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About Me Article

Who is actually the guy behind the scenes of this web site? So, I will try to shed light on that question.
In normal life I am an engineer having going to concerts and ice hockey games as a great passion. Some day on Metal Female Voices Fest VII it all started with having my compact camera with me (to that time only the Panasonic DMC-TZ7) and taking pictures of the show of each single band. That was the point, where my passion for photography was born.
Shortly afterwards I bought my first SLR (the Pentax K-x with the Sigma AF 50-150mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II and the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 XR Di II LD Asp IF) and from then on started to occupy myself more intense with that topic. From that point of time I took pictures on nearly each concert and many ice hockey games. I am still improving nowadays and am open for suggestions related to improvements of my photography techniques and this web site (they are heartly welcome).
This web site was born in the course of a Within Temptation concert at Steenwijk before which I was asked if the pictures could be seen somewhere online. At that point the first version of this web site was born (based on Joomla 1 to that time) which grew up to the one you are momentarily looking at. A name for it was found quickly as I am a huge fan of Epica and Within Temptation. I was considering a name that is somehow related to one of this two bands and finally "Sancta Terra" was taken, related to the so called song of the band Epica.
As I am not only going to concerts and ice hockey games, there are also other opportunities where pictures are taken by me, which can be found inside the topic "Landscapes". Especially I was taken with taking pictures of enlightened buildings when it is dark.