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01-09-08 – Utility Poles

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  • #1181
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Make the banal portrait-worthy, revealing limitless variation and a stark reminder of life on the grid. Difficulty: no streetlights, pylons, or towers .

    Inspiration here and here.

    #14437
    Morningbreath
    Participant

    How cool is that, I was just eying up a utility pole on my street to photograph. Now to take the picture I want without my neighbors or the cops thinking I am nuts.

    #14438
    staplermofo
    Participant

    Now to take the picture I want without my neighbors or the cops thinking I am nuts.

    I move that this become the official farktography rallying cry.

    #14439
    millera9
    Participant

    Now to take the picture I want without my neighbors or the cops thinking I am nuts.

    I move that this become the official farktography rallying cry.

    I move that we publish an illustrated manual on how to take ridiculous photos without scaring the normals.

    /That’s actually not a half-bad idea…

    #14440
    staplermofo
    Participant

    I move that we publish an illustrated manual on how to take ridiculous photos without scaring the normals.

    /That’s actually not a half-bad idea…

    Where are we going to get someone that knows how to do that?

    #14441
    Mr.BobDobalita
    Participant

    LoL… again, I”m glad that I”M not the only one who pretends to have ‘car trouble’ until all the traffic passes when I’m pulling over to take a shot… I just open the trunk, and mess around in there… then when it’s clear, out comes the camera and *snap snap snap… 😀

    these days, people probably think you’re a terrorist if you’re taking shots of a building or something.. ehehehe

    #14442
    corsec67
    Participant


    these days, people probably think you’re a terrorist if you’re taking shots of a building or something.. ehehehe

    This is the correct way to deal with that. (Interesting story and a cool picture)

    Unless I have were to have a Sigma 200-500/2.8, I have no idea why people should be scared of me taking pictures…

    #14443
    boringolddoug
    Participant

    How cool is that, I was just eying up a utility pole on my street to photograph. Now to take the picture I want without my neighbors or the cops thinking I am nuts.

    Oh yeah, I can see that … “It’s ok officer I’m a Farktographer.” “What, no, no, not that, Fark.” No It’s not porn, it’s just for fun.” “Well no, there’s no prizes in this contest, just votes.” ” No. Votes, from the other Farktographers.” “No really, I’m not some kind of peeping Tom pervert.” “Well not when I’m taking photos anyway.” “Really officer, I’m not making this up there’s really a contest, and it’s on a website run by a guy named Drew who spills beer on the servers a lot, and people make fun of the news, and there’s this squirrel with really big nuts, and we take photos and photoshop other people’s pictures, and just, like have fun, you know?”

    Let me know how it goes, ok?

    #14444
    Morningbreath
    Participant

    How cool is that, I was just eying up a utility pole on my street to photograph. Now to take the picture I want without my neighbors or the cops thinking I am nuts.

    Oh yeah, I can see that … “It’s ok officer I’m a Farktographer.” “What, no, no, not that, Fark.” No It’s not porn, it’s just for fun.” “Well no, there’s no prizes in this contest, just votes.” ” No. Votes, from the other Farktographers.” “No really, I’m not some kind of peeping Tom pervert.” “Well not when I’m taking photos anyway.” “Really officer, I’m not making this up there’s really a contest, and it’s on a website run by a guy named Drew who spills beer on the servers a lot, and people make fun of the news, and there’s this squirrel with really big nuts, and we take photos and photoshop other people’s pictures, and just, like have fun, you know?”

    Let me know how it goes, ok?

    Staplermofo has a great story about taking pictures of a stapler at midnight in a park. It ends with a cop walking him home saying ” I just wish you would tell me what you were really doing in the park.”

    #14445
    staplermofo
    Participant

    I have since learned to say “I’m taking a photography class”.

    #14446
    Mr.BobDobalita
    Participant


    these days, people probably think you’re a terrorist if you’re taking shots of a building or something.. ehehehe

    This is the correct way to deal with that. (Interesting story and a cool picture)

    Unless I have were to have a Sigma 200-500/2.8, I have no idea why people should be scared of me taking pictures…

    Amazing.. I’m pretty sure that if a guy is being obvious enough to set up a tripod and what not that he’s a legit photographer… but I guess that’s exactly what the terrorists would say.. lol

    #14447
    corsec67
    Participant

    Would this work in this theme? I was driving by some train tracks and saw this bizzare thing going across the tracks.

    flickr page

    For another entry I got some cool pictures of what I think are telegraph poles…

    #14448
    Mr.BobDobalita
    Participant

    remember in the old days when they needed to get something onto the train without having it stop? I wonder if that is what you have captured… they can attach something to that line between the poles, and as the train goes by, someone on the roof of the train can retrieve the object? Dunno… seems like it would work.. hehe…

    If I was in charge, I would certainly accept that picture as within the theme… Cool pic.

    #14449
    Thenationalfreak
    Participant

    Howdy folks, I’m new to the whole farktography contests and I was wondering, if HDR would be something that would disqualify me from this contest. I’ve read the rules, and while i wouldn’t say its “cartoony” its definitely more alien than not. I’d like to know now rather than feel smug in my nice picture and then get booted on day of. I have the unadulterated raw file, but I’d rather use the edited.

    #14450
    corsec67
    Participant

    Howdy folks, I’m new to the whole farktography contests and I was wondering, if HDR would be something that would disqualify me from this contest. I’ve read the rules, and while i wouldn’t say its “cartoony” its definitely more alien than not. I’d like to know now rather than feel smug in my nice picture and then get booted on day of. I have the unadulterated raw file, but I’d rather use the edited.

    HDR, layers, blending, stitching, or any other photo manipulation techniques aside from levels are not allowed except for a few contests where that technique is in the name of the contest. This is not one of them, so the amount of stuff you can do to a photo is quite limited, and is mostly: erasing dust on the sensor, levels, cropping, and resizing. (Am I forgetting anything? That is all I use)

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