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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 237: "Filtered For Your Protection" Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2009-11-18 8:09:14 PM  
44 votes:
i3.photobucket.comView Full Size

Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Triple exposure on 35mm Ektachrome with a Nikon F3. Each exposure is through a different color filter, either red, green or blue. Where objects appear in all three exposures, they look normal, but objects moving through each exposure, like people, clouds or droplets of water, take on a color hue.

full image
2009-11-18 8:03:33 PM  
36 votes:

buckscorner.comView Full Size

Dark Enchantment
Candle smoke filtered with a Cokin deep red filter

Bigr at flickr

2009-11-18 8:02:48 PM  
34 votes:
i48.tinypic.comView Full Size

All filters are homemade. This one was one with red shrink wrap

2009-11-18 8:21:49 PM  
33 votes:
sacredartichoke.comView Full Size

shot with the camera behind a mosquito headcover because it was raining approx. 4,000 gallons a minute while I was taking the shot. Also a neutral-density filter to slow down the water.

took this on my lunch break a few months ago. this is what I have just minutes from my office in downtown.
2009-11-18 8:01:07 PM  
33 votes:

buckscorner.comView Full Size

Beer Goggles
Your typical, overweight, unattractive bar-slut, filtered through several 23 oz pilsners

Bigr at flickr

2009-11-18 8:35:55 PM  
32 votes:
photos.imageevent.comView Full Size

(click for larger)

Domo-Kun looks like a reptile through small ripples.

2009-11-18 8:02:20 PM  
32 votes:
"Pear Blossoms Through the Viewfinder" Full Size

Shot with my Canon 30D and Tamron 28-75 lens through the bubble glass viewfinder of a 50+ year old Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro.
2009-11-18 8:01:14 PM  
30 votes:
[image from too old to be available]

Shot with a tripod mounted D80. Since the camera was pointed into the sunset, and lightning shots typically require a long exposure to have much luck, I needed to increase my exposure time.

Filters used: CPL stacked on top of a 3 stop ND filter, providing about 5 stops of light loss. This took my exposure time from 1/80" to 2/5".

This picture is the sun setting over the Gallatin Mountains, just south of Livingston, MT. This strike was less than a mile from where I was standing, after getting this shot I decided to pack it up and head home.
2009-11-18 8:30:01 PM  
27 votes:
sacredartichoke.comView Full Size

this is a shot at midnight, under a full moon. I had a polarizing filter on to see what it would do, and there may have been others as well. Neutral Density, various color filters, I was on a roll that night. Not a star filter, that's just caused by stopping down. I was just off of knee surgery and had no business standing on the surface of a frozen lake by myself all hopped up on pain pills, but there I was.

click for larger.
2009-11-18 8:01:05 PM  
27 votes: Full Size

Wachusett Reservoir
D70 with Lee IR Filter

2009-11-18 8:16:24 PM  
26 votes: Full Size

Spinning Wheel
Homemade grad ND filter

2009-11-18 8:03:43 PM  
26 votes:
Fish-eye View Full Size

(pops larger)

Shot through a vase filled with water to explain why your goldfish is so nervous-looking all the time.
2009-11-18 8:01:24 PM  
25 votes:
"Cock-eyed" Full Size

aka "Condom Cam"--shot with a condom over the lens and the camera on a tripod at the appropriate standing height.
2009-11-19 12:02:48 AM  
24 votes:
fc02.deviantart.netView Full Size

Used a circular polarizer filter on an already amazing scene. Absolutely no post-processing necessary.
2009-11-18 9:01:18 PM  
24 votes:

farkt.ogra.phView Full Size


/The filter lets in 1/1000 of the light, so I get nice soft water.
2009-11-18 8:02:08 PM  
24 votes: Full Size

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Fogged up lens after coming inside on a cold day.

2009-11-19 12:03:12 AM  
23 votes: Full Size

Fisheye effect created by placing a peephole (like the type found in your door) in front of a cheap point and shoot camera. Not sure if the black frame is allowed or not. If not, do your duty, mods!
Looks better bigger!
2009-11-18 8:24:27 PM  
23 votes:
sacredartichoke.comView Full Size

warming filter on an already spectacular sunrise. click to see it larger, it really makes a difference.

Not a stitched panoramic. Crop from a 12mm lens.
2009-11-18 8:03:12 PM  
23 votes: Full Size

90mm macro with 50mm F1.8 reverse mounted on front

2009-11-18 8:32:48 PM  
22 votes:
photos.imageevent.comView Full Size

(click for larger)

'Not Feeling Quite Right'

This week, all of mine were shot bottom-to-top through a 5 gallon aquarium. I took the middle leaf out of the dining room table and set the aquarium across the gap. Moderate thumps on the side produced higher frequency, shallower ripples. Shaking the whole thing gave larger waves and greater distortion. At one point I was happily thumping one side of the tank for 10-15 shots. I looked down and there was about thiiis much (holds fingers really close) space before the whole thing fell through, taking my camera with it.

I'll try to post a pic of the set-up over on

2009-11-18 8:03:13 PM  
22 votes: Full Size

/acid dropping rabbit with some weird filter that did not do what I thought it would
2009-11-18 8:02:03 PM  
21 votes:

buckscorner.comView Full Size

Sunset at Mauna Kea
Filtered with a Cokin P201 graduated density filter, angled slightly to follow the immediate horizon.

Bigr at flickr

2009-11-18 8:15:07 PM  
19 votes:
i3.photobucket.comView Full Size

Alum Creek Dam, Columbus, Ohio

Shot on 120 Ektachrome E100VS with a twin-lens Mamiya C220. Triple exposure of spring runoff water being released from the dam.

larger image
2009-11-18 8:01:14 PM  
18 votes: Full Size

/film with amber filter
2009-11-18 8:01:11 PM  
18 votes:
"Pink Flowers Through the Viewfinder" Full Size

Shot with my Canon 30D and Tamron 28-75 lens through the ground glass viewfinder of a Beattie Imperial 90 4x5 twin lens reflex camera.
2009-11-18 8:00:52 PM  
18 votes:
Toast, as seen through Butter Full Size


2009-11-18 8:06:21 PM  
17 votes: Full Size

Upper Cataract Falls
ND8 filter to slow shutter speed.

2009-11-18 8:02:25 PM  
17 votes: Full Size

Farm Pano
ND Grad filter to darken the sky.

2009-11-19 8:39:28 AM  
16 votes:
img29.imageshack.usView Full Size

Shot using ski goggles as a filter.
2009-11-19 1:06:01 AM  
14 votes:
Infrared: Greenfield Village Dearborn, Michigan

i45.tinypic.comView Full Size
2009-11-19 1:10:00 AM  
13 votes:
i46.tinypic.comView Full Size
2009-11-18 11:53:00 PM  
13 votes:
i3.photobucket.comView Full Size

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Triple exposure through red, blue and green filters, shot on 120 Kodak E100VS transparency film.

(I'm posting this again since it appears my initial attempt was a massive fail...Elsinore, feel free to smite me if that first attempt magically reappears)
2009-11-18 8:05:00 PM  
13 votes:
Playboy Barbie Full Size

(pops larger)

Package contents: Doll, bed and petroleum jelly for the camera lens.
Clothing and mood lighting sold separately.
2009-11-18 8:04:28 PM  
12 votes:
photos.imageevent.comView Full Size

Shower Glass Filter
Standing inside the shower, looking through the frosted door at the lights, mirrors and vanity.

2009-11-19 12:06:22 AM  
11 votes: Full Size

Shot through my front screen. You can see the pattern of the screen around the lightning bolt.
2009-11-19 12:02:18 AM  
11 votes: Full Size

Marina (pops to flickr)
2009-11-19 8:41:22 AM  
10 votes:
img39.imageshack.usView Full Size

Skier in terrain park, B&W film with dark red filter.
2009-11-19 8:37:55 AM  
10 votes:
img29.imageshack.usView Full Size

Shot through my sunglasses.
2009-11-18 8:04:44 PM  
10 votes:
i46.tinypic.comView Full Size

Wavy Rose
Filter made with saran wrap and glue

2009-11-19 3:36:25 AM  
9 votes:
cnamejj.smugmug.comView Full Size

Click the image for a bigger image in a new window.

I'm finding it hard to describe this one, but here goes... This shot was taken in the new Science Center in Golden Gate Park. It's looking down to a lower floor THROUGH a very large fish tank with a clear bottom. In other words if the people in the photo looked up they would see water, fish, plants, and me. :)
2009-11-19 1:40:32 AM  
9 votes: Full Size

Slightly bigger at Flickr

The sun as seen through about 14 stops (1/16,000) of neutral-density filters.
2009-11-19 12:03:02 AM  
9 votes: Full Size

Sculpture Garden (pops to flickr)
2009-11-18 8:17:55 PM  
9 votes: Full Size

Candle holder...
2009-11-18 8:11:40 PM  
9 votes: Full Size

+4 close up filter.
2009-11-18 8:07:57 PM  
9 votes: Full Size

/film with macro filter
//negative is damaged: stupid processor
2009-11-18 8:02:44 PM  
9 votes:

Pills as seen through the bottom of a pill bottle Full Size


2009-11-19 5:07:29 PM  
8 votes: Full Size

Two filters, 1 graduated Neutral Density Filter and 1 Circular Polarizer
2009-11-19 1:08:24 AM  
8 votes:
i48.tinypic.comView Full Size
2009-11-18 11:28:09 PM  
8 votes:
Candy Apple Potpourri macro through an aluminum screen filter. Full Size

Must see it bigger (new window).

I had so much fun with these pieces of screen, I'm gonna keep them in my camera bag.
2009-11-18 9:00:20 PM  
8 votes:

farkt.ogra.phView Full Size

Rainy Day

2009-11-18 8:08:02 PM  
8 votes:
photos.imageevent.comView Full Size

Water Filter
That's my granddaughter swimming like a fish!

2009-11-19 3:55:26 AM  
7 votes:
cnamejj.smugmug.comView Full Size

Click the image for a bigger version in a new window.

This is another photo taken in the SF Science Center. The uneven surface of the water is distorting the shapes of the fish.
2009-11-18 8:59:04 PM  
7 votes:

farkt.ogra.phView Full Size

Pantyhose Filter

/Seemed like an obvious use of the spare leg
//Really ends in more fail
2009-11-18 8:15:29 PM  
7 votes: Full Size

Screen as filter on a crappy November 1st.
2009-11-18 8:11:53 PM  
7 votes:
photos.imageevent.comView Full Size

Drinking Glass Filter
Looking through the bottom of a drinking glass covering pennies.

2009-11-19 12:04:38 AM  
6 votes: Full Size

A red mesh bag placed over the lens of my camera. The character means "hope", and is also the first character in my son's name. Japanese is weird like that.
2009-11-18 8:03:49 PM  
6 votes:
i45.tinypic.comView Full Size

I caught the red eye
Again with the red shrink wrap

2009-11-18 8:01:52 PM  
6 votes:
Sparkly stuff as seen through sparkly cloth Full Size

2009-11-18 8:01:16 PM  
6 votes:
One of two, prescription sunglasses.

i201.photobucket.comView Full Size
2009-11-18 11:32:36 PM  
5 votes:
Broken pipe spewing water, shot using a piece of fiberglass screen as a filter. Full Size

Look at it large please.
(new window)

I had so much fun with these pieces of screen, I'm gonna keep them in my camera bag.
2009-11-19 1:00:55 AM  
4 votes: Full Size

news camera fiter
2009-11-19 12:58:21 AM  
4 votes: Full Size

screened in porch
2009-11-18 11:43:00 PM  
4 votes: Full Size

bigger (new window)

Infrared filter & film.
2009-11-18 8:34:33 PM  
4 votes:
Pinellas County Afternoon Summer Storm Full Size

Canon XTi
ultraviolet polarizing filter
1/50 sec
ISO 100
July 9, 2009
2009-11-19 10:50:02 AM  
3 votes: Full Size

Shot with a neutral density filter and circular polarizer with the shutter open for two minutes
Bigger (new window)
2009-11-19 4:06:16 AM  
3 votes: Full Size

A filter of sorts... :-)
2009-11-19 12:57:43 AM  
3 votes:
i26.photobucket.comView Full Size

One of the islands in Boston Harbor (I forget which one) as seen through a pair of dirty binoculars
2009-11-19 12:03:52 AM  
3 votes: Full Size

Bridge Through a Dirty Windshield (pops to flickr)
2009-11-18 11:41:01 PM  
3 votes: Full Size

bigger (new window)

Infrared filter.
2009-11-18 8:01:54 PM  
3 votes:
Two of two, prescription sunglasses.

i201.photobucket.comView Full Size
2009-11-19 12:15:01 AM  
2 votes: Full Size

Click pic for bigger Flickr

Looking through a Propel Fitness water bottle, unopened (i.e. full of liquid). Looking at the side of a box of (Honey-dipped) Ritz crackers (looking at the ads for other flavors).
2009-11-19 12:12:14 AM  
2 votes: Full Size

click pic for bigger Flickr

Shot through the opening a thick drinking glass, looking at a book case.
2009-11-18 11:36:20 PM  
2 votes:
Michelob Amber Bock in a Pilsner glass. Macro shot through a magnifying lens to give it the distorted edges. Full Size

Bigger is better. (new window)
2009-11-18 8:24:05 PM  
2 votes:
[image from too old to be available]

Bubble Faux
My cat, as seen through pink bubble wrap

2009-11-21 8:23:12 PM  
1 vote:
And the same light with a little color temp and saturation tweaking. Full Size
2009-11-21 8:19:26 PM  
1 vote:
This is a light fixture taken through some "fireworks glasses", which are made with some kind of prismatic plastic I held in front of the lens. Full Size
2009-11-21 8:13:16 PM  
1 vote:
Well I'm way late again, but you clever people have inspired me.
At first, I saw the theme, and I'm thinking "How elitist! Not everybody has a filter ...", and then my outrage quickly turned to embarrasment when I saw how creative some posters were.
I especially liked the water-as-filter, I never really thought of it like that. Turns out I had one already - Pattern on floor through water and fish filter: Full Size

Bigger at Flickr (new window)
I may have some cool underwater shots too, but the disposable underwater cam is still sitting here with 3 pics left on the roll.
2009-11-19 2:20:23 AM  
1 vote:
cnamejj.smugmug.comView Full Size

Click on the image for a bigger version in a new window.

Wall sconce photographed with a lens covered with layers of plastic wrap and honey. The white-ish distortions (bee flare?) are from bright overhead recessed lighting.
2009-11-19 12:51:48 AM  
1 vote: Full Size

macro filter
2009-11-18 8:39:10 PM  
1 vote:
1/1 because I forgot about this theme. Full Size
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