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    Awards
    Candid III :: Rejoice
    Day and Night :: Time Zoned
    Art of 2013 :: Hump Day
    Simplicity II :: Simple Curve
    Post-Apocalyptic :: Low tide
    Free Study 2014-05 :: New Crop
    Shapes II ::  Exhaust
    After Man :: Robo-Kamodo
    Honorable Mentions
    Architecture V :: 605 feet
    Artificial Lighting :: Spaced Out
    Urban Landscapes III :: Seattle
    Signature Style :: Home town
    Rule of Thirds in Blue :: Two Thirds
    Comfort :: My Love
    Tilt Shift :: My Plane collection
    Parallel Lines :: Parallel Universe
    In The Style Of: Art Roflmao :: My Office
    User Profile
    Name: Frank Melchior Age: 61 (passed away September 27, 2015)
    Username: caba
    Gender: M
    Type: Member Location: Edmonds, WA
    Cameras: Nikon D800
    Apple iPhone 6
    Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
    Nikon D200
    Nikon D300
    Lenses: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
    Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
    Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
    Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
    Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
    Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
    Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
    Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
    Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
    Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
    Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF RF for Nikon
    Registered: Jan. 12th 2004
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    URL: http://www.frankacaba.com
    Biography: I'm fighting Multiple Myeloma as of late, so my shooting time has been reduced down to a trickle. A battle I will win with the help of loved ones and friends like here on DPC.
    Update I just completed the first of a double stem cell transplant and doing well so far. Thanks for all your thoughts.

    Update 5/26/09 I'm back in the hospital again for my second transplant everything's going fine so far, just lot of side effects. should get out next week.
    Update 5/22/10. The transplant didn't work, my numbers remain the same, at least I'm not getting worse. Half a million bucks and plenty of side effects for nothing. I still fight the fight with a positive mind.
    Update10/04/2010. Myeloma has destroyed my kidneys, so now I'm on dialysis, which I do at home 24/7. I feel so much better after 3 years of dirty blood. I can still get out between my dialysis exchanges to do some shooting. Life is good.
    Update 06/28/2011. It's been a rough year, hospitalized 3 times, last one almost killed me. I'm on hemo-dialysis now, 3 days a week, 5 hours each time. Chemo 2 days a week. So after clinics etc, not much time to shoot. But, I'm enjoying every minute I'm alive, I've never been so happy in all my life. Life is great!
    Upate 1/23/2013. Doing pretty good, been off chemo for almost 2 years now. Still doing dialysis 3 days a week, 5 hour runs to keep alive, hope to get on kidney transplant list next week. Having another bone marrow biopsy this Friday, and we will proceed from there. Good news I'm out shooting more now.
    Update 02/22/2013 I am now officially on the kidney transplant list after a year of grewling tests. There is a 5 year waiting list for my blood type (b-Neg) unless I get a living donor, for more information;
    Kidney donation
    [b]Update May 2015[/b]
    It's been a hard year, been hospitalized 5 times, can't walk unassisted, can't drive except for driving my wife crazy. My blood disorder has now gone after my heart. Now that takes me off the kidney transplant list. I still vote every challenge, just wish I could enter some. Don't worry, I'm not ready to go yet as life is still good.

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