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Bill Westphal's Photo Gallery - Misc.

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Air Show1788 viewsTaken 9/30/05
"Air Show" is how the Firemen refer to the Air Tankers. This retardant drop is on the Burbank Fire which started yesterday, 9/29/05.
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Early Morning Wakeup1809 viewsAn eraly morning fire in Downtown Los Angeles snarled traffic. About 160 Firefighters attacked the fire at 4th and Broadway from the ground and Ladder Trucks. The building was destroyed but nearby structures were saved.
Taken 2/05/2007
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Fire Sun1608 viewsTaken 9/30/05
Other than re-sizing this photo, no color or contrast correction was done. This is the view of the Sun looking through the smoke from the Burbank Fire.
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Fly By1794 viewsTaken 1/1/05
To start off the 2005 Rose Parade, there was a beautiful flyby of the B-2A Bomber, accompanied by an F-15E Strike Eagle and an F-16C Fighting Falcon. In this view, as they depart into the sun, the F-15E is on the left and the F-16C is on the right. They flew along the parade route from West to East.
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Glamis Nights2314 viewsDune Buggies and ATV's race up and down "Oldsmobile Hill". This is a 16 second exposure I took with my Olympus C-5050Z Camera.
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Gung Hey Fat Choy1723 viewsTaken 1/28/06
The oldest and most important festival in China is called the Spring Festival. Many people call it the Chinese New Year. No matter what you call it, it is a time of celebration for millions of Chinese people all over the world. The Chinese calendar has a 12 year cycle and each year is named after an animal. People born in each of these years are said to have certain characteristics. The year 2006 is the Year of the Dog. People born in the Year of the Dog are said to be very loyal.
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Heading For Port1871 viewsOne of the Tall Ships heading back into port. Tall Ships Festival Oxnard CA.
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Lighter Shades Of Pale1773 viewsWe were working the Sam Merrill Checkpoint in the AC100 100 Mile Endurance Run. During a break in the action we drove further up the Mount Lowe Motorway. This photo is looking West from the Mount Lowe Motorway towards Mount Lukens in the Angeles National Forest.
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Look Out !1878 viewsTaken 4/6/06
While driving along the Saddle Road that goes between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, my Brother and I encountered this warning sign. We had read about the Military Base located in the area and the possibility of encountering Military Vehicles or Aircraft, but seeing this sign added a little excitement to the trip.
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Mauna Kea1929 viewsTaken Kea 4/6/06
There are currently thirteen working telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea. They include the largest optical/infrared telescopes in the world (the Keck telescopes), the largest dedicated infrared telescope (UKIRT) and the largest submillimeter telescope in the world (the JCMT). In this photo taken near the 13,796 Foot Summit you can see (from left to right) the Subaru Telescope, the 2 W.M. Keck Telescopes and the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility.
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Mauna Loa1719 viewsTaken 4/6/06
Rising gradually to approximately 13,679 feet above sea level, Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on our planet. This enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai`i and by itself amounts to about 85 percent of all the other Hawaiian Islands combined. Mauna Loa is among Earth’s most active volcanoes, having erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984. This photo was taken from the 13, 796 foot Summit of Mauna Kea.
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Medley1704 viewsTaken 11/10/03
Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. I took this while experimenting with my first Digital Camera, an Olympus C-5050. I thought it was a beautiful medley of food, people and color.
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