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Sheila Smart18-Jan-2018 07:41
Thanks. I have contacted Facebook and they had to remove my image three times as each time he received a takedown notice, the reposted the image.
Guest 09-Jan-2018 23:54
Hi Sheila. A person in Kalgoorlie is using your image to represent himself as Aboriginal.
James Booshti Booshti maybe you should reclaim your image from him.
Jesper Olsen 18-Nov-2017 02:06
Hi Sheila,

Im a photograper based in Copenhagen, Denmark and read about your case of IP infringement.
Could you point me in the direction of which legal service you used?

You can email me at Jevski(add)

Phil 08-Dec-2016 03:54
Hi Sheila, I searched for your work after reading the article about photograph theft on the ABC. I had a similar experience some years ago with the American Kennel Club using my work. They took it down when I pointed it out. I'm just lucky sometimes with photos. Looking at your work, you truly are a master. Such great work Sheila.
Guest 01-Oct-2016 01:35
Your work is fantastic Sheila May you prosper and keep clicking SheilaH
Zocher 23-Sep-2016 14:09
I have no bycicle and money. people should not ruin and steal bycicle, things, food (drinking) alos not from another woman or animal
Sheila Smart19-Dec-2015 06:36
Guest 16-Nov-2015 06:35
Fabulous publicity today about your copyright enforcement activities - all power to you!
Guest 15-Aug-2015 04:07
Fabulous publicity today about your copyright enforcement activities - all power to you!
Leo 03-Mar-2014 06:37
Thanks for sharing them
Guest 08-Oct-2013 01:23
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your photographs....thks Ken Jourdan in Seagrove Beach, Florida
Ian 03-Sep-2013 11:12
Hello Sheila
I absolutely love your rising cockatoo photo and would like to use it on facebook/website or as logo for a Bird Veterinary Practice
How do I contact you and find prices
Thank you
Felix 30-Dec-2012 14:33
Hey Sheila
Some of your pictures are really amazing. Thanks for sharing them.
helen jang 11-Sep-2012 06:37
Dear Shella,
Hi my name is Helen Jang from Australian Made Shop in South Korea.

We are currently opening a new shop in Hyundai Department Store in Seoul and foe the opening ceremony event, we want to use your Dance Group photo in your Aboriginality of Australia ablum.

Can you give me the price for the photo- large formnet?
Please contact me with

Kind Regards
Helen Jan
Dr. Vicky Scott 19-Aug-2012 20:35
Hello Sheila,
I am a researcher looking for photographs to use in a presentation of injury prevention among Aborginal elders and wonder if I could get persmission to use some of your photographs in this presentation if what the charge might be for doing so. There are two photographs on your site that I would like to use.
Kind regards,
Annie MacDougall 07-May-2012 19:42
Dear Sheila,
I am in the process producing an imovie to accompany educational Australian Aboriginal & PNG exhibits for schools, libraries and passably museums.The main thrust of the exhibit, is to explore Indigenous cultures embodiment of their culture and heritage expressed through their art. I want to challenge the viewers notions of what art is and by doing so get a gimps of the essence of the artist connection with their environment. Most of the exhibit is made up of Aboriginal paintings with a few PNG masks.
i would like to use two of your wonderful shots of Aboriginal Men and am wondering if you allow this usage. How much would you charge.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards,
Annie MacDougall
Matthew O'leary 09-Apr-2012 21:46
hello my name is Matthew and i am interested in the photo heavy surf at avallon. just wondering what size photos do they go up to .
Bilal chaudhry 14-Oct-2011 07:42
heyy hii loved your photos ..can you please suggest me which camera should i buy i am knew in photography and dont know much about cameras i just want the best result so here are some options nikon d700, or canon mark ii 5d can suggest me any other model as well but in inbetween the range of these 2 cameras i would really appreciate your advice ..!! looking forward to it :)
Pj 28-Jun-2011 04:21
Some photographers have the wow factor in their images and others have more of an inspirational touch. You have both. Thanks for sharing. I love them.
Scapes Photography19-Jun-2011 09:01
Hi Sheila, Your work continues to impress. I plan to be in Syd for a wedding in Aug. Judging by your excellent portrait studies I plan to spend time down at Circular Quay. Love your style. Kind Regards David
Bert Hferichter 21-Apr-2011 20:52
Very good work, I am also with Alamy but have some realy problems with QC in the last 6 month. Hope it will work out.
All the best
Brian James 21-Jan-2011 05:39
You have a very good eye for the simple strong image Sheila. Your work illustrates very well the "less is more" principle,
Scapes Photography08-Dec-2010 12:19
A wonderful variety of work. well done
Serena Bowles24-Sep-2010 09:52
Wow wow wow! I am utterly awed. Your work is amazing. Such a variety of subjects stunningly shot. I'll be back for a good look around when I have more time. Fantastic stuff.
Guest 18-Sep-2010 12:25
hi sheila
you hav an amazing photos
i like them
katjas01-Sep-2010 07:23
hi sheila, I just discovered your galleries....there are so many fantastic images here, congratulations! wish you all the best, katja
Bambi 22-Jun-2010 12:57
Hi Sheila~Iur work is really appericiate~!
i see a different Australia through ur pics
Amazing lol
Robert D. McAlpine19-May-2010 22:47
Your work is simply fabulous!
dukeofdust11-Apr-2010 03:18
Wonderful Photo's!! Thanks for sharing!
andrew schwartz 12-Mar-2010 01:28
hey sheila.
great, great work you have. love some of the treatments you have done on the pix and the style you bring to them. and thanks for doing those galleries with the different lenses, very very helpful. especially having a the variety of subjects in there, not just landscapes or portraits.
CeCe Espeut 28-Feb-2010 05:57
Hi, what is the use fee for your pic with the four children swimming under water?
Mark 20-Feb-2010 03:31
Sheila, Firstly I want to thank you for bring us some amazing images and I am a big fan of your work. I am only thirty one and have a long way to go and so much to learn about photography. I wanted to ask you a quick question how do you get you images so crisp and clear ? Do you use a special setting on your camera or do you use a plugin through Photoshop ? I also shoot raw images with a 5D Mark II and three L Lenses but I just cant take a photo as clear and the same sharpness as you. Any advice or help would be great, thanks for taking the time to email me back. Keep up the good work

jonny 25-Jan-2010 23:59
Hello Sheila!

I am not sure if you will remember me but I am Jonathan. Wendy's son. I just thought I would leave you a comment and say how great your pictures look. I am travelling Australia at the beginning of April for a year! Can't wait! :)
Guest 13-Dec-2009 17:47
I am new to professional photography....and was just going through your work....its simply amazing & has really small n close...thx a lot

Abhijeet Deshmukh
Barry Bone 04-Dec-2009 08:52
Your images are absolutely superb and are something for many of us to aspire to.
I am so pleased that I found them through Flickr.
Kind regards
andrea 25-Nov-2009 09:39
Hi Sheila, very beautiful photos!! I would like to do photos so particular and professional! Do you have done some of these photos with the following coupled: eos 500d plus 24-105mm IS? I would add this type of lens at the 500d body, do you think that this coupled is good or, probably, the 500d body is not good for 24-105, in terms of balance, weight and resolution? Thank you.
Tony Chapman 23-Nov-2009 20:30
Guest 22-Nov-2009 00:46
Hello Sheila,
many thanks for sharing your excellent photos.
I look forward to my next visit.
Best regards
Guest 02-Nov-2009 15:31
One word. Fantastic photos.
Jim Stone28-Oct-2009 19:47
Sheila - I saw one of your shots recently on the technical forums addressing a DOF question - fantastic work! I look forward to spending some quality time in your galleries. Regards, Jim
Keith A. Lees 19-Oct-2009 14:47
Hello Sheila, I came across you PBase while doing a search for Canon D60, a camera that I have owned for some time now. Your images have inspired me to go out and shoot again with the D60 and not go spending money on new equipment!!!! Your work is an inspiration and for that you are to be congratulated.

Stacie Donaldson 29-Sep-2009 19:52
Hi Sheila!
I finally made it on to check out your website.
Great job :)

Edward Brakmanis 12-Sep-2009 03:23
Hello Sheila, Thank you for so many wonderful views of your country. Well Done !!!
Guest 29-Jul-2009 06:19
Hi Sheila,

Just thought I'd congratulate you on becoming a semi-finalist in Shutterbug 2009!


Pawel 29-May-2009 11:55
Hello Sheila! I'm impressed by your photography..
You've obtained a new viewer from Poland:)
I wonder why you don't use fisheye lens.. Don't you like it? With your great eye and 5D it would give an interesting result..

all the best
Pawel from Poland
Geoffrey Marsh 27-May-2009 19:17
Dear Sheila, your 'Work' is beautiful.
Here is the website and you can view my work there.
amos Gregory 18-May-2009 01:27

May I invite you to join the international photographers social network, raretake? Here is the website and you can view my work there. Your work is very inspiring and wonderful.

Amos Gregory
Arnold Crisostomo 16-May-2009 18:41
Beautiful! Amazing photos! Bravo!.. Everytime i saw photos like this I'm so impress. Thinking and ask myself, when I get a good camera so that I can take good photos also like you. I'm still waiting on this when God decided to give it tome... But anyway Thanks for you for being one gifted photographer. untill next time, Good job!
DickK 22-Apr-2009 03:01
Wonderful black and white images in your photojournalism gallery. You captured a vision of Sydney that I would not have expected. I am passing on your site to the photo club.
Thanks for the insperation from the West Coast Of Canada.
Guest 20-Apr-2009 11:07
Hello there My Name is Neil and i am from england and i am doing a photographic course and i just wanted to say that your images have been insperational thanks.
Guest 16-Mar-2009 06:10
beautiful collection
Brugger Denis 20-Feb-2009 18:24
I visited your site, and the images that I saw is of a big beauty, one truth miracle! Bravo.
I am a painter and I painted some paintings(clothes) on Sydney, if you want to look, Voila my site:
http: //
Denis Switzerland
Guest 23-Nov-2008 12:22
A pleasure for me to add among my favorite photographers
Andy from Chicago 31-Oct-2008 00:59
Sheila, Just a quick note of thanks for sharing your images on line. A serious amateur photographer, I am heading to Australia to start the New Year, and will be spending several days in Sydney. I was searching the web for ideas of what I might try to capture while there. Your Sydney photos have inspired me, and I now have many ideas, although I can only hope to approach your results. Thanks, Andy.
ash 08-Oct-2008 22:05
your work is amazing! you have some fantastic shots of sydney. i had to say when youve been away for about a year u admire sydney alot more than you thought.
Naing 26-Sep-2008 03:48

Such a nice nice photos u make.
Alex ross 18-Sep-2008 09:58
Hi ths is alex ross ur pics were really amazing feel great that im belongs to ur field im from If u need any help feel free to try our service.
glasser22-Aug-2008 13:18
Hello Sheila!

You have this amazing gift to see much more than most of other people (including photographers!). You can also combine what You see with Your imagination, and capture it on a perfect frame.

I had a chance to spend two and a half years in Australia myself. Your pictures remind me of the great time I had back there.

Thank You,
Piotr Kloczkowski from Poland
Kory Lidstrom 26-Jul-2008 17:19
Hey Sheila! I've seen you around for years and just wanted to say that I've always appreciated your attitude and good humor. (That recent post of yours regarding the Shutterstock debacle had me laughing.) And, you're work isn't too shabby, either! Keep it up. :D

Kory Lidstrom
Jeroen Bosman23-Jul-2008 10:53
Hi Sheila, just wanted to say I love the quality of your work, very inspirational! Best, Jeroen
Guest 19-Jul-2008 23:37
Wonderful gallery with such amazing pictures... beautiful!
Sheila Smart18-Jul-2008 09:27
I was going to delete the comment below but I now believe that it reflects more on the personality of this person than it does on my ethics. For the record, model releases are obtained from aborigines and they are compensated accordingly.
Wendy Jopson 18-Jul-2008 00:45
Ethically and legally you are displaying peoples images without their consent. If you are also selling pictures of Aboriginal Australian people then you are also just another thief.
Do you sell these photographs and do you ask permission of the people to display their own images on the web? You may think that you are doing a 'good thing'. but are you really?
danniyal12-Jul-2008 08:38
Your work has just reminded me how much I love photography and art.
astrid 10-Jul-2008 07:24
Truly Talented Sheila, in awe ...
summer 06-Jun-2008 12:51
Hi Sheila, I love your photos, especially the parrots. I am looking for a parrot picture to hang in my home. I want to get a picture of a parrot(s) or cockatoo (s) in flight. My husband and I just brought a new home, painted my wall green and saw a beautiful picture of cockatoos in flight in a Sunset magazine. I wanted to find something similar. Can you help me? Thank you, Summer Takahashi
Dana 05-Jun-2008 06:32
Sheila, you have an amazing talent for seeing/catching the beauty of what you shoot in your photos. Aus is a beautiful country and your photos truely catch that beauty.
Guest 02-May-2008 11:31
Guest 16-Mar-2008 21:43
Nice solid photos! The time you devote to photography is quite evident in the quality of every photo.
jai 04-Mar-2008 11:24
hai sheila! i am jai. i watched your photos! realy super! congratulations!
William Amon 14-Jan-2008 15:05

I am William from Tanzania Masai land, a tour company owner, I like your photos, but if you would like to come over to Tanzania for more site and challenging photos please don't hesitate, I will give a discount, just contanct me at:

Managing Director
Bramwel Safaris,
P.O. BOX 8025
Phone: +255713520162.

Guest 09-Jan-2008 06:55
Hello. Thank you for your comment on my first B&W image. I love your B&W galleries. Hope to learn more. Cheers.Caroline
Sam X01-Jan-2008 04:26
Happy New Year... and many happy shots in a new 2008. Thanks for Your support
vVolet Cloutier 14-Dec-2007 23:49
Visually great, you are an inspiation to human kind. A sensitivity for the essence of the moment. I am in B.C. Canada at the Centre for Arts and Technology in Digital Photography. i am consumed by your work at the moment for a term project. Thankyou.
George D. 10-Dec-2007 01:00
I absolutely love your superb photographs. You are an inspiration.
Diana 09-Dec-2007 15:53
I love your photography! I came across it through a google search and am so glad I googled whatever I did. I have to do a report on a photographer for my photography class and I think I will write about you and share your work with my class. I especially love your wildlife photography! Keep up the great work.
Guest 08-Dec-2007 21:40
Wow, what a great collection. Thanks.
Guest 12-Nov-2007 06:03
Thank you for sharing your wonderful images. You are truly my idol. There is so much to learn from your photos. I also love shooting animals and glorifying their beauty. I look forward to many more of your photos. Best of luck to you. Happy shooting.
Guest 23-Oct-2007 13:04
You've been in my favourites list for a couple of years. Love all your pics especially your portraits. I can see why you've been approached for your Tassie photos. Superb. - Steve
Nigel R B Linwood 07-Oct-2007 12:40
Hi Shelia. Have recently lost my mother at tender age of 94 and have come across many photos of when she and her family were in Austraila in 1920s ? I would like to send to you 2 pictures taken at NARRABEEN LAKE i wonder how much the scene has changed over the years? Iwould be gratful for any shots that you may have. Nigel R B Linwood.
Roger B28-Aug-2007 01:21
Hi Sheila:
I've just started going through your galleries and have been blown away! You really know how to get the most of that fine equipment. -Roger from Plano, TX USA.
Vivian Beks28-Jul-2007 08:23
Hello Sheila, what a wonderful galleries you have!!! i'm a Dutchie but have visited your country 6 times already, and have seen a lot!!!!I've added you to my favourites!! If you have some time, have a look at my galleries, cause i'm new to pbase and would love some comments, they help me to improve my skills. Greetz, Vivian
Guest 16-Jun-2007 10:50
You've reignited my passion for art. Ty!
Guest 09-Jun-2007 10:51
Hi Sheila,
I watched your photos and they are fantatic. Congratulation! I'll come back on your web.
B Thomas Johnston27-May-2007 08:18
Hi Sheila, I pop back from time-to-time to marvel at your images and the new ones you add. I recently visited Sydney CBD to attend a conference and took the opportunity to stroll around and shoot a few images. I just wish I'd had a browse of your galleries before doing so I'm sure I would have spotted a lot more of the locations you photograph from. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful images.
frank liu13-May-2007 07:45
I simply love every single picture in your gallery. There are so many things to learn from your works. Now you are one of my few most favorite artists on pbase.
Guest 04-May-2007 07:03
Dear Sheila,
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent...Excellent work...Greetings from Montenegro, old/new country in Europa...I will come back with pleasure...
Guest 25-Apr-2007 06:04
Wow. I found you. Your photos are so great !
Guest 07-Mar-2007 15:20
Your photos have opened a new way for me to seeing the world.
Guest 03-Mar-2007 03:57
Thanks Sheila for your comment in the forum about my query on Wildlife Lens.
You have some amazing photots in your Gallery.
Federico D'Incà15-Feb-2007 09:22
wow ...great photos Sheila ......!!
Sabahattin Bilsel11-Feb-2007 14:22
Excellent images and a superb presentation, masterly done.
Congratulations and Greetings from Istanbul,
Guest 21-Jan-2007 01:59

Thank you so much for your helpful advice. I did what you suggested and made the black and white photo more contrasted. (I'll put it up, feel free to let me know if that's what you meant.)

I also looked through a couple of your albums (the wildlife one, and the one you suggested; the Shadows and Silhouettes), and absolutely loved them. I'm assuming you use an SLR camera (because you're a little more professional than me). I only wish I could afford one right now, but I'm a 16 year old living on an afterschool teaching program salary.

Thanks for your kind words, your helpful ones, and all of them!

Guest 15-Jan-2007 01:51

I must say that your pics are just great! Thanks for sharing.
(I also like your gallery-design it looks very "pro")
Barry S Moore13-Jan-2007 10:48
Excellent work, really inspirational. Love the sillouettes and dynamic colours.
Best wishes Barry
Guest 07-Jan-2007 14:44
Masterful use of light, powerful black and whites and moving portraits. I'll visit here often for pleasure and motivation.
Enrico Martinuzzi16-Dec-2006 14:02
Stunning... Truly an inspiration.
Your portraits are amazing!

Thanks for sharing your work

Guest 12-Dec-2006 02:19
I visit often for the inspiration! Your portrait work is simply wonderful. You have such a great feel for light!

Carl 03-Dec-2006 05:20
Hi Sheila! I'm just a beginner and I must say that your work inspires me. Your creativity is incredible. Hope to see Sydney one day!
sathishkumar 29-Nov-2006 14:43
photography daily send my email please
Guest 22-Nov-2006 02:13
Hy Sheila your photos are great, you make me what to go see Sydney. I would like to know what the world look like under my feats. (I am from Québec - Canada)
mustafa karayağız 19-Nov-2006 07:42
hello dear friend sheila, fotoðraflarýnýzdaki hüzün ve gizem harika gerçekten. tebrikler.
Guest 13-Nov-2006 13:28
Hello Sheila, You have wonderful galleries, especially your portraits are amazing, I will come back later, greetings Enny.
Guest 07-Nov-2006 12:18
Hi Sheil, I reall enjoyed viewing your images, and will be back time & time again.
You have some wonderful images in your collection the Mono images are stunning.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Best wishes
Simon. (Jersey C.I.)
Laney Murray 02-Nov-2006 21:25
Hi Sheila,
I just happened to come across your website when doing a search on Manly Ferry, I know nothing about photography but I love your work! I'v been looking through your photographs for nearly an hour because they are so beautiful. (My favourite is the elderly man on the Manly Ferry... it made me feel emotional).
Best I get back to work before I get fired!!
Thank you for sharing, i'll be sure to have a peek again in a couple of weeks time!

Auckland NZ
Guest 27-Oct-2006 22:22
Hi sheila,
I really enjoy your photos here. I thank you for sharing them with us, they create inspiration for me.
God bless you,
Ferry G
marco Mioli 22-Oct-2006 17:29
Ciao Sheila scusa se ti srcivo in italiano ma non so l'inglese. Complimenti per le bellissime immagini, tutte molto suggestive, sono rimasto sorpreso ne vedere che utilizziamo le stesse ottiche e la stessa 20D. A dire il vero sto per comprare il 70/200 f4.0 IS L USM, il 300 f4.0 IS L USM ed il 24/105 f4.0 IS L USM.
Ho venduto i canon il 400 f5.6 - 24/70 f2.8 ed il 200 f2.8.
Mi piacere un book come il tuo chissà forse un giorno. Grazie e ciao buon lavoro.
Guest 13-Oct-2006 15:26
Hey, saw your letter in "Digital Photographer" magazine. Well said! The reply was a poor brush-off, but then you were ripping into one of their biggest advertisers ;o)
Guest 10-Oct-2006 01:04
hello sheyla I enjoy you photos and would like to ask what do you think of my new root gallery, I know you're very kind when making coments for other people work, so please let me know whrn you have time (nice work with your galleries
Isit Nochomowitz 06-Oct-2006 05:32
Dear Sheila
I trust I may have the words to thank you for an enchanting trip thru some of your photos. I have experienced the complete range of emotions and have been left with a feeling of the utmost pleasurable thought of returning to your site to continue my travel thru your eyes. Your photos have enabled me to see, smell, hear and more than once with such a longing to be able to reach out and touch. A huge thank you for sharing your incredible gift with me. I truly salute you. I may just mention that this is the first time I have been absolutely compelled to express my thanks to an artist like this but I have been left breathless at the reminder of how beautiful life and creation is.
Isit Nochomowitz, Pretoria, SA
Kaleem 03-Oct-2006 11:42
Dear Sheila. Hii.. I really appriciate your Beautifull Job. I am really very much impressed out of children's picture and One picture you put a girl in Scarf. I love that picture.
So sweet of you.
God Bless You
Kaleem from Denmark.
Moisés 24-Sep-2006 01:12
Hi Sheila, you are the one. I loved your good job. I´ll be back. Moisés From Canoa Quebrada Ceará Brasil.
Guest 21-Sep-2006 04:45
Hi Sheila. Your work has inspired me a lot. I have added you to my favs and will be coming back to view more of your stuff. Keep up the great work.

Samad Khan
Rebecca Nicholls 20-Sep-2006 11:05
You have a true talent Shelia!!! All wonderful and evocative images. Thanks for sharing.... Bec,Steve and Billie
Phil19-Sep-2006 23:08
Hi Sheila, see you did well at the spider awards, so congrats on that, cheers, Phil
a.s 16-Sep-2006 15:23
hi sheila
Edwina Bevan 15-Sep-2006 06:25
Hi Sheila, I LOVE IT ALL!!! I thoroughly enjoy cruising through your galleries - the photos are so moving. I have sent the link to your site onto lots of friends, have to share the beauty!!! I feel very blessed to know such a wonderful artist!
Aleksey 14-Sep-2006 13:00
Hi Sheila, very...very beautiful galleries, you really paint by light.
Guest 12-Sep-2006 13:58
excellent presentation with grace...thank you for sharing the beautiful gallery with us...cheers, Arita (hong kong)
Guest 12-Sep-2006 08:22
Hi Sheila,I was looking at Ozimages and saw your name come up.I have just sold my first picture which is going on a product to be released in Target America which is quiet exciting for me! So was looking into stock photography and was wondering what your experince with OzImages was like and whether it was worth it to me to join up?
My gallery
Do my images stack up in your opinion, much appreciation for your thoughts.
Jeff Thoroughgood
Peter Finlay 10-Sep-2006 06:17
Hi Sheila,
A couple of years ago you helped me with some advice on the 300 LIS f4 and have been delighted with this lens. I have been quite successful in the members' competitions at Pennant Hills PC and Northside Creative Photography in the last three seasons with a Canon 20D. I have a website similar to Pbase... www.planeimages.smugmug where I display my efforts.

I have just ordered a 24-105 f4 LIS and this is why I was looking at your wonderful site again.

Aero Australia magazine has been using many of my aviation images for the past year.

Kindest regards

Peter Finlay
Ashwin Shah 10-Sep-2006 03:43
I have just started to deep into one of the finest galleries
George McKenna 07-Sep-2006 18:25
Hi Sheila, I really enjoyed viewing your photos, especially the street portraits in your multi culture gallery. I read your article in the PBase magazine and then came to your site. Thanks for sharing. George
Guest 28-Aug-2006 15:06
Hello Sheila, You have a style that keeps me inspired. Although I dont have anything as nice as your photo's - I am in the process of going through my photos to find anything good enough to show off. | | |

Take car and keep up the GREAT work,
Ken Zaret24-Aug-2006 02:16
I very much enjoy your naturalistic style with the b/w images. I just went through an intense b/w period and appreciate how difficult it is to get good tonal ranges, etc., on top of aesthetic quality. Very impressive work, congrats,
martin 17-Aug-2006 22:36
Hi Sheila, I have to say these photos left me really impressed. Maybe one day I could take hots like these. In the mean time i'm stuck in a bit of a delema. I would like to ask you how, How do you know when your work is good enough to pubish. The reason I ask is because im seriously thinking about having a web page desined and am thinking about building some galleries up. Do you just know when the time is right or do you start under advice? Any comment would be gratefully appreciated. Martin UK
Iggino 15-Aug-2006 08:50
Hello Sheila

You have very beautiful photo's!
I'm from a Belgium parrot society, and I would like to use some pics from you.
Can I take them to use in or magazine? Ofcourse I place your name with the photo.

Kind regards Iggino
wildoat10-Aug-2006 20:40
Wonderful work.Not surprising you have had so many visitors to your galleries.I will check back often and have added you to my favourites list.Best wishes Tony.
Gordon Clegg 09-Aug-2006 17:17
Really impressed with your work Sheila, outstanding photography. I am an amatuer artist and wondered if I could use the image of your lions head for a study, its the best shot I have ever seen of a male lions face. thanks for hours of enjoyment. Gordon Clegg
William Hartshorn04-Aug-2006 06:06
Excellent!! Very inspiring !!
Best to you.
nnassr 19-Jul-2006 22:28
Sheila :

i am very happy when i see your photo

i am moslem and i can.t speak english good >
but i enjoyed your gallry .

your photo for moslem is good .

i shall be hapy if you read about islam and think in islam .

ican help you if you need any thing .

iam live in saudia Arabia
my Email :

good bye

aslam alekom
Sarah 12-Jul-2006 12:50
Looking for information and found it at this great site...
Naoki Hayashi's Photo Gallery10-Jul-2006 09:11
Hi Sheila,
I very enjoyed your gallery.I say only one word:Perfecct..Keep them coming your excellent work.I'll check back later.Thank you so much.

Roozbeh Shivayi05-Jul-2006 12:41
I've enjoyed your galleries too much, pictures are really great.
Thank you, Roozbeh
Robin 01-Jul-2006 00:27
I've been watching your work and reading your comments on PT. You are a gifted artist and I'll always look for ward to seeing more images from you. KEEP SHOOTING
tom tafola 28-Jun-2006 04:48
You are the best, you are so talented hope some day I will be able to me you in one of your special events.
Kalyan Dakshit 23-Jun-2006 12:41
Great Pictures ..Specially the B&w
Guest 21-Jun-2006 12:08

Hi Sheila

What a delightful gallerys!!!

I love it!

Wonderful variety, colours, textures, compositions and presence.

Best Regards.

Tad Janocinski - Australia
Mark L20-Jun-2006 03:12
Hi Sheila,

Have come back to your page a few times, it keeps getting better and better. Your input (and photos) on PBase are very helpful to me...

Emad Omar15-Jun-2006 08:04
Dir Sheila Smart
Congratulation you are one of the popular galleries in pbase
Dennis Steinauer14-Jun-2006 04:12
Wow! Why haven't I come across your galleries before. You work is outstanding, and I intend to spend much more time browsing. Nice work. 04-Jun-2006 12:03
Like the new look of the site. Lynton
Salah El-Sadek31-May-2006 11:12
Your gallary is one of best most enjoyable galleries on this website, I enjoy, love and learn from your photos.. Thanks ofr all these intersting wonderful photos..
Salah El-Sadek
Crocodile Dundee 31-May-2006 08:05
An Aussie gal named Sheila...very original.
Peter Wolledge25-May-2006 05:12
Great work Sheila, an inspired eye and wonderfully tuned composition, I enjoyed very much.
Donna Lear24-May-2006 17:59
I spotted one of your posts on the forum board and decide to check out your work. I am only sorry I haven't seen it sooner. I don't often use the word "enthralled", but that is exactly what I am with your galleries. I watched the slide show, thinking I could sit here for hours looking at these - then moved on to the galleries. Your work is absolutely stunning - and the presentation of it makes me want to go back to my own galleries, clean things up and begin taking a fresh look at things. Thank you for your images and the inspiration. Cheers, Donna
Guest 21-May-2006 11:17
Very much enjoyed looking through your galleries. I especially liked your project on hands.

Guest 16-May-2006 11:47
Back to your photos I'm impressed by the variety, the beauty of the face expressions. If your pages were fragmented (like 20 photos per page) it would allow me an easier, less slow view. A thousand thanks anyway.
Guest 15-May-2006 12:19
Really inspiring work, Shiela - got me to set up my own PBase account. I've been an enthusiastic point-and-shooter for a while, and have recently started taking pohotography more seriously. Your photos are a real motivation for me to get out there and try to "see" things.
Chris Lock15-May-2006 01:08
You have lots of very nice photos. I enjoyed looking through your galleries.
Juha Laitalainen 11-May-2006 06:21
Very nice photos Sheila. Somehow, your work have some similiarities comparing my work as you can see at my pages www, I have also Canon equipment: Eos 30D and 5D and lenses efs 10-22 (marvellous lens), 50/1.4, 70-200/4L...

It would be nice to change thoughts with you, if you want...
Juha L.
Mick Mannile 10-May-2006 08:40
Your photos are stunning!! I stumbled on this site by chance, very pleased I did mind you.

I just purchased a 70-200mm f/4 L series for my 350D. I found your images with the same lens amazing.

Your now in my favourites, your images are inspiring
Guest 09-May-2006 11:16
You have a great eye, Sheila. Excellent work. MM
Rick Siegert 06-May-2006 18:26
Your work is excellent. Both your processing and your eye for composition. You have developed your own style that is yours and I look forward to coming back to see your images again and again.

Thank you,

Rick S.
David T.03-May-2006 12:58
I have a desire to do the kind of work that you have done. I've stated that on my PBase page. It was suggested that I look at your gallery....I'm blown away!!
Amazing images! I'm inspired.
David T
Guest 30-Apr-2006 11:57
You have done absolutely wonderful work and I will place your gallery in my favourites list.
Guest 25-Apr-2006 09:23
Sheila, lovely work. As a fellow shooter of street images, I am impressed with the work you've done with your longer lenses. I'm going to have to shoot with my 70-200mm more often - the bokeh in your street portraits is stunning. - Gary
Jerrry Yang 22-Apr-2006 05:23
Hi,I love your photos very much!
I live in Taiwan. And I also love photography too.
After take a look of your pictures
I want to go for a trip in Australia.
If you don't mind ,I would like to be your penfriend^^. Can I ?
Ok! see you!
Flemming Bo Jensen Photography19-Apr-2006 15:33
Sheila, your work is outstanding an a constant inspiration! I check your site everyday, I love Australia and your pictures from Oz are just wonderful!
Linda Hendry15-Apr-2006 10:53
I've enjoyed your galleries very much ... marvelous work!
Shirley Wang10-Apr-2006 12:31
Sheila, I have enjoyed visiting your galleries a lot. My sister lives in Sydney too. You've made it more attractive!
jypsee29-Mar-2006 02:59
Hi, thanks for acknowledging my work on the google ranking of my Venice Rookery gallery; I sure appreciate it.
Mary in Fort Myers, FL
Guest 17-Mar-2006 07:07
Sheila, I have completely run out of accolades to comment on your photos. They are more than just beautiful, they make me think, not just about the subjects, but the way you have composed the photo, the curves in the right places & the light. Even if I gained the techical ability, I doubt I will ever be able to capture images like you do...I just don't "see" it but I'm glad it doesn't stop me appreciating it. Thank you, you really are an inspiration.

If you ever decide to teach any aspect of photography...count me in!!! I don't live far.

Guest 11-Mar-2006 22:33
Wow Sheila you are a dream that I would never want to wake up from I hope one day I will met you and I ask you just one question? you are the best within the best. I would do anything to met you some day before I died. To have just one look at you face and shake you hand and ask you just one question it would a dream come true. I am 37 years old and just straed photography on my own by the way here is my website just stared to make.
My if one day I'll be come good I will ask you to met you in one of your event for now I ahve alot to catch up with photography. You inspire me to be a good photographer. You are gift thank you for all the biutiful work you have do. I injot it very much.
Guest 25-Feb-2006 12:46
Hi...have seen your work & certainly, you deserved to won. Cheers.
Guest 22-Feb-2006 17:45
hi Sheila,

Im your avid fan... I wish I could learn to take pictures the way you do. Keep up the good work and will always look up for yah. Im in canada and would love to visit down under one day.
Guest 14-Feb-2006 07:31
sheila, i haven't had much time to browse properly, but what i have seen so far merits many many more hours of thoroughly enjoyable viewing - And I look forward to it.
Excellent work.

Steve Price10-Feb-2006 23:27
Enjoyed your galleries very much. Thanks. Voted.
Guest 09-Feb-2006 08:11
I'm very happy Shaila that you win the 1st Place Amateur - PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in the BLACK AND WHITE Spider Awards. The photo whit the white hats is wonderfull like other of yours photos!!!
Guest 09-Feb-2006 08:10
I'm very happy that you win the 1st Place Amateur - PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in the BLACK AND WHITE Spider Awards. The photo whit the white hats is wonderfull like other of yours photos!!!
Jean-François Hasson 03-Feb-2006 15:27
Thank you for your galleries. Some shots wonderful. I'm no professional photographer, but I would call masterpiece the woman stroking her own hair (perhaps the geometry of arms & hands ?). Living in the mountain I only have slow internet, & couldn't see as many of your photos as I'd have liked. Best luck in your career.
Tom 29-Jan-2006 12:59
Sheila. Your photos are spectacular. I visited Australia once have never recovered. Thanks so much for taking me back there. Tom
Sean17-Jan-2006 11:00
Hi Sheila, just saw in the newspaper (SMH) today that you won a photographic competition with your image of schoolgirls in a city street- just thought I'd offer my congratulations. Keep up the good work!
Guest 04-Jan-2006 22:33
Your work is quite astonishing. Now and then I look through your galleries at Pbase, and I'm amazed every time with the quality of your work. It's a joy every time. I hope to one day have a portfolio as impressive as your.
Guest 25-Dec-2005 22:54
Offer Goldfarb17-Dec-2005 18:31
You are a great artist ! cheers
please visit me
take care
Digital Rebels17-Dec-2005 07:59
All I can say on what I have seen so far is that you have a great eye for photography..
I enjoyed looking through some of your work...
Thanks for sharing..
Guest 07-Dec-2005 03:15

For the Award , i'm not surprised which such talent , One of the finest gallery on PBase Keep up your amaizing work!
Guest 25-Nov-2005 11:56
Thanks for the battery life advice!

Lovely photos by the way :-)
Guest 22-Nov-2005 11:47
I came across your photography work today and was so happy I did. Beautiful images, that tell a story, convey emotion to the viewer. Continue to share with the world. I for one am watching in anticipation.

Glyn Curtis08-Nov-2005 00:06
Hi Sheila, once again I have spent some time looking over your work in shear amazement at the skill you have achieved in your galleries. You are the first person I came across at Pbase and have been a favorite of mine and inspiration to me and many others by the looks of all the comments. If it wasn’t for you I might have just skipped along without taking the time to appreciate everyone else work on this site. Thank you Sheila for all your hard work and I look forward to spending more time relaxing with your images.
Kathy Pilgrim01-Oct-2005 12:52
Just found your wonderful galleries. Great work! It is a real treat to see the garden and bird photos of your country
Ken Zaret28-Sep-2005 00:18
Terrific images; diverse, interesting, captivating. Bravo, and thanks for you comments on mine, too. Having just returned from Australia, I appreciate how unspoiled and beautiful it is, not to mention different from everywhere else I have been. You are doing a great job of showing off your country, and inspiring others with your art.
Guest 25-Sep-2005 22:54
Beautiful Gallery !!! Love your snaps!!
Sheila Smart18-Sep-2005 23:15
Hi Isaac
I would be happy to send you a print. Email me your address and I will pop one in the post.

Michael G08-Sep-2005 17:27
I just discovered your galleries and wanted to say that your work is simply fantastic. Stunning shots.
Thank you!
kent larnhill30-Aug-2005 10:33

Enjoyed browsing thru your galleries very much. I will definitely
put you with my favorites.

Guest 23-Aug-2005 13:16
I can't say enough about your work. I'm just starting off, and your work is motivation for me to improve! Thanks for the inspiration!
Guest 02-Jul-2005 12:29
I love your work, you must be so proud. Congrats.
Todd Bennett27-Jun-2005 20:13
Great collection of photos. Really fantastic work. I also love your gallery stylesheet. Can you make mine like that?
Dejan18-Jun-2005 05:39
Hi Sheila,

Love your work. Beautiful. Fantastic indeed.
The Suburban Hippie 16-Jun-2005 22:24
Your galleries are just excellent! Thank you for helping me us my eyes to travel to a differnt place
Guest 14-Jun-2005 19:48
your galleries are a beauty!! I enjoy a lot travelling through them and for sure, I'll be back quite often.
Best regards,
Alex 09-Jun-2005 06:51
I was really impressed with your Photos. I came on this site to get reasons to buy the Canon 20D and I think your pictures have convinced me. If I leave my e-mail address can you suggest lenses I should buy with it please. I like shouting macro photography and studio.
Regards and wow
Guest 09-Jun-2005 05:38
Beautiful galleries!!!
James 28-May-2005 00:06
Wow, Sheila, your pictures are stunning! A true inspiration to us all! Found your gallery while on DPreview looking at a possible next purchase of a DSLR to upgrade from my well used Minolta A1. Have just returned back from Australia myself and thought I had a lot of great photo's :o) Your pictures certainly bring back memories of that fantastic country!

Your gallery has been bookmarked and I shall visit again! Keep up the good work.

Guest 21-May-2005 14:25
your galleries are amazing sheila...i luv your work! ive been wanting to visit australia for awhile now and im actually saving up to do so...hope i get to capture the beauty that ive seen in your pictures...thanks for sharing and well done! your work is just absolutely inspiring =D
Vince 19-May-2005 09:06
Your images of Sydney, just unbelievable. Keep up the great work.
Jim Ross17-May-2005 13:40
Enjoyed my visit, loved your galleries...


Guest 17-May-2005 13:26
yours photographs are just amazing! Really.I just started couple of months ago with photography(mostly for fun) and I really enjoy it! But when I see something like your works, it gives me inspiration and enthusiasm to continue!
Thank you and I'm gone come back to see more on all your galleries...

Catherine :-)
Joe Sesto 11-May-2005 08:31
I recently spent 23 days in your neck of the first big trip with the 20D. I must have taken 20 shots of that water fall at Darling Harbour...but I haven't had time to review them. Now I'm scared to...yours is so great! Enjoyed the gallery...and NSW. Can't wait to go back when I can do things at my own pace...not on time limited tours.
Sharon Rogers09-May-2005 20:51
HI Sheila, I am slowly going through your galleries and having much enjoyment. I thought I would put a note here as I can't possibly choose which of the many many images to comment on ! lol Cheers! Sharon
paul yung06-May-2005 08:37
A great collection of fine images. Congrats!
Guest 02-May-2005 01:28
Sheila, Your photographs are utterly fantastic. It's a pleasure to keep coming back and seeing the latest. Wonderful work. That's what photography is all about.
Markus Grompe18-Apr-2005 21:00
Thanks for your comments on my Milford TRACK pictures. I corrected the spelling...
Ezekiel 2013-Apr-2005 13:48
Even before clicking on any thumbnail to see photos, I knew I should bookmark you - so I did.

Oh, and I see that you live in Sydney too! I have a collection of shots from Australia and overseas in my gallery if you care to visit - including a recent trip to the Wilson's Prom in VIC.

Now it's time to go and see your pics!
ROB ROY 26-Mar-2005 12:34
sri 11-Mar-2005 22:28
Hi Sheila,
I have not explored much of your gallery. I would explore it by this weekend anyways.
The reason iam writing to you is to buy some of your images for a social planning site.
I have developed a site
Right now, iam done with 80% of development work. I am looking to upload nice images with attractive backgrounds. Can u please give me a quote for your images?
If i can afford, i would love to purchase them.
Thanking you and best of luck in your hobby
anthony195710-Mar-2005 00:51
I visit your galleries often and never fail to find an inspiration in your work. You are an artist with a lens. Your passion does rub off on others as numerous guestbook messages show. I look forward to your next images as always.
Kenneth James 01-Mar-2005 17:53
Thank you Sheila. I stumbled across your site and was delighted. You have a great eye. The images are lovely.
antje kroeger photograpie01-Mar-2005 16:29
you are a light here ;)
Guest 23-Feb-2005 12:33
I love your composition. You have smart eyes...
Enthusiast 23-Feb-2005 01:57
These are some of the best photographs of Australia I have ever seen. I never realized how much plant and foliage life exists in Australia! I love the diversity of all the living things. Incredible photographs. I like your unique style.
Guest 20-Feb-2005 15:35
Is very hard to find an imperfect photos in your gallery. I leave my vote in some case beciause I can't leave vote for all. Thanks I learn from your work.
Guest 18-Feb-2005 12:35
Enjoy your galleries, nice lighting and graphic shots.
Rene Hales08-Feb-2005 23:44
Just wanted to compliment you on your advice to urbana_photographer in the forum. You provided some excellent tips in a succinct and straight forward manner. Nice help for the photographer.--Rene
Peter Chou07-Feb-2005 02:24
Love your photos of Sydney, especially the gallery on the multicultural aspect of the city. I stayed in Sydney for 2 years from 2000 to 2001 for my study in University of Sydney. Love your city and you have brought the energy and flavour of this great city well in your work! Do take a look at my humble gallery and I appreciate your advice and comments.
Guest 31-Jan-2005 15:20

came across your pictures by accident. Wow, I can't believe that pictures you took. THEY ARE SO AMAZING!!!
You have definitely captured the moment. I wish I can take pictures like that soon...
Will definitely bookmark your site....

jeff law
Guest 31-Jan-2005 09:28
Sheila/Thanks for yours comment in my FM post and It was an honour for you to play an visit.But when I saw these galleries.I feel like I have a long way to be as good as you.Wonderful capture and excellent stock here.You will be on my list of favourite artist.Please give me a comments ,if you can visit my pbase galleries,Love to hear yours comments.
Arjun Roychowdhury24-Dec-2004 14:21
Sheila, you have a very impressive portfolio. There were too many pictures that are simply fantasic for me to leave a comment on each one of them, hence the general post in your guest book.

Very well done.
Dan15-Dec-2004 00:39
Excellent work, very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.
Naturephoto Monique13-Dec-2004 08:37
Sheila, just checked out your photos again. They are fantastic, no wonder i'm keep comming back to see your newest work!

Best wishes,
Chris 13-Dec-2004 07:40
Hi Sheila, I like the softness of your Australian landscape. Panoramas are the best format to expose the beauty of ozi landscape and I noticed that some of yours pans are not properly stitched. I would like to advice you to use excellent program PTGui for this purpose. It allows you to stich not only the panoramas but mosaics as well the way to meet printing standard 300 dpi. I am only amateur but have a look on my site and if you need any help with complexity of PTGui do not hesitate to e-mail me. Thanks for sharing with us beauty of the Australian environment. Regards, Chris P.S. My site
Zane Paxton06-Dec-2004 07:47
Thank you for sharing such wonderful and insightful images, I enjoyed them a lot.
Guest 02-Dec-2004 20:18
Sheila, you are very talented and all of your photos have a positive feel to them. Keep up the good work!
Guest 25-Nov-2004 15:26
Shelia just excellent work, you take the normal and make it appealing, that is a talent and an insight that is hard to come by.
Guest 18-Nov-2004 06:42
Sheila Vinci,
...touch my hand, rub my shoulder,
maybe a bit of your magic will rub off...

Philip Salzarulo So Calif
GP Merfeld09-Nov-2004 22:44
Aloha Sheila... I just had to stop by and tell you how amazing your entire portfolio is... Truly wonderful work and a real inspiration... We have much in common, I believe, with our love for Culture, and some of our choices in equipment as well! I have added you to my list of Favorites so that I may return to your portfolio often... Keep up the beautiful work, my friend... G'day and Aloha, GP.
Kaleigh 01-Nov-2004 16:25
I've really enjoyed your pictures. I'm a second year photography student and I visit your website almost daily. My favorite is the breaking the rules one. Your photographs provide a different type of scenery than what I see daily living in Texas!

Guest 13-Oct-2004 02:37
From a fellow Sydneysider, I would just like to say that I love checking on your latest submissions. You’ve definitely got an eye for it, inspirational indeed.
mortimer clan #3 08-Sep-2004 04:33
Saw some of your work on Father's Day which was simply beautiful. Just checked out the site and was very impressed :)
Guest 30-Aug-2004 14:42
Your galleris are full of amazing pictures. I could go through them over and over again. Please, check out my work and give me advice. I have not been shooting very long and I'm anxious to learn, so that I can someday get my pictures to the same level as photographers like you. You can also see what's life like on the other side of this rock of ours=) -Lasse from Finland-
Guest 11-Aug-2004 08:45
ur work/shots are really amazing, ive been here long ago and just stumbled across this gallery again very inspiring and original stuff.
bluewatermonk02-Aug-2004 02:24
Stunning, beautiful, gorgeous...and these words don't even begin to describe your galleries!!!!
Guest 29-Jul-2004 01:36
Thanks for the kind words and suggestions Shiela! I appreciate them.

Ei 21-Jul-2004 14:52
Love your pictures,Received your email,great pictures of the whales,cant wait to see them for ei xxxx
Guest 06-Jun-2004 13:06
I have your galleries bookmarked as a favourite and almost every day I check to see if you have posted. Your latest gallery is one of the best it that it takes simple subjects that translate into a whole variety of feelings and moods. They have a stark beauty to them.
Guest 25-May-2004 13:13
Sheila I love your pictures I looked at them all. How long have you been taking pictures.I would to talk to you about pictures My email is I would love to talk to you you are very good.
Sergio Manor25-Apr-2004 17:31
Dear Sheila,
I realy like your fotos.

With Respect
Sergio Manor - Israel
Guest 24-Apr-2004 19:42
What a lovely gallery. Beauty, sadness, lovely faces. You are in my favorites. Thanks.
Peterfree12-Apr-2004 09:17
Chapeau!! I add you to my list of favourite artists!
Guest 06-Apr-2004 23:38
Great Photo's!
Sheila Smart29-Mar-2004 08:05
Thanks Chris but you are no slouch behind the camera. I sell a fair few from PBase and also my stock library but I don't consider myself a pro. Just someone with a good eye!

Guest 29-Mar-2004 03:10
You're either a professional, or you've been taking pictures since you were 2, because these photos are just amazing! I came across your work on the S&G forum on dpreview and was so impressed that I had to see the rest of your galleries. I have a new name to add to my list of favorites!

Guest 17-Mar-2004 04:59
There are no words to explain the quality of your work. It is professional and passionate. I have to say I am both inspired and motivated by your work. Thank you for sharing!!
Guest 12-Mar-2004 05:00
so beautiful!!
welcome to my web
I come from Taiwan, nice to meet you!!
Paul Teixeira11-Mar-2004 11:06
Loved your series on urban life 'down under'. Great work.

Best regards,
Paul Teixeira
Guest 09-Mar-2004 09:30
Hi Sheila, Love your work alot, especially "Urban wildlife" and "Pittwater images". Have visited your galleries quite a bit over the last year or so. Haven't been to Sydney for almost 30 years, I live down South (Geelong) so it's a long drive. Thanks for sharing. Peter Marin,Geelong Australia.
Guest 08-Mar-2004 09:29
Of all the pbase galleries, I enjoy viewing yours the most.

I realy like your photos.
Eiki 04-Mar-2004 23:19
Those photo are excellent BW are good!!
greeting from Iceland
WilliamO 19-Feb-2004 00:28
Hi Sheila - I came to your site via a link you posted at the DPR Forum for Canon 10D. I have to say, your images are absolutely stunning and I was not only impressed but also very inpsired by them. The subjects, colour, use of light, composition and beauty was really something to see - and, I hope, to learn from. I bought a Canon EOS 10D recently and have been out with it trying to get familiarised with the camera and I am glad to have come to your lovely site - when I go back out again tomorrow, I will try to remember some of the things I have learned by looking at your work. WilliamO (in Scotland, UK)
Howard Leigh (Leighow) 18-Feb-2004 22:12

Lots of great shots in the past year. Stong color. Great luck or patience with "special" light. Some wonderful images here.
Danny Brison17-Feb-2004 08:07
Very Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Danny
Guest 28-Jan-2004 15:44
Dear Sheila, I loved the visit to your galleries. There are many great photos here and it will take me a while to be able to absorb them all. So I will visit again later when there is more time and leave more detailed comments soon. In the mean time I am very impressed with "Faces of Sydney", "Beach" and the "Minimalist" galleries.
All the best. Arif
virginiacoastline16-Jan-2004 14:52
WOW . .you have sooooo much to look at . . I need a quiet, rainy afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate or a good coffee to just sit & enjoy!
Paul Monks 15-Jan-2004 09:50
Well now iv'e got something to aim for Sheila, absolutly stunning. Oh thanks for the kind comments on the dp forum
BERNADETTE 14-Jan-2004 08:03
Guest 13-Jan-2004 00:38
Beautiful...simply Beautiful..
Bobbie 11-Jan-2004 14:49
Hi Sheila, your photos are quite outstanding. I find them as good as the very best photographs I've ever seen and I can't understand why you are not very famous and very rich because you have enormous talent. When I look at your pictures they fill me with emotion and move me greatly. I am very lucky to know the person behind the camera, a reflection of your pictures. Bobby
Guest 05-Dec-2003 09:44
wow your pics are wonderful ^^
great job!!
Anna Yu01-Dec-2003 20:47
Dear Sheila,
I stumbled across your Zoo gallery when I was looking for pictures taken with the 300/f4L IS lens. In my opinion one of the best animal galleries on pbase.
Posters 27-Nov-2003 17:34
Your site is very interesting and useful for me!
Posters 27-Nov-2003 17:34
Your site is very interesting and useful for me! Posters
Sheila Smart18-Nov-2003 04:10
Thank you, Augie. The digital age did stir me to take up photography again, also after a long hiatus. Please let me know how it goes.
Augie 18-Nov-2003 03:50
You're an inspiration to one who's just getting back, after a long hiatus, accompanied by the technological innovation of 'digital'as opposed to film. If I can
achieve similar results I'll consider myself very lucky!
wendy 17-Nov-2003 19:09
Sheila, your photos are so emotionally charged, you just capture the moment and frame it for ever. All your lovely photos are on my walls and you will always be with me as I think of Australia everday. Keep snapping away, you are simply the best. Love Wendy.
Al 10-Nov-2003 19:00
How can I say that...I like your work, it's full of humanity, and this touch that make you feel of a history, a mood in every photography. I LOVE YOUR WORK! ^O^
Guest 27-Oct-2003 18:39
Dear Sheila,
Thank you so much for your very thoughful and generous comments you left in my Roma gallery. I've had you bookmarked as one of my favorite photographers for a while and regularly check back for inspiration. I've just been taking photos for 6 months now and seeing work like yours is a tremendous help!
Cheers and thanks again, Lisa
Guest 26-Oct-2003 04:46

i liked yuor worked .u r looking good girl and i m happy to liten that u r muslim
i like u very well,
Menno Alberts24-Sep-2003 21:46
Hi Sheila! Thanks for your founded comment in my gallery! I really appreciate it! Your pictures are amazing! I browsed through your pictures for a while and I'll be back for sure!! Take care & God bless! ~ Menno
Guest 17-Sep-2003 15:30
it was very kind of you. I've had your site marked for quite some time. Your images are unbelievable. I aspire to one day have 1/10th the talent of you.
Mateo Hevezi02-Sep-2003 04:58
Hi Sheila,

Thanks for your kind comment. And ya know, I had veiwed your gallery once before and enjoyed the trip through your work. Someday I hope to come to your corner of the world and work.

Take care,

Veronica Fresh27-Aug-2003 04:44
Sheila...your images have transported me to another world!!! You SAY so much with your camera. You have displayed an awsome body of work. I shall will be back to view often.

Rob Taylor 14-Aug-2003 14:49
G'Day Sheila! I didnt realise you were such a good photographer. These are really good. You capture the moment just right. Keep up the good stuff. Rob Taylor (Wendy's son)
Guest 11-Aug-2003 11:59
Sheila, i just discover your galleries and i can't say what i feel, this is photography, every photo is a pleasure for the eye. I take my time to visit every gallery. I 'd like to be able to do photos of this quality one day....
Thanks for your work!
Sheila Smart04-Aug-2003 05:57
Thanks Don. I guess we all have to help others get through the intricacies of this site and photography generally.

Don Northup04-Aug-2003 05:12
I have seen you work the forums here for a while and you always seemed very helpful. I finally got curious enough to check some of your stuff out. I browsed a few of your best have very nice variety and some excellent shots. You are big asset to pbase. See ya around. Bye.
MUGU MAGA 31-Jul-2003 15:08
Chunsum29-Jul-2003 16:43
Sheila, Looking at some of your photos gives me a better understanding of what you were trying to tell me. Thank you very much
Lori 24-Jul-2003 03:19
What lovely photographs of your lovely city! They're a joy to view! Congratulations on capturing such wonderful images!
Charles B.19-Jul-2003 04:06
After seeing your galleries,I cant think of anything to say,they are what I hope to acomplish in my life time.
Charles B.
Guest 08-Jul-2003 03:46
wow! you have the most gorgeous pictures!
Sheila Smart02-Jul-2003 05:52
Thanks Peter. You are no slouch behind the camera either!

Guest 02-Jul-2003 05:49
Bewildering array of superb galleries.

Takes so much time to look through them all but each one is brilliant in its own way you just have to carry on through!

Hope one day to take images like yours


Sheila Smart01-Jul-2003 03:28
Thank you, you are most kind.
aldeca01-Jul-2003 03:13

You have great galleries, bautiful photos, and great sense for composition and colors.
I really enjoy visiting your galleries.

Guest 26-Jun-2003 23:54
You have great galleries and a very nice eye of shoting frames! Keep up the good work!
Sheila Smart19-Jun-2003 00:18
Hi John

Cairns is part of the tropics of Oz and the weather can be wet during the summer months. For the rest of Australia, its good almost all year round. Sydney's wettest month is March and its driest is September (hence the Olympics were held in mid Sept). The light is tremendous here (even in a city as large as Sydney). You need a polarizing filter to cut out glare.
John Farrar18-Jun-2003 10:20
What an absolutely wonderful set of galleries full of beautiful photographs. I have relatives in Mosman (Sydney) and Canberra and they have been telling me all the things I could do with my camera there. After seeing the possibilities through the lens of a skilled photographer like yourself I don't think it will be too long before I visit :-) One thing though... my brother visited recently and travelled up to Cairns and it was so cloudy most of the time that the bright blues and greens were missing from his photos; are there best photographic times of the year for the various parts of Australia?
John Farrar18-Jun-2003 10:19
What an absolutely wonderful set of galleries full of beautiful photographs. I have relatives in Mosman (Sydney) and Canberra and they have been telling me all the things I could do with my camera there. After seeing the possibilities through the lens of a skilled photographer like yourself I don't think it will be too long before I visit :-) One thing though... my brother visited recently and travelled up to Cairns and it was so cloudy most of the time that the bright blues and greens were missing from his photos; are there best photographic times of the year for the various parts of Australia?
Aleksandra 17-Jun-2003 04:32
hi Sheila,
I just want you to know that your photography has taken my breath away. You have an amazing talent which you have expressed through your work. Thanks a lot for allowing the public to share in your passion for animals!

Guest 14-Jun-2003 01:59
Hi Sheila Just wanted to say how breathtakeing your pictures are. You have a great eye for photo-art. I have added you to my favorites lists. I would like for you to view my gallarys if you would at, Any suggestion you may have, that might improve my skills would be welcome.
Sheila Smart13-Jun-2003 23:13
Thank you
ac13-Jun-2003 11:34
Beautiful galleries Sheila. They go to my favorites.
Sheila Smart03-Jun-2003 23:06
Thanks Anders. Hope you will love your 10D as I do the D60!
Guest 03-Jun-2003 08:47
Hi Sheila!

You really got the "eye" for photography. You have A LOT of WONDERFUL photos in your gallery. Very inspireing. I hope to get my 10D soon (have one on order)...

Anders "Sniper" Helleteg
Guest 29-May-2003 17:56
Fotos maravillosas
Sheila Smart26-May-2003 09:46
No, Vera, its not mine. But thanks for pointing it out.

Vera26-May-2003 09:38
sheila I have a picture of a sydney bush fire. is it yours . you can see it at If its yours I apologise for stealing it. It was of the sydney bush fires christmas 2001. We were in the sydney inner western suburbs when it broke out.
ei & steve 24-May-2003 19:32
thanks for the picture of your new car.itsure is a beaut,we have been looking at your wonderful gallery,is there no end to your talents!.i think when we get used to this machine we will have great fun with it,and we can keep in touch more often. love from your sister ei xxxxx
Guest 20-May-2003 10:25
Wonderful gallery! With a sharp eye, you produce simply fantastic images which have the 'Sheila Smart' look in them. Very colorful, simply yet captivating images.

Sometime, take a peek at some of my shots.

Guest 17-May-2003 14:00
Dear Sheila,
Really enjoy your galleries very much,
espeically the black & White series!

I come from HongKong, would u please give some comments in my galleries too?
Thank you very much!
Guest 14-May-2003 11:19
wonderful composition!!
Sheila Smart04-May-2003 23:55
Thanks Vince. Oz is always worth a visit even though most feel it is too far away - but, hey, its only 20 hours of movies, airline food and monotony!
Vincent Belford04-May-2003 13:40
I greatly enjoyed all of your pictures. Maybe some day I'll get to make the schlep down there from NJ.
Being a musician I particularly enjoyed the buskers, having done some in my student days.
Best Regards
Vince B.
Sheila Smart01-May-2003 02:31
Thanks Lou. The buskers, who are mainly aborigines, make Sydney one of the most vibrant and interesting cities to visit. You will love it!

Guest 01-May-2003 01:06
Hi Sheila;
I loved the pictures of the Aboriginal busker's, they a favoite of mine.
I hope to get down under some day. Keep of the great work !!!!
Best Regards
ps, You might enjoy Patrick Jennings site.
Sheila Smart14-Apr-2003 02:08
Thank you Strat. Judging by your website, you are a master of candid photography yourself - don't you just love the human being? They are such an interesting species and since buying the Canon EF300 f/4 L IS, its been a darn sight easier to take close ups without intruding on their space.

Strat14-Apr-2003 00:36
I don't have to tell you how good you are. I'm sure you know it and are still trying to make even better ones.
I loved your eye for detail and the wonderful black and white portraits. Must come back and see more of what you're doing.

Vincent Chow 10-Apr-2003 02:16
Dear Sheila Smart,

How are you?

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We search on the interent and find some beautiful picture at the website: We would like to get your permit to use the photos.

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Please kindly e-mail to us for further discussion.

We look forward to hearing your prompt reply.

Thank you very much.

With our best and warmest regards,

Vincent Chow

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Vanina 07-Apr-2003 09:35
I was looking for some photographies in black and white of Sydney and I can say that yours are really good and beautiful ! Thanks for these photographies!
I would like to know if it's possible to have one of those in high definition in order to print poster.
Thanks in advance for your answer.


Sheila Smart01-Apr-2003 23:43
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It helps living in such a vibrant city as Sydney.

Guest 01-Apr-2003 12:32
I can only substantiate the comments I read in your guestbook. You have an amazing photographic eye and I love the pictures you make. I just joined Pbase and have only a few images up till now, but I do hope one day to have the same impressing galleries you have. Learned a lot from just viewing yours....


Cor Oldenburg
Sheila Smart14-Mar-2003 09:31
Thank you Francisco. I don't speak or read Spanish but I understand most of your comments.

Guest 13-Mar-2003 21:29
Guest 09-Mar-2003 07:33
I looked through just a few galleries of yours. Your pictures are simpy amazing! what else can I say.
Sheila Smart13-Feb-2003 03:52
Thanks Bill for your kind comments. I had lived in Toronto for ten years, having come from the UK but I found to my delight that Sydney does not have a winter and have been here since 1975. I liked your eagle images. I had several Nikons before shifting loyalties about 5 years ago and have found the D60 a wonderful camera and am enjoying it immensely which I guess shows in my photographs.

Guest 13-Feb-2003 03:01
Hi Sheila! Was just browsing the PBASE sits and came across yours and wanted to let you know that I'm very impressed with your photos!! I have a Nikon Coolpix 5000 camera but still prefer my film cameras (Nikon F-100 & F-80) as I take a lot of wildlife shots and don't like the lag time between shots. Plus the Coolpix 5000 has a zoom range of only 28-85mm in 35mm film equivalent!! Granted I do have the tele-extender but it takes time to mount it! And as I have a Sigma 50-500 zoom lens why bother and miss the great shots!The 5000 is used for scenics and the like. Well you take care and hope you visit my site. Cheers Sheila. Bill Gumbleton.
Sheila Smart19-Jan-2003 22:26
Hi Monique

Thanks for your kind comments. I too went from the G2 to the D60 and have never looked back. Its a wonderful camera but this is just where your expense starts! My advice is buy the best lenses you can afford - such as L lenses. My favourite at the moment is my 300 f/4 L IS. I hardly ever use my 70-200 f/4 L since buying the 300 from a friend. In hindsight, the way to go are prime lenses with the exception of a good wide angle zoom. A site to look at is which is a survey of Canon lenses. Good luck with your D60 and hope to see you post some shots on Fred Miranda.
Naturephoto Monique19-Jan-2003 10:55
Hi Sheila, i'm so amazed what you do with your camera, absolutely beautiful.
I have see your work at FM, GREAT. About the G2, its a fine camera. Now i'm going to upgrade to the D60, so its a big step for me.
Sheila, i hope someday we can vistit your country. Its our greatest dream to go visit the beautifull Aussie.... :)

Best regards,
Sheila Smart17-Jan-2003 22:58
Hi Daniel

Glad you liked my images of Sydney - as you know, its a wonderfully photogenic place. I used to have a G2 but after four months, was itching to buy an SLR. If you have Photoshop 6 or 7, you can use Fred Miranda's actions (which sharpen, save for web etc and a whole lot more)and which is a darn sight quicker than using the unsharp mask etc in PS. Fred's site is an excellent forum. You can find it on The folk that use the site are extremely helpful (and polite!) I also have a gallery at Shutterfreaks which is much more professional looking than PBase. By the way, you don't want to download to any site large uncompressed photographs as they can then be easily downloaded and used to someone without authority. The smaller the better.

Sheila (ex-Pom from Southampton)
Guest 10-Jan-2003 10:51
Hi Sheila, very much like your work, and was amused to see a few recognisable characters that I also saw whilst there over Christmas and New Year. I thought you may like to see my own gallery - - this seems to be the best one out there, although I would *prefer* it if there were a way to link from a personal website without the whole community and top banner being present, still, no matter really. My site is although it is getting redone shortly. I have a Canon G2 and am delighted with the results, although I have a few issues with how to best use pbase - should I upload the 4MP files as they are, or resize them? I opted for the latter, and did batch processing in photoshop with a slight unsharp mask. To me, they could be a little better, but I was wondering what tips you might have to save time and get the best results?

Thanks again,
Daniel - Oxford, UK.
tomr-photos19-Dec-2002 20:23
Hi Sheila:

Thanks for the comments about my gallery. It wouldn't bother me if we could skip the frost – and the winter season around here. My fingers got darn cold taking some of those shots. – Tom
Sheila Smart06-Dec-2002 22:14
Thanks Stu for your kind comments. I am about to post the other side of living in what my husband and I consider paradise. The bushfires are terrible in Sydney at the moment and I have taken a shot of one near where we live. I don't use PBase much any more as it constantly crashes. I have a gallery at Shutterfreaks which is much more stable and professional. Good luck buying the new lens! Just explain to your wife - it could be worse - you could suddenly develop an interest in motorcycles which my 56 year old husband has just done - hence the fact that I didn't feel too bad buying a D60!


Stu Lohr 05-Dec-2002 13:17
Hello Sheila,
On a rainy snowy day in South Caroilina how nice to enjoy pictures of blue skies and the beauty of a city some 7,000 miles away. Thanks for posting some great shot and best wishes for continued success in the field of photography!

I'm a happy D30 owner about to add a new lens (active post on DP Review) which is source for my link-up with your site. I'm leaning toward the 135mm f2.0L prime to compliment a 50 f1.4 & 28-135IS, however, as I have yet to consult with my wife of 45 years, all preceding concerning a new lens may be academic! LOL

Best regards,
Guest 21-Oct-2002 12:46
Sheila- Thanks for your comments on my Cape Town pics- and yes, I reckon I have already set my sights on a future DSLR buy- but will have to wait a year I reckon - this is, after all, a new hobby!
I just loved your pictures: the sunsets, reflections, nature- all favourite subjects of mine...
Keep going!
Guest 09-Oct-2002 16:38
From: ( Date: 09-Oct-2002 16:32
Hi Sheila,
I came across your web page while researching a programme for National geographic channel.
Congratulations on your photography!

Are the possums at all regular visitors to your garden?? Where do you live?
WE are looking for urban wildlife esp in Sydney.
Do let me know,

Best regards
geoff murray 27-Sep-2002 15:46
The photo of the pelicans is fantastic.I found your website from the canon forum..........I will return
Sheila Smart19-Sep-2002 08:36
Thanks Linda. Do give us a call if you need a bed for the night!

Linda Lee 19-Sep-2002 05:59
Hi Sheila
Enjoyed your galleries. You're very talented. Extremely talented! I love 'Tot at the Surf Club' as well as many others. Best wishes to you and Fred.

Sheila Smart18-Sep-2002 09:53
Well thank you Carol. You're very kind. Photography has become a passion with me and I hope it shows in my images. I also have a gallery at Shutterfreaks.

Kind regards
Carol 17-Sep-2002 17:59
Your vision is exquisite! And I sense a kindred spirit in you when it comes to professional assignments, too -- many's the time I've labeled an image "Final" and then "FINAL Final" and then "REALLY Final" and then "ABSOLUTELY FINAL"... :-) Thank you so much for sharing your photographs...very beautiful work.
Guest 27-Aug-2002 14:36
Dontcha just love that D60? Just bought one myself, getting to grips with it :)
Uli Stich05-Aug-2002 11:45
I really enjoyed looking at your Pictures...I think my Favourite is the D60 gallerie but they are all teriffic !!!!!!! Thanks for sharing them
Guest 17-Jun-2002 12:58
I like your galleries. Great pictures of a beautiful Australia.
Post some more. I'm always curious about pictures from different places.

I will go there sometimes on holiday.

Erwin from Holland.
Denis 24-May-2002 11:39
Hi Shiela,
As a resident of northern Sydney suburbs I thank you for your gallery.
I have only just recently bought my new digital and can't wait to capture Sydney.
Many thanks for your subject matter of Sydney. Keep snapping
Guest 04-May-2002 09:41
Sheila, its a joy to see your gallerie !
Sheila Smart29-Apr-2002 05:32
Hi David

I am also registered with Fred Miranda's forum which is a little less crowded than DPReview.

Guest 28-Apr-2002 13:28
Thanks for looking at my gallery Sheila, and an Aussie sheila too!...I'm in Orange, NSW.

I'll look into setting up properly soon. I usuually exhibit on but have had a break for about 8 months...I'm new to digital;I suppose we all are!

Cheers I'll watch out for you....Dave Strachan
Sheila Smart24-Apr-2002 01:24
Thanks Ed. I owe a lot to the great light downunder.
Guest 23-Apr-2002 15:50
Kudos ! ! Your photography is a joy to view. Thanks for sharing the images...

Sheila Smart05-Apr-2002 10:48
Thank you. Sydney is very photogenic so its easy to take good photographs.
Guest 02-Apr-2002 09:41
Just a word for saying that I liked your pics (expecially 'My Sydney'). You just have 'a photografic eye'!

Ciao from Italy