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Faro, Algarve - Portugal


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Meu agradecimento por cada visita, comentário, convite, premio e favorito!

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Armação da Piedade - Gov. Celso Ramos - SC - Brasil


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Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah, proved to be a wonderful surprise, many Red rock Canyonds and buttes, reminding me of my trip to Monument Valley two years earlier.

part of the building facade reflected on the tanks to water capture, in the front of the Water Museum , in Blumenau - SC - Brasil Brazil


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The light looked so mystical, the sense of awe and beauty completely overwhelmed me.

Full frame, no post processing… as shot


Explore Highest position #19 on Friday, March 28, 2008

Uploaded on 25 March 2008


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The Storm passing over head, a strange mixture of sunny and stormy weather.

Geese against the sunset over Loch Raven (near Baltimore, Maryland), with fill flash.

To bee honest, I didn't want the friendly little bug in my shot. Oh well. Came out alright.


The Challenge Factory Winner: March 2009


pre*Game ChallengesWinner: June 2011


*Game Winner: June 2011


Super Hero Challenges Winner: July 10, 2011


FAVES CONTEST Winner: July 11, 2011


Show Biz Challenges Winner: July 16, 2011

The Wheel of Excellence (Perth's Big Wheel) Downtown Perth, Western Australia.


UPDATE: July 10, 2011 - - To sort-of update these shots, this travelling wheel has since been deconstructed and moved on to another location! Sad to say, but the Perth downtown scene has one less interesting subject to shoot these days!


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The Challenge Factory > Ultimate Grind

3Way Challenge

*Challenge You* > CY^2

Show Biz Challenges > Red Carpet Event > Walk of Fame > Casting Couch > Hollywood Legends

Super Hero Challenges > Ultra Hero Winner:

pre*Game Challenges


The Mother of All Challenge Groups > The Grandmother Award

You Rock! Challenges

The Pinnacle

The Storybook Challenge

Foto Competition

Friendly Challenges

*Game > Sweep > *GameX2 Showcase

Featured in the group: Contest: 50+ faves : 2. place / Runner Up/Thanks!


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Meu agradecimento por cada visita, comentário, convite, premio e favorito!

My thank you for each visit, kind comment, invite, award and fave!


Ushuaia is the capital of Provincia de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina.

It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world.


Ushuaia was founded on October 12, 1884, and the meaning of its name in Yámana language is "bay that penetrates towards the west."


Ushuaia is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the Martial mountain range and on the south by the Beagle Channel.



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To celebrate I have found in my archives this Dominca Caribbean Island Humming Bird.


Blue-headed Hummingbird (Cyanophaia bicolor), only found in Dominica, and Martinique

This beautiful Caribbean Island is home to this tiny Humming Bird,

Tired from a day in the mall, I suspect....



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This was taken at a hotel, called Hacienda

Puerta Campeche, in Campeche, Mexico. The color version is here.


Faves Contest winner on September 14, 2007.

Seen on my garden Lavender, this morning, This tiny butterfly is about the size of your thumbnail.

"The Evzones, or Evzoni, (Greek: Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι) is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Today, it refers to the members of the Proedriki Froura (Presidential Guard), an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Άγνωστος Στρατιώτης) and the Presidential Mansion. The Evzones are also known, colloquially, as Tsoliades (Greek: Τσολιάδες; singular: Τσολιάς - Tsolias).

Though the Presidential Guard is a predominantly ceremonial unit, all Evzones are volunteers drawn from the Hellenic Army's Infantry, Artillery and Armoured Corps. Prospective Evzones are usually identified at the Army Recruit Training Centres during Basic Training; there is a minimum height requirement of 1.86 meters to join, and the soldier must serve a minimum of 6 months with an operational Army unit before beginning Evzone training.

The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts[1] who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier, especially among foreigners." - Wikipedia:

- Taken at (0º, 00', 00") the half of the world, Ecuator.

- Tomada en (0º, 00', 00") la mitad del mundo, Ecuador.

In a den high on the Rock live Gibraltar's most famous residents, the Barbary Apes, the only wild primates in all Europe. Friendly, charming and inquisitive, the apes have lived on the Rock for centuries.


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The Saco da Fazenda (SF) is a semi-enclosed coastal water body artificially made and inserted in the urban

scenario of Itajaí city. The SF was created from the enterprise of retification of the access channel to the Port of Itajaí.

The last curvature of the lower estuary was isolated from the main channel, and then creating the SF. Nowadays it is a

depositional basin for the sediments from the Itajaí-Açu River and from small streams which drains the Itajaí City



O Saco da Fazenda (SF) é um corpo de água

costeiro restrito inserido no cenário urbano de Itajaí.

Este ambiente foi criado artificalmente pela

intervenção de obras de engenharia no baixo estuário

do rio Itajaí-Açu.

O SF foi criada a partir da retificação do canal de acesso ao Porto de Itajaí.

Snapped in August, 2010.


This is one of those "evolving" alleys where old works are replaced, (and planned), by new fresh art. Sometimes the older stuff remains or, only remains in bits and pieces. It took me a year to learn this.


The following is the 2010 gallery from August. Enjoy


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The Challenge Factory

3Way Challenge

*Challenge You*

pre*Game Challenges > Sweep Showcase > DUEL Showcase



Foto Competition


Täna oli Viljandis imeilus ilm 78° F. / 26° C , on SUVI.

Today was lovely sunny day 78° F. / 26° C. Summer is here.

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The Apuseni Mountains represent one of the most interesting tourist sites in Romania. The karstic rocky relief (about 400 caves), as well as the specific flora and fauna are as many reasons for calling these mountains a natural reserve.


In Summer time, farmers are leading their herds of cows and flocks of sheep in the high mountain, where they rest until the first snowfall. You may admire on the high pastures the "hodai", Summer houses used by local people, while being with their herds in the mountains.

One of the main points of interest is the Aries Valley, including the beautiful villages of Albac, Garda, Arieseni.

They've constructed sturdy paths that allow you to walk up and down and enjoy every blowhole at point-blank range.


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"The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναὸς τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου Διός, Naos tou Olympiou Dios), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.

The temple's glory was short-lived, as it fell into disuse after being pillaged in a barbarian invasion in the 3rd century AD. It was probably never repaired and was reduced to ruins thereafter. In the centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, the temple was extensively quarried for building materials to supply building projects elsewhere in the city. Despite this, substantial remains remain visible today and it continues to be a major tourist attraction." - Wikipedia:,_Athens

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Thank you everyone for your nice comments, invites and faves!

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We've bought some incense sticks, so it's time for some smoke shots.

Based on the instructions from, I had some fun :)



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will kindle burn paper : shane mason


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At the New (Queen's) Mosque in Istanbul.


This photos were published as part of an article in a 'pop culture' magazine, RE:UP, about blind photographers. See the rest of the set here.


highest #514 in interestingness (on 2007-03-18), but fell off.


Winner of The OTHER No Theme - 25+ Faves Contest on June 24th, 2007.

Featured in Challenge: From your last 10 uploads / winner / Thanks!


Featured in Challenge: 1-9 faves / unanimous winner / thanks!


Featured in Challenge: Smiling / Winner/ Thanks!


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Faves Contest winner September 21, 2007.

Settlement, just past the gas station. Use the steps beside the gift shop to find this area


Challenge Victories


Super Hero Challenges > Sweep

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*Challenge You*


These trees were spotted by the side of the road near the Sking town of Aspen Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains.

Congratulations to all of the participants who helped to raise money at the 4th annual Bikinis for Breast Cancer event held May 20, 2012 at Sunshine Village, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

This one is for my friend Donna,

Encountered on the terrace of our caravan at El Portús, Cartagena, Spain.


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The youth of RSCA played at Stade (KVK). Before the end of the game it started snowing. Hard.

Update March 10, 2012:

Featured on 31 Amazing Abstract Imags (digital-photography-school)


Update July 14th, 2011:

This image has been published in the book Focus On Lighting Photos, page 174!


People keep asking me what this is :)


It's the internal drum of a dryer.



The dryer is placed on top of the washing machine, in the garage.

The camera is placed on a tripod in front of the open door, and the garage is completely dark. Before the start of the exposure, I power on the washing machine. This makes a lot of red lights (leds in fact) to lighten up. The light of these leds is reflected into the dryer with a mirror placed under the camera lens.


That's all there is to it :)

No postprocessing needed, this is SOOC.



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Explored: highest #151 (History on BigHugeLabs and Xplor-Stats)




Was on display on the DZL exhibition on November 14th, 2009

Cultureel Centrum de Guldenberg in Wevelgem


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Trying out new software for downloading my Camera, I took a few shots as experiments, This one really surprised me, as there was no thought given when taking the image.

A Canadian Christmas.


Found at Trapper Bill's Saloon, Sunshine Village, Banff, Alberta, Canada.