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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 249: "Let There Be Light". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2010-02-10 8:00:54 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Let There Be Light."
: Photograph light sources: Flames, stars, all types of man-made lighting, etc. Difficulty: Light source must be actively lighting the photo and must be included in the image (not a reflection, etc).

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.
See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.

To have your photo website listed on the Farktography home page, please send your Fark username and url to admin(at) and we'll get you up forthwith. (also, indicate if you're willing to share your photographs for use as source images in PhotoShop contests)

- Drop by the Farktography Forum (for chatting, critique, techtalk and so on)

- Image hosting sites can be found here.

- Stats can be found here.
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Which one of you damn kids left the light burning?

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He saw human lasses...

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Seaside, OR. Pops to much bigger and better.

2010-02-10 8:01:34 PM  
"All Lit Up" Full Size

Louisville, KY
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Burnin' up

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Pip wonders if this thing is edible. (What? Vote Whore with a Kitten? Don't be silly!)

2010-02-10 8:01:54 PM  
The shadows are more interesting than the lights...

or at least take up more real estate Full Size

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Pea Soup.
Farm with a solitary light on a foggy, foggy night. f/2.8, 6 sec, ISO 800

(Please, please, please click the pic for the 2000 x 851 px version. You can't see everything in the small one.)

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Astoria, OR. Pops to much bigger and better.

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Clinton MA

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"Barn on a Foggy Night" Full Size
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Lighting up the night

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It's like a big burning...sperm...

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East Van Cross. Bigger.
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Oswald State Park, OR. Pops to much bigger and better.

2010-02-10 8:02:46 PM  
dang, please delete the non votey one.

One of three

Stare Straight Ahead.

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All done practical, no in camera or gimp tricks.

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA

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Ceiling lights in the library at Disney's Beach Club.

Camera set on the floor, pointing straight up. Self timer. f/4.5, 1/4 sec, ISO 400. I used auto bracketing for a possible HDR version. This is +2 steps overexposed.

(almost used this last week for the 'Abstract' theme)

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1920s Bridge
Sumner, WA

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The lasers!
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Olympic Spotlights. Bigger.
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Neon Painting

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Two of three

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Krill Light in baking soda and water mixture, in a Burger king Aragon goblet.

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Light Show

Lights for the Niagara Falls light show.

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Studio Strobe

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FueurBall Fountain

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Tree lights. Bigger.
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Candle with Frosted Window

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Luna Park
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Three of three.

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In my work office when the lights wouldn't come on
(the building's TRANE system wasn't cooperating)

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Scrambled "light"ly

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Luna Park
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String of red lights shot through Lensbaby 3G with heart shaped aperture.
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Mt friend Shawna bellydancing at the Folsom Street Faire
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Foggy Night

Outside one of the offices at Alcatraz

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Watching the temple burn at Burning Man 09
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Work Boats at Night
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Princeton by the Sea Marina
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Explosion at the Man, Burning Man 09
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blue led Fark light
It is not easy to write in reverse.
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Navy Pier, Chicago

One of three
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Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas
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3watt 4 mode led Maglight stuffed in a toy light saber blade.In low mode it stobes to reduce power.
2010-02-10 8:17:18 PM  
Dammit, retry:
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Three of three
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blue led and the three watt maglight saber
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One of the nice things about living in a rural area is that I can still burn my leaves, and I do so with great gusto and a leaf blower to help fan the flames.
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Sun over Bryce Canyon

Scanned slide, shot on Ektachrome with a Nikon F3 and a 16mm fisheye lens.
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Dance of the Photo Flash Faeries
(alternately titled "Dont Ask, Don't Tell")

Recycled outtake from last summer's "Running From Camera" theme.
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/you know you're jealous
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I Want To Believe
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Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi...

My son and his LED light sword. Full Size

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Lensbabies Candles

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Fountain Lights

/The ligths are underwater, and then they had a jet in the middle
//I see an odd face here
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The Skating Rink
Made by my landlords kids, complete with mood lighting and snow sparkles

Bigr at flickr

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Midtown Manhattan
Times Square is the ungodly bright spot in the middle

Bigr is Bettr at Flickr

2010-02-10 9:31:30 PM  
The vintage neon sign for the landmark 1940s ice cream parlor in my neighborhood. The sign is animated (the guy tosses a scoop of ice cream into the cone). Damn good ice cream, too--if you're ever in Sacramento, give it a try (I especially recommend the strawberry cheesecake flavor).

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Bigger version here.
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Kiluea Venting
The science: The steam and gasses venting out heats up the rocks surrounding the vent until they glow bright orange.

Bigr at Flickr

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LEDs hooked to a dog toy and a dog
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early morning aurora
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LEDs on dog toy and dog
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Ljósanótt. or Light Night, Keflavik, Iceland, September 2006. The greenish glow is from the Northern Lights, and was bright enough to be seen, even with the fireworks!

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Pearl restaurant, Reykjavik, Iceland. The Pearl is actually a dome-shaped building perched atop 5 enormous cylindrical hot water storage tanks, which supply all of Reykjavik's residents with home heating, and hot water for baths, showers, etc.

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These were made flying over Denver in the early morning and/or evening by letting the movement of the plane "paint" the picture with the lights of the city.


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Cimarron Cafe - Columbia Falls, Montana
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shakey self portrait - new year's eve - working/drinking etc. the 100th birthday party of the historic Belton Chalet - everyone was dressed 1910 style, so i made myself the cutest little parlourmaid outfit...
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Middle of Nowhere, Alberta, Canada
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/now with voting goodness! mods, please remove the voteless one
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A street light illuminating the snow fall during snowmageddon.
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Another shot of a street light illuminating the snow fall during snowmageddon.
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1/3: I thought my parents light fixture made the coolest pattern on the ceiling.

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Needs a bat stencil

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Natural Lighting

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2/3: Candles in a mirror. Friend's idea I'm shamelessly using. I took the picture, was his idea for the set up.

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Fish against the sun.
Yap Caverns

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Touch the LED

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3/3: Same set up as last, just different reflections.

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Looking in at the Air and Space Museum
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2/2 Now with voting... Full Size
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1/2 Now with voting! Full Size
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Aix-en-Provence France
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Main Street USA, Euro Disney
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Laser Show, Tivoli, Copenhagen
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Bigger at Flickr (pops)

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Squamish, BC
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Morgestraich in Basel, Switzerland
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Pumpkin Festival rides, Morton, IL
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Playing cards somewhere in Mongolia
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One of three: Jax Landing in the fog.

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Two: Lighting after hours

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This is a flashlight imaged onto a wall via a telescope. I don't know if this breaks the rules or not.
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Whale shark in the Georgia Aquarium
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Like a Horde of Evil Fairies (Clickr for Flickr!)
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A series of UFO.
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Sun through a smokestack.
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Three of three: Inside the Summit Street Mansion, 9/2009. Building was erected in Lockport, NY in 1836; this lamp fixture was an original gas lamp converted to electricity by running the power chord inside the former gas pipes.

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I spent most of my life wanting to get into this house (it was closed and pretty much abandoned for over 70 years), and I finally got my chance this past autumn. My grandparents lived around the corner from this place for over sixty years. I guess it's appropriate that I finally got the grand tour after they passed away. It was my parting gift of mixed blessing. My last trip 'home', possibly ever, and I had one of my greatest wishes fulfilled in the midst of one of my greatest sorrows.
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To this day, I have no idea how I managed to get the 2nd sun in this pic of Badlands National Park
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Because I missed the sunrise/sunset theme.
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"Honey, I blew up the Christmas tree..."
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Cal State Fair '08
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Yes, it is similar to one of my entries from a while back. No, it's not the same shot.
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/guess i can try
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Very late to the party, maybe I need TF....

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Kite buggies in Picardie, France. Click for bigger.
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A fountain in Bruges, Belgium. Click for bigger.
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Here's a time lapse of the Space Shuttle Launch from Monday morning. :D
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Another shot of the shuttle launch Monday morning. As you can see, it is clearly the only source of light. :D
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Okay. Last image from the shuttle launch. I was so glad to see that the theme today was one that would match my photos from it.

STS-130 Space Shuttle Endeavor
Last scheduled nighttime launch of a Space Shuttle... EVER. . .

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Woodstock Christmas light on my lime tree: Full Size
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2010-02-11 10:43:00 AM  
Weak, I know... Pulled this out of the warehouse from a morning last week:

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Fireworks, Lahaina, (Maui) HI 7/4/2009
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The moon just before occulting Venus, April, 2009. Not retouched in the slighted; not sure if qualified as both the moon light and planet light are technically reflected sunlight (but viewed from earth, are sources of light as we perceive them.
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Summer monsoon in Arizona; Pleides star cluster, upper right. Summer 2008; bigger image here.
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LED Hula Hoop
Taken with Olympus Stylus sw770 on long exposure
pops for larger - don't know why the embedded is just a thumbnail
(sorry for previous post - accidentally went up while previewing)

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A rainy night in Paris
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