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Steve Troletti (Stefano)
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2015 CHALLENGE, WEEK 33: MACRO – CARBONATION

The rules are pretty simple:

Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+, Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2015.

The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.

The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.

Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2015 Photo Challenge is fun and easy.
Are you ready for a new macro challenge? Ready for your creativity to bubble up? This week we will be doing macros of carbonation! This challenge can be done with any kind of fizzy beverage. Try different kinds of beverages and see how the bubbles differ and how the colors make a difference in the …
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Larry Nelson

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2015 CHALLENGE, WEEK 33: MACRO – CARBONATION
Double Shot Glass
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Jeff Edwards

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WEEK 33: MACRO – CARBONATION
 
A Corona with lime -- how you beat the heat in Texas!
 
Canon Rebel T6s
Canon 100mm f2.8L macro
3.2sec @ f/13; ISO 400

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Bear Smith

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2015 CHALLENGE, WEEK 32 ARCHITECTURE – SYMMETRY
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Seattle municipal tower as seen from the Columbia tower 
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Trevor Carpenter
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Welcome back to another week of architectural photography. I want to highlight that when I first created this community, I was set on helping photographers of all skills and abilities in growing towards whatever they considered “the next level”. I had made friends with a number of photographers, primarily through photowalking and old photo sharing …
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Larry Nelson

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2015 CHALLENGE, WEEK 31 OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY – CROSS POLARIZATION MACRO
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Paul Skudlarek

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PhotoChallenge.org 2015 week 30: Numbers - SEQUENCE

“PC Guardian” — A PC Guardian combination cable lock, connected to my MacBook Pro.

Canon Rebel T3i (600D), 24mm lens, ISO 100, f/10 for 3.2 sec.

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“PC Guardian” — A PC Guardian combination cable lock, connected to my MacBook Pro.
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Week 30 - Numbers: Sequence 
This has not been my best week for this challenge. This is also not one of my better photos, but I love my living room clock and it did the job this week. Always room for improvement, right?! Right  #Photochallenge2015  
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Jeff Edwards

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WEEK 30 – NUMBERS: SEQUENCE

Take your pick -- kPa or psi....

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Bear Smith

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Week 28: Architecture - LIGHT SOURCE 
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Larry Nelson

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2015 challenge, week 34: Numbers – Odd groups
3 Bugz On Flower
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Eric Wentling

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#photochallenge2015 My first attempt at messing with carbonation!
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Paul Skudlarek

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Week 31: Outdoor Photography - WILDLIFE PRESERVATION

“Georgian Bay Sunrise” — A mid-August sunrise peeks over an island in the Georgian Bay. Surrounded by other cottages on nearby islands, this island in particular has been largely designated as "crown land", meaning it is owned by either the Canadian federal government or (in the case of this island) the local provincial crown, and cannot be developed while government-held, remaining wild. Wildlife ranging from seagulls and loons to chipmunks to black bears are known to inhabit the area. 

Canon Rebel T3i (600D), 18-250mm lens at 18mm, ISO 100, f/16 for 1/20 sec.

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"Georgian Bay Sunrise" – A mid-August sunrise peeks over an island in the Georgian Bay. Surrounded by other cottages on nearby islands, this island in particular has been largely designated as "crown land", meaning it is owned by either the Canadian federal government or (in the case of this island) the local provincial crown, and cannot be developed while government-held, remaining wild. Wildlife ranging from seagulls and loons to chipmunks to b...
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Jeff Edwards

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WEEK 32 ARCHITECTURE – SYMMETRY

The MD Anderson Library on the University of Houston campus.  The limestone and round entrance is what caught my eye -- the fisheye lens adds to the effect. 

Square crop and "mild" distortion correction done in Lightroom.

Canon Rebel T6s
Rokinon 8mm fisheye
f11 @ 1/250sec, ISO 800

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Larry Nelson

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2015 CHALLENGE, WEEK 32 ARCHITECTURE – SYMMETRY
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The James J. Hill House in Saint Paul, Minnesota, was built by railroad magnate James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Rugged stone, massive scale and fine detail. Built in 1891, it is 36,000 sq.ft on five floors with 13 bathrooms, 22 fireplaces, 16 crystal chandeliers, a two-story sky lit art gallery and a 100-foot reception hall. His mansion symbolized success with a Richardsonian Romanesque style.
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WEEK 31 OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY – CECIL THE LION

Cinco Ranch is an 8000+ acre master planned community west of Houston.  In the midst of these thousands of homes, the planners have maintained the wetlands that are the headwater for Buffalo Bayou.  Houston owes its nickname of "The Bayou City" to Buffalo Bayou.  

This bayou continues to thrive and continues to be home to wild hogs, herons, egrets, bobcats, and countless reptiles (including the turtle you see here as well as alligators and snakes).

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Week 31 Outdoor Photography - Wildlife Preservation
I'm not in a position to do the technical challenge so I stuck with the challenge most near and dear my heart. Preservation of our wildlife. I'm lucky enough to have many preservation areas in my immediate area and I love to go and just BE with nature. Listening to it; Being still with it; Smelling it. I've found many great photo ops while walking and sitting within the safe realms of these preservation areas. As I snapped off shot after shot, I captured this shot of a Bee. I've been hearing and reading about honeybees dying ( I don't believe my bee is a honeybee, but still...)  it concerns me greatly. I'm so thankful there are places where wildlife can remain undisturbed and hopefully thrive as we humans tear down and concrete over everything. The concrete jungle keeps growing and growing and it saddens me greatly. We all need to be doing our part to ensure all creatures, big and small, have their natural habitats to do what they need to do. If I could, I would buy up every large wooded area before some developer had a chance to and just let it be. Wildlife needs to be where they are meant to be, and do what they need to do. OUR lives depend on it! Stepping down off of the soap box #Photochallenge2015  
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Steve Troletti (Stefano)
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MEMBERS REQUESTED A NEW MORE TECHNICAL CHALLENGE. THIS IS THE NEW CHALLENGE. THE CECIL THE LION CHALLENGE IS STILL IN EFFECT. READ THE BLOG FOR DETAILS. THANKS
I believe that by now we've all heard the story of Cecil the Lion. It's raised a great deal of debate over Trophy Hunting and Wild Life Preservation.
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Bear Smith

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2015 CHALLENGE, WEEK 30 – NUMBERS: SEQUENCE
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Bear Smith

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WEEK 29:  OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY, LITTER IN NATURE.
I tore down an old barn on my property, there is still a bit of rubble obstructing my view
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