Explorer. Sojourner. Wanderer. Free.
Yes, I use a Creative Commons License - and the one I use allows you to use and modify what I post for non-commercial use, provided you attribute me. For commercial use of my images, contact me. I'm reasonable - I just maintain the license so that you know to contact me. Pretty simple.
I do contract work in many aspects of Informational Technology, and am a published writer (though more writer than published). I run www.your2ndplace.com and in January 2008 I will be diversifying my writing a bit more with my own personal site - name to be announced.
As far as explaining what I take pictures of...
I try it all.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. -- Robert Heinlen
Why all the pictures of birds?
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. -- Richard Feynman.
Thus, the project Birds of San Fernando Hill (Trinidad and Tobago) - started in December 2007.
Why do I take pictures of odd things I have done? One never knows.
Why do I take so many pictures?
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. -- Nikola Tesla
And finally, I borrowed someone else's motto:
Criticize by creating. -- Michelangelo
- Avibase 32,770 photos, 753 members
- RX7 590 photos, 149 members
- Parting Shots 701 photos, 420 members
- Books, Books, Books 4,319 photos, 880 members
- Flickr Ideas 0 photos, 11,472 members
- Networked Nonprofit 343 photos, 56 members
- Open Eyes - Online Magazine 3,773 photos, 840 members
- Linux Journal 484 photos, 265 members
- Luminance HDR / Qtpfsgui 23,055 photos, 2,655 members
- Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 36,209 photos, 1,293 members
- We want Flickr with a DARK BACKGROUND!! (NOT PHOTO) 8 photos, 11,866 members
- Caribbean Trees and Forests 275 photos, 34 members
- incomunidade 489 photos, 401 members
- CC Copyright Monitoring 6 photos, 27 members
- The Sun Project 92 photos, 55 members
- Birds Photos 1,123,970 photos, 48,389 members
- Photography Idol >>> Comment 1, Invite the best Artists you know 20,011 photos, 2,643 members
- Trinidad and Tobago in Pictures 3,073 photos, 135 members
- Feathered Favorites 15,692 photos, 640 members
- SPIDERS 48,942 photos, 8,542 members
- Greenies Holiday Photographs 47 photos, 164 members
- Invasive Species in the Everglades 61 photos, 14 members
- TechSoup Global 1,544 photos, 215 members
- Secret Life of Birds 48,657 photos, 5,360 members
- Birds as Art 77,036 photos, 2,225 members
- MICROSOFT: KEEP YOUR EVlL GRUBBY HANDS OFF OF OUR FLICKR 533 photos, 2,884 members
- VIVID COLOR 77,630 photos, 3,077 members
- Canon PowerShot SX100IS Addicts 18,293 photos, 1,047 members
- SL Art at the Cannery 183 photos, 200 members
- Birds in Backyards 13,152 photos, 651 members
- Trinidad & Tobago 3,202 photos, 276 members
- PERSONAL BEST - Preserving Meaningful Moments 291,098 photos, 11,627 members
- Birds 491,649 photos, 15,190 members
- Myriapoda (Centipedes, Millipedes, Etc.) 3,466 photos, 863 members
- Field Guide to Insects and Spiders 39,868 photos, 2,394 members
- slothies 349 photos, 121 members
- GuyanaParadise.com 1,199 photos, 31 members
- PHOTO NOW 113,982 photos, 2,754 members
- Mad and Crazy Cactus ! 2,362 photos, 250 members
- Ketzel Levine's Talking Plants: An NPR Flickr Group 3,843 photos, 477 members
- The Friends Of Worldbirds 67,589 photos, 1,501 members
- Fav Me! 693 photos, 235 members
- Flickrites of Second Life 459,956 photos, 9,112 members
- Second Life 367,118 photos, 15,979 members
- Caribbean Cuisine 1,107 photos, 179 members
- RootsCampSL 100 photos, 17 members
- Slow Children 49 photos, 44 members
- Flickr Hacks 462 photos, 16,383 members
- Field Guide: Birds of the World 144,970 photos, 15,623 members
- Reading Books in Nice Places 319 photos, 177 members
"Taran is a wonderful photographer! I love the way he makes a simple situation come alive in a photo. All the things we take for granted around us looks so beautiful and spectacular in his photo shoots. Keep up the great work Taran!"
20th July, 2009
"The man takes way too many pictures. never posts any to my website :("
20th November, 2005
- Taran Rampersad
- February 2004
- Earth, Earth
- I am:
- Male and Single
- Writer/Software Developer/Consultant