Nitrogen[N]7

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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  • Alper T. 5y

    wuhooo!!
    niiiceeeee :))

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    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Craig Sharp 5y

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

    Caught my eye straight away.. love it !!!!!! x x x
  • pacifist_soldier 5y

    nice!
  • 10v10 5y

    another winner. really interesting info. about nitrogen.
  • Red All Over 5y

    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!
  • Matt 5y

    You're just too good. :D Excellentness. Love the description. We are all learning! haha
  • Paul Smith 5y

    Think I'm going to wind up favouriting every imagie in this set. This is outstanding !
  • Man In The Hat 5y

    Gonna be interesting to see what you do for element number 36. :-D
  • Craig Sharp 5y

    Man In The Hat 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
  • tristand123 5y

    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!
  • JIM OR JAMES BURTON 5y

    nice photoshop work
  • Randi Boice 5y

    Craig Sharp 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 :-)
  • Steve 5y

    This is really great, Randi.
  • Lara Wernet 4y

    wow, impressing!
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