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  2011-06-03 09:48:15 PM

bucky_bacon: Hmmm that sounds like a lot of work.


Yeah the Farkback folks stay busy ;)
 
  2011-06-04 01:00:59 PM
*sigh* another bookmark I must follow. But what an opportunity, to be in the very first page of a forum that is sure to make history. Someone begin a Wikipedia page. Now. ;-)
Yogo and odd; welcome.
 
  2011-06-04 01:48:26 PM

ravnostic: *sigh* another bookmark I must follow.


given the pretty much immediate drop off in comments you need not follow it too regularly.

or you could let fark email when you are mentioned here -- cuz that's all any of do is look for when folks talk about us.
 
  2011-06-04 02:51:08 PM
I'm guessing there will be ebbs and flows. Probably more flows on/around contest nights. Probably more ebbs the other days of the week.
 
  2011-06-04 03:37:09 PM

Elsinore: I'm guessing there will be ebbs and flows. Probably more flows on/around contest nights. Probably more ebbs the other days of the week.


kind of like Farktography.net :)
 
  2011-06-04 04:08:46 PM

Curious: Elsinore: I'm guessing there will be ebbs and flows. Probably more flows on/around contest nights. Probably more ebbs the other days of the week.

kind of like Farktography.net :)


lol totally. Though everyone was really quiet there Wednesday night this week. The last couple days made up for it in the other forums, though ;)
 
  2011-06-04 04:56:59 PM

ravnostic: Yogo and odd; welcome.


Thank you! I was just thinking that I might have to sit out the Scanner as Camera topic, (SOB! Just getting into it, and I wasn't getting anything I liked...) and then I had a totally different idea! I don't know how well it will be received, but under the circumstances, I'm just pleased to have solved the problem in a reasonably self-satisfying manner. And that's why I'm here! (Well, that and I get to see some really fine photos, plus tips and tricks along the way. By the way, thank you to SilverStag for mentioning LAB mode during the clouds topic. That's something that I had checked out once upon a time, and forgot about it! Stupidly, I had forgotten to enable voting on ALL my photos in that contest, but at least I can use them again some other time, hopefully with LAB and voting goodness enabled.
 
  2011-06-04 08:20:00 PM

oddmind: By the way, thank you to SilverStag for mentioning LAB mode during the clouds topic. That's something that I had checked out once upon a time, and forgot about it! Stupidly, I had forgotten to enable voting on ALL my photos in that contest, but at least I can use them again some other time, hopefully with LAB and voting goodness enabled.


If you ever forget to enable voting again, be sure to request it in the thread or here. There actually have been people who did not want their photos envotinated, so I don't tend to envotinate without a request just in case.
 
  2011-06-05 10:25:15 AM
Congrats to bucky_bacon on his "Urban Art" theme win!
 
  2011-06-05 11:20:33 AM

oddmind: ravnostic: Yogo and odd; welcome.

Thank you! I was just thinking that I might have to sit out the Scanner as Camera topic, (SOB! Just getting into it, and I wasn't getting anything I liked...) and then I had a totally different idea! I don't know how well it will be received, but under the circumstances, I'm just pleased to have solved the problem in a reasonably self-satisfying manner. And that's why I'm here! (Well, that and I get to see some really fine photos, plus tips and tricks along the way. By the way, thank you to SilverStag for mentioning LAB mode during the clouds topic. That's something that I had checked out once upon a time, and forgot about it! Stupidly, I had forgotten to enable voting on ALL my photos in that contest, but at least I can use them again some other time, hopefully with LAB and voting goodness enabled.


What did I say? I've slept since then.
 
  2011-06-05 11:43:14 AM

oddmind: I was just thinking that I might have to sit out the Scanner as Camera topic,


Yeah, I figured this also for me. But I conned myself into buying a $60 scanner (decent resolution, says it's good for 3-d objects; Epson Perfection V30 --hope so, or I'm taking it back!). Will be picking it up shortly at my local Frys. And what the hell--I'll stick it under the bed with everything else when not in use, and I did get the projector freznal lenses, so I might get some neat effects from using those. And there are old photos I'd like to scan at some point.

Or, I may totally fail. I can't believe I suckered me into buying a $60 prop for a single contest, though.
 
  2011-06-05 12:13:58 PM

ravnostic:
Or, I may totally fail. I can't believe I suckered me into buying a $60 prop for a single contest, though.


Heh heh heh....another one :) My plan to increase scanner sales is working perfectly :)
 
  2011-06-05 01:27:52 PM

SilverStag: What did I say? I've slept since then.


Someone was bemoaning the colors in their sunset not being what they wanted, and you said something like, "Remember, LAB mode is your friend." Indeed. I was able to revive several photos that were badly in need of me acquiring a new PS skill.
 
  2011-06-05 01:58:59 PM

Elsinore: Congrats to bucky_bacon on his "Urban Art" theme win!


Yes, big congrats, BB! Though I was close behind most of the way, I was actually hoping I would not overtake you. IMHO, yours really seemed to hit the spirit of the problem. And I am completely giddy at my first top-ten placing!

And since it was widely appreciated, I'll recommend that anyone near the San Francisco Bay Area check out the the stairs. Lots of opportunities for interesting photos in various sections of the mural as you ascend. (I photographed my dog, Luna just in front of the moon...) And when you get to the top, there is a exceptional view of the ocean.
 
  2011-06-05 05:05:04 PM
Hey, oddmind - we'll probably be in SF a few times over the summer. Just Kat wants to get a shot of the fog coming over the Heights for her book cover. We'll ping you, if you're interested in hanging out.
 
  2011-06-05 08:55:50 PM
Thanks oddmind! I wanted to congratulate you on your finish too! Plus thanks for sharing your pic. I go to SF once a year and will definitely check out that spot the next time I go. Actually all of my entries this week were taken in SF as well.
 
  2011-06-06 12:01:37 AM

olavf: Hey, oddmind - we'll probably be in SF a few times over the summer. Just Kat wants to get a shot of the fog coming over the Heights for her book cover. We'll ping you, if you're interested in hanging out.


Sure thing. EIP.

Maybe we could catch bucky_bacon's trip, too!
 
  2011-06-06 07:21:39 PM
Works for me. I'll see what we can do next time we're heading down that way. I know there are some other Farktography types in the area, maybe we can do a mini-meetup.
 
  2011-06-06 07:37:14 PM

olavf: maybe we can do a mini-me


pardon?
 
  2011-06-06 09:55:54 PM
Curious: pardon?

*puts pinky finker to mouth*
 
  2011-06-07 09:52:46 PM
Hey everyone, I just wanted to say hi.
I realize I've been missing out on talking to all of you because I've been spending time in TFD, and I'm hoping I can participate here a bit more instead of lurking in contests and only submitting the infrequent entry.
Nice to see a place of your own!
Cheers, HD
 
  2011-06-08 07:42:59 PM
Hellz Donkeys: Cheers, HD

Welcome aboard!
 
  2011-06-08 08:48:45 PM
Ya know...one week I'm going to have to hire some people to kidnap U-Man from Wed. night to Mon. morning so the rest of us have a chance :P
 
  2011-06-08 10:57:42 PM
From the main page: How to photograph a dragonfly^

Gonna give it a try this summer...
 
  2011-06-08 11:33:07 PM

Yugoboy: From the main page: How to photograph a dragonfly^

Gonna give it a try this summer...


patience, lots of patience. and some luck.
 
  2011-06-08 11:41:06 PM

Yugoboy: From the main page: How to photograph a dragonfly^


From a few years ago:
28.media.tumblr.com

25.media.tumblr.com

Yes, patience is the key.
 
  2011-06-09 12:59:56 AM
I just wanted to pop in and say great job on the scanner contest! Great images all around!

Thanks for all the time and creativity you guys/gals put into the Farktography.
 
  2011-06-09 02:29:30 AM
Just FYI: I'll be offline until Saturday. Other mods will be checking this forum and the Farktography thread if anyone needs anything.
 
  2011-06-09 08:30:13 AM

Elsinore: Just FYI: I'll be offline until Saturday. Other mods will be checking this forum and the Farktography thread if anyone needs anything.


Enjoy the Girl Scouts Elsinore!

Jokes about photography and Girl Scout camp can only be creepy, and I'm not sure how to make that funny for a broad audience
 
  2011-06-09 10:43:00 AM
Yugoboy: Jokes about photography and Girl Scout camp can only be creepy, and I'm not sure how to make that funny for a broad audience

Not calling chicks 'broads' might be a good start...
 
  2011-06-09 11:00:04 AM

Curious: Yugoboy: From the main page: How to photograph a dragonfly^

Gonna give it a try this summer...

patience, lots of patience. and some luck.


It's the butterflies I have trouble with. I have only been able to get within ten feet of one once in the past three years or so.

/Curious, do you really have e-mail notification on? I wondered about that ... you must get a lot of false alarms, no? Fairly common word for a screen name--luckily I don't have that problem, although I do wish that you could change your screen name and keep the same account. When I picked mine, it was about my tenth choice, and I was trying to come up with weirder names that hadn't been taken already.
 
  2011-06-09 11:07:55 AM

olavf: Yugoboy: Jokes about photography and Girl Scout camp can only be creepy, and I'm not sure how to make that funny for a broad audience

Not calling chicks 'broads' might be a good start...


LOL; it took me a moment to get this.
 
  2011-06-09 11:26:01 AM

Zero Exponent: It's the butterflies I have trouble with. I have only been able to get within ten feet of one once in the past three years or so.


With wildlife, you often have to anticipate rather than follow. In other words, look at what they're doing and get pointed at a spot where a critter is likely to go in the future, rather than looking at where it is now.

Then wait.

It doesn't always work, but it's much more likely to succeed than chasing them, because approaching movements tend to freak things out the most, for obvious reasons.
 
  2011-06-09 12:26:02 PM

sleeping: It doesn't always work, but it's much more likely to succeed than chasing them, because approaching movements tend to freak things out the most, for obvious reasons.


With wildlife, it's sometimes serendipity.
I've got some pics to post as soon as I off-load my camera of yesterday morning. I was downtown (major city) photographing a skyscraper* and in the minipark in front of the building, I encountered a red-tailed hawk. It literally allowed me to take a couple dozen shots from maybe 20 feet. The light wasn't the greatest, and I didn't feel like risking taking the time to change the ISO, so a lot are blurry, but there's a few.
Sheer luck & right place right time. The only patience required there was keeping myself from rushing the poor bird and ruining a terrific 5 minutes.

*I get that a 40-ish story building isn't a "skyscraper" in the megalopolis world of NYC, Shanghai or Tokyo, but for most cities, it's pretty tall. It's a big part of our skyline and visible for miles around.
 
  2011-06-09 01:05:58 PM

Yugoboy: I encountered a red-tailed hawk. It literally allowed me to take a couple dozen shots from maybe 20 feet.


Yeah, red tails do seem to be quite approachable when they're up high on a perch. I don't think they see people on the ground as much of a threat. I have tried sneaking up on one on a fence post at my level, though, and that didn't work at all....
 
  2011-06-09 03:23:17 PM

sleeping: With wildlife, you often have to anticipate rather than follow. In other words, look at what they're doing and get pointed at a spot where a critter is likely to go in the future, rather than looking at where it is now.


Ah yes, the Gretzky method--go where the puck is going to be--I know it well ... but the damn things are so rare around here!

/butterflies that is, not pucks. We got lots and lots of pucks.
//GO JETS GO
 
  2011-06-09 03:51:21 PM

Zero Exponent: /Curious, do you really have e-mail notification on? I wondered about that ... you must get a lot of false alarms, no?


2 new comments mentioning you found in link 7:
Fark Farktography Forum. Discuss stuff here instead of in the actual Farktography threads.

* http://www.fark.com/comments/7/69669498
* http://www.fark.com/comments/7/69669498
* in reply to your comment http://www.fark.com/comments/7/69662221

that's what i get. or a variation of the tread number. best i can tell it only picks me up on direct quotes or bold. that's why the comment number above is repeated. one blue, one bold.

i wasn't sure i'd like it but the notification goes to my yahoo account which i check semi regularly. it has been nice to see what folks post in response to my comments in threads other than 6&7.

i have FB notification on too and that's becoming a pain. it will get turned off.
 
  2011-06-09 05:07:42 PM
Hey, I know some of you people.
 
  2011-06-09 08:01:26 PM

Gwinny: Hey, I know some of you people.

Oh noes! It's the cops! ;)

Curious I'm in the same way. I don't feel like I get spammed by mail from TF at all - unless I'm going all crazy and posting in a bunch of threads.

OTOH, every once in a while I get confirmation that my ears were, indeed burning. That's often amusing.

And Facebook, yeah. I think I'm going to go through and shut off everything except for PMs. Jeez.

 
  2011-06-10 12:29:04 AM
Funny thing... I went out for a short shoot and damn if there weren't dragonflies. Got one. Pix tomorrow, I promise (I shoulda been in bed and hour and a half ago... going now...
 
  2011-06-10 07:16:43 AM

Gwinny: Hey, I know some of you people.


Actually, we are all Alts.
 
  2011-06-10 01:18:16 PM

SilverStag: ravnostic:
Or, I may totally fail. I can't believe I suckered me into buying a $60 prop for a single contest, though.

Heh heh heh....another one :) My plan to increase scanner sales is working perfectly :)


I think I'm getting my $60 bucks worth for my purchase. :-)

But I will say, it's the most I've spent for a single farktography contest yet.
 
  2011-06-11 12:21:42 PM
plamadude30k from the scanner contest: Taking a picture of a camera-seems kind of perverse, doesn't it?

really? (new window)

what about these (new window)

or these (new window)

then there are these (new window)

or a camera in use (new window)

another camera in use (new window)

or examples of use (new window) like these (new window)

or a self portrait using the timer (new window)

then there is darkroom stuff (new window)

ok you're right having that many camera on camera shots is perverse :)
 
  2011-06-11 12:29:10 PM
of course none of those were done by using a scanner so i may have missed the point :)
 
  2011-06-11 02:41:46 PM

olavf: Yugoboy: Jokes about photography and Girl Scout camp can only be creepy, and I'm not sure how to make that funny for a broad audience

Not calling chicks 'broads' might be a good start...


Now that was funny, right there.

There were indeed times I had fun. Herding Girl Scouts seemed more an exercise in herding cats for much of the time, so it was not without its...challenges. Off to check the Farktography contest :)
 
  2011-06-12 12:32:57 PM
Congrats to ravnostic on his "Scanner as Camera" win this week!
 
  2011-06-12 02:34:48 PM
Excellent job, ravnostic, and many others as well.

Being a newbie here, I am really enjoying Farktography for the rich photo-friendly environment that it is. I've never really had "photo friends," and i think that this has provided the incentive I have been looking for. It's like having a hundred or so other photographers looking over my shoulder, all of whom have a potentially better photo on THEIR LCD. I don't mean that in a bad way, because friendly competition motivates me.

Thank you all for giving my learning curve a badly-needed kick in the tush.
 
  2011-06-12 05:59:26 PM

oddmind: I am really enjoying Farktography for the rich photo-friendly environment that it is.


it certainly is that.

I've never really had "photo friends," and i think that this has provided the incentive I have been looking for.

when i first got started in photography in the early 70s i was encouraged by semi pros and pros and it made a big difference for me. then for 30 years or so i lost that influence then got it back with farktography. the quality in those intervening years show that too. not to say it's great now :)
 
  2011-06-13 04:25:27 AM

Curious: plamadude30k from the scanner contest: Taking a picture of a camera-seems kind of perverse, doesn't it?

really? (new window)

what about these (new window)

or these (new window)

then there are these (new window)

or a camera in use (new window)

another camera in use (new window)

or examples of use (new window) like these (new window)

or a self portrait using the timer (new window)

then there is darkroom stuff (new window)

ok you're right having that many camera on camera shots is perverse :)


Wow. Reminds me of a high school friend who collected old cameras. I think his online gallery is still up: Link

I kind of like the 'behind-the-scenes' feel of taking pictures of cameras. There's something about it that's just kind of fun.
 
  2011-06-13 10:40:35 AM

plamadude30k: Reminds me of a high school friend who collected old cameras.


that's a pretty impressive collection. i actually have 6 or 7 of those myself. you still have a minolta SRT101 don't you? i had a SRT102 as my first 35mm camera.
 
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