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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 645: "In Memoriam: Night Skies, Landscapes, & Abandoned Places." Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( farktography.proceduraltexture.com) divider line
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2017-09-08 09:49:00 AM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "In Memoriam: Night Skies, Landscapes, & Abandoned Places."

: Farktographer soosh passed away this week unexpectedly. He was with Farktography from nearly the beginning, starting with contest #5, inspiring and assisting countless Farktographers along the way. As a memorial to him, show us your best photos of the night sky, landscapes, and/or abandoned places--the photos soosh was best known for. Examples of his work can be seen here: http://bibliostats.com/farktography/user/soosh Note: For this week's theme, you can employ exposure stacking for night sky photos.

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.

Please note:
The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. Levels, curves, contrast, saturation, crop, and black-and-white conversion tools may be used judiciously, but not to cartoonish or unrealistic extremes. Avoid applying artistic filters for the purpose of mimicking film, tilt-shift, toy camera, etc type effects. HDR and panorama stitching either in-camera or in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (true multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). 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.
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2017-09-08 10:32:49 AM  
First shot of mine that came to mind. 
Jimi Hendrix Memorial at night in Renton, Washington
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2017-09-08 10:34:15 AM  
Night reflections
High Rock Fire Look out.  Mount Rainier 
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2017-09-08 10:35:28 AM  
Wild horse Monument 
Near Vantage Washington.
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2017-09-08 10:38:09 AM  
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2017-09-08 10:39:46 AM  
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2017-09-08 03:06:34 PM  
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Taken shortly after my grandfather died from the back porch of their home. It had rained all day and the sky was a beautiful color as the sun descended.
2017-09-08 03:53:46 PM  
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2017-09-09 12:16:58 AM  
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Milky Way over Newfound Gap

A stone's throw from the Tennessee/North Carolina State Line

2017-09-09 12:24:44 AM  
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Eta Aquarids over Acadia

Visiting Acadia National Park for my first time this May, I dragged myself out of bed and down to a rocky shoreline at butt-crack thirty on a cold-arse morning. This was actually my second test frame, still dialing in exposure and composition. While it was exposing, I saw the green fireball, and thought that it would be neat if I caught it. Then, on review, I saw that not only did I catch it, I also caught four other smaller meteors. Living in a place with much less clear skies, I usually ignore all but the Persieds shower, so I had to google to see what shower I was actually seeing that night.

2017-09-09 12:33:12 AM  
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Artificial Aurora

While there's not much of Soosh's favorite subject at my latitude,
I do have the privilege of being within line-of-sight to most launches from NASA's flight facility at Wallops Island. So, when NASA announced their plans to create an artificial aurora with ionizing noctilucent clouds, I started a quest to make sure I caught it. For over a month, I chased locations, and I set up my equipment only to break it down again due to a launch scrub for one reason or another. Finally, I was able to sneak out to my employer's parking lot while working night shift to catch the launch.

2017-09-11 07:03:53 AM  
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Dawn in Albuquerque, NM
2017-09-12 10:07:59 AM  
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From 2015 with a FinePix S9250
2017-09-12 10:51:01 PM  
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I never got to know soosh, but looking back at his photos, it looks like he was interested in a lot of the same subjects I am. Here's a general store about thirty miles outside of Birmingham. The Marsh & Sons store was open from 1931 to 1994 offering goods and groceries to the community of Locust Fork. In another twenty years, there may be a subdivision here for all I know, but for now, the store stands as a momento of the small town life that's slowly fading away. (Locust Fork, Alabama, August 2017)
2017-09-12 10:51:20 PM  
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A friend's balcony provided this look at the Bay Area sky through palms probably imported from Los Angeles. It's sunsets like these that keep me looking forward to trips out west. (Santa Clara, California, August 2017)
2017-09-12 10:54:21 PM  
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Genuine San Francisco Fog® blankets this valley in Mount Tamalpais  State Park in the Golden Gate Recreational Area. (Marin County, California, August 2017)
2017-09-13 04:01:36 AM  
Abandoned house on an abandoned lake
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2017-09-13 04:03:24 AM  
Field of mustard plants at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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2017-09-13 04:07:40 AM  
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2017-09-14 12:10:37 AM  
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Los Angeles in the distance as the most godforsaken heat wave finally broke around sunset during some thunderstorms over Labor Day weekend. View from San Dumas, CA.
2017-09-14 12:14:51 AM  
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Glendalough Monestary Graveyard
2017-09-14 12:17:32 AM  
Paradise Valley, Livingston Montana
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2017-09-14 12:18:38 AM  
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2017-09-14 12:20:22 AM  
Decaying Shelter Barn on a Misty Night
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Image links to Flickr

I even shot this with the lens soosh made famous: The Tokina 12-24mm.
2017-09-14 12:20:33 AM  
Joshua Tree National Park

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2017-09-14 12:28:12 AM  
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2017-09-14 12:34:58 AM  
I didn't get a chance interact with Soosh, but I saw him around and always thought of him as a good guy. I know he's missed. These are all from Kauai.

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2017-09-14 12:36:04 AM  
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2017-09-14 12:58:03 AM  
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End of a great day of sailing on Lake McConaughy, Nebraska.
2017-09-14 01:10:16 AM  
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2017-09-14 01:29:55 AM  
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2017-09-14 01:34:29 AM  
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2017-09-14 01:37:15 AM  
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Abandoned and falling-down barn near Elkhart, IL.
2017-09-14 01:39:30 AM  
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Moon and clouds on a recent night, best single shot with just default basic settings that my camera phone can manage at night but it turned out pretty good for all that.
2017-09-14 01:41:24 AM  
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Illinois is very, very flat in the middle. Fields and tornado-damaged trees near that abandoned barn near Elkhart,
2017-09-14 01:44:46 AM  
Central California sunset.
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2017-09-14 01:46:21 AM  
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2017-09-14 02:03:26 AM  
Waiting for the clouds to clear with bonus airplane strobes.
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2017-09-14 02:15:03 AM  
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2017-09-14 02:15:52 AM  
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2017-09-14 02:55:46 AM  
Calgary skyline
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Sky was much smokier in the original. Cleaned it up to give it a cleaner "light pollution" look.
2017-09-14 05:00:40 AM  
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Earlier this week, Point Mugu State Beach, California
2017-09-14 05:06:02 AM  
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It was a long night. The gods were pissed.
2017-09-14 05:13:45 AM  
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The most overshot church in America before the roof caved in.

2017-09-14 05:18:02 AM  
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"there are worse things than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do it's too late and there's nothing worse than too late"

2017-09-14 05:24:53 AM  
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"People will often give you a detailed tour of the underside of the bus that they will throw you under later."
2017-09-14 05:52:20 AM  
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Taken back in 2008 in, I believe, rural Alabama.
2017-09-14 06:44:11 AM  

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End of a great day of sailing on Lake McConaughy, Nebraska.

I thought that string of lights was a long exposure of the moon.
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