|I created this image to be my new "persona" for the background behind my Firefox menu bars. I desaturated the center of the garden, added a black silhouette of one of my wolf logos and hand painted it and placed him below the tree. This scene is from one of my images of the Japanese Gardens you can see in my Gardens folder in my gallery.|
|My first attempt at creating the illusion of a landscape in miniature, referred to as "tilt-shift effect", thanks to the inspiration from and her recent image, 2sadeyes.deviantart.com/art/Wi…|
I'm really really happy with the way this turned out for a first attempt. I have stood on this bridge at the Japanese Gardens in Portland, Oregon, but looking at it, I can't make my mind believe that it's really full size and real instead of a little toy model. Even the shrubbery looks like model train set bushes. My only regret is that there were no people on the bridge to complete the illusion. I think I'll have to go back and shoot it again and include some people this time.
|My best ever shot of a Bald Eagle in flight is here. lonewolfphotography.deviantart…|
This is a re-edit of that original shot, done as a result of a challenge to make him look like he was flying at sonic speed.
Great Tips for Shooting in the RainThe PhotoArgus Photography Blog shares some excellent tips on making the most of your photography during a rain stormGreat Tips for Shooting in the Rain by kkart
Sales Outlets for Nature PhotographersAn examination of sales outlets for Nature Photographers, written by the Photopreneur Photography Blog (one of my personal favorite photography blogs) ....be sure to click on the link that talks about the image found on Flickr from an editor at Maxim --"eagle chomping on a mouse's head." (it is quite an incredible photo, but not for the squeamish of heart!)Sales Outlets for Nature Photographers by kkart
I have two slide shows I have created. One is a large sampling of my Nature, Wildlife and Landscape photography, and the other is a sampling of what I call "Environmental Portraiture" that I have done. So, if you'd like to enjoy either of them, fire up your music player, put on some of your favorite songs and follow either of these links to see some of my work in an entertaining slide show with special effects! |
please keep in mind two things however.
(one) To reduce the size of these slide shows, the quality and resolution of the images has been reduced!
(two) These slide shows were made some time ago so the contact information on the first slide of the Environmental Portraiture slide show is no longer correct!
Nature, Wildlife, & Landscape slide show: apps.rockyou.com/rockyou.swf?i…
Environmental Portraiture slide show: apps.rockyou.com/rockyou.swf?i…
Photography has been a life-long hobby for me. As a boy, on vacations with family, I remember being filled with wonderful feelings as I'd stand looking at whatever beautiful scene we'd come to admire. I also remember being saddened when it was time to leave. I wished I could have a magic knife that I could use to cut out a piece of the view to take home with me and enjoy forever.
It was only natural for me to make the connection with my "magic knife" and a camera! Now, I spend all the time I can "slicing" scenes from everywhere I go so I can share my visions with others.
Although I have dabbled with selling my images and shooting for pay, as in weddings and family portraits etc in the past, I have only recently set my mind to doing whatever I can to make it really go and get serious about starting a photography business.
About 5 years ago now, I made the jump from film to digital photography and have found the editing and creative possibilities to be a virtual "toy land"!
I have photographed landscapes, wildlife, weddings, formal and informal portraits, pet portraits, sports events and macro photography. I have an extensive library of these kinds of images in film format however they are in the keeping of my sister in Ohio. I will be trying to get them out here as soon as possible.
My digital library of quality images is now nearing the 60,000 mark. In the months to come, I'm sure I will increase that number rapidly.
Since my conversion to digital format, I have done scenics, animals, portraits and sporting events but for my own personal enjoyment, I seem to be drawn more to wildlife and macro photography and I have a vast number of excellent animal close-ups, flowers, insects and other subjects people often aren't able or take the time to see in such close detail.
I will be increasing my library of landscapes, waterscapes etc. on a continual basis...faster as spring and summer approaches and I have plans to travel to some other excellent locations in order to have access to a wider range of wildlife subjects and scenery.
If you look at my ID images, you'll see that I enjoy horseback riding but have gotten into a situation where I have no means to keep my horses and too much time devoted to my photography to maintain one. However, due to my love of horses, one of my favorite subjects to shoot is equestrian events of any type. I love shooting children's or adult's horse shows, gymkhanas, game shows and just about any competitions they might get involved in.
For a complete listing of the services I can provide, see my image titled Services List in my business graphics gallery. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me and if you have an up-coming event for yourself or your children or just need some portraiture done, I would be more than happy to discuss the possibility of working with you.
And of course, if you see any of my images (of which, this sampling is a very tiny part) that you just love, I'd be more than happy to provide you an enlargement to display in your home or office. If you don't see anything you like or something you would like in particular, feel free to ask as I probably have it in reserve or will make every effort to get it for you!
I also do digital manipulations of images to make totally new art. You can see some examples of this in my Manipulations gallery.
On an on-going basis, I will be adding to my galleries as quickly as I can, to give you all new images to browse and enjoy.
Thank you all!
Mark R. Dakin
Lone Wolf Photography
5541 NE 72 Ave. #2
Portland, Oregon 97218
deviantWEAR sizing preference: large
Print preference: The larger the Better!
Favourite genre of music: County
Favourite photographer: Me!! Seriously, I don't really have just one, there are too many good ones. If I had to pick one...Art Wolfe.
Favourite style of art: Oil
Operating System: XP
MP3 player of choice: Media Player
Shell of choice: Abalone?
Wallpaper of choice: any of my really good photos
Skin of choice: skin for what?
Favourite cartoon character: Buggs Bunny
Personal Quote: May the brightest day of your past be the darkest day of your future!