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  2011-09-15 07:13:47 AM

Elsinore: Yugoboy: I need voting enabled for THIS^ OBO for Farktographer.

(I'll be asking at farktography.net, too)

It's fixx0red


I thank you, and I'm sure Farktographer does as well, as all 3 of his OBOs are doing better than my three right now.
 
  2011-09-15 08:17:37 AM

Yugoboy:
I thank you, and I'm sure Farktographer does as well, as all 3 of his OBOs are doing better than my three right now.



lol They're probably doing better than mine, too. Oi! lol
 
  2011-09-18 12:16:20 PM
Congrats to U-Man on his "Summer Daze" win this week!
 
  2011-09-18 01:11:09 PM
Thanks y'all. See you for 'Airborne' in a few days.
 
  2011-09-21 08:24:05 PM
Um...yeah...


Can you get me his phone number?

:o)
 
  2011-09-21 08:57:23 PM
*Sigh*. I've been doing so well, remembering to enable voting..then I screw up on my first try today. Not that it really needs voting...but just the same, may I impose on someone to fix that?

Thanks.
 
  2011-09-21 11:12:00 PM

oddmind: *Sigh*. I've been doing so well, remembering to enable voting..then I screw up on my first try today. Not that it really needs voting...but just the same, may I impose on someone to fix that?

Thanks.


Yep, got it!
 
  2011-09-22 10:02:49 PM
Is anyone else having problems voting? I did a few last night, but now when I try I keep getting an "Are you a bot?" message and it doesn't record my vote and these are ones I hadn't voted for earlier.
 
  2011-09-23 02:30:56 PM

kashari: Is anyone else having problems voting? I did a few last night, but now when I try I keep getting an "Are you a bot?" message and it doesn't record my vote and these are ones I hadn't voted for earlier.


Hmm haven't had issues myself, but that doesn't always mean much. Have you reported this to Farkback?
 
  2011-09-24 01:38:16 AM

Elsinore: kashari: Is anyone else having problems voting? I did a few last night, but now when I try I keep getting an "Are you a bot?" message and it doesn't record my vote and these are ones I hadn't voted for earlier.

Hmm haven't had issues myself, but that doesn't always mean much. Have you reported this to Farkback?


No, I'm traveling, so maybe it's something to do with the hotel network or something like that, although it took my first set of votes ok. If I have trouble next week, I'll check with them though. Thanks Els!

GREAT stuff this week, especially loved the Eagle & Osprey shots!
 
  2011-09-25 12:07:35 PM
Definitely great stuff this week! And congrats to aspidities on a well deserved "Airborne" win!
 
  2011-09-28 09:41:27 PM
x-posting from the .net forum: Can I get my 2011-09-28 09:03:51 PM? I uploaded the wrong image size and it's been dropped. kthx.
 
  2011-09-28 09:42:03 PM
er, 2011-09-28 09:03:51 PM deleted that is :P
 
  2011-09-28 11:28:44 PM

olavf: er, 2011-09-28 09:03:51 PM deleted that is :P


Yep, got it
 
  2011-09-29 12:52:07 AM
Thankee!
 
  2011-09-29 03:28:09 AM
Ennuipoet Your "O" face cracked me up when I realized what the magazine was, good one!
 
  2011-10-01 08:39:44 AM
Hi folks, I have an old Minolta Maxxum 450si SLR that is gathering dust in my closet and Mrs. Flab has handed me an ultimatum.

I notice that there's a pile of them on e-Bay... Should I even try selling it there? If so, the whole package, just the 35-70mm lens, just the manuals? Or is it a waste of time and I should just hand it over to a place that recycles electronic gadgets?
 
  2011-10-01 11:24:07 PM

Flab: Hi folks, I have an old Minolta Maxxum 450si SLR that is gathering dust in my closet and Mrs. Flab has handed me an ultimatum.

I notice that there's a pile of them on e-Bay... Should I even try selling it there? If so, the whole package, just the 35-70mm lens, just the manuals? Or is it a waste of time and I should just hand it over to a place that recycles electronic gadgets?


I guarantee you somebody in Farktography would pay at least for shipping for that thing. Might want to inquire over there.

One thing to try before giving up and giving away is Craigslist. Fewer hassles than Ebay. You're generally dealing local, you get money right away, and (unlike Ebay) there's likely to be far less competition.

If it's gathering dust, then figure out a fair price and ask about 50% more, with a "or best offer" at the end. Slowly come down every few days 'til it sells.
 
  2011-10-01 11:27:05 PM

Flab: Hi folks, I have an old Minolta Maxxum 450si SLR that is gathering dust in my closet and Mrs. Flab has handed me an ultimatum.

I notice that there's a pile of them on e-Bay... Should I even try selling it there? If so, the whole package, just the 35-70mm lens, just the manuals? Or is it a waste of time and I should just hand it over to a place that recycles electronic gadgets?


Call your local school district and see if any of the high schools teach photography. Contact the instructor. Offer to donate the camera, for use by a student who needs one.
 
  2011-10-02 11:05:29 AM
Congrats to ravostic on his "Show of Emotion 2" win this week!
 
  2011-10-03 10:40:18 AM

Yugoboy: If it's gathering dust, then figure out a fair price and ask about 50% more


That's my biggest problem... How do you price something that's a dead-end technology, made by a company that decided to stop being in that line of business? I know that Minolta lenses fit on newer Sony cameras, but still, it's a very standard lens, that's 15 years old... I'm not sure there's a big market for that!

ravnostic: Call your local school district and see if any of the high schools teach photography.


I can try that.
 
  2011-10-05 11:17:14 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm finally starting to give up my training wheels (read: taking my dSLR off automatic mode) so any constructive criticism/tips you have for any of my photo submissions will be received gladly. I'm here to learn.
 
  2011-10-05 10:42:18 PM
Hooray! Animals! We need some concert photography next!
 
  2011-10-06 12:28:26 AM

Eeek: Hooray! Animals! We need some concert photography next!


Drop on by the farktography.net forums and suggest that one, Eeek. I'd be up for it.
 
  2011-10-06 12:48:11 AM

Flab: I know that Minolta lenses fit on newer Sony cameras, but still, it's a very standard lens, that's 15 years old...


sleeping and i have older minolta stuff but i don't know if he wants any more. i don't thank you.

oh wait, you may not know sleeping he's mostly at Farktography.net.

you might want to join if you aren't a member and post a thread in the hardware section.
 
  2011-10-06 12:52:17 AM

Flab: I'm not sure there's a big market for that!


also you might join photo.net and post there. i got rid of a bunch of darkroom equipment through there. i was giving it away however but it went to folks who (said) they were going to use it.
 
  2011-10-06 01:00:30 AM

DirkTheDaring: Hi everyone!

I'm finally starting to give up my training wheels (read: taking my dSLR off automatic mode) so any constructive criticism/tips you have for any of my photo submissions will be received gladly. I'm here to learn.


Is there anything in particular you're seeking input on or wondering about?
 
  2011-10-06 01:02:26 AM

Eeek: Hooray! Animals! We need some concert photography next!



Ya know, I think we've done general musicans and bands, but not specific concert photography. Of course, you'd stand a good chance of winning that one ;)
 
  2011-10-09 04:38:44 PM
Congrats to aspidites on the "Where the Wild Things Are" win this week!
 
  2011-10-16 11:47:58 AM
Congrats to orionid on his "Infrastructure" win this week!
 
  2011-10-19 06:19:41 PM

Here's an early b-side from tonights contest

farm7.static.flickr.com


Immediately thought of the Farktography contest, and ravnostic--who is always saying he needs more round tuits.
 
  2011-10-19 08:18:51 PM

Zero Exponent: Here's an early b-side from tonights contest



Immediately thought of the Farktography contest, and ravnostic--who is always saying he needs more round tuits.


And I always do!
 
  2011-10-20 02:29:29 AM
Politicians are financial deadbeats? Who woulda thunk?
 
  2011-10-20 02:30:30 AM

Bigdogdaddy: Politicians are financial deadbeats? Who woulda thunk?


Wrong thread. WTF?
 
  2011-10-20 10:59:01 AM
U-Man; I keep going back to your light bulb picture and scrolling upanddown, upanddown.
 
  2011-10-20 12:18:29 PM

ravnostic: U-Man; I keep going back to your light bulb picture and scrolling upanddown, upanddown.


ravnostic, I noticed that too. The effect is more pronounced on my laptop than on my desk.

btw - they are clear glass marbles, arranged on a window screen (propped up on my desk and a light stand) with ambient light from my computer monitor and a small light underneath. Something like a 10 sec exposure (f/10ish for some depth of field). Then I shined a laser light on single marble for 1/2 - 3/4 of the exposure time.

Your ferris wheel rocks. I gotta find one of those next summer.
 
  2011-10-20 12:40:03 PM

U-Man: ravnostic: U-Man; I keep going back to your light bulb picture and scrolling upanddown, upanddown.

ravnostic, I noticed that too. The effect is more pronounced on my laptop than on my desk.

btw - they are clear glass marbles, arranged on a window screen (propped up on my desk and a light stand) with ambient light from my computer monitor and a small light underneath. Something like a 10 sec exposure (f/10ish for some depth of field). Then I shined a laser light on single marble for 1/2 - 3/4 of the exposure time.

Your ferris wheel rocks. I gotta find one of those next summer.


Again, with the good quality marbles (see contest thread). I gotta get me some of them. :o)

//the ferris? Well, it's a b-side to "State Fair", so I thought I'd throw it in and get a jump on the game. I have a dozen more just like it only without any interesting color or patterns in the wheel, whatsoever. I thought to myself, "Self, if you used it now, before it was cliche and overdone, it might be served better." Chalk one up to foresight, and one down to preparedness for "State Fair".

I'm going back, this weekend. So piffle. ;oD
 
  2011-10-20 11:15:02 PM
ravnostic--This is probalby getting a little much for the main thread, so I thought i would continue with the glass marbles here. What you want to search for is "glass lampworking" or "torch work." Hopefully, you live in an area where you can find a class. Keep me posted! The result is sure to be photogenic, as well as fun to make.
 
  2011-10-21 11:09:58 AM

oddmind: ravnostic--This is probalby getting a little much for the main thread, so I thought i would continue with the glass marbles here. What you want to search for is "glass lampworking" or "torch work." Hopefully, you live in an area where you can find a class. Keep me posted! The result is sure to be photogenic, as well as fun to make.


I looked around, and the city of Mesa has a glass program with it's art department (Mesa is good that way...for now.) The whole 7 week beginning class is around $350 with supplies. Not in my discretionary funds at the moment. But they have a one day marble class that's $42 plus $15 in supplies, in November and on a Sunday following a non-Saturday schedule (I work nights, w-f and every other sat., till 6:30am). That might be the ticket.

Thanks for the search info--it narrowed me down to nearby Mesa, though I'd suggest their art department invest some of them funds into a better website. Sheesh--it was awful.
 
  2011-10-21 01:13:03 PM

ravnostic: I looked around, and the city of Mesa has a glass program with it's art department (Mesa is good that way...for now.) The whole 7 week beginning class is around $350 with supplies. Not in my discretionary funds at the moment. But they have a one day marble class that's $42 plus $15 in supplies, in November and on a Sunday following a non-Saturday schedule (I work nights, w-f and every other sat., till 6:30am). That might be the ticket.

Thanks for the search info--it narrowed me down to nearby Mesa, though I'd suggest their art department invest some of them funds into a better website. Sheesh--it was awful.


Your price in Mesa sounds about right. I had two 8-hour blocks of instruction, and it was about $325. The Marble Class sounds great, too! I might have taken that one first if it had been offered. 16 hours was a lot to jump into for a newbie. I haven't been back yet, but I might.

And to make your mouth water just a bit more, here's an "in progress" shot, plus a couple of other two things I made that were worth keeping

farm7.static.flickr.com

farm7.static.flickr.com

farm7.static.flickr.com
 
  2011-10-23 10:24:57 AM
Boy that was a tight contest! Congrats aspidites, that's a fine photo you took there! Also glad to see that nwdad's shot got to the top ten. It's nice to see a quality late entry make up for lost time. :o)
 
  2011-10-23 10:51:41 AM
Congrats to aspidites for his "That's No Moon..." win this week!
 
  2011-10-23 09:04:34 PM
Leave for a couple of days and everything changes. I was expecting to come back and see that nwdad's shot in the top spot or ravnostic's still on top.
 
  2011-10-24 01:35:58 AM
i.imgur.com
 
  2011-10-24 06:10:26 AM

libranoelrose: [i.imgur.com image 480x600]


Mods: this has what do to with what?
 
  2011-10-24 01:37:04 PM

ravnostic: libranoelrose: [i.imgur.com image 480x600]

Mods: this has what do to with what?



Looks like two ladies, one of whom is sporting a camera around her neck. It would be hard to be truly "off topic" in this forum. The community forums are typically chatty, sometimes on, sometimes off topic. In this case, the Fark Farktography forum is ostensibly primarily concerned with photos, photography, and Farktography. Since libranoelrose posted a photo, particularly one including a camera and featuring some wimmens that at least some proportion of Farkers would find attractive......well, you get the picture, eh? ;)
 
  2011-10-29 08:31:26 AM
Be vewy, vewy quiet...
 
  2011-10-30 12:40:45 PM
Congrats to gambitsgirl for her "Graves 3: Return to the Land of the Dead" win this week!
 
  2011-10-30 03:56:56 PM
Wow, what a week! I spent a lot of time bouncing between 9th place and 11th, then dropped to 13th; heck, I'm just happy to have placed anywhere near the top at all :) Who knows where I'll be when this officially closes?

As usual, the pic I thought would do well tanked, and the one I thought would garner the least amount of votes got the best, which just goes to show that I have no idea what people actually like, and my tastes are very different from 'neurotypical' norms.

For gambitsgirl: oh how I wish you could have been #1 with something else. I can't imagine.
 
  2011-10-31 01:08:05 PM

libranoelrose: [i.imgur.com image 480x600]


Looking for an extra memory card? Batteries?

Lulz
 
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