WWW. :~)

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@Sampson , I mentioned a pinhole camera... I looked for the one of two pictures that I have from that but didn't come across then. But I did find the 2-1/4" shots that I did back in 2001 to 2002 with an artist friends borrowed cam. She qas a super talented photographer. Would set up amazing self portraits in abandoned houses. Wish I had examples on hand.

This is Portland Maine/Peaks Island.


ps: for those that know my story, the picture of the street is taken from outside a restaurant i had worked at and that specific area of Congress St where I had previously never even been) where I was dropped off by the prison with my garbage bag of belongings and $50 to start my new life.

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This is how much copper is in one of those small,curly-Q, fluorescent light bulbs. It was a very small, dim light. I was shocked how much Cu I found during a curiosity led autopsy.

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A picture of a picture I took during a great, memorable gig...

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I was impressed by her patient form of artwork and wanted to share with the WWW. :~)

Very nice artwork. Really. Thanks for sharing.
 

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This plane just flew over the house.

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Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso-A
Maritime patrol and search-and-rescue seaplane, Canada

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso in Canadian service, is an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations.

During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escort, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind and the last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world.

The PBY was originally designed to be a patrol bomber, an aircraft with a long operational range intended to locate and attack enemy transport ships at sea in order to disrupt enemy supply lines. With a mind to a potential conflict in the Pacific Ocean, where troops would require resupply over great distances, the U.S. Navy in the 1930s invested millions of dollars in developing long-range flying boats for this purpose. Flying boats had the advantage of not requiring runways, in effect having the entire ocean available. Several different flying boats were adopted by the Navy, but the PBY was the most widely used and produced.

Although slow and ungainly, Catalinas distinguished themselves in World War II. Allied forces used them successfully in a wide variety of roles for which the aircraft was never intended. PBYs are remembered for their rescue role, in which they saved the lives of thousands of aircrew downed over water. Catalina airmen called their aircraft the "Cat" on combat missions and "Dumbo" in air-sea rescue service.​
 

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Very nice artwork. Really. Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure Eric! Thanks for verbally validating my efforts. I thought it a shame these are so seldom seen by others.