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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 166: Tricky. Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2008-08-13 8:00:55 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Tricky"

: Trick photography: Post photos that appear to be 'shopped, but aren't.

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.
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- 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.

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2008-08-13 8:01:28 PM  

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Star of Stars

2008-08-13 8:01:40 PM  
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Bloom Effect
Nan Ling Gardens, Hong Kong, China
(Created by an air-conditioned camera being
exposed to 35deg C, 90% humidity conditions)

2008-08-13 8:01:49 PM  
1 of 2 unless i change my mind ;)

Egypt, April 1988
Film Camera
None of the other pictures on the roll looked.... strange.

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2008-08-13 8:02:04 PM  

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The recent Feline contest was actually the self-portrait contest.
2008-08-13 8:02:32 PM  
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Lens Flare! (... and Duke Sucks)
USA Basketball International Challenge, Macau, China
(Created by a simultaneous flash from someone
else's camera right over Coach K's head)

2008-08-13 8:02:36 PM Full Size

The coin is in the air

2008-08-13 8:02:39 PM  
"Lakshmi" Full Size

Stroboscopic flash with long exposure creates multiple exposures within the same frame/exposure. Similar, but not the same as some other stroboscopic shots I've posted.
2008-08-13 8:02:42 PM  

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Yes, that is a drill in there.
2008-08-13 8:02:56 PM  
2 of 2

flying frog?

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2008-08-13 8:03:05 PM  
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Play of light and shadow. The book is "Death Sings in the Choir of Light" by Jack Ramey
2008-08-13 8:03:23 PM Full Size

IR Reservoir
West Boylston, MA

2008-08-13 8:03:25 PM Full Size

1 of 2. My hunny eating the moon.
He took a better picture of me eating the moon, but he doesn't do farktography. (new window)
2008-08-13 8:03:27 PM Full Size

Creepy Guy stolen from Roger Mexico.

I hope he doesn't mind.

2008-08-13 8:03:32 PM  
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Hanging out
2008-08-13 8:03:38 PM  
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Invisible Jet Pack

2008-08-13 8:04:07 PM  
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The Bean
2008-08-13 8:04:09 PM Full Size

2 of 2. Cooking time. It's so hot, it is melting!
2008-08-13 8:04:16 PM Full Size

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA

2008-08-13 8:04:35 PM Full Size

Why would a sign say "Pie Me"?

That's crazy, right?

Plus there's mad lens flare action!

Has to be photoshopped.

Yeah, I got nothing.

2008-08-13 8:04:48 PM  
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Cat Blanket
2008-08-13 8:04:57 PM  
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2008-08-13 8:05:24 PM  
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Paul Bunyan looking for Big Blue!
2008-08-13 8:05:33 PM Full Size

Homemade pinhole camera.

printer paper colored in with sharpie. Hole provided by cigar tip.
2008-08-13 8:05:48 PM  
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ship in a basket

where the hell did 'roger mexico's wife' come from...?
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2008-08-13 8:07:33 PM  
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Could it be...deer ornaments?
2008-08-13 8:07:58 PM  
K U-man, I'd normally make some sarcastic quip about you and your kids dominating Farktography... but that last shot is incredible.
2008-08-13 8:09:18 PM  
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Dandelions? Look Again!
2008-08-13 8:10:24 PM  
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That tower is 200' tall. The woodpecker is about 10 feet.
(Many thanks to my wife for posing.)

2008-08-13 8:10:38 PM  
Walking the Monster
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POPS to bigger.
2008-08-13 8:11:08 PM Full Size
Click for embiggen(new window)

Homemade pinhole camera
2008-08-13 8:11:43 PM Full Size
Well you knew somebody was going to do it. Hopefully it's different enough from corsec67's cat shot. I'm just starting to get the hang of taking normal pictures with my new camera. I can't do tricky yet without cheating a little.

2008-08-13 8:12:01 PM  
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Niagara Falls.

Similar to another posted a few years back, but the lighting was different on this take.
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Pinhole camera 3
2008-08-13 8:13:04 PM  
My creepy sun, let me show it to you
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POPS to bigger.

Smoke and ash from distant wildfires obscure the late evening sun.
2008-08-13 8:13:20 PM  
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picnic table in the snow
lighting caused by overcast skies and way far-off town lights, bit of sickly moon poking through. sitting there, it was completely dark.
ISO 3200, 30 second exposure
click for larger
2008-08-13 8:13:55 PM  
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multiple-source lighting bus portrait.
ISO 3200
click for larger
2008-08-13 8:14:40 PM  
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infrared-modified canon 10D, broad daylight, brilliantly clear cold-ass winter day.
click for larger
2008-08-13 8:15:29 PM  
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2008-08-13 8:16:08 PM  
The inside of a crypt with the outside from both sides, inside
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Glass fronted crypt with a stained glass window in the back. Reflections of the sky on the glass door and stained glass reflected on the interior wall.
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Thing at night
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Good Idea

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It's a Trap!!!

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2008-08-13 8:32:16 PM  
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I took this in Florida.
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2008-08-13 8:50:50 PM  
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UV light cause some interesting effects

2008-08-13 8:51:04 PM  
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Lightning Swirl

2008-08-13 8:51:07 PM  
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Long exposure ghost.
2008-08-13 8:52:00 PM  
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Chaos Theory

2008-08-13 8:53:04 PM  
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Planet Holy Wood

2008-08-13 8:55:38 PM  
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This is Catherine. She is kind enough to keep me company each morning as I wait for my bus. (Her home is in the sign post hence the 'lights'.)
2008-08-13 9:03:11 PM  
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Pinhole camera image taken on B/W photo paper.
Engineered light leak into camera.

/First submission

2008-08-13 9:20:58 PM  
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30 second exposure of a loggerhead sea turtle, Canaveral National Seashore. About 10:45 at night. The red is from the red-lensed flashlights the rangers use so as not to scare the turtles.
2008-08-13 9:27:48 PM  
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(new window)
This was an almost entry for the Reflections thread. It's a pic taken in the lobby of my office building which has mirrored tiles on the walls and ceiling.
2008-08-13 9:38:45 PM  
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Larger (new window)
And...a well-stocked grocery shelf...
2008-08-13 9:46:23 PM  
I don't know how I took this. accident I think. or drunk. or both :)

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2008-08-13 10:21:58 PM  
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Sparkler w/ 10 sec exposure, 2nd curtain flash (it is supposed to say Elizabeth but hard to write in the air)
2008-08-13 10:42:17 PM  
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Ooh, floaty ball!
2008-08-13 11:00:22 PM Full Size
Look out for that tree!
2008-08-13 11:15:35 PM  
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Arkansas wall. Only layers are the layers of paint!
2008-08-13 11:28:31 PM  
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Mutant Echinacea with Mickey Mouse ears.
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My Lovely Lilliputian

2008-08-14 12:02:21 AM  
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Image untouched. Taken when hurricane Isabella was rolling into the Ohio Valley as a storm.
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2008-08-14 12:05:19 AM  
While looking "shopped", I've recently discovered that infrared photography can achieve Vampyre vision...Regardless of age, or skin color. Yeah, it freaked me out a bit, too.....This is straight from the camera. I just cropped out the faces. This was a candid test..Ladies, I can now see right through you !! :)

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Bigger- Link (new window)
2008-08-14 12:07:20 AM  
#1: goat eyed cuban tree frog

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#2: The new jets quarterback: Full Size
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tricky rabbit
2008-08-14 12:29:25 AM  
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2008-08-14 12:29:30 AM  
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This is a picture of my son that I took 10 years ago when I was stationed in South Korea. We were out walking around testing out my new digital camera, and came across this "forest". Love this picture!

This time with voting.
2008-08-14 12:29:48 AM Full Size

Click for Flickr
2008-08-14 12:30:40 AM Full Size

Double Exposure, playing with stage lighting.

Click for flickr
2008-08-14 12:30:51 AM  
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happy accident, made it look like the fader moved.

click for flickr
2008-08-14 12:38:09 AM  
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silly rabbit
2008-08-14 12:42:03 AM  
2nd one..

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/zero retouching, promise
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2008-08-14 12:51:28 AM  
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giant people holding things seems to be a theme here tonight.
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2008-08-14 1:03:59 AM  
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Thats me on the left, holding a Fuji G617 medium format panoramic camera and wearing a pair of invisible pants. They're digital desert camo pants based on the current USMC "MARPAT" digital pattern...they sorta disappear against the rock wall. My mother saw this picture and thought I was standing on the other side of the wall (if I had, I would have fallen 300' into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.)
2008-08-14 1:06:18 AM Full Size

Obsidian Dome off the 395 near Bishop, CA
2008-08-14 1:09:06 AM  

Strangiato: mikaloyd: That first picture nearly gave me vertigo trying to figure out the sticker. That is, of course, 'til I noticed the bolts.


Thank you!
2008-08-14 1:09:27 AM Full Size

A tunnel in Spain
2008-08-14 1:18:39 AM  
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Ghost Boy On Bike
Austin, Texas

VE this time, mods please delete other? Sorry.

2008-08-14 1:18:43 AM  
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Ghost Kitty - again playing around with my camera with unexpected (but cool) results.

2008-08-14 1:30:44 AM  
To this day, I have no idea how I managed to get just her face in focus. Click image for larger.

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2008-08-14 1:33:20 AM  

Bunnya69: I was trying to make use of the night setting on my camera; alas, no tripod. Cool effect, though.

Ack! Let's try this again (this is my first time submitting, be gentle~)Mods, can you delete the previous post? Thank you.

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2008-08-14 1:33:32 AM Full Size

This was pure luck.
2008-08-14 1:34:10 AM  

Bunnya69: Close and personal with a lava lamp.

Again. I am a dumbass. Resubmission #2. Please delete the previous entry. Thank you.

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2008-08-14 1:37:36 AM  
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/now with voting enabled
2008-08-14 1:39:07 AM Full Size

Oh boy did I look funny getting this one... I was laying down in the middle of a field with my butt on my camera bag to get just the right height.
2008-08-14 1:43:12 AM  
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Simply a beautifully foggy morning on the farm.
2008-08-14 1:47:27 AM  
Okay... Last one. Full Size
2008-08-14 1:48:58 AM  
Now with Votination... Full Size

Mods? Please delete my previous entry.
2008-08-14 1:58:32 AM  
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A lake
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Genuine lens flare, no Photoshoppery here...
2008-08-14 2:05:41 AM Full Size

This was taken during last year's California wildfires. The sky was that orange for weeks, even though we were miles away from the fires.
2008-08-14 3:10:06 AM  
Fun with glowsticks...

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Don't know when I could ever use this again.

It's the Television and don't ask me what was on. Just one of the quick snaps.
2008-08-14 4:45:53 AM Full Size

Yes, the sky really looked like that. No filtering or manipulating of any kind
2008-08-14 5:29:08 AM  
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this looks alive, but it's actually a bug shell.
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my brother fell into his beverage
/late to the game again
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my front yard as of two days ago
/wish it was 'shopped
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fall leaf lens flare

(mods: pls delete first try... it was an oopsie)
2008-08-14 8:47:15 AM  
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Children with sparklers and glowsticks at night. 15 second exposure. Car trail in the background.
2008-08-14 9:03:25 AM  
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Digital Rebel with a pinhole cap.
2008-08-14 9:23:46 AM  
I took this picture while driving, and then forgot to post it last night. Sheesh!

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Real name of company.
2008-08-14 10:13:03 AM  
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Head-on collision
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Reflected light in a messy living room
2008-08-14 10:29:35 AM  
Launching out of a pool or falling into one? Perhaps both.

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2008-08-14 10:33:45 AM  
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"when a spider meets a spider coming through the flies ..."
2008-08-14 10:37:22 AM  

outback_rebel: dgough: Catherine is a Brown Recluse? Cool shot irregaurdless. :)

Actually she appears to be a brown widow.

Brown widow is correct. She's the lesser known cousin. Poisonous but tends to be very shy and will retreat when startled. Last count, she had seven egg sacks throughout her web so I'm hoping to get a few "spiders are everywhere!" shots soon. :)
2008-08-14 12:00:21 PM  
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There was nothing unusual going on when this photo was taken. I'm not sure how I got that effect.
2008-08-14 12:06:23 PM  
I really, really need to learn how to hotlink...
2008-08-14 12:07:52 PM  
Lake Erie (Near Lorain, OH)
...not hotlinked for your annoyance.
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moar funny pictures

I swear the legs should be there somewhere...
2008-08-14 4:32:58 PM  
Very late to the party, but a fun shot and appropos for the theme:

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Outside of Notre Dame in Paris -- "Bird Man" provides seeds and encouragement for kids to feed the little fliers that live in the many bushes there...
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Water Walking
Flickr it (new window)

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Nice ball compression (ouch)
Flickr it (new window)

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Frozen exploding water
Flickr it (new window)

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click for big Link (new window)
2008-08-15 6:52:43 PM  
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Larger (new window)
And...a well-stocked grocery shelf...
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