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Gary Retterbush29-Nov-2016 09:09
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!
Guest 28-Nov-2016 16:22
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.
Bryan Jones 17-Nov-2012 05:39
Dear Sir,
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.
Bryan Jones/Oklahoma
Nabil 06-Oct-2012 14:05
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.
Frank ALlbright 11-Jun-2010 06:51
I saw a link to your pictures from the website 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
Stefan Weber 29-Mar-2010 08:06
Hallo Herr Retterbusch,

als Besucher diverser Flugshows gefallen mir die Bilder natürlich richtig gut!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Stefan Weber
Karen Boggs 10-Sep-2009 22:01
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)
james morgan16-Aug-2009 21:07
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.
Tommy 14-May-2009 17:43
Keep on shooting. Your pictures bring me home. They are the next best thing to being there.
Yaamon(Mark W.)05-Feb-2009 03:04
You have taken some very nice pictures. See your preference is for Sony. :)
Barbara Rosser22-Dec-2008 03:45
Your photos are wonderful! I lived in Altenriet for many years and these are so familiar-I miss Germany so very much.
Gary Retterbush17-Apr-2008 08:11
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.
Gary Retterbush07-Apr-2008 17:45
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 07-Apr-2008 15:28
Nice Galleries

website :
Gary Retterbush23-Jun-2007 14:21
Jim, you deserved every word! My pleasure!
Jim Coffman22-Jun-2007 20:13
Gary, Thank you so much for the kind comments that you made in my galleries.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 12:56
Stellar job! Can I get your signature?
Gary Retterbush30-Oct-2006 21:13
Hi, Jim! Sure nice to have you take a look! Tell Diane "howdy".
Jim Mustin 30-Oct-2006 18:53
Good to see an old classmate makes good. Keep in touch.
Gary Retterbush16-Oct-2006 15:05
Hi, Doug! Nice to have you come by!
Doug Boggs 16-Oct-2006 02:52
Gary's long-lost cousin, now in Ks Cy.
Gary Retterbush07-Sep-2006 21:35
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!
Guest 07-Sep-2006 19:32
Superb galleries for a Fighter puke, Gary, Well Done !
Looking forward to my birthday and A100.
Gary Retterbush23-Aug-2006 13:38
Thanks sisoo; I'll have a look.
Guest 23-Aug-2006 10:34
very nice work im inviying u 2 visit my gallery pls comment.
Gary Retterbush09-Jul-2006 09:07
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.
Gary Retterbush04-Jul-2006 08:47
Hi Stacy. Thanks very much! I sent an email to you.
Stacey 03-Jul-2006 22:37
Fabulous images. May I have permission to use some images for a horse game? You would be credited of course.
Gary Retterbush07-Jun-2006 20:57
Merci très beaucoup! 04-Jun-2006 14:24
Félicitations pour votre travail!
Gary Retterbush23-Mar-2006 12:14
The graveyard you mentioned is in fact a military site. It is maintained by a locate group thru donations.
Gary Retterbush01-Feb-2006 14:03
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. ;-)
Jim Knights 31-Jan-2006 17:52
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.
Gary Retterbush28-Jan-2006 19:40
Thank you very much! I think you will truly enjoy the H1.
Pol-Varzaru Radu 28-Jan-2006 17:06
I was just skimming 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.
Bill Helm 20-Dec-2005 14:52
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.

Bill Helm
Gary Retterbush22-Nov-2005 08:21
Thank you very much, Mesh! The door is always open for you!
Mesh 21-Nov-2005 23:24
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.
Gary Retterbush07-Aug-2005 14:01
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 07-Aug-2005 11:43
Garry, when we met last week with the Austin Healey's we didn't had a clue to stand oppesite a great photographer.
Gary Retterbush30-Jun-2005 17:38
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.
Guenter Mueller 28-Jun-2005 19:10
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!
Gary Retterbush05-Jun-2005 18:35
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.
Stefani 05-Jun-2005 17:45
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.
Gary Retterbush29-May-2005 19:33
Thank you so very much, Gale! My pleasure for sure.
Gale House 29-May-2005 15:21
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