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Guest 27-Mar-2013 04:28
Hi Ian,
Great photos from cousins across the pond! I see you have the "eye-fi" card and wanted to know your thoughts. I'm planning on pairing it with a d600 and iPad2 for instant viewing and picture retouching before sent to printers, when I purchase it. Thanks for your time! Keep up the wonderful work and inspiration! ~Jared.
Ian Clowes14-May-2011 19:47

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Guest 14-May-2011 19:38
Hi Ian

brilliant pics am intrested to know if u could supply me a copy of the memorial to the tunnellers gs2 0021 jpg
Joop van Dijk 07-Jun-2010 18:58
Hello Ian,

Very nice photo's of the Masters. Nice to look at all the musicians playing! Could I have a copy of GS2_7591.jpg? It's a photo of Brass Band Schoonhoven's bass group centre. Thanks, Joop van Dijk
Brant Lautenbach 12-May-2010 18:42
Hi Ian,
nice pics of the European Brassband Championships 2010!
is it possible to send me the copies of pics GS1_4811.jpg, GS1_4795.jpg and GS1_2641.jpg. (pics from brassband "De Waldsang", Holland)

Craig Foskett 20-Dec-2009 16:06
Hi There, is it possible to supply me with copies of pics GS1_8609.jpg and GS1_8605.jpg.
they are fromthe Fodens Christmas Concert pics.
Alan Sykes 04-Oct-2009 18:09
please can we have copies of the two great pics (shown on 4BarsREest) of Wantage B Band playing in the 4th Section contest at Harrogate last weekend?
Alan Sykes
derek atkinson 03-Jul-2009 08:16
Ian can we use some of your pics. fron ENBBC for BFBB web. ??
Samantha Davies 11-Jun-2009 08:17
Hi Ian

We are really interesting in the Runcorn Bridge Night Reflection picture that you did and obtaining a copy - how if possible would we go about it?? - excellent photos by the way.
Sam Davies
Berb 07-Jun-2009 10:47
You must be a Leyland supporter!!!
Guest 12-May-2006 16:54
Now there's a thing Ian, how do you know if you get a vote other than if somebody tells you in a comment?
Donald Judge 02-May-2006 14:33
Hi Ian
Great photos of the Conducting Weekend (wasn't it an amazing experience, even for us 'passives'? My brain certainly felt very active!) And just a glance suggests great images in your other albums too when I get a chance to look.
Mari Buckley 23-Mar-2006 10:21
Hi Ian
Just found your website quite by accident, wonderful photos !!
Mari and Audrey, Preston, Lancs.
Guest 01-Dec-2005 14:32
Hi Ian,
In one of your captions you mention having bought some flowers for Denise. Is that your wife? It would be such a coincidence if you are married to a Denise as well.
I've only had time for a quick look see during a late lunch break but I've seen enough to know I'll be back, Regards, Ian
Guest 25-Aug-2005 15:00

You have an excellent collection of photos. I can see your love for Chester, it is a wonderful place live and travel. I live in London but visit Chester at lease twice a year. I have also got a gallery on the Chester hope you would like it.

- Karan
Jane 28-Jun-2005 14:49

Great to see you've been keeping yourself busy since moving south. How come there aren't any pictures of the kite surfing?

Stay well,

Guest 14-Jun-2005 22:10
Greetings Ian!

Thanks for the recent comment you left in 'My Favorites' gallery. To date, I've only got one cloud image posted which can be found here:

I've got a folder full of cloud images which still need sorting. However, not many as 'dramatic' in feel as the ones you posted a few days ago. I hope to be able to sort through them soon and have them in their own gallery. You've got a wonderful collection of images in your galleries. The selections in your 'Top 50' are all very well done! Thanks again!


Valeska09-May-2005 06:09
Hello Ian
Thanks for your inspired comments on my structure gallery. Are you already started with something like that? A lot of people love the composition pics. They are an impression from a day of weekend of.
Warm regards Valeska
Mindy McNaugher26-Apr-2005 04:05
Thanks for stopping by my galleries, and commenting on my Edinburgh shot. Have loved exploring your country! And I've thoroughly enjoyed looking around your galleries. Makes me realize how much I'd like to get back over there again. In the meantime, I'll stop back and enjoy your fabulous photos!
Guest 26-Mar-2005 07:18
Website not operational at present, I'm afraid. The Band is
one of the oldest in Yorkshire, I believe, starting in about 1859 -
but like Brass Bands everywhere it has had it's ups and downs.
Getting up to the Championship section was an exciting rollercoaster,
but staying there and retaining enough really committed players
is a continuing challenge. Concerts and performances are great fun
though and there is very good local support - we have a full hall
every time. Inerestingly several ex-players are now Heads of music
at our local schools and others play with Hull Phil. As you say, who
knows where our youngsters will end up.

Thanks for your reply - happy photography and happy Banding!
Ian Clowes23-Mar-2005 20:58
Championship stuff - if only! Still who knows where the youngsters can end up. Don't know your band so will look you up. Is there a web site?


"Suey"! 23-Mar-2005 19:42
I am the 'Suey' who so enjoys seeing Chris Hadden's PBase daily pictures. (We were at
school together). She recommended your PBase galleries - particularly as we have banding in common. Two of our younger offspring played with Cottingham for years - as it rose up the sections, ending with the Royal Albert Hall, trips to Paris and Lille, the Championship section - and some really marvellous experiences along the way. Husband and I still are involved with box office, front of house and Patrons newsletter and admin (about 100 individual and very loyal Patrons). One 'child' is at Uni now, the other backwards and forwards between Kenya and East Yorkshire, but their experiences with the Band have been very important for them.
I am enjoying seeing your galleries - you must have a very observant eye. I liked the display of seeds - I too am a very keen gardener and this is a vision that excites! So many of the band pictures look very familiar and I just admire anyone who has the commitment to produce such marvellous pictures regularly for us all to enjoy. Thank you.
Guest 05-Mar-2005 22:08
Interesantes fotografías
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
Chris02-Mar-2005 22:02
The general idea is to have all titles beginning with M - some will probably stretch the imagination but I'll have a go. Thanks for your comments - Regards, Chris. PS The snow is gradually evaporating - it was -20 yesterday morning and absolutely gorgeous, if chilly!
Guest 28-Feb-2005 01:04
Nice photos...enjoy a lots
Ian Clowes22-Feb-2005 21:28
Just use image resize in PS, and set width to 750. Save as maximum size JPG (12). Quality seems to be fine. I wanted it to display without too much delay and to avoid scrolling as much as poss. Seems to work OK :) Also means people can't download and use the original hi-res file without requesting it....

I have to say pbase without braodband would be a bit frustrating!
Chris22-Feb-2005 17:43
Forgot to say - I was interested to see you resize to 750ish. We are still on dial-up with no hope of broadband until late 2006, if then!! This means that anything over 300k takes forever to download - and if I go much lower the pictures pixillate (think that's the term) horribly. Chris
Chris22-Feb-2005 17:39
Embarrassed over the viaduct shot - although I was pleased with photograph, I missed the train because I had set the timer and forgotten to cancel it - you know the rest! Regards, Chris
Ian Clowes18-Feb-2005 08:41
low res is short for low resolution. I resize all the images to 750 by whatever. To make it easier to download and it also means people have to ask if they want the original file for anything :) Seems 750 displays about right on the screens for most people.
Valeska18-Feb-2005 06:30
Thank you for your comment on my PAD. Today I looked around in your galleries and I love what I see. But I have one question. What do you meaning with low res?
Ian Clowes17-Feb-2005 15:51
Fantastic - many thanks, will annoy the kids with it!!
Chris17-Feb-2005 08:40
Here's a snow photograph, just for you. We have about 8in/20cm of the white stuff today. It is somewhat overcast and the light level is not too good but I'm hoping for improvement later on. Chris ;-}
Ian Clowes07-Feb-2005 23:21
Yep used to cycle the canal towpaths as a youngster! We got lots of visitors too when in Pars, but mainly in the warmer weather )
Chris07-Feb-2005 19:49
Good evening Ian. Visitors for the weekend from the UK (goes with moving to France!) but, although not strictly PADding, the photograph was taken this week in 2004! Maybe you know the location - not so far from Congleton. Regards, Chris.
Ian Clowes01-Feb-2005 15:11
No I haven't. Only got into banding a few years back when we moved to Chester. Born over that way though in COngleton. Our period in France was obviously not quite as successful as yours. We lived in Saclay (just South), but I worked away alot and my wife never managed the 'small talk' at the school gates :) Be nice to visit again though sometime. So for now I'll watch it through your lens!
Chris01-Feb-2005 13:38
Hi Ian
Just caught up with your galleries again - nice photographs.
No, not a job move - we lived near Paris in the 80's (job location - La Defense) and have spent the interim years waiting to return to France. Moved back (on a permanent basis) in the autumn - fabulous...BTW - Have you come across Bollington Brass Band? Regards, Chris
Ian Clowes19-Jan-2005 21:42
I'm finishing in Scotland next Friday - so you'll get more CHeshire shots!

We spent a couple of years living just South of Paris - an interesting time. Hope it works out for you in France. Job move?
Chris19-Jan-2005 21:38
Hi Ian, thanks for visiting my PAD gallery and for comments. We have recently moved from just NE of Macclesfield (Bollington) to La Creuse, hence the change in location of photographs, so it's great to see some of Cheshires finest again. Also interesting is the 'Bridges' gallery, as half our family live in Edinburgh. Keep up the good work. Regards, Chrish :-}
Ian Clowes18-Jan-2005 07:57
I've got a very very cheap tripod - not too tall (600cm or so), but it seems to do the trick, especially low light work. Main thing 've found (after lots of sloping horizons@ is just to keep an eye on it. But since starting a PAD I take a tripod with me, which I wouldn't have before. If it's low light I'll carry it attached to the camera. It is a pain, but makes previously impossible possible :)
Guest 18-Jan-2005 01:15

Thanks for the comment on the slanted horizon. I've been tossing around the idea of picking up a tripod, and you have helped in justifying a purchase. Any recommendations for a person that likes to travel lite?

Karen Leaf17-Jan-2005 00:08
Thanks for your recent comments Ian. I've enjoyed browsing thru your impressive work, and will be back often.
Ian Clowes15-Jan-2005 08:03
Many thanks for visiting, and for commenting on the images. Cheers.
Guest 15-Jan-2005 07:57
Ian, just been browsing your galleries.
Great stuff, keep shooting.
I'll be back regularly to see your new shots.
Ian Clowes10-Jan-2005 06:43
thanks. yo're right it's Nova Scotia!
Guest 10-Jan-2005 02:27
Hey Ian, thanks for visiting my gallery. I'm afraid I don't have any photos of the Chester Brass Band. Do you mean in Chester, Nova Scotia? I'm not sure there is one in Newfoundland. Your shots are excellent and I especially like Piping the ship away. The Euphoria gallery has a smooth polished feel. I voted for quite a few of your excellent images.

Mike Martin
Brownsville, Texas

and Thanks for sharing
Ian Clowes07-Jan-2005 16:12
mmmmm. Thanks for the note - I've some way to go before matching your images :) You remind me of some film based images I've got tucked away of a trip to Zimbabwe. Might have to dig them out... but otherwise it's the digital world I'm exploring! I liked your window shot in your favourites.
Serena Bowles07-Jan-2005 15:29
Hi Ian, and welcome to PBase. You've got some lovely shots on already, and I look forward to seeing more. All the best for 2005.