I will be happy if you find a time to review some of my photos here.
I will be happier even more if you write your comments to my photos that influenced you.
Or, contact me on my email address miroslav dot bartanus at gmail dot com.
My name is Miro Bartanus,
I am experienced software architect, consultant,
project manager and managing director at
company focused on development software and web applications.
I live and work in
the capital of
I started make photos from a child, when I shot with Russian Smena 8M and
developed in darkroom from mother's bathroom.
It started to be more fun on a high school, where I get in touch to SLR cameras
in school's photoclub.
We shot BW on Foma, Orwo and sometimes on Agfa material.
I completly skip colour film and after a pause I bought quite cute toy, 3Mpx HP PhotoSmart 735.
Although it was not so powerful camera for other but family photos,
I recalled my hobby and started to approach photography more seriously.
I read a couple of nice
and the breakthrough occured when I purchased
After while I found, that my harddisk is accumulatig more and more photos,
that I'd like to show to somebody, discuss about them with someone or
hear some criticism about them.
I was quite surprised, when I found that there are lot of similar individuals
in my "internet neighbourhood" and they publish unexpectly good photos on various
photo community servers.
I engaged too, and after I tried more servers I decided to develop my own page.
I found pre-cooked
that I customized to my needs.
And this is the system you are just looking at :)
I am shooting to RAW only since 2006.
Postprocessig and archiving is done on PC.
RAW development is truly "darkroom" of these times.
Without verified digital workflow one can spend considerable amount of time with tedious adjustement of posprocessing values.
HP Compaq dx7300, Intel Core2 6300 @ 1.86GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB + 400GB SATA
Here I collect links to photoblogs that I am regulary visiting,
to websites I exchanged links with or flogs that somehow captured me.
If yu've got a photoblog too and want to list it here,
me and send me your link.
This photoblog is based of open source gpl system pixelpost.org.
During my customization I tweaked it so much that it is hardly compatible with original codebase now.
Here are some notes for those who are interested.
Slovak version, English version of important image attributes
SEO for booth languages
Language dependent URL rewriting, nice, usable links for both languages
Antispam solution - captcha
Support for RSS and ATOM for both languages (image feed, comment feed)
Next color table enables easy, simplyfied form of monitor calibration.
Adjust brightnes and contras of your monitor to recognize all levels of grays.
Table sides are the most important parts.
Decrease the brightnes in the case bright areas are blended.
Increase the brightnes if dark areas are blended.
Next pages are good starting point
for much serious monitor calibration: