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Hope you like my photos. The images on flickr are free via the Creative Commons license. If you want high resolution images without borders, please contact me or take a look in szekelys.com.
I've been a big fan of photography since 2005, when I bought a Canon Digital Rebel. I was 47 years old at the time, and I started buying books and magazines and whenever I could got out to shoot. I live and work in Los Angeles, just a mile from the coast, so when I see a nice sunset I head for the beach. My favorite beaches are Manhattan Beach and Venice Beach with nice piers, waves and surfers.
I am a computer scientist by day, and enjoy working with computers. I learned Photoshop a few years ago and really love HDR photography. Now I almost always shoot bracketed shots for HDR. I love church interiors, and I will sneak a tripod into every church I can.
I own a Canon 7D, and several lenses. Canon 10-22, Canon 28-135, Canon 100-400, Canon 60 macro, Canon 50 f1.4, Sigma 10 Fisheye. Slik Pro 713CFII tripod with Acratech ball head.
My biggest challenge is to improve my artistic skills. I am quite nerdy and I understand all the technical aspects of shooting and digital processing. Learning to see is harder. For me, the best place to do it is on flickr. I have wonderful contacts, and over the years we've all grown together. I have learned a lot from them and look forward to their photos all the time.
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Photos of szeke (1)
- ##OBJETIVO...EXPLORED## 8,587 photos, 417 members
- Perfect Beauty II 95,964 photos, 7,041 members
- beautiful and delicate-Admin Invite only P1/C2 SWEEPER ACTIVE! 3,799 photos, 483 members
- Free for commercial use 752 photos, 102 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 09 Apotheosis (P1~A5) 7,099 photos, 1,034 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 08 Butterfly (P1~A5) 7,818 photos, 1,125 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 07 Chronos (P1~A5) 8,422 photos, 1,226 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 06 Golden Crown (P1~A5) 9,329 photos, 1,390 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 05 Earth (P1~A5) 10,822 photos, 1,653 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 04 Platinum (P1~A5) 13,846 photos, 1,996 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 03 Gold (P1~A5) 22,443 photos, 2,716 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 02 Silver (P1~A5) 37,781 photos, 3,541 members
- Remember That Moment ☆ Level 01 Bronze (P1~A5) 70,939 photos, 4,563 members
- HDR Churches 11,070 photos, 958 members
- HDR Extremes 65,920 photos, 2,390 members
- *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1: Blue Angel (P1-A5) NEW SWEEPER 69,623 photos, 3,517 members
- Better Than Good - Level 4 (p1/a5) 9,359 photos, 1,716 members
- Finest Diamond 31,780 photos, 5,707 members
- Better Than Good - Level 3 (p1/a5) 17,450 photos, 2,640 members
- PURPLE - Level No. 10 (Post 1, Award 4) 7,447 photos, 1,412 members
- Gallery Of Excellent Pictures [Add 1 | Award 4] Sweeper Active! 26,529 photos, 2,554 members
- Chariots of Artists (Special Display Gold ~ Invited) 4,051 photos, 1,240 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 3 Gold (post 1/award 4) 497 photos, 357 members
- Level 7 Photography for Recreation - Elite Club P1/A5 18,748 photos, 2,716 members
- GOLD - Level No. 9 (Post 1, Award 4) 8,305 photos, 1,678 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 10) 4,012 photos, 1,243 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 2 Silver (post 1/award 4) 1,243 photos, 802 members
- Silver - Level No. 8 (Post 1, Award 4) 10,565 photos, 2,262 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 9) 6,284 photos, 1,731 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 1 Bronze (post 1/award 4) 36,936 photos, 2,289 members
- Level 6- Photography for Recreation- Diamond - P1/A5 30,773 photos, 3,954 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 8) 7,631 photos, 1,992 members
- THE LOOK level 8 GOLD 31,396 photos, 4,006 members
- *Artist of the Year* Level 6~Double Diamond~Invite Only 6,047 photos, 1,378 members
- THE LOOK level 7 WHITE 44,257 photos, 4,958 members
- THE LOOK level 6 BLUE 68,118 photos, 5,599 members
- THE LOOK level 5 GREEN 77,596 photos, 5,894 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 7) 9,860 photos, 2,374 members
- THE LOOK level 4 PURPLE 91,084 photos, 6,310 members
- THE LOOK level 3 ORANGE 111,897 photos, 6,876 members
- *Artist of the Year* Level 5~The Diamond Award-Invite Only 9,357 photos, 2,025 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 6) 14,212 photos, 2,892 members
- The Best Captures AOI (Admin Invite) (Post 1-Award & Fave 3) 32,331 photos, 5,432 members
- BROWN - Level No. 7 (Post 1, Award 4) 14,986 photos, 3,063 members
- BLACK - Level No.6 (Post1, Award 4) 39,417 photos, 5,390 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 5) : Post 1 / Award 4 17,931 photos, 3,287 members
- WHITE - Level No. 5 (Post 1, Award 4) 47,852 photos, 5,910 members
- BLUE - Level No. 4 (Post 1, Award 4) 60,831 photos, 6,597 members
- LO ZODIACO / THE ZODIAC * Admin Invite only P1/C2 9,114 photos, 197 members
- GREEN - Level No. 3 (Post 1, Award 4) 82,523 photos, 7,405 members
Tim L Lowe says:
"Pedro is one of a very few truly great photographers working in HDR. His work is evocative and amazing; at times downright magical. He's also a great guy; easy to approach and ready to answer a technical question. I think the fact that he freely posts his original images alongside his HDR work shows that he's truly a giant of the genre.
Keep 'em comin', Pedro. We love it!"
13th January, 2010
"Your work in general is truly inspirational and gives the less talented
something to aspire to. If I had a hat I would take it off to you, truly masterfully taken work of a standard that is rarely seen today."
25th December, 2008
Mart Wid says:
"A true master of nature photography.
I so wish I was there at that time and at that place...
and that, so it seems, is where szeke is at almost all the time.
This is my first time writing a testimonial on flickr and I recommend checking out szeke's pictures... they are GOOD!
28th November, 2007
- Pedro Szekely
- September 2006
- Los Angeles, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken