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UnkleFrank

Dreaming In Colors



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Contest Finalist in Shallow Depth Of Field Photo Contest
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Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Nature And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Nature And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Spring Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Dancing Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dancing Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 1
ViewBug HQ Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Layered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Soft Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Disrupting Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class
Disrupting Depth Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Clean & Simple Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Flowers With Bokeh Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Monthly Pro Vol 21 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 28Top 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 28Top 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 class
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Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More January 13, 2016
Gorgeous:)
Flosno
 
Flosno January 13, 2016
Nicely lit
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life January 13, 2016
WOW! absolutely gorgeous, Unkle!! :):) ❤
So soft and delicate..and the mood!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 17, 2016
they glow!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 17, 2016
I'm sorry, Frank - I'm trying so hard to give you real award and this damn program is still screwing me up - I DON'T KNOW WHY AFTER THREE MONTHS THEY CAN'T FIGURE THIS PROGRAMMING 101 PROBLEM OUT!!! GRRRR

OK, I'm fine now....not
Mirza_Cengic
 
Mirza_Cengic January 22, 2016
This is so beautiful.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana January 28, 2016
Really nice!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth January 29, 2016
Your mind is a garden, your thoughts, the seeds and yours has bloomed beautifully!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer February 17, 2016
voted Image of the Month for one of my favorite beauties!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer February 17, 2016
came back to vote Social Exposure!
denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman February 20, 2016
Beautiful :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 20, 2016
Really extraordinary. voted image of the month!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 05, 2016
voted Rule of Thirds!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis March 12, 2016
Stunning voted..rule of the thirds:-)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis April 02, 2016
Voted covers:-)
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 04, 2016
voted Covers!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 09, 2016
Voted Covers Vol. 28!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 12, 2016
I do love your Flower Bokeh! voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 18, 2016
I love the lighting of this one voted clean and simple!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 18, 2016
fabulous flower, voted flowers with bokeh
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 21, 2016
I Cleanly and Simply voted
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer July 10, 2016
voted Depth!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 23, 2016
Very Nice capture
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 06, 2016
award winning always. voted soft!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 17, 2016
Had to vote Layered Composition for this beauty!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 19, 2016
Yay, Frank! Congrats on being a Finalist with this exquisite shot!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 19, 2016
Yahoo!!! Congratulations, my favorite Unkle! Finalist in the Softie contest! So So deserved!!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 19, 2016
Great result Frank, Finalist Win in Soft Photo Competition .. congratulations and best wishes
Beegirl
 
Beegirl November 03, 2016
congratulations on your winning !
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 December 08, 2016
congrats on your Members award .. a wonderful choice :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 13, 2016
Congratulations !! Member Selection Award
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer December 30, 2016
A PRO shot! voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 15, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem January 25, 2017
Fantastic.
Hardhat
 
Hardhat January 25, 2017
Wonderful colour
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 25, 2017
One of my favorites! It's perfect that it be featured AGAIN!!! Congratulations, Unk!
Mavap_Photography
 
Mavap_Photography January 29, 2017
Wonderful!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 03, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 10, 2017
This is one your Best Shots! voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 15, 2017
voted my best shot!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 21, 2017
Voted My Best Shot
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 17, 2017
The most beautiful shot of yours. voted Nature and patterns
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 28, 2017
voted Shallow DOF for the master of Shallow DOF!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 15, 2017
One of my very most favorites! Well deserved award as Finalist in the Shallow DOF contest! Congratulations over and over !!
sherrymarie PRO+
 
sherrymarie July 19, 2017
Love the lighting
melkav PRO+
 
melkav July 28, 2017
I keep coming back to look at this photo. Absolutely beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed viewing all your photos. I love your work.
Parallel
 
Parallel August 12, 2017
My congratulations dear Frank!
AdirahsEyes
 
AdirahsEyes August 12, 2017
So very beautiful.. Depth of field is perfect.. admiration to you
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 25, 2017
Congrats on your great photo!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 25, 2017
So beautiful, Frank! :0
Neckbone
 
Neckbone August 31, 2017
Dang, you got some really great images! And lots of admirers, me included. Congrats, nicely done!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 06, 2017
Finalist, again!!
mattiasam PRO
 
mattiasam Feb 08
nice

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my back yard where is usually find willing subjects. I enjoy photographing at home for the reason that I have all the time in the world with no interruptions.
Time
This was a fun capture for me, it was later in the afternoon, the sun was just starting to peak over the mulberry tree at the southern portion on the yard.
Lighting
With the sun just starting to share it's self with me and my subject, the light was dappled so the flowers were in the shade. Still with the sun peaking through I had to adjust my ISO to 800. I could have shot at a lower ISO but my preference is to shoot a little darker than most others shoot. I am not a fan of brightly shot images.
Equipment
My Sony a65 is my go to camera and my primary lens is my Tamron 90mm 1:2.8 Macro. Ever since I found the macro lens, it has opened up a most entertaining way to pass the time and enjoy my surroundings.
Inspiration
I have always been enamored with still life photography in nature and everyday life. So when a new plant flowers, I will watch, study and photograph the flower or flowers for days. It's interesting to see how they grow in size and color each and everyday, until they turn old and withered. Even in death, there is beauty in their texture, change in color, and symmetry. What I have tried to do with this photo, was to incorporate emotional content.
Editing
I use Adobe Lightroom for all of my images sometimes more depending on what I am trying to achieve. This photo was a lot of fun to edit. I took the photo to split toning and clicked on the "highlights" and "shadow" to change the color entirely from a beautiful yellow to this dreamy color. I also dropped the "photo" module on top of the screen and flipped the image horizontally for a different perspective. Then taking the contrast slider in the "basic" box at my right, I reduced the contrast to the negative side for a more dreamy perspective. What I tried to do here was to incorporate emotional content.
In my camera bag
I have to admit that rarely do I go anywhere with my bag that has a few other older Minolta lenses, flashes, cleaning supplies, etc. Usually all I ever take is my camera and my imagination. What else do you need?
Feedback
Just go out and have fun, Don't let yourself get caught up in "having" to shoot everything you look at. Don't worry about all the rules they say you have to incorporate in your photographs. I would recommend knowing the rules of photography because sometimes the rules do work to your benefit.Take your time, study your subject at different angles, with different lighting. I think the best thing I did was learn my manual settings and all the other settings my camera has to offer. After some time, I was able to adjust settings without looking at the buttons. Like everything in our lives if you do anything long enough, muscle memory will take hold and automatically do things for you. If I may...."To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." Elliot Erwitt.

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