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Billy Purta
Worked at Corporate Sign Systems
Lives in newark, ca
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Hahaha this is awesome! I love the clip at the end... I'll go outside now! 
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These shots are from my first photo shoot with a model, named Irina, down in Santa Cruz. 
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Dublin Arch
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Wow you have a masterful eye for the breath taking photos. Thank you for sharing your talent. AWESOME MAN
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Adding one more picture to the lake trip album. I finally got around to stitching the HDR panorama together :)
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Is this not one of the coolest photos ever?!
 
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It was a fantastic sunset off the coast of California, near Santa Cruz, that lead to this photo. The beautiful natural archway had a small flowing stream going under it that rarely flows due to our drought. A brave model volunteered to endure the chilly Pacific ocean for this photo!

#sunset    #santacruz    #california    #ocean    #longexposure   #beach   #landscapephotography   #stunningmoment    #10000photographers    #showyourbestwork   
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I originally posted this in a Night Photography group, but here it is posted publicly. Please feel free to critique, as usual!
 
Deconstruction of the Bay Bridge, SF, California. I just went out to Treasure Island to try to get some photos of the deconstruction progress of the old Bay Bridge. There are more photos to come, but here is a quick edit. The photo was just taken about 3 hours prior to posting this! Please don't hesitate to tell me what you think.

Nikon D7100
30 second exposure
ISO 100
F8
95mm
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The headlights of my Subaru BRZ. Taken earlier tonight during the "big storm" in the SF bay area. It was a challenge trying to keep my camera dry (it didn't happen!) while taking a bunch of different types of shots. I originally set out to photograph water bouncing off the surface of my car, but I found the "angry" eyes in the headlights looked pretty cool.

Taken with my Nikon D7100
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The eyes of our souls. Thank you for sharing really very moving excuse the pun
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I wanted to play around with my tachometer using a long exposure (1.5 seconds). It took a while to figure out how to push the gas pedal from the passenger seat while my tripod took up the front seat, all while creating as little vibration as possible. I am really happy with the result, and I hope you like it too!

The thumbnail looks poorly compressed but when you click on it it seems to retain good quality.

Nikon D7100
140mm
F5.0
ISO 100
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Photos from my trip to (and around) Gold Lake, CA. 
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Work
Occupation
3d Artist
Employment
  • Corporate Sign Systems
    Graphic Designer, 2012 - 2014
  • Bangkok Dolphins
    Swim Instructor, 2011 - 2012
  • Blach Construction
    Modeling Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Ohlone College
    Student Aide, 2005 - 2008
  • Fremont Adult School
    Teacher, 2007 - 2008
  • East Bay Regional Park District
    Open Water Lifeguard, 2004 - 2007
  • Aquarium Concepts
    Temp Employee, 2007 - 2007
  • Silliman Center
    Swim Instructor, 2006 - 2007
  • Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
    Lifeguard/Swim Instructor, 2003 - 2005
  • Hollister Co.
    Store Model, 2006 - 2006
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Male
Story
Tagline
I seem to enjoy taking photos.
Introduction
Grew up in Cali, started skydiving all over the country then decided to move to Bangkok for a while... now I'm back in the Bay Area!
Bragging rights
I've been skydiving in 31 states and eventually plan on jumping the rest of them.
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Currently
newark, ca
Previously
Bangkok, Thailand - denver, co - hayward, ca - fremont, ca