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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 patents News, rumors and patents, mostly but not exclusively about Canon.
Canon Watch  |  Canon patents News, rumors and patents, mostly but not exclusively about Canon.
Nikon Rumors | Sony α Rumors Nikon and Sony equivalents of Canon Rumors.  |  Also Photo Rumors.
DPReview  |  Cameras  |  Lenses Industry news, articles, comprehensive camera/sensor and lens reviews & tests.
Imaging Resource | Camera Labs CamnosticPhoto Life Tech Radar Fstoppers  News, articles, reviews, tests. 
Thom Hogan News MILCs DSLRs All things Nikon, reported by a highly respected observer of the "dark side"!
Northlight Images Blog UK site for articles, reviews and a Canon rumors page.
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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.
Photons to Photos Sensor test data and a wealth of photo and optical info. | Lens Patents
The Center Column A site that performs independent tests of tripods and heads (gimbals excluded).
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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 Plus activities & eventsWebcams  |  Museum  |  Weather  |  Climate  |  Tides
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.
Shenandoah National Park Park links: Site Index  |  Maps EntirePark  |  Overlooks  |  Services
Shenandoah NP web cameras Webcams, weather.  Big Meadows  |  Pinnacles/AirQual  |  Weather  |  Climate
Skyline Drive Plants  |  Calendar  For flower lovers: Blue Ridge Parkway Bloom Calendar  |  Virginia Wildflowers
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, lodging & dining info.  |  Weather  |  Climate
Colonial Williamsburg Maps Sites Map & Guide, Area Map, 1973 Map. | Colonial House List | Historic Site List
Colonial Williamsburg Gardens Arboretum & Gardens (interactive map) at page end.  |  Colonial Garden List
James River Plantations Westover  |  Sherwood Forest  |  Berkeley  |  Shirley  |  Evelynton (not open)
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 site.  |  NWS Radar
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  | Map AKA Wunderground, among best weather sites.  | Zoom Earth  |  RainViewer
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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