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daniel hector: daniel hector
: Canada
: Greeting from Toronto, Canada

Although I live in Toronto, I was born and raised in France. I have always enjoyed photography as a hobby. When I was a teenager, I started a photo club in my village. When I moved to Toronto, I joined a photography club. One day in September, after spending a whole afternoon in the dark room, I went outside and I was stunned: the sky was so blue and bright, the temperature so nicely warm. I realized that I had stayed indoors on such a perfect day and missed what was probably the last perfect day of the year. Right then, I decided to stop shutting myself in a darkroom. I never went back in that room again. I continued to take photos but I would send them to be processed. Many times, I was not happy with the results. Too often the colours were not right, either too blue or too yellow. It was a pain to have the photos reprinted. Finally, in June 2003, I decided to buy a digital camera. I tried out two: the Sony 717 and the Nikon 5700. The Sony won.

The irony of it all is that I no longer shut myself in a dark room to manipulate photos but instead, I shut myself in a room with a computer to improve my digital photos with Photoshop and post them on the Internet or email them to my friends. So much for enjoying a perfect day outside! Oh well, at least the room I am in now has a window!

Thank you for looking at my photos. I appreciate equally your comments, criticism and advice.

Salut de Toronto,

Bien quhabitant au Canada, je suis originaire du nord de la France, un petit village juste la frontire belge, prs de Valenciennes. Jy retourne rgulirement pour rendre visite mes parents. Je sjourne aussi parfois chez ma soeur, prs d'Arras.

Japprcie aussi bien compliments, critiques et conseils. Merci de jeter un coup dil mes photos.
: 2004-10-02
: Canon 30D, Canon EOS 40 D, Sony DSC-F717
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