No Man's Land

 

Some may wonder whose life this is...

 

...am a born and bred hyperactive Texan that lived in Japan for 22 years.

 

Currently reside in Southern California as it has 'on-tap' most of the activities I live for.

 

As is probably somewhat evident from my photostream, I don't like to hang around the house much. Am generally out every chance I get doing some kind of activity, and always have a camera with me to capture life as I live it in a surreal sorta way whether it be via HDR and/or oversaturated tones and hues. Its my way and style of remembering the special moments in life for posterity.

 

My philosophy in life is to work hard and play harder.

 

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/\ltus. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

 

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View my DNA at bighugelabs.com

 

/\ltus's Most Interesting Photos on Flickriver

 

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Videos kept at www.youtube.com/user/AltusInJapan now.

 

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  • JoinedJuly 2005
  • OccupationWork to live
  • HometownBorn and raised in Texas. Teenage years in Key Largo, FL. University of Texas for my undergraduate degree. All of my adulthood until recent in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Current citySouthern California
  • CountryUSA
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udnisak says:

love ur HDR work.. i got to know HDR from u.. i think that sums up everything !!!

March 12, 2014
Artem says:

/\ltus is a talented photographer and a true inspiration. It is a veritable pleasure to follow his photostream! Thank you for sharing your pictures and... for being there! :)

February 2, 2011

With a unique style and incredible shooting, makes the imagination to fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing...

September 4, 2009

ltus is one of the superb photographers I meet in Flickr :) He's not only a great artist, he's also a very good flickr friend. I admire his works from the start I join Flickr.. and I still think I am very blessed to stumble to his amazing stream & be able to admire them. I'm inspired a lot by his works and learn … Read more

ltus is one of the superb photographers I meet in Flickr :) He's not only a great artist, he's also a very good flickr friend. I admire his works from the start I join Flickr.. and I still think I am very blessed to stumble to his amazing stream & be able to admire them. I'm inspired a lot by his works and learn from his HDR images. As others said already about how talented he is, he will amaze you with his marvelous works. Always. All the best for you & Chizuko & the kids, Altus.-Tata(July'09)

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July 7, 2009

altus is absolutely amaaaazzzing... the landscapes he captures and his epicly stunning HDR's... its all so perfect. :) literally... your fabulous. ~

June 25, 2009

Although I already liked photography, it is people like /\ltus (not only him though, there are lots of talented people on Flickr) who inspired me to buy a SLR and really get into it. Needless to say, I also learned the existence of HDR and what results you could get with this technique! I'm going to Japan in September… Read more

Although I already liked photography, it is people like /\ltus (not only him though, there are lots of talented people on Flickr) who inspired me to buy a SLR and really get into it. Needless to say, I also learned the existence of HDR and what results you could get with this technique! I'm going to Japan in September for nine months with only a backpack, two friends and my camera, so I will obviously try to take some awesome HDR pictures too :P If I can take pictures that are half as good as /\ltus, I'll be very happy :)

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February 5, 2009

Always a pleasure to visit with Altus. Your photos captivate the viewer. Some of your photos border on the abstract with intense color and intuaitive understanding of compostion. I always wait in anticipation of the next photo. What great image will be cast upon the internet ? Thanks for sharing your wonderful photog… Read more

Always a pleasure to visit with Altus. Your photos captivate the viewer. Some of your photos border on the abstract with intense color and intuaitive understanding of compostion. I always wait in anticipation of the next photo. What great image will be cast upon the internet ? Thanks for sharing your wonderful photographs.

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November 7, 2008

It always a pleasure to see and comment your pic !! You have really your own skill and style !! Lot of talent in your eyes !!! I'm waiting for other news pic from you Have a nice moment on flickR

November 5, 2008
[F.T] says:

Altus photos has always been an inspiration. His shots always make my day! In fact, it was while browsing his photos that I got hooked on HDR! ( Thanks mate for this new "Addiction"! ) Altus has always been able to turn the simplest of all shot into a Great Masterpiece! His keen eye for details and great … Read more

Altus photos has always been an inspiration. His shots always make my day! In fact, it was while browsing his photos that I got hooked on HDR! ( Thanks mate for this new "Addiction"! ) Altus has always been able to turn the simplest of all shot into a Great Masterpiece! His keen eye for details and great sense of composition is reflected in all his shots. Thanks Mate for sharing your brilliant shots and please DO NOT stop! Cheers

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September 16, 2008

The fact that /\ltus is one of the best artists on flickr comes as no surprise. When he takes his flawless use of HDR, and applies it to a subject so interesting and beautiful as the country of Japan, and peppers it with his lovely family as subjects, he achieves one masterpiece after another. Browse through his p… Read more

The fact that /\ltus is one of the best artists on flickr comes as no surprise. When he takes his flawless use of HDR, and applies it to a subject so interesting and beautiful as the country of Japan, and peppers it with his lovely family as subjects, he achieves one masterpiece after another. Browse through his photostream and you will see a travelogue painted with a brush, by an artist with a real zest for living.

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July 25, 2008

Hmm... how to begin this. I should have a written speech for this. One fine day, me and colleagues were looking the pictures in flickr, while enjoying it suddenly sent me an url of /\ltus one of the HDR rendered shots, it completes and inspires me at the most upfront. From then on, I started looking info about HDR by … Read more

Hmm... how to begin this. I should have a written speech for this. One fine day, me and colleagues were looking the pictures in flickr, while enjoying it suddenly sent me an url of /\ltus one of the HDR rendered shots, it completes and inspires me at the most upfront. From then on, I started looking info about HDR by google it, take me a few days to understand the concept and playing around the HDR. /\ltus's work piece definitely always my bookmarking the most. And thanks to him i finally found a big interest on the HDR. Indeed he is always a nice guy who willing to help. Thanks to you /\ltus, keep up the impressive work and i shall be there to view, enjoy your great masterpiece.

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July 13, 2008

i knew about HDR but his work puts it over the top, and seeing the tokyo photos were the last straw for me to get into the process myself, inspiration with a wonderful gallery and a keen eye

July 2, 2008
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/\ltus cityscape shots (especially those at night) are simply awesome. It gave me inspiration to get into HDR.

May 26, 2008

/\ltus have an incredible and artistic eye combine with an amazing balance between contrast, color, realism, expressionism that simple makes me wonder how to be a part of his colorful world. Love his work….. How much?.. I started creating HDR because of him!. Thank you!!

May 23, 2008

Unfortunately Flickr doesn't have a contact category for "Admirer", so I guess it's implied. I love your work!

January 22, 2008

First thing I thought was "What took me so long?". When I was much younger, it was a real thrill to wait for the mailman to arrive. The unknown expectations of getting something great was impossible to define. I feel the same way now whenever I see this guy's recent upload. It is an ode to the 21st century watching … Read more

First thing I thought was "What took me so long?". When I was much younger, it was a real thrill to wait for the mailman to arrive. The unknown expectations of getting something great was impossible to define. I feel the same way now whenever I see this guy's recent upload. It is an ode to the 21st century watching his vision flourish. One of the best on Flickr. Period.

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December 30, 2007

Altus' photos are simply beautiful. His ability to capture wonderful color in amazing spaces is inspiring. I know you will appreciate his talent as well

December 20, 2007
SkyShaper says:

Over 12,000 photo's as of this writing!!!! I love the mix of art and family shots in your stream. Shows up the human quality you posess. You are an inspiration in art and life. Keep doing what you do. We are watching the evolution. Break the Rules, S.S.

October 21, 2007
Hotash says:

meet Altus a wonderful family man with an even more beautiful family who can out-play the best of us =;) i'm not sure exactly how i came across Altus but, i'm fairly certain it had to do with his HDR photography and then i just fell for his love of his family and his sincereness in answering each and every questi… Read more

meet Altus a wonderful family man with an even more beautiful family who can out-play the best of us =;) i'm not sure exactly how i came across Altus but, i'm fairly certain it had to do with his HDR photography and then i just fell for his love of his family and his sincereness in answering each and every question i can come up with :-) i would love to meet his most lovely wife and learn all there is to know of her Japan-i'm totally intrigued if you want to enjoy Japan in an honest way, please visit Altus, Chizuko, Travus & Austin my 'flickr friends in Japan' as i refer to them ~smile~ More at: flickr.com/photos...

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September 6, 2007

/\ltus is one cool guy! he has an amazing eye for photography & his HDR work is always top notch, he was & still is an inspiration to me from when I joined flickr and his work is always a pleasure to see. you rock my friend!

August 1, 2007

One of the best HDR master on Flickr. His classic combo HDR+Wide angle is a truly masterpiece.

July 27, 2007

Altus is in a league of P.S. technical expertise that one like myself can only "hope" to aspire to understand someday, lol. He has put a lot of time and energy into this craft and it REALLY shows in his pictures. I learn a great deal of general overview from his images and picture descriptions of HDR processing. I also… Read more

Altus is in a league of P.S. technical expertise that one like myself can only "hope" to aspire to understand someday, lol. He has put a lot of time and energy into this craft and it REALLY shows in his pictures. I learn a great deal of general overview from his images and picture descriptions of HDR processing. I also feel that, he has, in my view, shown great character as a real person over the months I've known him thru flickr. I truly hope he plans to flickr with us for many moons to come, :))

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July 4, 2007

Anyone that happens upon this photostream can count themselves Lucky. Very Lucky, actually. But keep in mind as You spend more time than You realized looking through his Brilliant Camera Eye, it will be difficult to write a Testimonial for someone at this level. People will have beat You on the compliments of his sk… Read more

Anyone that happens upon this photostream can count themselves Lucky. Very Lucky, actually. But keep in mind as You spend more time than You realized looking through his Brilliant Camera Eye, it will be difficult to write a Testimonial for someone at this level. People will have beat You on the compliments of his skill. Family Moments, Nature, Urban, HDR and so many more points of view that You will be glad to have had an opportunity to experience and Lucky that he shared.

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November 17, 2006

Altus is an excellent photographer with a very creative mind. His HDR work is a great example to all of us, from the intimate family shots to the expansive wide-angled shots, his photos display a great passion for the art of photography. He has also been a great encourager with my own photos... so bless you my friend … Read more

Altus is an excellent photographer with a very creative mind. His HDR work is a great example to all of us, from the intimate family shots to the expansive wide-angled shots, his photos display a great passion for the art of photography. He has also been a great encourager with my own photos... so bless you my friend for being there for me!

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October 31, 2006

Altus is :- --A Man of steel - His HDR stunning photos had always amaze me and bring me to a cyberworld . Its so unique and beautiful that I will never wanna miss each shot he made . --A Great Father and Husband , with all those family shots he made , that reflects his love to the family and how he cherish his … Read more

Altus is :- --A Man of steel - His HDR stunning photos had always amaze me and bring me to a cyberworld . Its so unique and beautiful that I will never wanna miss each shot he made . --A Great Father and Husband , with all those family shots he made , that reflects his love to the family and how he cherish his family time with his beautiful wife and two great little boys . Your kids are wonderful . --A great supportive friend who knows very much of me behind mask . I have learn alot from you my friend , thanks so much .

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September 19, 2006

altus is an amazing photographer and one of my favorites on flickr. his work is constantly fresh and inspiring. i am constantly thinking, "now, how the heck did he take that picture," or "wow what an angle," or "gee, what a composition" when i go through his photostream. he is able to enhance the ordinary which i guess… Read more

altus is an amazing photographer and one of my favorites on flickr. his work is constantly fresh and inspiring. i am constantly thinking, "now, how the heck did he take that picture," or "wow what an angle," or "gee, what a composition" when i go through his photostream. he is able to enhance the ordinary which i guess what we all strive in our own work. more than anyone else, altus' work makes me want to visit japan. last but not least, his hdr images kick everyone's butts... and make me want to explore this someday. dude, you rock.

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June 20, 2006

I found /\ltus' page by searching the tags for "Japan" about 6 months ago and every chance of free time I have to go on Flickr, I always check out /\ltus' pictures. He has a really nice eye for things and seems to have a great personality that allows him to share his pictures with others. I am a newly serious photograp… Read more

I found /\ltus' page by searching the tags for "Japan" about 6 months ago and every chance of free time I have to go on Flickr, I always check out /\ltus' pictures. He has a really nice eye for things and seems to have a great personality that allows him to share his pictures with others. I am a newly serious photographer and /\ltus' pictures always inspire me 'cause they are so full of personality. Good luck to /\ltus!

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June 11, 2006

This guy is greatness. He helps bring reality to photos with his HDR greatness. He is one of the few people in life that can take a scene, lock it in his mind, then use his tools to recreate that vision in the final photo. /\ltus has the kind of pictures that makes the old-school traditional photographers sit up a… Read more

This guy is greatness. He helps bring reality to photos with his HDR greatness. He is one of the few people in life that can take a scene, lock it in his mind, then use his tools to recreate that vision in the final photo. /\ltus has the kind of pictures that makes the old-school traditional photographers sit up and worry. Seeing what he has accomplished makes me want to be a better photographer. Plus, he loves the greatness of Austin so much that his offspring bears the name for my fine city overseas. He's representing the 512.

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May 18, 2006
Robert says:

Altus has been like a brother to me all my life...especially since we share the same mother. He never struck me as a photographer growing up but after him introducing me to flickr and seeing the photos he has posted, I believe that he has found his true calling (behind of course: surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, k… Read more

Altus has been like a brother to me all my life...especially since we share the same mother. He never struck me as a photographer growing up but after him introducing me to flickr and seeing the photos he has posted, I believe that he has found his true calling (behind of course: surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, etc...). Because of his influence, I too have just invested in a HDR capable camera and am going to try my hand at it and post as well.

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April 11, 2006
Joe says:

Altus is definitely one of the finest flickr guys. He was very instrumental in my introduction to the wonderful world of HDR. His HDR-rendered photos just made me speechless and charmed so many times and forced me to learn this post-processing. He is great indeed but I know he is better than his images. The man is s… Read more

Altus is definitely one of the finest flickr guys. He was very instrumental in my introduction to the wonderful world of HDR. His HDR-rendered photos just made me speechless and charmed so many times and forced me to learn this post-processing. He is great indeed but I know he is better than his images. The man is sincere and very generous. I'm lucky to meet Altus and be his friend. Never miss his photostream. You'll be delighted to view his creations.

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March 19, 2006

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