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Voting has closed. The challenge theme was Smoke, defined as "a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass". Voting will end at midnight UTC on 31 December 2014


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  • ★★★ Great font! -- Colin (talk) 18:22, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ -- Another person 18:20, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ Cool. Love it. -- Yet another person 18:32, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Beautiful -- Someone else 13:30 3 January 2014 (UTC)

La Chaîne Ezulwini, Malkerns (Swaziland)Edit

 
La Chaîne Ezulwini, Malkerns.-Swaziland.
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Taken: 24 September 2007 Uploaded: 01 November 2014 Size: 2149 × 1502 (3.2 MP)

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  • ★★ -- Traumrune (talk) 20:05, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • -- Cool but nothing spectacular. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 00:17, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★★ Tells a story so very clearly. Harvest (talk)
  • I agree that this tells a story. BD2412 T 18:10, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Humo negroEdit

 
Black Smoke
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Taken: 04 March 2014 Uploaded: 01 November 2014 Size: 2000 × 3008 (6.0 MP)

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Ochakovo-Matveevskoye, Moscou, RussieEdit

 
White steam on Ochakovo-Matveevskoye (Moscou)
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Taken: 31 March 2012 Uploaded: 02 November 2014 Size: 3336 × 2529 (8.4 MP)

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This does not smoke, this is steam (water vapor). --83.237.27.39 09:42, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

  • I agree - good picture, but that is not likely to be smoke at all. BD2412 T 18:12, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

AB Feldchenstr SmokeEdit

Taken: 05 March 2013 Uploaded: 02 November 2014 Size: 2100 × 1400 (2.9 MP)

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  • ★★ -- Maproom (talk) 13:46, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • -- Wald1siedel (talk) 15:39, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ The friendly smoke of home! Harvest (talk)
  • -- A bit thin, not so easy to see. The smoke is not the star of the picture. BD2412 T 18:12, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Rauchentwicklung durch brennendes Styropor 01Edit

Taken: 01 January 0001 Uploaded: 03 November 2014 Size: 2650 × 1902 (5.0 MP)

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  • --Молли (talk) 00:05, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ -- Basvb (talk) 16:40, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ -- Auntof6 (talk) 04:53, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ -- Excellent. BD2412 T 18:13, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
  • -- Lesekreis (talk) 00:37, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Los Angeles, Universal Studios HollywoodEdit

 
Waterworld (Universal Studios Hollywood)
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Taken: 01 May 2012 Uploaded: 03 November 2014 Size: 2834 × 2998 (8.4 MP)

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  • -- Linie29 (talk) 20:40, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ Alan (talk) 03:51, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • --  deerstop. 16:04, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • -- Maasaak (talk) 15:27, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • -- Good picture, but this is an artificial scene, isn't it? I have been on the Universal tour, and this is almost an ad for it. BD2412 T 18:14, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Estrada de CacuacoEdit

 
Garbage burning on the side of Cacuaco Road, NE of Luanda (Angola)
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Taken: 05 July 2014 Uploaded: 03 November 2014 Size: 3968 × 2976 (11.8 MP)

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  • An interesting sense of scene. BD2412 T 18:15, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Brennendes ReetdachhausEdit

Taken: 31 March 2013 Uploaded: 03 November 2014 Size: 6000 × 4000 (24.0 MP)

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Brennendes Reetdachhaus 03Edit

Taken: 31 March 2013 Uploaded: 03 November 2014 Size: 6000 × 4000 (24.0 MP)

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Old steam locomotive in PontrieuxEdit

 
Old steam locomotive in Pontrieux
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Taken: 24 July 2013 Uploaded: 03 November 2014 Size: 2848 × 4288 (12.2 MP)

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Mit Volldampf durch die Erzgebirge. Sachsen. Deutschland.IMG 4017BEEdit

 
Dampflokomotive. Markersbacher Viadukt in Markersbach. Erzgebirgskres. Sachsen. Deutschland.
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Taken: 04 May 2014 Uploaded: 04 November 2014 Size: 3888 × 2592 (10.0 MP)

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Auf der Pressnitztalbahn Jöhstadt - Steinbach.Deutschland. 74 origWIEdit

 
Auf der Pressnitztalbahn Jöhstadt - Steinbach. Sachsen. Erzgebirgskreis. Sachsen.Deutschland. Foto wurde aufgenommen in Schmalzgrube bei Jöhstadt. 03.10.2010.
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Taken: 03 October 2010 Uploaded: 04 November 2014 Size: 3881 × 2585 (10.0 MP)

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Auf der Pressnitztalbahn Jöhstadt - Steinbach.Deutschland. -1-origWIEdit

 
Auf der Pressnitztalbahn Jöhstadt - Steinbach. Sachsen. Erzgebirgskreis. Sachsen.Deutschland. Foto wurde aufgenommen in Schmalzgrube bei Jöhstadt. 03.10.2010.
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Taken: 03 October 2010 Uploaded: 04 November 2014 Size: 3879 × 2583 (10.0 MP)

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Le Puy du FouEdit

Taken: 13 September 2013 Uploaded: 04 November 2014 Size: 2048 × 1322 (2.7 MP)

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2014 10 Patrouille de FranceEdit

 
2014 10 Patrouille de France
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Taken: 04 October 2014 Uploaded: 04 November 2014 Size: 4288 × 2848 (12.2 MP)

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Emmerin Soudeur sur ChantierEdit

 
Soudure sur canalisation en décembre 2013 à Emmenrin (59320)
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Taken: 19 December 2013 Uploaded: 05 November 2014 Size: 1097 × 1104 (1.2 MP)

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Incense stickEdit

 
Burning incense stick
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Taken: 13 August 2010 Uploaded: 07 November 2014 Size: 2472 × 3696 (9.1 MP)

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HH Blaze CotterellEdit

 
Blaze of a store house in Hamburg with much smoke
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Taken: 02 January 2012 Uploaded: 07 November 2014 Size: 2100 × 1400 (2.9 MP)

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Smoke it!Edit

Taken: 01 January 2012 Uploaded: 08 November 2014 Size: 4274 × 2850 (12.1 MP)

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Rauch SmokeEdit

 
Firefighting
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Taken: 24 May 2010 Uploaded: 08 November 2014 Size: 2592 × 3872 (10.0 MP)

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  • ★★ Alan (talk) 03:52, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

PhotobongolavaEdit

 
feu de brousse à Mahasolo Madagascar
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Taken: 08 November 2014 Uploaded: 08 November 2014 Size: 2048 × 1536 (3.1 MP)

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Bongolava2Edit

 
feu de brousse Bongolava Madagascar
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Taken: 08 November 2014 Uploaded: 08 November 2014 Size: 2048 × 1536 (3.1 MP)

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Los-Angeles.- Studio HollywoodEdit

 
Fast and Furious
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Taken: 01 May 2012 Uploaded: 09 November 2014 Size: 1636 × 1152 (1.8 MP)

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Chimney of powerplant, sunriseEdit

 
Chimney of power plant, sunrise
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Taken: 05 January 2010 Uploaded: 10 November 2014 Size: 4288 × 2848 (12.2 MP)

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Done Kong, préparation du riz gluant (2)Edit

 
laos D Done Khong, la préparation du riz gluant
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Taken: 23 January 2014 Uploaded: 10 November 2014 Size: 3332 × 2772 (9.2 MP)

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Martinsfeuer TaurisEdit

 
St. Martins fire behind Tauris in Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany
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Taken: 10 November 2014 Uploaded: 10 November 2014 Size: 4302 × 2868 (12.3 MP)

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MartinsfeuerEdit

 
St. Martins fire in Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany
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Taken: 10 November 2014 Uploaded: 10 November 2014 Size: 3648 × 5472 (19.9 MP)

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Done Kong, préparation du riz gluant (1)Edit

 
Laos,Cuisson du riz sur Khong Island
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Taken: 23 January 2014 Uploaded: 11 November 2014 Size: 4320 × 2880 (12.4 MP)

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Villeneuve d'Ascq, Artisans du Musée de Plein airEdit

 
La forge du Musée de Plein air à Villeneuve d'Ascq (59650)
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Taken: 06 April 2014 Uploaded: 12 November 2014 Size: 1806 × 1692 (3.0 MP)

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Burning candles at Muktinath-Temple (Nepal, Region of Mustang)Edit

 
Burning candles at Muktinath Temple, Nepal
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Taken: 18 April 2014 Uploaded: 12 November 2014 Size: 4455 × 2961 (13.1 MP)

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Smoking candles at muktinath temple, nepalEdit

 
Smoke of incense being burned at Muktinath Temple, Nepal
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Taken: 18 April 2014 Uploaded: 12 November 2014 Size: 3264 × 3264 (10.6 MP)

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2013-Sept.- Le Puy du Fou Cinescenie (18)Edit

 
Spectacle Cinescenie au Puy du Fou Les Epesses.-.Vendée, France
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Taken: 13 September 2013 Uploaded: 13 November 2014 Size: 2783 × 2606 (7.2 MP)

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White smoke befor hill in Le Havre 2014 11Edit

 
white smoke withhill background
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Taken: 04 November 2014 Uploaded: 14 November 2014 Size: 2848 × 4288 (12.2 MP)

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Villeneuve d'Ascq, Artisans au Musée de Plein airEdit

 
Villeneuve d'Ascq, (59650 ) Forge du Musée de Plein air
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Taken: 06 April 2014 Uploaded: 14 November 2014 Size: 2156 × 1530 (3.2 MP)

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Funkenflug beim MartinsfeuerEdit

 
Funkenflug beim Martinsfeuer in Bassenheim
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Taken: 07 November 2014 Uploaded: 15 November 2014 Size: 3872 × 2592 (10.0 MP)

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In Brand gesetztEdit

 
Zunder aus Heu durch Funkenschlag mit Feuerstein und Feuereisen in Brand gesetzt.
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Taken: 12 July 2014 Uploaded: 15 November 2014 Size: 2098 × 1597 (3.3 MP)

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  • Interesting composition, perhaps someone will use it to illustrate a story. Harvest (talk)

140531 Forellen auf dem GrillEdit

 
Forellen auf dem Grill
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Taken: 31 May 2014 Uploaded: 15 November 2014 Size: 3974 × 2980 (11.8 MP)

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Ternopil-dym-hmary-10011282Edit

 
Smoke is from the pipe of boiler room in Ternopil, that, rising in sky, combines with morning clouds
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Taken: 25 January 2010 Uploaded: 16 November 2014 Size: 2000 × 1500 (3.0 MP)

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Sherlock Park Fireworks SmokeEdit

 
Sherlock Park Fireworks Smoke
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Taken: 08 September 2011 Uploaded: 17 November 2014 Size: 4288 × 2848 (12.2 MP)

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Laos, plantations sur le Plateau des Bolovens, (7)Edit

 
Cuisine dans les Plantations de café du Plateau des Bolovens Laos.
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Taken: 21 January 2014 Uploaded: 17 November 2014 Size: 3487 × 2330 (8.1 MP)

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Kiev Roshen Factory in the New YearEdit

 
Kiev Roshen Factory in the New Year
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Taken: 28 December 2011 Uploaded: 14 November 2014 Size: 3367 × 2252 (7.5 MP)

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Smoke from groundnutEdit

 
Smoke coming from groundnuts being fried in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
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Taken: 31 August 2014 Uploaded: 19 November 2014 Size: 5184 × 3456 (17.9 MP)

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Lewes FireworksEdit

 
Lewes Fireworks
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Taken: 06 November 2014 Uploaded: 19 November 2014 Size: 3861 × 2574 (9.9 MP)

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  • ★★★ -- Bms4880 (talk) 18:55, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • -great shot- Polyflux (talk) 22:40, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ★★ --Neptuul (talk) 07:55, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • -- Maasaak (talk) 15:32, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

RauchEdit

 
Rauch in der EDV
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Taken: 18 November 2014 Uploaded: 18 November 2014 Size: 1944 × 2592 (5.0 MP)

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Humo en el Cerro del ToroEdit

 
En enero del 2009 un incendio consumió casi completamente la vegetación del Cerro del Toro en Piriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay.
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Taken: 10 January 2009 Uploaded: 21 November 2014 Size: 4272 × 2848 (12.1 MP)

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House fire with smokeEdit

 
House fire on the corner of 2nd Ave, and Country Club Drive in Lucerne CA.
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Taken: 26 February 2007 Uploaded: 22 November 2014 Size: 3072 × 2304 (7.0 MP)

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Navajo generating station Page 2Edit

 
Navajo Generating Station, Arizona, United States.
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Taken: 14 August 2014 Uploaded: 22 November 2014 Size: 4000 × 3000 (12.0 MP)

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Дым из трубы поезда.Edit

 
Дым из трубы поезда
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Taken: 20 November 2014 Uploaded: 22 November 2014 Size: 2592 × 1944 (5.0 MP)

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Дым из трубы котельнойEdit

 
Дым из трубы котельной
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Taken: 20 January 2014 Uploaded: 22 November 2014 Size: 3240 × 3917 (12.6 MP)

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Mixquic Mágico 17Edit

 
Day of the Dead Celebration in Mixquic, Mexico.
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Taken: 02 November 2014 Uploaded: 09 November 2014 Size: 2000 × 1333 (2.6 MP)

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★★★ -- Thelmadatter (talk) 21:45, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Autoracer in port of Le HavreEdit

 
Ship Autoracer
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Taken: 21 November 2014 Uploaded: 23 November 2014 Size: 4288 × 2848 (12.2 MP)

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Frecce Tricolori at BIAS 2012 (1)Edit

 
Frecce Tricolori at BIAS 2012
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Taken: 21 July 2012 Uploaded: 23 November 2014 Size: 2822 × 2120 (5.9 MP)

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Дым из печной трубы.Edit

 
Дым из печной трубы
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Taken: 20 November 2014 Uploaded: 22 November 2014 Size: 1944 × 2592 (5.0 MP)

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Depot (Shalkar)Edit

 
Shalqar Depot, Shalqar, Aqtobe Province, Kazakhstan.
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Taken: 16 November 2014 Uploaded: 23 November 2014 Size: 3264 × 2448 (7.9 MP)

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  • -has a spooky feeling- Polyflux (talk) 22:29, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Man smokesEdit

Taken: 18 November 2014 Uploaded: 24 November 2014 Size: 1200 × 1600 (1.9 MP)

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  • Interesting take on theme, interesting composition. Harvest (talk)

Smoke after fireEdit

Taken: 16 November 2014 Uploaded: 24 November 2014 Size: 1200 × 1600 (1.9 MP)

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Stripes and smokeEdit

 
Smoke and stripes
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Taken: 21 March 2009 Uploaded: 24 November 2014 Size: 1050 × 700 (0.7 MP)

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Smoke in fogEdit

 
Smoke in fog
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Taken: 06 May 2010 Uploaded: 24 November 2014 Size: 3900 × 3000 (11.7 MP)

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Cold day heatingEdit

 
Cold day heating
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Taken: 29 November 2010 Uploaded: 24 November 2014 Size: 4400 × 2000 (8.8 MP)

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Sky crossingEdit

 
Sky crossing
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Taken: 01 October 2014 Uploaded: 24 November 2014 Size: 3000 × 3000 (9.0 MP)

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  • -very nice composition- Polyflux (talk) 22:32, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Queimada em terreno baldio 02Edit

 
Smoke columns
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Taken: 01 April 2011 Uploaded: 25 November 2014 Size: 2048 × 1536 (3.1 MP)

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Queimada em terreno baldio 10Edit

 
Wasteland for sale
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Taken: 01 April 2011 Uploaded: 25 November 2014 Size: 2048 × 1536 (3.1 MP)

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Queimada em terreno baldio 08Edit

 
Vacant lot of fire for sale
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Taken: 01 April 2011 Uploaded: 25 November 2014 Size: 2048 × 1536 (3.1 MP)

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Abendfeuer. Вечерний костёр. IMG 4411BE2Edit

 
Abendfeuer. Insel Tysnes. Norwegen.Вечерний костёр на острове Tysnes. Норвегия.
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Taken: 23 June 2014 Uploaded: 25 November 2014 Size: 3684 × 2401 (8.8 MP)

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Aschaffenburg Molkenbornstr QualmEdit

 
Smoke from a wood stove in Aschaffenburg in front of light and dark background. In front of the light background the yellow-brown color due to the particle load is visible, in front of the dark background the steam.
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Taken: 26 February 2006 Uploaded: 29 November 2014 Size: 2250 × 1500 (3.3 MP)

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Räuchermännchen 2014Edit

] Taken: 28 November 2014 Uploaded: 30 November 2014 Size: 3306 × 4407 (14.5 MP)

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Pinzgaubahn in Stuhlfelden 01Edit

 
Die Dampflok Mh. 3 der Pinzgaubahn auf dem Weg nach Krimml
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Taken: 29 November 2014 Uploaded: 30 November 2014 Size: 5271 × 3519 (18.5 MP)

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Pinzgaubahn in Stuhlfelden 04Edit

 
Smoking engine
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Taken: 29 November 2014 Uploaded: 30 November 2014 Size: 5214 × 3479 (18.1 MP)

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  • ★★ -- Py4nf (talk) 00:44, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Qualm am Ufer des Nils. Ägypten. origWIEdit

 
Aufgenommen vom Schiff während der Nilkreuzfahrt. Luxor.Egypt.
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Taken: 26 November 2010 Uploaded: 30 November 2014 Size: 3877 × 2585 (10.0 MP)

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Weße Nächte 2013. St. Petersburg. IMG 7492BEEdit

 
St. Petersburg. Die Stadt an der Newa feiert ihre berühmten Weißen Nächte.
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Taken: 24 June 2013 Uploaded: 30 November 2014 Size: 4550 × 3356 (15.2 MP)

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Weße Nächte 2013. St. Petersburg. IMG 7491BEEdit

 
St. Petersburg. Die Stadt an der Newa feiert ihre berühmten Weißen Nächte.
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Taken: 24 June 2013 Uploaded: 30 November 2014 Size: 5089 × 3436 (17.4 MP)

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Hanoi Temple of Literature incenseEdit

 
Burning Incense sticks, Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Taken: 23 December 2007 Uploaded: 30 November 2014 Size: 3000 × 2250 (6.7 MP)

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