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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.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curitiba

 

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Parue Barigui, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

 

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

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

Highest explore position: #3

 

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 www.amazoncares.org 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: www.flickr.com/groups/artists_spotlight/

 

HMB! Thanks for visiting

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

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Blogged here: artrock2006.blogspot.com/2009/10/good-vibrations.html

 

Click here to see Art Rock Hennie's Tribute Gallery of 18 of my photos, including this one:

www.flickr.com/photos/artrock2006/galleries/7215762378635...

  

My experimentation with goatsbeard seedheads continues. This one is all about colour, textures and shapes. I like the abstract quality that I have achieved here, hope you do too.

 

Click here to see more of my seedhead experiments:

 

fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/peggyhr,seedhead

  

The title is taken from the 1966 song by The Beach Boys and this cut is from their 1976 tour. Enjoy!

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC2gZMNkyJo

 

Be happy whatever you do this weekend and thanks for visiting.

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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.

 

www.hagia-sophia.net/upper_gallery.htm

 

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

(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]

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning

 

No time to post another photo today. My sister, Trinimusic2008 (Judy) , www.flickr.com/photos/29482098@N04/ is flying in from Toronto for a visit. Will visit when I can. Enjoy your day and thanks for dropping by.

Smena 8M, Fuji Provia 100F (Cross processing). For international photocompetition SmenaWorld-2012. issuu.com/nesmelov/docs/smenaworld-2012?mode=window

Nicolas Teichrob

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

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"

(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

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

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

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

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

 

Woolacombe - Credit SW coast path

A small bird perched on the end of a stick poking out of a lake.

 

Competitions

 

- Orange Blossom Festival 2017

Well, The decision is made, These are my final choices. All I have left to do is mount them. I threw in the Dreamscapes as a wild card for the color plants devision. This is actually a vertical version of the earlier shot taken. Thanks to Terry for suggesting the BW rocin the vinyl, It printed out stunning.

.1. Rockin The Vinyl BW, 2. Dreamscapes, 3. Peeling Paint, Spotted Skies, 4. Childhood Wishes

 

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Archie and Hamish just relaxing in the snow

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

Man in the winter distant and glowing light.

Ladies photo comp, entries close Dec 31st 2010. www.candycranks.com

Work Photo competition, no filter, no editing

Submitted by: Sudipto Das

Country: India

Organisation:

 

Category: Professional

Caption: An elderly person makes thermometer reading surrounded by rural children at a remote village in West Bengal

 

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Photo uploaded from the #EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition (photocomp.iapb.org) held for World Sight Day 2018

The snowflakes bring out the incredible detail in each branch of every tree.

Oscar Fashion Photo Competition Entry

 

Style Details...

Hair: Truth

Gloves: :AE:

Dress: ^v^ DRBC ^v^

Stockings: ..::Knockers::.. February Freebie

Shoes: Reign.

 

♫ Greta Garbo, and Monroe

Deitrich and DiMaggio

Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean

On the cover of a magazine

 

Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean

Picture of a beauty queen

Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire

Ginger Rodgers, dance on air

 

They had style, they had grace

Rita Hayworth gave good face

Lauren, Katherine, Lana too

Bette Davis, we love you

 

Ladies with an attitude

Fellows that were in the mood

Don't just stand there, let's get to it

Strike a pose, there's nothing to it

 

Vogue, vogue ♫

 

Song: Madonna - Vogue

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