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Journal Entry: Mon Feb 17, 2014, 1:13 AM



I just created a 500px account and I must say I'm impressed by its simplicity and clean design. I also like its popularity system. 
After more than 10 years in deviantart, I'm starting to be tired of its lack of development/evolution. The website looks 10 years old, the stats system is antique, previews keep changing colors for no reason, photography seems lost in the middle of manga drawings and other type or arts and last but not least: I think the "Groups" system killed everything I use to like in DA. I have the feeling that to get some visibility and not to get lost in the flood of pictures I need to add a given pictures to dozens of groups. I don't have the patience to do it and I simply don't think it's right. What I like in 500px is that there is no, or almost no subterfuge to gain visibility. In DA, I tried to select carefully the groups I would submit my pictures to but I noticed that popular groups (monofacture to mention one..), that are supposed to accept only "high quality" pictures, denied my pictures when I submitted them but they then sent a request to add them when the same pics got selected for DD....

Anyway, I won't stop posting on DA but it feels also good to start from zero on a new platform: 500px.com/sebastiengatto

Give me your own URL if you also have an account there :)

:bye:



New camera / New travels

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 7, 2013, 6:38 AM



I recently sold my Canon 5D mkii to buy a 6D. It wasn't easy as I really loved my 5D. There is a lot of discussions here and there regarding the differences between those two models. the 6D has a few major drawbacks but after a good look I realised none of them would really affect me. In fact, the few advantages the 6D has over the 5Dmkii were important to me. I didn't need the better AF system of the 5D (I only shoot with the center AF point), I don't shoot sport and I don't really care about the difference of material when it's in my hand.

I do care about GPS, much better low light performances and low weight. Therefore I changed for the 6D and after a weekend in New York were I could test it, I must say I'm really glad I changed! The low lights performances are really exceptional. I had a smile on my face when I was on the top of the Rockefeller building at dawn, seeing so many photographers taking so much time to set their tripod and trying to find the good settings while I had already shot 100 times.... 
I still use my tripod from time to time, but to be honest, I prefer to travel light and spend my time to find a better angle or composition rather to set my tripod during long minutes..

Anyway, here is my first picture:

436 by paikan07

There are many other shots coming from this trip.

Next week I'll leave for a 5 weeks trip to Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Really looking forward to it!!! :)

Take care :hug:


New Daily Deviation!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 17, 2013, 6:36 AM



Yesterday one of my pictures has been chosen as one of the DD!!!!! :party: :party: :party:

Many many thanks to  cloe-patra for suggesting "Abysms" and to Kaz-D for selecting it!



Abysms by paikan07

:dance: :dance: :dance:

Other Daily Deviations from my gallery:

Color Theft by paikan07 Ride the wave by paikan07 Eastern Sun by paikan07 Urban Shell by paikan07 Aquarium by paikan07 Invasion by paikan07

Thanks everyone for the great support, for each :+fav: and comment! :hug:


Feature of the day

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 27, 2012, 12:54 AM



Damnation by AriCaFoix

Unusual Long Exposure Firework Photographs

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 25, 2012, 1:05 AM



Unusual Long Exposure Firework Photographs by David Johnson

I invite you to check this article. The technic is as simple as original and I find the result stunning. Let me know what you think of it!

www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/08…

FEATURE TIME!! >> #86

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 6:34 AM



Les temps sont durs pour les reveurs by CookmePancakes :thumb323008300: Goodbye To The Sea by ketscha Place i wanna live in.. by ZYXik Above the clouds by Arafinwearcamenel In the field a thousand times 3 by Regadenzia abstract of desert by sultan-alghamdi Sur la route II by Suave-Illusion Yellow Sticky Balls by biretta Springtime colours by 2Jingz Predator and Prey by brandtcampbell hand cycles 1 by ezorenier Frogger by Kriloner 364.365. by weruninhalflight Basah kuyup by fitrido Silky II by Nitrok Sunset Barleys by Nitrok Escapism by Burning-Liquid Decisive moment by Awstein

Are you on INSTAGRAM?

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:26 AM



..you can find me under "sebgat" ^^

@sebgat

WEEK 25 = FEATURE #85

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 19, 2012, 2:03 AM



Welcome Home by Karakuji Path Through the Red by DavidNowak galaxy 2 by BaxiaArt The Guardians of time by emmanueldautriche Stand Out by LarsVanDeGoor The Afternoon Rain II by IsacGoulart Ablaze by rctfan2 :thumb308365290: when we learn to see the beautiful things. .. by light-from-Emirates Indefinite by IvanAndreevich Jogging in London by Pajunen ||||-/ \-|||| by y5y6 :thumb308114062: Keep up your spirit all time alive by RezzanATAKOL Black and Light 7 by YWKam Cross the Line (Arch II) by endegor

WEEK 23 = FEATURE #84

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 6, 2012, 1:47 AM



It's For You by intao The Month of May by SteamHarden Courting Window by trigovuddthalimund Last Night in Erebo by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS 90 by celilsezer The Grey by Nelleke Roche Abbey by RoxShotz

WEEK 20 = FEATURE #83

Journal Entry: Sun May 20, 2012, 5:27 AM



Pe-o gura de rai by sagefille20 Munich, Candidplatz by alierturk L'Arbre de Feu by alexandre-deschaumes 1057 by lenagnl so far away from real by Rona-Keller Bus Station by Pajunen splashum by annacuamic title here by aFeinPhoto-com sulphur by NWunseen N I G H T R I D E by burningmonk Land of the Dead by alexandre-deschaumes  Solitude by LeashaHooker

WEEK 19 = FEATURE #82

Journal Entry: Wed May 9, 2012, 1:08 AM



1,192 Columns by MatusMajer Shivers in the Mist by MarkLucey Huetteldorf II by Zouberi Cranes in the Fog by VerticalDubai 1824 by urg The End by Nelleke Brin d'herbes by Somebody--else alternative landscape by BenoitPaille Flying through the city by romainjl

WEEK 18 = FEATURE #81

Journal Entry: Tue May 1, 2012, 1:33 AM



Giants by VerticalDubai my town at night by tsigane dark marina by Fersy Where Two Worlds Collide II by MyLifeThroughTheLens :thumb298543134: Urban Jungle II by VerticalDubai A Strange Obsession by intao who's missing  cold days ? by Nile-Paparazzi Walk in the park by aniaw

WEEK 17 = FEATURE #80

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 24, 2012, 1:16 AM



.: M j :. by 1Durden1 Gas tanks by CarlosBecerra Autumn Days by IsacGoulart Merely Passing By by SonikGroove 0511 by foto-duet Football on the Beach by IsacGoulart red wall... by m-lucia Everything is illuminated by JimP4nsen ring of fire by kieran1ie Beach cricket by ehabm

Daily Deviation :)

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 17, 2012, 2:03 AM
Many many thanks to Frits ( itsfrits ) for selecting "Eastern Sun" as one of today's daily deviations! It's always a true honor and it's the same feeling as for my first DD..7 years ago! :hug: :dance: :boogie:



Eastern Sun by paikan07

:dance: :dance: :dance:

Other Daily Deviations from my gallery:

Urban Shell by paikan07 Aquarium by paikan07 Color Theft by paikan07 Ride the wave by paikan07 Invasion by paikan07

Thanks everyone for the great support, for each :+fav: and comment! :hug:

I still have many many pics to upload from Australia, Hong Kong and China, stay tuned ^^


Pics of the week

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 15, 2012, 2:40 AM
The times they are changin... by Samantha-meglioli The End Of The Line by oO-Rein-Oo The journey XIV. by realityDream * by Pete1987

Pic of the week

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 28, 2012, 12:33 PM
Long tailed Macaque by PixelBalance

I'm not really into animal photography. Well, this time I am.

WEEK 8 = FEATURE #79

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 21, 2012, 8:09 AM
Feature of the week

Orange/grey by LuanaRPhotography
lights.camera.action by JeanFan
Rammstein by p0m
Superman by myraincheck
Urban Traveller by sensorfleck
68 Monroe by jonniedee
Le journal - Block DIX by bwiti

WEEK 50 = FEATURE #78

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 14, 2011, 1:16 PM
Feature of the week

Morning Fishing by thesaintdevil
---V--- by vabserk
.. by MustafaDedeogLu
Never Say Never by Beerlogoff
:thumb273096652:
mist by agatafotografia
photo II by jonhyrock

HELP: Looking for a minimal website template

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 29, 2011, 4:48 AM
I would like to have my own website and use an existing template to show my pictures but I can't find anything I like.

I want something really minimal, no text: just pictures.

I quite like this website: anthonykurtz.com/fineart/index…
..but I'd rather not have a flash website.

All the themes I found on google (wordpress, yootheme, etc.) are too busy/complicated. I really want to keep it simple, almost as a slideshow but without flash.

Anything you would suggest?

This is great photography

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 22, 2011, 11:52 PM
..and you should not miss the chance to check this gallery.

How can you be on a spot and be so imaginative? When I see that it makes me think I'm just good for postcard photography. This is real photography:

XLIII by ambrosia3 CXXIII by ambrosia3 CXXII by ambrosia3 Shadows of ourselves by ambrosia3 Petite ceinture by ambrosia3 La lettre I by ambrosia3 Tokyo by ambrosia3 LVII by ambrosia3