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All Eyes: A Friday morning rainbow photo by Skip O’Rourke

I am always looking at the sky. I love clouds, storms and rain - the power and beauty of nature. This morning I was at Hendrics Lake in Brandon when I looked to the western sky and saw this rainbow against the clouds. It was beautiful. Rainbows can fade in a second, so instead of getting my pro gear I grabbed my iPhone. I focused on the clouds and pushed the photo a little darker so that the clouds would have definition. Took a couple of frames and then just watched knowing that if you start your day watching a rainbow, life is good!!

[Skip O’Rourke | Times]

I am always looking at the sky. I love clouds, storms and rain - the power and beauty of nature. This morning I was at Hendrics Lake in Brandon when I looked to the western sky and saw this rainbow against the clouds. It was beautiful. Rainbows can fade in a second, so instead of getting my pro gear I grabbed my iPhone. I focused on the clouds and pushed the photo a little darker so that the clouds would have definition. Took a couple of frames and then just watched knowing that if you start your day watching a rainbow, life is good!!

I am always looking at the sky. I love clouds, storms and rain - the power and beauty of nature. This morning I was at Hendrics Lake in Brandon when I looked to the western sky and saw this rainbow against the clouds. It was beautiful. Rainbows can fade in a second, so instead of getting my pro gear I grabbed my iPhone. I focused on the clouds and pushed the photo a little darker so that the clouds would have definition. Took a couple of frames and then just watched knowing that if you start your day watching a rainbow, life is good!!

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Photo poll: Help pick the Staff Photo of the Week

1. (Published August 28, 2015) Lightning is seen behind the St. Petersburg Pier Thursday, August 20, 2015.

[John Pendygraft | Times]

1. (Published August 28, 2015) Lightning is seen behind the St. Petersburg Pier Thursday, August 20, 2015.

This gallery features images that were published in the Tampa Bay Times from August 28, 2015 through September 3, 2015. Since we never publish every image from a photo shoot, we've also included some images that did not make it into print. (Please scroll down to cast your vote. If you can't see all seven photos, please click "Full Story" at the bottom of the post.)

Wanna find out which photo received the most votes in last week's poll?

Visit the Times image archive to license or purchase a reprint of any image shown above or to see some more photos from the week.

Selected by Times photo archivist Amanda DeArmon

 

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All Eyes photo gallery: Photos from the 2015 IFA trade show

A visitor looks at display of Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones at the Samsung stand during a press day at the 2015 IFA consumer electronics and appliances trade fair on September 3, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The 2015 IFA will be open to the public from September 4-9.

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A visitor looks at display of Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones at the Samsung stand during a press day at the 2015 IFA consumer electronics and appliances trade fair on September 3, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The 2015 IFA will be open to the public from September 4-9.

From the IFA website: "IFA is the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. It takes place from September 4 to 9, 2015 in Berlin."

If you get excited by phrases such as "water-cooled laptop" and "Skylake processor" then you'll probably enjoy these photos from press day at IFA 2015.

 

Selected and posted by Times Photo Archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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All Eyes photo gallery: Heartwrenching images of migrants in Europe

A Syrian migrant holds her daughter as they wait to be processed across a border crossing into Macedonia for migrants September 2, 2015 in Idomeni, Greece.  Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A Syrian migrant holds her daughter as they wait to be processed across a border crossing into Macedonia for migrants September 2, 2015 in Idomeni, Greece. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.

Harrowing and beautiful images continue to pour out of Europe, much as refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and other countries continue pouring into Germany and other European nations.

Here are some of the most recent photos documenting this unfolding human tragedy.

Read more about the ongoing migrant crisis at tampabay.com.

 

Selected and posted by Times Photo Archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

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Cape Canaveral launch sets bay area skies aglow

A glowing cloud floats in the eastern sky over St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

A glowing cloud floats in the eastern sky over St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning.

I noticed the weird light first.

It was pitch black out except for what looked like a fireball streaking across the sky. While walking my dog in the Crescent Heights neighborhood of St. Petersburg, I was witnessing the spectacle of an Atlas V rocket launch that blasted off shortly after 6 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

It was a little scary and beautiful at the same time. I’m glad I had my phone to record the moment but wish I had a little better camera!

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All Eyes photo gallery: Photos from the 2015 Little League World Series

Lewisberry, Pa.'s Dylan Rodenhaber (18) runs home to a celebration with teammates after hitting a grand slam off Japan's Masafuji Nishijima in the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Lewisberry, Pa.'s Dylan Rodenhaber (18) runs home to a celebration with teammates after hitting a grand slam off Japan's Masafuji Nishijima in the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

On Sunday, the 2015 Little League World Series concluded. Eight U.S. teams and eight teams from around the world competed in the 10-day event.

Here are some great wire photos from the championship game - played in front of over 42,000 fans - between the Tokyo Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo, Japan and the Red Land Little League of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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All Eyes photo gallery: Migrants flood into Europe seeking refuge

A migrant waits to board the train that will take them towards Munich, Germany at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Migrants possessing valid documents and a train ticket are being allowed on international trains at the station.

(Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP)

A migrant waits to board the train that will take them towards Munich, Germany at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Migrants possessing valid documents and a train ticket are being allowed on international trains at the station.

From today's AP wire: "European nations this year have been overwhelmed by a torrent of migrants fleeing violence and poverty, with over 332,000 arriving so far, and have disagreed strongly on how to handle the crush. Germany has taken on far more migrants than others in the 28-nation bloc, while the front-line border nations of Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary have faced police clashes with migrants, scuffles between migrants and even deaths at sea as thousands daily cross the Mediterranean in unseaworthy smugglers' boats."

Here are some images from the past two days.

Read more about the ongoing migrant crisis at tampabay.com.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

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BOOM!: NASA releases images of shock wave created by supersonic jet

This schlieren image dramatically displays the shock wave of a supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert. Researchers used NASA-developed image processing software to remove the desert background, then combined and averaged multiple frames to produce a clear picture of the shock waves.

NASA

This schlieren image dramatically displays the shock wave of a supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert. Researchers used NASA-developed image processing software to remove the desert background, then combined and averaged multiple frames to produce a clear picture of the shock waves.

The New York Times writes about this exciting image released by NASA on Aug. 25:

Exceeding speeds of 760 miles per hour, supersonic jets pierce the sound barrier with a resounding "BOOM!"

Now, NASA researchers have captured high-resolution images of the shock waves that generate the thunderous moment. They released the new image searlier this week.

Scientists from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center and Ames Research Center used a 150-year old technique called schlieren photography to reveal how air flowed around the jet as it blasted through the sky.

The Times also explained how the photo was made: 

To take this supersonic shot, NASA pilots flew a jet thousands of feet beneath a second airplane equipped with a high-speed camera. The second plane caught the moment that the jet exceeded Mach 1, the speed of sound.

By using special software, the researchers eliminated the desert background, enabling the usually invisible shock waves, vortices and engine plume to emerge. The researchers said that they hope these images will help them improve designs for future supersonic flights.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Best NFL photos from the weekend

A fan taunts Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots as he takes the field during their preseason NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 28, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

A fan taunts Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots as he takes the field during their preseason NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 28, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Here are 20 photos from week 3 of NFL preseason action.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

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Photos of the week for August 21-August 27: Seven wire images published in the Tampa Bay Times

A Syrian migrant woman carries her child away upon their arrival by a dinghy at the southeastern Greek island of Kos, Greece, early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Greece this year has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 landing so far.

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A Syrian migrant woman carries her child away upon their arrival by a dinghy at the southeastern Greek island of Kos, Greece, early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Greece this year has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 landing so far.

On Friday we posted seven great staff images that were published in the Tampa Bay Times (or tbt*, our free daily newspaper) from August 21, 2015 through August 27, 2015. Today we are featuring seven great wire photos that were published during that same period.


Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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Photo poll: Help pick the Reader Photo of the Week!

1. Sunset along Bay Point Dr.

Submitted by John Alexander, Treasure Island, FL.

1. Sunset along Bay Point Dr.

Every day, the Tampa Bay Times publishes a reader-submitted photo on the front page of the BayLink section of the paper. We invite you to vote for the one you like the best. (Please scroll down to cast your vote.)

 

To view our "best of" gallery for reader photos, or to license or purchase a reprint of any image in this gallery, please visit the Times image archive.

Wanna find out which photo received the most votes in last week's poll?

 

Posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

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Looking back at Katrina: Photos and reflections from Times staff photographers

(August 29, 2005) An unidentified resident of the 8th Ward of New Orleans waits to be rescued after tidal surge overwhelmed a levy near communities in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, flooding a majority of the homes to their roof lines.

[Douglas R. Clifford | Times]

(August 29, 2005) An unidentified resident of the 8th Ward of New Orleans waits to be rescued after tidal surge overwhelmed a levy near communities in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, flooding a majority of the homes to their roof lines.

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Tampa Bay Times Director of Photography Boyzell Hosey went through our archives to find some of the most compelling images captured by the Times staff photographers who were sent to cover that terrible storm and its aftermath. Collectively, they paint a picture of people struggling to survive and endure under horrible circumstances.

Here are reflections on Katrina from several of those photographers. …

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Photo poll: Help pick the Staff Photo of the Week

1. (Published August 23, 2015) Children climb the stairs of a tenement in the Helping Land section of Tondo, a slum in Manila. Most of the residents in the densely populated district lack access to clean water, housing, education and health care. Manila, on the Philippine island of Luzon, is a vibrant, charming city still emerging from the devastation of the Battle of Manila during World War II. A visit in April, 70 years after the city was destroyed, revealed a lively arts culture and thriving business class hamstrung by threadbare infrastructure and corrupt government.

[Ben Montgomery | Times]

1. (Published August 23, 2015) Children climb the stairs of a tenement in the Helping Land section of Tondo, a slum in Manila. Most of the residents in the densely populated district lack access to clean water, housing, education and health care. Manila, on the Philippine island of Luzon, is a vibrant, charming city still emerging from the devastation of the Battle of Manila during World War II. A visit in April, 70 years after the city was destroyed, revealed a lively arts culture and thriving business class hamstrung by threadbare infrastructure and corrupt government.

This gallery includes images that were published in the Tampa Bay Times from August 21, 2015 through August 27, 2015. Since we never publish every image from a photo shoot, we've also included some images that did not make it into print. (Please scroll down to cast your vote.)


Wanna find out which photo received the most votes in last week's poll?

Visit the Times image archive to license or purchase a reprint of any image shown above or to see some more photos from the week.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

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All Eyes: Our photographers take great photos even when they’re asleep!

Lightning is seen behind the St. Petersburg Pier Thursday, August 20, 2015.

[John Pendygraft | Times]

Lightning is seen behind the St. Petersburg Pier Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Sometime last Thursday while I was sleeping I made a pretty cool picture of a lightning strike behind the St. Petersburg Pier.

Cool, because I didn't even know there was a lightning storm. And cool because, well, I was sleeping.

My former boss Jack Sheppard had the idea of doing a time lapse of the Pier when they (finally) got around to demolishing it. He volunteered a great view from the window of his mother-in-law, Bonnie Rohrbaugh.

I set the camera up last week with a remote control that takes one picture every ten minutes. Those pictures will eventually become a time lapse video that will show the Pier coming down in about one minute.

Yesterday I stopped by Bonnie's condo to see if the camera was still clicking away. I pulled the pictures off to see how things were going and saw this one in the middle of several hundred nearly identical frames of the Pier taken over the course of six days.

Booya!

I guess if you take enough pictures of anything, lightning will eventually strike.

So keep on clicking Tampa Bay!

John Pendygraft, Times staff photographer

 

 

 

 

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All Eyes: Reflections on this morning's storm clouds

Dark storm clouds gathering to the west behind the Tampa skyline as thunderstorms move out of the Gulf of Mexico. Shot just east of downtown Tampa early Thursday morning. Two of my favorite things storms and reflections. Shot with an iPhone

[Skip O’Rourke | Times]

Dark storm clouds gathering to the west behind the Tampa skyline as thunderstorms move out of the Gulf of Mexico. Shot just east of downtown Tampa early Thursday morning. Two of my favorite things storms and reflections. Shot with an iPhone

Dark storm clouds gathering to the west behind the Tampa skyline as thunderstorms move out of the Gulf of Mexico. Shot just east of downtown Tampa early Thursday morning (8/27/15). Two of my favorite things are storms and reflections. Shot with an iPhone

Skip O'Rourke, Times staff photographer

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