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I do not have any submissions to Microsoft....are they using my work?
Hello Roman! I don't know if you remember me from DPR or FM forums. As you know I admire your work. I had a question regarding your submissions to Microsoft. Would you mind emailing me and I can get more details on this? Thanks!! --Leung
Awe inspiring! Just found you from a link on DPR - will soon be back again . . . and again - I particularly like the robin on the tractor!
Thank you VERY much Ian.
Hi there Roman,
We have communicated recently on the FM site re D300/D700. Your work is absolutely beautiful and to actually see the quality you can produce, size wise, with your D300 is amazing. Good luck to you in your quest to turn professional full time.
Still trying to find someone who can build what I want. Till then I also have space with some of my fellow artists here:
Just checked out some of your photos. Amazing work! When is your own website going up?
Thank you kindly Kim.
Hey Roman... it's not often that I stumble on a photographer's work that makes me leave a comment. Your photos are top notch!
Hey Beth and Mark, wonderful meeting you out there. Reply sent. :~)
Beth and Mark Schalock
We met you yesterday, as you were going out and we were going into Opal Creek. We had a lovely hike and some of our photos even turned out. From looking at your gallery I can see we have similar interests of places to go and photos to take. You offered to answer questions and I wondered if you teach also? Here is a question that came up for us yesterday. Is there a difference in the light when set on aperture priority with f 5.6 vs f 16? We were thinking about the opening of the shutter (wide/small) with short exposure/long exposure. Thanks so much.
I've wandered through your galleries several times over the years and I continue to be in awe of your work. The images you make really suit my palate - thank you!
Can I ask a question .... I see from one of your posts in FM that you now own a 24-70mm lens. I've been "stalking" one of these for months. I have a 17-55mm at the moment (as well as the superb Tokina 12-24mm) and I'm considering upgrading, if indeed you would call it upgrading. I know you had a 17-55mm (you may still have it) and I wondered how you felt the 24-70mm compared. I shoot mainly landscapes but I occasionally shoot portraits. I'd really like to hear what you think.
Many thanks and best regards, David
Wow, wow, wow!!!! You have inspired me! Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them!
Richard A. Clary
Hello! I only now found your gallery here in coming via dpreview. Of the posters there yours are some of the most factual and constructive I see given to the questions/problems posted there. I have found your focus on large prints to be quite a challenge and would love to spend a weekend learning what you have to give. Somehow, the post processing you do is very good. Do you have any recommended places to learn more from in structured way. (classes or books) I live in Alabama now, Colorado native with just a few years of photo study. Should you journey somewhere for a photo safari in the U.S.A. it would be my great pleasure to offer you a bit of quide around the areas I know of. Please feel free to write the email here. I will reply. I do not actively post to dp but, I haunt it to learn. The efforts you make are notable and well reqarded. Thank you for many who do not write but, do see. Well Done.
Tim, You are MOST welcome! Thanks for being a fan!!!
Hey there Roman & Lisa- Just wanted to thank you guys for the awesome photoghaph. I am so excited that I won your Grand prize!!! I can't wait to get it matted and framed so I can show it off to all my friends...Once again- Thank you for such a great prize. Best wishes Tim Martinez
Hi Julie, You need to go to our Facebook Page - "Johnston Photography" and click "become a fan". You will then be entered into our contest!!! Love ya and thanks for checking the sites out.
Lisa & Roman Johnston
How do We become fans..just register? xox julie
Spectacular images, landscapes especially. I rarely see a picture on the internet that makes me go "wow"; one of yours (Under the Canopy) did.
I saw your nice fall pictures. And then I walked trough your galleries. Nice pictures of Southwest uf USA, where I enjoyed the landscapes this summer.
As a fellow Portlander, I am constantly impressed by your ability to capture the magic of our state. I also appreciate your comments on DPReview encouraging photographers to work on their artistic side. I wonder if you could recommend any local courses or instructors that could help me improve my eye and technique.
Roman, I've become acquainted with some of your work lurking on DPReview, and it's very inspiring, thank you. I've also appreciated your approach to commentary and helping others with questions, professional and respectful. I on a recent DPR thread that you noted a Tokina 12-24 and Nikon 24-70 as your primary "work horse" lenses. I have a question I'd like to ask regarding the Tokina. Would you mind if I e-mail you? If not, drop me a note with the e-mail you would prefer me to use. Great Work and keep it up!!
Hey Mo...yes I remember you. Shelley used to work in the Sales Dpt on the 2nd floor when I was there. Thank you VERY much for your kind comments and keeping up with me. Yes, my wife is awesome...life is good. We are thinking of going to Southern Utah so will have to contact you when we firm up plans to go to that corner of the US. Maybe we can visit as we pass through....Vegas might be a great starting point.
I used to live in Tucson, so I understand not to stop by July and Aug.
Thanks for stopping by the gallery...and if your every up in Portland, give me a shout....maybe by then the gallery will be up and open.
Marjorie (MO) Opgenorth
Hi Roman! You may remember me from our past lives at LNW (I am a friend of Shelley from the Legal Department). Shelley sent me your link and I passed it on to other friends. All have commented to me about how amazing your photography is and I wholeheartedly agree! Fabulous and amazing and then some. You have an incredible eye and shutter finger!
You have a lovely wife, so life must be treating you very well! I've been south in Las Vegas for the past 4+ years. Come visit some time (although I don't recommend July/August).
Thanks Mark, I agree, that is why I am currently having a professional web site built. Should be in place first quarter this year.
Very impressive work. It would look amazing on a more professional website like Smugmug. Pbase just looks cheap the way it is set up. All those colons everywhere. Your photos deserve a better presentation ...
Keep it up.
Kerry e-mail sent to you.
Roman--I have admired your talent for a while now and cant believe how good your shots look,I need some advise,,just purchased a D300 and need a wide zoom for it as Im living in the Bay area and need to get amoungst it all--Im leaning towards the Sigma 10-20,or the Tokina 11-17/2.8,Im also looking at a Nikon 17-55,,I want to get the right lens 1st and not make a mistake,so Im calling on your experience,,any help greatly appreciated
I just happened onto your website and absolutely love your photos. I love Portland. You showed me some of the places I can only imagine. I drive for FEDEX GROUND out of Columbus OH. and used to run up there. Of course driving a truck gives us limited access to beautiful places like your photos.
Keep up the beautiful work (if that's what you call it!!! )
Hi Roman. Your work is truly impressive! You recently took a photo of my daughter and I while we were hiking at Monlohmah Falls in Oregon, and gave us your card to this website to view the photo. I have enjoyed looking at your fabulous work, but I wasn't able to find the shot you took of us. Any idea where I might find it?
Keep up the great work.
Doreen and Rachel Snyder
I like your outlook on the World Roman, thank you for offering us the opportunity to see things through your eyes too. Great shots.
Impressive collection. Very nice.
Gust, actually 5700 - D70 - D2H - D2X - D300....lol. Now it is just the D70 and D300. Looking for the D3X or D900 when they come out. That should get me competitive with smaller Medium Format offerings.
Stopped gy your site. Very nice, and the Macro work seems to stand out for my eye.
Very nice work. Im am always interested in new photographs. Your work is very inspiring.
I spent some days in Utah and Arizona to in 2007.
You moved up from 5700 to D70 an now D300. I moved from D70s to D300 lately.
If you like to have a look at some of my pictures: gust.jalbum.net
Greetings from Switzerland Gust
Thank you very much Vinit!
You have stunning photos, very inspiring.
Excellent! Beautiful photos!
Thanks for sharing Roman!
With your eye for art in nature,I pray you go east soon.The coast from North Carolina,to Maine is awesome.It is also, so different from Oregon.
The Mountains from the blue ridge in NC,to the Mountains in New Hampshire and Maine are an awesome sight,any time of the year.I grew up in Conneticut,in a small town named Noank.About 20 minutes away is a place called Bluff point,I think it is beautiful there.
I also spent many years in Jacksonville NC.Tobacco fields,the sea,Camp LeJune,The people.A wonderful place.
I hope some day you travel through those states and take wonderful pictures as you have done of Oregon.
Thank you for sharing.
Hey Jen, long time no see! Hope all is going well with you and school.
Thanks for taking a peek at my work. This is going to be a very busy year for me, as I am trying to significantly update my portfolio of work. Should be out towards your Mom's place a lot as central oregon will probably end up being my strongest focus this year...so hope to see you out there if you come for a visit.
Thanks again for stopping by!!
hey roman and lisa. its me jen hurley. (karlas daughter)
you are a phenomenal photographer! i love all of your pictures!!!! :)
Thank you kindly!
Actually I am talking with my printing company here and looking into canvas printing and stretched canvas frames.
I will announce them once we have it worked out.
Any thought to putting a photo on canvas? Our home has tons of windows and therefore lots of glass glare... Your art thru photography is beautiful work!
LOL...thanks Tom.....never give up photography....its part of me.
Much better you've dropped dpreview than photography!
Hope to see you around.
Jim, Frank....thank you both for your VERY kind commments. :~)
Roman, I just read your "farewell" remarks on dp review. I count your remarks and contributions there as kind and inspiring. I created a folder of "Roman Johnson Recommends" from the websites you discovered and shared with us. I will visit them and here, often, to learn and be inspired. Someday, I'll build my own website and try to "pass it forward", the gentlemanly encouragement you demonstrate. Make good memories - life IS good isn't it? Yes, it is.
Hi Roman, just stumbled on to your site today, I'm totally blown away with the quality (jaw drops to the floor) and I've seen a lot of great photographers here on Pbase, but there's something very special about your shots. So keep it up. James (from Perth Australia)
Very nice site you have here Roman. Found my way here through dpreview. Enjoyed the tour...Jon www.flickr.com/photos/af2899/
Some of your pictures are glorious. In a number the simplicity adds to their appeal. The fact is that we lead such complicated lives and many cannot handle simplicity or appreciate it.
I really like your work. I'm a photographer too. I'd love your opinion of my work. You can check it out here blueoakphoto.com/.
roman, the D300 is what Im talking about, sorry, verses the d2x
craig w dooley
hey roman, I had the d2x and sold it, im considering the d300, which ive discovered youhave, from dpreview, is it better then the d2x, for like 3k less, thanks, craig dooley www.dooleymann.photoreflect.com have a look, I love your stuff...
I enjoyed your site very much. Beautiful "work". It's hard to call something like this work when it is obvious you enjoy it so much! Thanks for making it available and for listing the equipment you used to make the photographs. I'm currently trying to decide what camera I want to upgrade to from my D70. I'm tempted to look at a used D2X as opposed to a D300 since they are similar in price. I can't afford a D3. Do you care to share your opinion? Thanks Again.
You are truly the master - real talent.
You're already very good and I'm sure you'll post even better work in the future.
Wow - one million hits and no nudes, no bikinis, no lingerie!
Congratulations on doing it with just good photography!
Congrats Roman for the million ! It's deserved ! I'll add your gallery in my favorite to follow your work !
Keep shooting and sharing !
Very impressive photography. I had commented that your landscape photo's are exceptional. I considered purchasing a 17 - 55 lens. Not that I'd be able to take great shot's such as yours but at least I would have a good start. Great shots. Did I say that already?
Congratulations fro your 1 million clicks. You have fantastic landscapes here.
Stellar job! Can I get your signature?
Great shots. I found your Pbase site through Pixel shooters...you do amazing work, especially the landscapes, which are my favourites. Look forward to coming back for more and asking a few questions from time to time if you do not mind.
Wow! you rocked me.
I have recently started my own gallery of Oregon Scenic photography (info below). You could certainly compete as a pro, your work is absolutely inspirational. I am considering a semi pro effort when I retire. I want to jump on the motorcycle and tour, shoot and write. Don't know where to sell it yet...the answer will come if I just start. It always does. I have a business in Salem selling CNC production routers, lasers, waterjets and plasma cutting platforms.
I just put 20 shots on to start with and will add more later. I live in Salem and recently started to take digital photogrphy very seriously. I was a combat photographer int he USMC from 1968-73 and at the time completely obsessed with photography. I have been away from the artistic pursuit for 25 years but have recently become inspired again.
I upgraded from a point and shoot to a D200 (big jump but I was a Nikon advocate from way back).I'm not playing it like an irish whistle yet but getting closer. I have 18-200mm vr and also the Tokina 12-24 (we probaly both read the same reviews). I added the nikor 10.5mm fisheye recently and am probably a bit too much enamoured with it..that will pass in time.
I have been brushing up on composition and perhaps I just learned more about that in the last 30 minutes looking at your artful renderings than reading volumes and habitually practicing for the last few months. I am pleased with my progress but I do know it take a lot of shooting to attain the results your getting but... I have no doubt I will arrive in time. I am learning elements and struggleing with my retouching techiques but will summarily elevate your work as my new bench mark.
Terrific art work. I would be honored to have at least a brief critique of my captures from you if you can find time. I am more interested in critique than praise at this stage..I have a journey to make and not as much time as I would like.
Below is my link. My gallery is a bit clumbsy just now. I just started it friday and will soon learn how to enhanse it. You have shown me the possibilities and I am all the more excited...I may not sleep much tonight.
Raymond J Barlow
Wonderful stuff Roman, very much enjoyed.
Sigh...I'm going to go and delete my galleries now.
I love your photos. Nice color and I really enjoy them.
I have really enjoyed looking at your photos. I will return. Well done.
Really good work, I saw your recent entry on Photosig of the tree in the Japanese garden.
I added a link to your site on my site:
I WROTE YOU A COMMENT ON SIGPHOTOS, BUT HERE I GO AGAIN.I SEEN ALL YOUR PHOTOS ON SIGUSER AND THER IS NOT TO MANY I DID NOT LIKE. THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS. IT MAKES ME GLAD THAT PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY HOBBY( OR PASSION). LIKE FRED I HAVE YOUR SITE IN MY FAVORITES. AND LIKE I TOLD YOU IN SIG I,M SERIOUSLY THINKING ABOUT A NIKON D2X.
I really enjoy your galleries! They are great.
Living in Scotland I thought we'd some of the best scenery in the world. After seeing your gallery I'm not so sure any more.
Think you'd love it over here.
An earlier post asked about your font, please tell us what it is.
Hi Ro,an, love your stuff. The shot near Bishop CA is at one of my favorite places, Rainbow Tarns. I've taken so many photos there and yours is very lovely.
Hello Roman, I haven't enjoyed a photographer's art more since my first exposure to Ancil Adams! Thank you for sharing such inspirational photographs especially of my native Northwest.
Kind Regards, Leonard
I love the photos that show off the light-gathering ability of your camera(s). The Arizona shots and the giant Sequoia in CA are my favorites, and I like the two "World in a Drop" pix. Thanks for suggesting I take a look. You are very talented.
I've been enjoying the elegant simplicity in your work; there is a clarity to the sense of place that is quite satisfying.
I love your work!!! I hope I can someday see what you see. Loved yer cat, too! It reminds me of my son, shoulda called him nascar!:)
What kind of camera do you have?
I have visit your site. Amazing. Very nice pictures. I'm busy since September 2005.
When i see your site i want to be just as good as you. I heve already some pictures. you can watch them on
you can also type FOTO FOLKERS in Google.
The Tulips, are they make in Holland?
Greez from The Netherlands. Wicher
Your wife's eyes are photo-worthy alone. Maybe a macro in the future?
Toate sunt foarte frumoase! Felicitari! De fiecare data le revad cu mare placere.
I'm a budding photographer, Roman, and your work is *exactly* what I aspire to do someday - breath taking landscapes. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon your gallery here, as it's given me an added sense of encouragement.
What I wouldn't give to be able to sit down with you for a day in front of Photoshop. You honestly should write a book. =)
Your pictures are simply stunnig! Beautiful! Magnifique! Thank you for sharing those so nice and mythic landscapes so well catched!
You have amazing galleries, beautiful landscapes, awesome :)
Your most welcome. Hope you enjoy your copy....mine has been awesome.
Roman, I was the person asking the question about the 12-24 Tokina on dpreview. Thanks for the response - your pictures speak for themselves! I will get the Tokina, and I'm sure I'll be very happy with it.
ps: How do you get the title with the font on the bottom of your pics? Its a great effect.
HAVE A NICE DAY
Thanks Tim.....I feel fortunate that I have just gotten to see what I shoot....the fact it touches others....and that others can see the beauty I saw....just makes it so much better. The camera is a Nikon D70 (most of the landscape shots) and some are with a Nikon D2H. Metering mode veries...a lot of time the matrix metering works...somtimes I take spot readings of a scene based on what details I want preserve in the end result...I use aperature mode when I am playing with DOF issues, and Shutter mode when speed or blurr are my desires. Manual espeically when I am shooting panos....so I have even exposure across the scene.
Roman verry nice photography all your images speaks for them self. Great composition and eye for detail. Looking forward for new images. One thing currious what camera you use and do you use M setting ? Tim Anderson email@example.com/tlightmaster
Thanks Marisa....the comment about vision touches me as I try to record what captures me when I visit these places. Visited your site as well and I must say....rather nice gallery and very unique perspective on ALL your subjects.
really beautiful photographs you have here, each one with a special vision.
Thanks Rob.....you have a wonderful camera in your hands....take it to amazing places.....and enjoy yourself. : )
Look forward to seeing your results.
Absolutly amazing photos. I am envious. Great work. I hope my D70 gets a chance to visit some of these wonderful places.
And the universe responds with the gift....of you. : )
I love you too.
You have the most fantastic eye and pure talent! You bless those who cross your path as you share the beauty you see with the rest of the world which allows the rest of us to see the beauty that most pass by daily. Thank you for sharing the passion that courses through your veins with the rest of us! Your photography is only a fraction of your beauty, but what an incredible fraction! Thank you for all the hard work you have put into your photography....it truly has paid off! Your first gallery opening is coming soon, I just KNOW it!! I love you and support you with all I am Roman! Thank you for sharing your dream with me, each and every moment of the day! I love you!
Thanks Lisa. Actually thats my Fiance's name....lol. And coincedince #2 is we are going back to AZ in 3 weeks for our honeymoon....so keep an eye on the page as there will be pleanty of shots from that trip.
I have been looking at your work on here, you have some really nice stuff. I especially like the stuff from Arizona.
Thanks Mike, there should be pleanty of shots here after next week, (Will be getting back by tuesday the 14th) so you should seem them after that.
Roman: spoke to you on Hood during the HtoC. (hey you! yer in my frame!) enjoyed talking to you, and enjoyed looking at your work. I'll have to keep an eye on your site. Look forward to seeing your take on Montana.
Thanks for your kind comments. The owl pic is up on the "newest stuff" gallery. I ended up with only one shot that came out perfectly due to the darkness. I am currently revamping a full web site of my own. romanjohnston.com will be the address, and I hope to have it up by the end of the month. I am currently working on turning this into a career and will be moving to Montana soon.....with the Rockies as my back yard.
Keep your eyes peeled here for my new work....and announcments.
P.S. Thanks again for the use of the flashlights....that was very kind of you!
Doug and Laura
We loaned you our flashlights last night on the Eagle Creek hike. We have bookmarked this site to see your photos of the feeding owl, and in the mean time are really enjoying your beautiful photographs. You have a gift, thank you for sharing with us! Happy hiking!
Thanks Phil and Cassie, your comments are just more inspiration to me. I have recently found a most wonderful partner in life who supports me going professional in the nature/landscape arena of photography. I have a lot of work to do before I can be considered one of the masters....but know with time and patience....I can reach that level. Watch here for a link to my new web site I am building, which will contain all my work in my portfolio.....and as always, I will post my most recent work here.
Thank you everyone for your kind comments...they have been instrumental in making my choice to follow my heart and work hard at stepping my photography up the next level.
Over the next year, I will be learning how to make this wonderful tool a part of me and you will see much more photos coming from those efforts.....and hopefully more refined photos.
It is amazing that I get to live my dream.
Lisa.....I love you more than you know.
This is Phil Date, from photozo. I've just stumbled upon your galleries in pbase and I am very impressed. The D70 is obviously being put to VERY good use and I am sure you are finding it to be an excellent camera - I know I am.
Just checked out your photography . . . WHOA!! You have an excellent eye! Maybe even two! Forgive my curiosity, I just had to know what inspired your obvious talent for having the quintessential mystical experience. Now I know.
You probably know me better by my other ID, the Yahoo ID, littlewingcz. I'm a member of the Yahoo group human-god that you are also a member of. I've been very impressed with the things you have shared with the group. They echo my own experience.
Thank you for being part of the group! And thank you for doing SUCH a wonderful job with your photography!! It is truly magnificent!
SOrry took so long to respond.....didnt even know I had a forum.
Thanks Fred for your kind comments.
I took these in aperature priority mode with the kit lens..I am used to using the spot meter a lot, but with this one....the matrix metering is actually quite good.
Have everythig set neutral...no sharpenig...(as I like using USM instead of leting the camera choose for me) but aside from that, not much tweaking. D70 is pretty light...but I bought a pack to carry all my gear (just added a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 and Sigma 105MM macro....so pretty heavy) I carry my gear including tripod...everywhere I go.
I give the D70 wonderful marks. It has the traditional nikon slight underexposure to keep the hilights preserved...(I like it like that) but the vividness of the color seems a little stronger than the older nikons i have seen in action. I shoot in Adobe II color space.
Since I got my lenses, I am playing hookey tomorrow (boss approved....lol) and going out to the columbia gorge....and the coast Saturday.....will post some sunday when I have time.
Hi Roman, thanks for your advise on Nikon vs Canon. Which part of the States do you live in? I love tulnips and I see that it seems to be in season where you live; lucky you. Cherios ... Susan
I think you mentioned being in Oregon. I am too, living in Springfield. I think your photos are really nice, good color and white balance right on. How did you have the camera set up? Did you use mostly default settings? Just wondered because I think the photos came out very well. I have a D1x and have adjusted to some of my favorite settings. The D1x is heavy (though I carry it on daily walks) and I am thinking the D70 would be a great addition. I would enjoy hearing from you about your impressions of the camera, and seeing more of your fine work.
I like all of your Photos, escpecially the one with the Steam Engine and little girl - I have included your site in my favourites.
By the way, I am a Canon 300D , Canon G2 and S45 owner.
I also love great photos