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Alvaro de Prat

Free Member, Florida

About me

I live in Florida, USA since the seventies. I also had most of my education in this country since my father decided to send me over here - when I was just a young lad - to attend school.

I have had the great opportunity to travel to more than seventy countries. I'm so fortunate since this has given me the chance to see so many different peoples, geographies and colors in five continents. And I continue traveling whenever possible. This year I have already been back - I never get tired of returning to them - to Spain (twice), France and Argentina (where I'll travel again for the third time this year by the end of September.) These are three marvelous destinations among quite a few others.

A country which really impacted me was Tanzania since it gave me the possibility to see and enjoy Nature at its best. Another one was India with its deep spirituality and contrasts. And Japan is very special to me in many ways but I would need more writing space to describe it, which is not the case here.

Even though the sun is of great assistance here in Florida to render bright and realistic colors in photography, there is no doubt that each region around the globe has its own pecularities which helps to take THE best picture, always, whenever and wherever you may be.

I'm a simple amateur photographer and enjoy this as an art: the most realistic of them all. My preferred are portrait and nature photography. I have been taking pictures since I was 8 years old (when I was given a German Agfa as a birthday gift, and later I bought a Leica, which really helped me in developing a love for photography.) Actually have a couple of cameras and lenses and have also ventured into digital since last year. We'll see what happens...

Comments 15

  • Gallus Pictures present 29/10/2009 17:29

    Halloween Pictures
    from Switzerland

  • Petra Vermöhlen 26/09/2005 6:45

    Hello Avaro,
    your pictures are beautiful and I enjoy looking :-)
    I hope to see a lot of them in future.
    (Sorry - my english is horrible)
    Kind regards
  • Michael Zelbel 10/07/2005 14:59

    Hey Alvaro,
    thank you sooo much for sharing the spirit of Argentinia with us in this community. It's warm hearted people like you who make me visiting this website frequently.
    Cheers, Michael
  • Germán Porten 03/07/2005 18:58

    Hi Alvaro!
    Thanks a lot for your friendly comment to "Das Tor".
    If you are comming to our country at end of July, please count on me for any support you may need.
    Flussleuchte im Nebel
    Flussleuchte im Nebel
    Germán Porten

    Best regards,
  • Anastasiya Ivanova 01/07/2005 16:36

    Hello Alvaro:
    Thank you very much for your compliment! emm...actually not that many times hearing this as you said, but every time every word is very precious, with same much gladness receiving every of them!
    I know Florida is a nice spot for the vacation, if I have chance I would like to visit there of course!
    Wish you have a nice weekend and my best regards to you. :)
    Greeting from Russia
  • Isabelle B 01/07/2005 9:18

    once again...

    muchas gracias for the comment amigo mio.
  • Dietmar Rabenstein 26/06/2005 14:25

    Hi alvaro, thx for your nice comment for my picture. the 4 angels are located on one of the most beautiful art-deco buildings i know, the otto-wagner church in vienna (its on the area of the psychiatric hospital, all in all a very atmospheric place)
    worth to visit! (better next year, when renovation is finished)
    nice greetings, dietmar from vienna
    4 Engel
    4 Engel
    Dietmar Rabenstein
  • Rainer W... 16/06/2005 18:05

    Dear Alvaro,

    I am glad you liked my photo and happy about your praise. I am a big fan of Barcelona, which I consider one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so I am afraid I took quite a lot of pictures there, some of them are exhibited on this page. Your name sounds Spanish, by the way, where are you from?

    Best regards
  • David Bank 14/06/2005 22:02

    Dear Alvaro,

    thank you very much for your friendly comment under my photo. I am curious to see more of yours.

    Best regards, David

  • Isabelle B 14/06/2005 11:56

    hola alvaro,

    i just read your comment.thanks a lot. are you from valencia? i will complete the row of the DC-3 here and then i'll go on with my other pictures from venezuela.

    sunny greetings,
  • Wilhelm Harlander 11/06/2005 10:17

    Servus Alvaro,

    viele Grüße aus Old Germany - Munich City


  • Muna-pics 02/06/2005 16:41

    Welcome to our community, Alvaro!!! I really hope to see more of your pictures next time! I am looking forward to it!!! Hope you will have fun and lots of comments to your pictures! Let's learn together!!!
  • John Moore 17/05/2005 17:15

    Alvaro, my sincere thanks goes out to you, I am touched by the
    wonderful warm message I have just received from you, it is so
    obvious to me from your letter, that not only are you a nature
    lover, but that you have an enriched heart and soul.
    If ever you are travelling this way, please inform me as I would
    love to show you the rugged beauty that I am surrounded by.
    Bless you and your family evermore!!!

    John Moore. Pilbara West Australia.
  • Dirk Hofmann 16/05/2005 8:20

    Hi Alvaro!

    I also want to say "Welcome to Fotocommunity.com!”

    This is a place to look at, think about and discuss photos and I’m quite sure that you’ll find a bunch of nice people around here which share your hobby!
    Hope you'll have the fun I have since I became a member!

  • Visiones de vida. 16/05/2005 2:51

    Alvaro,...welcome to the community, hoping to see more of work here.

    Along with the rest of the team members,..we are here to help you make the site more enjoyable, so please feel free to ask any questions or if you have any concerns, let us know.

    Once again,..welcome,

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