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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 412: "The Onion on Your Belt". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line 84
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2013-03-27 08:00:24 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!
This Week's Theme: "The Onion on Your Belt"

: Show us your anachronisms, your outdated tech, your antiques, your junk people see and know you're old.

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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2013-03-27 08:01:29 PM
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"When I was a boy we didn't text message break up!  We wrote a LETTER!"

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My Grandfather's pocket watch
(and the vest from my 70's suit aka the Vegas suit)
2013-03-27 08:02:10 PM
Polaroid SX-70
2013-03-27 08:02:20 PM
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"And we had to mail it in a MAILBOX not your new fangled eputers!"

2013-03-27 08:02:54 PM

Orginal NES bits and pieces - the rest of it is still hooked up
(Click img for full size, linky for Picasa album)


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
Google has been messing with my albums occasionally, if this image is broken it should be resolved shortly...
2013-03-27 08:03:19 PM
Hamilton Secometer B
2013-03-27 08:03:22 PM

Standard tools.
2013-03-27 08:04:05 PM

An 1940's Monopoly game
2013-03-27 08:04:16 PM

Nikkor 128mm f2.8 "On black"


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
Google has been messing with my albums occasionally, if this image is broken it should be resolved shortly...
2013-03-27 08:05:29 PM  
Film is Not Dead

Just the film cameras I've actually shot film through. L to R: Canon AE-1P (1981)Polaroid 250 Land Camera (1960s), Balda Baldini German Folder (top) (late 1940s), Argus C-3 (bottom) courtesy of orionid (early 1950s), Brownie Hawkeye Flash (top) (1950s), Seagull (bottom) (2009ish), Polaroid 220 Land Camera (1960s). Various films.
2013-03-27 08:05:32 PM
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"And when you got drunk a week later and wanted to get back together you called her one THESE! Now, get off my lawn!"
2013-03-27 08:05:42 PM

1983 Campagnolo Super Record Rear Derailleur


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
Google has been messing with my albums occasionally, if this image is broken it should be resolved shortly...
2013-03-27 08:05:46 PM

"90's" Technology.
2013-03-27 08:08:22 PM

This is the Agfa D-1 machine that I have in my lab. Today was its last day of production before being stripped of useful parts and scrapped. The film processor side of the machine was shut down over five years ago because we were getting so few rolls of film to process. This machine has produced over two million prints in its lifespan. New, this machine cost over $125,'s being replaced by a Fuji dry processor that is half the size and costs less than $20,000. I, for one, will miss the smell of developer.
2013-03-27 08:11:37 PM

My first wireless keyboard.
2013-03-27 08:13:16 PM
My first wired keyboard.
2013-03-27 08:22:38 PM
Old enough to remember when everyone had one of these by their television.
2013-03-27 08:47:42 PM  
The Onion in my Baby Sling

Repurposed 1950s large format twin lens reflex camera. Shooting digital photos through the ground glass viewfinder of the 12.5 pound beast. Passersby were...intrigued? confused? scared? All of the above?
2013-03-27 09:05:30 PM

Grandfather's hand-made point driver for well digging. It's over 80 years old at this point.
It now resides in my front yard.
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A shot from the other side. I went back and rescued this off of the farm when I learned a developer was buying the land to level it out and put a subdivision in.
2013-03-27 09:09:57 PM  
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2013-03-27 09:14:42 PM

Antique trumpet (1919 Holton)

Biggie at wordpress
more pics and at the veterans cemetery
2013-03-27 09:14:47 PM

Grandmothers gardening box that was made by my grandfather, that I later took, sanded and refinished by hand, and painted/stenciled and made into a hope chest for my fiancé.

It's older than both of us and a sibling put together, and she proudly displays it in the living room.
2013-03-27 09:18:09 PM

biggie at wordpress
lots of old computers
2013-03-27 09:45:19 PM

Mid 70s portable.
2013-03-27 10:07:58 PM

"So... 50K for the computer and 20k for Alias|Wavefront?" "Sure, why not."

2013-03-27 10:10:28 PM

I remember sitting around with a bunch of people when I was in college, everybody staring at my watch and the little tennis ball going around and around and around.  We were entranced, it was magic man.
2013-03-27 11:32:29 PM  
Remember the iPod Mini?  The short-lived ancestor of the iPod Nano?
With oh-so-caressable clickwheel and delightful monochrome screen?

I bought this one 9 years ago.  It won't die.  It is built like a tank.  It has outlived about 15 pairs of earphones.
I keep telling myself that I won't buy myself a fancy new player until this one packs it in.  Might have to wait a while.

Not that I mind...
2013-03-28 12:01:09 AM  
Palomino Blackwing Pencils and Kum (German) Two Stage Sharpener

Seriously, I love these pencils and sharpener. I carry a little notebook in my purse with one of the Palominos. I do use my smart phone for calendar stuff and notes, but there's something more satisfying about the tactile process of writing a list of things to do and crossing it all off as it gets done. (Similar but different frame from one I've used before)
2013-03-28 12:01:51 AM

Slide Rule

Never forget a room full of nerds wielding these things got us to the moon, not Windows 8.
2013-03-28 12:02:36 AM

Motorola StarTAC

Still works!
2013-03-28 12:03:13 AM

Unfortunately, not my abs

However, we're all set for laundry if the EMP bomb blows...
2013-03-28 12:03:45 AM
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I play the world's oldest instrument

2013-03-28 12:08:39 AM

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Nikon Zoom 8, through the focusing screen of a Nikon F4.

2013-03-28 12:09:32 AM
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An image worth more than a thousand words.

2013-03-28 12:10:29 AM
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I still use this one from time to time.

2013-03-28 12:13:49 AM

The Greenie Hawkeye Flash

I don't just use antique cameras. I take them apart, clean them, lubricate the moving parts, modify them as desired (this one has had the lens changed and was painted) then put them back together and abuse them.
2013-03-28 12:15:03 AM

My grandma's recipe box (and the zucchini muffin I made from it this evening)
2013-03-28 12:19:38 AM
Zenith Betamax circa 1979

2013-03-28 12:22:32 AM

now with voting, this new-fangled HTML5 just gets in the way, dagnabit
2013-03-28 12:30:35 AM  
Part of an old Juki sewing machine.
2013-03-28 12:34:16 AM  
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2013-03-28 12:34:23 AM
Intellivision games, with 7kb ROM shown
2013-03-28 12:34:57 AM

440 Naturally Aspirated Ponies

None of that computerized bullshiat
2013-03-28 12:38:59 AM
Anime on laserdisc.

In the olden days, if you wanted to watch subtitled Japanese cartoons, someone would hook their laserdisc player up to an Amiga hooked up to a S-VHS deck, and the Amiga would digitally add subtitles.  Then you had an S-VHS master.  Then they'd record that to regular VHS and let everyone know.  The people who wanted a copy would mail you a money order, and you'd mail them a VHS tape.  And that's how we fansubbed in the olden days.
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