It’s that time of year, the wood stoves are getting hotter and running longer. Remember to keep those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors operational!
Jim Wilson, of Argyle, shows a wireless smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in the cellar of his home Monday, December 2, 2013. Wilson and his wife, Lucia, have an identical unit on the main level of their home Both detectors sound an alarm if one of them senses a problem. The Wilsons were awakened by the alarms last January when the chimney to their wood stove was releasing deadly levels of carbon monoxide in the basement. (Jason McKibben - firstname.lastname@example.org)
"What’re you lookin’ at?"
A broad breasted white turkey at Whitefield’s Farm in Thurman, NY.
Beautiful shot, but I bet this guy wishes he was elsewhere!
From Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013, one of 36 photos. Stuart Gibson’s photo of Sean Woolnough on a wave in Namotu Island, Fiji, was a finalist in the Spirit category. “Sean Woolnough and I were in Fiji for big swell and the wind went dead, so while we still had amazing conditions, we jumped in a Fijian long boat. This is more of a tow wave, as you can see —- paddling this wave doesn’t end well. The island jetski was out of action so we thought we’d give it a go. I dropped Sean at the top of the reef, and the ocean went flat, like someone had turned off the tap. It takes a big set to light this slab up, and as Sean sat patiently I saw a big lump coming. I started yelling, but he had no reference as to where he was on the reef so he waited and paddled for this first wave of the set. He just missed it, and when I looked back, this deep blue lump just started draining out, almost sucking him under the wave. He took one big duckdive and got under the breaking lip. On a normal wave this is fine but this thing didn’t have a back —- the reef drops to 200m out the back of this place so when it breaks it really folds. The wave had just too much power and sucked him back over the falls, it’s pretty much a surfer’s worst nightmare position, so many people claim this is photoshopped, but it certainly is not!” (© Stuart Gibson/Red Bull Illume)
#Tourists gather on the docks of #lakegeorge Wednesday to fish and snap photos. Local officials and businesses are hoping for a busy #LaborDay weekend. (at Lake George, NY)
Alex Backus,11, and his brother Zachary, 7, find relief from the sweltering heat by plunging themselves under the water at the Hudson Falls Community Pool Friday, July 5, 2013.
This photo was shot by placing my DSLR camera into a small household aquarium which was partially submerged into the water.
(Jason McKibben - email@example.com)