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cafe18-May-2015 09:44
I can tell that you put a lot of effort into your pictures.
JD Galvin 16-Jun-2014 06:07
Just awesome shots! I am learning more about photography every day, and I am totally inspired by your work! The McHenry area is truly blessed to have some wonderful landscape, and you really present it well. I have some of my creations at www.createtheinspiration.com Thanks for displaying your art, it really motivates me to work on my landscape skills. JD
Mary Stoler 12-May-2014 23:11
Hi Ray.. We met you on the rim trail in Canyonlands. Your pictures are beautiful - we love the ones from the Valley of Fire. We will definitely be going there! We were apprehensive about driving the Shaffer Trail out of the canyon, but with your endorsement, we did it and survived! Hope our paths cross again. Mary and Terry
jondepp 26-Sep-2012 03:28
Ray, you've put a long lasting impression on my children.

Great job,
JD.
Rudi 02-Apr-2012 13:32
just learned to know your work at the North Shore Inn in Overton. It is really amazing and we are about to leave now to visit Valley of Fire and look for your breathtaking spots.
Rudi and Tomas, Belgium
Guest 28-Oct-2011 18:33
Just stumbled upon your work. Consistent and breathtaking. Value your philosophy or getting up and out to witness this beautiful world. Linda Bourassa
Lola 13-Oct-2011 19:27
Amazing photos. I enjoyed every one of them.
Thank you.
Guest 21-Sep-2011 23:32
Ray - I certainly admire your photos and the fact that you still use film. I have gone to way of the digital world but still like to use film from time to time. I love your photos of Glacier Park - I live about 20 minutes away from there and feel inspired now to get over there again for a better look around!

Linda S Faifer-Flynn
Inspiringshots.com
keziah 11-Jul-2011 13:14
wow... your pictures really take my breath away ...
you can capture the detailed essence of God's awesome magnificence
that's ever changing and so captivating!
Frank Musial 30-May-2011 21:35
Ray, call me at 847.764.3393 - cell.
maureen 16-Sep-2010 15:23
I enjoyed looking at your pics, they're amazing!!!
FocusingOnWildlife.com08-Sep-2010 19:55
superb images, will check your site on regular basis.
http://kenbillington.ch/photobank/
Vicky 08-Aug-2010 15:11
Heh ,, Ray ,,, you are not perfect !!! You dont know how to take SO SO pictures ,, All of them are beautiful !!!
Franz and Renate Rosenberger22-May-2010 13:48
Hi Ray,
I am glad to have met you a few days ago at the poverty Flat Ranch - now I see a face behind these great shots. All the best, Franz.
Lucana 20-May-2010 21:20
Great photos Ray............Really beautiful !!!!!!!!......Glad to meet you and hope to see you again on my trip north.
Send me and email address so I can send you the photo of the 2 Ray´s........... remember? at the Wave visitor center and the old Mercedes from Colombia..................Hasta pronto...............Lucana
Nella Pascal25-Mar-2010 09:31
Wonderful experience browsing your galleries. Coming back soon for more.
Mad 05-Feb-2010 05:42
Your pictures are beautiful!! I was just on Accuweather and saw your beautiful artwork. I then wanted to see more of them! I hope you are showing them in art shows or perhaps at festivals. I would love to see your gorgeous shots at the Winter Park Art Festival in Winter Park, FL. Have you been there? There are a lot of art events down here! Please continue taking these beautiful pictures! What camera do you use? I used to shoot with a Minolta 202 and a Minolta 7000 back in the SLR days, but now I only have a Kodak EasyShare 813. One day soon I hope to have a better one. I, too, take many, many nature shots, for in nature, there is always beauty. Thank you so much for sharing.
Don Pastor 01-Feb-2010 11:55
What can I say but, WOW!! Beautiful work.
James Greene 22-Jan-2010 00:50
Ray. Your photos are truly exceptional. I saw four of them on Accuweather today and thought, "Who is this guy and are there more photos?" You really have an eye for landscape photography! I'm a hiker and deeply enjoy beautiful landscapes.

Jim
Judy 09-Aug-2009 14:33
I, too, saw your wonderful work on accuweather. The beautful places plus your wonderful eye for composition truly do make masterpieces! Thank you. Judy
Andy Collias 28-Jun-2009 15:54
Ray, I had no idea you were so talented. Incredibly beautiful photography. You are an artist!
EJ Tipperreiter 24-Jun-2009 18:21
Mr. Mathis,
Congrats on your site and your success! I was a student of yours back in 96', does the name EJ Tipperreiter ring a bell!? In any case i have used your montra "Thoughts cause feelings not events" as well as "Its just an event" for the last 15 years, or at least since Health class! I was actually referencing those quotes to some co-workers just a minute ago and decided to type them into google and....THERE YOU WERE! In anycase it is nice to be able to say hello after all these years and see that you are indeed doing well, or so it would seem. Having said that i wish you and yours the best and want to let you know that while at 15 years old the whole "Thoughts cause feelings" thing may have mixed like oil and water...it has stuck with me and helped me through many rough times. Great talking to ya!
Tina 14-Jun-2009 19:14
Hello again...It was great to see you at Hanging Lake in Glenwood CO. I have posted your link on my facebook page so more of your former students can take a look at your awesome work. Hope Washington was all you hoped it would be. Take care, Tina (Derby) Weingart
DEBBIE PERRAULT 09-May-2009 18:36
RAY
I JUST LOVE YOUR PICTURES, I THINK THESE ARE THE NICEST SHOTS I'VE EVER SEEN. I'M THINKING OF GETTING INTO PHOTOGRAPHY...YOU GOT ANY TIPS FOR ME?
IF YOU ARE EVER IN ONTARIO, CANADA, YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT GEORGIAN BAY SCENERY, VERY BREATH TAKING.
NOW COMES A TOUGH CHOICE, I WANT TO PURCHASE SOME OF YOUR PRINTS, BUT WHICH ONES, LOL.
LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.
DEBBIE PERRAULT
Dixie Womble 01-Apr-2009 02:48
AMAZING! I am sure that you have heard this before..I cannot believe what i am seeing in your photos..i happed up on these while looking around at the weather on accuweather..I am adding you to my favorites! You are an amazing photographer..God is an amazing artist isnt he? I am mortally captured by these..I have heard of the staircase but never have actually seen it until now..Wow..Thank you! Dixie womble
bill dixon30-Jan-2009 02:43
Hi Ray,
Met you at Mays Lake photo club last April. Ben a fan of yours ever since. Incredible galleries, fantastic images! keep shooting, keep posting.

Bill http://www.pbase.com/bmax/profile
Kipper 14-Jan-2009 22:40
Nice work. Linked you from Accuweather.
Brenda Brushaber 14-Nov-2008 01:15
Hey Mr Mathis, It's Brenda Brushaber (Berry) I live in San Diego, California and just started taking pictures myself. It is so beautiful here I just can't help myself. I looked at your gallery and WOW I was blown away. You seem to find beauty anywhere!
bob reynolds12-Jul-2008 02:20
Hi Ray,

I just stumbled across your galleries and was blown away by the quality and impact of your work. You have some amazing images in your collection. I was only able to view a small portion of your portfolio this time around (Pbase is running like a snail), but I will be back again.

I also enjoyed your commentary as well. I completely agree with what you said. I do think that photos such as this help to raise awareness & the need to keep these places natural and wild. I would hate to think that future generations might not be able to enjoy these wonderful landscapes as we do today. I'm sure that you will inspire many people, as you did me, to visit, photograph and hopefully help protect these one of a kind places.

Bob