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My name is Rob Mercatante, but you'd never know that if you were here with me in Guatemala.

Here everyone calls me “Canche”, which is a common nickname for anyone with light skin and light hair, whether you're a foreigner or Guatemala-born.

This web site is my way of keeping in touch with family and friends, but feel free to browse around even if you don't fit into either of those categories. Who knows... one day you just might!

The Canche File
Six Degrees
My Journal
Lots of Links
Books I'm Reading
Equal Rites. Terry Pratchett. This is the series I read when I need a good laugh. If you put Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Monty Python into a literary blender... this is what you'd get. Misfit wizards, reformed vampires, and Death himself (who only speaks in capital letters and wishes he were more human) are just part of the cast!
Digital Photographer's Handbook. Tom Ang. Yes, it covers cameras & equipment. But the best part -for me- are the chapters dedicated to photographic technique: color, creativity, composition, etc. Also has chapters on editing in Photoshop.
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