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Carl Zeiss lenses review

I was asked by the largest photo gear shop in Romania to do a review of several Carl Zeiss lenses. I accepted and the results is in the link below. Feel free to use Google translate, as the article is in Romanian language.http://www.f64.ro/blog/2012/09/18/zeiss-planar-t-85mm-f1-4-si-t-50mm-f1-4-sau-doua-saptamani-cu-elita-opticii-foto/I hope it can be useful to people considering buying Zeiss glass. continue reading

Fully redesigned personal website

Hello everyone,I finally managed to rebuild my website. It's something I want to do for a good while now, but I always find myself short on time. Shooting, processing, sending to agencies - the normal stuff for someone who is full time on this.The website is meant to be a showroom, to let people know what I'm about and it contains a selection of my personal favorites, many of them also available at agencies.Music generously provided by Easily Embarrassed (credited in the footer).The... continue reading

My new website - will it work on Mac?

Hello everyone,I have set up my new website, at www.catalinpetolea.comI am not sure if it works on Mac, and I can't test it. Can you boys and girls give me some feedback? Much appreciated.Catalin. continue reading

My website

I ran into blogs or forum posts of photographers that opened their own website all the time, lately.So I thought "yea, why not, after all?" and here I am, buying a domain and hosting package at bluehost dot com.The result is right HERE.I haven't finished it yet, but it is something to look at, a bit of everything - just to give a general flavour about the look of the website.Comments / critics are welcome.Thanks,Catalin. continue reading

Alps. Tyrol. Austria. Marmots.

Yea, so I just came back from a holiday in Alps. In Tyrol, Austria, to be more precise. Even more precise, in Kirchberg.The holiday was about 12 days from which only 1 was sunny and 2 partly sunny. Rest of them it rained or heavy clouds.Despite this, it was beautiful. We (my, my wife, my son and our friends) enjoy going to mountains and if this is what you're looking for, then Tyrol might be the place for you. Mountains everywhere, with valleys between them, where you can find plenty of hotels... continue reading

Introducing myself and some results of my best hobby

My name is Catalin Petolea, I am from Romania.As a day job I am senior software developer working for a large company.And as everybody can guess, photography is one of my hobbies. The most important one, I would say.In fact, I'd exchange writing code for photography at any time, but unfortunately I am new to microstock and it needs time.What I like to shoot... almost everything.In my portfolio you'll find many areas covered - landscapes,portraits, macro, isolations.In the last... continue reading

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