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Study In Blue

Bored...playing with paper.

Bored...playing with paper.
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Contest Finalist in What Shadows Can Do Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Color Experiments Photo Contest
Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Absolute Masterpiece
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All Star
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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A World Of Blue Photo ContestTop 20 class
A World Of Blue Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
A World Of Blue Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
What Shadows Can Do Photo ContestTop 10 class
What Shadows Can Do Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Shades Of Blue Photo ContestTop 20 class
Shades Of Blue Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Shades Of Blue Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 20 class
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1


31 Comments | Report
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer February 11, 2015
I like the lighting on this one.
Elyzabeth PRO
Elyzabeth February 25, 2015
That is from boredom precious? My goodness, you should be bored more often! I love it!
Flosno February 25, 2015
Fantastic "boredom" presentation....such unusual tones
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer April 09, 2015
voted Twisted! (nothing personal -- -)
Flosno April 19, 2015
Cool entry...voted
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer May 04, 2015
voted those Color Speriments again!
Q-Vision PRO+
Q-Vision May 19, 2015
Simple yet very effective!
snowdon PRO
snowdon May 25, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Colour Experiments competition ... Nice work
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer May 25, 2015
Aha! Found it - congratulations so much, Unk - Finalist in Color Spearmints! go for it!
rmr731 PRO+
rmr731 June 04, 2015
Woo hoo and look at that Frank! Congrats on being a finalist! Awesome pic - love it!
carolcardillo PRO
carolcardillo June 09, 2015
Yay, Frank! Congrats on being a Finalist!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
nlhammondphotography June 15, 2015
Gorgeous! Wonderful lighting!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer June 18, 2015
I'm Inspired - voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 26, 2015
Excellent lighting and textures. Voted. Good luck.
adriansart July 13, 2015
Great idea very graphic looking image!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer August 12, 2015
voted Blue!
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 January 04, 2016
Great imagination. I love it. Voted what shadows can do!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer January 17, 2016
voted Shadows!
snowdon PRO
snowdon January 21, 2016
Superb image and worthy Finalist in 'What Shadows can do' Competition.. well done
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer January 21, 2016
YEA YEA YEA!! You go, Frank - finalist in Shadows contest!
carolcardillo PRO
carolcardillo January 22, 2016
Another Award! Congrats, Frank!
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
ClaudiaKuhn January 28, 2016
Congrats on your finalist, Frank!
olastas January 28, 2016
My congratulations! Nice work.
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 February 01, 2016
I am so much happy that one of the photos i voted got the award. Congratulations on your award Frank. Really great!
DarleneKwiatkowski April 08, 2016
Seems boredom pays off with extraordinary creativity! .... Keep playing!! :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 July 21, 2016
voted world of blue!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer July 27, 2016
More Blue! Voted!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer September 11, 2016
So many congratulations for this beauty being featured! It's so deserved.
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 September 13, 2016
Congratulations on your FEATURED award!
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 October 06, 2016
Another wonderful day in paradise. Congratulations on your Feature award!
estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 February 13, 2017
Very nice lightning

Behind The Lens

I usually do this kind of shoots in my garage. I set up on my table saw that is in one corner. I usually get great lighting from the afternoon sun shining through the back door windows.
It was 4:45 pm. Late in the day for a February shoot.
The sun was at a very nice position to get a nice side lighting affect on my subject, that gave me the shadows I was hoping to get. I changed my White Balance to Tungsten Lighting just for a different color look.
I used my Sony a65 with a Minolta 50mm lens, set up on my tripod. I used a cabled shutter release to avoid camera shake from the slow shutter speed.
I was looking to compose a few unique photos utilizing "found" inexpensive items. I have always enjoyed using my hands to create something out of found items or thrown away parts and materials whether it be metal, wood, glass or in this case, medium weight business card paper trimmings.
I processed the photo in Adobe Light Room. I wanted a different color than the original off white. I thought the bluish color worked fine for my project.
In my camera bag
I always have my Sony a65 camera with one or two Minolta lenses, one being a 50mm and the other a telephoto "beercan" lens. I usually always have my Tamron 90mm macro lens on my camera. With the usual cleaning media and my must have Giotto's Rocket Air Blaster, and shutter releases.
Use your imagination, be patient, learn the rules of photography, as it is very useful and will make the difference in your composed shots. As Pablo Picasso once said "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” In my words, Let your imagination lead you and just have fun.

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