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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 279: "The Camera Made Me Do It." Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2010-09-08 8:00:23 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "The Camera Made Me Do It"

: We all take photos of stuff that is just..odd. Stuff that 'normal people' don't notice and certainly wouldn't photograph. We take these pics because photography is on the front-burner. And some of them just might work. This should be the place to show the stuff you shoot that no one sees otherwise.

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.

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2010-09-08 8:00:43 PM Full Size

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"Door Stoop Lion"

(An old Latino lady chased me off when she saw me kneeling down to take this photo, cursing me out in Spanish.)
2010-09-08 8:00:45 PM  
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Glass Blocks

2010-09-08 8:00:51 PM  
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Sunset Quadrangles
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2010-09-08 8:00:54 PM Full Size

Hawk Wing

2010-09-08 8:00:58 PM  

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Favorite Things

Favorite Chucks, favorite dungarees, and favorite climbing tree

Bigr at Flickr

2010-09-08 8:00:58 PM  
"Geometry" Full Size

I was walking under a power pylon and was struck by the geometry and lines.
2010-09-08 8:00:59 PM Full Size


Click for Flickr.

2010-09-08 8:01:20 PM Full Size

2 Screws

2010-09-08 8:01:22 PM Full Size

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"It's A Streetlight"

(A huge tree fell on parked cars on 5th Avenue this Spring, missed me by about 100 feet...and I took photos of the streetlight)
2010-09-08 8:01:27 PM Full Size
2010-09-08 8:01:29 PM  
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2010-09-08 8:01:32 PM Full Size

Got a bunch of "what is that crazy person doing in the parking lot" looks shooting this on the way to my car after work...

2010-09-08 8:01:35 PM Full Size

Geek Art

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2010-09-08 8:01:35 PM  

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Mr. Ivy Face is sad.

Bigr at Flickr

2010-09-08 8:01:42 PM  
Interested in: A solemate Full Size


/*swerve* *park, leave car running* *dash over to boot and shoot it with phone's camera* *scurry back to car*
2010-09-08 8:01:49 PM  
Brick Wall Full Size


I dunno. Something about the juxtaposition of the fluidity of the woman against the linearity of the wall was fascinating.
2010-09-08 8:01:51 PM  
Pointless pic one

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2010-09-08 8:01:58 PM Full Size

Lunchtime condiments at on the table at work.

2010-09-08 8:01:58 PM  
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Yellow Pages
left out through 3 months Az summer monsoons,
specifically to see if I could make an interesting picture with it.
The camera really made me do it. Win? Fail? You decide.
Macro with dated '1879' antique A. Darlot Petzval lens
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2010-09-08 8:02:05 PM Full Size


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"Battery Cables"

(Seriously, cables on one of the pier pilings on the Battery, at the south end of Manhattan.)
2010-09-08 8:02:10 PM Full Size

Pine Cone
It sucks when your camera makes you lie down in the snow to get a shot.

2010-09-08 8:02:14 PM  
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2010-09-08 8:02:16 PM Full Size


Click for Flickr.

2010-09-08 8:02:21 PM  

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Airport Goofing

Waiting for my flight to Mardis Gras, last year.

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2010-09-08 8:02:29 PM  
Spray Full Size


Everyone else was looking at/feeding/taking pictures of the fish at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. Me? Taking pictures of the aerator.
2010-09-08 8:02:33 PM  
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Repetitive Reflections

2010-09-08 8:02:35 PM  

Seriously prepared for the heat Full Size

He was in front of me in line for food at the State Fair. I don't think he had any idea I took the picture. Bonus difficulty: with my DSL.

2010-09-08 8:02:39 PM  
Pointless pic 2

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2010-09-08 8:02:45 PM  
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Ceiling Fan
lit by small sunbeam through closed blinds.
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2010-09-08 8:02:58 PM  
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2010-09-08 8:03:05 PM  
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2010-09-08 8:03:18 PM  

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2010-09-08 8:03:24 PM  
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Top rung of a staircase at Sutter's Fort, Sacramento, CA. Irresistible.
2010-09-08 8:03:41 PM  
Pointless pic 3

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2010-09-08 8:03:50 PM  

Poor Wilma

2010-09-08 8:03:58 PM  
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Lights in a Stairwell
I liked the colors.

2010-09-08 8:04:15 PM  
"Silo 2" Full Size

Discovered I could get into this silo on the grounds of my favorite hiking place. It was creepy but I loved the images I got from there.
2010-09-08 8:05:19 PM  
"Plugged" Full Size

Side walk grate seen while walking around with my photography buddy.
2010-09-08 8:05:19 PM  
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This is the first picture I took after getting my Nikon D200. Riding the SkyTrain home, I just started fooling with it around at the front of the train. I'm sure a few people wondered what I was up to. Bigger.
2010-09-08 8:05:29 PM  
sleeping: It sucks when your camera makes you lie down in the snow to get a shot.

we don't have snow here, but my camera has made me lie on wet ground and in the mud, so I kinda feel your pain. ;)
2010-09-08 8:07:02 PM  
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I liked the different textures.

2010-09-08 8:07:32 PM  
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Lost and Forgotten
(Old baseball in a tiny stream behind my brother-in-laws house)

2010-09-08 8:07:51 PM  
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I am a sucker for textures. Wandering around the site of Ft. Casey on Whidbey Island, I was drawn in by the lines and colours on this otherwise bare concrete wall. Bigger.
2010-09-08 8:08:44 PM Full Size
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The side of the road.
2010-09-08 8:11:08 PM Full Size
2010-09-08 8:11:58 PM  
baka-san: Pointless pic 3

just out of curiosity, did you have these pics in your archive or did you go out and shoot for the theme?
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