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Viewing terrace. Tanguá Park, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.


This park was inaugurated in 1996, the Tanguá Park surprises with its beauty as an example of urban space being re-utilized - on one old complex of disactivated quarries -, and it is part of the Barigüi river preservation project joining Tingüi and Barigüi parks. This park with an area of 450 thousand square meters has two quarries connected by a 45 meter tunnel that may be crossed on foot by a path over the water. It can be visited by boat or on foot (hiking). The park has a cooper and bicycle track, snack bar, belvedere and Poty Lazzarotto garden.


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Parue Barigui, Curitiba, PR, Brazil


Here's wishing you all a wondeful Thursday and thanks for visiting!

And my cat saying " which one is mine?"

Et mon chat-chat qui dit "Lequel est le mien?" Lagoon Teacups

Saw this amazing country landscape between Nighthawk border crossing and Oroville, Washington, USA

Highest explore position: #3


Repost: fotowedstrijd Utrechts Landschap gewonnen. Deze foto komt in, en wellicht op de cover van hun kwartaalblad. Trots:-) I won a photocompetition with this photo. The photo will be published in (and maybe even as the cover of) the magazine of Utrechts Landschap. The organization that protects nature in the province I live.


My daughter Meike running at Heidestein/ Bornia estate, Zeist, The Netherlands


This is a precious little boy with his favorite toy, a bicycle. Peruvian families appreciate what they have. The boy was quite intrigued with my camera, and I am proud of this photo. Amazon CARES is an organization that deals with public health and children´s education issues as well as animal rescue.


Esto es un chico muy pobre con su juguete favorito, una bicicleta. Las familias peruanas aprecian lo que ellos tienen. El chico fue interesante bastante con mi cámara, y yo estoy orgulloso de esta foto. Amazon CARES es una organización que trata con el salud de los niños y asuntos de la educación así como el rescate de animales.


Read more at and remember to follow your dreams!


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Summer reflections of our log cabin, red pontoon boat and blue skies in the lake on Bluebird Estates, Alberta, Canada.


Featured on Artist Spotlight group Front Page:


HMB! Thanks for visiting

(Explore #173: Jul 19, 2009)


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Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms.[1] In the atmospheric electrical discharge, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 60,000 m/s (220,000 km/h), and can reach temperatures approaching 30,000 °C (54,000 °F), hot enough to fuse silica sand into glass channels known as fulgurites which are normally hollow and can extend some distance into the ground.[2][3] There are some 16 million lightning storms in the world every year.[4]


Lightning can also occur within the ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, or can be caused by violent forest fires which generate sufficient dust to create a static charge.[1][5]


How lightning initially forms is still a matter of debate:[6] Scientists have studied root causes ranging from atmospheric perturbations (wind, humidity, friction, and atmospheric pressure) to the impact of solar wind and accumulation of charged solar particles.[4] Ice inside a cloud is thought to be a key element in lightning development, and may cause a forcible separation of positive and negative charges within the cloud, thus assisting in the formation of lightning.[4]


No time to post another photo today. My sister, Trinimusic2008 (Judy) , is flying in from Toronto for a visit. Will visit when I can. Enjoy your day and thanks for dropping by.

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An abandoned, leaf-covered dock in Fall at the Toronto Islands.

Yes I'm still busy..


But I won my first real photocompetition! At least, I'm in the last eight nominees and I am proud with that :D


The competition is from the local newspaper and it was about the renewal from Groningen. I entered this photo

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[Worn smooth after centuries of foot traffic, the stone] ramp inside the first northern buttress leads to the upper galleries that overlook the nave [of Hagia Sophia]. The view of the nave becomes all the more splendid from the top making it an exhilarating experience altogether. Certain sections of these galleries were exclusively reserved for the Empress and the other ladies of the court while other parts of the gallery were used for meetings of the Church council. The center of the upper gallery was the domain of the Empress, and was known as the Loge of the Empress. The place where the throne of the Empress stood is marked by a round, green stone. The royal ladies would sit there and watch the proceedings that took place below.


The galleries were richly decorated with mosaics which depicted various religious fables. Some of the best preserved ones can be seen in the southern side of the gallery. The Deesis is one such mosaic, which probably dates back to 1261. and is situated in the Imperial enclosure of the upper gallery, [...].


The Hagia Sophia of Istanbul was converted to a museum by none other than its first President, Ataturk, as a tribute to the Republic of Turkey in 1935.


Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday and thanks so much for dropping by.

Smena 8M, Fuji Provia 100F (Cross processing). For international photocompetition SmenaWorld-2012.

I ended up with quite a few photos of this Big Wheel after I decided to enter a photocompetition to win a free ride.

Others can be seen via the flickr tag "Brighton Wheel"

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Fork lightning over Lake Ontario in the Wake of the storm.

(Explore #390: Jun 28, 2009)


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So, I'm experimenting again with interior sunset SP shadows. Here the setting sun behind me casts an interesting shadow on a door of our home in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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So romantic watching the moon rise over Balneário Eliana beach in Guaratuba, PR, Brazil .


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I cannot believe the skies lately.. It's getting more beautiful daily... something gooooood is going to happen; 4 sure!


Dit MOET 'n goeie teken wees van Bo.. net te awesome om nie so te glo nie :)

Shortlisted for the 2014 Park Photography Competition

Category: 'Parks are for People'

Description: My favourite season in Calderstones Park is Autumn

Location: Calderstones Park


Late last year, for the first time in my life, I joined a photo competition, an open category nation-wide one. I never expect to win anything. Very very tough challenge pitting my small simple point & shoot camera (a Canon A630) against those pro, semi-pro & serious hobbyists with their big powerful DSLR. The results were announced on 26th Feb this year. There were over 8000 entries for the open category and only 63 were selected as winners. Imagine my utter surprise and joy when against all odds, my photo won a Merit Award!

What did I won? Beside the glory, S$100 cash(cheque), a Nikon CoolPix L21, a certificate and a 5R photo of my entry.


Full story in my blog: 24 Seven Heartland Beats Photography Competition


My Winning Photo (original): A Glimpse of Paradise Lost

Woolacombe - Credit SW coast path

Man in the winter distant and glowing light.

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The sun rises behind Pathfinder, docked in an icy Spadina Quay.

Winner of the danish national photocompetition at TV2 vejret: Shoot the danish weather.

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(Explore #239: Jul 15, 2009)


Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada


The Lions Gate Bridge, officially known as the First Narrows Bridge,[1] is a suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the North Shore municipalities of the District of North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and West Vancouver. The term "Lions Gate" reflects the Lions, a pair of mountain peaks north of Vancouver.


The total length of the bridge including the north viaduct is 1,823 metres (5,890 feet). The length including approach spans is 1,517.3 m (4,978 ft), the main span alone is 473 m (1,550 ft), the tower height is 111 m (364 ft), and it has a ship's clearance of 61 m (200 ft). Prospect Point in Stanley Park offered a good high south end to the bridge, but the low flat delta land to the north required construction of the extensive North Viaduct.


The bridge has three reversible lanes, the use of which is indicated by signals. The centre lane changes direction to accommodate for traffic patterns. The traffic volume on the bridge is 60,000 - 70,000 vehicles per day. Trucks exceeding 13 tonnes (14.3 tons) are prohibited, as are vehicles using studded tires. The bridge forms part of Highways 99 and 1A.


On 24 March 2005, the Lions Gate Bridge was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.[2]

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The Super moon of 2013 setting over Toronto Harbour around 4am.


This Picture was taken in my hometown before a huge snow storm moved in and snowed us in...

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Couldn't resist another shot of these pomegranate reflections on our granite kitchen island.


The pomegranate has appeared in myths, legends, art and history for centuries. Associated with health and rebirth, some scholars even place the pomegranate in the Garden of Eden, instead of an apple. Known as one of the earliest cultivated fruits, they may date back to 2000 B.C. and are still a fruit of fascination today.


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