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    A Vegetable Bestiary (DPL4 Final Challenge) :: Seals On The Beach
    Shallow DOF VI :: Hangin' On For One More Day
    Flowers IV :: Korean Dogwood
    Side by Side  :: Shaving With The Grain
    The Three Faces of You :: Three-Time Offender
    Pi III :: Pi & Coffee
    Single Light Source Portrait (DPL4 WK6) :: Blowin' Halos
    Challenge Suggestions :: Awkward Moments in Nature
    Free Study 2016-03 :: Making Plans For World Domination
    Free Study 2017-06 :: Ruby-throat at Dusk
    Free Study 2015-07 :: Breakfast To Go
    Brass, Copper, or Bronze :: A Horn To Blow
    Free Study 2016-06 :: Swan Dive in Black & White
    Free Study 2016-07 :: "I Am Oz, The Great And Powerful"
    Graveyard :: Necropolis (in Infrared)
    Extended Free Study 2016-04 :: Snapshots
    Upside Down V :: Midtown Ferry Terminal - Going Up?!
    Re-Orientation :: Floor Lamp
    Concrete :: Edison Portland Concrete Company, New Village, NJ - Closed 1947
    Free Study 2016-11 :: Well Hello, My Little Chickadee
    Reflections in Water with People :: Caught In Between
    The Moment Before :: Open Wide And Say, "Aaaahhhh"
    Canine POV :: Last Stop Before Home
    Photographer Quotations :: "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still" - Dorothea Lange
    Harvest :: Rkatsiteli
    Wildlife VII :: Three Course Meal
    Perspective VIII :: Moving Day
    Something New V :: My Heart's Always In The Wrong Place
    World Enough and Time :: A New Dawn And The World At Your Feet
    Cliche with an edge or twist. :: Long Exposure Waterfall in Infrared
    Honorable Mentions
    Covfefe :: All Hail the Dark Lord!!
    Colorful Objects (DPL4 WK4) :: Hot Air Balloons
    Automotive Detail II :: Scooped
    Asymmetry :: Bad Horn Day (Jacob Sheep)
    Urban Landscapes V :: One Window, One Room, One Soul, One Night At A Time
    Inspired by Edouard Manet :: Conversations With Strangers
    Free Study 2018-08 :: Grub Hub
    Ridiculously Disproportionate :: Chug-Chug X-ing
    Goofy Faces :: Tula the Droolah
    Vanishing Point V (DPL4 WK4) :: Down A Long Neck
    Purple IV :: Purple Produce
    Free Study 2016-12 :: The Heart of Winter
    Churches II :: Our Lady Of Perpetual Monochrome
    User Profile
    Name: Jake Kurdsjuk
    backdoorhippie (Mar. 2nd, 2016)
    Gender: M
    Type: Member Location: A li'l South of Heaven, a li'l West of Hell (we ca
    Cameras: Nikon D500
    Autel EVO Folding Drone
    Autel X-Star Premium Drone
    Nikon D610
    Nikon D7000
    Nikon D7100
    Nikon D750
    Nikon D800
    Sony Alpha A6000
    Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35 f/4 ED VR
    Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Wide-Angle Prime Lens
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
    Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye for Nikon
    Rokinon 8mm fisheye f3.5
    Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
    Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S
    Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye for Nikon
    Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM A
    Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom for APS-C sized Nikon
    Sony 50mm f/1.8 e mount
    Registered: Dec. 9th 2012
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    Biography: Professional Data Warehouse Specialist by day, (very) Un-Professional Photographer, Musician and Writer at every other opportunity.

    My love of photography was instilled at a young age, through constant slide shows from my Mother's Father and my own. Making music is my deepest artistic passion, but as I get older I've adopted the photography that grabbed my brother at an early age. Any early progress I made was advanced by gleaning off his years of professional experience, and it continues to this day as I sponge off of the marvelous work of those around me. That absorbing continues at this place, where I've had the great fortune to get to know and collaborate with some incredible artists.


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    DPL Season 3 - 2015

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    1st Place: Unofficial FSM 2016



    Independent Honors - my sincere thanks to each of you for the recognition:

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    Signature: Give in to the low light side of the force, Luke!!

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    Shaving With The Grain
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    Side by Side
    Average: 7.4831
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    Free Study 2015-07
    Average: 7.3735
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    Free Study 2016-03
    Average: 7.3553
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