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Thanks Vern, that was my grandfathers name. You have some very nice captures in a state I have visited a couple of times. A favorite was my working for the forest service around Crater Lake, a beautiful area. Now stuck here in Iowa. Thanks DR.
Carl H. Johnson
Those Mountains have a lot of history attached to them. Many of the early fur trappers and traders plied their trade in those Mountains.
Yes, so far I like the results, but I have not been taking as many pictures as I would like this Winter. Up until a few days ago our Winter has been quite snowy, and a lot of the places I like to photograph have not been accessible other than by snowshoe or snowmobile. I do not own a snowmobile so I'm left with snowshoeing and I am getting so I can not do that as well as I once did...
Many thanks Vern. Our Fall season was really strange this year, many areas the leaves died on the trees and others were gorgeous. Our high country snows have come early and many of the Larch Firs are loosing their needles, I was unable to get up to my favorite Larch Fir area with out chaining up all four tires...
Thanks Vern, the guy that lives there is often away for weeks at a time and the deer have sort-a moved in in his absence...
This Killdeer made her nest in our lawn and I have to detour around it until the eggs hatch. I'm hoping too get some images of the chicks when they hatch.
I do not know if I can answer your inquire concerning the two 150-600mm lens. I can answer your question on the Tamron, I am quite pleased with it' performance under all types of shooting conditions. As for your question concerning, seeking focus, I have had minor problems with that function. There is a switch on the side of the lens that can be set to full, meaning infinity, and 15mm. I find if I have it set on infinity I have less problems, if any. I'm not up to date on the present costs on the Sigma 150-500mm, but given the added 100mm reach I would defiantly go with the 600mm. I ran into a guy who was shooting a Sigma 150-600mm and he was quite pleased with it' performance. Both lens seem to have similar switches as far as VC. and the infinity setting. I handled his sigma and it was considerably heavier than my Tamron. I do tend to shoot more off hand than I really should, but I have been pleased with the results. I am not familiar with any of the Nikon products as I shoot only Canon bodies. I hope this answers some of your questions Vern....
Great pictures, Vern. We meet at Delta Ponds today. I am Jack. Then book I told you about is DARK MONEY by Jane Mayer. Hope I see you again.
Great body of work. I'll be sure to come back often.
Your photographic talent is amazing, not to mention your organizational talent. Thank you for sharing. Susan Patterson
What a great new layout. Beautiful job
Your friend has done an excellent job Vern, shows your beautiful pictures off to perfection.
Love the new layout on the website! Stay at it Vern!
I've discovered your marvellous work and look forward to following you on pbase.
Great photos! Look forward to future work. Are any for sale?
Joseph V Higbee
Your interest are quite varied. It makes for very enjoyable browsing. I will return often, I am sure.
Thanks for posting,
Hope your recovery is going well. Looking forward to seeing your photos again.
Hernan E. Enriquez
Get well soon, we miss you!
Yes there are some nice numbers, but they seem to be wide spread....
Hi. You have so many amazing photos. I liked the landscape photos most specially. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
Thank you for taking the time to comment of my bald eagle photo. Very much appreciated :-)
Yes, that large white expanse in the background is a hay field and pasture. These rancher's in the Big Hole area have huge hay fields in which they utilize both as feed for their own herds and export overseas.
I am, by far, not an expert on just how they stacked their hay, it was an art in those days, but they stacked it in such a way that it would shed the majority of the rain water and retain the integrity of the hay in the inner most part of the stack. The outer layer of hay exposed to the elements was discarded and the inner layers was used for cattle feed.
Actually that "frosty image" was not taken on a regular river, it was photographed on a section of water entering one of our local march's near Bozeman, Montana.
The elevation at the location I photographed that image is approximately 8500 feet above sea level...
Opps!!! Miss dated my image..
Yup 2012 in Jackson Hole Wy.
Happy birthday on July 20! God is good!
John C. de Freitas
I've enjoyed browsing your galleries... I like you style, you have some superb images.
Thanks for sharing .... John de Freitas
No they have black wing tips and orange/red bills..
Quite frankly I'm at an age(70+) where I'm beginning to have some vision problems and one of them is my inability to manually focus anymore... As for sharpness on the high side, if there are some I'm unable to detect any. I've read the same thing concerning the sharpness in this lens, but like I said I have no grips with it...
Thanks for your nice comment on my HDR scenic...
The river is the Bitterroot River and the Mountains in the BG have the same name...
I like this lens a lot, the only gripe I have with it is when I use my extender (1.4), the middle focusing points well not activate my auto focus feature. I have to use one of my outer points and then recompose my image. In doing so I often miss the shot. If you have good eye sight you can manual focus and take the shot, my eyes are not so good anymore so have to rely on the auto focus feature. The built in stabilizer is a great feature and works nicely in this lens. I have taken many off-hand shots with this lens and find them to be well focused..G. O'Dell
Thanks for the nice comment on my Grain Elevator image....
Yes there is a county road between the Elevator and the rocky hillside.
Thanks for the comment!
I really like your galleries!
I visited the West Coast this summer! What a beautiful place!
Thanks Vern, for your nice comment on my Moose image, and I appreciate your vote as well....
Nice galleries and very well presented. Your main gallery page is very attractive!
Thank you Vern for all your kind comments!
Hi ... you are so creative .I like your works so much....I am an artist from Udaipur , India.i paint on canvas, paper etc .. I hope we can be good friends ....
what more can i say .. except keep-smiling ..
Fotabug, thanks for your comments to some of my photos... not only because I appreciate the comments, but because it led me to your galleries! I am looking forward to spending time here enjoying your beautiful photos :)
No that's a Muskrat...
The scene I posted was taken at Lake Como, seventeen miles south of Hamilton, Montana.
In the summer it is rift with water skiers and swimmers...
The only enjoyable time to visit is late Fall and Winter. No people and their dogs to trip over.....
Terry J. Graham
Very nice images fotabug, I really enjoyed looking through your galleries. Thank you for visting my little corner of pBase
I'm going to guess I was about 6500 feet. I was well above lake level.
You have a great set of galleries and pictures.
Wow, you have some seriously great pictures.This will be well work a hour of time to look at. Best J
Thanks for the recent visit and the many comments, I enjoyed looking at your work. All the best from Fayence in France
You have some beautiful images here that are well worth looking at - I particularly like your low light work. Cheers!
Enjoyed looking at all your pictures. Can't believe how big your grandkids have gotten.
Would like to get in touch with Aunt Sandy and Auntie Carol would you mind passing along my E-mail to them. Lost the family network info when computer died a while back.
Many thanks for visiting my galleries. I'm happy you like the beautiful mask from the Venice carnival.
Thanks a lot for all your kind comments
And if you want more, i'll give you an appointment in march 2012...
Thanks for the nice comment regarding the Jupiter shot. Happy Shooting ... cheers, Judd
Thanks Vern for your comment on my Frosty Teasel image..
Actually we have been having morning frosts for the past week. I believe we are in for an early winter. The snows in the high country are earlier than usual and are already half way down to the valley floor...
Thanks for your nice comment on my Fall Colors and Barn image...
I have said this before. I always admire the fact that you seem to mainly shoot with available light. I always flash everything or need I say overflash everything. I really enjoy popping in and out of your Galary. Your pictures reflect the wonderful balance you seem to have with life. Congratulations.
Thank You Vern for visiting my galleries.
It is always great, to meet people like You, knowing they are in the same photographical "cosmos". My best wishes for lots of more great shots.
Hi Vern...long time no talk to! You would not believe how far I have taken the sugar free truffle ideas.....I am at the below email address. drop me a line.Great to see how far your photography has taken you...nice stuff!
I just did another perusal of your galleries and have come to the conclusion that you should make some sort of concerted attempt to make some inroads into the professional ranks. You are better than most of them and besides you know how to spell foto or fota in your case. ;-)))
Hi Vern came across this site and don't know how I missed it befor. Your work is just outstanding.Bless you with many more years of great photography..
Vern, you are way to good for me. I have not found the eagles yet but will. I appreciate you humbling yourself to even veiw what I post. :O)
I am mystified by how you get such a pro look. People look at my work and comment, wow another that's ALMOST as good as a WalMart 40 cent special. :O( Our blessings to Carol.
Thanks for all the great comments you left in my galleries.
I wish I owned a D3X - I have a very well off friend you lent me his for a week. I am hoping for a less expensive D700x someday with that kind of high res sensor.
I just want to say that you have a wonderfull gallery and a beautiful family.
hello! my baby is cute. great pictures. you have great talent!
Hello Vern. Thank you for allowing me to come on here and tell you what nice work you do!! :) Photography is such a nice way to share the things that surround us that others may never get to see or enjoy. Thank you for that!!
Thank you for all the great work you do with the photogroups and as a photographer. I'm looking forward to your offerings for 2009!
i just wanted to say thank for all the beautiful pictures. and to let you know i've sent them on to a few of the friend here. i know they will love them too. hope thats ok.
yer cuz, carla
I was just browsing thru your new photos you posted!! Beautiful, I am so glad you have this gallery. keep up the good work! your pics always make me smile.
You have a very nice galery. I enjoyed my visit. Look forward to seeing more.
Just looked at you picture and heck you have more hair than I do how did you do that?
you do some real super photography.
glad to know you on line.
I always enjoy your images, Vern. I visit frequently to see the new ones.
Thanks for the positive comment! I see now you were the photographer for Pangborn's mag cover shot. Way to go!
Thanks Vern for the nice comment on my image...
I see you've been busy Vern.
Love the red paint chip; color, composition and texture all in one.
Thanks for your kind comment on my galleries.
You got so many good shots around your neighborhood. I am going for a short trip to Oragon next week, would you recommend some places for me to go, such as sunset photography or wildbird's.
All the Bests
Enjoyed your galleries. Great work.
You're already very good and I'm sure you'll post even better work in the future.
You sure have been working on your galleries here at PBase and it looks absolutely GREAT!!! I hope one day to take shots even half as good as yours. You are a wonderful photographer. Thanks for your kind comments about my VA Tech gallery too. I still have over 600 more pictures to go through edit and add to it. It has just upset me so much.
Keep up the awesome work. It was good to see all you have done.
Many thanks for your nice words and support!
I'm glad to have found your great work! You have amazing images! wow! thanks for sharing it!
I stumbled upon your pictures by chance and I'm so glad that I did.
Thank you for your message on my guestbook. I've enjoyed browsing through your galleries as well - great photography. Thanks for sharing.
You have such a stunning collection of photographs. I plan to spend more time having a look through them in the very near future. I especially like the way you have your profile page set up. I have tried to do something similar, however I lack the expertise in that area. I look forward to seeing more of your work!
Delmar (Pete) Rodgers
I just viewed your images of the wet Carmel area Vern. They are splendid. The design, composition and esposure are very good.
thank you for your kind comment on my images; you have some very interesting galleries;
grizzly bears indeed have that typical hump on their back wich black bears don't have. Black bears come in a wide variety of colours from black to cinamon to pure white (so called spirit bears)
Thanks Vern for the nice comments on my images...
The picture of the Bitterroot River was taken about 14 miles south of Hamilton, Montana...
Thanks for your Fun Comment...You have some Great Shots...I'll be back!
Tremendous photos! Reminds me how far I have to go and how much Fun I'm going to have getting there! Thank you for sharing!
Shelly- VA Beach
Thanks so much for your recent comments on some of my pics. You have a very nice site here & I will be back to look at more - lovee the herons!
Glad you liked the photo of my daughter, Jean. Thanks for visiting.
Thank you for all the delightful comments on my pictures! Coming from you that means a lot because you are a great photographer! I'm learning...
Very nice site!
Ron Schroeder (Aphasia)
Nice job with the pictures...........Picture.....Professional
nice job with the pictures, i like taking pictures myself too...im not professional though
I'm so impressed with your pictures and will continue to visit your galleries,,, i put you on my fav list
I am from Latvia and I like too fotografing because in Latvia very beautifool nature.
Your foto is very, very prety, jou have talant, fascination!
Thank you so much for all your comments!!
Thank you for all your comments. Most Bizzare was done by saving in Tiff. and the colors really popped.
Thank you for your comment on my photo of the Heron.
You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it
Hi, you got a fantastic fotogallery and homepage. I'm a beginner and see, I miss the years from the 50th to now, to study fotography ;-) I hope, I will make one day 10% what you do right now. Hoping, to get old enough ;-)
greetings from Germany
Guter Stil mit Info und Geschmack. Muss schon sagen das nicht viele Seiten im Netz so sind.
Wow! You've got some beautiful and impressive pictures!
Your site is the best. I love your humour, layout, design and everything!
I enjoy visiting your galleries. Thank you for your visits and comments to my site. I am happy to share this wonderful experience with someone who also enjoys photography.
I think that you have a wonderful talent! You take glorious photos!
Many thanks Vern for the nice comments on my images...
Please help me.
I have seen you used many different tele Nikon tele lenses. Can you propose me one. I want buy now cheap tele lenses for my Nikon d50. I am living at South Africa now. I wanted buy 70-210 D AF but I couldnt found one. May be you can propose something another with max focal length 200-400 mm. May be 70-300 G or D may be 55-200 may be something another.
I know you have great expirience and I hope you help me.
Being from Eugene myself, it was a pleasure viewing your galleries.
Thanks and keep up the good work ;-)
Thanks Vern for the nice comments on my Elk images....
Thanks very much for commenting on my photograph of the fox. Yes, that's a fox and he was walking through my neighbor's yard a few evenings ago. Their habitat is being destroyed by development in our area. The photo is almost a 1:1 crop from the full frame.
Thanks Vern for the nice comments on my image...
Thank you for the kind comment on my portrait gallery. Now I'm going to browse through yours.
I REALLY LIKE YOUR PICTURES HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INTO PHOTOGRAPHY
Thanks for the nice comment, and your vote is much appreciated...
The coyote was hunting a mouse...
Thanks very much for all your very nice comments on my work, they are very much appreciated...
Regard Francis and Happy
Thank for you comment ,the fabulous Car Made is MayBach 57S
Thanks for your visit to my galleries and the nice comments you left, your vote is much appreciated. I enjoy your work, that's why I have you as a part of my favorites list...When a Bull is chasing the cows anything can happen, so one must be alert at all times.....
I love your galleries! They are just beautiful, and you are so very talented. I had a relative that lived in Mackenzie Bridge, Oregon. Thank you for sharing your galleries with us - I have a lot to learn about photography and get inspiration from talent like yourself. :)
Came back for more beautiful pictures and left traces of my visit. I, too, retired in 2002 (12/1 to be exact).
Thanks for your nice comments on my picture....
Many thanks for your really nice comments on my images...very much appreciated...
Thanks for your nice comments on my images...
Wat een prachtige vernieuwde website. Heldere opzet en ook een goede kleurstelling. Mooi.
Met vriendelijke groeten
Looking at your gallery and like the one on the road - fun shot :) Excellent pictures.
Your Bridges photos are beautiful! Reminds me of Bridges of Madison County.
Great galleries and wonderful work.
Our trip was through western Michigan from Traverse City to the Mackinac Bridge along Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan. The color change was intermittent thhrough this area. We crossed the Bridge at dusk. We then traveled to Escanaba which is 40 miles from the Wisconsin border in the Upper Peninsula in darkness. The picture that you chose was taken in Escanaba at first light on Sunday. The return trip to the Bridge`was very colorful. The last pictures taken that day were 20 miles north of Gaylord, Michigan. I took pictures today at Hawks Nature Center, an hour north of Detroit, which illustrate the spotty nature of our color change.
Vern: Thanks for the nice comments on my most recent photos. I'm improving each time out. Connie and I are enjoying the camera bags you sent. Thanks again!
Your photos are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with us. It is so nice to randomly find that someone you don't know loves the same things you do.
Thanks for your constructive comments on my website - much appreciated. I particularly like your sunset photos though all your photos are great...keep up the great work!
i really enjoyed your photos.great eye .i will come back shortly for another visit.cheers Yiannis.
Wow! You are a real professional. These photo's are so good. I especially love the one of the sunset over Fern Ridge wetlands, and at Alton Baker Park of the green meadow, fence, and trees in the background. It is hard to tell you which ones are the best....they are ALL so good. Love, Your cuz....Debby
Thanks for your nice comments...your galleries are what I hope my photos will be like one day. They are so varied and wonderful. In the meantime, I'll keep oracticing! Janet
A re-visit for me and I enjoyed all the new additions. Nice work!
Vern, Glad you enjoyed my photos and thanks for the comments---I love feedback. Fun to hear that you had been through the area south of Kennewick. As to more postings, I'm working my way down to Utah with that 2004 trip. Soon to come: Spiral Jetty and Antelope Island. By the way, the gallery that is password-protected will be available to the public in a few days. Cheers.
Kimberley Hannaman Taylor
It's been a pleasure viewing your Manmade Object Gallery. I enjoyed comparing your D70 shots to the Panasonic ones.
Also, thanks for visiting my galleries and for your comments. I will add you and stop by another time to check out your other works.
Thanks so much for going through my Nevada gallery and for taking the time to comment on so many images! I'm with you! I love visiting the desert, but love the trees we have back east too! Have just had a chance to look around your galleries more extensively. Beautiful work!! I'll be back to see more!
It was a wonderful surprise to have you drop by yesterday. I am only on here briefly, but like what I see. I will be back for more! Please come over anytime.
Beautiful galleries, you've really got some stunning shots! I will definitely be back for more! Thanks also for taking the time to comment in my galleries, much appreciated :o))
Thanks Vern for the comment on my Rapid River work up. It means a lot coming from you.
Always enjoy all of your photos and keep working to get some as good as yours, and Like DJ says you inspire all of us.
Hi , thanks for visiting my gallery Deerpark. Ik like jour nice comments by several pictures. You have a lot of beautiful work, thanks for sharing. I will visit often. Greetings from Ieke
Hi Vern - Thanks for all the nice comments on my California Gallery - I enjoyed browsing your galleries - especially the pattern, leaf and skies galleries. - Ann
Hello, just thought I would check out one of my Dad's (Jack) "online photo buddies". I think that my favorite gallery is "Patterns", I think that the small detail captured is wonderful!
Hello, Your galleries are great and my favourite ones are "Around Town", "Manmade Objects", "The Sky" and of course "PaD". I think you capture the atmosphere of places with a great talent and the quality is wanderful! I am looking forward to see more. Also thank you for visiting my tiny gallery. Kim.
I thought it was about time I got around to signing this for you Vern. I really enjoy seeing all your photos, you inspire all of us.
thanks for checking me out...your work is great too. I need to get back outside
Thanks for visiting my galleries and your comments. I was just lookng through yours ... stunning. Love the shots of your grand children ... beautiful kids. You live in such a glorious area of the US ... one big photo opportunity. Thank you for sharing all these great photos. I will visit often.
I love your galleries. I particularly like the loving pictures of Carol, and this one:
And-- thanks for visitng my gallery.
Really liked seeing the pics of the fancy bus. It was nice of Barb to forward your stuff.
I'm still bugging Andy and LTD. They'll probably block my e-mail before too long. ;-)Weird cat lady of 34th and Donald.
Great Photo`s.. and Gallery
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography
Great galleries, I have found a lot of beautiful pictures, my compliments :)
Thank you Vern for visiting my on-line photo galleries, and for taking the time to express your comments on my "Petra" album.
I browsed through your web site. Fantastic shots indeed!
Hey, saw your picture of Plains, Montana. I loved the angle. I grew up there so I think of it as a lot bigger than it is and your picture just reminds me of how small and wonderful it really is.
Vern, not only are you a great moderator to our group, but a splendid photographer. It is a pleasure to view your work.
You have some very impressive galleries, beautiful work!
Beautiful! Your stuff really conveys emotions!
very nice pictures. You should enter the photo contest advertised on the family connection page. I know you would win. The problem would be..which photo to enter???
love ya, kate
I haven't had time to view all the photo galleries, but the ones I did couldn't be better in my opinion. You really caught the birds in flight on your coast gallery. The one with the fence and the bird is excellent. The water photos are beautiful. I will spend some more time when I can find it to view all the other galleries. Thanks for sharing. Sandy :)
VL, This site does seem to run more quickly than the other, and the layout is really clean and easy to understand. Very nice! -SP
Hi Vern, Nature is a great subject to photograph. You have done really well with these shots, they all work for me. Some of your flower pictures showed a lovely softness about them. The bird pictures are very sharp, and have great colour. One image made me think of neculear war, strange you may think..lol if pictures set off one's imagination they work, and that's what it's all about. Martyn