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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 205: "Ugly....But Has a Great Personality" Difficulty: People cannot be the subject of your photo. Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2009-04-08 08:00:24 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Ugly....But Has a Great Personality"

: Show us interesting photos of something that many would consider ugly. Difficulty: While the incidental human is OK, people cannot be the subject of the photo.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

Please note:

The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. HDR, stitching, or otherwise combining exposures in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.

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2009-04-08 08:00:42 PM  
stevecollis.comView Full Size

2009-04-08 08:00:43 PM Full Size
He will haunt your dreams. Clicking goes to same size - nobody needs to see this any larger.

2009-04-08 08:00:45 PM  
Actually, I'm not sure his personality was that great either. Full Size

(pops larger)
2009-04-08 08:00:47 PM  
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buckscorner.comView Full Size

Post Game

My shower drain after paintball

2009-04-08 08:00:50 PM  
Dumpster in an alleyway. 1/3. Full Size

[Click for larger]

2009-04-08 08:00:51 PM  
1 of 3

I swear, it was almost big enough to ride

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2009-04-08 08:00:55 PM  
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homepage.mac.comView Full Size

2009-04-08 08:01:03 PM  
Baldini 35mm Folder Full Size

Grungy 60 or 70 year old German made film camera.
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Click for bigger and better

2009-04-08 08:01:22 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:01:23 PM  
speedpicks.comView Full Size

2009-04-08 08:01:25 PM Full Size

(I have a strange obsession with dead trees.)

1/3, Clicky for Biggie/Flickr!
2009-04-08 08:01:25 PM  
"Stinkbug Surveying Her Domain" Full Size
2009-04-08 08:01:26 PM  
Flies on an apple (click on the picture to see more detail on the flies.) Yummy! 2/3. Full Size

2009-04-08 08:01:27 PM  

buckscorner.comView Full Size

Ugly Stik

2009-04-08 08:01:29 PM  
Could have been a lot uglier... Full Size

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2009-04-08 08:01:30 PM  
2 of 3

I don't think the average weeding tool will do the job here... maybe an ax?

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2009-04-08 08:01:31 PM  
gwennick.comView Full Size

Art truck

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Muscovy Duck

2009-04-08 08:01:38 PM  
guesthouse.caView Full Size

Rusty holes and concrete. Ft. Casey on Whidbey Island, WA.
2009-04-08 08:01:48 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:02:03 PM  
Leaves-someone has to rake and bag them. 3/3. Full Size

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2009-04-08 08:02:11 PM  
2/3, Clicky for Biggie/Flickr!
2009-04-08 08:02:11 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:02:19 PM  
3 of 3

Found down by the dam. I suspect the fingers that held it were even uglier.

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2009-04-08 08:02:19 PM Full Size

Leica M5
with Dual Range Summicron

2009-04-08 08:02:19 PM  
Fun on a Tuesday morning Full Size

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2009-04-08 08:02:20 PM  
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Mark Twain Zephyr

2009-04-08 08:02:50 PM  
guesthouse.caView Full Size

Art or scourge?
2009-04-08 08:02:50 PM Full Size

2/3, Clicky for Biggie/Flickr!
2009-04-08 08:02:56 PM Full Size

Abandoned nightclub.

Providence RI
2009-04-08 08:02:59 PM  
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baby barn owl
2009-04-08 08:03:02 PM  
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Decaying Barn, Indiana

2009-04-08 08:03:20 PM Full Size

Ugly Weather

2009-04-08 08:03:32 PM  
guesthouse.caView Full Size

Vancouver street garbage can. 1/30 sec f4.5 ISO1100
2009-04-08 08:03:35 PM  
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What's left of the roof from an old log cabin.

2009-04-08 08:03:49 PM Full Size
Sea monster. Click for much cooler super-huge version.

2009-04-08 08:04:18 PM Full Size

3/3, Everything looks better bigger! (clickypops)
2009-04-08 08:04:29 PM  
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morey eel
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HAD a great personality
2009-04-08 08:05:09 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:05:18 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:06:58 PM Full Size

1926 GMC truck radiator.

This truck was cut in half and used to power a sawmill.

It has been sitting on the side of the farmhouse for about 50 years.
2009-04-08 08:07:39 PM  
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How would you like this concrete structure across from your front yard?

2009-04-08 08:08:50 PM  
Pet Apple Snail motorboating Full Size


(animated in action)
2009-04-08 08:09:31 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:11:44 PM  
mine are going for the "ugly but interesting" rather than "personality" tonight.

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2009-04-08 08:11:45 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:13:43 PM  
Butt-Ugly Dog
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Click on the image for a bigger version in a new window.

A very sweet, but very ugly dog at a rodeo, striking a poorly considered pose.
2009-04-08 08:14:06 PM  
if this ever happens to you it WILL be ugly.

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2009-04-08 08:16:56 PM  
Guarding the Children
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Seed pods of a thistle plant.
2009-04-08 08:18:39 PM  
Posting tonight on behalf of millera9 who's out of the country. Any votes will be transferred to his portfolio on the Farktography Statistical Manager Full Size

1953 Oldsmobile Super-88
2009-04-08 08:19:26 PM  
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for all us who now shot digital any dust spot is ugly. you can see it better in this huge version here. (pops)

hint: look a little right and a little above center. really ruined the shot.
2009-04-08 08:22:06 PM  
It's Hard Out Here for a Plant
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Plants managing to survive in the cracked, dried out bottom of a seasonal pond.
2009-04-08 08:22:19 PM  
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A REALLY tall chimney left over from the mining days. Hopefully the eerie noise coming from the open area was nesting doves. It was creepy taking the pictures.

2009-04-08 08:22:59 PM Full Size

My neighbor, Rufus, the cow. Loves to be hand-fed grasses and weeds. Makes goofy faces. He's dreamy, isn't he? :o)
2009-04-08 08:26:52 PM  
These little ones can make BIG ugly noises.... Full Size
2009-04-08 08:28:28 PM  
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I don't know what this little fella is, but he ain't pretty.

2009-04-08 08:44:18 PM  
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They say that form should follow function. This is what happens when function is a paranoid schizophrenic with two knives, a hole punch, tape measure, bottle opener, letter opener, scissors and a stapler. Form gets stabbed like a hobo.
2009-04-08 08:46:12 PM  
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You too can beautify your city with donations of wilted lettuce, some flowers and an ad thrown in a big pot on the sidewalk.
2009-04-08 08:46:51 PM  
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2009-04-08 08:50:50 PM  
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^ pops to larger version

I have no idea what this is, but it's blue ;)
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/East bike parking lot outside the JR station in Okazaki, Japan
2009-04-08 10:25:04 PM  
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My 55 Buick Super beside an old gravity style gas pump..she was ugly but you should see her now!

2009-04-08 10:36:55 PM  
yikes I totally forgot!

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potbellied pigs make for loving pets!

/so i hear :P
2009-04-08 10:38:19 PM  
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a face only a mother can love..but cant you just feel the personality? :P
2009-04-08 10:40:32 PM  
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the eye freaks me out but this guy was lovable and just wanted to be fed
2009-04-09 12:01:32 AM  
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^ pops to larger version

Beats me what this originally was, but now it's a deer blind, and has been for a long time ;)
2009-04-09 12:01:54 AM Full Size

Meet Mr. Kitty.

He has been my close friend and travel companion for about 20 years now. Mr. Kitty has been through a lot: 2 of his 4 suckers are gone, his nose fell off almost after I got him, his fur is matted, and if you look closely, you can see where his arm has been sewn and glued back on after my little sister ripped it off. He has built dams, cleaned rooms, organized parades, and even had a brief stint as a cross-dressing opera singer.

And I wouldn't trade him for the world.
2009-04-09 12:02:33 AM Full Size

Fish and spaghetti in marinara sauce, in Venice!
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Orc scratchin' his head.
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Gotta love Tsukiji.
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Bigger- Link (new window)
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It's a dress...made of wasp nests and birch bark.
2009-04-09 12:06:06 AM Full Size

Pops to Flickr

Silly thing didnt take the midsize pic
2009-04-09 12:07:03 AM  
sorry, forgot the voting, mods please delete previous one Full Size
2009-04-09 12:10:23 AM  
memoryweb.netView Full Size

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Signpost forest (Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada)
2009-04-09 12:11:29 AM  
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Larger Size (new window)
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Abandoned TVA Hartsville Nuclear Power Plant. Hartsville, TN.

/bad scan
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The monster that lives in my hedges.
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2009-04-09 12:49:16 AM  
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^ pops to larger version it's just a place where pieces of old houses go to die.
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2009-04-09 01:04:43 AM  
1/3 ugly truck with spinner hubcaps. Full Size

I am sure it has a good personality. its been driving around my town for as long as I can remember
2009-04-09 01:05:52 AM  
2/3 Full Size

any thing that eats mosquitoes is good in my book.
2009-04-09 01:07:29 AM  
3/3 Full Size

I have always liked this gator head. It's at my mom n dads house.
2009-04-09 01:09:21 AM  
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Babies on the Prague TV tower
2009-04-09 01:21:16 AM  
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2009-04-09 01:53:14 AM  
I wish he would have looked at the camera but he was probably so depressed because he is so darn ugly!

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2009-04-09 02:01:17 AM  
My definition of ugggly but you know has a great personality :)

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2009-04-09 02:13:09 AM Full Size

old graffiti showing through

Flickr (new window)
2009-04-09 02:18:38 AM  
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The trappings of modern life cluttering the scenery

2009-04-09 02:21:16 AM  
for the guy with the dead tree fetish...

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2009-04-09 02:21:59 AM Full Size

bigger on flickr
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2009-04-09 02:23:42 AM  
1/3 - Fluffy's Day

Cat Scratch Fever - Expert Level
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2009-04-09 02:24:33 AM  
2009-04-09 02:25:10 AM  
2/3 - Fluffy's Day


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2009-04-09 02:26:31 AM  
3/3 - Fluffy's Day

Is Nothing Sacred?
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2009-04-09 02:43:21 AM  
Ladies and Gentleman, Don Flederino; Xoloitzquintli
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Fullsize: Link (new window)

\Note the two extra legs...
2009-04-09 03:37:42 AM  
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Old and cracked, but still hanging in there.
2009-04-09 04:06:56 AM  
[image from too old to be available]
2009-04-09 05:48:36 AM  
It was certainly an ugly day to be working.

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2009-04-09 06:42:12 AM  
First farktography entry 1/3
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I'm sure this was a PURDY rubber chicken once long ago!
2009-04-09 09:21:55 AM Full Size

Larger version (new window)
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Berlin Wall near the Sony Center. click for biggie
2009-04-09 11:36:40 AM Full Size

Late entry!
2009-04-09 11:40:43 AM Full Size

Ugly, and a scary personality?

Click for bigger (Pops) purple goodness
2009-04-09 11:41:38 AM  
Ugly weather! Full Size
2009-04-09 04:42:28 PM  
Bot fly larvae freak me out. And I work and love bugs. Eek!
2009-04-09 08:20:35 PM  
entry Full Size
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2nd try Full Size
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3rd pic Full Size
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2009-04-10 03:46:56 AM  
saw this shirt at the local salvation army,and i said to myself this is one ugly shirt

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