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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- Venice Beach, California 4,836 photos, 574 members
- Better Than Good - Level 5 (p1/a5) 6,377 photos, 1,213 members
- [CLOSED]My Gear and Me #2 - Premium (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 192,462 photos, 8,882 members
- Huntington Beach (Surf City), CA 7,173 photos, 469 members
- surfing 112,284 photos, 11,990 members
- ##OBJETIVO...EXPLORED## 15,253 photos, 595 members
- Perfect Beauty II 377,515 photos, 9,152 members
- Free for commercial use 799 photos, 229 members
- L. 09 Remember That Moment ☆ Apotheosis (P1~A5) 10,417 photos, 1,471 members
- L. 08 Remember That Moment ☆ Butterfly (P1~A5) 11,433 photos, 1,630 members
- L. 07 Remember That Moment ☆ Chronos (P1~A5) 12,642 photos, 1,795 members
- L. 06 Remember That Moment ☆ Golden Crown (P1~A5) 14,596 photos, 2,034 members
- L. 05 Remember That Moment ☆ Earth (P1~A5) 18,488 photos, 2,461 members
- L. 04 Remember That Moment ☆ Platinum (P1~A5) 24,888 photos, 2,937 members
- L. 03 Remember That Moment ☆ Gold (P1~A5) 42,493 photos, 3,778 members
- L. 02 Remember That Moment ☆ Silver (P1~A5) 66,185 photos, 4,657 members
- L. 01 Remember That Moment ☆ Bronze (P1~A5) 122,255 photos, 5,827 members
- HDR Churches 12,791 photos, 979 members
- HDR Extremes 75,476 photos, 2,505 members
- *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1: Blue Angel (P1-A5) Closed 51,897 photos, 3,143 members
- Better Than Good - Level 4 (p1/a5) 10,036 photos, 1,781 members
- Better Than Good - Level 3 (p1/a5) 18,418 photos, 2,704 members
- PURPLE - Level No. 10 (Post 1, Award 4) 7,591 photos, 1,499 members
- Gallery Of Excellent Pictures [Add 1 | Award 4] Sweeper Active! 29,715 photos, 2,551 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 3 Gold (post 1/award 4) 760 photos, 493 members
- Level 7 Photography for Recreation - Elite Club P1/A5 22,812 photos, 3,172 members
- GOLD - Level No. 9 (Post 1, Award 4) 8,567 photos, 1,800 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 2 Silver (post 1/award 4) 1,833 photos, 1,096 members
- Silver - Level No. 8 (Post 1, Award 4) 11,043 photos, 2,458 members
- World of details --- Award Group Level 1 Bronze (post 1/award 4) 72,452 photos, 3,068 members
- Level 6- Photography for Recreation- Diamond - P1/A5 36,326 photos, 4,435 members
- CLOSED the Level 2-10 ~ Chariots of Artists (Level 8) 5,655 photos, 1,533 members
- THE LOOK level 8 GOLD 48,989 photos, 5,249 members
- *Artist of the Year*~L6 Double Diamond ~Invite Only 8,348 photos, 1,733 members
- THE LOOK level 7 WHITE 69,555 photos, 6,403 members
- THE LOOK level 6 BLUE 106,219 photos, 7,183 members
- THE LOOK level 5 GREEN 121,706 photos, 7,483 members
- CLOSED the Level 2-10 ~ Chariots of Artists (Level 7) 7,091 photos, 1,717 members
- THE LOOK level 4 PURPLE 143,063 photos, 8,011 members
- THE LOOK level 3 ORANGE 175,918 photos, 8,691 members
- *Artist of the Year*~L5 The Diamond Award ~Invite Only 12,529 photos, 2,454 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 6) 12,386 photos, 2,393 members
- The Best Captures AOI (Admin Invite) (Post 1-Award & Fave 3) 37,245 photos, 5,912 members
- BROWN - Level No. 7 (Post 1, Award 4) 16,267 photos, 3,380 members
- BLACK - Level No.6 (Post1, Award 4) 44,678 photos, 5,934 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 5) 15,758 photos, 2,740 members
- WHITE - Level No. 5 (Post 1, Award 4) 55,917 photos, 6,544 members
- BLUE - Level No. 4 (Post 1, Award 4) 72,664 photos, 7,307 members
- LO ZODIACO / THE ZODIAC * Admin Invite only P1/C2 10,467 photos, 213 members
- GREEN - Level No. 3 (Post 1, Award 4) 100,454 photos, 8,229 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