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Smikey 07-Jul-2014 20:46
Dude, you are hot.

I like horses too but

lisaduga29-Apr-2014 11:50

i hope you are in atmosphere of peace and love.It was very great to me when i found your profile in my searching for a responsible Friend in life , here is my email address which you can contact and write me with( for my pictures
jena4love21-Dec-2013 14:56
Hello My Name is miss jina. i saw your profile today and i am contacting you so that we can be friends. and i have special reason of contacting you which i will make known to you. hope to read from you soon in my email address, (
miss JiNA
artist04-Sep-2012 11:33
Hi ... you are so creative .I like your works so much....I am an artist from Udaipur , India.i paint on canvas, paper etc .. I hope we can be good friends ....

what more can i say .. except keep-smiling ..
Guest 28-May-2012 18:51
I don't know how i found your collection of images, but THANK YOU! you have been an inspiration.
Inger Steen-Hansen27-Nov-2011 22:30
I like your pictures very much and will surely return another time. Thanks!
rk_foto25-Feb-2011 09:10
hello Serena..
really great work..
i like what i can see here..
thanks for sharing..
Guest 03-Feb-2011 22:34
Wow ! I was just searching the www. for information on my great
grandfather George Whitfield Smith when I came upon your pic taken in the cave on Middle Caicos,T.C.I. I was in that cave in April 1998 and took pictures of the same graffiti.
At the time I was there I had no idea of my extensive westindian heritage.George was my fathers mothers father.My dad was born in Barbados ,Grandma in Grenada,George apparently
in Barbados as well.I am having problems getting any more info about his birth.My dads
family (Frith) has a very long history in the T.C.I.Five generations born and died in Grand Turk.If you do have any more pictures or info about G.W.Smith I would very happy
to see them.
David Frith,Alberta,Canada
Sachin15-Jan-2011 08:08
Hi serena...this is sachin..remember,i met u today in ibrahm roja monument in bijapur,india..i saw ur photo collections..wonderful..keep going..all the best
Craig Sadler05-Jan-2011 19:28
Hi Serena:-)) thank you so much for your very kind words on my humble gallery. I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing your beautiful photographs. I'll be back often to take a look:-))!!!! Sincerely Craig S.
pete holford 13-Nov-2010 19:19
hi serena, i think the photo's are stunning. love the folkestone one's, never though the place could look so good. it's encouraged me to get out & make an effort with my camera.wish in had your eye .
F García Robles08-Sep-2010 10:24
Extraordinarias colecciones
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
RICARD 01-Sep-2010 17:00
Hola Serena,
Your photos are fantastic. Ihave read that you have visited Spain. Have you made photos there? - RICARD
Peaches 15-Aug-2010 20:12
Hi, Love your pictures. What camera do you use? Thanks and keep up the good work!
Ida 10-Jun-2010 10:36
Hi! My name is Ida and I'm a 16 years old girl from Norway. I just wonder if I could use your horsepictures on I will give credit :-)

Greetings! Ida
Lawrence Solum03-May-2010 10:08
Thank you for the wonderful galleries! And best wishes for continued adventures!
HuangLei04-Feb-2010 05:02
Thanks for your kind words, Serena Bowles. I like your work very much! Wonderful travel shots!
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp19-Dec-2009 05:49
hi Serena. I vote. Great pictures. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Happy Holidays. God bless you. Jeff K
John Armstrong21-Oct-2009 08:30
Added you to my Namibia topic

Best Regards John
English AL 20-Oct-2009 15:03
What a great gallery you have. I am speechless of the work and the hours you have put in.If I could be even half as good as you I would be called a master.I come from Canada and bring you all the best wishes. Thank you for such a great site and hope you do not stop. With heartful thanks,albert
Pawel Kazmierczyk03-Feb-2009 19:22
Hello Serena, what a fantastic collection of galleries.... You have a great eye for photography, and a unique sense of style. I have truly enjoyed going through your photos - the range and variety of topics, the originality of viewpoint, and the quality. Well done, keep it up ! Greetings from Poland. Pawel
ALLEN LLOYD27-Nov-2008 08:07
Love your work.
Pavan Kanna 05-Aug-2008 08:02
Hello Serena,
This is Pavan from Bidar, i'm proud of u for Highlighting Bidar to this world, Some people here in India, particularly in our Karnataka state, dont know even Where is Bidar. When this is the condition means, how one can know the rich Heritage existing in Bidar. Due to regional Imbalance, our Province was out of scope in the area of development. Due to political negligency our province is Step-Mom Treated every time.

Thanks for exploring our city and its rich cultural existence, It will one or the otherway help in bringing some of the tourists to our city.
thanks a lot..
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner 07-Jul-2008 20:20
Great website

website :
yannick Beunard18-Jun-2008 10:07
Superb images ! A great work !
Shijo Joseph 09-May-2008 11:11
Hi. I just saw your photos of Thekaddy, Kerala India. I am actually from the same place and currently work in Mumbai. Actually this place is much more beautifl and breathtaking if you are ready to explore the inerior villages. So next time you plan to come back, do let me know. I can guide you or we could plan a trip together in the place.My contact id is By the way I visit London,Seer Green often. Cool place
Hochi Abaya26-Feb-2008 22:33
it was great going through your galleries and even greater going through your travel diaries of the philippines

Jan Hack 06-Nov-2007 16:43
you are a very talentted lady
Guest 27-Sep-2007 08:41
hi my name is TAMARA MAALOUF I’m Half Turkish, I’m 25 years old... my grand mother is from turkey, and she's dead now... she's from DIYARBAKIR - Turkey... I need someone to help me to find my cousins there... I have there names so if u r interesting to help me please email me:
Or call me: 00961 70 104012, or if u have any way to contact someone their...
I appreciate your help
Best regards,
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner 27-Jun-2007 20:07
Great Gallery
Guest 14-Jun-2007 07:42
Keep moving forward. I can see that you have a lot of potential.
stuart reid13-May-2007 09:19
Fantastic galleries Serena. I have no doubt you have some great stories to go with your great shots... thanks for sharing :)
Zaid Kurdi21-Mar-2007 05:52
Thanks alot Serena for your care,your Comments encouraging me to do more and more,wishing for you the best,yours
Guest 07-Mar-2007 15:15
Your work is amazing!
Ian Dalgliesh21-Feb-2007 21:12
Hi Serena,The curious thing about the shot is that I'd just taken the shot ,minus the train,when I was taken by surprise by the train's arrival.I almost missed it.Glad you like it.
Ian Dalgliesh08-Feb-2007 19:52
Hi Serena,Thanks for looking at my work and for your encouraging comments.
benzon ray barbin04-Feb-2007 18:09
you have some stellar stuff!!! the end.
Nigwel19-Dec-2006 20:34
Love your homepage..
sorry about the mis-spelt Guestbook entry..
You`ve got some magical photos..
Thanks for sharing..

Nigwel19-Dec-2006 20:18
Very impressive galleries..

Never stops amazing me how good people can use thier imagination..

10/10.. Well Done..

Rick Kobylinski08-Dec-2006 02:52
Serena, thanks on the comment about my Golden Gate Bridge picture. Your galleries are great and I am enjoying going through the sub galleries continent by continent. The photos are stunning and a great way to remember your travels. You are doing a great job in satisfying the wanderlust of those who cannot travel to all of those great destinations. Keep shooting.
Guest 07-Dec-2006 19:02
Hi there Serena, Wow great photos. What a blast from the past looking at them all. Cheers for the great times Willy the driver.
Leyla Abreu 01-Nov-2006 11:33
Love the pics.. You have really captured human situations at their best!
emma kelly 16-Oct-2006 20:13
I love your carnival pictures, i lost my camera that week. I have found me in your wonderful pictures!!thank u x x x are ou going back to goa again next year? i am!
Nick 22-Sep-2006 06:25
The world
Nicki Thurgar28-Aug-2006 08:06
Just stumbled across your site after searching for the John Aspinall zoo! So glad I did, I'm coming back to see more of your brilliant work!
Salah El-Sadek19-Aug-2006 14:59
Hello Serena,
I came to your galleries by mere chance, and I regret not seeing it before.. your thousands of photos took me to a great rich, intresting and informative journey around the world, seeing it from your own eyes.. You have one of the most wonderfyl galleries on Pbase, technically, talent wise and variety.. I know my comment won't be more than one of the hundreds of comments that praized your photos, yet I would like to add myself to all those admirers.. Keep up the excellent work..
raju 18-Aug-2006 13:19
Very impressive photos of Bahmani ruins in Bidar , Karnataka. You have brought life to the dead!
Sri 12-Jul-2006 04:41
No words , Simply superb.
Eric11-Jul-2006 20:18
Thanks for your comment on my wind turbine gallery, getting to look at your amazing images is a bonus!
Guest 10-Jul-2006 18:14
Hi Serena! I am so glad I came across your galleries. You do beautiful work, thanks for sharing! Best wishes :)
Guest 06-Jul-2006 21:54
Hi Serena, Thanks for stopping in and looking at my galleries! I've only made a little headway with yours. Need to really look at each one when I have more time. I love travel galleries, and seeing the beauty of places I probably won't get to. Thanks again! Es
Linette Richardson 04-Jul-2006 23:39
Hi Serena I came across your site while i was doinga search for my father in law all we know is his name and that he is somewhere in the Philippines. I spotted your letter from Joe Barrerra who is from the phillippines and wodnered if you were still in touch with him and whether you would pass on my email address to see if he could help with ideas of how to trace my husbands dad.... Sorry to put this on you but its the last resort.... By the way fabulous photography
Serena Bowles30-Jun-2006 15:26
Thanks, Maxine - it's a cool place, isn't it? I'd love to have one of those little beach shacks there.
Maxine C 30-Jun-2006 12:06
Gorgeous photographs, particuarly of Dungeness - my all-time favourite place - beautifully caught!
Mark L07-Jun-2006 10:00
Hi Serena,
Nice to see some other Thorn Tree people on PBase.
Enjoyed your photos although there are far to many to go through in one go. I had a good look at the Phillipines gallery, lots of good stuff. Hopefully I will make it there one day.

Happy travels, maybe see you on the road.
Mark (mago)
jules 06-Jun-2006 03:29
Through bright foreign eyes,
I chanced to view
the blueness of the skies,
the sun's fiery hue
calling forth to me
in dying ecstacy.

**fantastic photos, hope you visit the Philippines once more. This time Palawan, or Cagayan (white water rafting), and more of Negros (like dolphin watching in Bais, Beaching & Spelunking in Sipalay, beaching at the sandbar of Lakawon in Cadiz, Snorkeling in Danjugan Island). In Mindanao, the safe areas are in Davao & Cagayan de Oro, just don't go to Basilan, Tawi-tawi, and Sulu.
pole 03-Jun-2006 09:33
i love serena.
Serena Bowles02-Jun-2006 07:43
Thanks, guys. Glad you enjoyed the photos.
Ashley Hockenberry01-Jun-2006 16:40

Too many amazing shots to comment on each one except to say you are a wonderful photographer who has an exceptional collection of photos from around the world.
Well done. Also thanks for your visit and comments.

gina 01-Jun-2006 16:03
liked the photos you took in Iloilo and Boracay in the Philippines. Made me laugh and so homesick as hell. never been home for 3 years and it's good that you reminded me of home ( phils.)

take care,
Dori 31-May-2006 07:30
Good site. It would be desirable to return again and again! 27-May-2006 22:20
Félicitations pour votre travail!
Belle 26-May-2006 19:50
Hi Serena,

Love your photos! Currently I'm checking out your photos on Burma. You have excellent concept, color and clarity but most importantly, you evoke feeling. I enjoy looking at photos and yours stopped me at my tracks curious to see more.

Thank you,

Serena Bowles21-May-2006 14:28
Thanks, Terence, it is a bit quieter around here! If the sun ever comes out I'll get out with my camera, but it's done nothing but drizzle since I've got back.

Incidentally, if you enjoy my work and would like to hang some of it on your wall, or enliven a website with it, some of my photos are now available to buy in a variety of sizes and finishes, or as digital files, at Serenity Photography (click on the link on my profile page).

I designed the website myself, so any feedback is appreciated.


Terence Gui19-May-2006 21:14
Welcome back home! Must be quite a change of pace from your travels.
Guest 21-Apr-2006 21:21
Serena, I just loved reading about your trip in the Philippines and I enjoyed all your pictures. I am actually filipino- american and I lived in the Philippines for 10 years for school. I still haven't seen or experienced all the things you have because well, could never afford it. Now that I've finished school and have been working back in the US for some time and saved some money, I hope to go back and see the country. Your story has really gotten me excited to see what else the Philippines has to offer. Have fun on all your future travels and good luck! Thank you.
Prantik Mazumder18-Apr-2006 00:06
Fantastic galleries Serena. Keep up the good work. You are very talented.
Dmitry 03-Apr-2006 16:32
To write the letter, it is necessary ...
James Petts 26-Mar-2006 15:25
Serena, thanks for uploading the pics of Arambol carnival - I didn't have my camera at the time so appreciate a few pics of the great time it was! Happy travelling!
Steve England22-Mar-2006 22:04
Loving the smashing images you are uploading on your travels but your journals are amazing!..
You are a brave lady..then again if you are not brave you wouldnt see the amount of beauty that YOU are seeing.lots of people never will.. stay safe and if it helps if you ever get another weirdo on a train or a odd situation,and feel alone remember there IS a world watching and reading with you on your travels through pbase..
Count myself and L in there.
Keep on having a blast!

Terence Gui14-Mar-2006 20:21
Hi Serena... your pbase gallery has been on my favourites list for some time now. Out of curiosity, I decided to explore the blogs/journals of your travels - what a great adventure your travels must be! I'm often filled with wonder (and a healthy dose of envy) reading your writing.

I also love to travel (albeit I do so to a much smaller degree) and enjoy photography. Your life sounds very much like a dream realized - I look forward to keeping up with your continuing journey.
Serena Bowles09-Mar-2006 07:12
It's Miss, actually, but thank you, Jacob; I'm glad you ejoyed.
Gabwenkya Jacob 09-Mar-2006 06:58
I would like to thank you for including a picture of one of Uganda's cultural houses, which reflects the social and cultural life of the peolpe in Uganda. Basing on the comments made by Sarah, Lena and Paddy, they should't be blamed for there comments, just because they all have different thoughts of view and the way they would like their country to be represented in pictures or documentaries.
I would believe that an individual as (mrs Serena Bowles) Who has lived in U.k and has never seen such houses, would be intrested to see such and others would also have the same altitude. I would like to inform my fellow Ugandans above that, tourists come to Uganda to see our uniqueness and pay alot of money which contributes to our revenue and that they shold be proud of it. Uganda is said to be the pearl of Africa which is great.
Thanks for having made a trip to Uganda and writing about.
Mark Allin01-Mar-2006 03:22
Excellent work. I miss Africa so much having lived in Zim. Keep movin'!
Karthik Raja13-Feb-2006 04:32
You have really travelled a lot. It's excellent. Thanks for sharing all the adventures.
Arno Meintjes Wildlife31-Jan-2006 10:21
Hi Serena.
I stopped by for a short visit. The galleries impressed me and I will be back to have a good tour. Regards. Arno
TJ O'Brien31-Jan-2006 05:17
Hi Serena

Tahnks for the comments on the Thai gallery. Hope your trip in India goes well. Certainly different from Thailand but just a photgenic.

Take care
Guest 29-Dec-2005 18:52
Hi Serena, Suze Allen here I've been keeping track of your travels for months, and your photos are truly stunning mate, I've been galvanised into dropping you a line cos I'm suffering in the sub zero temperatures of the Car hall at the Docks, mate don't ever doubt that you ever made the wrong choice the CCU was warm at least but this is truly barbaric, Happy New Year to you Serena and keep taking those wonderful pics it keeps us wage slaves drooling, happy days x
debra h 24-Dec-2005 16:38
try to find good friend.....
adf 21-Nov-2005 08:47
cool dass man bei dir HTML brauchen kann, bedenke, hier könnte etwas rassistisches oder gewaltverherrlichendes stehen gruz
Mark L12-Nov-2005 08:57
Some fascinating galleries Serena, I see we both love to travel and enjoy taking photos along the way. I particularly liked your Africa gallery (there is so much more I want to see). Hope your current trip is going well.

See you on the road,
Serena Bowles05-Nov-2005 12:21
What a strange message! So, did you like the photos Rene?
Rain makes the grass green.
Religion is a peronal choice; I hope you are happy in yours.
I'm lucky to be able to travel so much - I recommend working hard, saving hard and living your dreams.
Jan Korf 23-Oct-2005 12:56
Hello Serena

I was just Googeling when I found your homepage.
Nice to see a couple of nice people specialy the guys and girls from Atlantis.
I remember you because I was there the same time when you was diving with the Atlantis
I was back again at Atlantis in April this year and gooing back again 29 th of this month.
Hope I will see crazy Scully again to make some nice dives at Oddy's wall.
The last time when I was over he coud'nt dive because he did hurt his back
Mabey you remember me, we several times on the same boat Jan the older ducht man.

Take care and be happy Jan
little_sis15-Oct-2005 15:56
Hi - just left an email for you but don't know whether you're able to pick them up at the moment. Enjoying your cyber journal - hope you're feeling better. Byeeeeeee x x x

p.s. congrats on selling another poster!
Dave Stevenson 07-Oct-2005 15:53
Hi Serena
I have been following your Myanmar blog updates as I will be there in 20 days and was interested as to how you are making out. The pics you'll bring out should be outstanding if your posted pics are any indication of the quality. What I have seen of other peoples pics from Myanmar I can't wait to dive in myself. Enjoy and safe travels
Steve England21-Sep-2005 16:33
Just had a good old look at your site,
Excellent images from your travels.looks like you are having a blast..
Hats off to you and you are a lucky and brave bugger! :)
Guest 15-Sep-2005 23:54
Serena - your travel journal and photo gallery of your travels are most impressive. Your photos are undoubtedly some of the best I've seen in terms of angle, contrast, and catching the moment! Thanks for sharing with the world and keep up the great photography!

Lennie Abellera Blair
Cesar Fernandez11-Sep-2005 14:34
Hi ! Serena. I noticed you visited my galleries and responded to my recent note...Thanks.
Your work is truly an inspiration. Sorry for not responding earlier. I just got back from Namibia and I am on my way to the US. Thanks for your comments.
About your problem at all, I am a physician an I do really love what I do but I also love traveling around the world and meeting other cultures, people, etc. along with photography. I recently started venturing into underwater photography. Another different world....ah?
I will be posting some of the Namibia pictures later on, in the mean time, it was good to hear from you. You have been in some amaizing places yourself.....I envy you.
Keep the good work and taking those wonderful pictures.
Jackie P 30-Aug-2005 00:02
Fantastic emails and phots as always. Keep safe and have fantastic rest of trip. Luv Jackie x
Ken Chevy21-Aug-2005 19:11
Thank you for stopping by Serena. Yes, Ani & I feel pretty blessed, like we were together in a previous life and found each other again.
Cesar Fernandez13-Aug-2005 06:16
Hi Serena:
I just came across your galleries by chance and suddenly became immersed in them and in particular in you interest in travel and two passions in life. You have the luxury of traveling all the time....that is great!....I do take time out of my job and travel 3 to 4 months of the year around the world, mostly Africa, South America, Caribbean and pretty soon to Antartica. I have been photographing mostly in the last four years and became a pBase member last month. The more I travel the more addicted I get. Just like you, this year I started venturing on underwater photography as well. I am originally from Dominican Republic and I do visit my family and friends there several times a year, now an excuse to go diving. I am glad your life has turned around to such an exciting adventure and that you are enjoying it so much. I do love my job, but what keeps me inspired is my photography and my next trip to who knows where.... I have already planned four trips for the rest of this year: Namibia, Alaska, El Pantanal, Brazil and Antartica in Feb. of 2006.
I have already started planning my trips for 2006 and so far: Masai Mara in Sept. of 2006.
Unfortunately, my trips are not more than 2 weeks at a time, and then come back home...but it is not so bad....I love my job as well, but frankly, I whish I could travel and photograph all the time.
Sorry for such long message but I felt identified with what you also enjoy (travel and Photography). Have a great life anywhere you might be. Maybe one day we may even come across each other somewhere in.......??
Love your pictures!!...they all tell a story. I think they are even more beautifull if you read about you first. I think each picture carries a little of who we are in it.
If you have time one day visit my galleries at: wildnature_1358


Cesar Fernandez.

Hey!...You need to visit sometime SOUTH AMERICA and The Caribbean. Magical places and warm and sincere will love it. If you ever visit Dominican Republic let me know and I will give you some advice and contacts there.
Lucas Iguazu 01-Aug-2005 20:50
Just wanted to congratulate for your site

Jennifer Plate 30-Jul-2005 10:04
Hello Serena,
I've just been shown your great web site by your cousin in Australia (Stanley Victoria to be exact) Royston. We've know the family for years and Royston is currently working in my department at our local hospital in Beechworth. Your photos are great and I'm particularly interested to see your shots when you get to India. My husband John & I and another friend from Beechworth went to India last year touring on Enfield Motorbikes visiting Bhutan and Nepal as well as India - what an adventure. Keep up the great work and it would be nice to meet you on your next trip to Australia. Bye for now and hello from Royston and the family. Jennifer Plate
Leana Bosley 13-Jul-2005 12:17
Hello Serena,
I saw your note on Photo4Me. I have never serioulsy ever used a camera before as a form of artistic expression. I found my FUJIFilm S3100 at a very good price at Office Depot recently and it was like a whole new world opening up for me. Combine that with the all the new computer skills I have been acquiring this past year and I am off. I am just at the bottom of my creative climb.
I have always enjoyed taking pictures before, but the awkwardness and expense of 35mm always put me off. Now I can aim and shoot at anything I like, throw most of it away and start all over again.
I am looking forward to learning whatever you can teach me. I have an unhappy little dog waiting for his walk, so I had better get going. Thank you, Leana Bosley
Guest 11-Jul-2005 23:42
Wot a life - you have travelled to the ends of the earth, back again, and captured some stunning images. The tigers look fantastic, must have been quite an experience being so close to such majestic animals.

Best Regards
salim madjd11-Jul-2005 08:47
Thanks for your comments on my gallery. You caught me as I was uploading the photos. Looks like you have travled a lot and have lots of photos to look at. I have to come back and fully visit all your galleries.

Guest 29-Jun-2005 13:51

nice homepage you've got!
keep up the good work

Isaac 11-May-2005 22:15
Beautiful pictures taken in many places. Try visiting my place - Vancouver, BC or Western Canada which will host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games - and enjoy the convenience of travel to and out of North America. Also, your nice Philippine pictures and I just visited the country last month. Relax and enjoy your travel. Gracias.
Subrata Basu06-May-2005 22:53
Hi Serena
I noticed in one of your gallaries that you are going to India and SE Asia this month. What places are you visiting? I am looking forward to see your pics. Keep me posted and have a wonderful trip.
wil 24-Apr-2005 07:17

Serena, i must say you eye on photography. What can i say impeccable, awesome, perfect travel photos. hope you could visit again in the Philippines.

God bless you more!
Serena Bowles16-Apr-2005 16:17
Thanks, everyone, for your kind words.

I just wanted to let you all know that some of my photos are now available as posters from photo4me .


Serena. X
Guest 11-Apr-2005 15:07
serena, just stumbled here, you have a wonderful eye for photography. your pictures are fantastic and boy do you get around. i enjoyed my visit and i will be back...
Guest 09-Apr-2005 11:28
Serena, I just stumbled across your galleries, and fully forgot where I started off. Your pictures kept me here quite a long time, and I'll keep my eye on updates for sure! Thanks for sharing these impressions.
F García Robles05-Apr-2005 20:08
Interesantes fotografías
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
Guest 10-Mar-2005 22:50
I am inspired Serena !!.. all of your pix are either just fantastic shots or wondefully funny. Hope to see some more.
Subrata Basu24-Feb-2005 02:50
Hi Serena: Enjoyed your Silly Self portraits. I love your eyes. I would love to do a series on your eyes, they are so expressive.
I am adding you in my fave
Guest 21-Feb-2005 12:39
Hi Serena!

I enjoyed watching your photo's! They look amazing. You are really good at it. I am coming back more often :-) Keep doing the great job!

Niki 09-Feb-2005 04:43
Your photos are great Serena, you have such an arty eye! Love your website too.
Hope we get to meet up soon, in England or perhaps Asia.
Lots of love Niki. xxxxxxxxxxx
NWA OWERRI 07-Feb-2005 21:43
Flavia Jager 03-Feb-2005 02:58
YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
Peter Chou01-Feb-2005 12:46
Fantastic travel photos! I love the Philippines series best! Keep them coming! Do take a look at my humble gallery and I appreciate all comments and advices.
Norman Tam01-Feb-2005 05:53
Hi Serena,

Thanks for your kind words of my photos. Do visit again.

You take nice pictures. Especially like your Favourite Shots and Underwater Gallery. I do envy you on the travelling. :) It's great to shoot around the world. And great job on the PAD. Keep it up.

arnel asuncion 19-Jan-2005 21:46
thanks for visiting our country Philippines.Im sad of whats happening right now.Population boom,environmental degragation ,political instability and lack of rules and discipline. arnel asuncion cambridge england main theathers.p.s. i envy ur travelling and escapades.
Richard 14-Jan-2005 15:36
Really like your pics and added some links to my site at
Thanks for the good work!
Chris Ward04-Jan-2005 06:14
I've enjoyed looking through some of your galleries. Such varied and interesting material. I'll be coming back to view more! Thanks for sharing all your photos. Chris
Richard Haas 22-Dec-2004 11:59
Coould you please contact me
thanks in advance
Guest 15-Dec-2004 09:29
Hi Serena,

I've just been looking at your photos of OZ, esp. the West Coast, I've just come back from there and love your underwater shots esp. I already miss diving there!!

Anyways, I'd better get back to sorting through my own photos now!


Annie 18-Nov-2004 18:27
I am 13 years old girl from Scandinavia and I'm doing a fansite for tarsierfans. Is it possible to get permission of this picture to use that at my site? I'll but credits and link back of your site, of course. If you can, It would be great if you answer for me by eMail.

Best Greetings.

Agee 19-Sep-2004 13:17
Your pictures are SO NICE!

B Thomas Johnston24-Aug-2004 05:11
Hello Serena, thanks for looking at my galleries. I'm glad you liked the underwater shots. I'll have some more online in a couple of weeks when I get back from Malaysia diving at Sipadan. Cheers, Ben.
Serena Bowles12-Aug-2004 08:02
Thanks for the info, hanging on for the s5500 sounds like a good option. I've already got a number of xD cards for my A203, and I really like the fact that they are energy efficient - the batteries last for around 200 shots.

Shame you lost your s602...I get the impression you may be treating yourself to the s20pro when that comes out!

Paul H10-Aug-2004 13:30
Hi Serena
just to follow up the message you left me. the fuji s5000 is due to be replaced by the s5500 and has a 4mill pix sensor. Also the min shutter speed has been increased to 10 sec, the s5000 had 2sec on manual mode, one of the things that drove me to the s7000. it also has lower min iso of 64. the s5500 and s5000 only accept xd picture cards which are more expensive.
the s7000 is better and has more creative options..better manual mode, better manual focussing,it also has greater resolution and in some way negates the need for a 10x zoom because you can crop your images more before losing definition.
having said that i prefered my s602 that i had before, but i unfortuneatly lost! the s602 has better colour response, and more pleasing film like images imho.
the word out on the street is the new s20pro has the same colour response and tones that the s602 had, and costs slightly more than the s7000. it also promises greater dynamic range, and so greater detail in shadows areas.
so to sum up, if i was in the market for a new digicam i would go for the s20pro. and if my buget was more limited i would wait and go for the s5500.
good luck, and happy shooting.
ps it really amazes me what you have done so far with your humble point and shoot. that old adage of its the photographer not the equipment certainly rings true...
Paul H
Paul H25-Jul-2004 10:10
Hi Serena
i've enjoyed looking through your galleries. Especially your your African and Australian pics. Think your underwater shots are stunning.
thanks for sharing.
regards Paul H
nigeria 09-Jul-2004 23:37
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Will Wycherley.16-Jun-2004 16:53
i was browsing random galleries and was looking at your diving pics, they are great, but I love so much of your photography, your a lucky traveller. keep up the good work.
Martin Turner 05-Jun-2004 07:39
Hi Serena,
Thanks for your informative & very amusing emails. I do take exception to 50+ being "OLD" !, (Re your last from the Phillipines)

Love (as always), Martin, Linda & Kelly (Who's going to Charlton CP) !. XXX
Serena Bowles26-Mar-2004 03:56
Glad you enjoyed them, Jeff. you've some beautiful shots on line yourself.
Craig 22-Mar-2004 15:21

I must compliment you on your lovely photos!

I am interested in possibly using one of your photos for the cover of my new book coming out on Zimbabwe. The book chronicles the tragedy of the land reforms post 2000.

I am an academic, and the book will sell to mainly research libraries; that is, probably 500 copies or less, so I don't stand to make money from this, but I was wondering if your photos are available for this type of use.

I would greatly appreciate you letting me know how you handle such requests.

The photo I'm interested in is "Ruins and Sky". Also, if you have it at a higher res. that would be great.

If you are interested in the book description, you can go to and type in "richardson"..


Craig Richardson
Jeff Cochran19-Mar-2004 00:57
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
tomr-photos03-Mar-2004 23:34
Hi Serena. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Wow, you have a big bunch of pictures! If I could do more traveling I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing. What began as not-so-serious doodling became very serious once I saw a seed of potential. Happy to hear that you like them. – Tom
Serena Bowles03-Mar-2004 08:22
Thank you, Vivek, I'm glad you enjoyed, and look forward to seeing more from you.
Vivek SenGupta28-Feb-2004 07:59

I came across your photos on PBase. Very interesting stuff! Wish I could travel the world like you. Soon, maybe.

Serena Bowles09-Feb-2004 23:48
Hey, thanks Nae.

That's really kind of you to say - it's easy to take photos in a beautiful country.

Say hi to John for me.

Nae Weysenfeld 09-Feb-2004 14:45
Hi Serena
I was across the road visiting my neighbours and they had your site on the screen. What fabulous photos. You certainly have an eye for photography. Top stuff girl. By the way, you know my neighbours. John R and his mum from Cairns, Australia.
Keep on doing it.
Serena Bowles01-Feb-2004 03:12
You know, I couldn't have said it better myself!
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Serena Bowles31-Jan-2004 05:31
I'm sorry. Lorraine, but I'm afraid I do not have a clue. Are you sure you meant to leave this question here?

Thanks for visiting! :-)
Lorraine 30-Jan-2004 14:08
Hi, i change my wallpaper picture and now i have an excite page over the right side of my wallpaper. how do i get the excite page off, when i cut the computer off the page is on the right side of the screen??

Thanks Lorraine
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JOE BARRERA 25-Aug-2003 05:56
Dear Serena,

Your most welcome to visit my country - The Philippines someday. Im willing to accompany you to some of the beautiful dive sites here if you want. We have the best dive sites in Anilao, Batangas just a few hour drive from Manila, in Puerto Galera, Or. Mindoro and in Tubbataha reef in Palawan. If you like surfing, you may visit Siargao Island in Surigao province in Mindanao. The place is comparable to the best surfing sites in the world!

How I wish I can show you samples of my work. You see, Im still using my film-based cameras in my photo work and I think its impossible for me to download them here at pbase. Besides, Im not a registered user of the site.

Im a Media Production Specialist at the Department of Trade and Industry in my country and photography is part of my job that also gives additional income to me during my free tim.

If on personal assignment outside Manila, I usually shoot beaches, waterfalls, historical landmark, cultural festivities, sunsets and other tourist destinations. I also do product photography, portraiture and industry shots. My photos (mostly slide transparencies) are being used as inputs in the production of tourism brochures, product catalogs and investment magazines which I also produced with my business partner.

How about you? Is photography your occupation? You travelled a lot around the globe and I envy you for that. I hope I can do the same someday. One incentive do to myself is that because of this work I was able to travel all over the Philippines.

Looking forward to your visit here soon and wish that I can meet you too. Have a nice day!

Truly yours,

Serena Bowles24-Aug-2003 04:58
Thanks, Kay, you are very kind.

I didn't study photography. Basically I'd always quite enjoyed photography, then four years ago I went on a Round the World trip for eleven months. I just had a pentax point-and-shoot Espio camera, and shot 78 rolls of film in that time. When I got home and had them developed (and that was quite a shock to the old bank balance, let me tell you!), I realised that I actually had some wicked photos, so decided to take photography up seriously as a hobby.

I borrowed my father's old Pentax K100, and started to learn about exposure times and F-stops - my parents both enjoy photography, so I was able to gather tips from them, as well as support and encouragement. The next step was an SLR camera of my own, a Pentax MZ30, which accompanied me on the trip across the Middle East and Africa.

More recently I've ventured into digital, and have a Fujifilm Finepix A203 - which I whole-heartedly recommend if you are looking for a camera economical on batteries which takes great pics - perfect for travelling. My poor old SLR is sitting in the bottom of the wardrobe, feeling most neglected right now. I guess the next logical step will be a digital SLR, as I have been blown away by the ease of digital. For someone like me, who likes to shoot and shoot, it is perfect. Snap away to your heart's desire, review the pictures you have and cull the ones you don't like. Again from a travelling point of view it's wonderful - you get to see all your pics without having to pay through the nose for developing...which can be pretty hit and miss when it comes to quality, and don't have the usual dilema of whether to carry the pictures around or trust them to the post.

Anyway, sorry to waffle on. To answer your question, my advice is to snap, snap, snap away, reviewing what you've taken, deciding what you like and what you don't. Looking at sites such as this as well as pictures in magazines is great too, as it helps you develop your style and work out the sort of pictures you want to take.

I'd advise finding somewhere local to you, that you can keep going back to - a short walk or drive away - maybe even your garden. Have a day out with your camera, take as many photos and make them as diverse as possible. Get them developed/upload them, review them, see what works and what doesn't. If there are photos you like that you feel you could have taken better then go back there and try to improve on the shot. You will learn an awful lot this way, and be surprised at how quickly the standard of your work improves.

Just a final thought - I'd recommend photography to anyone that suffers with seasonal adjustment disorder, and finds themselves getting low in the long, dark winter months. Taking the time to really look at nature, and increase your awareness of the beauty that surrounds us every day but we often overlook, can do an awful lot to keep the blues away - believe me, I know!

Hope I've helped in some way, and hope to see some of your photos on this site sometime soon.

Happy snapping,

Serena Bowles24-Aug-2003 04:29
Hi Joe,

Thanks for you kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed my pictures. I've heard some wonderful things about your country, and hope to go there one day - I've just become a diving instructor, and I've heard the diving there is amazing too.

Do you have any photos online for me to look at?

beyrouth 22-Aug-2003 22:58
Thanks Serena,
Your gesture is much appreciated!
Hope you get a chance to visit Lebanon longer next time.. spend some time in the mountains where you can get away from the bustle and expense of Beirut.
All my best.
here is something i read about today:
kay 22-Aug-2003 03:32
your images are beautiful. could you offer some advice to an aspiring photographer. did you study photography (formally) or did you just start clicking?
JOE BARRERA 20-Aug-2003 08:00
Hi Serena! Im also a photographer from Manila, Philippines. I really enjoyed very much browsing your fantastic photos in this website. Your indeed a gifted and a versatile photographer with an eye of an "eagle" on every subject you shoot!May it be a landscape, animals,nature and others (you name it), you always came out with such a wonderful shots! Congratulations. I'll be monitoring your 123 galleries from time to time. Thanks for sharing. Regards!
Serena Bowles12-Aug-2003 04:39
Hi Manfred,

I'm glad you liked my homepage. I have limited knowledge of computers, so was just messing around really, and wish I had more features on it, but thanks for your kind words all the same. The maps I actually stole from the CIA!! Their website is very informative, and I see that this site is now using their maps too.

I have been to Austria a number of times, as I have two cousins who live in Innsbruck. The Tirol is very beautiful, though I haven't seen much else of the country. Your town of Graz looks very nice too from your photos.

Serena Bowles12-Aug-2003 01:33
Certainly, beyrouth. I was merely quoting what I had been told by our guide during our daytrip into Lebanon, but have no desire to offend anyone, so have deleted the sentence.

Thank you for drawing my attention to the inaccuracy.

beyrouth 06-Aug-2003 17:13
Hello Serena,
You do have a great eye for composition, and I have truly enjoyed looking through your galleries.
But could you please correct your description on your Beirut page as it is incorect, yet your remarks are an accurate description of the Syrian president.
"The current president is the son of the previous president, and was elected by a 99% majority. He owns the construction company that has the contracts to rebuild the city."

None the less the prime minister of Lebanon does have the controling shares in the company that is managing the rebuilding and renovation of what is known as the Central District in Beirut.

Seeing as how Syria is still occupying much of Lebanese teritory this can be a sensitive issue for many Lebanese.

Thanks in advance, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email.
Guest 05-Aug-2003 19:56
Hi Serena! I have just posted a message on one of your very good photos, this one whith you and the lion Lady... and then see the adress of your private homepage. Wow, I was really surprised. A very professionell and interesting site. You have done sooo much work to you. How do you do this? Are you working in the computer sector? I mean the E-Mails, the plans of the countries and all the Links everywere :-) .
You seem to be a intelligent and nice women, indeed. NO compliment, just a fact! When one of your paths once crossing Austria - please tell me.
Exspecially friendly greetings from Graz/Austria
send you
Manfred Putz
sevres babylone04-Aug-2003 22:11
Thanks for your comment on my picture, 5404607, which was taken at the train cemetery at Uyuni, Bolivia. Mostly I wasn't happy about the graffiti on the rusting train carcasses, but at least this one showed some wit.
I enjoyed viewing your pictures, and the ones from Dahab brought back memories of my time there a long long long time ago.
Mansour Mouasher03-Aug-2003 16:30
Thank you Serena for Visiting my site "jordan Photo Gallery" and for your kind comments. Please feel free to browse again for new additions.
I browsed through your web pages. You have travelled a lot! Some great shots indeed!
Mary Bowles23-Jul-2003 05:59
Lovely talking via Messenger just now. The latest shots are super, especially the botanical gardens and the fairground ones. Striking.
Serena Bowles22-Jul-2003 06:14
Hey thanks.

I was just looking at your site again, and came back to find your nice comment. You are very talented, so I really value your praise, thank you.

Sunny Wong22-Jul-2003 04:45
Hi Serena,
Thanks for your visit and compliment.
Africa, Europe, Aisa, Australia, you've travelled most parts of the world. I do envy you. And you really like taking photos while travelling. sometimes one can get quite crazy, as the one with four men standing pants off on the truck.
Browsing around your galleries is like touring around the world.
Among all the nice shots, I still like your England ones most.
Serena Bowles22-Jul-2003 03:33
Natalie, I'm hoping that you do get around to putting some online soon. You have a real talent for photography too. Have you thought about borrowing Dad's SLR and getting to grips with that? I know you don't have an awful lot of free time, but even half an hour in the garden can leave you with some very rewarding results.
Serena Bowles22-Jul-2003 03:06
Hey Martin,

Thanks for dropping, glad you like the shots. The though of me as wallpaper is just too scary, but there are a couple of me with lions floating around the site somewhere. (Beauty and the beast - those lions are so beautiful!)

No worries about the piss-up - I'll be back in eighteen months, and I expect I'll be having another one then.

Take care, mate,

Martin Turner 14-Jul-2003 00:35
Love the beautiful photos, how about some of you so I can save as wallpaper. Hey Serena ever thought you'd be wallpaper ?. I'm on nights....
Sorry I missed your piss-up, Love Martin x
little_sis26-Jun-2003 18:08
Only me!! How's it going in sunny Australia?? I've just looked thru all of your photos again - they really are fantastic. I accidentally set up a site for myself, so I guess I'd better get some photos scanned on (don't hold your breath - it will probably take me a year to get round to this!). Cya, love Natalie
bob 27-Apr-2003 16:34
great shots, though they remain as thumbnails. suggest with your eye for photography and your descriptive e mails you should right a few articles/books and get published!! i didn't know what a talented lady we had on the team. look to forward to serena does oz
mo 08-Apr-2003 00:10
Thanks Serena for keeping me entertained with your emails.
Guest 23-Mar-2003 03:04
hi...Serena ,

So nice to meet u , another traveller in the world !!
Very good sense in photograph .

actually , where do u come from ?
what is your aim in travelling ?

Conan ( Hong Kong )
Tim White 18-Mar-2003 19:01
Beautiful pictures by a beautiful lady! I love you totally Serena.