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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 478: "You Can't Fight City Hall 2". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2014-06-28 03:37:31 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "You Can't Fight City Hall 2"

: In honor of Independence Day in the US, photos of government buildings, including but not limited to City Hall, State Capitol, National Capitol, Department buildings, Fire Department, Sewer and Water, whatever... as long as it's owned by a government or has some government purpose.

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. Levels, curves, contrast, saturation, crop, and black-and-white conversion tools may be used judiciously, but not to cartoonish or unrealistic extremes. Avoid applying artistic filters for the purpose of mimicking film, tilt-shift, toy camera, etc type effects. HDR and panorama stitching either in-camera or in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (true 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.
- Drop by the Farktography Forum on Fark (new window) or (for chatting, critique, techtalk and so on)
- Stats can be found here.
2014-07-01 08:17:05 PM

Under Construction

2014-07-01 08:18:03 PM

Capitol at Dawn

2014-07-02 06:07:28 AM

Melbourne Town Hall

2014-07-02 06:08:44 AM

Sydney Customs House

2014-07-02 06:10:47 AM

Museum of Contemporary Art

2014-07-02 03:53:58 PM

US Customs House. Portland Maine
2014-07-02 03:56:02 PM

US Customs house. Portland Maine.
2014-07-02 04:01:57 PM

US Customs House. Portland Maine.
2014-07-02 05:05:09 PM

bureaucracy is everywhere!
2014-07-02 05:06:19 PM

The NPS' seismograph at Lassen Volcanic National Park
2014-07-02 05:07:22 PM  
2014-07-02 06:01:36 PM

Gallatin County Court House, Bozeman MT
(Click img for full size, linky for Picasa album)


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
2014-07-02 06:06:06 PM

Frisco LIbrary - Frisco, Texas
(Click img for full size, linky for Picasa album)


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
2014-07-02 06:12:21 PM

Tarrant County Courthouse - Ft. Worth Texas
(Click img for full size, linky for Picasa album)


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
2014-07-02 11:46:05 PM

Lucky timing in DC just a couple of weeks ago...
2014-07-03 12:01:20 AM

Gargoyle owl on a Chicago library

2014-07-03 12:02:03 AM

Snowmass, CO police station

2014-07-03 12:02:34 AM

Cascadia-style Public Library
2014-07-03 12:02:45 AM

Savannah, GA courthouse

2014-07-03 12:04:23 AM

Cascadia-style Small-town City Hall

/and zoning office, planning office, ISP office, water utility office....
2014-07-03 12:06:21 AM

Cascadia-style Police Department

CSB: As I was taking these photos, an employee noticed me out on the sidewalk and assumed it was illegal or suspicious that I would be taking a photo of a public building. She called an officer to respond. (In one of the shots, I can see the angry, frightened scowl of the woman staring directly into the camera.)

The cruiser squealed to a stop behind me as I was still on the sidewalk shooting.

After a short interrogation -- "Why on earth would you want to photograph the PD?" -- he agreed the people inside were paranoid and ignorant of the law, and that I could continue. He did ask for my ID, but I told him I didn't have it, and he didn't even ask for my name after that. We wished each other a good day and he drove off with a grin on his face.

2014-07-03 12:37:37 AM

Cleetwood Cove, Crater Lake Oregon

2014-07-03 12:38:47 AM

Dallas City Hall

2014-07-03 01:27:04 AM  
Pillars of Justice

All that remains of our original county courthouse from the 1800s. In 1961 they replaced it with an ugly boxy building in the then-new brutalist style.
2014-07-03 01:30:33 AM  
Brutalism at the City-County Building

This is what passes for decorative elements in brutalist architecture.
2014-07-03 04:14:33 AM
Maricopa County Jail - Old Madison Street Jail (decommissioned 2004) - Recreation yard
2014-07-03 04:16:15 AM

Maricopa County Jail - Old Madison Street Jail - Cell Graffiti
2014-07-03 06:02:34 AM

Fall River, MA City Hall. (Now with voting)
2014-07-03 06:03:59 AM

Justice Center, Fall River, MA
2014-07-03 07:01:55 AM  

The Pentagon

2014-07-03 07:04:39 AM

Tioga County Court House, Owego, NY
2014-07-03 08:27:53 AM  
1 of 3:  Surprisingly good burgers at City Hall
Decatur, GA
Clickr for Flickr.
2014-07-03 08:28:58 AM  
2 of 3:  Filigreed Ministry Building (but i forget which ministry -- trade maybe?)
Paris, FR
Clickr for Flickr.
2014-07-03 08:30:23 AM  
3 of 3: Ministry of Justice
London, UK
Clickr for Flickr
2014-07-03 10:23:24 AM

Albany St. Ithaca NY Jul. '06
2014-07-03 11:29:50 AM

The old retired firehouse at Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey, a little gem of a structure.
2014-07-03 05:34:08 PM
2014-07-03 08:05:26 PM

Parliament House

Canberra, ACT, Australia

2014-07-04 12:02:55 AM

DeKalb County Courthouse, Sycamore, IL
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