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About me
I got serious about photography fifteen years ago, although I have been taking pictures for three decades. For me this is a way I look at the world. I often see things through a lens even though I might not have a camera with me.

 

About the images
I try to avoid popular tourist areas and don't go to game farms or work with domesticated animals. The images on this site are only minimally edited in Photoshop. This includes cropping, adjusting exposure, contrast and color balance and eliminating spot defects. None of the photos are digitally manipulated or composed. The only exception are panoramas which are digitally stitched. Filters are limited to UV, polarizer and occasionally neutral density.

 

Prints
To order high quality prints please contact me directly.

 

Copyright
I am the copyright owner of all the images on this site, unless noted otherwise.  You are welcome to use the images free of charge for strictly personal purposes that do not include public display (for example, you are not allowed to use them in web sites, including non-commercial and personal ones).  Any commercial use or use involving public display, even by non-profit organizations, is prohibited unless you contact me directly and receive a written release. Please contact me at:

 

Licensing
If you are interested in a specific photo or a theme please get in touch with me - I have several thousand images available, including non-cropped versions of the images at this site. The native resolution of most photos is 8-12 MPix. Photos that appear wide and "thin" are most likely panoramas. Their resolution is over 25 Mpix.

 

Equipment
Camera bodies: Canon 1Ds and 5D.  Lenses: Canon EF 16-35/2.8L, Canon EF 17-40/4L, Canon EF 24-70/2.8L, Canon EF 24-105/4L IS, Canon EF 70-200/4L IS, Canon EF 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS, EF 180/3.5 L Macro, Sigma 24/1.8 Macro, Canon EF 500/4L IS.  Flashes:  Canon 550EX, Quantum QFlash.  Tripod: Gitzo Explorer or Gitzo 1548 with an Arca Swiss, Markins or Wimberley head.  Other: Pocket Wizard, DigitalCameraBattery

 

Acknowledgements
I offer my gratitude and apologies to everyone I traveled with. Thank you for bravely enduring the inevitable frequent stops and my fussing with composition, cameras, lenses, and tripods – unfortunately these are part of the quest for a good shot. This site is powered by Gallery2 and uses the x_treme theme by Pedro Gilberto. My friend who preferred to stay anonymous but is known under the nickname Shkolnik makes sure that the server the site is hosted on is always in good health.