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Michelle 31-Jul-2015 04:02
Hi Rian, Your photos are stunning. I am a school teacher and I am interested in using some of your images in my classroom. Please let me know if this is a possibility.
Thank you,
Marlene 24-May-2012 15:18
Rian, this is Marlene Seaton. Where is Shelly's Jewelry page. I thought it was in your Gallery, but I cannot find it.

Matt Minich 04-Apr-2012 19:58
My name is Matt Minich, and I run an email newsletter called Bootprints. I am planning to feature the Wheeler Geologic Area - can I use one of your photos?
Michael Baxter 16-Jul-2011 04:06
Dear Rian please the snow horses fantastic, please see our web page , re the cool boot , we are also working on a laminatis cooling boot if u have that snow you do need need the cool boot for sure, but most time this disease stricks in the spring . I would like your conditions for use of one of your pcitures for the ice flow boot , we are in pre tests with Dr Chris Pollett reserch center Thanks Michael J Baxter
Phil DeJong 18-May-2011 04:22
Hi Rian, Your talent is absolutely stunning! I have a website client that is looking for a panoramic view of Longs peak. You have a couple that would be suitable. The intent is to brag on the fact that the business is located in Colorado. We would use it as a header photo across the top of the page. Please let me know what your standard compensation would be for this type of usage. Thank You for sharing such a variety of incredible views of Colorado and beyond. Phil
Raf14-May-2011 08:27
Outstanding galleries shot with a great eye for beauty, composition and finishing touch.
Thanks for sharing.
John Sanham 29-Dec-2010 22:09
Thank you for the lovely photos of horses in the snow. May I please use one of them in a children's talk I'm giving at church?
Laura Garcia 07-Oct-2010 21:40
Thank you for posting and sharing these beautiful photos! They cheered me up.
Tom Hansen 10-Sep-2010 14:15
Hi Rian
I would like to purchase a digital image of Longs Peak with Bear Lake in the foreground. I intend to print the image on a sheet of vinyl for wall mounting.
Tom Hansen
Martin Powell 28-May-2010 14:13

Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I lived in Silverthorne for about five years and moved back to North Carolina and these photos really take me back. Colorado is a breathtaking place and you captured so many of those images. Great job, I hope to see more.
Cheryl Klym-Edwards26-Apr-2010 01:11 your style and composition of every photo! I really enjoy your photos. Well done!
Sue Kleinschmidt 07-Apr-2010 13:16
Wow! I am in awe of your great tallent! Your photo's are beautiful
sirwood23-Feb-2010 16:01
I enjoy travel and photography but your quality and volume make me humble. As a new CO resident I am enjoying finding the many beautiful sights.
Steve Nelson18-Feb-2010 14:49
Nice gallery! Love looking at the Colorado images and recognizing many of the places we've been to. you have a good eye! Keep it up!
issyr17-Jan-2010 06:19
Beautiful COLORADO images, love your galleries! Well done!
You're not at all "amateur"!
McKenzie Donahue 19-Nov-2009 04:28
I was wondering how I can purchase one of your photos. Do you have a list of sizes and prices?
Guest 24-May-2009 15:04
You are a great photographer! And just started taking pictures in 2002! You have a great eye for taking pictures. Hope you put up more of Colorado. Such a pretty state.
Guest 26-Feb-2009 05:50

Those are incredible pictures. This hobby sure beats writing code. I'll shoot you an email.

From your college roommate...
encino 11-Feb-2009 17:40
Hi Rian I would like to use your donkey image on my website - factzoo dot com if possible I am going to make wild ass page.
kind regards
Rob 24-Jan-2009 21:15
Hi, I was born and raised in Denver and I have never heard of the Paint Mines. I know that I am going to check them out this spring.
Marika Page 06-Jan-2009 23:28
Hi Rian,
We're starting a rowing camp on Lake Dillon this summer and are hoping to use 2 of your Dillon photos on our website and in our marketing materials.
We can discuss compensating you: flat fee, based on web hits, etc.
Marika Page
Renata 06-Oct-2008 07:19
Hi Rian! I loved your pics! I'm planning to do the Kilimanjaro trip and I saw you did it with Zara tours. Could you tell me please how it was? Can I trust them? Is it safe? Would be great if you could send me some feedback! You have been all over the world! That's awesome! Congrats for the wonderful pictures. Thanks, Renata
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner 04-Oct-2008 01:19
Nice Gallerys
Jared Brady 14-Aug-2008 02:42
May I use your Balanced Rock photo for a new member postcard for First United Methodist Church? I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Jared
Diens12-Jul-2008 07:19
One word. Brilliant.
Aleesa 07-Jul-2008 02:30
Hi Rian: Your pictures are fantastic. I would love to get a price for some of the waterfall pictures. Email me back. Thanks, Aleesa
Bob Sandercock 18-Mar-2008 11:36
Hello Rian,
I am not a mamber of PBase and have only discovered it within the last 3 weeks. There have been a number of photographers and associated galleries that have really impressed me, that was, until I came accross your work!
You would have to be one of the most talanted photographers I have ever seen. Your galleries are more that outstanding, they are simply magnificant in every aspect. I don't think I saw a single photo that did not inspire me. A special thankyou for telling us what the photos are and where they were taken. It is something very important for me (living in Australia), so many PBase photographers do not bother to tell people where the photos were taken and just what they are of. They assume (I think) that because they know what they are, that everybody else does as well.
I have only been to Hawaii in the USA, but after spending the last couple of days engrossed in your photographic masterpieces, I feel the I have just finished a tour of the USA mainland....and it did not cost me anything!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing you work and your wonderful talent. I wish you all the very best for the future.
Bob Sandercock.....South Australia
Guest 13-Feb-2008 02:12
did you make it to the top of the volcano. great photo. chase daly age 6
Michelle Boulard02-Feb-2008 18:02
Vos photos sont de grande qualité !!!


Michelle Boulard
Michelle 14-Dec-2007 03:31
Rian Houston,
Your photography is breathtaking! I just completed a photography class and it's great to see all the rules at play to make gorgeous pictures (instead of my goofy attempts). Keep up the great work. I'm very impressed!!
Doug 29-Nov-2007 17:29
My name is Doug Sternberg. I work for Rhode island Monthly magazine. We are currenlty working on an article titled "Getaways" and one of those destinations is Nederland, CO. If you have any pictures of Nederland in your archives, we would love to take a look at them and possibly use one. Please respond to my e-mail address at
Thank you for your time.
JAISON 14-Nov-2007 23:57
annie turner 09-Nov-2007 04:10
I love your horses in the snow. Are they available to buy. I am in Australia
Kathy 03-Nov-2007 19:40
How do I purchase one of your photos?
tamara galle08-Oct-2007 15:25
wow, you have the most amazing galleries, I will visit your galleries again, looking forward to see new outstanding photographs! keep shooting!
grtz Tamara Galle
Nick Clayton15-Sep-2007 18:55
This is a beautiful gallery Rian, well done
Guest 14-Jun-2007 05:21
I think you're on a whole different level than a lot other people.
Alina23-Apr-2007 10:05
Stunning photos, thanks for sharing
Pawel Kazmierczyk14-Apr-2007 19:56
Excellent gallery - good choice of topics, great photographs. Really a joy ot visit. Keep them coming.
Gary Stanley14-Apr-2007 13:45
Rian, your whole site is well put together. Great job!
Guest 07-Mar-2007 15:12
I'm totally speechless. Good stuff.
Guest 21-Feb-2007 13:02
Rian, I find a lot of interest in your galleries. I grew up in MI, live in MA for and while, and have lived in either WY or CO for the last 27 years! We cover a lot of the same territory.
Federico D'Incŕ19-Jan-2007 12:49
simply great !!
Guest 30-Dec-2006 22:40
Hey Ryan, thanks for the comments on my pics. Checked out your galleries. Great work. Cheers :)
Nigwel16-Dec-2006 23:37
Excellent Galleries..

Great photos..

Bill Robinson12-Dec-2006 03:35
Have enjoyed spending time looking thru your Zion and Bryce Canyon gallery Rian.
The Hoodoos are particularly interesting.
william mahan28-Nov-2006 16:07

Rian: Thanks for viewing my Bisti Gallery. The arch you were referring to is small. About ten feet long and a few feet high and & wide. It is interesting, but not overwhelming. I didn't make it very far in there because of my age and time restrictions. Bill Mahan
matin 27-Nov-2006 03:12
Never see this beautiful Utah picture before. I will go there soon. Very beautiful and thank you very much for sharing your pictures.
Guest 31-Oct-2006 03:53
Rian: Great tribute to Colorado! It is nice to see such strong foregrounds and overall great compositions. Not many photographer have hiked off the beaten paths like you have. Great job. Joanna
alicia 05-Oct-2006 03:56
Your work is truly amazing! You take wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing!
Carrie del Toro 06-Sep-2006 15:14
Wow! Rian, you are truly talented. Your photo's are breathtaking, I feel like I am there. Thank you for sharing.

Miki Haraguchi02-Sep-2006 16:20
Rian - your images are stunning and really capture the sense of place. You've been to some beautiful regions--thanks very much for bringing it back for us and sharing your adventures. Looking forward to more!

fred maisse 20-Aug-2006 08:35
tres jolies photos! merci pour le voyage.
Dennis 12-Aug-2006 09:28
What a great site
Joann 04-Aug-2006 01:45
Beautiful photos...thanks for sharing.
Melissa 26-Jul-2006 13:05
Enjoyed a lot!
Kathy 24-Jul-2006 02:56
Hi Rian,
I really enjoyed your galleries; such Beautiful pics.
Guest 16-Jul-2006 20:15
I'm preparing a talk on Michigan sand dunes for the ICAR (International Conference on Aeolian Research) meeting in a week and a half and have decided that a photo of a perched dune at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore would help pep it up visually. I do not have a good photo myself. One of my co-authors has worked at Sleeping Bear and I've asked him for a image. However he is in the field right now and in case he does not get the message I'm looking for a backup. Your photo would work well and I'm wondering if I could use it. I would use it only one time for a presentation at a scientific conference: there are no commercial ramifications.
Thanks for considering this,
Ed Hansen
Geology Department
Hope College
Holland Michigan
Bob 20-Jun-2006 09:26
Great photos ! Thanks for posting. We were married in the park, and are now living in Germany. We miss it, but these shots keep the memories fresh. Thanks!
george122919-Jun-2006 02:01
Rian, thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly where I took this. I took about 200 photos. I remember that it was looking back (toward the parking area) from one of the "public" viewing areas, however.
Lee Houston 06-Jun-2006 23:30
Some very nice colourful pictures. Well done.
Guest 06-Jun-2006 06:05
Rian, thanks for stopping by and leaving comments on my gallery, I appreciate that.
I have truly enjoyed your galleries: nicely composed with delicate colors and texture. I just added Colorado on my places to visit because of sceneries you have wonderfully captured in your galleries. Keep up great work. Rgds, Andrey
Kat26-May-2006 12:59
Thank you for comment, that's a real compliment coming from you!
Kat25-May-2006 12:47
I love your galleries, absolutely stunning. I feel inspired!
Guest 02-May-2006 20:18
Amazing work! Keep on sharing as you are inspirational!
Guest 30-Apr-2006 21:51
Your photos are spectacular!
Susanne Leasure 13-Apr-2006 17:46
You have a wonderful sense of composition and use high contrast to focus the eye to your subject. Your photos really move me and look like the scenes I would love to paint. It captures everything I love best about Colorado. I now live on the West coast, so the ocean is my current passion, but someday I will paint your majestic peaks and reflective lakes. Visit my web to see what I do at Keep up the fantastic work!!!
Chuck Kuhn11-Apr-2006 03:28
Thank you so very much for the wonderful comments on my bridges photo.
charles stanley 28-Mar-2006 00:26
Hello Rian; Like they say, it's what's behind the camera that really counts. You have done your homework whether it be a portrait, macro or landscape. They are all so nice. And the C-5060 ain't bad either. That one and the c-5050 are my all time faverorites.
Sumsung 25-Mar-2006 05:42
Great site guys.
William Tockes31-Jan-2006 00:40
Hi Rian, Just like to compliment you on some beautiful galleries. You have a very good eye for capturing the moment. Keep up the good work and by the way thanks for stopping by my gallery last year.
Richard Haas 21-Jan-2006 14:16
could you please contat me. Thanks in advance
shubs13-Jan-2006 04:27
Nice pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Juancito 10-Jan-2006 03:15
I just looked at your BBNP page. The unknown flower you have is a yellow rock nettle. Common down there in wetter years. Keep up the good work.
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Rofinie 22-Dec-2005 07:57
Hi Rian
Really enjoyed your photos.Came across them as I have just started doing my mother's side for the family tree. She was also a Houston.
Russell Agnew 12-Dec-2005 01:03
Brian, you knocked my socks off with each image. These are samples that distinguish a snapshooter and a true artist!

Will be looking for more real photographs through your eyes and equipment.
Bolton Perry29-Nov-2005 18:17
You sure get around! I wish I could visit all those great places!! Great Shots!

Stan Parker 16-Nov-2005 19:22
I just visited your Colorado gallery and want to tell you how much I enjoyed it. You have some extraordinarily beautiful photos. Colorado is one of my favorite places, and I just spent the summer of 2005 there. I'd love to spend even more time and get the four seasons as you have.
Richard Haas 04-Nov-2005 08:14
could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Michael Shpuntov22-Oct-2005 17:51
Rian. Thanks you for visiting an commenting on my panoramic gallery. I also went through you galleries and think that you have some outstanding quality images. I like your light perception.
Vixi 15-Oct-2005 15:59
Wat een prachtige vernieuwde website. Heldere opzet en ook een goede kleurstelling. Mooi.
Mijn complimenten!

Met vriendelijke groeten
marlon 11-Oct-2005 06:54
Hi im your fan! great shots you have had!
I have some comments.
Much better if you use the rules of thirds when taking people.
Keep Up the good work!
Guest 27-Sep-2005 20:31
Great shots. Had the opportunity to be in Colorado that same week and enjoyed a wonderful time.
Here is a website that you might find interesting. There are a bunch a good photographers and they exchange some good information.
It's free and check the forum area for the different picture categories.
Terri French26-Sep-2005 03:26
I enjoyed your galleries very much. Glad to have discovered them. I've added you to my favorite artists and will watch for updated galleries.
tyree23-Sep-2005 00:35
Rian, Enjoy your galleries. I am from Fla but had the pleasure of going to Colorado this summer and had the pleasure of going to the Garden of the Gods a couple of times. I love your juniper pics of the garden they are excellent. I plan another trip in Dec and will have to try that again. Love your St. Augustine pics too that is one of my favorite places in the area to go... later on, tyree
Sheila 20-Sep-2005 15:11
I'm speechless. Your photographs are stunning, Rian. Amazing.
Guest 18-Sep-2005 02:11
Hi Rian!
It's been a while since I check my messages and I saw yours tonight. Thanks for your comments. The last week in October and the first week in November are the best times to catch the fall colors at McKittrick Canyon. And the colors are spectacular. But call the ranger station in mid October to find out when the colors are at their peak. The moose shots were taken in the Grand Teton NP at the Oxbow Bend Turnout, just east of the Jackson Lake Junction. I worked that outlook two sunrisies in a row and got these the second day. That was early October of last year.
I love your Grand Canyon gallery. I hope to backpack it someday.
Keep up the great work.
Bob Hays
Guest 06-Sep-2005 12:06
Great pics, love 'em!
Guest 06-Sep-2005 12:05
Petr Slunecko16-Aug-2005 15:21
Hi ! Thanks for stopping by in my gallery and leaving comment. I took time to visit your and I have to say that you are the proof that it is not necessary to have a SLR to create great and beautiful images.
I like them and will definitelly go back to browse them all.
Evaristo Buendia-Carrera10-Aug-2005 02:58
Wowww, why you wait to do photography..? You are a real photographer..!!
Frank Vetere05-Aug-2005 00:55
Beautiful photos! You've visited some great places, and captured the natural beauty well
Krzysztof Kuzbik04-Aug-2005 15:00
Hi Rian,
thanks for visiting my galleries and for the kind comments, I really appreciate it!
Guest 04-Aug-2005 02:01
well done! rian
keep it up...
best collections
best photos too
nice shots
thnx for sharing

from Singapore
Eyo31-Jul-2005 16:22
Hello, Rian. Thanks for leaving a comment on my gallery. I have seen your gallery before since I am researching for my next trip this October. You have some wonderful shots of parks that I hope to visit in the future. I am planning of going to the eatern Sierra this fall and hope to capture some fall colors around the area between Bishop in the south and Lee Vining in the north. I also did not get into photography until I bought my first digital camera in 2001 and I've been hooked since. Keep up the good work.
André Bessot29-Jul-2005 16:28
Hello Rian,
Just a little word to tell you how I like your work.
Cedric Sims16-Jul-2005 16:46
Hi Rian,

Nice gallery with a wide variety of photos.

Mohd Azli Zahari06-Jul-2005 17:59
Hi Rian

Your Photos are truly magnificent. Makes me (who is using a DSLR) very embarass.
Ana Carloto O'Shea24-May-2005 07:12
Congratulations Rian! You sure have very beautiful photos gathered in your galleries here!! I can't really say which one I liked more ;-)
You got my vote!!
John Beck16-May-2005 16:39
Very well done Rian. You've done a beautiful state proud. You have also done a masterful job on the panoramas as well. I look forward to more of your work.

Guest 01-May-2005 03:10
Wonderful photos. I can relate since they are all of "home sweet home". (Michigan resident now) Bob
Selvin Chance13-Mar-2005 18:54
Very well done. Will visit to bring bac memories.
Jeff Cochran07-Feb-2005 00:23
Awesome images. Cheers.
Steve Stuller19-Jan-2005 23:10
You have some excellent photos here! Love the Colorado and Utah pics. I'm fairly new to Pbase and see mention of a "vote". I need a clue. What's up with voting?
fujweb04-Jan-2005 02:03
Thank you for the comments on my SF gallery. I looked at your Florida shots and left a comment and a vote. Thanks for you vote.
Gayle Barry22-Dec-2004 21:56
Hi Rian,

You left a comment in my gallery so decided to take a peek at yours. what beautiful images. You have a marvelous eye for composition. A most enjoyable site. Glad to see someone presenting our state so beautifully.
Gayle Barry
Ray Lander19-Dec-2004 19:20

You have some beautiful images in your galleries. I especially love your compositions. Mont Saint Michel is awesome. Thank you for sharing with all of us.