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 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.
DPReview  |  Cameras  |  Lenses Industry news, articles, comprehensive camera/sensor and lens reviews & tests.
Imaging Resource | Camera Labs Industry news and gear reviews.  Also: Photo Life  |  Tech Radar  |  Fstoppers
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.
DPReview  |  Cameras  |  Lenses Industry news, articles, comprehensive camera/sensor and lens reviews & tests.
Optical Limits  |  Lens Reviews Formerly Photozone.de; 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.
Mirrorless Comparison An intriguing site with real world tests of many cameras, lenses and accessories.
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  |  Camera Size Multibrand tests of CFExpess cards and readers.  | Camera comparisons.
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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
ScanTips A treasure trove of helpful photographic facts and calculators.
Color Management Guide All about color spaces, color perception, ICC profiles and more.
DisplayMate  |  DisplayHDR Display monitor gamut info.  |  VESA certified HDR displays explained.
ClarkVision.com | Optics Theory In addition, Clark's Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky is superb. | Image quality.
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."
Casson Blog An eclectic mix of tests, reviews, optical theory, how-to's and just plain musings.
Image Sensors World All about digital camera image sensors.  |  Sony stacked sensor presentation.
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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
Chincoteague/Assateague Sun Sunrise, sunset, twilight times, altitude above horizon, etc. for Chincoteague.
NASA Wallops Island Watching NASA rocket launches from Chincoteague can be a visit highlight.
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.
Atlantic Flyway eBird NWRs  Chincoteague | Blackwater  | Bombay Hook | Cape May | Forsythe
Ducks Unlimited (migration) Atlantic Flyway waterfowl migration updates.
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.
Hummingbird Migration Hummingbird spring migration map and more.
Turtles of Virginia Useful site if you photograph turtles.
Virginia Wildflowers Photos, descriptions  |  Virginia Native Plant Society  |  Plant Virginia Natives
Shenandoah National Park Park links: Site Index | Maps EntirePark | OverlooksServices
Shenandoah NP web cameras Park webcams, weather.  Big Meadows  |  Pinnacles/AirQual  |  Weather
Big Meadows Sun Data Sunrise, sunset, twilight times, altitude above horizon, etc. for Big Meadows.
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 visit info; lodging & dining info.  |  Colonial House List.
Colonial Williamsburg Maps Map & Guide, Area Map, 1973 Map.  |  James River Plantations.  |  Weather
Colonial Williamsburg Gardens Arboretum & Gardens (interactive map) at page end.  |  Colonial Garden List.
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.
Museums Railroad | Shannon Air Rappahannock Railroad Museum  |  Shannon Air Museum: early 1900s.
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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