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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 877: "Happy Accidents". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2022-02-19 11:55:44 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme:
Happy Accidents

Description: We've all done it: wrong settings, accidental shutter snaps, light leaks, lens flare. Post some happy accidents that you didn't mean to shoot, but still enjoy.

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.
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2022-02-20 9:13:08 PM  
Accident of timing. My husband popped up in the window right as I was snapping a picture of the cat. Thus creating the best Catbeard photo ever.

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2022-02-21 1:26:10 PM  
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DSC_0648 (2) by jambayalajo, on Flickr

/blurry junco
/Blowing rock, NC
2022-02-21 4:44:23 PM  
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40ish-year-old Kodak Tri-X developed in Caffenol CM.  Maybe 5-6 frames had these spots, and I decided not to convert the scans to B&W.
Shot in an Olympus Pen F half-frame camera, so the grain's even more pronounced.
2022-02-21 4:48:46 PM  
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A few steps underexposed at Grand Teton National Park
Catlabs 80, Olympus Six
2022-02-21 4:59:42 PM  
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My wife says this looks like our pooch Radar ate her eyes and she thinks it's hilarious.

2022-02-21 5:00:03 PM  
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An attempt at home developed B&W slides.  The weird blackness is from where the bleach step didn't work quite right, and the color is from the coffee developer.
Ultrafine Extreme 100 35mm bulk roll in a Pentax 6x7 with a panoramic frame.
2022-02-23 2:23:33 PM  
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Saw what looked to be a pretty cool scene from my hotel one morning with fog and sunlight over a small bay.  Went to go capture it and see how it looked.  Camera was still in bracket mode from shooting HDR the night before.  Turns out, I liked the 2-stops overexposed better than the "correct" exposure of an otherwise boring scene.

2022-02-23 3:27:15 PM  
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Protip: Don't use aperture priority at your partner's firebreathing show.  Even the fastest camera processors can't keep up with how quickly the light shifts.  The first half of the fireball will be grossly overexposed, and the latter half will be grossly under exposed.  That said, I love how the intensity of the over exposed fireball dominates the rest of the image.
2022-02-23 3:56:36 PM  
We didn't go downtown to see the fireworks last 4th, we socially distanced at the marina on the boat. I snapped a few pics with the Android phone and they were predictably crap. Hey, what does night shot look like? This is how it came off the phone.
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2022-02-23 10:37:13 PM  
I hadn't realized how slow the shutter had gotten when the band took the field. But I liked the sense of frenetic activity swirling around those who are still.
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Music in Motion by Elsinore, on Flickr
2022-02-23 10:39:55 PM  
I was aiming for the mating pondhawks in the background when the pondhawk in the foreground flew into the frame to say, "Oh hai guys, what's going on in here?" and stole the focus.
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2022-02-24 12:01:28 AM  
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Downtown LA from the Hollywood sign, with bonus unwanted lens flare

2022-02-24 12:02:20 AM  
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Blurry plane landing over Maho Beach, Saint Martin

I thought a shutter speed of 1/200s would be sufficient for a crisp capture.  It wasn't even close.
While it doesn't look too bad at posted size, a full-size crop makes it pretty obvious:

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2022-02-24 12:03:13 AM  
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Raindrops on my window

Taken from the plane as I was leaving the island, I meant to capture the other side of Maho Beach.
Instead, my phone camera focused on the raindrops.

2022-02-24 12:51:25 AM  
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Dinner Plate Moon

I intended to focus on the moon, but got the branches instead.  I though the way the moon seemed to have a border around out this out of focus was kind of cool.
2022-02-24 12:58:56 AM  
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Twerkin' Towhee

This california towhee chose just the wrong (right) moment to shake his tail feathers.  Work it, birdie!
2022-02-24 1:23:54 AM  
My poor cellphone camera has seen it's last. LG, in its infinite wisdom, mounted the plastic-covered camera lenses right next to the finger scanner. Needless to say, photos are crap.

So... I dug out the old Fuji bridge camera, which I have not used in 10 years. And didn't have on my glasses, so I had no clue if it was focusing on the subject or not. As you can see by the photo, *not* is the operative word:

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2022-02-24 2:00:29 AM  
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Buy two, get one free

I thought I was taking a photo of a juvenile owl and his mother.  I didn't see his little brother hiding behind him till I got home and saw it on my computer screen.
2022-02-24 2:10:06 AM  
Last Saturday 5.06am. Decided to set out early with the dog and suddenly decided to 'shoot the moon' with my iPhone.  I don't always take pics in the dark but when I do, I accidentally catch a meteor.

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2022-02-24 8:49:20 AM  
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The snow was melting off of the cedar tree so fast it looked like it was raining. Then the sun peeked out and boom, instant christmas lights!
2022-02-24 2:06:32 PM  
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Was trying to use the camera to diagnose a water leak in the intake line to the fridge. Accidently took a photo instead of turning off the camera.
2022-02-24 2:28:15 PM  
I was taking photos at an art event held in an old industrial complex. I had been there all day and I was exhausted. It was also pitch black other than the exhibits that were lit up. Heading to my car I got the idea to set the camera on timer with a flash. I have no idea why that made sense except that I was so tired. This is what I got. I had no idea there was a guy so close to me and he had no idea I was about to blind him. This always makes me laugh.
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