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Photo Challenge #9 – Peaceful

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Few things in our modern world can be as peaceful as nature. A field of prairie grass swaying in the cool, fresh air has the ability to calm and soothe the mind in ways that modern medicine struggles to replicate. Maybe your peace in nature comes from leaving solitary footprints on a deserted beach or perhaps watching the cold currents of the Pacific drive wave after wave against the rocky shore. Maybe simply feeding ducks at the pond behind your house gives you that peaceful bliss. Whatever it is in nature that makes you feel peaceful – that’s what our challenge is for you to capture this week!  

In this week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge, we’re challenging bloggers to get outside & photograph things in nature which make them feel peaceful! On Wednesday, December 12th (at 2pm EST, so be sure to submit your entries before that time!) we’ll choose 1 judge’s choice winner, 5 runner ups, and 1 audience choice winner & share their entries here on LetsBeWild.com! Send your friends to this page to leave a comment-vote for your entry to win the audience choice award!

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Here are the quick & easy Challenge rules – please read them carefully so that you can be entered in the running to win!

  • To enter the challenge, create a new blog entry titled “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Macro Photography” and Copy and Paste the html code in the box below into your blog entry to let your followers know that you’re participating in the Photo Challenge so that they can join in the fun too.
  • Take one or more photos of anything outdoors that you feel represents the Challenge theme best! The photos just have to be taken outside!
  • The Audience Choice Winner will be decided based upon which entry below receives the most comments on this page – tell your friends and family to come and reply with a comment below your entry here on LetsBeWild.com! Everyone can vote for as many entries as they like.
  • Comment on this page with the URL to your blog entry! After 7 days, we will announce the 1st Place Winner, Audience Choice Winner, and 5 Honorable Mention Winners, all of whom will have their winning shots with a link to their blog featured here on LetsBeWild.com
  • Be sure to visit the blogs of other people entering the Weekly Challenge & leave them some comment love too!
  • Both professionals and amateur photographers are welcome to participate, and both stand an equally good chance of winning!

60 Responses to Photo Challenge #9 – Peaceful

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    Dries de Wet (dewetswild) December 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Another excellent theme – here’s our entry for this week’s challenge:
    http://dewetswild.com/2012/12/06/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful/

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    Jody December 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Here was a peaceful pastoral moment I had a couple of weeks ago: http://humantriumphant.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful/

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    Theresa Manchester December 6, 2012 at 3:46 am

    http://theresamanchester.tumblr.com/post/37323568993/im-participating-in-the-online-adventure-travel

    Iseltwald, Switzerland – Lake Brienz on a foggy day

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      Jody December 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Amazing how much beauty there is in this world. Thanks for taking me to another peaceful place.

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      Liam K December 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Breathtaking!!

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      Imelda December 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Oh, it is almost like a fairy tale. :-)

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      Becca Owens December 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Fairytale scene indeed!

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    Wanderlust Waray December 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Hello everyone. Her’s my entry for this week’s challenge:

    http://nextpictureplease.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/11-beautiful-just-beautiful/

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      Jody December 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

      How can you go wrong with purples & yellows?!! Gorgeous.

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    Barbara W. Beacham December 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Here is the link to my post! I hope that you enjoy my photos!

    http://salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/where-i-find-peace/

    Have a great day!

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      Jody December 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks for the beautiful stroll, Barbara!

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      PJ December 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

      What a nice stroll through the tranquility and peace that nature can provide us. Thanks for the calming photos.

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    Ritva's ART / Ritva Sillanmäki December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

    HI,

    it is our independence day( 95 years) here in Finland. And what a peaceful place I live in. Check out our winter wonderland…

    http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/peaceful/

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      nuvofelt December 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Beautiful snow pictures

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    Jody December 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I’m expecting to see Santa making a practice run with his sleigh through your winter wonderland! Beautiful!

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    Kelly Guymon December 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Here is my entry into this week’s challenge of Peaceful. Enjoy!
    http://kgphotostudios.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/wild-weeklys-photo-challenge-peaceful-2/

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    Matt Bretz December 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Here is my entry. http://t.co/LOdsAhIZ

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      Pamela December 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      I love this!

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      Imelda December 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      The monochrome lent to the already peaceful photo an air mystery. Beautiful. :-)

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        Pamela December 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

        Thanks Imelda! I appreciate your wonderful comment!

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    Kristal Lynn December 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I feel peaceful looking at this beautiful view.
    Here’s my entry:

    http://mommycuddlediary.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful/

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    Citra Rahman December 7, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Salam everyone, this is my second post for this challenge. Please take a look and enjoy Aceh. :D

    http://wp.me/p9xer-10c

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    Peggy December 7, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Beautiful photos from everyone as usual. Here’s my take finding peace outdoors:

    http://takingtotheopenroad.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/wild-weekly-challange-peaceful/

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    lagottocattleya December 7, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I’m overwhelmed – once again my entry was among the chosen ones for runner ups! Thank you so very much! All entries are intriguing and inspiring. I always look forward to seeing them and the next week’s challenge!

    Peaceful is another well found theme. I have enjoyed all entries very much, and I will enjoy finding my own.

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    Cuidado December 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Peace can be found in many places.
    http://photosandpursuits.blogspot.ca/2012/12/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful.html

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    Danny Kushmer December 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

    My entry into the weekly photo challenge consisted of a brief walk at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. I hope you enjoy!

    http://dannykushmer.com/2012/12/07/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-9-peaceful/

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      Cally December 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      Perfect entry for this week’s challenge. The composition, pattern, and lighting all evoke such serenity. Peacefulness achieved! Excellent shots!!

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    nuvofelt December 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for the invitation, here’s and entry to the challenge. http://justsnaps.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful/

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    Pamela December 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Everyone has such wonderful images! I can’t even compete… but I can share. Here’s my entry. Enjoy!

    http://snapitures.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful/

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    Julie Dawn Fox December 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Here’s my entry: http://juliedawnfoxphotography.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-9-peaceful/ Off to check out the others now!

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    Christina, Sweden December 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    My contribution can be found on http://wp.me/pDHrD-1Oc

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    Barry December 8, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Hi again! Here is my entry for this topic :

    http://bep111blog.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-9-peaceful/

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      Jody December 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

      Such a beautiful place. I clicked on your flicker images next to it & wanted to say that you’ve shown me a waterfall I wouldn’t want to step beneath! brrrr! Lovely though.

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    Dyah Sujiati December 8, 2012 at 7:27 am

    The Audience Choice Winner will be decided based upon which entry below receives the most comments on this page —>

    Does this mean the winner is determined based on the most comments on their blog entry?

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      Adventure Nick December 9, 2012 at 12:04 am

      Hi Dyah, it means that the entry which receives the most comments on this challenge page here wins audience choice. We’re working on a new system right now to make it easier, but for right now this is the only way we can verify votes

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        Dyah Sujiati December 10, 2012 at 3:26 am

        Oh.. Its OK, i will join this challenge. :)
        wait for my blog entry, hehe
        Thaks for info.

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    Katlin Eyre December 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Alright… for those of us that are challenged… how on earth do you get your icon/avatar on these posts? Thanks!

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    Katlin Eyre December 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Here’s my photo entry for this challenge: http://backcountrykatlin.blogspot.com/2012/12/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful.html Thanks to LetsBeWild for this great photo challenge!! Everyone’s blog posts look fantastic!

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    Jenn December 9, 2012 at 6:41 am

    my contribution to this weeks challenge :)
    http://the-serenity-space.com/2012/12/07/wild-weekly-challenge-peaceful/

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    Julie Dawn Fox December 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

    This one’s from my blog about living and travelling in Portugal: http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/12/09/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-9-peaceful-portugal/

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    AngelFrouk December 10, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Here’s my entry:
    http://frouk.net/?p=421

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    lagottocattleya December 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    http://wp.me/p1hCI2-1LA

    That’s another thing I love with these challenges – you get the chance to remember wonderful places and lovely people you have met. Memories that maybe will stay with you only as – memories. My entry is a peaceful place I might never come back to. Thank you for giving me the possibility!

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    lisa brunetti December 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    the week’s been crazy,and I forgot to ‘register’ last friday’s post!

    http://playamart.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/ahhhh-peaceful-immersion-in-nature
    thanks!

    z

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    Jenn December 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Had to post another …http://the-serenity-space.com/2012/12/11/wellington-point/

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  30. avatar
    DELL December 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    http://www.dellilahs.com/?p=410 :)

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