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
- Supermoon 2013 439 photos, 280 members
- Avibase 48,200 photos, 822 members
- RX7 639 photos, 161 members
- Parting Shots 749 photos, 441 members
- Books, Books, Books 4,410 photos, 892 members
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,937 members
- Networked Nonprofit 353 photos, 57 members
- Open Eyes - Online Magazine 3,792 photos, 843 members
- Linux Journal 493 photos, 261 members
- Luminance HDR / Qtpfsgui 25,320 photos, 2,722 members
- Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 34,495 photos, 1,283 members
- We want Flickr with a DARK BACKGROUND!! (NOT PHOTO) 8 photos, 11,743 members
- Caribbean Trees and Forests 259 photos, 33 members
- incomunidade 530 photos, 398 members
- CC Copyright Monitoring 7 photos, 27 members
- The Sun Project 94 photos, 56 members
- Birds Photos 1,246,180 photos, 51,139 members
- Photography Idol >>> Comment 1, Invite the best Artists you know 22,112 photos, 2,682 members
- Trinidad and Tobago in Pictures 3,234 photos, 151 members
- Feathered Favorites 16,382 photos, 641 members
- SPIDERS 53,161 photos, 8,925 members
- Greenies Holiday Photographs 35 photos, 163 members
- Invasive Species in the Everglades 93 photos, 15 members
- TechSoup Global 1,655 photos, 218 members
- Secret Life of Birds 51,584 photos, 5,370 members
- Birds as Art 83,271 photos, 2,270 members
- MICROSOFT: KEEP YOUR EVlL GRUBBY HANDS OFF OF OUR FLICKR 579 photos, 2,860 members
- VIVID COLOR 81,062 photos, 3,109 members
- Canon PowerShot SX100IS Addicts 18,020 photos, 1,041 members
- SL Art at the Cannery 181 photos, 198 members
- Birds in Backyards 14,167 photos, 667 members
- Trinidad & Tobago 3,194 photos, 279 members
- PERSONAL BEST - Preserving Meaningful Moments 297,989 photos, 11,617 members
- Birds 524,449 photos, 15,558 members
- Myriapoda (Centipedes, Millipedes, Etc.) 3,832 photos, 891 members
- Field Guide to Insects and Spiders 37,991 photos, 2,397 members
- slothies 378 photos, 133 members
- GuyanaParadise.com 1,216 photos, 32 members
- PHOTO NOW 123,644 photos, 2,914 members
- Mad and Crazy Cactus ! 2,386 photos, 263 members
- Ketzel Levine's Talking Plants: An NPR Flickr Group 3,854 photos, 473 members
- The Friends Of Worldbirds 75,272 photos, 1,526 members
- Fav Me! 763 photos, 239 members
- Flickrites of Second Life 556,520 photos, 9,811 members
- Caribbean Cuisine 1,123 photos, 184 members
- RootsCampSL 100 photos, 17 members
- Slow Children 48 photos, 44 members
- Flickr Hacks 445 photos, 17,731 members
- Field Guide: Birds of the World 156,039 photos, 18,090 members
- Reading Books in Nice Places 349 photos, 185 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