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Description of Pictures: I slept pretty badly on Christmas Eve -- way too much caffeine. NASA had sent me their International Space Station flyover alert for 6:10am but I'm usually never awake for the pre-dawn stuff. But that day I was so I watched the light fly over. It doesn't make for very interesting photos but you can clearly see it in them.
(Google "Spot the Station". Select the free NASA sign-up site at https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ . Click "Sign Up", enter your ZIP code, and NASA will send you an email whenever you have a chance of seeing the ISS fly overhead in your area. Since it has no relevant lighting of its own, the only time you can see it is just before dawn or just after sunset when the sun reflects off it. NASA figures out when this will work for the area you're in and sends the alerts based on that. It's a neat service!)
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.
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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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Description of Subject Matter: If you go to NASA's "Spot the Station" site (https://spotthestation.nasa.gov), they'll send you an email when the International Space Station is flying by in a way that you can watch it. It's just a light that pursues a straight line across the sky for a few minutes but it's interesting to see anyway.
Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
ISS_181225_17.JPG: The red arrow points to the dot that is the International Space Station flying over my area on Christmas morning. It doesn't make for great pictures, but it's still pretty cool to see.
Sign up for the free NASA email alerts at https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ Enter your ZIP code and they'll let you know when you've got a chance of seeing it fly over.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) anual American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on-route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.