Bert Happel

has been a member since Aug 2008 and goes by bhappel.

I am a photodocumentarist.

I rarely start out to capture a preconceived image through a pre-planned setup. I try to see & grab an image that defines a moment / captures an essence / shows the beauty / tells a story (even if I'm the only one who knows what that story is).

Sometimes though I get hooked on a topic/subject & pound away until I get images that allows me to let go & move on.

I hope you see something here that excites or moves you. Thanks for stopping by & for your views & com

Find me at:


22 Aug 20147 views

Tip top

28 Jul 201425 views, 7 favorites, 7 comments

Light & Dark

28 Jul 201430 views, 5 favorites, 3 comments
In "Hues of Violet"


9 Feb 201418 views, 6 favorites, 3 comments

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

29 Jan 201414 views, 2 favorites, 4 comments
In "The Bigger Picture"


19 Jan 201420 views, 7 favorites, 6 comments
In "Photo Challenge: Smooth and Rough Around the Edges"


18 Jan 201429 views, 8 favorites, 4 comments

Crystals Inside and Out

7 Jan 201411 views, 2 favorites, 2 comments

Frozen Glory

7 Jan 201422 views, 5 favorites, 6 comments

High Flyer

2 Jan 201414 views, 5 favorites, 3 comments


31 Dec 201327 views, 5 favorites, 4 comments

Checkerboard Lift

27 Dec 201310 views, 3 favorites, 3 comments

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Bert's votable photos

Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?