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 few weeks I have enlarged my portfolio to over 500 images, due to the fact that I had several free days to spend in mountains or other remote locations. I enjoy hiking.

Here are a few of my images that I would like to present to you.

Spa in nature. A beautiful model, sunny day and a meadow... means a good series of outdoor photos:

© Xalanx

While shooting with the model, I noticed this little fellow in grass, hanging off of dandelions and I couldn't resist. Grabbed my macro 60mm and...

© Xalanx

This is my son, awesome kid

© Xalanx

And this is my wife, when I finally convinced her to pose for me holding some "business" equipment. A PDA in this case

I always like to experiment techniques. On this photo I used light painting

© Xalanx

Soon I will come with more photos and with a new style of post-processing. Some of these "new-style" photos are in pending now and I hope they'll be available soon.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog :)


Photo credits: Xalanx.

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May 16, 2008


Thank you very much. And you have a beautiful portfolio!

May 16, 2008


good interesting blog and great shots! it so good to see what other photogs are doing. I'm sure your portfolio will keep growing with your creativity. Good luck

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