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2007-02-18 05:59:44 PM  
no comment from forked_at_fark for awhile now.maybe she saw the logic? on fark.
2007-02-18 05:59:48 PM  
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I've... just... made... contact!
2007-02-18 06:01:18 PM  
PhysicsJunky [TotalFark]

I still stand by my position that it's clear between the two pictures taken she doesn't know how to use her camera properly.

No argument there. That camera has a good manual focus, but at the long end of the zoom *especially* in low light, the autofocus hunts like crazy. But the real killer is that despite how it looks, it's not an SLR. When you peep through the viewfinder, you get roughly the same grainy lo-res LCD image you get on the little screen on the back of the camera. It's hard enough to tell if you're focused at that resolution in daylight, let alone at night.
2007-02-18 06:01:31 PM  
You know, all kidding aside, I was lying in bed the other night, and looked up to see this glowing light above my bed. It had these whirling "arms" above it, making a whoosing noise as they twirled, softly creating a breeze above my bed. I was so scared, yet mesmerized at the same time. I was about to jump out of bed and get my camera, to get photographic evidence of the object before it disappeared.

Then I realized.....I had just forgotten to turn the overhead light and fan off.
2007-02-18 06:01:33 PM  
Sir Charles

You are a gentleman and a scholar, my good sir.

/clicky save.
2007-02-18 06:01:41 PM  
hdhale :

while "U" may be up for debate,

to be a UFO, the object must be "flying".

If it is not necessarily flying then the "F" is no longer necessary.

Thus, if flying is not necessary, the term would be "UO"

therefore, as streetlight cannot fly, it cannot be a UFO.
2007-02-18 06:01:45 PM  
Is the original link to your server? Did the admins change it since F'd_@_Farks went down?
2007-02-18 06:01:47 PM  
maniacbastard: forked did you get vaporized yet, please post and let us know that you are ok.

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Anal probe!
2007-02-18 06:03:43 PM  
If you were at 48x zoom, the trailers likely came from your camera's stabilizer - an internal gyroscope that fixes your shaky hand. Software corrects for the rest of it, resulting in the main image appearing normal. (camera software is not perfect)

Try an experiment if you have a girlfriend:
Have her take a normal picture of your balls from one meter away, and then have her stand 48 meters away and photograph your balls again on 48x magnification (you may need a football stadium) and have a look at the resulting differences.

And then, whatever you do, do not post photos of your balls.
2007-02-18 06:04:28 PM  
Not to stomp on the hilarity of this thread, but it looks like you may have fallen victim to internal reflections in your lens system. Normally, during daylight photography there is so much light entering the lens from the intended subject that you can't see the reflected light from off axis objects in your image.
In this case, the internally reflected image of the streetlight was brighter than your intended target so it became visible in your image. The appearance of rain or fog around the streetlight is probably caused by the rough reflecting surface inside your camera's lens system (the wall of the lens holder). It is possible that this reflection will only occur when the off axis light source is at a particular angle from the centerline of your lens.

2007-02-18 06:05:20 PM  
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2007-02-18 06:05:33 PM  
blueswoman: Alec Beevers: I play the streetlight,

see 2007-02-18 03:53:04 PM blueswoman



My excuse is that "Streetlight" rhymes much better with "Street Life" than "Street Lamp"

/beat me to it
//RTFT next time
///Too many comments
////Too many slashies??
2007-02-18 06:06:24 PM  
Crookedx: And then, whatever you do, do not post photos of your balls.

Are you sure it's not balls this time?
2007-02-18 06:07:49 PM  
PedroWonStopVoting: home.insightbb.com

2007-02-18 06:07:52 PM  
OK rachel - that was friggin funny.
2007-02-18 06:07:59 PM  
It's a UFO flushing the toilet.
2007-02-18 06:08:01 PM  
Crookedx: Have her take a normal picture of your balls

Since Forked_at_Fark is a TFette this might be harder than you describe it.
2007-02-18 06:08:33 PM  
It obviously has something to do with 9/11.
2007-02-18 06:09:34 PM  
THANK YOU admins, for making this green!
2007-02-18 06:09:47 PM  
Sir Charles

Such fine German specimens. Perhaps they are available for a Farktoberfest party this year?
2007-02-18 06:09:51 PM  
Alec Beevers: My excuse is that "Streetlight" rhymes much better with "Street Life" than "Street Lamp"

actually, you're right. i almost went with 'light' myself. all the damned 'lampers'. who says street lamp!?!?! ;)

/and enjoy your one month's free E-Ticket
//great minds & all
2007-02-18 06:10:04 PM  
looks like a noodly appendage to me
2007-02-18 06:10:29 PM  
It's a fricking good job it's not in Boston anyway.
2007-02-18 06:10:44 PM  

Mail me, you got one too.
2007-02-18 06:11:13 PM  
krysbabe: I've... just... made... contact!


vroomazoom: ITS AN INVASION!

hahahaha! I LOL'd.
2007-02-18 06:11:26 PM  
It appears to be stuck to a chair. And so very scared. Help.

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2007-02-18 06:11:39 PM  
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q&d. Ah, lazy Sundays...
2007-02-18 06:12:04 PM  
vroomazoom: Thus, if flying is not necessary, the term would be "UO"

therefore, as streetlight cannot fly, it cannot be a UFO.

But you've identified it, as have lots of others.
Which makes it an 'O'
An object

A Street Light in fact.

Time for a PS?

Photoshop this 'O'bject
2007-02-18 06:12:12 PM  
I for one welcome the reality that it's a streetlight.

/probably a polarized reflection as aforementioned by another
2007-02-18 06:13:37 PM  
Someone ps it into this image please?

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2007-02-18 06:13:45 PM  
Sheesh people, it's a phosphorescent broken sperm. Get the poor thing a splint...
2007-02-18 06:13:50 PM  
Alec Beevers: Time for a PS?

Photoshop this 'O'bject

you mean ... like this whole thread? ;)
2007-02-18 06:14:21 PM  
I sort of thought it was the Millennium Falcon increasing the power to its sublight drive, sort of like when it turned around and flew towards the Star Destroyer Avenger (only to dock on the backside of its bridge).
2007-02-18 06:14:42 PM  
I just got an idea of how to get my first green.

I'm going to submit a completely useless waste of time.

That should work.
2007-02-18 06:14:49 PM  

2007-02-18 06:14:49 PM  
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2007-02-18 06:15:50 PM  
forked_at_fark: I was hoping that someone could actually tell me what that was.

What part of "it's a streetlamp" don't you understand, exactly?
2007-02-18 06:15:53 PM  
Looks to me like a portrait of your own idiocy.
2007-02-18 06:16:27 PM  
So this is a bit off topic, but my friend back home tells me some girl at his college wants my cock, and to send her a facebook msg. He basically said she admires my evil genius, so I'm wondering if I was diabolical enough in my phrasing. What does fark think?

So K-Man tells me that you're itching to be filled with all the little alpos that swim around in my nuts oh-so-vigorously. He also says you have a "dykey haircut" and are pretty smart. None of these things matter. Let me put it like this, Charlotte: there are two things a man like me requires in his life--blood by combat and kinky sex. I'm joining the marines when I graduate from this prestigious institution to satisfy the first need, since I can't die and be reborn in Ancient Sparta (my most fervent wish). So as for the second, if you're down with being mistreated (or mistreating) and choking down more white-hot love juice than even Achilles could produce (or sitting on my face, whatever kinky shiat takes your fancy), then I'll look forward to seeing you the next time I drop by home. Oh, and I think it would be appropriate to blast "Wrong or Right (I'm Tired)" or any other DMX song while I fark your ass until you can't walk without fondly remembering the hours we spent together as you waddle around in pain, but if you really don't like rap or something I suppose we can compromise there.


/voting enabled cuz i'm a noob and have never done that before
2007-02-18 06:16:55 PM  
It's a schooner.
2007-02-18 06:17:17 PM  
2007-02-18 06:18:44 PM  
Wait... are you in Scotland?

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2007-02-18 06:18:58 PM  
2007-02-18 06:20:41 PM  
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It's an invading fleet.
2007-02-18 06:20:48 PM  
http://www.forkedatfark.org/e107_plugins/coppermine_menu/displayimage.​php?albu m=30&pos=10

pitture 11 and theres the street light (backyard light actually)
2007-02-18 06:20:52 PM  
Some poor intergalactic player just dropped it. Give him a break.

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2007-02-18 06:20:59 PM  

excellent. hahaha
2007-02-18 06:21:18 PM  
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2007-02-18 06:21:19 PM  
the opposite of charity is justice: Someone ps it into this image please?

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2007-02-18 06:21:47 PM  
Ahhh, I come back and it's a green light!


Still a freaking streetlight!
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