These web sites have proved helpful over the years -- or just great fun to visit!
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News & Reviews  
FredMiranda | Canon Nikon Sony Active forums, user gear reviews, technical articles and more.
Canon Rumors  |  Forum A fun place to visit if you are a Canon shooter and don't mind speculation!
Canon News  |  Canon Watch Additional news and rumors, mostly but not exclusively about Canon.
Imaging Resource  |  DP Review Industry news, interviews, articles and gear reviews.
Photo Life  |  Camera Labs Industry news, interviews, articles and gear reviews.
Tech Radar (Cameras) Multi-faceted technology news site; herein linked is camera industry news.
Thom Hogan  |  DSLRs   MILCs All things Nikon, reported by a highly respected observer of the "dark side"!
Northlight Images  |  EF Lens UK site for articles, reviews and a Canon rumors page.
Nikon Rumors | Sony α Rumors The Nikon and Sony equivalents of Canon Rumors.
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Lens & Sensor Tests  
The-Digital-Picture  |  Forum Excellent reviews.  ISO 12233 image comparisons. LensRentals MTF stats.
Lens Rentals Blog LR quality control tests multiple lenses, an Internet rarity.  (MTF stats at TDP.)
DxO Mark by DxO Labs Features database of DxO Labs' proprietary camera and lens test results.
Optical Limits  |  Lens Reviews Formerly; provides many lens reviews as well as helpful articles.
Photography Blog | Cam | Lens UK-based review site that evaluates cameras, lenses and many accessories.
ePHOTOzine  |  Reviews Reviews of cameras, lenses, accessories, and more plus articles, contests, etc.
LensTip  |  Reviews A Polish site primarily devoted to reviewing and testing lenses.
LenScore  |  SenScore LenScore results camera body indendepent.  SenScores from multiple lenses.
Photons to Photos Independent sensor test data and a wealth of photo and optical info.
The Center Column A site that performs independent tests of tripods and heads (gimbals excluded).
Camnostic Multibrand news and tests of CFExpess cards and readers.
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Optical Theory  
Cambridge in Color This site contains useful photography tutorials on many topics.
Edmund Optics - Imaging Wide-ranging and in-depth tutorials on many imaging topics.
Applets for photography Descriptions of various technical aspects of image making (requires Flash).
Depth of Field calculators  CambridgeInColour DOFMaster PhotoPills DOFSimulator | Optics Theory In addition, Clark's Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky is superb. | Image quality.
Bob Atkins Photography Multifaceted site with gear reviews and articles on photographic practice.
Strolls With My Dog Don't let the name mislead; this site is packed with high-tech camera science.
Norman Koren Norman Koren provides expert tutorials on image sharpness and MTF theory.
DSLR Noise & DR Theory Emil Martinec article, "Noise, Dynamic Range and Bit Depth in Digital SLRs."
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Nature Resources  
Chincoteague NWR  |  eBird Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.  Map Assateague National Seashore.
Chincoteague Info | Chamber Guides to Chincoteage activities & eventsWebcams  |  Museum  |  Weather
Cornell Orno. | All About Birds Cornell Lab of Ornothology  |  Cornell Lab All About Birds ID resource.
Cornell eBird | What Bird Cornell Lab of Ornothology bird locator | Mitchell Waite's iBird search.
Sibley Bird Info Lots of current bird info from one of the best bird guide illustrators around.
Guide to Bird Songs North American song categories:  single note, two notes, three or more notes.
Winter Finch Forecast Keep up-to-date on Canadian winter bird irruptions southward looking for food.
Turtles of Virginia Useful site if you photograph turtles.
Shenandoah National Park Park links: Site Index | Maps EntirePark | OverlooksServices
Shenandoah NP web cameras Park webcams, weather.  Big Meadows  |  Pinnacles/AirQual  |  Weather
Foilage Map | Virginia Foliage Nationwide week-by-week fall foliage map and Virginia fall leaf color forecast.
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Travel Resources  
Colonial Williamsburg | Services Colonial Williamsburg, Map&Guide, LargeMap.  |  Also, James River Plantations.
Colonial Williamsburg Gardens Arboretum & Gardens (scroll down for interactive map).  |  List of Gardens.
Gardens of Virginia Visit-worthy Virginia gardens, including many historic gardens.
MtVernon|Monticello|Montpelier Presidential homes & museums. | James Monroe's Highland Law Office Library
Scotchtown | Gunston | Stratford Patrick Henry home.  |  George Mason home.  |  Light-Horse Harry Lee home.
Washington Museum|Ferry Farm Washington Heritage Museums | Washington's boyhood home at Ferry Farm.
Photographers' Guide to Privacy By Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, © 2007 | Bob Atkins article.
Photography at NPS & FWS sites NPS Policies (see ch. 8.6.6)  |  FWS Policies  |  P.L 106–206 (relevant law)
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Weather, Time & Tides  
National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather forecast site.
NOAA Satellite Server NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server provides visual weather, incl. satellite loop.
NWS State/Region Graphical National Weather Service graphical map forecast tool.
National Hurricane Center NOAA hurricane info, ect.  Spaghetti Models  |  Tropical Tidbits
Weather Underground AKA Wunderground, one of the best weather sites, now merged with Intellicast.
AccuWeather | Weather Channel Popular and well-known weather resources.
WeatherSpark   |   Windy Average weather stats.  Virginia.   |   Animated wind fields.
Clear Sky Clock Clear Sky Clock site provides 48 hour sky condition forecasts for astronomers.
NOAA Tides and Currents NOAA tides and other oceanographic conditions.  |  Assateague Tom's Cove.
Tides Chart  |  Salt Water Tides Other tide aids for planning photo outings to coastal areas.
Elevation Maps Topographic, terrain and elevation maps.
US Naval Observatory
USNO Time Services
USNO Data Services and Time Services pages.  Complete sun and moon info.  Eclipse resource center and Mercury and Venus transit info.
NOAA Magnetic Declination Calculates the magnetic declination of one's location.  Set your compass offset.
Time & Date | World Time Zone Sites that provide date, time and time zone information and maps.
Space Weather For fans of weather on the Sun. Also aurora, comets and near-Earth asteroids.
Astronomy  |  Night Sky Visit our Astronomy and Night Sky pages for more space and astronomy links.
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