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Ronald C. Conant 13-May-2020 14:56
Ron Conant... Mrs. Conant, What can I say that I have not already said?
Kathy Muller 15-Jul-2014 20:21
Hi Beth- Jay and I are planning to come to Maine and Nova Scotia in August. Where are you located? Do you want a visit from an old friend? Kathy
Guest 03-Apr-2012 01:27
The Rinehart wedding seems to have lost a great deal of the memories associated with that event, is it the distain for the one member whom we know very little about his journey to attempt to prove to his family his devotion, so with a backpack only he traveled here, to seek out the ones he loved... The wedding was a beautiful time, but seems a little effort has gone into making sure no others see this? Heaven forbid prospects see she was loved? Or perhaps its just the man, who wants to understand,
Guest 09-Jan-2012 14:59
Beautiful photos! Colleen in PA
Jim Rawlings 14-May-2011 13:48
Beth, you are so gifted with your photographic abilities!! I so admire the work you do...which is more a labor (if at all) of love. I have spent a great deal of time in Ogunquit and yearn to return...lots of great sites. Can you tell me what type of camera/lens you use? I would appreciate some insights since I use an old Asahi Pentax (which still takes fabulous pictures). Keep up the great work. Jim Rawlings, Bethlehem, PA.
Maria Grolimund 01-Feb-2011 16:24
Maria of Maine
Hi, I was looking for lighthouse photos to make cards and stumbled upon your website. Your photos are stupendous! I'm just an amateur photographer ( I carry my dinky digital everywhere)and I love your compositions, color, etc. Would I be able to copy two of your lighthouse photos to make note cards for my personal use?
Denisa (CNN journalist) 09-Nov-2010 11:30

First of all, congratulations for your beautiful photos. My name is Denisa and I am a journalist at CNN London. I work for a project called Mainsail and we would like to make beautiful galleries of nice places to sail across the world. I have found some photos of yours that I would like to use. Please contact me on my email address and I will tell you which ones I am interested in.

Would you give us permission to use them in a photo gallery that will be published on the website international edition?

Thank you very much in advance and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
FocusingOnWildlife.com08-Sep-2010 20:04
superb images, will check your site on regular basis.
Guest 02-Sep-2010 19:37
Hey Beth, pics are as beautiful as always.. you do have an eye! Love the picture of the church and reflection in the water. Jan
al Hall 21-Apr-2010 21:00
I'dig into the photos shortly. Do you remember my sister Etta, she married Mike Bryant. He was a professional and graduated from many photo schools in NY, etc.
He has some great photos he has taken over the years. I'll send you a few.

Still glad we found each other after all these years.
Guest 08-Nov-2009 12:25
Thank you from the whole Graafin family for coming down to Fitchburg and rooting us on! We so enjoyed our visit with you! The dogs in the line up group shot from left to right are "Kubbie", "Gunnarr", "Louie", & baby "Flynn" (in his show debut).

The photos are wonderful--and you have a real astute eye for composition I see in your other works.
See you next week!
Guest 08-Nov-2009 12:24
Thank you from the whole Graafin family for coming down to Fitchburg and rooting us on! We so enjoyed our visit with you! The dogs in the line up group shot from left to right are "Kubbie", "Gunnarr", "Louie", & baby "Flynn" (in his show debut).

The photos are wonderful--and you have a real astute eye for composition I see in your other works.
See you next week!
Jay 04-Oct-2009 01:08
Really like your photos of you have any of Philadelphia that I could purchase as a set (Pittsburgh and Phili)?
Trevor 27-Jul-2009 16:48
love your E-10/20 galleries.
I still pick mine up once in awhile to shoot a few frames; especially when I'm a little stale--gives me a fresh perspective and keeps me humble.

Enjoyed your architecture shots, door, windows, and stairs.

thanks! :)
Steve 19-Jul-2009 15:13
I grew up in South Portland and have been an ex-patriot for too many years. Your pictures have captured the essence of who I am and make me somewhat homesick. That is a great testament to the art side of your photography.
Thank you,
Beth14-Jul-2009 18:15
Doing a PhotoWalk this coming Saturday in Boothbay Harbor, July 18, 2009. More info on it here, Join us! It'll be fun!
Beth14-Jul-2009 18:12
Thank you all for your interest and kind comments! I love Maine too and if you feel connected through these photos, you've made the work of putting them online well worth the effort!!

Thank you,
Gayle 27-Jun-2009 14:08
Hello Beth ~ Life has been a bit challenging lately. Then again - isn't that the case for most of us? When I sit down at the computer and see the list of "favorites' - the first click is to your photography. I call my husband upstairs and show him these awesome photographs. What's accomplished? We spend time together, relax and recall memories in Maine. Your photography makes a long-distance difference!
Gayle 09-Jun-2009 23:50
My father lived in North Yarmouth. Every visit he wanted us to see something for "the first time". Whether Cape Elizabeth or Bar Harbor - the 'moment' remains forever in my heart. Sadly he passed away in February 2008. These spectacular Maine photographs have reminded me of the time we spent together. Thank you, so much, for capturing the essence of "The Way Life Should Be". Looking forward to more memorable images! Gayle
marcia 27-May-2009 03:05
Your photos on Edward Curtis have been fun to look at. I have just found his 1972 book with 88 photos in it. I wont be needing to visit you anymore. Thanks. Keep up the good work.
marcia 27-May-2009 03:05
Your photos on Edward Curtis have been fun to look at. I have just found his 1972 book with 88 photos in it. I wont be needing to visit you anymore. Thanks. Keep up the good work.
Guest 25-Jan-2009 20:47
great pictures of Monhegan - we go there every summer and you captured it beautifully. Can't wait to get back...
David 19-Jan-2009 03:28
My wife and I are starting to learn more about photograghy.
We want to visit Maine sometime. We recently purchased photo shop.

Emily 29-Aug-2008 21:21
Beautiful pictures ! My husband and I really like Maine . We live in Florida but have dear friends in Southwest Harbor and try to visit at least once every year . Maine is wonderful every season of the year . Your web site makes me "homesick" !!
Thanks ,
Gary 03-Apr-2008 13:40
GREAT JOB BETH! Excellent Photog! Love your Crater Lake Oregon Photos. Gary the Oregonian in Exile.
Guest 20-Mar-2008 15:19
I could spend a whole morning here. I will be back.

I especially loved the Maine images. - jezzie (LCF)
Tina 17-Feb-2008 22:03
Hi Mrs. Conant,

It's Tina Mangold. Remember me? I was friends with Marta. I miss all of you so much. Do you have an email address for Marta? I would love to reach out to her.

Beth12-Feb-2008 23:42
Koz, glad you like the images. Please contact me at You didn't leave an email address, so I can' t contact you.

EREZ 30-Jan-2008 22:12
Hi Beth,
I would like to use the regatta_balloons-1024 image as a backgruond picture on a web page about hot air balloons.

Is this picture free for this kind of use or other hot air balloon picture as a small image?

I will be most greatful if answered.
Guest 28-Jan-2008 20:12
Hi Beth,
I am going to Monhegan Island in June with a painting workshop. It was great to see your photos and what to expect.
sounds like I am in store for a great time.
Jo Ann
metalmanjwp13-Dec-2007 19:22
I started working summers at Duquese Blast Furnaces as a Labor in 1969-70. When I graduated college 1971 I went to work in DPC Conditioning and Heat Treating as a Mgt. Trainee. I then was assigned to Conditioning at National Wks an be came asst. Gen. Foreman. From there to Duquesne Works 46" Mill Foreman, Soaking Pits and Stripper. Then the end came when I was transfered to Homestead Wks. on the 45" Mill as foreman Pits, Mill and Shipping. April 1984 I was let go with 13.3 years.
Mike Bilcsik 01-Nov-2007 20:50
I started in the Blast Furnace as a Motor Inspector in January 1963.
On my first day I had to find my own way from the Whitfield Street gate to the Blast Furnace Maintenance Dept. under the boiler house. It was 6:00am and still dark outside as I walked behind #1 furnace which was casting at the time. It reminded me of Dante's hell. I almost turned around and walked back out, but I didn't because my father, who was a blast furnace retiree, was so proud that I obtained such a good job.
I stayed until the mill closed.
Guest 01-Nov-2007 19:41
I worked in the Blast Furnace as a Motor Inspector from 1963 until the mill shut down.
My father worked in the same Blast Furnace Department and retired on disability years before I started.
My dad contracted "red lung" from working in the stockyard. The company denied his disability claim, even when he was on assisted breathing.
Mike Bilcsik 01-Nov-2007 19:25
Hi Beth, This is Mike Bilcsik. I was a Motor Inspecter in the Blast Furnace and your union rep. I can't place you unless this is Beth Destler. If it is, or even if it isn't, I look forward hearing from you. If you're another Beth, jog my mind.

I took scores of 35mm photos with the union hall camera, took them home when the union
hall closed, and kept them in a box where everything became jumbled. Eventually I dropped them of at the Steel Heritage building in Homestead. I never heard from them so who knows what they did with them. If you're interested in photos from Duquesne Works union activities, including the Save Dorothy campaign, you should see them.
I'm off now to explore your Duquesne Works Gallery. Thanks for providing it.
Mie B
John Pfeiffer06-Sep-2007 23:00
Love your photos of OP and BBH area. Your composition is wonderful.

Have taken many there myself over the past several summers --- some quite similar. See
Guest 19-Jun-2007 17:34
I'm looking at the world different thanks to your pictures.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:16
Your photos have reignited my passion for photography. Thank you!
Natali 22-Oct-2006 14:54
Andrew 12-Jul-2006 15:51
Enjoyed a lot!
Herman Proudfoot 28-May-2006 15:24
BETH, Thank you for the great site and all the work that I know you do putting and keeping it together. I grew up in the hill district, worked at old Forbes Field as a kid, and Pitt Stadium. Also worked down town at Harris Florists, Fort Pitt Hardware Co.
Sure nice to reminisce through your photos. I left there in the forties, have been back often to follow my teams, all from that area. My dad used to tell me to "Keep your eye on the Steelers" He did not make it to see them in the Seventies, and what about now? At any rate thank you for the memories.
Guest 08-May-2006 12:44
Beth, thanks for everything. Love always and best to everyone.
STeve and Crystal
Beth Conant 12-Apr-2006 20:21
fico! Take your 'message' (advertisment) elsewhere! I don't want you!!

eliott 20-Jan-2006 17:37
hi, everyone ;)I'm an amateur photogrpher and friendly boy who likes surfing waves. if u are interested contact me
Al Cappelli 20-Dec-2005 21:25
These are about the best landscape pictures I have ever seen. I come from a little town (Charleroi) about 25 miles from Pittsburg and haven't been back in over 30 years, these pictures brig back a lot of memories. Called my wife in to look at the pictures and she was thriled.
Thank U for have them posted.
Guest 12-Nov-2005 00:02

You can reach Koo22 by going to this site:

Nick in Japan 04-Nov-2005 22:03
Wonderful place to visit, thank you for your efforts to provide a very real, personal reflection of yourself and America. I am touched deeply with your design of people, places and things, and mostly the including of your loving family. I, too, have a Panasonic LX-1 and find it a great tool for recording the memories important to us, life is just a memory.....Thank you again for sharing!
Landon 19-Jul-2005 13:58
These pictures are absolutely amazing. I love photography and find your pictures wonderful. The composition and angles that you use make me wish that I had the ability to take pictures like that. (I looked at your Pittsburgh and your Color & Light pictures.)
Beth23-Jun-2005 19:55
Hello Kevin,

I grew up in Belfast, Maine!! So, we have lots in common! Love your website! The slideshow feature is wonderful and the flowers glorious!
Guest 22-Jun-2005 10:52
Hello Beth, I love your work. I live in Belfast, Maine, and I think we Mainers have a unique picture moments everywhere we turn. Your photo's are an inspiration, keep up the good work!
Stephen R. Strelec, MD 16-Jun-2005 01:39
The ability of a great photographer is to see and record the beauty that surrounds us in daily life. I envy you for you must see beauty where ever you look. You have a true talent. Thanks for sharing.
Guest 12-May-2005 10:09
beautiful stairs !
thanks for your comments to my gallery !

Meg Rothey 18-Nov-2004 18:17
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. We are getting married in Pittsburgh, hopefully at Trinity Cathedral, and your art helped us capture the magic of the place to share with others. I went to college in Pittsburgh and I miss the city but your pictures brought back many wonderful memories. Thanks again.
john spencer 08-Sep-2004 15:34
As so often happens I dropped on your site by accident. I come originally from Sheffield in the UK, it used to be Britain's most important steel producing city and now it's gone the way of much of the North East USA. Although the work was dangerous,dirty and polluting it seemed to have a soul unlike the retail parks and malls that have sprung up on the sites. Thanks for the pictures, very atmospheric.
Sherry Campbell 28-May-2004 16:47
I love your style and sensitivity..really speaks to me and reminds me how much I love Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania--especially on those days I think about moving to Arizona. I know how much I'd miss this place. You capture the emotional tug of the place so very well.
Jeff Cochran05-Apr-2004 20:53
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Wonderful galleries. Thx for sharing. :)
Robert 28-Jan-2004 10:24
I stumbled across this site at 5 in the AM. I gotta say I am completely blown away by your photos of the Pittsburgh cityscape. I have always been in awe of that city, and these pictures brought back some memories from when I was last there.

Keep up the good work, you have a lot of talent.

Until next time...
Guest 30-Nov-2003 01:49
Love your album of the ocean! Take me away! I'd love a trip to the sea right now!
beautiful photography! Donna:)
Philippe_7509-Nov-2003 22:26
Your galleries are superb, especially the pictures about landscapes. It's great.
Philippe (France)
Phil Douglis01-Oct-2003 22:43
Beth, your galleries show me, above all, a photographer who sometimes can turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. You obviously are passionate about expressing yourself with a camera and you do a very good job at it. Thanks for sharing your vision with us.

Phil Douglis
Heather Pighetti 14-Aug-2003 16:25

I am a good friend of Tara, and she sent me your link. Your work is just beautiful. I love the emotions captured through your photography. I especially love the harbor at dusk photo and the one of the little boy with his arms spread as if he is going to fly. They are all unique.

(Is that comment from that crazy European woman for real? It sounds like a joke.)
Lillian 18-Jul-2003 18:45

Hello Beth,

I have 2 old copies of photo's by Curtis. One is of a Cheif on horse and the other is of an older lady. I didn't see them in your gallery of pictures. I love to paint and I would like to know how I can get permission (if that is necessary) to paint Curtis's photo's in case I want to have the paintings reproduced for sale. Do you know who I would have to contact?

I appreciated your gallery of pictures and would like to know how I can get copies of some of them?

Thank you for any info you can give me.

Best regards,
aldeca24-Jun-2003 04:06

I enjoy visiting your beutiful galleries.

Maria 06-Jun-2003 00:08
I cant stand the americans ! you think you own the world ! Just have to get samples from other countries ! .you say america is freedom ? HELL NO !! I LIVE HERE AND IT MAKES ME SICK !! THE ATTITUED WHAT THE PEOPLE HAVE IT'S DISGUSTIN !! THe always in a bad mood !! PEOPLE JUST MISERABLE !! NO VACATION, ALWAYS WORKIN ! THATS way people are so crazy in this country ! the are sick in the heads ! and looney .I hate the country ! i hate to see the flags LIKE THEY ARE THE BEST .IM HERE FOR NOT MUCH LONGER ,GOOD JOB !.YOU HAVE TO GET A LOT OF EXPAMPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES !! AND DONT STICK YOU BID NOSES IN OTHER PEOPLES THINGS !!

Vincent Belford05-Jun-2003 02:23
Hi Beth,
I left a comment in your Am. War gallery.
Your work is terrific!
I've been thinking about the 10D and looking at your stuff has kind of nailed it for me to go digi all the way.
Vince B.
Gordon Prince31-May-2003 15:58
I stumbled across these photos and they made my wife & I very homesick. We spend 1/2 the year in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, where we both grew up. What wonderful photos you have posted that remind us it's time to go back to the north Atlantic coast.

I've just purchased a Canon D10 and am getting started taking photos.

We'll be checking in to see more of your photos in the future.
Jal23-Apr-2003 13:52
Hi Beth,
Thank you for the nice comments on my galleries.
For the last year and a half I have been greatly inspired by your work when you first used the Oly e20n. I have an Oly c2100 and a year ago I had posted on the dpreview forum if I was ready of the e20. You were first to respond and told me I was ready.
I bought the e20n in February and I love it.
I am an amateur as you can see in my work. It still needs quality but watching works of fine photographers like you is helping me a great deal.
Thank you for the encouragement and inspiration.
Jeffery R Brehm 22-Apr-2003 05:34
Dear Beth:
I think your photos are really great. I am from Pennsylvania and have been living with my family in China for many years. I am an English teacher in a remote part of the country. My students are mostly high school level. I think they'll enjoy seeing snaps of my home state. Is it a problem showing them your pictures?
Sincerely, Jeff Brehm
Rik Gracia 18-Mar-2003 19:37
Thank you so very much for sharing your great work! I am a retired Air Force photographer and haven't picked up the camera for an outing in quite some time. You fixed that! I also recently bought a camera system for my seventeen year old daughter who has become very interested in making photographs. I know your pictures will be an inspiration for her and wonderful examples of very high standards in many different environments.
Thank Goodness for the internet! Amen!

Your fabulously photogaphic fan and friend,
FRik - I mean - Rik
Lynne Martin Erickson 05-Mar-2003 21:09
Hi, Beth. I would like to use the above image in a set of slides designed to encourage older adults to share their memories of Labor Day. Bi-Folkal Productions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. You can read about us on our website if you're interested:

What would you charge to email a high-resolution image and for permission to include this in our slide set?

Thanks very much.
Guest 04-Mar-2003 16:30
hi...beth ,

From your photograph , make people feeling of your heart !
Your camera is already part of your body , taking by your sense !

I do so admirable of u .

share some more of yours ?

Craig 19-Feb-2003 16:36

I happened to stumble into this website and noticed your quite exquisite images of Pittsburgh. Some of the photo are stunning. And that s from a 'non-photographer'. My request to you is may I, on behalf of The American Society Of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Pittsburgh Section, use some of your photos for our non-profit website? We would use no more than 10 (so many to pic from!!) and give you full credit, as you well deserve it.

Thank you in advance for your consideration,


PS Our website is
Guest 14-Feb-2003 18:40
The Maine Photos are absolutely beautiful. I have been to Camden Maine for a romantic weekend with my husband years ago and your photos brought back all the quaintness of our stay.

Thank You.
Amy Padolf-Hall 29-Jan-2003 20:16
The National Aviary would be interested in using some of your photos in our graphics. We were really impressed with your entire collection of photos from our facility. We would want to give you credit for every one used. Contact me so that we may discuss this opportunity.

Amy Padolf-Hall
Curator of Education
National Aviary
Jack Williamson 20-Jan-2003 18:36
I am starting a new business in Bend, and would like to use a couple of your photos in our brochure if that is okay with you - we would of course credit the work as yours. --jack
Angelo Daluisio 20-Jan-2003 01:29

Would you be so kind as to tell me where you posted your "camera wanted classifed".

Your images are great!

Gavan 07-Jan-2003 20:28
Beth enjoy your 1D and indeed fire it up and do some grat pictures for us to see.
The 1D is simply another camera but has many advantages that you will soon find out.
Best wishes for your Web Site.
PB 31-Dec-2002 00:40

Just joined up with this forum only 2 days ago.
Joined up due to searching for a new digital cam..
OK, have had an Olympus C2100 for less than 2 years, looking at the new OLY's and looking at Nikon and even Minolta...
To much, I guess...

Lots of info on here and learning.....Just darn love it.

Yep, like the profile of your favs.

Keep up the good work.

Post of one of my albums that I have posted on Webshots.
Comments welcome, always..
Good or bad.

Always have loved photography~!
Then I got into webbie stuff like laking/applets with my photos.



Mike Conlon 27-Dec-2002 03:18
Hi Beth:
What beautiful pictures. You have a great eye for composition. I started looking at your pictures and realized this is Pittsburgh and possibly you live in the area. We live in Zelienople. Please visit my website and see what we are up to. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with all of us.

Mike Conlon
Guest 29-Nov-2002 03:14
Unlike most of the visitors here, I am a true amateur and unfit to make any comments, but just want to thank you for sharing and letting us know there could be beauty in the simplest things around, we just have to slow down and take a look. A sincere thank you!
Rosemary 25-Nov-2002 21:03
May I link your site to our college web page? Are there restrictions/regulations? Thanks for your consideration.
Vann Jennings 30-Oct-2002 18:41
Nice work Beth. I'd like to see your portfolio sometime. Send me an e-mail.

Tim Anderson29-Oct-2002 00:58
Beth I have been a photogrpher for many years and a native of Pittsburgh you photos capture the mood and essense of the the great city. Bringing back memories of photo school at A.I.P. Your images are te beginging of true master photography. You inspire me to get out there and capture the world. Thank you for sharing them on p base . If you decide to add more would you be so nice to E me at or leave a mesage on my sight at p base your creativity is so inspireing. Keep up the good work Tim Anderson Dublin Ohio
Beth28-Oct-2002 01:17
Hi Sheila,
I wanted to thank you very much for the most kind comments left on my pbase galleries. I'm glad that you found them interesting and worthy of comment.

Best Regards,
Sheila Smart28-Oct-2002 00:54
Its very rare for me to rave over pBase galleries but yours is one of the best I have seen here. You have a good eye and a lot of talent. Well done.

Sheila Smart
Guest 11-Oct-2002 05:58
Nice try, but you are investing too much in peripherals and taking away power of jewelry and that's what you want to sell?/merchandise?

Use color sense to support primary colors of jewelry to give jewelry sparkle and instant eye appeal.
I would mute the leaf, blurring its borders so the sharp features of the ring bring in the eyes.
isleman21-Sep-2002 00:47
I was extremely impressed with the professionalism visible in the talent of your shot taking. At the age of 43 I am new to digital photography for almost a year. Currently a proud owner of the Olympus C-2100 'UZI' and the Olympus E-100RS. What cameras do you use? I am considering an upgrade to a higher mp camera with the intent to take the hobby to the next level. Collecting digital photos has also become a past time. Your pictures are beautiful and you obviously have a passion for it as well based on the size of your pbase galleries. Do you do a lot of digital editing and what program do you recommend. Thank you for an enjoyable journey and for any help or guidance you might pass along. Especially what camera to upgrade to or if I need to upgrade at all! God Bless!!!
Mr. Bill 20-Sep-2002 03:57
great shots, first time visit, need to find out how to set web site to do the same.

thanks for all your help.
JenFu Cheng09-Sep-2002 21:32
Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing them!
gastelaars willem 21-Aug-2002 14:10
I have seen your pictures in your pbase photogallerie and i enjoyed your very nice pictures.

I am an owner of a olympus e10 as well and i am also very satisfied.
I read your article a dslr Experience.

Greetings W. Gastelaars(The Netherlands).
Ugo Dardi 10-Aug-2002 17:38
I'm italian and never i will be in your country, but with your photos i'm discovering the soul of your land and also your sensibility.

Thanks again, Beth.
Bill Turner 17-Jun-2002 16:00
Thank you for your article in PhotoSig re: the Camedia E-10. I have been fooling around with photography for about 35 years and thought it was about time to move to Digital. I felt that digital imaging was very different from conventional photography and after purchasing the E-10 and using it (only 2 weeks, so far) I think that I was correct! Your article was instrumental in helping me make my decision regarding the E-10 and thank you for that. I am an avid Canon fan and have a complete Canon film system. I will continue to use that system for "film" imaging but I didn't feel that the D-60 offered me what I was looking for in a digital imaging system.
I thoroughly enjoy your posted images on PhotoSig together with your user friendly articles.
Thank you, again.
Bill Turner
Guest 10-Jun-2002 13:50
Thanks for sharing your photos.

You have some really nice pics in your gallery, particularly those that use a good deal of color. Of all your pics I enjoyed 'Fantasy come true' , 'Bug on Window' and 'Irony' the most. Both have great lighting, and capture color well.

If you are interested, I would desire to do a print exchange with you, or if not then feel free to just stop by my gallery anyway. Comments are always welcome, so much so that I tend to beg. More information on Print exchanges can be found at my gallery.
Ron 31-May-2002 08:50
Dear Beth-- Wonderful 'eye' and quality. Is this the E-10? I'm thinking of the E-20 and have been checking different galleries. Thanks. Ron
Steven Lott 27-May-2002 12:59
if RAW what software are you using to convert from RAW to a file useable in PhotoShop ?

I was using Qimage Pro but I think that software has been damaging the data in my RAW files during conversion, damaging as in destroy some of the dta IOW The images look soft in focus and in contrast. I am now shooting TIFF instead of RAW. What files are you shooting with ?????

Steven Lott

Pro Tips for Photographers
Willa Dios14-May-2002 16:39
Hi Beth!

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say I returned to your gallery to see what you've been up to! You are something else! Your photos, as I anticipated, as excellent. I am certain now that I have no talent whatsoever, haha.

Thanks again for sharing your artistic perceptions!

Willa Dios
Kimberly 07-May-2002 11:41
Hi Beth,

Your pictures of Pittsburgh are wonderful! I would love to correspond with you about possibly using some on the About Pittsburgh Web site If you are interested, please contact me at My husband and I both love to take pictures and love Pittsburgh and it is great to see someone else putting photos online to share our beautiful city with the world :-)

Keep up the great work!

Barb Curtiss 05-May-2002 12:21
Hi Beth:
I am a new owner of an Olympus Camedia C-700 10X.

I would like to get a program for my computer whereas I can transfer my pictures into the directory. I do not even know how to do that. I have put some pictures into the Adobe photo but they come up with a picture of a pail of paint on it and I have to click on it to see what it is. They are all saved into my documents.

Where and how can I get some help to build a nice thumbnail directory for my pictures.?
John and Anne Singleton 11-Apr-2002 00:36
Really delighted by your pictures of our granddaughters at the National Aviary! They look like such angels! Do you sell copies?
Michaele 28-Mar-2002 14:52

Looking for your Easter photos.....hope your trip is peaceful and successful.....Love Michaele
Willa Dios25-Mar-2002 03:56

Thanks for your kind comments on my photos. Coming from you, I'm honored.

Keep clicking! :)

Willa Dios24-Mar-2002 20:39
Hi, Beth.

I really enjoyed looking at your photos. And some of your captions are truly entertaining! Keep 'em coming! You can see my ATTEMPTS at photography here at:

I look forward to coming back to your galleries!

Willa Dios
Bill Siegrist 24-Mar-2002 18:35
Greetings Beth,

It has been awhile since I visited your exceptional web site. Has the opening quote: "For me, photography is a way to share a vision or tell a story. It is a way to push, cajole and raise important questions." always been there?

It also captures my vision for my photography. Thanks for saying it so've been blessed with many Gifts! Your photos keep getting better-and-better. I appreciate your insights on the Oly Forum.

Kind regards,

Bill Siegrist
Nola Blanton 10-Mar-2002 22:59
Hello, Beth-

My name is Nola Blanton, and I am a graphic designer in TX. I
am in the process of designing an environmental brochure for the
College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Texas, and I'd
like to use your image 'yellow in the mud' in it. Nice work!

The brochure would include a copyright credit for the image with your name. Please let me know if it would okay to include your image. I won't use the image without first obtaining your permission.

Thanks for your consideration!
Nola Blanton
Bill gordon 25-Feb-2002 15:01
Hi Beth
Recognize your work from Community Zero. I really like your style and appreciate your gallery. Keep on shootin'
Guest 25-Feb-2002 07:48
your work is great come and joing the PRO's~
PS;Askey=Osama Bin Laden.....
Guest 24-Feb-2002 14:49
Very good family photos!Have a nice week.
Beth10-Feb-2002 15:49
Hi Drew,
Glad you enjoyed the Pittsburgh/Moraine photos. I've had a lot of fun taking them and have done so to share with family far away AND for myself when I leave the area. It IS a wonderful place, isn't it?

Please visit often as I post new shots weekly...always check the "What's UP" gallery first as that's where the new stuff goes first.

Drew McCoy 10-Feb-2002 02:59
Really enjoyed your photographs, especially since I'm originally from the Pittsburgh area. I used to live in Zelienople and often rode by Moraine State Park. Your pictures made me want to go home again. I sent your site address to my brother who is living in London, England.

Drew McCoy
Guest 01-Jan-2002 19:19

Thank you for sharing, I just had the pleasure of looking through your gallery, usually I only glance at the thumbs of most, but your photos captured my interest. I like how you took the time to caption your photos. Excellent work!
Guest 31-Dec-2001 08:50
Beth, Thank you for sharing your photography. I do not usually have the nerve to leave comments on other peoples
work, but yours struck me somehow. The 'New War' series is particularly interesting, and have bookmarked it to see
what develops in the future. Anyhow, thanks for the inspiration, and Happy New Year!
Guest 29-Dec-2001 20:40
Nice to see some pictures from around the 'burg
Thanks for sharing.
Guest 22-Dec-2001 13:43
Hi Beth -

Thanks for the referral to your galleries. I think they're great! I think you should post the links in the Exx forum.

Marcel-Etienne Dupret 06-Oct-2001 13:09
Hi Beth,
Congratulations for the latest developments of your "New American War" series: it's taking shape and turning into a great subject! The more I look at your pictures, the more I admire your skills as a photographer... plus your remarkable talent at writing captions: some of them are so ironic, some others so funny!
The most important is the way you sense and transmit the atmosphere, the mood of things (I don't know if it's the right expression, but anyway you'll understand what I mean). I have been thrilled once again, and I am looking forward to further developments, whatever kind of subject matters you choose - you already know how much I appreciated the "Rusty Belt" series and so many other pictures... Please, keep going, I can't get enough!
If I didn't already know that the talent of the photographer has much more to do with the quality of the results than any technical specification, I guess I would sell my own camera and buy an E-10 (or 20)...
Thanks again
Bill Siegrist 02-Sep-2001 03:21
Excellent photo! I am also a new E-10 user. I would be interested in seeing a larger version of your church photo(Glacier National Park). Here's a few of my images...

Thanks for sharing your creative work!

Bill Siegrist
Austin, Texas