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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"TI faccio i miei complimenti sei bravissimo e ogni volta ne pubblichi tantissime sempre più belle,
bravo bravo bravo...."
October 27th, 2017
respect all ️️ ♥ says:
"Very beautiful pictures and beautiful photography and creativity
and I wish you happiness and health ✿"
June 24th, 2017
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!"
January 13th, 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."
December 25th, 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!
November 28th, 2007
- Pedro Szekely
- September 2006
- Los Angeles, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken