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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 645: "In Memoriam: Night Skies, Landscapes, & Abandoned Places." Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( farktography.proceduraltexture.com) divider line
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2017-09-09 12:24:44 AM  
19 votes:

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Eta Aquarids over Acadia

Visiting Acadia National Park for my first time this May, I dragged myself out of bed and down to a rocky shoreline at butt-crack thirty on a cold-arse morning. This was actually my second test frame, still dialing in exposure and composition. While it was exposing, I saw the green fireball, and thought that it would be neat if I caught it. Then, on review, I saw that not only did I catch it, I also caught four other smaller meteors. Living in a place with much less clear skies, I usually ignore all but the Persieds shower, so I had to google to see what shower I was actually seeing that night.

2017-09-14 05:24:53 AM  
16 votes:
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"People will often give you a detailed tour of the underside of the bus that they will throw you under later."
3/3
2017-09-08 03:55:48 PM  
15 votes:
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2017-09-14 05:13:45 AM  
13 votes:
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The most overshot church in America before the roof caved in.

1/3
2017-09-09 12:16:58 AM  
13 votes:

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Milky Way over Newfound Gap

A stone's throw from the Tennessee/North Carolina State Line

2017-09-08 10:39:46 AM  
13 votes:
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2017-09-08 10:32:49 AM  
13 votes:
First shot of mine that came to mind. 
Jimi Hendrix Memorial at night in Renton, Washington
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2017-09-14 12:20:22 AM  
12 votes:
Decaying Shelter Barn on a Misty Night
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I even shot this with the lens soosh made famous: The Tokina 12-24mm.
2017-09-14 12:18:38 AM  
12 votes:
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2017-09-08 03:53:46 PM  
12 votes:
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2017-09-08 10:34:15 AM  
11 votes:
Night reflections
High Rock Fire Look out.  Mount Rainier 
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2017-09-14 12:20:33 AM  
10 votes:
Joshua Tree National Park

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2017-09-14 12:14:51 AM  
10 votes:
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Glendalough Monestary Graveyard
2017-09-09 12:33:12 AM  
10 votes:

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Artificial Aurora

While there's not much of Soosh's favorite subject at my latitude,
I do have the privilege of being within line-of-sight to most launches from NASA's flight facility at Wallops Island. So, when NASA announced their plans to create an artificial aurora with ionizing noctilucent clouds, I started a quest to make sure I caught it. For over a month, I chased locations, and I set up my equipment only to break it down again due to a launch scrub for one reason or another. Finally, I was able to sneak out to my employer's parking lot while working night shift to catch the launch.

2017-09-14 05:06:02 AM  
9 votes:
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It was a long night. The gods were pissed.
2017-09-14 01:44:46 AM  
9 votes:
Central California sunset.
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2017-09-13 04:07:40 AM  
9 votes:
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dp3 [BareFark]
2017-09-14 09:26:58 AM  
8 votes:
Stairs to nowhere, Hanoi, Vietnam 2015
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2017-09-14 05:18:02 AM  
8 votes:
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"there are worse things than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do it's too late and there's nothing worse than too late"

2/3
2017-09-14 01:10:16 AM  
8 votes:
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2017-09-14 12:17:32 AM  
8 votes:
Paradise Valley, Livingston Montana
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2017-09-13 04:03:24 AM  
8 votes:
Field of mustard plants at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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2017-09-12 10:51:01 PM  
8 votes:
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I never got to know soosh, but looking back at his photos, it looks like he was interested in a lot of the same subjects I am. Here's a general store about thirty miles outside of Birmingham. The Marsh & Sons store was open from 1931 to 1994 offering goods and groceries to the community of Locust Fork. In another twenty years, there may be a subdivision here for all I know, but for now, the store stands as a momento of the small town life that's slowly fading away. (Locust Fork, Alabama, August 2017)
2017-09-08 10:35:28 AM  
7 votes:
Wild horse Monument 
Near Vantage Washington.
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dp3 [BareFark]
2017-09-14 09:34:54 AM  
6 votes:
Floating away, Las Vegas 2013 (?) 
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2017-09-14 05:00:40 AM  
6 votes:
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Earlier this week, Point Mugu State Beach, California
2017-09-12 10:07:59 AM  
6 votes:
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From 2015 with a FinePix S9250
2017-09-08 10:38:09 AM  
6 votes:
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2017-09-14 05:52:20 AM  
5 votes:
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Taken back in 2008 in, I believe, rural Alabama.
2017-09-14 01:30:10 PM  
4 votes:
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2017-09-14 09:30:34 AM  
4 votes:
A storm in the distance, Madagascar 2013
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2017-09-14 02:15:03 AM  
4 votes:
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2017-09-14 01:37:15 AM  
4 votes:
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Abandoned and falling-down barn near Elkhart, IL.
2017-09-14 12:36:43 AM  
4 votes:
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2017-09-13 04:01:36 AM  
4 votes:
Abandoned house on an abandoned lake
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2017-09-12 10:54:21 PM  
4 votes:
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Genuine San Francisco Fog® blankets this valley in Mount Tamalpais  State Park in the Golden Gate Recreational Area. (Marin County, California, August 2017)
2017-09-11 07:03:53 AM  
4 votes:
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Dawn in Albuquerque, NM
2017-09-14 11:12:53 AM  
3 votes:
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/Barn and Moon...
2017-09-14 02:55:46 AM  
3 votes:
Calgary skyline
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Sky was much smokier in the original. Cleaned it up to give it a cleaner "light pollution" look.
2017-09-14 02:15:52 AM  
3 votes:
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2017-09-14 02:03:26 AM  
3 votes:
Waiting for the clouds to clear with bonus airplane strobes.
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2017-09-14 12:58:03 AM  
3 votes:
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End of a great day of sailing on Lake McConaughy, Nebraska.
2017-09-08 03:06:34 PM  
3 votes:
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Taken shortly after my grandfather died from the back porch of their home. It had rained all day and the sky was a beautiful color as the sun descended.
2017-09-15 09:25:46 PM  
2 votes:
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Wizard Island, Crater Lake Oregon. Hazy day, so this was the best I could get.
2017-09-14 11:08:01 AM  
2 votes:
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/Duskish in upstate NY
2017-09-14 09:01:36 AM  
2 votes:
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The moon and Venus in the evening sky.
2017-09-14 08:55:23 AM  
2 votes:
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Back yard at night...
2017-09-14 08:07:46 AM  
2 votes:
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sunset 10_23c by Jonathan, on Flickr
2017-09-14 07:59:26 AM  
2 votes:
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Tivoli Gardens, Italy
2017-09-14 01:34:29 AM  
2 votes:
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2017-09-14 01:29:55 AM  
2 votes:
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2017-09-14 12:28:12 AM  
2 votes:
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2017-09-14 12:10:37 AM  
2 votes:
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Los Angeles in the distance as the most godforsaken heat wave finally broke around sunset during some thunderstorms over Labor Day weekend. View from San Dumas, CA.
2017-09-12 10:51:20 PM  
2 votes:
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A friend's balcony provided this look at the Bay Area sky through palms probably imported from Los Angeles. It's sunsets like these that keep me looking forward to trips out west. (Santa Clara, California, August 2017)
2017-09-15 10:33:10 PM  
1 vote:
"Travels"

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The "other" Silver Lake, CA.  The one you can't find unless you know where to look.  Somehow, this one seems the most appropriate of my lot.
2017-09-15 09:30:44 PM  
1 vote:
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Cityscape/landscape - Lake Union and a chunk of Seattle, from the Space Needle last year.

Never knew or interacted with Soosh (never heard of him until the thread after his accident), but seems he touched quite a lot of people. RIP, radio/photography man.
2017-09-15 09:22:33 PM  
1 vote:
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Yellow Waters billabong, NT Australia. Many long ago, with a lil' Walmart point-and-shoot early digital camera...
2017-09-15 06:28:48 PM  
1 vote:
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Somewhere along the forgotten part of CA-16, there is a wide spot along the road with a not-abandoned old shed and a truck.
2017-09-14 12:07:23 PM  
1 vote:
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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
2017-09-14 08:03:19 AM  
1 vote:
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Tivoli Gardens, Italy
2017-09-14 01:46:21 AM  
1 vote:
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2017-09-14 01:41:24 AM  
1 vote:
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Illinois is very, very flat in the middle. Fields and tornado-damaged trees near that abandoned barn near Elkhart,
2017-09-14 01:39:30 AM  
1 vote:
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Moon and clouds on a recent night, best single shot with just default basic settings that my camera phone can manage at night but it turned out pretty good for all that.
 
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