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2009-07-22 8:00:18 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Industrial Arts"

: Find beauty in industry. Difficulty: no abandoned buildings.

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. HDR, stitching, or otherwise combining exposures in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

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2009-07-22 8:00:33 PM Full Size

Posted on behalf of Linguine
2009-07-22 8:00:43 PM Full Size

Power Plant
Cambridge MA

2009-07-22 8:00:45 PM Full Size
Commercial shipping lane, Columbia River. Pops to bigger.

2009-07-22 8:00:47 PM  
Pre-Industrial Industry Full Size
2009-07-22 8:00:59 PM  
Beauty in Industry?
The Beauty Industry! Full Size

(pops bigger)

2009-07-22 8:01:02 PM  
Industrious Workers Maintaining a Relic of the Industrial Age Full Size

(pops larger)

Taken at the CA State Train Museum, Sacramento, CA
2009-07-22 8:01:09 PM  
Industrial Mom Full Size
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Posted on behalf of Linguine
2009-07-22 8:01:18 PM Full Size

Freight Train
Clinton MA

2009-07-22 8:01:23 PM Full Size
Pops to bigger

2009-07-22 8:01:23 PM  
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it's pretty in a reflection! not so much otherwise but where would we be with out electric and phone?
2009-07-22 8:01:30 PM  
"Smokestacks on the Water" Full Size
2009-07-22 8:01:46 PM Full Size

1/3 Strange Things in the Fog

Click here (pops) to view bigass version or click the picture to go to my Flickr page!

2009-07-22 8:01:47 PM Full Size

bigger (new window)
2009-07-22 8:01:53 PM  
Orchard Workers Full Size

(pops larger)

Agriculture, big and small, is one of the biggest industries in California.
Taken at Apple Hill, near Placerville, CA.
2009-07-22 8:01:56 PM  
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2009-07-22 8:01:57 PM Full Size

Posted on behalf of Linguine
2009-07-22 8:01:58 PM Full Size

Logging Machine
West Boylston MA

2009-07-22 8:02:10 PM Full Size
There's going to be hell to pay if I find out who stole my Throbbing Gristle cassette...

Pops to bigger

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Art Deco Tobacco packing plant
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bigger (new window)
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2009-07-22 8:04:08 PM  
how about the gaming industry?

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the glowing light is seductive and beautiful! :P
2009-07-22 8:04:30 PM  
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I'm not quite sure what this place makes,
but it sure looks like it can make the shiat out of something.

2500 x 1932
(much better)

2009-07-22 8:05:19 PM Full Size

Sadly, these were going in a trash can. Seems like a horrible waste.
2009-07-22 8:06:10 PM Full Size

2/3 Singapore Means Cargo

Click here (pops) to view bigass version or click the picture to go to my Flickr page!

(Now with html-goodness! Mods, please delete my 2009-07-22 08:03:45 PM post)

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Air Hoses

A truck repair garage of a shipping company

2009-07-22 8:10:39 PM Full Size

3/3 Saudi Arabian Industries: Construction barge in the background, fishing trawler/personnel carrier in the foreground. No, I'm not kidding. It's 4 2x4's nailed together with a piece of foam plastic in the middle as a platform. There are 3 guys on it.

Click here (pops) to view bigass version or click the picture to go to my Flickr page!

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Planing Wood

2009-07-22 8:11:32 PM  
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Recycling Industry.
(or a comment on the US auto industry)

2009-07-22 8:13:35 PM  
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Grede Foundries

Not abandoned yet, but working with a much reduced number of employees.

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New York Stock Exchange
Center of the American financial industry.

Bigr at Flickr (new window)

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Bulls Bridge power station, Kent CT, larger version here(1024, sorry, i lost the hardcopy set with larger res with a failed HD). (new window)

/crappy camera
//from a set of flood pictures from last year
///not a very good photographer :(
2009-07-22 8:24:07 PM  

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Chain-operated liftgates for a hydro-electric plant
Stewarts Dam, Upstate NY

Bigr at Flickr (new window)

2009-07-22 8:24:19 PM Full Size

Don't have much but this was a few blocks away from where I am staying in Seward. Is a coal loading facility adjacent to the cruise ship dock.
2009-07-22 8:26:32 PM  

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Ever Dainty
Panama Canal, Panama

Bigr at Flickr (new window)

/Dainty my arse.
2009-07-22 8:28:14 PM  
Space Industry--Rocket Garden at Cape Canaveral Full Size

Bigger (new window)
2009-07-22 8:29:50 PM  
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airline/tourism industry over the Mendenhall Glacier
click for larger
2009-07-22 8:30:42 PM  
Firefighting gear Full Size

Bigger (new window)
2009-07-22 8:31:39 PM  
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radio/tv transmission equipment
click for larger
2009-07-22 8:34:50 PM  
Commercial Graphic Art/Advertising/Sign shop. This is farker dmdmarty in the picture. It's his business. Full Size

(new window)
2009-07-22 8:37:41 PM  
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Loom creel used on a production loom, found in Silverton, Colorado.

(my wife is a weaver...she told me what this thing was...I just thought it had pretty colors.)
2009-07-22 8:47:13 PM  
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Aerospace industry
Business end of a Saturn V S-1C rocket with the Vehicle Assembly Building in the background.

(photo taken in 1990 on Ektar 125 print film, scanned on a crappy neg scanner. This particular Saturn V is now under a protective shed, so this view can no longer be seen.)
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Miller Brewing Company
Milwaukee, WI

2009-07-22 8:54:30 PM  
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But we can fix it ;)
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/For good communication?
2009-07-22 8:58:45 PM  

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Cement Factory

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Mine Power

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The Atlantic Superior Departs New York Harbor
Big On Flickr^

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Brooklyn Dock Crane from Governor's Island
Big On Flicker^

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Brooklyn Dock Crane from Governor's Island
Big On Flickr^

2009-07-22 9:08:03 PM  
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Industry Navajo-style
Navajo rug weaver Susie Yazzie. Ektachrome slide scan.

2009-07-22 9:12:39 PM  
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Orange Plant
At the Triple Z Printing company, Teutopolis, IL
This photo was my inspiration to suggest this contest.

2009-07-22 9:14:11 PM  
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Sunset at the grain elevator
Casey, IL

2009-07-22 9:15:26 PM  
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Cheyenne Westbound
Cheyenne, WY

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Sisseton Co-Op Grain Silos
Sisseton, SD

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Decommissioned Mill Works
Roswell, GA

2009-07-22 9:54:17 PM  
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sunset on shipping containers
click for larger
2009-07-22 10:01:39 PM  
I like big trucks and I can not lie Full Size

(pops bigger)

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2009-07-22 11:21:15 PM  
This was taken in Cuba, where even crappy little regional power plants are seen as a propaganda opportunity:

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(The propaganda next to Che translates as "Electic energy . . . pillar of society.)
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Smokestack blues
2009-07-23 12:04:08 AM  
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1/3 here. These are all shots of the Willamette River and the paper/lumber mill in Oregon City. In addition, the navigation locks appear on the right bank.
2009-07-23 12:06:18 AM  
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2/3, more shots of the paper mill and falls. The locks were recently closed due to budget constraints, but the mills are still open.
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3/3 - same area as before, slightly different angle.
2009-07-23 12:07:37 AM  
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Fishing industry, Iceland.

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2009-07-23 12:11:43 AM  
Only doing 2 this time. I like this one because you can see the earth moving after it's been turned by the blades or tines on the tiller. 1 of 2.

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2009-07-23 12:11:50 AM Full Size

Taken on I-24 near Metropolis, Illinois
2009-07-23 12:13:53 AM  
2 of 2. I liked the sawdust coming out.

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Taken near the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri
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Taken on the Hanjin Pheonix somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
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3/3 'Teamwork'
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Lake Overholser dam in Oklahoma City
2009-07-23 12:47:03 AM  
Old Industry Full Size
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Rail Yard, New Westminster BC
2009-07-23 12:47:42 AM  
The Powers House Full Size

For Biggie (new window)
2009-07-23 12:48:43 AM  
Bulbs Full Size
(new window)
2009-07-23 12:49:18 AM  
Oil Pump Full Size

For Biggie (new window)
2009-07-23 12:50:03 AM  
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Back Alley downtown in Stillwater.
/*sigh* stupid picasa, I didn't want to put my name on all the pics...
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The Advertising Industry at it's best!
2009-07-23 12:54:20 AM Full Size

Airline industry? Fishing industry? Advertising industry? Pick one, they are all correct!
Click for Flickr!
2009-07-23 1:00:39 AM  
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Train sits there. Vines attempt to reclaim. Om nom nom.
2009-07-23 1:11:47 AM  
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2009-07-23 1:15:23 AM  
The art of service now runs from this old industrial building. Everything inside is now made in China.

REI in Bend
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(clicky pop)
danke imageshack
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the art of brewing

dechuttes brewery
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cast iron frame of some old mining machinery in Freiberg

Klickr for Flickr (new window)
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One of the few Wisconsin Central LTD locomotives left.
2009-07-23 2:50:15 AM  
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2nd shot from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. (1st was abvove)
2009-07-23 2:57:34 AM  
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click image for more photo goodness

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Factory at Moss Creek
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Building Up in Chicago
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Hanging planter I made from old stuff I found around a telco Central Office. Among other trash-to-treasure parts on it, it includes a mag tape fringe strung from part of an old terminal block.

2009-07-23 5:30:24 AM  
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"Art" from industrial junk = Industrial Arts? Detail photo showing a few step-by-step relays, specialized wire, and some small tools worked in.

2009-07-23 5:39:50 AM  
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All in all, parts on this thing represent telco technologies dating from WWI through the first electronic and later digital switches, as well as early data and fiber optic transmission equipment. Coworkers and I have added bits to it too since these photos were taken a couple years ago, and the philodendron now reaches the mag tape ring at the top.

2009-07-23 6:05:54 AM Full Size

a smaller and more personal industry: d.i.y.
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This is a photo of one of the greatest engineering feats in Swedish/Danish history: The Oresunds Bridge (pops). As seen from inside a moving train, @ aprox half way, looking out over a family of windmills. I commute this bridge every day and think that it, and the windmills, are amongst the most beautiful of industrial structures that I have ever seen. *sniff*
2009-07-23 7:30:37 AM  
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another really sexy feat of engineering... the Turning Torso (pops) in Malmö. Damn, that girls got curves!!
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Advertising industry or sign sign everywhere a sign.
Clicky goes to filckr.
2009-07-23 8:01:07 AM Full Size

Beverage service industry Venice style!
Clicky goes to flickr.
2009-07-23 8:20:49 AM Full Size

Lake Julian Park
Asheville, NC

Click image for larger version on flickr
2009-07-23 8:21:43 AM Full Size

Lake Julian Park v2
Asheville, NC

Click image for larger version on flickr
2009-07-23 9:02:58 AM Full Size

Along River Street in Savannah, Georgia
Flickr it (new window)

2009-07-23 9:05:19 AM Full Size

Lloyds TSB Building in London
Flickr it (new window)

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Milk Jugs at Cagle Dairy in Georgia
Flickr it (new window)

2009-07-23 10:41:34 AM  
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Tourism Industry

Botanical Gardens, St. Louis Mo.
2009-07-23 12:54:09 PM  
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GM building taken from Detroit River.
2009-07-23 12:59:48 PM  
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Gm Building from other side.
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Canadian Industry across from Detroit.
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Inside Dredge #4, near Dawson City, YT.
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