My name is Rick Burtzel, and I live just West of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. I'm still a beginner with DSLR photography, but I love it and hope to grow my knowledge and abilities by interacting with many of you talented photographers on Flickr!

I also love traveling, my golden retriever Penny, sports, and being on the lake! Most of my photos will revolve around, and hopefully tell stories about, my experiences with these things. I also enjoy getting to know new people, so the back and forth interaction on this site keeps me returning to Flickr daily. I love hearing what people think and getting advice on my shots, so don't hold back!

For work, I do branding and marketing for a company that manufactures effervescent products.


Sony A57
Tamron 18-270mm Lens, f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD
Sony DT50mm, F1.8 SAM lens

Virtually all of my photos are released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike.) Please attribute the work correctly by mentioning my name "Rick Burtzel" and by including the link directly to the picture in my Flickr photostream, or to my Flickr Profle:

If you are interested in commercial usage of any of my work, please contact me directly to avoid unauthorized violation of the Creative Commons License.

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Rick Burtzel
November 2007
Slayton and Cold Spring, MN
Saint Bonifacius, MN, USA
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My baseball team (Cold Spring Rockies) I set up and run this website
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