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)
- Better Than Good - Level 5 (p1/a5) 6,057 photos, 1,166 members
- My Gear and Me #2 - Premium (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 190,219 photos, 9,116 members
- Huntington Beach (Surf City), CA 6,606 photos, 461 members
- surfing 107,739 photos, 11,650 members
- ##OBJETIVO...EXPLORED## 11,638 photos, 568 members
- Perfect Beauty II 262,338 photos, 8,157 members
- Free for commercial use 780 photos, 187 members
- L. 09 Remember That Moment ☆ Apotheosis (P1~A5) 9,124 photos, 1,337 members
- L. 08 Remember That Moment ☆ Butterfly (P1~A5) 10,040 photos, 1,460 members
- L. 07 Remember That Moment ☆ Chronos (P1~A5) 11,011 photos, 1,602 members
- L. 06 Remember That Moment ☆ Golden Crown (P1~A5) 12,572 photos, 1,812 members
- L. 05 Remember That Moment ☆ Earth (P1~A5) 15,376 photos, 2,170 members
- L. 04 Remember That Moment ☆ Platinum (P1~A5) 20,247 photos, 2,577 members
- L. 03 Remember That Moment ☆ Gold (P1~A5) 34,065 photos, 3,402 members
- L. 02 Remember That Moment ☆ Silver (P1~A5) 55,007 photos, 4,271 members
- L. 01 Remember That Moment ☆ Bronze (P1~A5) 101,624 photos, 5,362 members
- HDR Churches 12,404 photos, 974 members
- HDR Extremes 71,167 photos, 2,431 members
- *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1: Blue Angel (P1-A5) Closed 54,580 photos, 3,242 members
- Better Than Good - Level 4 (p1/a5) 9,684 photos, 1,744 members
- Fine Diamond 36,902 photos, 6,354 members
- Better Than Good - Level 3 (p1/a5) 17,941 photos, 2,672 members
- PURPLE - Level No. 10 (Post 1, Award 4) 7,544 photos, 1,481 members
- Gallery Of Excellent Pictures [Add 1 | Award 4] Sweeper Active! 28,324 photos, 2,529 members
- Chariots of Artists (Special Display Gold ~ Invited) closed 3,700 photos, 1,098 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 3 Gold (post 1/award 4) 668 photos, 442 members
- Level 7 Photography for Recreation - Elite Club P1/A5 20,598 photos, 2,979 members
- GOLD - Level No. 9 (Post 1, Award 4) 8,540 photos, 1,771 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 10) 3,517 photos, 1,040 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 2 Silver (post 1/award 4) 1,643 photos, 989 members
- Silver - Level No. 8 (Post 1, Award 4) 11,008 photos, 2,417 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 9) 5,524 photos, 1,461 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 1 Bronze (post 1/award 4) 57,717 photos, 2,734 members
- Level 6- Photography for Recreation- Diamond - P1/A5 33,579 photos, 4,250 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 8) 6,752 photos, 1,688 members
- THE LOOK level 8 GOLD 42,464 photos, 4,767 members
- *Artist of the Year*~L6 Double Diamond ~Invite Only 7,218 photos, 1,585 members
- THE LOOK level 7 WHITE 60,025 photos, 5,839 members
- THE LOOK level 6 BLUE 91,250 photos, 6,575 members
- THE LOOK level 5 GREEN 104,081 photos, 6,886 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 7) 8,734 photos, 2,026 members
- THE LOOK level 4 PURPLE 122,454 photos, 7,351 members
- THE LOOK level 3 ORANGE 150,180 photos, 7,971 members
- *Artist of the Year*~L5 The Diamond Award ~Invite Only 11,095 photos, 2,294 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 6) 12,624 photos, 2,480 members
- The Best Captures AOI (Admin Invite) (Post 1-Award & Fave 3) 35,110 photos, 5,698 members
- BROWN - Level No. 7 (Post 1, Award 4) 16,044 photos, 3,309 members
- BLACK - Level No.6 (Post1, Award 4) 43,645 photos, 5,800 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 5) 16,055 photos, 2,840 members
- WHITE - Level No. 5 (Post 1, Award 4) 53,622 photos, 6,382 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