A bit about me...
- I'd rather spend the day hiking in an uncomfortably hot/humid jungle exploring temples than lounging on a beach all day. In fact, I don't really like the beach to be the focus of any vacation, probably because it takes about 10 seconds for me to go from pale to painful sunburn.
- I recently (as of April 2013) became open water SCUBA diver certified, which is now posing a bit of a problem. Popular diving places (Honduras, Belize, Philippines, Galapagos...) weren't really near the top of my list of places to see. But now that I've tried it and liked it, it means the list of places to visit has grown.
- I'm not much of a foodie. I'd rather grab lunch and dinner at cheap local places or kebab shops instead of planning all of my meals at famous gourmet restaurants.
- I love to take pictures, but I hate to have my picture taken. I'd rather look at a picture of something interesting, not a picture of me standing in front of something interesting. The pics of me on this page are a rarity.
Favorite photoset: Trinidad Carnival
Runner-up favorite: Songkran 2013
Favorite National Park: Bryce Canyon, but it's cruel to make me choose a favorite
Most Exhausting Day: Hiking Half Dome
Favorite Sporting Event: U.S. Open Tennis
A note about this website - up to this point I've been stubborn and have done all the work myself. Probably not the best idea since as a frosh in undergrad I almost failed intro to computer science, and I don't have time to learn to code HTML other than looking at free online tutorials. So it'll remain as is for now it its really basic form. Immediately after I finish a trip I'll put up some of the best photos on Flickr and link to the Flickr slideshow (tip - when the slideshow starts, go to Options and uncheck the "Embiggen..." box, or it will make the images look terrible on big monitors) Then later on when I have more free time, I'll actually build pages and caption the photos. That can take awhile though.
Contact InfoFeel free to contact me. I love to discuss anything and everything travel related.
What I'm currently using:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Prime Lens
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
Feb - Argentina/Antarctica
Apr - Thailand
Image Use PolicyEvery so often I get an e-mail from someone asking to use one (or more) of my photos on a website or in a presentation. If you want to use any of my images, just shoot me an e-mail (ShaneRobertHawke@gmail.com). Assuming you're not going to make money off its use, chances are near certain I'll say go ahead and use it - I'm just interested in how and why it's being used. If you don't ask permission... well, we both know I'm not going to take the time to actually do anything about it. But don't be a dick. And don't hotlink.