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Old 08-17-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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This is Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park. It just calved big time. You can still see some of the ice coming down. Notice the wave. Notice the kayaker. He's about 300 yards from the face of the glacier. Guess how high that wave is, but consider first that from the waterline to the top of the glacier is about 250 feet.


 
Old 08-18-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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This is Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park. It just calved big time. You can still see some of the ice coming down. Notice the wave. Notice the kayaker. He's about 300 yards from the face of the glacier. Guess how high that wave is, but consider first that from the waterline to the top of the glacier is about 250 feet.
my husband and I were just talking the other day about how people in kayak's have no idea how much of a wave calving ice causes!....we've been caught kayaking miles out to sea in 6-10 ft waves...can't imagine ice cold water and a wave that big with ice chunks being hurled from all angles at you in a kayak!
 
Old 08-18-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Coventry.
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That zucchini looks a lot like a watermellon to me.


Itís a grown-up Zucchini, or rather, a Marrow.
 
Old 08-18-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Coventry.
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but I did kind of like this light fixture for the little part of the girly girly side of me, lol.
Big hat!
 
Old 08-19-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Default Backyard Sunbathing



Camera: Sony A55
Lens: Jupiter-37A (135 mm/3.5)
Effective Focal Length: ~200mm (35 mm equivalent)
ISO 400, Manual (Matrix, f5.6, 1/500), Manual Focus
 
Old 08-19-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Happy World Photography Day, everyone!
 
Old 08-19-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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This is Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park. It just calved big time. You can still see some of the ice coming down. Notice the wave. Notice the kayaker. He's about 300 yards from the face of the glacier. Guess how high that wave is, but consider first that from the waterline to the top of the glacier is about 250 feet.
Yikes! I didn't notice the kayaker until you pointed it out. A little too close for comfort, for me! Nice photo.
 
Old 08-19-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Extinct Volcanoes in the background. View South from Puesta del Sol Elementary
School, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
When I was a little boy, living in Albuguerque, a couple of college kids, took some old tires up to those volcanoes and lite them on fire....LOL

People were freaking out thinking that they were in the way of a pyroclastic flow that was heading their way.
 
Old 08-20-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Playing around with my guitar today


 
Old 08-21-2011, 06:23 PM
N8!
 
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Every time I go out the back door off my garage, I smile.

ABQ, NM
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