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Donna Frates 24-Oct-2009 21:36
Your photography always brightens my gloomy days.... Your nature shots take my breath away! And I show your site off to friends, family and co-workers often. Still on the 787 project?
Ashiqa 11-Jun-2009 11:41
Hi Steven

As part of Ogilvy & Mather I would like to purchace 1 of your images of the fireworks on Tempe lake that we would like to leverage in a product catalog across US and Canada. Could you share your contact details with me so I can get in touch with you ASAP?

Cory Norbury 13-Oct-2008 04:58
I love your lightning stitches i hope i can order a print from you i would look absolutely amazing in our rec room. When you get a chance let me know info about ordering one.
Martin Vlk CZ01-Oct-2008 12:29
Steven Noyes...........::((
Charlotte 14-May-2008 17:14
I keep checking up on you via your website. I love the latest Trixie pics, and know that Hana misses her. I think it's almost time for me to place another order.
Zak 20-Mar-2008 21:13
Hi ive been looking for a pic for my dinning room, realy like the pic ref "lightning panoramic week 4" can it still be purchased if so how much and what sizes avalible.
Many thanks
Steven Noyes14-Mar-2008 18:11
Each shot has about 10% added saturation. This is, by far, substantially less than the saturation added by films such as ES and Velvia. For comparison, check any images of Gary Ladd from the same area. You will find images of much higher saturation from the same exact area. Most of the color, however, is not from the saturation slider, but 2 simple facts:

1) Low angle on the light. By choosing a specific WB (in this case about 4900K) different colors will be brought out.

2) Second (and foremost), is heavy rains. Anyone familiar with shooting Paria Sandstone (maybe you are not) will tell you that the color will become much more saturated after a rain. In this case, several inches of rain. So most of the rocks are somewhere between wet and very wet. This has a drastic impact on the color and saturation of the rocks.

So no, the images are not over-saturated (even if you want to believe it) and the colors are very close to representative of that specific time after the contrast and brightness were adjusted for the shot.

Guest 14-Mar-2008 17:49
Some nice shots but I've been to the location you shot in the Paria and you've over-saturated the colors.
Henry Hughes 13-Dec-2007 05:11

Super nice photos, especially of the Oak Creek snow scenes! Hope you expand upon your winter-snow photos.
Henry H. 13-Dec-2007 05:07
Super nice photos, especially the "snowy" scenes of Oak Creek Canyon! Hope you expand on your winter snow shots.
Stephen Noyes31-Jul-2007 14:51
Great stuff all the time! I keep getting comments from people who I try to get to go to my gallery, but instead find yours, then contact me and gush how great my pictures are! It's hard not to PUFF up and take credit, but I guess I'm too honest! :-) I see you have the Canon 5, and I'm sorely tempted to get one..... I keep returning to your site for inspiration and probably to steal an idea or two for a picture... Next week I'm headed to Victoria BC and Vancouver, so I hope to get something..

From Stephen to Steven
Flemming Bo Jensen Photography19-Jul-2007 08:51
Outstanding work, I love your landscapes. I have spent some time viewing your pictures and will spend lots more. Much to admire here and to learn from. Well done!
Guest 13-Jun-2007 15:48
You're already very good and I'm sure you'll post even better work in the future.
Guest 27-May-2007 18:28
Nice work, Steven. Inspiring.
Scotty Battistoni -SO Photography05-May-2007 22:15
Your photographs are just absolutely stunning. Sheer mastery. An absolute delight to look at. There were just too many wonderful photos for me to comment on so I came to your guest book. Thank you for posting these photos for the rest of us. Hopefully someday I will get as good as you on my pictures. But I am only a beginner.
Scotty B
Guest 11-Mar-2007 09:00
Lovely each photo in your gallery
Guest 07-Mar-2007 14:45
Your photos have opened a new way for me to seeing the world.
Kevin Giannini04-Jan-2007 17:31
Wow, just came across your site and have added it to my favorites. Excellent work. I will check out in more detail tonight at home!
Guest 21-Dec-2006 17:00
Your lightning shots are amazing. Nicely done Steve.

Guest 25-Nov-2006 03:41
Hi Steve
You have a very beautiful gallery that shows that you are a professional. I am impressed by you work and learn from your shots. I have log your site in my favorite list as well.

Guest 17-Nov-2006 03:10

Congratulations on your accomplishments. Your photos reveals alot about you, your passion and strong will to succeed.
Greg Little15-Nov-2006 21:15
Steve, very nice galleries. You seem to be in the SW, or at least spend a fair amount of time there. Wonderful area and you have done it justice in your galleries. Your lightning shots are amazing.


Guest 24-Oct-2006 02:19
Congratulations on your great work, Steve. I read your posts at and visit your gallery here often. Glad you reached 1,000,000 views and going!
I am learning from your work.
Take care,
Steven Boliek 24-Sep-2006 08:15
Wow you're photograpy is amazing. I am particularly interested in your lightning shots. I have taken hundreds myself but the most i was able to capture in one shot was four strikes.
georg herder22-Aug-2006 09:20
Hi Steven!

Had a short visit on somer of your galleries - wonderful pictures there!

regards Georg
Tim Hutchins 18-Aug-2006 01:00
Thanks for your lightning panorama tips. It will be our lightning season up here very soon (Darwin Australia), it starts at the end of September. I am making a panoramic head for my tripod just to give lightning panoramas a try. I think I'll use my 50mm lense and shoot 3 or 4 sections. I use Panorama Factory which I find very good as it can create warped and blended Photoshop files. I find that using the AEL button on my camera works quite well so I'll be interested to see how this works for longish exposures. Our website will become active on the first of September 2006, and we'd love some feedback from you. Thanks again, Tim Hutchins.
Guest 02-Aug-2006 11:09
Beautiful pictures - I just looked at your photograph of a young Nighheron - it isn´t a Green Heron.
Sergio Padura28-Jul-2006 17:17
I´m still impressed about your lightings galleries. Superb "striking" images. Makes me to desire to achive more on this sort of photography. Thanks for sharing, is enlighting me.
My sole decent try is this one:
sergio 17-Jun-2006 18:15
Very interesting. Mike
Michael Moryc 04-May-2006 23:55
Steve, Absolutely stunning images! You are quite gifted, indeed! I'm taking delivery on a 1d mkii tomorrow after shooting with a 10D for the past 2 years. I've been hoping I'm doing the right thing and at the same time looking forward to the change and your photos inspire me. Keep up the good work! In Harmony, Michael
Walt 11-Apr-2006 16:03
Steve, your pictures and extremely beautiful. I am not a photographer, but do you use a digital camera or what? Monica and I are looking at all your galleries.
George Jr13-Mar-2006 06:19
thanks for the look at my cattle egrets. They were shot in the Am and might have included some fog on the lens to add atmosphere ;-) Southern FL can be humid in the AM
I had to push the temperature to much warmer to get it to look only cool.
It was a bit different than my usual.
Glanced at some of yours. You do have some nice items from the SW. Need to get back. Not much iconic in NE MS :-(
Do you have a Doctor relative In NE Miss??
Irene Wright 11-Mar-2006 07:33
Steven, I occassioanally take a look at your pictures and always enjoy them. I especially love the tree reflection and the big horn sheep.

Take care
Steven Noyes03-Oct-2005 03:58
Thanks Stacy.

I just added my fall colors gallery and hope ou enjoy it as well. BTW. You have some great lightning grabs.

Guest 24-Sep-2005 23:03
Steven, your galleries are among those I visit often. Your work shows such clarity and color, and I love the way you "see" things. I think I first became aware of your work when I was searching the camera database for examples of the EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens and I came across your stitched photo of the Tempe Town Lake! And then I find your beautiful galleries of all the places in the Southwest I love to go, captured so well! Your work is inspirational.
JO MOSS 26-Jul-2005 18:59
jerry eisner 30-Jun-2005 19:52
Hi i saw your post about modifying the 350 rebel your self for mirror lockup and landscape. however i did not quite understand why you were doing this and would like to know exactly what you were doing and why. if you could answer me back it would be greatly appreciated. is there anyway to do infra red with the equipment of a rebel 350 and what do you recommend. thanks so much for any help you could provide. jerry eisner
Guest 08-Jun-2005 01:22
Hi Steven,
I really enjoyed your website. The waterfall shots are just beautiful.
Billie Mercer06-Jun-2005 05:46
Great images.
L. Isaman 27-May-2005 15:33
Steven, I am hoping when you come to Colorado you will get a wonderful photo of the Ute Mountain. Looking forward to it. Linda
Steven Noyes12-Apr-2005 14:59
My reply has been emailed to you.
damjana 12-Apr-2005 13:29
Hi Steven!

I am interested in buying one of your images ("Forest Lakes : Week 11")- high resolution print. Could you leave me some info about the delivery and the price in my email.
If you could get back to me as soon as possible, it would be excellent - it is sort of a urgent matter :-)
Thank you very much.
Henk 12-Apr-2005 12:49
Hi Steven,

I just visit your pano images and must say they are great...!!!!
For myself I just playing around with different pano tools seeing which one I like best, but must say that the one in Photoshop CS (photomerge) till so far I like the most. I tried Stitcher and the one you use PtGui (error mistakes all over) but they look hard to handle. Did you ever tried other ones than PtGui and what is your all over conclusion.

Thanks for you time and sharing those wonderful pano shots.

Steven Noyes15-Mar-2005 15:31
As I would really like to sell you a print:-) I have sent several emails to your yahoo account with no reply. I can be contacted at:
snoyes AT cox DOT net
don perry 15-Mar-2005 06:10
Steve I'm still interested in the largest panorama print, please give me a price and I will send you a cashiers check. Thanks, Don Perry (check, paypal, whatever)
Steven Noyes04-Mar-2005 23:42
Thanks. I really liked your Tempe Bridge shot. Reminds me of home. Well. It is home pretty much. Not Tempe but Chandler:-)
Guest 03-Mar-2005 05:06
Im impressed with all of your galleries, very nice.
Steven Noyes28-Feb-2005 03:47
Is there a chance a SPAM filter deleted them?

Try sending to -- snoyes at cox dot net --

don perry 26-Feb-2005 06:19
Steve I would like to purchase some photos, but you have not answered my emails, I asked for some pricing on the larger print inc shipping. Please let me know haw much and what payment you would perfer. Thanks, Don Perry
Steven Noyes21-Feb-2005 16:55
"You know, the utes"
- Vinney
Jay Quirk 21-Feb-2005 09:29
Hey Steve,
Thanks for sharing your awesome lightning photos with the world thetre spectacular mate. They have provided a great inpiration for an art work i am planning to have airbrushed onto the tailgate of my ute.
From Jay, Blighty, NSW Australia
Paul Deveau 10-Feb-2005 23:47
Hi Steven

I really like the Lighting Pano, was interested in buying the 13 x 36
could you leave me some info in my email about prices and shipping , thanks.

Paul Deveau
Steven Noyes05-Feb-2005 17:49
They are available for purchase. I will email you with the details.
don perry 05-Feb-2005 05:19
Would like to purchase some of the lightning pictures.
Steven Noyes01-Feb-2005 21:38
dVb? Took me awhile but I found what you were referencing. He has some of the best Sedona images I have seen. Thanks for putting me that category.
Gus Rosenfeld31-Jan-2005 10:56
Mad skillZ' Steven - mad skillZ'! Both the location, POV and composition of the shoot; and, behind the monitor in the digital darkroom. You and dVb (Sedona memories) are sendin' serious eyecandy mojo from the southwest. Thanks - g
The Crucksons' 15-Dec-2004 22:11
Steve, Your photos are wonderful! The fact that we didn't know you were such a great picture taker is immaterial. Do you do this for a living? Bill is still trucking and I am still keeping the fires warm here in cold winter of Wisconsin. We have beautiful scenery here too, so come north sometime. Love, Jane and Bill
Steve N 02-Dec-2004 23:51
Tried sending a couple emails. Not getting through. Ideas?
Steven Noyes02-Dec-2004 13:26
Last I heard you might be working for the State Department or something like that. So what is up? If you ever find yourself in the Phoenix area, drop a line and we can go drink a beer and catch up for the past 20 years.

Steve N 02-Dec-2004 02:07

Your images of Tempe Lake are beautiful. I was just there 2 weeks ago. It's a small world.

BTW, you and I went to high school together 20 years ago.

Good to see you are doing great things.

The other Steve N :)
Derek von Briesen25-Nov-2004 03:56
thanks for the nice comments on my encinosa falls image. i love your work and visit your galleries often. keep up the good work. are you local in arizona? phoenic? just wonderin'.
Emre Küçükince16-Nov-2004 17:41
magnificent gallery, congralutions..
Guest 12-Nov-2004 21:43
I really like your style. nice variety of images.
great work!
Très belle gallerie avec beaucoup de variété
En fantastisk samling, mycket vackert.
Wundervolle Bilder.

Brenda Kliesen 09-Nov-2004 21:20
Steven Noyes!!! Wow on the photo front. Mom said she had a good time with your folks. I can't wait to see more of your photos.
Steven Noyes07-Oct-2004 03:10
I find myself in Rockford (still) waiting to get home to my store of images. Next week will I will be back home.

June Kliesen 06-Oct-2004 19:46
Hey Steven,I am sitting here with some of my Red Hat Ladies waiting in breathless anticipation to see the pictures you took in Kansas last month. Hoping to see them soon, (and you too!)Love, JUne
Guest 27-Sep-2004 19:36
Steven: Thanks for visiting my gallery. Yeah.. I can notice the horizon draining out in most of my images. I'll try to keep this in mind when taking similar pics. I'll try the gridded screen technique next time. Thanks again and I admire your work. Your photos from the canyon (mainly havasupai) are stunning. I'v been to that place and at that time, we had only SLRs and managed to get some decent pics.. but nothing like yours. :)
Steven Noyes27-Sep-2004 12:50
Thanks. I try and you are always welcome back. I tend to update about once a week.

Guest 27-Sep-2004 02:17
wow man, you have a talented eye for capturing the grandeur of nature. i will visit often to see your progress.


Steven Noyes31-Aug-2004 17:22
It all depends on the size. I charge $30 ft^2 + SH. So a 12"X36" pano will be $90.

Lindsay 31-Aug-2004 16:38
Hello Steven, 8-31-04

Do you have a price list for your beautiful photographs of lightning strikes?
t Smith 31-Aug-2004 10:08
Hello Steven, I wonder if it is possible for you to contact me at the Hawk Conservancy Trust on the above email. It is regarding your photo of the Indian WHite Backed Vulture. Many Thanks Tracey
Steven Noyes04-Jul-2004 19:15
The originals are posted on the pbase site. Simply select the "original" button and it will download.

So how is Chicago?

Guest 25-Jun-2004 02:38
Thank you so much for taking our photo at the South Mountain here in Phoenix.
We are waiting to get a copy, Thanks so much.
Alicia 11-May-2004 20:39

I love your pictures! I am planning a trip to Spain at the end of May and I am shopping around for an internet album to post my pictures when I return. How do you like using PBase and how do you create the borders and signature/copyright in your pictures? Is there an automated process through PBase? Please respond at your earliest convenience.

Steven Noyes29-Apr-2004 00:29
I use a home made spherical pan head and it does make a difference for subjects like:

For other shots where there are no close foreground objects, a basic pan head works great.

Anton C. 28-Apr-2004 23:34

You mentioned the use of a sperical panoramic head for the multirow shots. Do you use the Kaidan Spherical Panoramic Head? I was considering getting one, but thought that the Gitzo 1380 head might be more versatile.

With subjects so far in the distance, would parallax really be an issue? I'm not too concerned with the additional weight, considering the additional functionality.
I'm using the Gitzo 1325v legs.
Guest 28-Apr-2004 02:21
Nice photos Steve..some real nice shots
Steven Noyes19-Apr-2004 22:46
Thanks for the compliment. I hope to be getting out RSN (Real Soon Now)

With the PTMac front end. I use TIFFany III (No longer available) to do photoediting.

Andreas 18-Apr-2004 23:37
The panoramic pictures are really great. Congratulations. May I ask you what software you use?
Thx, Andreas
Karthik Murugesan25-Mar-2004 04:37
Steven: Amazing Pano shots! With the knowledge you shared I was able to do this Pano myself last weekend.

- Karthik
Steven Noyes25-Mar-2004 02:55
I am glad you enjoy the panos. They really are the most fun images to do.
Steven Noyes25-Mar-2004 02:54
Thanks for the kind words. I hope to get back to my image a week soon. Work has me busy and out of town:-(
Guest 22-Mar-2004 16:26
I've really enjoyed browsing your galleries. The panorama images are very nicely done. Nice work!

Guest 12-Mar-2004 04:59
so beautiful!!
welcome to my web
I come from Taiwan, nice to meet you!!
Steven Noyes12-Mar-2004 02:42
What photo are you talking about:-)

Guest 11-Mar-2004 17:36
I have one word for you - AWESOME!

That is easily one of the best shots that you have posted showing the true skill that you have. Alos, makes me jealous.....I would love to spend soem time jsut learning (or should I say relearn) my own skills! Promise to teach me again!

Take care and Great Job!

Thank you for sharing with us!

Pamela -:)
Steven Noyes22-Feb-2004 22:13
Thanks for the compliment.

I signed my name on a white piece of paper using a blue magic marker. I then took a digital image of the signature and turned all white to "transparent". This is saved as a unique file that I paste into each image. TIFFany III, the program I use to edit digital files, makes this very simple. I am sure PS has similar tools.
OpulenteOne 22-Feb-2004 21:19
Steven - I am still young in the digital photography world - but enjoying every minute of my education. I found your gallery and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I will be returning! From a practical perspective, I was wondering what method you use to place your name on your photos. Your "watermark" is very nicely done, and while obvious, is not overly intrusive on the image. If you wouldn't mind sharing a "trade secret" I would be very appreciative. Again, my compliments on a fine body of work! Galleries like yours serve as goals to the rest of us. Thanks for sharing!
Steven Noyes04-Feb-2004 05:37
That the search page found me? Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Silvia 02-Feb-2004 04:51
I was looking homework for my son and found your page. I really liked and enjoyed your photos. I'll be here some other time. Silvia.
Steven Noyes16-Nov-2003 23:36
It is almost a magical place, well... It is. I am so ready to go back and retake some of the images that I must have been asleep at the wheel. Under-exposed:-(

I will not wait 13 years to go back there again.

BTW. I loved many of the images in your gallery. Great use of colors to create the contrast in the scenes.

FastUno 15-Nov-2003 22:42
Love tha canyon shots. Makes me want to take a trip just to take shots. Very inspiring & professional looking. Check out some of my shots.....
Karthik Murugesan13-Nov-2003 02:12

I am totaly inspired by your breathtaking landscape imgages. I really liked your recent Havasupai pictures. I've seen many pictures of Havsupai Falls, but I realized how beautiful it is just after seeing your pictures. Oh I love the subtle color changes between the waters and rocks. How do you meter exposure so perfectly that all the elements, waters, rocks and leaves are so natural?

- Karthik.
Steven Noyes27-Mar-2003 21:20
It was fun to talk to you as well and I look foward to seeing a galery of yours soon. Show me what that D100 can do:-) I hope to get up to the Jackson Hole area this spring/summer and get some great images.

Bruce Barton 24-Mar-2003 01:06
Steven, Nice to meet you in the Phoenix airport today. I have viewed most of your pictures over the past hour and have really enjoyed them. Looks like you are as much a gadget guy as I am with all the different cameras you have used. The shots of the Grand Canyon are great, as all are, I just really enjoy outdors etc. Ill try at some point to set up some from up here in my neck of the woods. Hope you have a great time in Illinois and Hawaii. Regards, Bruce Barton
Steven Noyes21-Mar-2003 16:28
That isn't what was taken (exactly) There is some darkroom "Magic" going on.
Guest 20-Mar-2003 14:10
Hi Steve:

The link you sent out took me to your newest postings, and I must say that I was very uplifted and totally blown away...the photos are incredible. One of my favorites was the rainbow in the river. You captured the colors in the water as well as the will give the pros a run for their money!

Thank you for the link....please keep me posted too! Why don't you consider printing a book of your personal favorites along with stories to each photo.....I know it would sell!

love ya!

Sheryl 14-Feb-2003 00:19
people ate linking to your site wow
Steven Noyes25-Jan-2003 23:59
It has been a fun year makeing some of those images. Glad you enjoyed them. Coming back to the USA anytime soon??
Deek Logan 14-Jan-2003 04:20

What a wonderful gallery of photos! I am really impressed! I saw the pictures from the off-road outing and then took a look at all of the other beautiful pictures you have. Still took me well over an hour to look at all the lovely pictures. Can't wait to show the kids! You even make the Mini-Baja look good!!!

pamela noyes 24-May-2002 20:32
Hi Steve:

What are you planning on doing for memorial day weekend?

I have been using my camera alot lately, I went to a school play last night and got a few good shots of the kids....and I have figured out the macro mode, it is lots of fun, I took a macro of the african violet in my office it turned out ok....I still need the practice. I am really glad that I bought it.

I am rediscovering the photographer in me, it's good to know that she still exists!

take care and call me or better yet if you find any good resource books that help with digital photos let me know about them!

Do you still want to do a Windjammer Cruise with us? Gary wants to go really bad.

Pami :)
Paul Symonds 23-May-2002 02:46
Steve, Lots of very lovely shots. Sasha likes her pictures alot. Thanks for making me aware of Pbase, looks great!, Paul.
Steven Noyes18-May-2002 19:02
I figured that you would like the cats :-)

And yes, New Orleans is a great place to visit. A bit dirty but it is
loads of fun. Sheryl and tony would be glad to have you visit, am sure.

PAMELA 15-May-2002 17:49
Hi Steve:

The new photos are great, especially the ones of Breeze and BrunHilda.

It appears you got a chance to see alot of intersting parts of Louisiana. The jazz festival shots looked great, was the music good too! Gary and I are going to have to get over there to see the area and visit with Sheryl and Tony.

Take care!

love ya

SLNS 22-Apr-2002 22:15
godd job baby bro need some for the house
pamela 19-Apr-2002 12:54

The new photos are beautiful....I most especially like the one with the hummingbird....great shot. I think that the ASU photos are classic examples of your work!

I am so proud of you and I admire your creativity as well as your "eye"!

See you soon!

love Pami
Steven Noyes12-Apr-2002 16:56
If it isn't Ms. MaGoo :-) What is up Sue. I need to post a few pics of the
house so people can see it. I will see what I can do.

Sue Johnson 04-Apr-2002 15:10
Hey! How are you? Please post some pictures of your new home! I really want to see it! Chow.....