Nitrogen[N]7

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When you think of Nitrogen, what pops in your head? dynamite? dry ice, ammonia, nitric acid? All very common answers. Did you know that Nitrogen is used as a preferred alternative to carbon dioxide to pressurize kegs of some beers, particularly stouts and British ales, due to the smaller bubbles it produces, which make the dispensed beer smoother and headier??

Nitrogen occurs in all living organisms. It is a constituent element of amino acids and thus of proteins, and of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Also many industrially important compounds, such as ammonia, nitric acid, organic nitrates (propellants and explosives), and cyanides, contain nitrogen.

Elemental nitrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and mostly inert diatomic gas at standard conditions, constituting 78.08% by volume of Earth's atmosphere. But Nitrogen also makes a contribution to visible air glow from the Earth's upper atmosphere, through electron impact excitation followed by emission. This visible blue air glow (seen in the polar aurora and in the re-entry glow of returning spacecraft) typically results not from molecular nitrogen, but rather from free nitrogen atoms combining with oxygen to form nitric oxide (NO).

So i thought it would be fun to see how Super Girl would interact with the element :-) It was too bright for my liking though :-P Next up Oxygen!! :-)

Holy Photoshop Batman!! lol


Make/Model: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Lens: EF 50mm 1/4f USM
Shutter: 1/40sec
f-stop: f/1.4
ISO: 800

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  1. Alper Design 56 months ago | reply

    wuhooo!!
    niiiceeeee :))

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    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  2. Craig Sharp 56 months ago | reply

    No time to read...but this shot is awesome !!

    Caught my eye straight away.. love it !!!!!! x x x

  3. 10v10 56 months ago | reply

    another winner. really interesting info. about nitrogen.

  4. Red All Over 56 months ago | reply

    Fantastic! Or should I say super? Ahem.

    I love the way with each element you present all the mundane, common-place or 'did-you-know' facts before finding an excuse to produce a fantastical, eye-popping image which could be from a science-fiction film!

  5. izthistaken 56 months ago | reply

    You're just too good. :D Excellentness. Love the description. We are all learning! haha

  6. {{Paul - going, going, gone...}} [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

    Think I'm going to wind up favouriting every imagie in this set. This is outstanding !

  7. Man In The Hat 56 months ago | reply

    Gonna be interesting to see what you do for element number 36. :-D

  8. Craig Sharp 56 months ago | reply

    I am looking forward to number 14 !!

    Its just gotta have something to with Boobies :o)

    Amazing work Randi.. and its is turning out to be a fantastic idea for photographs !

    What number 365 is it ??/ you can not have long left now x

  9. tristand123 [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

    Great idea, love this series and like to see what you come up with for each element. I can see it getting a little tricky at the likes of Ununoctium though!

  10. jim.burton007 56 months ago | reply

    nice photoshop work

  11. tankgirlrs 56 months ago | reply

    lol i quit that ages ago :-P it was too much for me to do everyday... and i think i got a lot out of it :-)

  12. Steve in Wisconsin 56 months ago | reply

    This is really great, Randi.

  13. Farbenflut 46 months ago | reply

    wow, impressing!

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