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Alaska/Yukon (June 2013)



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Florida (December 2012)



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Maine (October 2012)


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Stu and I traveled to New England in early/mid-October, 2012. We visited two main locations: the Museum of Science in Boston MA, and Acadia National Park in Maine. Of the more than 1,060 photos I took, 56 appear here as representative samples. These photos were all taken with my Canon PowerShot SX230 HS camera. As with most of the albums here, the photos have been reduced in size: these are 1,024 pixels long by 768 wide (regardless of orientation). Latitude and longitude values are provided, generally with an accuracy within about 10-20 meters, except indoor shots. You can copy the values and paste them into Google Maps/Earth (or any GIS software, perhaps with minor modifications) to see the locations. The locations were mostly provided by the camera, but my Garmin eTrex HCx filled in where the camera's GPS wasn't able to get a good enough signal. Indoor locations were estimated as noted.

56 files, last one added on Oct 31, 2012
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New England (October 2011)



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Hawai'i (August 2010)



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NE USA/Eastern Canada (July/August 2010)



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Alaska/Yukon (June 2010)



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Alaska (August 2009)



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Spain (July-August 2008)


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Stu and I left for Spain on July 22, 2008, and returned to Oklahoma on August 3. Of the approximately 1,300 photos I took, about three dozen were good/interesting enough to display here. These photos (and one video) were all taken with my new Canon SD890 IS camera. As with most of the albums here, the photos have been re-sized or cropped to 800 x 600 pixels. Latitude and longitude values are provided, generally with an accuracy within about 10-20 meters (about 200-500 meters for shots from a moving vehicle). You can copy the values and paste them into Google Maps/Earth (or any GIS software, perhaps with minor modifications) to see the locations. Unless otherwise noted, the tracking information was derived from my Garmin eTrex Vista Cx track log.

36 files, last one added on Jan 14, 2009
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California (2007)



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Ontario (May-June 2005)


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Stu went to Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for seven weeks of radar training. I was there for most of the first three weeks of that time. We also took a weekend trip to Hawkesbury, Ontario, and visited nearby sites from there. Here is a small sample of the nearly 800 photos I took during that trip (Camera: Olympus 5050Z). An incomplete (under construction) map is available at: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://www.cmsharpe.com/test/Canada2005.kml

70 files, last one added on Apr 12, 2006
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Louisiana (April 2005)


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Here are some of the 164 photos taken during a short visit to Lafayette, Louisiana. The camera is an Olympus 5050Z, often using a 2X telephoto lens (used for most of the bird photos).

19 files, last one added on May 10, 2005
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Spring Trail Meets Carriage Road541 views2012-10-12
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3212,-68.2605

Stu and I took the Spring Trail up as far as the steps (shown here) go, decided it wasn't for us (at least given the amount of time we had left to hike), and ended up going the other way on the Spring Trail (toward the Jordan Pond House). This photo was taken near the southeastern-most extent of Mount Penobscot.
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Gaillardia213 views2002-04-12
Tucson, Arizona, USA

A gaillardia (also known as indian blanket or firewheel) at the desert museum. This flower is the state wildflower of Oklahoma, and adorns the left side of my current personalized license plate.
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Sotol256 views2002-04-13
near Carrizozo, New Mexico, USA

Stu, holding a sotol. The sotol would be my favorite kind of yucca - if it were a yucca.
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Meerkats180 viewsThe meerkats were looking all around, as usual. This photo was color-adjusted, because I forgot to turn off fluorescent light correction.
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White caterpillar180 views2002-04-30
Austin, Texas, USA

In the same place where the bug (see previous photo) was, there was a white fuzzy caterpillar. (Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center)
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Desert flora175 views2002-04-10
Organ Pipe Cactus N. Mon., Arizona, USA

Several types of desert plants are visible in this photo, including saguaros, organ pipes, barrels, ocotillos, and a cholla.
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Mountains in SW Colorado173 views2004-09-06
North of Rockwood, Colorado, USA

This scene is along U.S. Highway 550, between Durango and Coal Bank Pass, looking in a generally easterly direction.
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Ladybird beetle170 views2004-09-10
Black Canyon of the Gunnison Natl Park, east of Montrose, Colorado, USA

A "ladybug" on a thistle, along Crystal Road, exiting the Gunnison River valley.

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View From Atop Beech Mountain1239 views2012-10-13
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3108,-68.3451

Acutally, this view is from the first landing of the stairs on the fire lookout station at the summit of Beech Mountain. This is looking SE, toward Southwest Harbor, Maine, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Oct 31, 2012
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Fire Lookout Station Atop Beech Mountain1236 views2012-10-13
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3109,-68.3454

We climbed to the top of Beech Mountain from the north side. This fire lookout station was closed, except up to the first landing on the stairs. According to Google Earth, this photo was taken at an elevation of 258 m. See also the photo of this fire lookout that was taken from the Sea Princess scenic cruise boat, also in this album.
Oct 31, 2012
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Pine Cones612 views2012-10-13
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3114,-68.3454

These pine cones were unusually photogenic, against the bright blue sky. This photo was taken very near the summit of Beech Mountain (just north of the summit), and, I believe, within sight of the fire lookout station.
Oct 31, 2012
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Ascent of Beech Mountain529 views2012-10-13
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3137,-68.3440

Red leaves (sumac?) adorn a rock outcrop along the northeast arm of Beech Mountain.
Oct 31, 2012
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Sunset at Jordan Pond563 views2012-10-12
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3220,-68.2544

The Bubbles are at the center of this photo, as viewed from the south tip of Jordan Pond at sunset.
Oct 31, 2012
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Insect's Eye View of Mushroom567 views2012-10-12
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3210,-68.2576

These mushrooms were on a log along the Spring Trail, not far (about 300 m) west-northwest of the Jordan Pond House.
Oct 31, 2012
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Spring Trail Meets Carriage Road541 views2012-10-12
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3212,-68.2605

Stu and I took the Spring Trail up as far as the steps (shown here) go, decided it wasn't for us (at least given the amount of time we had left to hike), and ended up going the other way on the Spring Trail (toward the Jordan Pond House). This photo was taken near the southeastern-most extent of Mount Penobscot.
Oct 31, 2012
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View Toward Seal Harbor563 views2012-10-12
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
44.3228,-68.2592

This photo was taken from a carriage road to the west of the south part of Jordan Pond, looking S. The water in the foreground is Long Pond (but not the Long Pond in other photos in this album!).
Oct 31, 2012


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