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liz Samson 10-Oct-2012 20:44
Dear Dave,
Fantastic Aurora Pictures. My late husband Dr. John Samson who was a director in BLESS , Lifes Work was the Northern Lights. October 8 was 8 month anniversary of his death. The Aurora is the "Light which Unites Heaven and Earth". The belief by First Nations is that the Magical Dancing Lights are our departed come back to dance with us. On Oct 8 my love one danced with me.
Carla Beerens 04-Dec-2011 00:11
Dave: Thank you very much for sharing your marvelous photos for all to see. You have an artistic eye for sure, and the colours are amazing. I visit the BLESS site and your area often now that Vicki Armstrong had mentioned it. I am also part of the VASA artists and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Carla
Dave Conlin08-Oct-2011 19:25
Ron, thanks for your comments and your interest in using my photos. I make my photography available free of any charges for educational uses, for use by non-profit groups, and also to various level of government when related to the promotion and conservation of Big Lake or our heritage. Unfortunately your proposal strays across the line into commercial use and for this there would be a fee. If you are still interested please e-mail me at daveconlin@airsurfer.ca and we can discuss further. Cheers, Dave.
Guest 24-Feb-2011 23:56
Hi Dave - I'm with the City of St. Albert and was wondering if I could get permissions to use one of your images of the grain elevators for a website. I'm at 780-459-1558. thanks!

Sherri
Dave Conlin24-Jan-2011 01:14
Mija, thank you for your kind comments, Dave.
mihaela 23-Jan-2011 15:02
hello!!!! you have wonderfull photos... and the place you live is amazing... wish i could see all those wonders in my backyard....;(
Dave Conlin17-Aug-2008 23:20
Thank you Roger - hopefully we can keep it looking like this (or better still!). Dave.
Roger Belley 15-Aug-2008 14:58
Dave,
The artistry of your photos are inspiring. World class. Big Lake never looked better. Thanks for the rush.

Roger
Guest 07-Aug-2008 07:42
I'm Dave Conlin, Ed.D., and we live in California, The Bay Area.
There's another one in Kansas as well who I met one summer while working during a summer break from graduate school. He was a librarian working in a small town in north central Kansas.
Cheryl Moskaluk 09-Jul-2008 18:46
Hi Dave,
Nice running into you at the grain elevators on Canada Day. LOVE your galleries. I haven't had a chance to look at everything yet, but saw the recent landscape photos today and saw some of your bird photos. Wow. I used to visit the lookout at Big Lake every day when I lived at Grandin Woods so I'm fascinated with how every day, every hour it's a totally different shot out there. You have inspired me to start a trial gallery. Don't have too much time yet but I'll try to build it up slowly from my iPhoto archive!!! Could you please email me some tips about using pbase, such as what file sizes you use, your uploading routines, etc. I have a Mac, store images in iPhoto, and I just do minor things in photoshop, such as auto level adjustments and cropping and resizing. We also have Adobe Lightroom on another Mac, and I sort through my hundreds of baseball photos there. I'll be back to your galleries here and there, THANKS! I'm starting my trial account here, under beyondwords/Big Lake
but there's not much there yet. Thanks for any input, Cheers, Cheryl
Guest 08-Mar-2007 09:02
Stunning work.
Ann Ramsden 29-Nov-2006 00:35
Dave,
thanks for printing off a copy of the train station opening day.
Dave Conlin13-Sep-2006 00:25
Hey Mark, I hope that you, Linda, and the kids are well. Thanks for the comments. I will send an e-mail.
Dave Conlin07-Sep-2006 03:11
Thanks Seth, appreciate your comments, cheque is in the mail!
Guest 06-Sep-2006 04:35
Hey Dad, Love all the new shots. The birds are amazing, and the one's of Quintus are brilliant!!
Dave Conlin22-Jul-2006 15:07
Liz, thanks for your comments, tried to e-mail you but it got bounced back.
Liz 20-Jul-2006 15:28
Hi Dave - never knew I had such a talented photographer in the family. beautiful photos not only of Quintus but sunsets and scenery. A pleasure to view. Love Liz X
Larry 18-Jul-2006 20:08
Looking for information and found it at this great site...
George 12-Jul-2006 19:39
Enjoyed a lot!
Dave Conlin25-Apr-2006 01:27
Dan, I appreciate your comments. Feel free to share my web site as you suggest - people need to know and appreciate what we have on our doorstep - if only they would go and look. Dave.
Dan Stoker 24-Apr-2006 15:57

Hello Dave ... what follows is a copy of an email I sent to Dave Burkhart at BLESS.
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Hello Dave Burkhart ... at BLESS

Proposal: to create a Links Section on the BLESS Web Site to The Great Photographers of Big Lake

I just took a look at Dave Conlin's sitehttp://www.pbase.com/cooldave on the internet and he has some fabulous photos which Feature Big lake. His work is wonderful and spans the beauty, wildlife and plantlife of Big Lake.

I think we need/could easily use a special section on the BLESS web site ... perhaps in the "Photos of Big Lake and Denizens" section where we feature LINKS to The Great Photographers of Big Lake. Right now I'd put Dave at or near the top of the list (even if not an alphabetical listing) but other sites like Gerald Romanchuk's http://www.pbase.com/gerald_r/egrets) would immediately go on the list ...

We could even ask photographers ... birders ... whomever ... who have their own web sites ... to feature a Big Lake Section in their photo galleries and we would provide a link to those locations (as per Gerald above to his 'egret pictures at Big Lake'. I think some people like Bob Lake, John Samson, Paul Burwell, Terry Thormin, Matti Koivulahttp://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/users/koivula/can/index.html and others might be willing to create 'Big Lake Galleries' on their web sites if we asked them.

... actually, anyone who is willing to create a Big Lake Gallery on their web site is a 'great photographer' in my books! Ultimately, and for good reason, even if some kids (rank amateurs) have sites where they post Big Lake Galleries ... they could go on 'the link list to 'Great Photographers' of Big Lake (with a small annotation perhaps). I might be inspired to buy a good camera.
Dave Conlin25-Jan-2006 05:06
Thanks Rick, I appreciate your comments.
Rick Thomson 22-Jan-2006 17:36
Dave, Thank-you so much for sharing your website with us. You certainly have a talent and a great artistic camera talent. Quintus looks particularily regal and "king" like. cheers, Rick
Dave Conlin20-Oct-2005 05:17
Thank you Maurice - a very kind comment, I am glad you enjoyed looking at my photos. I feel fortunate to have so much around here to photograph and to have people express interest in what I produce. Thanks again, Dave.
Maurice Nadeau 19-Oct-2005 23:16
Dave,
My brother, Dave, has sent me your web page, and I am totally fasinated bt the shots that I have seen. Keep up the good work.

Maurice Nadeau
Byron Crowell 09-Aug-2005 08:39
Cool Dave, I had no idea that it was made into a Provincial Park. I really find it amazing on how few photos of Big Lake and the Sturgeon River there are on the internet, or even of St. Albert itself with being such beautiful areas. So far your photos are the only ones I've seen.
Dave Conlin26-Jul-2005 01:52
Thank you Byron, I appreciate your comments. You may know that Big Lake is now a Provincial Park, now the task is to get some of the adjoining lands included. Dave.
Byron Crowell 25-Jul-2005 10:55
Hi, I really love your shots of Big Lake and the Sturgeon River, I grew up in St. Albert, and live in Holland now, really is great to see the home city again.
Zena 11-May-2005 23:23
Hey, just checking out your new shots, and your guest book looks a little empty... I really like the two new sunset pics, great colours!!
Dave Conlin12-Nov-2004 17:01
Thanks Roger, winter has well and truly set in but hasn't hit too hard yet, thanks for your comment.
Guest 12-Nov-2004 04:10
Nice photos, Looks like you have had some snow? I am from Missouri south of you by a few miles. Keep up the nice work.
Roger from Hannibal MO.