Articles by Petr Zamecnik

Traditional Czech shambles

It´s a great occasion. All family and friends meet together and celebrate. It starts with live pig and ends with pork and lots of fat meals. For sure it´s not kosher nor halal. But it´s tasty as most people says.Some parts may seem to be weird. For example mixing blood or blood with liver. Or mixing the mixed blood and liver with pork fat and meat smashed to small peaces. Then you have to put the mix into intestines. Off course you have to clean them first :-). After filling... continue reading

Attacked by monkey on Kelimutu

Kelimutu is active volcano with three colorful lakes on island Flores near by village Moni (Indonesia). If you want to see them in the best light you have to leave at 4 a.m. We rented a motorbike so we were not depended on other people.By the parking lot there is a small market. There I have drunk the best coffee that the old woman seller had made herself. But you have to have good luck - there is more sellers and not everyone has as good coffee as the one. Good luck ;-).Everything went well.... continue reading

Milestone: 10 000 photos online!

Finally! The 10 000 photos milestone achieved! Since 9 000 photos online it took7 month... and since I have posted the 1st photo (July 2010) it was almost 7 years...The 10 000th photo: I think it´s quite representative photo for this milestone - sleeping dog :-).I took this photo in open-air museum in Wologai village on Flores in Indonesia. It´s open air museum, but people are still living there. To this achievement was long way. From the 1st photo to the 5 000th... continue reading

Padar Island - one of wonders of Indonesia

Padar Island belong among wonders of Indonesia. This island is near by Labuan Bajo (Flores, Nusa Tengara Timur) and Komodo Island and it´s shape seems like a miracle. With half-round bays with different colors of sand no beaches and steep mountains looks more like creation of some artist than as regular volcanic island. To get to Padar Island is not so difficult. In Labuan Bajo there is plenty of travel agencies that offer trip not just to Padar Island but also to other wonders near by Flores... continue reading

Easter is here!

Easter is not just the most important Christian holiday. It is also the start of spring. And time, when at least in Czech Republic girls are painting eggs.First you take the common eggs:Then you paint them. There is many ways how to do that. The traditional way is by using colors and wax. And the result is incredible. Make this is not so difficult:But to make complicated decoration is not easy:And then you can hide them in the garden.Or hang on the tree.... continue reading

How to celebrate Christmas

Christmas is celebrated all around christian world. But everywhere the customs are different. And the wishes of people also. For example: People in Europe wish to spend x-mas under the coconut palm by the sea on tropical island. And people in Indonesia dream about Christmas in Europe, the best with a lot of snow.Snow in Prague for the Christmas is also just as a dream. I remember it from childhood... and last several years there is raining, wet weather and cloudy... In Indonesia, especially... continue reading

My fastest sale

I have sold two photos so fast, that I was surprised. The photos was online the 11th of November 2016 and in two days (the 13th of Nov. 2016) were sold. This exceeded my previous fastest sale from 2014.And more, it was not just one photo - the buyer bought two of new photos I had uploaded.    Plus two other photos that are already longer time in my portfolio on Dreamstime.    In 2014 I thought that it´s not possible to make faster sale... continue reading

Milestone 9 000 photos online :)

I have been working with Dreamstime for years... and when I have begun, I haven´t thought that once I´ll have even 100 photos in photobank. It went really slowly. I learned and I tried to take photos better and better. And with practice grew up also acceptance of my photos into Dreamstime.Now I have around 200 new photos a month. And sometimes more. The photos are not best. I know that :). But I´m still working on to be better. In last three quarters I had acceptance ratio over 90 %... and... continue reading

My first exhibition of photos

Some friends asked me to make an exhibition of underwater photos for years. I was not sure that I have enough good photos for this purpose. But... on beginning of summer one friend took me to a new pub of his friend. Both together persuaded me to print and exhibit some photos.The exhibition started one week ago on Thursday the 8th of September and will last until half of October in pub M&M café bar. The first day of exhibition came mostly friends and we had great time on kind of vernissage :-... continue reading

First video online

I´m taking photos for Dreamstime already 6 years. But I have never tried to upload video. Actually, I have tried to make a video just few times at all. I prefer taking the moment. But...It´s few weeks ago and I was taking pictures with two models (my wife and my neighbor). Then they started to make some exercising yoga poses. And sometimes they failed :-). So I took one of their try as a video - and because it was sunny warm day with clear blue sky, the video was accepted. I... continue reading

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