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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 677: "Happy Little Accidents". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2018-04-21 11:45:07 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Happy Little Accidents"

: Photos where a technical error was made. The camera moved during a long exposure, focus was in the wrong spot or completely off, highlights are way blown out, composition is awkward, white balance was way off. Despite those things, the photo came out interesting. Note: Not for literal pictures of accidents, but rather technical mistakes that came out interesting as a photo.

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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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2018-04-22 12:53:14 AM  
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I hadn't planned on catching the jogger. Was gonna wait until he'd passed by. Had the camera set up on a tripod with a cable release and sneezed. This shot turned our better than any of the others without him
2018-04-22 2:58:40 AM  
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This one was a complete accident, of course. I was visiting an aquarium and caught this as I was putting my phone in my pocket. It doesn't say anything about my talent for taking pictures, but I've always liked it. I use it as my phone background now.
2018-04-22 3:21:35 AM  
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This one I'm posting because it's out of focus. I took literally hundreds of pictures with great focus that day, but this one is by far my favorite.
2018-04-22 8:44:18 AM  
I had never even heard the term "dragging the shutter" before, I just had bad settings on my camera and used the flash.  It's one of my favorite pictures of my dogs, I love the surreal outcome.  This is straight out of camera.

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2018-04-22 3:11:16 PM  
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I was trying to stop motion of the pig and get the background blur as it floated past, but it rotated and my hand moved, triggering this Pink Man, Pig Man, Charade.
2018-04-22 5:07:19 PM  
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Even though this came out darker exposed than usual and more grainy, plus the focus is more on the blackberry rather than the birb, I like this a lot as it makes the photo "moody" and my backyard CA Scrubjay looks almost menacing.
2018-04-22 9:18:29 PM  
During a long exposure of the lunar eclipse, another photographer's little dog got loose and jostled my tripod. Although it's a little fuzzy from the experience, I have always kept it.
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2018-04-23 1:30:35 AM  
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This was a long exposure in almost pitch black.  Only after it was done did I realize the focus was totally off -- result was a neat soft focus effect I'd not intended.
2018-04-23 10:27:12 AM  
Cat vs. Shutter Speed with a point-and-shoot. Who won? You decide.
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2018-04-23 1:54:23 PM  
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Poor choice of shutter speed + poor panning technique = Still interesting image
2018-04-23 1:57:20 PM  
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While capturing some 20 sec night exposures I triggered the shutter in between setups.
2018-04-23 1:59:36 PM  
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I happened to walk into the crowd leaving ComicCon when I saw this angel drift through the crowd.  Too dark for a good autofocus and she was gone before I could set up properly for another shot.
2018-04-25 3:07:15 AM  
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This is another pic of Mrs Feathers the Scrubjay as she hop-flew around the fence about a foot or two right in front of me today. Even though I oopsed the top part and the camera focused behind the fence (because she was unexpectedly so close), I like this a lot anyway.
2018-04-25 9:59:16 AM  
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Wanted to capture the fireworks we were setting off but had the timer set a bit too long.

So I got more background light than I wanted ... and a car going by ... and a bucket I forgot to move ...

2018-04-25 7:24:43 PM  
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total white balance fail at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin

2018-04-25 7:30:23 PM  
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The auto-focus was having problems because of the fog, and my lazy eye made it hard to manually focus, but I like it because this is how fog looks to me anyways...

2018-04-25 7:34:54 PM  
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not sure if this fits the theme entirely but I actually did not notice that flower until I looked at the photos later. So it was an accident and it did make me happy

2018-04-25 9:57:03 PM  
The aperture on the lens got stuck open during exposure. Went back to the manufacturer the next day...

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2018-04-25 10:49:17 PM  
In the days before I had a setup that timed the water droplets' size and fall rate and coordinated with my flashes and camera to pretty much dial in where in a water drop fall, splash, and/or collision I would get the shot, I had to let the drops fall from a drip bag and take hundreds of shots hoping I'd get a handful that would be something I'd want. With this one I missed the drop and rebound entirely but captured the tiniest bonus droplet evar.
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2018-04-26 12:26:19 AM  
I was taking pictures of my husband's niece blowing out her birthday cake candles in November, and I guess my arm moved... I like the result anyway.

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2018-04-26 1:48:15 AM  
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Took this when I first got my Canon 7D.  Was just playing around with the settings with no clue as to what I was doing.  Evening was quickly turning into night, so I took a few shots before returning home.
2018-04-26 2:51:15 AM  
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When taking photos with cell phones on a bright sunny day, it pays to turn up the LCD brightness so that you can actually see what you're shooting.
2018-04-26 2:54:08 AM  
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That same phone camera sometimes had color balance issues when shooting against a bright blue sky. This was one of the few "accidents" that came out better than any properly balanced photos of the same scene.
2018-04-26 3:01:45 AM  
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Shooting the Blue Angels during Fleet Week on my roof in SF, I tracked them into the sun, the focus was crap, but I still find it an interesting photograph.

2018-04-26 3:21:37 AM  
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unentended selfi while at work
2018-04-26 6:50:07 AM  
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My Olympus Stylus is waterproof, but the lens can get foggy in the rain.
2018-04-26 7:02:33 AM  
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No idea what happened here.
2018-04-26 7:20:57 AM  
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Driving while snap.
2018-04-26 8:29:28 AM  
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2018-04-26 10:09:21 AM  
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One cold, frosty morning, I noticed something strange on the back of my car...well, besides the "DREW CURTIS FOR GOVERNOR" bumper sticker. The frost had filled out the logo of the police agency who owned my car well before I bought it.
2018-04-26 10:13:20 AM  
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Shot this pic during the solar eclipse last year, of the shadow of my rose bush against my RAV4. Tried to get a good shot of the pinhole camera effect, but it was tough, since there was a slight breeze.
2018-04-26 10:14:47 AM  
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Tried to get a good selfie with my dog, but she kept yawning. I think she was bored ;)
2018-04-26 1:53:11 PM  
Taken while shooting some night photos of the stars over the Grand Canyon. I accidentally hit the shutter release on the grip of my camera while moving it.

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2018-04-26 3:17:58 PM  
While I was piddling around with my new phone I accidentally this photo.  I guess that's a closeup of a finger / thumb.  I didn't even know I took the picture until I changed my wallpaper months later.  It works very well as a wallpaper, at least IMO.

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