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Timothy Hacker – Ohio I am a partially retired physician - Internal Medicine specialist, who needs to continue working to support my serious photography hobby. I have been photographing for many years but got into it more seriously when digital photography became popular. I am basically self taught but have taken a few software and camera courses at the Lepp Institute in Los Osos, California (which is now called Light Photographic Workshops.) I have taken a number of other on site photo courses. I belong to NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) and have attended a few of their seminars. I love to travel to get a variety of photo ops. My photographs are all actual photographs some of which have been “altered by photopainting” or manipulated for special effects My photographs are taken with Canon equipment. All photos taken since 2001 are digital. I use an EOS 5D Mark II and an EOS 1D Mark III and a variety of Canon Lenses. I process the images with a variety of software programs including Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Lightroom 5. I have been juried into various art shows, including the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. Other shows include the University of Toledo’s Art On The Mall, Lourdes College Fine Art Fair in Sylvania Ohio, Black Swamp Art Fair in Bowling Green Ohio, Crosby Gardens Art Festival at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, Levis Commons Fine Art Fair in Perrysburg Ohio, the Birmingham Michigan Art show, Ann Arbor Art Show and the Great Lakes Art Fair in Novi Michigan. I have won multiple awards in various contests I have entered and have had photographs juried into the Toledo Museum of Art Collector’s Corner store. I have had photos on display at the Toledo Museum of Art on several occasions. I also have photos on display at a few local art galleries, restaurants, offices and businesses. Website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/timothy-hacker.html Here is my piece. It is called Sunrise Over Cascades. This image was taken in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile at sunrise when the peaks started getting the first light. The cascades were still in deep shadow and the image is an HDR to balance the brights (highlights) with the darks (shadows) since neutral density filters were not used due to the uneven horizon. Torres del Paine National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) north of Punta Arenas. The park borders Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory. The park is one of the 11 protected areas of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica (together with four national parks, three national reserves, and three national monuments). Together, the protected forested areas comprise about 51% of the land of the region (6,728,744 hectares). 35