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I don't know if you've noticed, but each SO "Trilogy" site's 404 (Page Not Found Error) has its own on-topic amusing image. This site currently has the boring "PAGE NOT FOUND :(" that every beta SE site has (check it out if you don't believe me).

So, following the lead of other betas, I'm starting this question to gather ideas for amusing 404 Page Not Found images.

To clarify exactly what we're looking for, here's a quote showing what Jeff was originally looking for when he asked for ideas on the SO trilogy sites:

By on topic, I mean the 404 image on Stack Overflow should be a programmery "not found" of some kind, and the Super User one should be a power user's "not found", and so forth.

So a photography-related "problem" or inside joke for this site would be funny...

More from Jeff (my edit in [brackets]):

These images would be shown in addition to the existing 404 page text, so nothing is getting lost, we're just trying to inject a little fun into the process.

I'm having trouble coming up with anything. Any good suggestions? Post them as answers!

If your submission or suggestion is highly voted and meets the criteria outlined, it's likely to be deployed as the "official" 404 image for [this site] …

Please post the image AND quote the source so the dev team can negotiate rights if necessary.

(Vote on other Site Attributes)

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How about: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/425731394_41727f12fa_z.jpg via this answer.

It is Creative Commons licensed, and conveniently the copyright holder is apparently a user of the site...

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Cracked filter

Source: pointnshoot on Flickr

  • All rights reserved :/ – che Jul 15 '10 at 22:00
  • @che: Indeed. However, something similar would rock. :D I think it demonstrates the concept well. – jrista Jul 15 '10 at 23:07
  • And we could always ask...Flickr makes it easy to blanket-license photos so it's possible he would be willing to let us use it. – NickAldwin Jul 15 '10 at 23:49
  • well... it's certainly a painful image... – chills42 Jul 16 '10 at 12:54
  • yes...thankfully it was just the filter that broke. phew. – NickAldwin Jul 16 '10 at 15:19
  • I like the idea but think it is not broken enough: just the filter! – danio Jul 16 '10 at 16:00
  • I was immediately reminded of this set on Flickr: flickr.com/photos/photophool/sets/72157594232543508 – esm Jul 16 '10 at 21:00
  • Sigh, I KNEW I should have taken a picture of my 50mm lens breaking. Of course, I'd have to think of how to do it without a DSLR, but... – PearsonArtPhoto Feb 24 '11 at 13:56
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I'd need to go shoot it, but what about the back LCD of a camera with the "no Card Found" message? Or the "no images" one when you try to chimp with an empty card?


update with processed shots from quick trial shoot, a couple candidates:

back display

Bigger

top display closeup

Bigger

I shot it all with a solid white background so the image could just feather into the the background on the 404 page without a border any anything.

and a sneak peak behind the scenes: back stage back stage

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    I like the "No card found message" – LC1983 Feb 24 '11 at 16:45
  • I tried to catch the "NO CF" on the top LCD but the only second camera I have is my cell phone, and I can't do what I want with that one :) I'd love to see what someone with a real second body could do. – drewbenn Feb 25 '11 at 7:17
  • I'll setup for it next weekend (8 days from now, not 2...) if no one else has by then. – cabbey Feb 25 '11 at 7:58
  • @drewbenn... ugh, that proved hard, even with a second real body. the stupid thing flashes so quickly that it's only dark for about 1/3 the time... so a long exposure gets gray, an a fast exposure is a hit and miss crap shoot. :/ – cabbey Mar 12 '11 at 20:27
  • @cabbey errrr I guess I could have mentioned that :) it looks great, though! Nice touch to include the low-battery indicator. I especially like how much the end result looks like my 30D. P.S. thanks for including the setup pictures; it even looks like you have the same tripod I do under your 20D :) – drewbenn Mar 13 '11 at 0:57
  • Wish I could take credit for intentionally having a low battery light on. :) That was pure coincidence, but seems kinda fitting. – cabbey Mar 13 '11 at 3:59
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Along the lines of Simon's tangle of film, I think a pile of memory cards would be a nice illustration.

Something similar to this (although I don't think we'd have rights to use it...) memory cards

SOURCE: www.ilovememorycards.com

  • I like this. :) I think it demonstrates the concept perfectly. – jrista Jul 18 '10 at 5:02
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How about something like this:

ExposedFilm

I was originally thinking of an image of a massive tangled pile of exposed film, but my google-fu doesn't seem to be good enough to find anything. Perhaps someone else can find something better in the same theme. (Or someone could even shoot their own)

(Source: evolvingbeauty.com)

Slightly better one:

Pile of exposed film

(Source: IStockPhoto.com - available at high res without the watermark for a sensible price)

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I'll throw out one of my own. Although I know that we're probably more focused on DSLRs than P&Ses ... This was actually one of my first DSLR shots, and I moved (and overexposed) ... And wound up liking the effect once I cleaned up the RAW a bit.

It is All Rights Reserved, but I shot it, so I'd grant permission for it to be used here. :) (And I'm authorized to do so!)

Cthulhu got a camera

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Here's my submission (following on from the current theme).

I've given it an open CC licence to do with as you please.

Bust by mattburns.co.uk

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Broken camera

Source is Big Stock Photo, if we're going to use it, a small fee would be required (Only a few dollars, so...)

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