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What a small world! That was a long time ago. I am about 10 K's from Spang and it has changed a lot over the years. Hope you got some good use out of that camera!
I'm guessing you were in the 49thTFW in 1966?
If so, I am the fellow who bought your B&J 4x5 view camera.
I used the camera while a student at Brooks Institute.
I was stationed at Clark Air Base in the early 80's. I used to see 68-0468 on a daily basis. It was boasting that red star on the splitter and I used to wonder. 31 years later, I found your story on the internet and finally learned the history of that aircraft. Very much appreciative of your service.
As I always admired the pilot in you, now I admire your artisric talent.
I still display your images in my studio. As a mattee of fact lots of AF personell wanted to buy your signed F4 you gave ti me as a gift.
To remind you of me, I had the frame shop on base in Spang.
Jack Reed says HI a fellow F4 Vietnam pilot.
I saw a link to your pictures from the website dpreview.com. I was stunned to see those beautiful sunset images, then the Fall image from your balcony. I thought, what a gorgeous place! Then I saw your profile and said you were in Germany and I thought, no wonder!! What a gorgeous place. I'm in Texas, but my father was U.S. Army and my mother is German from Radldorf, near Straubing. I visited my Oma there as a child last time when I was 10 in 1971. To this day, I still remember fondly picking berries in the woods, swimming in the Laber river. What wonderful childhood memories. Strange that those are the few memories I had while we lived in Germany. We were stationed first in 1966-68 in Manheim, then in 1971 in Zweibrucken. My mother is 78, but I'm trying to convince her to visit one last time in her life. When we were in Zweibrucken, we visited Trier with neighbors, and I still remember the gorgeous drive into that city, with apple and pear trees lining the road and all the gorgeous hills with grapevines near the Moselle river.
Must be like living in Heaven there in Eisenschmitt. My Oma's maiden name was Eisenmann.
That's too funny.
Thank you for the wonderful memories
Hallo Herr Retterbusch,
als Besucher diverser Flugshows gefallen mir die Bilder natürlich richtig gut!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Hi Cousin Gary, Good to know about you after all this time. What a surprise. Would like to get to know more about what you have been doing over the past years.Frankfort, Class of 54 reunion this week end. Wish you could come. Everyone ask about you and I would like to tell them some news. Your Pictures are fantastic, and what about your jewelry designing? Answer if and when you can. Nancy Boggs, Mrs James Boggs (Karen)
Really top class images looked at interiors with H1 and they are outstanding.thanks for comment on STF I didnt want to keep thread going.I am going to continue taking images for a hobby and there is no rule says i have to be good.thanks again.
Keep on shooting. Your pictures bring me home. They are the next best thing to being there.
You have taken some very nice pictures. See your preference is for Sony. :)
Your photos are wonderful! I lived in Altenriet for many years and these are so familiar-I miss Germany so very much.
Gale, Himmerod is located between the villages of Eisenschmitt and Grosslittgen.
The closest real town is Wittlich. We are about 45 K's north of Trier (the oldest city in Germany) and about the same from the Luxemburg border. The coordinates are 50 01' 40" 6 45' 23" and you can cut and paste those into Google Earth.
Thanks very much, Dean! I appreciate you looking and commenting. Would like to get over your way some time.
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner
Jim, you deserved every word! My pleasure!
Gary, Thank you so much for the kind comments that you made in my galleries.
Stellar job! Can I get your signature?
Hi, Jim! Sure nice to have you take a look! Tell Diane "howdy".
Good to see an old classmate makes good. Keep in touch.
Hi, Doug! Nice to have you come by!
Gary's long-lost cousin, now in Ks Cy.
LOL George! Hope you have a great birthday and get your wish! Mine is also coming up soon and I'm hoping for a Sigma 100-300. Hope the wife heard that!
Superb galleries for a Fighter puke, Gary, Well Done !
Looking forward to my birthday and A100.
Thanks sisoo; I'll have a look.
very nice work im inviying u 2 visit my gallery pls comment.
Hi Dinu, after looking at your galleries I am quite certain you would like the R1. IMO, it makes extremely nice images of the type subjects you photograph.
Hi Stacy. Thanks very much! I sent an email to you.
Fabulous images. May I have permission to use some images for a horse game? You would be credited of course.
Merci très beaucoup!
Félicitations pour votre travail!
The graveyard you mentioned is in fact a military site. It is maintained by a locate group thru donations.
Thank you very much, Jim! I just hope you have more time as a retiree than I do! I wonder how I ever had time to work. ;-)
Finally had the oportunity to go through your photo gallery... I just love your photography. Just retired hoping to spend more time with my cameras(717,828,H1,R1 and W7.
Thank you very much! I think you will truly enjoy the H1.
I was just skimming dpreview.com in search for infos about DSC H1, for I intend to purchase one, soon. The link to your web page convinced me definetely. Thank you, and congratulations for your photos. Beautifull... they are so... so beautifull indeed.
Got your name off the Digital Photography Review website regarding the Sony DSC-F828 camera. I recently borrowed the camera from a buddy who now has so many digital cameras he wishes he were an octopus. Anyhow, as I am slowly learning how to use the camera, I am trying to figure out how to manually set the ISO. Could you help? Thank you.
Thank you very much, Mesh! The door is always open for you!
Hi Gary. I think your landscape galleries are rich in variety. The colours are wonderful and your compositions are perfect. Your shots make me want to revisit Germany. See you in DP Review.
Ha ha ha! Martin, I wish it was true! If you ever get over this way again, please stop by our house.
martin van ewijck
Garry, when we met last week with the Austin Healey's we didn't had a clue to stand oppesite a great photographer.
Thanks for stopping by, Günter! It is my pleasure to show off the big city of Eisenschmitt for you! I really love this village and the people.
Sehr schoene Bilder vom alten Deutschland. Es ist eine wahre freude einmal wieder Doerfer zu sehen an die ich mich als Kind erinnere. Vielen dank!
Thank you, Stefani! Believe me, you have enough subject material in Arizona to keep you busy for a life time! I love the Southwest and hope to get back again.
Very nice gallery. I one day would love to visit Germany. You have some photos from the grand canyon and Southwest USA, that I am very envious of, and I live in Arizona. I am new to photography, so I guess I just have to get out more.
Thank you so very much, Gale! My pleasure for sure.
Gary, your gallery is exceptionally well done and to be admired. You really have that F717 going to work for you. Sunsets, portraits, et all., are interesting to view. Your balcony must be quite a platform for your photography! Congrats, Gale