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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 422: "Breaking News: Take it, Make it, or Fake it". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2013-05-30 10:42:44 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!
This Week's Theme: "Breaking News: Take it, Make it, or Fake it!"

: Show us shots that would be at home on the front page. Flames, fights, riots, babies, politicians and protests, if you don't have something do what Fox does: Fake it! Note: "Faking it" does not mean photoshopping, but rather things like staging a perp walk with a coat over the head, or a "traffic accident" with Hot Wheels. "Making the news" would be anything you shot which ran in a news venue, online or print. "Taking it" well, if it bleeds it leeds, fires, accidents, natural disasters...or cute and fuzzy human interest stories about the litter of kittens adopted by a cute kid.

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- 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.

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2013-05-30 10:57:29 PM  
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Bad Day for the NYPD
High Speed Chase Ends Badly for 3 NYPD Police Officers

On location at the shooting of Amazing Spiderman 2

2013-05-30 10:58:50 PM  
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One of these shots from the storm was used on the local news, but I used it in another contest.


2013-05-30 10:58:52 PM  
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Captain Johnson Leads Rebel Skirmishers Into Battle

Civil War Reenactors, Medina, NY Summer 2013

Old News is Still News

2013-05-30 11:09:26 PM  
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Blizzard of 2013

2013-05-30 11:11:25 PM  
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100 year flood 3/30/2010

2013-05-30 11:40:01 PM  

Pirate Submarine Terrorizes Atlantic Coast!

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2013-05-31 12:00:39 AM  
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2013-05-31 12:21:13 AM  
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After taking this photo, the girl with the hairy armpit gave me an evil diaf look.
2013-05-31 12:27:16 AM  
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I have thousands of photos of broken things from 24 years as a claims adjuster.  This one was in the front yard of a home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
2013-05-31 12:35:17 AM  
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This is a ceiling inside a home.  The original color is green, but as you can see from the lamp shade, there is a bronze patina color to everything in the home from kerosene heaters.  I saw many "meringue  pie ceilings" over the years....the patina was "different".
2013-05-31 1:22:42 AM  
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Sydney Area Bush Fire
Started by a kid who was angry at his parents so he thought that he would burn the shed down. Burned a lot more than just a shed!

2013-05-31 1:29:24 AM  
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Random Protest in Melbourne
I think that this has something to do with Syria, but I didn't stick around to find out

2013-05-31 1:44:31 AM  
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Gastown Music Festival
Vancouver, BC.

2013-05-31 10:45:48 AM  
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"Apartment fire on Amsterdam Avenue, no injuries minor property damage."

2013-05-31 10:50:08 AM  
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"This photo ran in Toronto Life Magazine last year in a story about the Slutwalk Movement."

2013-05-31 10:51:41 AM  
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"This photo was featured on the Flickr Blog and many, many online venues and made the front page of the Hunter College paper following Hurricane Irene in 2011"

2013-05-31 11:18:18 AM  
Take It
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September 11th, 2011, a monster monsoon encapsulated the Phoenician Valley and made headlines across the USA.
For scale, Downtown Phx skyline is on the right, tallest building is 483 feet.
//Not the same frame as used in recent "Caption This" nor older "Summer Daze" contests.

2013-05-31 11:21:22 AM  
Make It
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"On his deathbed in the hospital, the man was quoted as saying the Fireball cocktail he ordered had come highly recommended..."
//not the same frame as in "End of Days"

2013-05-31 11:29:23 AM  
Fake It
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"Sun Breaks into Two at Sunset; Earth's Fate Uncertain! Full Story on the Morning Show, only on Fox Chan -[static ensues]

//Different frame than used in recent Silhouettes 2.
////archive diving this week; take pity on me.

2013-06-01 8:22:48 PM  
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May 2, 2011. Night Osama Bin Laden was killed.

2013-06-01 8:47:17 PM  
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Rolling Thunder, 5-26-13.

2013-06-05 12:16:56 PM  
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man attacked by bird at ren faire
2013-06-05 12:27:59 PM  
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"The Day The Earth Stood Still" remake 2013
2013-06-05 12:30:26 PM  
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mummy terrorizes local factory.
2013-06-05 7:51:11 PM  
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A 92 year old woman accidentally stepped on her gas pedal instead of the brake as she pulled in to park at her dentist's office. Her car slammed into the front wall of the building, but no one was hurt.
2013-06-05 8:11:24 PM  
Breaking News!!!

Body Found Near Railroad Tracks!
Police Investigation Ongoing

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No... seriously... I got this pic (and others like it) on my way home tonight at about 5:00 p.m. eastern.

The body is/was apparently in the trees and brush to the left of the officers in the background. Later images (with less interesting composition) show investigators and detectives exiting those bushes talking animatedly.

2013-06-05 8:20:14 PM  
Traveling Wall
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Visitors to the traveling Vietnam Memorial read names inscribed on the wall.
2013-06-05 9:15:51 PM  
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Julius Ketter Kipyego wins the 2013 Carrera 21k Coahuila.

2013-06-05 9:16:58 PM  
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Tom Chaplin, Keane's frontman arrives in Monterrey, MX.

2013-06-05 9:18:11 PM  
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The plot thickens!

2013-06-05 11:46:12 PM  
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St. Martin, on the only open road to the airport and a charter flight out.
Sony Cyber-shot circa late 1990's

2013-06-05 11:46:35 PM  
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Shot on slide film on October 23, 1993, as the statue of Freedom is returned to its perch atop
the U.S. Capitol dome by a Sikorsky SkyCrane after four months of cleaning and renovation.

2013-06-06 12:05:19 AM  
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My Amish neighbor gets hauled off to the hospital after a freak buggy accident.

2013-06-06 12:13:18 AM  
DARPA's latest drone prototype ready for testing.

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2013-06-06 12:18:53 AM  
End of a high speed chase 200ft from my house.

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//Why not
2013-06-06 12:26:46 AM  
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Venice floods!  Water still wet!
2013-06-06 12:29:28 AM  
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Minnesota wildfire smoke in Chicago - Sept. 13, 2011 (photo requested by low level internet weather news station)
2013-06-06 12:33:10 AM  
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My friends thought my dog was a mountain climber--------but it was just clouds reflecting off the rocky shore of Maine.
2013-06-06 12:58:15 AM  
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Why you don't let the kids drive.

2013-06-06 1:00:24 AM  
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2013-06-06 1:29:26 AM  
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Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half century. Ice crystals from Minotaur launch, Vandenberg A.F.B. 2005.
2013-06-06 1:33:10 AM  
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Minotaur launch from Vandenberg A.F.B. 2005 Featured on
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2013-06-06 1:33:41 AM  
May 2008. Presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks at the The Decemberists concert in Portland, Oregon.

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2013-06-06 1:34:43 AM  
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2013-06-06 1:38:31 AM  
May 2006. "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration in Portland, Oregon.

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2013-06-06 2:03:13 AM  
Space Shuttle Heads to LA
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Taken from the roof of my house.
2013-06-06 2:58:59 AM  
Window burning, apartment fire in Sunnyvale, CA, 1/3

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2013-06-06 3:00:15 AM  
Firemen suiting up as onlooker watches, apartment fire, Sunnyvale, CA 2/3

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2013-06-06 3:01:19 AM  
Police help firemen with hose, apartment fire, Sunnyvale, CA 3/3

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2013-06-06 12:54:37 PM  
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apparently good weather is news in Tokyo
2013-06-06 3:18:20 PM  
Yes, you could call it a fixer-upper
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2013-06-06 3:20:03 PM  
Ok, it was a controlled burn. So, since it was a small town and shot for the local paper it was news, and it was also a "make-it".

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