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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 236: "Destroyed." Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2009-11-11 08:01:51 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Destroyed"

: Take a picture of something destroyed. A building after a fire, a partially collapsed abandoned house, a guitar after your last gig, etc.

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.

Ideally, your photograph should be presented as taken, with as little alteration as possible either digitally in-camera or in your image editor during post-processing. No selectively applied digital effects! No removal or addition of image elements, no spot treatments, and no HDR images, please.

With few exceptions (red-eye removal, sensor or scan dust removal), modifications to the original photograph must be made evenly across the image.
See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

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2009-11-11 08:02:03 PM Full Size

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The short but sad tale of Dirk Henderson: Way back in Look Out Below^ I was desperate for something, anything different so shoot. Being wildly afraid of heights, I thought I would buy something small then shoot it from a reasonable height and not wet my pants in fear. At a Dollar Store I purchased this action figure for $1.99 plus tax. Dirk lived, loved and eventually perished in the course of a short afternoon. His short life left him battered, one leg fallen off and generally bound for the trash can. This ignominious fate was spared Dirk when this theme hit Farktography. Now Dirk, as all good warriors should be, is consigned to the flames, his cheap plastic spirit bound for Valhalla.

2009-11-11 08:02:10 PM  
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Destroyed: One tub of frosting and one set of plans for the morning. Full Size


2009-11-11 08:02:16 PM  
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Passion in all its forms is a mental thirst, a fever, a torturing unrest. As a fire consumes a magnificent building, reducing it to a heap of unsightly ashes, so are men consumed by the flames of passions, and their deeds and works fall and perish."
James Allen (New Zealander Statesman. Minister of defense (1912-20), 1855-1942)

2009-11-11 08:02:47 PM  
Broken Full Size

Number 2? That must have been a Number 11!
2009-11-11 08:02:49 PM  
I'm crushing your egg! Crushing! Crushing! Full Size

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No wine was harmed in the making of this photo!

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Destroyed: The Infrastructure Full Size


/apparently the gubmint didn't want to show up at the fair...
2009-11-11 08:03:00 PM  
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Ground fault circuit interrupter, destroyed by Ruth
2009-11-11 08:03:16 PM  
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Destroyed ruins of an ore processing mill at the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, north of Silverton.

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I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing."
--1 Corinthians 13:3
And so passes in a cloud of toxic smoke and whiskey vapors, Dirk Henderson Dollar Store Warrior
Click for All of Dirk's Photographic Adventures^

2009-11-11 08:03:30 PM  
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2009-11-11 08:03:32 PM  
My childhood cat. Or rather, her cremains. Full Size

Stupid cancer...
2009-11-11 08:03:33 PM  
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I destroyed that car tower! They look shocked!

2009-11-11 08:03:46 PM  

Destroyed: I don't know, it was too destroyed. Found it in a field next to a vineyard. Full Size


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Charcoal fluid(empty), destroyed by Ruth
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Broken bottle top

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The Ol' Outhouse.
Destroyed by the elements. Only the door & one side are left.

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Destroyed by neglect
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Dog bed, destroyed by(seeing a pattern here?) Ruth
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Destroyed by a hammer
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Ruins of the Gold Prince Mine along Placer Gulch, north of Silverton, Colorado.

2009-11-11 08:06:56 PM  
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Hilltop Ward
All that remains of an 1800s mental hospital
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2009-11-11 08:07:38 PM  
The house next door (on the other side of the cemetery, of course). Ok, it's the back garage/workshop type thing, but it's part of the house. Said house is also abandoned. 1/3:

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Ruins of the Tomboy Mine, near Imogene Pass, east of Telluride, Colorado.

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Ta Da!!

Kid hit a tree at 60mph with this car.

He walked away with a few bruises.

Yes he had his seat belt on

Yes that is the back 1/2 of the car on the left.
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Hunter's Camp
The roof and side are gone!

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Western State Silo
Ruins at Ft. Steilacoom
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Destroyed by poop!
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Whats left of the old Shooters Nightclub

Providence RI
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Fruit Rollover truck!

Thanks for delaying my commute home guy!
2009-11-11 08:11:58 PM  
Something's gotta go by fire. I figure fire will be a popular means of destruction, but we had such a happy campfire the other night that I couldn't resist. Someone tossed the pullout corner of the Holy Dew fridge thingy in the fire. 2/3:

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2009-11-11 08:16:31 PM  
I failed to get the action shot I wanted, but I hope this suffices. There is still a show of motion in the blocks. Getting the timing right on an unpredictable kid is rather hard. This was one of his less robust attempts at knocking down the block tower. 3/3:

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After the Fire

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Destroyed By the Elements

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Stabbed and unraveled
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2009-11-11 08:21:17 PM  
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An abandoned homestead in the ghost town of Storrs, Montana. Storrs was a coal mining town from 1902-1908. After a few years of producing poor quality coal, the mine shut down and the inhabitants either moved on to a new mining town, or stayed and attempted ranching and farming. This particular homestead was built after the mine closed, and was briefly home to a cattle ranch. After the mine closed in 1908, the town began slowly dying. In 1910, the town's post office closed. In 1918, the local railroad branch line (Turkey Trail Railroad) quit service to the area.

Currently, the area is starting to grow again, and is an affluent suburb of Bozeman, Mt with many homes and ranches. Many remains of the town are still in the area, including several old homesteads like this one, several barns, the foundation of a large hotel, 50 coke ovens, and numerous open mine shafts still remain. Almost all of the remains are on private property now, but many are visible from public land.

See pictures of Storrs in it's heyday here,
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The lady down the street loves pigs. She's got about 57 in her front yard garden. This little fella has seen better days.
(I really wanted to 'accidentally' knock him over for this theme but I was strong and refrained.)

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