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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 248: "Abstract Thoughts" Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2010-02-03 8:00:44 AM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Abstract Thoughts"

: Photography in the abstract style. Difficulty: No stained glass (aka Mondrian). Note (from Wikipedia): "Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world"
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.

Ideally, your photograph should be presented as taken, with as little alteration as possible either digitally in-camera or in your image editor during post-processing. No selectively applied digital effects! No removal or addition of image elements, no spot treatments, and no HDR images, please.
With few exceptions (red-eye removal, sensor or scan dust removal), modifications to the original photograph must be made evenly across the image.
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2010-02-03 8:00:36 PM  
I'm hoping this counts as 'abstract.'

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Down the hatch (1 of 1)
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2010-02-03 8:00:45 PM  
One of three

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Footbridge. (pops bigger)

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The Political Arena

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Pops to bigger version

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It grates me

2010-02-03 8:01:27 PM  
Lines and Circles Full Size

Translucent cup lit by green party bulb in work lamp from behind.
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Two of three

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Guess (Bigger)

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Pops to much bigger and better

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Ridges on a work lamp illuminated by black light
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The color is spot on

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Pops to bigger version

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Needs to be viewed bigger for full eye-damaging effect

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Three of three

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Same footbridge, different shot (bigger)

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Pixie attack

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Woven Light

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Vinyl Collection

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Nesting glass mixing bowls, filled with water, drops of food coloring, side flash. Camera settings were 'off' and the image was blown out. I like it better than the properly exposed versions I took later.

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Ribbon of Water

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Blue Neon

Long blue neon lights along a line at Disney; blurred by a twist of the wrist. I used a different version in the Neon theme.

2010-02-03 8:06:24 PM  
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Marbles on mirror lit by red party bulb from above with Lensbaby 3G and spiral shaped aperture to create the spirals.
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Railcar Rungs

For bigger rungs, click here (new window)

2010-02-03 8:08:02 PM  
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These are colored pillars along the side of a building at Disney's Epcot. Image cropped, turned side-ways and brightness/contrast adjusted.

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Sand Ripples

For more details, click here (new window)

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Police honor the four fallen Oakland officers, about a year ago.

I'm such a noob. Mods, please remove previous non-voting entry.
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Snowy Sandstone

For bigger rocks, click here (new window)

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The Oakland Coliseum, where an Oakland police officer spots the helicopters about to fly over in formation, honoring the four fallen officers at their memorial.

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Shades of Grey

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Yellow Waves

Click for Flickr

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Waterdrops on a water-resistant tablecloth.
(mods, please remove my duplicate non-voting post...hangs head in shame...thank you)

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Parking lot through rainy window

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Rock Candy

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bigger (new window)
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I call this Galapagos Flash.
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Towers in Las Vegas
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Detail from the exterior of two tower in the new Las Vegas City Center development.
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Jewel Bearing

/This is one of the balance wheel jewel bearings in my watch.
//here is the full watch, the balance wheel is between the center and the 7'oclock marker
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Air Force Academy Chapel Ceiling

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Pyracantha Berries
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also huge (new window)
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Resistance is Purple
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Night shot of a glass brick fountain in Chicago.
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Specks of paint left by years and years of art majors.
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backlit by a flare

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I have perfectly focused, crisp images of this guy but I like this photo so much better.

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Bigger (new window)
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Double-barreled bizarreness.
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glacier iceberg
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lake surface and glacial iceberg
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glacier and boulder
the boulder is a little larger than an average minivan
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My broken camera returns!

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some science museum, I think it was showing all the building materials in a house or something of the like
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shoot, sorry forgot voting on my favorite

the slop bucket on an interesting day at work
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Very condensed picture.
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Today's competition is brought to you by the letter "W"
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click pic for slightly biggr Flickr
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Upward-Streaking Water Drops on Windshield (pops to big on Flickr)
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Sliced Red Bell Pepper (for fajitas!) (pops to big on Flickr)
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One of Son's creations with his Tinkertoys.
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Blanket I'm making for Kiddo#2, due in June.
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Not sure of the designation of above objects, but I like them anyway.
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Demonic Trance

Snuffed candle smoke through Cokin red filter

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Facebook! (click image for new window)
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Emo streetlight is feeling sad.
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Rose of Smoke

Snuffed candle smoke through red and green Cokin filters

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The pattern on my bedroom ceiling.

Large version here.
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Two of three: Fun With Fire & Glowsticks

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My camera bag in the foreground, my shoulder bag in the background. Large version here.
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Three of three: more lightstick fun.

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From Possible Prints

Straight out of the camera.
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2010-02-04 7:51:35 AM  
REAL late to the party....but:

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Sand Face

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1 of 3: Water Wall
(Light Bar in Austin, TX on Fri 14 Mar 08)

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2 of 3: Globe
(some lobby in Toronto, ON, CAN on Thu 17 Sep 09)

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3 of 3: Safety Line
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Tiny Iceberg

2010-02-04 12:17:38 PM  
Not sure if this count, also my first entry ever.

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Flickr (new window)
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Flickr (new window)
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Flickr (new window)
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1/3: April '09, on the edge of Lake Superior -- Duluth, Minnesota. As seen through my camera, no modifications.
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2/3: Harriet Island -- St. Paul, MN

I also have a closeup of this *here*.
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Hope this counts as abstract.

3/3: Snow dunes after an Iowa blizzard, along I-35 north of Des Moines.
2010-02-05 12:06:44 AM  
Just to be on the safe side...

Not Quite NSFW preview.

Not Quite NSFW embiggened.
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