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Teaching Amid pandemic

Teaching in a Time of Pandemic by John

Posted on 2020-03-26

On a normal Thursday morning I am facing a classroom full of eager young undergraduates, anxious to drink from the fountain of wisdom. Alas, the campus closed last week and everybody has been sent home. Along with many others in academia, I am learning the ins and the outs (mostly outs) of remote teaching—sitting alone in my cave talking to a lap top.

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Rabid Raccoon by Jason Kravitz

Posted on 2010-01-07

Kind of like Rocky Raccoon but more frothy at the mouth. This cute little fella almost jumped me one sunny afternoon - he was big !

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Historic House of Refuge, Stuart FL

House of Refuge by Fran

Posted on 2019-12-10

The House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar at sunset.

This is the oldest building in Martin County and the lone survivor of ten original rescue stations along Florida's Atlantic coast. These lifesaving stations for shipwrecked sailors were established in 1876 and manned by keepers, much like lighthouses. They were isolated and lonely assignments.

The tower was added in 1942 to watch for German U-boats that were torpedoing freighters along the Treasure Coast.

Now the House of Refuge is a museum managed by the Elliott Museum but its rescue mission continues now focused on sea turtles.

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"A Left-Eyed View", Sabourin, Naperville

Naperville Quarry Lake by Steven

Posted on 2019-10-31

View across Naperville's Quarry Lake with the Millennium Carillon Tower in the background. More formally known as Moser Tower, it is 160 feet tall and has 72 carillon bells. The carillon structure is said to be one of the four largest in the United States.

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abandoned farm house - b&w photo

Abandoned Farm House by grant

Posted on 2009-02-17

An abandoned farm house in Louisburg, Kansas
Fuji GS645 Tmax 100

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Sunset at brooklyn bridge park, nyc

View of Manhattan at Sunset by Fran

Posted on 2019-09-16

Sunset at Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, with views of Lower Manhattan, New York City. We stopped here after visiting Photoville, also in the park.

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The Patsy Carolyn by Harry

Posted on 2019-09-01

This colorful shrimper sank during hurricane Florence (September 2018). I was with a group of 4 photographers, and we were all attracted to this wreck, and all ended up with variations of this shot. One of my friends ambitiously photoshopped out the rope and its reflection, another included most of the mast, and one included some ragged grass/weeds as a foreground. All of repeatedly slipped up and called her the "Patsy Cline."

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Dueling Bolts, Grand Canyon National Park

Dueling Bolts, Grand Canyon National Park by Don Smith

Posted on 2019-08-11

Lightning strikes and the Grand Canyon are an amazing site to see. Sometimes you get lucky and catch multiples! Shot using The Lightning Trigger IV photo accessory.

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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls by Ian Bramham

Posted on 2019-07-26

In June I was lucky enough to be able to visit Yosemite. The waterfalls were in full flow and the power of the water took my breath away!

This photo was taken with my DSLR and I was surprised that I got anything useable as the spray from the falls was horizontal and filled the was like standing in a heavy rainstorm with the water moving straight at the camera. I covered the camera lens with my hand until the last second and quickly pressed the shutter button, with no time to compose

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Rainbow Field

Rainbow Field by Don

Posted on 2019-07-25

Taken from my son's home.

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Arcus Cloud

Arcus Cloud by Steve Carey

Posted on 2019-06-30

An arcus, or shelf, cloud heads hovers near the Fairhope, Alabama Pier on Mobile Bay. This shot was tasken on June 28, 2019.

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Gravesites of Civil War and WW1 Veterans

Paying Respects by Denny Jump

Posted on 2010-07-04

In Easton, PA where i currently live, there are some fascinating cemeteries. This one has several graves of Civil War and WW1 veterans as well as veterans of other wars. On this July 4, I think it is especially important that we remember all of our military men and women who do so much to protect us and our freedom and independence.

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Holi Indian festival colors colours Spring Hindu

Happy Holi 2020 by Sugata

Posted on 2020-03-10

Holi is a major festival celebrated all over India, primarily by Hindus. On this day of the spring full moon, people put dry and wet colours over each other in joyous celebration.

We live in the US Midwest, far from India. We try to celebrate these festivals in our own way, with whatever things we get in the stores here. Going outside and playing with wet colours is usually quite impossible due to the freezing temperatures. So this year we celebrated Holi this year by giving some dry colours to our 22-month old daughter to play with. Here's a photo from what followed.

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Brooklyn sunrise

Brooklyn sunrise by Doug

Posted on 2020-01-04

Sara and I had the pleasure of visiting New York for the first time in December while on an amazing cruise on the Queen Mary 2 to both New York and some of the incredible Caribbean islands to celebrate the year of our 30th anniversary and a milestone birthday for Sara. This was one of the first sights we had after we docked in the cruise terminal in Brooklyn, for us it was a day of incredible city sights and we were so lucky with clear skies and a temperature of 15 deg C to experience the Big Apple.

I would like to wish everyone who knows me on AM3 a very happy and healthy 2020.

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elk silhouette sunset

Elk Crossing by Jason Kravitz

Posted on 2019-11-16

I set out to photograph the full moon rise and came across some elk in the distance crossing in front of the orange sunset at Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

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"A Left-Eyed View", Sabourin, "Ronald Reagan Home"

Reagan Family Home by Steven

Posted on 2019-08-28

Childhood home of the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan (1981-1989). His family moved to this house in Dixon Illinois December 6, 1920. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975. He always considered Dixon as his hometown and came back to visit quite often.

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Tunnel View Blue Hour

Tunnel View Blue Hour by CW McGowen

Posted on 2017-05-31

The camera does not interpret light like our brains. The camera sees light strictly by its frequency. Understanding the temperature of light can open a whole new set of photographic opportunities.

Just after dusk when the reds have left the sky and yet the sky still has some residual light is called the Blue Hour by photographers. In this Blue Hour photo of Yosemite Valley you can see a couple of the first visible stars of the night if you look closely.

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Marshallberg Computer Repair by Harry

Posted on 2019-09-26

Not exactly a high tech building, and it was closed on a weekday when we drove by. Fortunately, all our computers were working. Oh, and the back of the building and the side formed a retail greenhouse (also closed and completely overgrown).

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Monarch butterfly caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar J4 by Bud or Dell

Posted on 2019-09-19

I found another Monarch butterfly caterpillar beginning to form a J in preparation for transforming into a chrysalis. I will monitor this one and hope it is not snatched by a predator. It is not in a very safe spot so I may bring it inside to complete its metamorphosis.

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Knot eye by Harry

Posted on 2019-08-26

After shooting under the pier a while, we went up on it. A light green, almost yellow-green lichen covered the smooth surfaces leaving the grain and any raised ridges exposed. A number of the knots could be interpreted as eyes, and this is the best one I saw

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Moonrise Behind El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite

Moonrise Behind El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite by Don Smith

Posted on 2019-07-24

Back in April 2011 I was co-instructing Gary Hart's spring Yosemite Workshop when Gary calculated this crescent moonrise at dawn behind El Capitan (left) and Half Dome. Talk about one that almost got away... I had forgotten to take my 300mm lens out of stabilizer mode and unlike today's lenses, that would create unwanted movement as I was on a tripod. I got three sharp images and this was the money shot so someone was smiling down on me :-)

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My Little Friend by Elaine Hancock

Posted on 2019-07-26

This little chipmunk always comes to see me when I am sitting outside. He is looking for peanuts. Scout just tolerates him.

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9707 by Jeffrey

Posted on 2019-07-23

I usually claim to be a nighttime photographer, but this particular photo was taken early in the morning. At 4:50 am, to be specific, which is about as late as I can photograph at this time of the year before the rising sun steps in and asserts its absolute dominance over the illumination of any given scene.

As an aside, many years ago a semi-famous chef / restaurant owner lived in this relatively modest house.

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Scituate Spit. Massachusetts.

Scituate Spit. Massachusetts. by Shaun

Posted on 2019-07-10

Scituate was settled by a group of people from Plymouth about 1627, who were joined by immigrants from the county of Kent in England. They were initially governed by the General Court of Plymouth, but on October 5, 1636, the town incorporated as a separate entity. The name Scituate is derived from "satuit", the Wampanoag term for cold brook, which refers to a brook that runs to the inner harbor of the town. In 1710, several residents emigrated to Rhode Island and founded Scituate, Rhode Island,

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here's shootin' back at you by Harry

Posted on 2020-02-08

this mural was painted on wall in an alley barely wider than a car. standing with my back against the other wall, with my zoom cranked wide, I still was unable to get the whole image including the frame-like painted border. So I cropped the edges a bit. While all the tones are white to black, the photo was not converted.

Mural by Jose Luis Vilchez

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Bulldog. New Bedford Massachusetts.

Bulldog. New Bedford Massachusetts. by Shaun

Posted on 2019-11-22

I have always been interested in ships especially working ships. Living near the Atlantic, I like to visit the many ports and docks around the coast in New England. One of my favorite places to visit is the huge fish dock in New Bedford and photograph the many different fishing boats that use the docks. Each time I go to New Bedford, I have to admire the crews of the trawlers that go to sea in very dangerous conditions to catch fish.

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Seattle Folk Singer

Seattle Singer by Jennadea

Posted on 2006-11-09

In the late 80's, when I moved to Seattle, there was a strong artsy, independent vibe in the city and lots of musicians would hang out on the streets and perform. This was before Microsoft and the slick high tech vibe that dominates the city today...

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Storys Creek Schoolhouse

Storys Creek Schoolhouse 2 by Elaine Hancock

Posted on 2019-10-06

A view inside Storys Creek School, a one room schoolhouse. It was originally north of Eminence, MO. It served as the main school from 1896 to 1957. It was moved in 1971 to be part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Park near Alley Spring, Missouri. My aunt went to this school. Notice the paddle hanging up by the window!

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home by Ruthiebear

Posted on 2019-09-23

For the past 35 years this has been our home. Located on the beautiful Delaware River, right at the spot where George Washington crossed it during the revolutionary War.

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Frog in Gazebo at Stonecrop Garden, Cold Spring NY

Frog in a Gazebo by Fran

Posted on 2019-09-11

We found this frog sitting in a gazebo perched on the water of a pond at the Stonecrop Garden in Cold Spring, New York. Once the home of Anne and Frank Cabot, it is now a public garden featuring alpine troughs, planted stone walls, a rockery, water gardens, woodlands and meadows. There is also a formal English style flower garden that is entered through a wall that very much reminded me of "The Secret Garden," a book I loved as a child.

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Missing Horse?

Missing Horse? by Anita

Posted on 2019-07-27

On one of our extremely hot and humid days, our Amish friends stopped to water and cool off their overheated horse. They eventually decided not to tax the horse further, hence young man pulling buggy the 1/4 mile home--mostly downhill.

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Spring In The Chihuly Garden

Spring In The Chihuly Garden by B. Thomas

Posted on 2019-07-25

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seattle, Washington

I'm not sure how it looks the rest of the year, but April seemed to be the perfect time to see the garden full of flowers growing among the glass features.

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Motorcycle Honeyhole

Motorcycle Honeyhole by Phil Morris

Posted on 2012-06-18

There was talk at the time (early 1980's) of a place in New York state where motorcycles had
been stored for over 20 years, the owner had reservations of showing this sweet spot but had given in, the time for the building was up fast...

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Can you spare a quarter? by Harry

Posted on 2019-07-03

The phone had been ripped out, though the booth remained. When my daughter was in high school, there was a country song about borrowing a quarter to call a lost love. It was a surprise to me that calls had gone up from a dime.

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