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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 238: "Hello Old Friend. It's Nice to Meet You.". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2009-11-25 08:00:32 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Hello Old Friend. It's Nice to Meet You."
: Everyday we pass sights that catch our eye but don't register in our brains. Stop and take a picture of something that you pass by regularly. Something very familiar to you, but you have never really paid much attention to or have always wanted to photography but haven't. Difficulty: subject cannot be a person.

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2009-11-25 08:00:55 PM
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Just the one image tonight.

Four years I walked under this sign while the store behind sat empty. It was a lovely old store, with lots of hardwood counters and racks. The place sat empty until an upscale clothing store moves in and takes the name "Liquor Store" and finally lights up the sign.
2009-11-25 08:01:11 PM  

Old Town Buggy
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Horse-drawn carriage in Old Sacramento, CA. Usually, they're surrounded by people and/or cars, which makes them very difficult to photograph.
2009-11-25 08:01:11 PM  
Streets I drive every day, pre dawn and foggy. 1 of 3

Oakwood Street
2009-11-25 08:01:12 PM

I pass the turn-off for this waterfall all the time but I had never stopped to photograph it. Pops to bigger and better.

2009-11-25 08:01:21 PM
2009-11-25 08:01:22 PM
Hurricane barrier
Providence RI
2009-11-25 08:01:26 PM  
Colgate Clock

This is one of the largest clocks in the world and is located at the now-defunct Colgate Plant in Clarksville, IN. I grew up in the area, and the clock is a local landmark, having been at the plant since the 1920's I believe. The plant has been shutdown to outsource jobs, and there was some concern that the clock would be torn down, but so far so good. Somehow I never managed to actually go to the plant and photograph the clock until last night. Unfortunately the neon tubes on the minute hand appear to be burned out.
2009-11-25 08:01:53 PM

Sometimes you just have to look up. Pops to bigger and better.

2009-11-25 08:01:53 PM  
Streets I drive every day, pre dawn and foggy. 2 of 3

Reel Rd at Gilmer Rd, looking at the old Pinetree intermediate school.
2009-11-25 08:01:57 PM
2009-11-25 08:01:58 PM  
I see these pelicans all the time diving while I'm driving to work.

I stopped on the causeway last week, the baitfish were running, and this guy came along.

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2009-11-25 08:02:00 PM  

Not far from my house is a nature preserve on the grounds of a friary. The grounds are completely open to the public to (respectfully) use, and I often go there to hike around and take pictures. On the grounds is a barn and silo that I've seen many times and walked around, however, I didn't realize until recently that you can actually get inside the silo. It was creepy, but cool.
2009-11-25 08:02:04 PM  

Amtrak Arrival
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I've been meaning to go to the Amtrak station downtown for at least a year or two to watch and photograph both the people and the trains.

If the UP railyard project ever actually happens, the building is going to be moved for trak realignement, and boarding area as it sits will be long gone.
2009-11-25 08:02:35 PM

The house from the Goonies is just up the road from me. It's the one place I always end up when I have friends in from out of town.

2009-11-25 08:02:37 PM  
Streets I drive every day, pre dawn and foggy. 3 of 3

Detour on Silver Falls Rd near Pinetree Elementary.
2009-11-25 08:02:44 PM
2009-11-25 08:02:49 PM  

I've never seen anything rust as spectacularly as fall foliage before this.
Sacramento, CA

2009-11-25 08:03:04 PM

USS Massachusettes

Battleship Cove

Fall River Ma
2009-11-25 08:03:13 PM  

Fair Oaks Chicken
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The "village" of Fair Oaks, CA has around 200 feral chickens living in the older part of town. They've become such an integral part of the community that the locals hold a festival in their honor every year.
2009-11-25 08:03:32 PM  

The building is an old friend, putting on a nice show for me on this outing.

Sacramento, CA

2009-11-25 08:04:11 PM  

I suspect this old rail car knew I'd get around to photographing it some day
Old Town Sacramento, CA

2009-11-25 08:04:14 PM

Attached to a barn I pass all the time going to my camper.
2009-11-25 08:05:39 PM

Silent They Stand
Mailboxes at the end of our road. I pass them daily on the way to work.

2009-11-25 08:07:42 PM
2009-11-25 08:08:14 PM

Cloud Caps Mt. Rainier

As seen from the parking lot at my work, this is what happens when low lying clouds are blown into the mountain's peak.
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2009-11-25 08:09:43 PM
Clock Tower at Dusk
Maynard MA
Shot out the window at work.

2009-11-25 08:09:56 PM

Museum of Glass

Located in downtown Tacoma, this is the museum's exterior, a metal bell several hundred feet tall with a vent at the top to release heat from the glassworks inside the museum. Each one of the metal diamonds is several feet in length, getting larger towards the bottom where they are taller than a person. I never understood why the museum of glass is metal...

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2009-11-25 08:10:06 PM

this is in my yard. overlooked most times and neglected.

2009-11-25 08:10:35 PM
Forbush Mill Dam
Bolton MA
I'd driven by this hundreds of times before I stopped to shoot it.

2009-11-25 08:11:13 PM

It's Not Pronounced "FOE"

This shop is across the street from where I used to work.

2009-11-25 08:11:15 PM
Above my desk at work.

2009-11-25 08:12:58 PM

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Under a highway bridge less than a mile from where I work.
I like the contrast between flowers and steel.

2009-11-25 08:14:57 PM

you can see this through the tress from I610 but few actually go there and take a closer look. the hanging art will come down some time after the first of next year.

2009-11-25 08:16:12 PM  

gah I almost forgot!
This bunny lives in our backyard with it's siblings but I always seem to spot them when i dont have my camera handy. it was just good timing to get him alone and eating to boot :)

2009-11-25 08:17:17 PM

Fall leaves in my development. I always walk by thinking they're such pretty colors I should take a picture of them, so I did

2009-11-25 08:17:53 PM

Floats in Front of Dam
The floats are connected by a cable that prevents logs from getting into the dam. The river is interesting to watch as the seasons change.

2009-11-25 08:18:34 PM

there are a bunch of man made ponds in the development and one has a several of this plant around it. I liked how they looked blowing in the wind

2009-11-25 08:20:27 PM
2009-11-25 08:20:52 PM  
Jim's Gun Room

Iconic sign near my dance studio. It hasn't worked in anyone's recent memory.
2009-11-25 08:26:31 PM

Shortcut Under the Railroad Tracks
Only in the Upper Peninsula!!!

2009-11-25 08:32:23 PM

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I drove past this old barn for years. I always wanted to take photos of it but it is set back 80-100 meters from the road. About a month ago, I was driving by (with my camera) and a guy was washing his car across the road from the barn I stopped, turned around and asked him if he knew the owners. He said they live out of town and peolple 'always' go back there for pics. That was good enough for me! I've been back with all three of my girls for portraits.

For the star effect, I stopped down to f22 and used a 0.6 sec exposure. 16 mm wide angle. I like all of the nails poking through,

2009-11-25 08:33:41 PM

Hotel Europe and Maple Tree Square, just a half block from my office in Gastown. Often photographed but just now by me. Bigger.
2009-11-25 08:34:59 PM

building detail near my office
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2009-11-25 08:35:35 PM

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Right at the end of our street. I've walked past it 100's of times. This just says 'summer' to me.

2009-11-25 08:36:27 PM

skatepark graffiti
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2009-11-25 08:36:42 PM

Interesting gate on Abbott Street in Gastown, on my way to work. Bigger.
2009-11-25 08:37:38 PM

message on random post
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2009-11-25 08:45:28 PM

Candlewood Lake, evening fog

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2009-11-25 08:50:05 PM

on the village green, New Milford, CT

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