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One thing I get a kick out of doing here on DA is putting up an image occasionally and asking, "What is this and how did I shoot it"
So - WHAT IS THIS??? HOW DID I SHOOT IT?? I SERIOUSLY doubt anyone will get it. I'll give a hint in a couple days.
OK.  1/19/17 - today's hint. That red center thing is indeed a ruby. Another hint coming tomorrow!
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Sashimi0777logoweb
Not only is my wife beautiful and bright (like 163 IQ bright) but she is an excellent cook. This is what she made for my dinner tonight so I had to take a photo of it. She was less than thrilled that my Miso was getting cold while I was shooting it....but the nice thing about food is, it doesn't move or ask me if it looks fat! LOL
YUM...sashimi and a cold Asahi beer! Damn....this feels like it need a mature content filter! :)
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FileFish0242web
I was in Bonaire in 2008 on an underwater photography trip. I spotted this File Fish hanging out by a clump of coral and decided to go back the next day and get a photo. The little bugger was VERY uncooperative. Thankfully, he (or she maybe) was only in about 30 feet of water, so I sat in the sand for an hour and forty five minutes (yes - on one tank of air, my scuba friends) stalking him. I got a couple of shots and this is one of my favorites.
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Family6174logoweb
2017 Family photo. We try to take sort of the same shot every year.
Squi is growing, I'm getting more white hair, and Kaz just stays beautiful.
Conversation with Kaz:
Kaz,"Did you ever see an old Japanese woman!?"
Me,"Uh...where we going with this?"
Kaz,"Well...I'll be pretty til I'm about 50, then you'll wake up one morning, look over, and you're married to Yoda!"
Me,"Doesn't matter...by then I'll be freakin blind anyway. Plus...might be kinda hot for me to feel the force..."

Such is the day to day mad humor in our home.
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This Sat.   Headshot Madness.   Make your art your job.   
#workshop 
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Come and learn how to build and use a reflection pool! It's easy to build an 8' x 8' x 8" pool and then have some fun!!
This shot was done with one I built!

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Jessamyne1113logoweb by Pelicanh

So - come learn how to build and shoot reflections and a lovely model!
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Sign up right away....it's gonna be fun!

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Muskeg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017   Photographer
It's been forever since I commented on your work, Michael.  I apologize for the lapse.  I have so enjoyed your work this year, and especially appreciate the family photos and the images of Squi.  Wishing you, Kaz and Squi all the best that 2017 has to offer. 
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional Photographer
You too Mike!!! Hope all is well there!
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grendels-mother64 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
I came back to DA looking for your excellent nudes...and they are gone.
I especially liked the ones you did of a very tall model with some very diminuative ones...all beautiful women.
Sorry to see them gone...although I can understand the wild west nature of the internet makes photography an especially easy target for plaigarism.
Sorry to see them gone.
You had excellent work that was exceptionally original.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
thank you. Yea - I got tired of theft, trolls, and no return on my investment of time other than hassle.
I will be announcing a book however, when it comes out!
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A-New-Lesson Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
What an outrage public networks deny access to your page, marking it as 'porn'. I've been watching you for years and love the results, both then (pre-purge) and now. I can pick out some gross stuff on the main page now that needs censoring. Bah.

Lovely work. I long for the days I can get someone to have a photo session with while the outdoors are ripe with color. Any advice for a novice to advertise? I find it awful to have a degree in Photography +17 years under mah belt and all I can feature is inanimate objects.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Professional Photographer
Depends on where you live. If you have a major city nearby, you can find models on several modeling sites such as www.modelmayhem.com.  The business is rife with flakes and/or models who insist on being paid...but if you are diligent, you can find some great ones.
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JET-LYNX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks much for the favorite


alembiclynx.deviantart.com/art…
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Photographer
LOVE that shot!. I actually did a similar shot some years back but I prefer yours.
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JET-LYNX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks much  :) 
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DarkAnadel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Respect to you
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Pieces--Of--Me Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hello sir I came to ask about a picture you took and stuff to see if you would make it available for posting in my group. The model is really pretty but not on this site no more I guess. I read the talk between Bushi357 and yourself, so I guess I don't need to ask. You still have a nice gallery though :)
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Yea - I tool=k all my nudes off DA. Too much theft, trolling, and it took too much of my time to monitor those things. Sorry.
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Pieces--Of--Me Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It's OK, thank you for the response anyway, and letting your work in my group.
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Bushi357 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I know why you did it, and I truly respect the decision to stop posting nudes, but damn, I miss that red chair, and the pics that went with it!
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks Phil. I actually miss posting them but ... just can't do it. If you send me your email address I can email you a link to a Dropbox folder with a LOT of my work in it!
Email me @ Michael@MichaelHelms.com
Hope you're still fishing!!!
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Bushi357 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Still fishing, now in Maine!
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gooeyness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
big fan of your photos thanks for posting that last one i was wondering why i never saw your pics anymore every one you did was on the front page for weeks
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Photographer
thanks so much. Yea - wish I could post them but it just isn't a good return on my investment of time.
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npmphotography Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
Love the photos of your son Michael! I've been away a few years, but I finally found the inspiration to get back into photography. It makes for a interesting day when I bring my son to work with me lol
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
HA....yea - they are a treat!! Good luck with ALL your endeavors, both parenting AND photography
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npmphotography Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Photographer
Yup yup, that they are lol and thanks!
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wtfiwwyp Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Michel! What happened to your nude phothographs, I really used to like them, I've been away from dA couple years and I came back just to watch your beattiful pictures! But now I can't find them! haha Greatings! 
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Photographer
I took all my nudes off line. Too much hassle with theft and trolls without any return on my investment of time. That's the easy explanation.
I might put them in a Dropbox folder and send people links in the future. We'll see.
Thanks so much!!! Welcome back!
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VarkeoDolls Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Michael helms had to swing by and say what's good my friend!
Still watching ya buddy! - Vark
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