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Hello Ray! Just wanted to thank you for sharing your awesome work with us! Always looking forward your new shots. You have a very good eye for photography. Thank you also for your many kind comments to my images. I'm grateful of your support. Wishing you all the best, my friend. - Anitta
Beautiful work.Thanks for sharing!
Greetings Ray ~
I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest and Healthiest of New Years!
Thanks for stopping by .
Like your photo perspective a lot .
Too bad I couldn't stay 'round for the last few days...
It was a superb gathering of the minds.
Kathy Colby Kurasch aka
Really, really great work Ray. Thank you for sharing!
Happy Birthday Ray and many more!
Seems Ray Pettit has taken... flight ;-)
High New Year Ray.
Thank you for commenting on my gallery.
You have unbelievable pics in here! They're great... and I'll be sure to comment on them.
Thanks, Jim P's youngest daughter, "Little E"
wow ... i really enjoy your work Ray!
keep up shooting and sharing it here in PBase :o)
One of my favorites on pbase. Keep up the good work.
I think that time spent looking at your galleries is time well spent. Wonderful collection.
Dawn C. Schu
Really enjoy your work Ray... Thanks so much for sharing!!! Hope you don't mind that I have added you to my favorites...
Beautiful work Ray! Images like yours keep me inspired. Keep up the good work.
thanks for stopping by!!
im in love with ur photographs!
I found you through Sabine Stetson's galleries. Happy Birthday, Ray!! Best wishes and happy shooting.
let me be the first guestbook comment of the year, Happy Birthday! ;-)
Thanks for visiting my gallery and your comments,
I like a lot the "artistic period" you seem to have recently opened ;-)
im doin gphoography a level, and i was wondering if you could spice up ur profile so that i can actually see what kind of imagery has inspired you ect
I enjoyed the browse around your images tonight and will look forward to a return visit. The is a lot of talent on Pbase and your photographs are amoung the best for creativity and originality.
Best wishes Barry
It's quite a statement, I think, of how your photography has grown over the years and what a mass appeal your shots have . . . .you have just over 4000 images online and waaaaay over 3 million hits. Pretty darn impressive =)
thanks for stopping by my Bath gallery. Your people shots and street scenes are well observed and a treat to look at. Hope you can make a PBase meet in the future.
Ray, your eye for composition is outstanding, I enjoy your portfolios immensely.
G Phillips - USA
Thank you so very much for your recent messages about images from my galleries and your constant support.I apologise for not responding to every recent message or your images but I hope to do better in the future!My very best wishes and thanks, David. :0)
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent my friend...Excellent work...Greetings from Montenegro and i will come back with pleasure...
you got here great galleries, with some great ideas!!
i enjoyed having a look
keep up, and keep in touch !
I have found on very interesting photographer. It you!)
Rodolfo Parulan Jr.
I enjoyed viewing your galleries! Fantastic shots here. Keep it up! c",)
Dear Ray, thank you for exhibiting your talent to the world, and as I can see, the world always gives you a heartfelt feedback! Keep on exploring like a child! Best regards, Sofia
I've spent the better part of last hour looking through your galleries and I have to say it was a pleasure. I am flattered that you've commented on one of my photos, because your work is wonderful. Thank you. Anne
I've spoken to the Queen and she's agreed to Knight you.
When can you get over there?
sorry for the late answer, I had big problems with my computer.
Thank you very much for your nice comments, and votes.
You have very nice pictures.
Will go back to see more.
Thx for your comments in my gallery. Best regards, Adrian.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my gallery. Your shots on here are a definate inspiration.
thank you Ray! a pleasure to read your thoughts... as well as a pleasure to come over and visit. wonderful photos.
love the new picture on your profile!
Oh and in case it doesn't have. Enjoy!!!!
You see, that's my problem.
I hesitate, does your comment have a double meaning? I don't speak English like a native, so I am uncertain.
Well, in case it has. Enjoy!!!!
thanks for stopping by my galleries and for clearing up the issue of the retire date of the Viking.
I admire your expertise in taking portraits. I never mastered that, so I gave it up for the other stuff that I do.
Deja vu... Yes I've been here before, I've seen your "Dance City" and Candid photos.
Thanks for your comment and your vote. You have got some amazing photos here yourself, I have yet to explore them. I am relatively new to photography, it's been only a few years, and I have a backlog of loads photos to process already :)
Merci pour les commentaires sympa sur ma galerie " mes préférées ", ainsi que pour la rectification sur Portsmouth.
A+, Eric Carrere.
Thanks for your comment. You're right, it's supposed to be funny.
Dale John Larsen
I love your work. It is apparent that you have a natural eye for capturing the image and the skill and patience to present your photos in an engaging fashion.
you have a very creative imagination and of course you know how to make good photos.
I enjoyed a lot, thanks very much for sharing.
If you like, have a look to my galleries, any comment highly welcome.
I am always so impressed with your work .
Such excellent work.
you have a very sensitive gallery
please check out my gallery
thanks so much to have take the time to see my gallry: your is beautiful:)
I appreciate your comment regarding this picture,
There is a television screen showing a football pitch However, it is obscured by some chap's head, also, there was another tele off stage left. The wide-angle lense that I have ordered has not arrived yet, so I was unable to capture that also. Thanks again for your comments and kind words. I love your "St. George's Cross" Gallery. GO ENGLAND!!!
Ray, thanks for your comments on a couple of my pictures. Have enjoyed having a real good trawl through your galleries...so much to appreciate! Also like the way you have set up your themes in the galleries. You have very consistent work....I like it!! Mike.
Hi Ray-Thank you for visiting my pbase galleries and for leaving your comments on my PAD yesterday.Thanks
Love your image "Pulling My Hair Out." Wondering if I could use it as an illustration for a sermon series about stress. I don't want to use it without your permission, so please let me know. Thanks a ton!
Thanks for stopping by my Vintage Aircraft Gallery! I do admire your fantastic portraits, especially since I have no talent with portraits myself, so I stay away from it. I guess I'm just more of a recorder than an artist.
All your photos are incredible - great work - thanks for sharing.
Hi Ray, Just seen the visit maps in your welcome message. Saw the world one some time ago on another site but didn't think we could inclue it here. So it's not just photography tips we can pick up here - Thanks. Ian
Hello, amature photographer here. Just getting started in the last two years with a Canon 20D. I have a hard time accepting the equipment your using with what I saw on your site. Outstanding. Not only do you have a great eye for composure, but you also seem to know your equipment like the back of your hand. This is where I want to be in a few years or so. In the future, hopefully near futre I hope to get a pbase account up and running. When I do I'll let you know the location. As for your site I think I will be adding it to my favorites to keep an eye on your future work. By the way I noticed that you rank yourself as just a hobbiest. With just the quick look that I took I noticed that there were more than a few shots that could net you some cash when it comes to stock photog. Take care and keep up the great work.
Mike Forhan / Amature in Edmonton Canada.
Just looking at your pictures almost brings tears to my eyes. I'm not sure why but somehow it touches me in a very special way.
Your beautiful pictures puts a lot of aspiring people like myself to shame.
Hope you and your computer are soon feeling much better. Hurry back and take care.--Rene
I was browsing PBase Topics and suddenly I've run into one of yours
. I could not believe my eyes! I thought I accidentally clicked on my own topic
What an amazing match of choices, isn't it? I'd love to hear from you what do you think about it. Please let me know.
Hi Ray, thanks for naming my planes! (How on earth did you know that was a Bristol Britannia?!!!) And thanks for the creative inspiration in your galleries. Kind regards, Lee (Lillymoll)
respect, you are a great photographer! your candid shots are one of the best on pbase.
Fantastic gallery; I must've lost an hour in here...I'll be back for more time loss for sure!
Excellent photography and a great"eye" I enjoyed visiting you at pbase.
we want to help the homeless people in england. but here we cAN´T BUY THE BIG ISSUE.
With your permission - I put you on my fav list! Exciting pictures! This is a great find for me! And a bunch of new inspirations too. Thanks Ray!
Ray, thanks for visiting my galleries - you have some really great photos here, unfortunately I'm on dial-up and it takes a looong time to go through so many, but I'll be back!
added to favourites! some of the best work on pBase - love the humanity.
thanks for your kind comment :)
Liked the colors and composition, everything!
what i see now, is really FANTASTIC
Thanks for your comments.
YOU HAVE VERY COOL SHOTS.
my wife love you, every since she stumbled into the middle of one of your sets at covent garden
These are truely magnificent captures that reveal a life in Britain the way only a local can capture it. Unfortunately the system has crashed on me a few times with efforts to write a comment but I have managed to vote a few times. These are truely magnificent captures and soem of the images I visited reminded me of the work of Herb Ritts. Please do see that as a compliment.
Awesome gallery! You have a mix of everything!!
This is why we all pick up a camera - incredible work
Was an absolute pleasure viewing your work.
I think you are amazing artist
keep doing your great work !
please visit me at
Hello Ray and friends,
I wonder if you have any photos of Cobham Common, especially summer solstice. I believe that in WWII (& other times of course) people collected to watch the sun rise amidst laughter and fun.
My mother was Violette Szabo GC, hero in SOE. I'm gathering information for her archives. If you can help I would be very happy.
Great buses - which is where I landed.
Thanks a lot.
Tania Szabo - contact: email@example.com and I live in the lovely island of Jersey.
Fine work! DD
An impressive PAD gallery, with a consitent high quality that does not deter in caliber. The whole range of galleries is great but I have not yet been able to go through all of them yet. The captures that you have made reflect a spontanious and confident photographer that makes teh captured images speak. That is a trait to be proud of. Well done!
Thanks for your interesting comments. Why do you say that this Neptune is a dutch plane?
My father had a training in Netherlands, but not these years and the airport on the picture is a french airport. And why Jodel D112 instead D111? Your answers interest me very well.
Best wishes, Pascale.
I use to go to the studly arms many years ago it is a shame to see it close down like it did....
Oh my god, what a variety of pictures with "human interest," this is unbelievable, guess it will take my at least days to browse through your outstanding work! ~Armin
Hi Ray, Thanks for dropping by my galleries and the comment about "keeping your eye out " for shots. Looking though just some of your stuff , esp the PaDs I can see you certainly have an eye for a good shot. BRILLIANT esp the people shots, something I wish I could feel more comfortable with. Enjoyed the Leicester gallery too, brought back some memories for me as I worked around there a couple of ( 30+ ) years ago :-)
Great writing to go with your excellent images. I love it!
You're an ace!
I'm impressed by your galleries. You do very well with people.
Hi! I ocasionally found your site and I think it is very informative. I've found very much interesting stuff for me... Thanks for your site!
Wat een prachtige vernieuwde website. Heldere opzet en ook een goede kleurstelling. Mooi.
Met vriendelijke groeten
hi can i be a part of your dance group plsss???
Thanks for a huge heap of inspiring images! If I ever needed reminding why I started the stressful (and, after only seven days, already incredibly stretching...) challenge of a PaD, I only need to come back here: it really does "make you see things in a new light.... [and] trains your eye". Thank you....
Kimberley Hannaman Taylor
Thanks for stopping by my galleries...my but you have an extensive body of work here..and over a million views! Wowee! Great job. I love Pbase - it's a wonderful opportunity for us all to learn and be inspired by eachother..and it's ADDICTIVE!
By the way...ok, I admit my curiosity is picqued. What's with the guest link mentioned by Michael Martin? And also whatever loss you suffered in August - my condolensces. Damn I'm nosy.
Looking forward to spending some more time in your world. Thanks for sharing it.
K in Vermont
I'm realy impressed by your work, so much talent, thanks for sharing all your beautiful work.
Ray - so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time
Hi ray pettitt
Please can you take a few more picture of a few more speakers. You seems to have a very good talnet for this .Hope to see all the speakers pictures on your website
A wonderful collection of fine images. An artist at work! Congrats!
Thanks for stopping by my PaD gallery last evening. I'm glad that you did because it brought me to view your work. You have an amazing talent for photography! I have started to look through your work but there are so many terric pictures, I will be returning over and over again to view them all. When you shoot your expressions, do these people realize that you are photographing them?
Keep up the terrific work Ray, you are a real inspiration to me.
Hello Ray. I just started the PAD thing and came across your galleries today. In short, inspirational!!! I have you as a favorite artist and will return often. Thanks for sharing your amazing work.
Best regards from Vancouver Island, Canada
I was going to post a positive comment on your excellent galleries when I did a double take on that guest message. I got one exactly like it...my first guess is the link would be bad news. Anyway, very fine galleries...brings all sorts of inspiration to mind.
Wow, you've got some great photo galleries
keep up the good work
I have added you to my favorites and will be visiting often. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on news-aix en provence.--Rene
Cannot beleive i have not done this before but i feel my time at Pbase is getting short, you were one of the first people to comment on my photos back in the day, since then i have both been amazed and marveled at you photos, your candids and expressive self portraits are something to behold, I just want to say thanks for you help, comments and inspiration!
You have a great eye for catchy and powerful composition. I hope you get published a lot and become famous - talent like this ought to be richly rewarded. I loved the shadows gallery. The Love one was fun too.
Thanks for your comment in my PAD gallery. I was trying to find a photo of yours to comment on but there just too many to choose from! I'll be sure to pop back from time to time to keep up with what you're doing.
Ray just added you to my fav artist list, fab galleries wish i had half your artistic eyes and skill.
jose manuel de hita
Thank you for your kind message, Ray. I found the umbrella shop in New Oxford st (or maybe in Bloomsbury Way, I dont' remember exactly). In any case, near of the British Museum.
Just a message to let you know that I used one of your stylesheets as a base to customize my own. Hope that is OK with you.
I like the presentation of your galleries and the photos are excellent.
Thankyou, Mark L.
Some grand images here, Ray - you're certainly a master of the 'Candid Camera.' I shall return to soak up some more of the atmosphere you've captured.
Thanks for visiting my gallery - I had many problems with color issues on editing until I recalibrated my monitor, so I've been catching up with lots pictures taken in the past year or so - still have about 500 pics more to process and upload.
I've also been neglecting the comments/messages received for a while now, and thought I should visit others too. You have a very impressive set up here.
Kind regards, Gul
Ray...you have that eye...you know the eye...lol...I love the way you capture people...your timing is right on...you're not in their faces...I see respect...I just had to to ya
Your shots of people are outstanding. my hat's off...
A wonderful collection of world class images. Congrat!!
Love your street work! I am greatly inspired by your photographic vision. Do take a look at my humble gallery and I appreciate your advice and comments.
Ray, really enjoyed looking at your galleries.
I also live in Woking and was taking photographs of the French Market same day as you.
Maybe bump into one day.
Ray, Thank you for your correspondence regarding public markets. We are indeed trying to change the American landscape, one small town at a time, starting with our humble public market in Viroqua, WI USA. These small-scale merchant-based enterprises are the antithesis of the big box stores that dominate our culture. While hopelessly unable to compete relative to gross income, public markets do offer the one thing big corporations cannot: a soulful connection to the maker of an item one is to purchase! And, once again, thank you for showing us, the world, what your little French market is like. Best regards, Tony M.
I'm writing on behalf of a Hong Kong educational publishing company. We would like to request for permission of the use of your photo titled "Perfume Shot". Would you mind telling us your e-mail address so that we can discuss in details? My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Ray, your galleries are inspirational! I truly enjoyed your work and you've certainly got my vote! EK
Ray, Thanks for stopping by and looking at my candids... in reference to this shot
, no I did not get squirted on that shot-I was far enough away. After taking this series though starting w/ this one:
someone did come over and squirt me after taking the shots. No prob though, it was all in fun. And she (the one in the latter photo) even smiled as I shot some more. Your photos are awesome! Great job...it would seem that your neck of the woods leads for some great candids opptunity as well as New York City!
Ray, thanks for the nice comments on my aurora image, yes it does kind of look like a Turner painting, thanks for the link. Cheers! Stan
I love your candid photos! They're awesome.
Thank you Ray for taking your time to leave some comments in my galleries. I still admire your great work!
Greetings from Switzerland
thanks for your remark in my air show gallery. I followed your advice and put the formation of formations as the representative picture of the gallery.
Great photos of the 'Come Together' Festival in Henley.
Just one point: The surname of Amy from 'Wire Jesus' is Barton, not Burton.
One of your gallery is featured in Pbase's popular gallery and it's awesome. Following the link, then I saw your PaD project. Anyway, after visit several other PaD-ers, I just want to try it. Thanks for your comments on my gallery. It's very inspiring!
Thank you Ray, for visiting my gallery. As i just looked through some of your pictures i remembered what i once thought about photography - "It is like fishing, you never know what and when you will get some nice ONE ("big fish"). Looks that you like to make pictures of people. I also more and more realize the beauty of filming them. sincerely aivis.
Thanks for your nice comment on my duotone of the river and clouds. I like your self portraits; they're so expressive.
Thanks for the visit and comments in my galleries. I enjoyed visiting yours as you have some very nice images.
Thanks for the positive response... sometimes you just have to do a check with the sane to make sure you're still sane....
Hi Ray! Thanks for leaving comments on my photos. I just had the pleasure of checking out your galleries and your work truly inspires me!
I love your stylesheet too. Keep it going!
All the best :)
what a wonderful collection of Fotos you have in your galleries. I can't stop looking....
thank you very much for sharing with us!
Irene from Switzerland
I love to see a nice pictures - thoughtful, clever, arty. Yours are very good and i will come back to see more of your works. I am trying to hear evaluation of my pictures which i am just starting to share with others. I would be very thankful to hear your thoughts on them. sincerely aivis -
Great pics.....so you must be doing something right :o)
Thanks for your comments on my gallery.
F García Robles
saludos y gracias por compartirlas
Fran Purdy LRPS
Thought it was high time I had a browse at your galleries! You've got some amazing stuff in here; will be back asap to pick out some favourites. I love your PAD shots - I keep meaning to join in someday...
Thanks for yhe warm words
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Hi Ray. Enjoyed looking at your excellent photos and also PAD gallery.
Thanks for leaving comment in my PAD. Yes we do have lots of snow.
Received over 64 inches in Jan and has snowed off and on every since.
Thanks for stopping by, thanks for the compliment. Glad you liked it. I came around to look at your reflection photos... found lots of great stuff!
Thx for visiting my bird gallery and leaving a kind note. I would really like to have a 300mm zoom too! I enjoyed browsing through your galleries and like particularly the street candids. Will be back to browse more.
Hi Ray! Thanks for the welcome at the PAD...Nice Gallery! :-) Ray J.
hope to see more:+)
Hi Ray! Thanks for taking a peek at my galleries. I have also enjoyed paging through yours - I definitely will be returning! I look forward to participating in the PAD.
Here's looking forward to seeing many more of your fine photographs in 2004 - your style has been ever improving, and I look forward to seeing what comes next.
All the best,
Carol E Sandgren
Thanks Ray, for your kind comments on my Dreams gallery! No sooner than I had just posted my latest image did I find your nice message! I have always enjoyed your photos as well, such a sense of whimsy about them make them really fun and amusing. Have a great holiday season!!
Thanks for stoping by and leaving the kind words in my galleries.
Thanks Ray for looking into my EOS 10D gallery, I really appreciate your opinion and comments.
The 10D is a wonderful instrument which has opened a whole new world to me. My 12 years old and faithful EOS 100 was no longer fit for my needs, but is kept as a back-up camera. The 10D has certain minor flaws though so I suggest you do some search over the net to know exactly what to expect. If you e-mail to me I can then direct you to some of the treads I found very useful in my preparations ( maybe you have done all this already )
I live in Woking (next to the park), your pictures of the town achieve the impossible: they make the place look interesting!
Ray - I love your galleries! The reflections are really good, I spend hours on our boat looking at reflections on the river, and have yet to see some as special as these! I also love the simplicity of some of the shots - the clock on the green, and the 'but is it art?' spring to mind!