BetterPhoto Member: John P. Sandstedt


member since August 08, 2001

-John P. Sandstedt

 Special Buds

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Water Service


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Instrument of Che...


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Cycling Through a...


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Desolate Beauty


Desolate Beauty
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 Fair Rose


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Harbour Ferry

Harbour Ferry
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Portland Japanese...


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Hecata Lighthouse...


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 Devil's Cove


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Across Lake Carne...


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The Pontificator

The Pontificator
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Heavy Traffic on ...

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 Waves of Stone


Waves of Stone
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A Walk to the Wat...


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Gone, But Not For...


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Skyline on a Hot ...

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 Red Star

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Angel Oak Tree


Angel Oak Tree
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Perfect for a Jig...

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Caribbean Sunrise


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 Clownscape


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A February Aftern...


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Late Afternoon at...

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Color Wheel


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 Juniper in the Wi...


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Ceiling by Antoni...


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On the Arches Cau...


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Lake Powell from ...


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 Enclosed


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I Love the Ocean


I Love the Ocean
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Look to the Basil...


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Narrow Bridge


Narrow Bridge
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 Blowin' in th...


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The New Battery


The New Battery
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Awaiting the Offi...

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Waiting for the O...


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 To the Monk's...


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Notre Dame at Nig...

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Start of the Colo...


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Another View of M...


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 Denali

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Swamp


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Cruising Past the...


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 Sanctuary in a Co...


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Courtyard


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Start of the Tour


Start of the Tour
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Jeffrey's Poi...


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 Before Sunrise


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Cluny Abbey Tower...


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Side Door to St. ...


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Towers of Cluny A...


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 A View of Cluny A...


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Colors at the Bea...


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Fern


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Water Lily


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 Flower of the Pon...


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D&R Canal Gatekee...

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Sexy Male

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Key West Weather ...


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 Face Rock


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Coquille River Li...


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The Silhouette...


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Elevator Shaft


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 The Rose of Notre...


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Notre Dame  in th...


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Moorland Skyrocke...


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Cell Door


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 Cell Block


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Clouds Above the ...


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Paradise Trio


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Foil


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 Chateau Gaillard


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Driving Past the ...


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Barn No. 1


Barn No. 1
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The Relaxation De...


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 Street Light


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To Walk or Drive


To Walk or Drive
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South Street Scra...


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Victoria Parliame...

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 Yaquina Bridge


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Eagle in Progress


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Pre-Caligraphy 10...

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On a Clear Day


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Bio

I've been taking pictures since I was 7 years old. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie. Then for my 12th birthday I got a Steky III, a very small 16 mm camera that took images on film similar to the Minox spy cameras. When I graduated to 35 mm, I first used the Kodak 35 [everyone's heard of that model] and Kodachrome ASA 10 color slide film. Of course, all of that's in the Dark Ages. I upgraded to the Nikkorex 35, one of the very first autoexposure cameras when I got married. In the middle 70's, I moved to the Minolta system with the SRT 201. Since 1988 I've been using Canon EOS equipment [traditional, as in film,] and initially with the EOS 620 and then with the EOS 3. For about ten years I used a EOS 30D; I recently upgraded to the EOS 7D and, obviously, enjoy its speed and convenience.

I use Photoshop CS6 with the NIK suite.

I love shooting seascapes and, especially, when I can combine a water shot at sunset. I'm also into portraiture, having started taking these seriously in the late 1980's. I've shot about a dozen weddings; I really take my hat off to those professional wedding photographers that must contend with all the guests and their point-and-shoots.

I am a registered Speaker and Judge in my home state. When I critique an image, it is with the intent of providing the maker with suggestions for improvements. I urge everyone to be ruthless in assessing their own work since for many of us, in a significant competition, judges can be very picky!

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