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Ann Mosteller 06-Feb-2020 23:43
I would like to obtain permission to use one of your photos for my personal use. The photo is Howard's Creek Mill/late day. My ancestors built this mill and I grew up in a nearby farm house. I love the colors in this photo.
Guest 28-Feb-2017 17:09
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Sarah Mathis 26-Apr-2012 18:24
While researching information about mountain region of NC with my granddaughter for a school paper, we found your photos and was blown away by their beauty. You have enormous talent.
Meghan 10-Apr-2012 13:24
I discovered your photos when Googling Henry River Mill Village; I wanted to learn more about the abandoned town where The Hunger Games' District 12 was shot. From there I perused many of your galleries - such beautiful work!
Milos Markovic26-Mar-2011 11:12
Beautiful photography and vision of the talented and accomplished photographer.
Keep enjoying your journey, Diane.
Tom LeRoy07-Nov-2010 17:22

Just some great shots, you have the talent! As a newby G1/GF1 shooter I need to practice more. Would the Leica 45mm lens be a good addition?

Best Regards Tom
Guest 29-Apr-2010 10:16
Diane, I absolutely love your photographs. I've been running into them @ dpreview - and each is a joy to view. (I also value your responses on the forum). Great job
-Garrett (DougRight)
lalancette13-Jan-2010 02:53
Diane, I am in awe of your skill and talent. Your images are so diverse and all are a pleasure to view. I find myself studying each and every little detail. Your photographs inspire me to look at my surroundings with different eyes. At times I feel there is nothing here in Winnipeg Manitoba that hasn't been photographed a million times yet you make the mundane fascinating. It has warmed up a little and so I think I will go out and shoot tomorrow. It has been a while for me.
Ken Pichon 10-Nov-2009 19:48
A natural artist - a talent not acquired in any school. Wonderful work.
lalancette30-Aug-2009 16:08
Stunning photographs! I love your composition and use of different lenses with the G1. I have a question for you as a G1 owner, I would like to know if my lensbaby composer for canon would be able to fit onto my G1 and what adapter I might need.

Will be definitley returning to see what else you have been up to!
Dave Belcher27-Mar-2009 02:06
Enjoying your images....also your comments on the Panasonic Forum of DPreview.

I'm hoping to add a Lumix GH1 to my photographic arsenal this summer.
Michael Weinberg31-Jan-2009 05:20
Hello Diane. I spent a little time in your galleries this evening and really enjoyed myself.... you have some very beautifully composed photos. I was also pleased to see the fine results you obtained with the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 on your 5D, especially since this lens was designed primarily for use on crop cameras. I will certainly be stopping, from time to time in the future. All my best regards, Michael.
Guest 18-Jan-2009 05:17
Happened upon these gorgeous galleries, and they make me feel as if I am still using my old Kodak Brownie. I don't think I will live long enough to achieve what I have just witnessed. Just simply beautiful photography. Such mood and passion are displayed in each and every image that I viewed. Thank you for sharing them with us and me.
Jay 17-Oct-2008 04:46
Smooth beautiful tones.Read your comments on D60[i have] vs canon 450d.Would canon raw give better highlights??Thanks*J
Ken Peebles 03-Oct-2008 15:42
Stumbled onto your site, and love the photos you take. You capture romance. Thanks so much
Ken P 15-Jan-2008 16:37
Your Maine Portfolio takes me back to so many visits to that beautiful area. next best place to my home in Northern Michigan
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:17
I stumbled upon your pictures by chance and I'm so glad that I did.
Howard Kofoed 17-Nov-2006 19:57
Your pictures make me want to throw away all my cameras---great jmages.
John Peterson03-Oct-2006 10:09
Beautiful images - I love the textures and tones of your BW images, the colors in your full color images are dense, saturated and beautiful. The compositions are inspiring. Very very nice work.
Ronald 12-Jul-2006 11:23
This is very interesting site...
tomr-photos22-May-2006 04:31
I wish I lived in an environment like yours. It takes a good eye to make it "work" and you obviously have what it takes. Very nice work.
Sam Garner 02-Apr-2006 22:23
Your photos bring back memories from not so long ago. Great Art! I grew up in a cotton mill village I Roanoke Rapids, NC. I currently am writing a piece on the families and social structure on the all the families that I grew up with. It is a wonderful experience to recall--even the sad parts.

Thank you for your photo expressions they speak volumes.
Sam G.
RL Dean, Sr.17-Mar-2006 13:19
NOTE: I meant... 'You have a great 'eye'....

(sorry.. getting old!)
RL Dean, Sr.17-Mar-2006 13:17

You are a most excellent photographer. I have a great 'eye' and thank you very much for sharing your wonderful art with us.

J Shaw10-Mar-2006 14:47
Very nice photos. I especially like several of your IR conversions. Thanks for sharing.
J Shaw
Guest 07-Dec-2005 03:09
Diane, thanks for your advice helping me fix Rawshooters, I was able to download a patch...problem fixed!! Much appreciated, Jeff Bond.
André Rivard03-Dec-2005 14:03
I enjoy your wonderful albums and beautiful work. Delighted to find them.
mugu 04-Jul-2005 13:05
thank for this site ,
Robin Y.Greene 22-May-2005 04:18
I enjoyed your photos on Henry River Mill Village,I was born and raised there.I'm
now 42 years old and you brought back alot of memories.Thanks for the good work.
Keep it up.
Willa 17-May-2005 15:15
Hey, Diane! So you CAVED and bought the 20D, huh? You are SUCH A TROUBLE MAKER, LOL! Now I HAVE to buy one! I mean, if Diane gave in, I surely must! Did you keep the 10D? How about your D30? Pardon all the questions, but I've been very much out of the loop as of late, recovering from knee surgery (what a pain in the @ss! Walking on crutches STINKS, but limping is incredibly unattractive and limiting!) and trying my best to cope with this husband-leaving-me-for-another-woman thing, which is quite devistating after living with this man for about 33 years!

I read one post you mentioned that you had ordered the 20D, and I must admit I was shocked, since in the past you've exercised such control over buying cameras (unlike yours truly) ;) I was hoping to hold out for the next model up, especially since I am such an amateur and already have the 10D, but now I doubt I can do it. I mean, hell, if Diane caved, well ... how can such a crazt camera buyer such as myself NOT?

Anyway, sorry for the rambling. I just wanted to drop a quick note and say hello and happy Spring. You know I love your work and so appreciate your efforts to share information. You are a great artist.

Take care and till the next time, all the best,

Guest 28-Jan-2005 20:55
You have some beautiful photos! Very nice style.
Found your www from Fred Miranda's forum.

mike 06-Jan-2005 21:53
hi Dianne,

lovely use of shade and tone in the monochrome images, you have a great eye for a black and white image. Congratulations. I'll keep checking back to see what I can learn from you!

all the best
lisa bogan23-Jun-2004 20:48
GREAT SHOTS Diane!!! It's one thing to see a shot in your mind, another to have the kind of equipment and know how to capture it correctly, but you go beyond both those with using the perfect framing to tie all three together! I really loved your photos, especially of your home area. You obviously love your property and maximize your gardening skills to enjoy greater viewing pleasure. Wish I had more of your obvious talents in both the photography and gardening areas. Keep up the super work. You're definitely an "Add" to my "Favorite Artists".
Lisa :)
type04-Jun-2004 21:13
Came across your images and this site through dpreview and what an enjoyable surprise! Really wonderful photos; I loved lily pads in particular. Must start uploading my own humble efforts...


Guest 28-Apr-2004 05:19
I love the mono images - frozen sunflower gets my vote!
Duane 27-Apr-2004 05:17
You have simply put motivation with in me again, your photography is really inspiring. Very good portrait of Ben. May his memory live eternaly. BTW ... are those his prints in the sand "Man and Beast"....great shot!
Jim Woodworth25-Apr-2004 16:44
I found your galleries by following a link from DPReview - boy am I glad I did.

You are a very creative photographer.

Excellent images, thanks for sharing.
Andrew Lee26-Mar-2004 01:04
Wow Diane! Nice gallery you have here. It's so neat, clean, and refreshing! Thanks.

Much to see and learn.
Jeff Cochran11-Mar-2004 01:36
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Guest 22-Jan-2004 11:38
Fotos muy interesantes
Gracias por compartirlas
oliver whittington 15-Jan-2004 01:47
Dear Diane,

I have enjoyed stumbling upon your photographs and can recognize Hickory and maybe Granite Falls . I left Lenoir in 1965 and moved to Cape Cod and still feel an affinity for the western NC foothills and mountains. I go back ocassionally to Cajas Mountin to visit my brother and we usually head up to Blowing Rock and on todowntown Vilas if I'm lucky.
The pottery looks terrific as does your perenial gardens. Thanks for sharing.

Daniel Wilcox 04-Jan-2004 12:50
Hello Diane,

We have exchanged emails a few weeks ago. I recently sent you one with a couple of my images attached, and a question about color cast in my Epson 2200 B&W prints. Did you ever receive it?

All the best,
Jerry Watkins 30-Oct-2003 17:47
I am impressed. Love your work. I can't wait to get out and shoot with my new Canon 10D. Been in a wheel chair for almost a year and it is time I get back to this hobby I enjoy so much............. Keep up the good work.

LindaCC13-Oct-2003 22:41
Loved your work. I am a new member and have enjoyed seeing what's all possible studying your galleries. How did you get the frame effect? I'm a nubee.
Thank You
Linda Carpenter
Guest 05-Oct-2003 07:51
I really really enjoyed your photos!!! Could you plese teach me how to take a better shot?
Steve 16-Sep-2003 19:11
Lovely photos. Thank you for taking the time to post them. I certainly enjoyed viewing them.
Guest 12-Aug-2003 19:59
Wow! What a pleasure for the eyes. I thought I was getting 'not so bad' in bw. Now I think I have a long way to go. Thanks for those beautiful images.

sherry 05-Aug-2003 01:59
Awesome use of the digital camera. I have a B&W darkroom in which I mainly develop infrared film and soft color by hand. I love your digital IR photos. Can you share the basic steps you take once you have taken dig IR pictures? I use my normal IR filters, & my little dig camera is old enough to allow the IR thru (has older CCD). But, I have not been able to conquer the Photo Shop darkroom process & actions to follow!
Thank you.
Another IR lover....
sherry kanoski
Sven Bernert 07-Jul-2003 20:41
spent half an hour here in your albums and just want to tell you that I really like your way of seeing this world. Very nice images, Diane. Your b/w work is stunning, I'd just seperate the color images from the b&w ones.

Ben Strasser19-Jun-2003 12:33
Hi Diane, I love your frame action as well as your pictures. Very nice job. If you would be so kind to send me your frame action it would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Ben Strasser
Guest 16-Jun-2003 20:32
Hi Diane!
How many camera models do you have?? I love the great D60 but recently i have the top model F717 Sony. Here i have a trial account so few photos only!! I ordered the Hoya RM72 too. I'll get it the day after tomorrow 'cause B&H internet shop on the Net is in NY (i live in France and you??)
Are you a pro photographer? your pics are for sale somewhere?? On the net for instance??
Thanks!---------Gino from FRANCE---------------
Guest 06-Jun-2003 00:48
Infrared advise needed
I have a new Canon A70 camera. The filter I am using is a Tiffin #87 filter. It is black, and sees only IR light.
The results I am getting are very Infrared, indeed, but the focus is crap. How is it your pics are so sharp? I know the G1 does great IR...but still.....
Could it be the filter I am using is too much for the camera? I am going to get a r72 filter also.
Any ideas on how to focus? What do you do?
Hilary 19-May-2003 14:58
Hi Diane! Great shots. The gallery has really come a long way. I love the new pictures from the zoo!

Your Goddess-Daughter!
Hilary 19-May-2003 14:58
Hi Diane! Great shots. The gallery has really come a long way. I love the new pictures from the zoo!
Bob Poole 08-May-2003 21:39
You are truly an artist with a camera. Thanks for sharing.

Bob (charilbob)
Dave Mody20-Apr-2003 02:07
If I could take 1 photo as good as yours I will die a happy and content "photographer."


Guest 13-Mar-2003 12:54
Wow. Stunning Work. Professional and clean. Rich. Just very good use of the photographic medium. I hope you are making money with this gift. I love my D60 also. It's my first digital crossover since film. What an amazing age we live in.
Guest 09-Mar-2003 18:46
Lovely work Diane, are you happy with the D60 or are you thinking of upgrading to the new D10?
You have a wonderful eye for various topics.

Continued success with your photography.
Guest 09-Mar-2003 18:46
Lovely work Diane, are you happy with the D60 or are you thinking of upgrading to the new D10?
You have a wonderful eye for various topics.

Continued success with your photography.
Bob O 24-Feb-2003 01:38
Very nice work. You have a great eye.
Love the matted and framed look.
Found this site from a comment you made on the EPSONx7x_printer list.
billtoo17-Feb-2003 01:56
Nice work. Very nice eye.

I wouldn't mix color and b&w in the same, album however. And if you donate a few bucks ($20?) to Pbase you will be allowed to remove the page breaks and put all the images for each album on one page. A little easier for the viewer.

Guest 11-Feb-2003 20:30
Hi Diane
very good shots, I enjoyed it.
I came to Florida in 2 weeks, may to south Carolina there are very fine landscapes

Malcolm Davis 06-Feb-2003 02:13
Diane, a friend forwarded me your website and the gallery with your pottery collection. I was stunned and thrilled to see my shino pots from so long ago. And I thought you would be interested in knowing that the raku basket was made by Jane Hatcher, who lives in Penland, NC - and it is pit fired, not raku, I think. What a treat to find you out here.
mike C 05-Feb-2003 00:52
i would like to know where did or you get the pictures frame like that is there a software
for that.

Real Nice pitures I like the black&white the best!
Angelo Daluisio 24-Jan-2003 02:51

I saw your posts quite often in the OLY forum. I too have had an E10, now an E20. Thinking of buying the Canon D60 or Nikon D100...need speed for sports pics. etc. Any pluses/minuses you'd like to share would be helpful. By the way, your images are "fine"

Shawn 04-Jan-2003 02:56
Hey Diane, great shots. I see in dpreview, you have both an E10 and D60. I currently have an E10,seriously contemplatine pourchasing either the Nikon D100, or Canon D60. I am leaning towards the Canon. I am a serious hobbyist that will probably be working side by side with a wedding photographer (to learn the tricks of the trade) this spring. Do you absolutely "love" your D60? looking for an honest opinion.

Thanks Shawn
Stu Lohr 06-Dec-2002 19:48
I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to your site. Photos are excellent and a pleasure to view.Keep up the good work!

A South Carolina Yankee, retired.
tomr-photos01-Dec-2002 04:59
Hi. I saw your comment at dpreview. Pete Turner has been my favorite since I first saw his work back in the early 80's. My first impression of his work – I was mesmerized. Another one is Mitchell Funk (not sure if I have the name right - it has been awhile since I saw anything of his).

Time passes by so quickly. It has been months since I made my last visit here (either my favorites list has to be smaller or I'm going to have to get a faster connection – so many pictures to view). I definitely like your style and choice of subjects. Looks like you live in a great area for interesting photographs. You have the eye for it, so – may God bless you with even more grace to think, to see, to feel, and to appreciate the beautiful.

Guest 26-Nov-2002 12:07
Very nice IR pics. As I am about to make a new digital camera purchase, I was wondering: how do you take your IR pics ? Does the camera need a special feature ? It seems people mention a filter (what does it do) ? What about the color and how does one remove it (on the camera or later through sopftware) ? Is there a easy solution for taking IR pics (not spending hours on photoshop etc..) ?
Thanks for your help and congrats for the beautifull pics.
PBB 20-Nov-2002 19:36
I enjoy your work very much. I am interested in a D60 and would like your brief assessment, including, if possible, comparison to Nikon D100. Also, as someone new to digital SLR's, I would like short explanation for note at bottom of each photo, e.g. "35mm equivalent: 665mm" where actual focal length used was 109mm.

Monte 18-Nov-2002 17:40
I admire your images. Awesome work! I read your comments, etc. on Dpreview and would like to request your actions, including the Frame one for the canon. Very nice! Thank you!
CB 14-Nov-2002 16:53
Wonderful pics! These are some of the best outdoor photos I've ever seen. I'm especially interested in the Carolina photos since I'm from SC.
Joe 23-Oct-2002 10:25
Sorry mistyped my e-mail for the photoshop actions.
Kirin 21-Oct-2002 21:14
Nice pictures,
can you forward me your actions. I come from DPREVIEW.

Joe 21-Oct-2002 10:19

Great photos. Can I get a copy of your photoshop actions?
Nils Kampe 21-Oct-2002 07:13
Diane, your pictures are just fantastic. BW suites the mood and color space of coming winter in Finland. I also like your frames. I understood that you have graceously shares those PS actions.
I you still do that, could you send them to me??
Thank you in advance.

Guest 17-Oct-2002 01:52
I will get it right yet. Beatiful work. I like the frame treatment. Can you share the Action you used. Keep on posting such nice work.
Frank 17-Oct-2002 01:48
Frank 17-Oct-2002 01:48
Troy Bertrand13-Oct-2002 16:48
I found your site this morn and will be back. Very nice pics, more please.

Guest 09-Sep-2002 06:18
As Always, beautiful work Diane. I was wondering if you could send me a zip of your ps framing actions? (followed you here from dpreview)lol Thanks very much, in
Dick Ginkowski08-Sep-2002 14:23
Nice work, Diane. I read that you'd like to visit Oregon. The Columbia River Gorge is a wonderful area to photograph in the spring and fall.
Gehrig 18-Jul-2002 12:33

Really beautiful work, you need to do some coastal shoots.

ron 17-Jul-2002 23:57
just got done looking at your gallery, just great,i love the fact that you like to shoot a little of everything, your work is a pleasure to look at. the best to you. ron
Guest 17-Jul-2002 06:21
Hi Diane,
Thanks for the visit and quick note. I am from the south-eastern part of NC near Pinehurst, about 40 minutes from the zoo. Planning a weekend back up in the NC mountains this weekend and am hoping to get more of the area falls.

Great work and I too love all your butterfly shots. I just finished a bunch of scanned shots from years gone by, drop back by.

Ed - Lunabug
Guest 10-Jul-2002 00:03
Diane -

All I can say is WOW! Your photos are truly wonderful! Excellent work that makes me wish to be half as good!

David Haynes 25-Jun-2002 13:16
Thanks for your message on the DPreview Canon SLR Forum.

I've been perusing your galleries and I have to say — WOW! Great images, particularly the IR work.

I've done a little BW IR in 35, MF and LF formats, but was always troubled by the lack of fine control over the images, though some were quite nice.

Seeing your work has gotten me excited about the possibility of using digital to work with IR again!

David Haynes
morr photo25-Jun-2002 02:07
WOW. Your pics are really great shots. Being a beginner, it gives me inspiration to shoot more. I enjoyed your macros. I'll be in NC this September (with my camera). I own an Olympus C-3000 Zoom.
Guest 22-Jun-2002 02:08
Hey Diane,
What can I say, truly amazing work of art! I have been reading a lot lately of Cannon D60, and I can see why it is one of the best digital camera's out in the market. Keep up the great work. Best wishes!
John Setzler 14-Jun-2002 19:56
Karen J who posted below directed me to your gallery... you have some excellent work here! greetings from Hickory...
Guest 13-Jun-2002 03:20
Hi Diane
I love your was so neat to see familiar sights. I do believe we are from the same city in NC. Nice to meet you neighbor! :)
Guest 11-Jun-2002 03:21
As a fellow North Carolinian and photographer, I love your work. You do a great job across the board. I have traveled to see many of the areas you spoke of to someone in DPreview and am looking to find more of those western carolina falls.

May we cross paths someday -
Bob Jones 26-May-2002 05:55
Wonderful site Diane, really excellent pictures here, you live in a beautiful part of the world and show it at it's best. Thank you for your help in DPReview by the way.

Vic Harrison 08-Apr-2002 15:05

Wonderful photographs! I would like to use one on a webpage I'm producing. What are your terms of usage?

Please email me.

Nola Blanton 26-Mar-2002 00:14
Hello, Diane-

My name is Nola Blanton, and I am a graphic designer in Denton, 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 "Single Echinacea" in it. It's a beautiful, vibrant image!

The brochure would identify you as the photographer with a copyright
credit in your name. Please let me know if it would be okay for me
to use the image. Upon completion, I could provide a sample of the finished print piece.

Thanks for your consideration!
Nola Blanton
jimmywooten 05-Feb-2002 19:16
nice photos very nice photos
j 29-Jan-2002 01:16
very nice landscapes. your b&w/infra work is really lovely.
Tim 22-Jan-2002 19:40
Very Cool. Thanks for showing the pictures.
A G1 owner.
Owen Coors17-Jan-2002 00:51
Diane, You are one lucky lady to behold so much beauty in one lifetime. thank you for sharing.

Owen Coors
Jan Pedersen 14-Jan-2002 05:38
Hi Diane,

Found the link to your page from the dpreview.
Trully beatiful pictures, i love your infrareds and would like to know much more about the technique behind (digital)
Used to make infrared the "old way"
Will be moving to Oregon from SoCal. later this year hope to see your pictures somewere up there.

Good Work.

markus 06-Jan-2002 10:00

just found your site today.
great site!!i really love your photos!

bye markus
Jacques Pontbriand 11-Dec-2001 07:08
Diane let me say I think your work is just great....... Your using the light to give your subject the tones that render there true forms. Both color and BW has lots of warmth of the Old South.

Yu-Lin Chan26-Nov-2001 18:29
Hi Diane,

What beautiful photographs you take!!! I love the infra red ones as well others. Your composition is excellent. It is true that regardless of what camera you have, it depends on the photographer. Pictures from both the G1 and E10 are equally well done. I wish I had more time on my hands to take more pictures with my G1. Wishing the kids would grow up faster :-)

Warm Regards,
Yu-Lin Chan
from Toronto, Canada.
kevin 24-Nov-2001 03:00
mmm... nice clean images

starshuffler 20-Sep-2001 17:23
Oooo... your images are really inspiring. :-)
Guest 19-Sep-2001 17:22
Nice gallery. nice compostion.

I don't like those pics with too much photoshop work, I think they look unreal.

Tom 18-Sep-2001 03:25
Your work is wonderful and helps me expand some ideas out here in the West. Some of your suggestions for my G1 have worked well.
CJ_in_VA 17-Sep-2001 18:52
Just wonderful, insightful photos! The added dimension of creativity really enhances the "story" encapsulated in each photo. Have you tried any photos of your various weavings?
Diane Fields21-Aug-2001 23:46
Hi Jonas,

Thanks so much. I really appreciate the offer and your really nice comments. I would LOVE to come to Oregon--one of my 'to go to' places. I live in western NC LOL.

jonas20-Aug-2001 20:05
Hi Diane,
Just wanted to say I always appreciate your work and your gracious helpfulness when I encounter one of your posts on dpreview, and now here at pbase. If you're ever planning a photo foray in the southern Oregon area, e me and we can put our G1's through their paces. Don't worry, I'm not hitting on you, I have my HoneyPie by my side, I am just an enthusiastic appreciater who believes the finer things should be recognized and commented upon. Thanks for what you do. Jonas Lohr, a fan.