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Mary Kranis-Bane 07-Jul-2009 13:49
Diens12-Jul-2008 07:22
Just blown away.
llung27-Aug-2007 02:57
Bruce, I happened to wander back into your galleries for the first time in a long while and am absolutely astounded at the direction your photography has taken since your days of shooting in boatyards and galleries (which, by the way, was already incredibly impressive). Your pinhole and holga work is, quite simply, breathtaking.
Michel Lammerse04-May-2007 08:44
Very nice galleries, I love your pinhole work! :-)
Kaden Kratzer21-Jan-2007 06:05
Bruce I find your galleries to be very inspirational, so much so that after visiting
one of your links on pinhole photography, I decided to purchase an adapter for my Canon
and I am in the process of experimenting w/ digital pinhole photography.
Always 09-Dec-2006 23:25
I love the photo («Breeze»), not only that one but a lot of others I've seen from you. Thank you for letting me use it - without permission (sorry) - to illustrate my writting. It may happen again since I'm a fan of your work.
Wish you all the best!!

Guest 24-Aug-2006 17:53
Hey long time man... Hows life treating you? Not bad here. Good stuff goin on in ur gallerys man. ON the pin-hole, i have toyed around with them back in the past, but its not really something i dig. I kinda changed up my style over the years from what is on here. You can cheak it out if you want the links on my site. Im still on pbase here and there but truthfully ive been jumpin all over the web on diff sites and shit. Flickr is free thats usually where im at. Anyway just though i would drop by. Stay real man.

Guest 02-Aug-2006 13:49
really appreciate it Bruce... good to hear from you. It's been a while for both of us. Love the Holgagrams! such a striking combination of composition, color and mood. Wonderfully done.
EB19-Jul-2006 20:02
Thansk so much for your comment, glad you enjoyed it!
jude24-Jun-2006 11:10
I beg you to put the pinhole gallery from f295 up in your galleries here.. fantastic work. I've been toying with that idea for a while.. maybe a summer hobby? ;)
gary becker24-Jun-2006 00:02
I beg to differ, bb. YOU ROCK ! ! !

: )

what happened to the pinhole gallery?
Ron 19-Jun-2006 21:08
nice picts. dude! What I was hoping to find was a definition for the word 'abractive', though I wasn't appeased on that endeavor, your 'slaking' modified my mood! Thanks.
wert 10-Feb-2006 14:48
Nice, well done!
mullerjean francois 29-Jan-2006 03:25

beautiful pictures
Michel 19-Jan-2006 20:14
Hello Bruce,

Going coastal is a fantastic gallery
love this kind of photography
keep up te good work
Vincent Belford17-Jan-2006 04:15
Hi Bruce,

Great galleries!
Spalding Gray huh?

antje kroeger photograpie28-Dec-2005 16:37
love your portfolio-portrait!

ricecake18-Nov-2005 23:59
Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your best project yet!!! Be sure to post photos of the baby - they don't have to be great photos, we'd just love to see the new Berrien.
GINA31-Oct-2005 07:24
i love your works recently. balck & white
GINA31-Oct-2005 07:22
thank you, bruce. i have been tokyo in semtemper for business trip. yes~ japan again.!
maybe i could share with you.
Marek Kacprzak07-Oct-2005 04:54

Thanks for stopping by - that's what brought me here, and am I glad! You've got some really great stuff here... at first I was perplexed how come I did not notice your before, but then noticed the dates of your postings. So, once you find some free time from exhibiting your work in the galleries, add some more images here. Newbies like myself (and more seasoned ones as well) definitely enjoy and learn from seeing work of this caliber.

Keep on posting!

- Marek

p.s. got you bookmarked as 'favorite' so that I can easily find my way back;)
Mark Rutter07-Aug-2005 09:07
Karen Leaf sent me and I'm so glad she did. I just looked through everything on current public view (except the Honda). Very compelling. Makes me feel like I ought to do a massive tidy up. TFS. Mark.
llung02-Jul-2005 19:35

I've long admired your galleries but I'm not sure if I've ever actually left a message. At any rate, your images are most certainly top-notch. I especially like the black and white ones. I'm pretty new to digital, and it feels like I've been trying forever to get the post-processing right for black and white, my favourite medium in film. You obviously have it mastered. Excellent work. I hope to see more, and will check back from time to time.

Jeanne Newman01-Jul-2005 21:12
"July 23 - August 20, 2005; I will be in a one-man show at the NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport, CT. This show will feature the photographic essay, "LIVE BAIT", plus some of my favorite black & white images."

Hey!! This is fabulous!!! I may cart my sorry arse up to Bridgeport to come see this! Not THAT far from me at all! Congrats, Bruce! This is great!!

Guest 20-Jun-2005 05:24
Happy Birthday To Ya Bruce ;)
Hope Your Days Is A Million Laughs!
Many cheers/ Ivy
PS: Your galleries continue to be such a wonderful treat - keep shooting those shots!!
gary becker30-Apr-2005 19:31
Thought I'd remind you a new bb infusion is overdue.
a 29-Apr-2005 12:35
Jeff 10-Apr-2005 13:52
You, sir, are somebody whose galleries I plan to come back to again and again. From the abstract to the photorealistic, it's all a feast. I love what you're hiding as well as what you're revealing.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Mike Clark 02-Apr-2005 14:46
Bruce: We happened upon your photos and wondered if you were connected to MLFD Boat Works' Berriens. Seeing a boat tarp named Milford Boat Works makes me think the answer is 'yes'. You have captured the essence of Milford's shore. Thanks for the memories.
Michael Martin24-Mar-2005 02:31
I sense a B&W driftwood gallery in your future. :) Thanks for the compliments...they are greatly appreciated.
Guest 24-Feb-2005 00:45
I like your pictures. Very clever and stylish works.
Guest 22-Feb-2005 08:04
Thanks for stopping by my gallery and for your nice comment.
Guest 18-Feb-2005 13:58
THX for visiting my galleries and leaving your thoughful comments.
It made me come back to see your galleries once more :-)
What a difference in style and approach between "Going coastel" and your other two galleries. "Coastel" contains imo really "nice" shots but just "nice". "People at an Exhibition" and "End of Days" are much more than "nice".
Marijka18-Feb-2005 03:37
... have been meaning to drop you a line or two--- i was most curious to see what you would come up with as an encore--- and i must say - very impressive, fresh, and yet it has your signature--- maybe its the angular that you aim for in your photos-- but i am with you -- there nothing like the cleaness of black and white... it is most pure---and you do it very well!! thanks for the invite--- but, as probably know, i stop by usually without calling ahead :)...
Kaat 13-Feb-2005 15:31
I love the pitures you make! Excellent work!
I am working on a site for survivors of abuse, and I am going to add an ecards and wallpapers section. Would you allow me to use your photographs for this?
Yiannis Pavlis02-Feb-2005 14:00
excellent talent dear friend ,beautifull photos and excellent compliments.Yiannis.
Peter Chou30-Jan-2005 04:22
I have nothing but admiration for your outstanding B&W work! Do take a look at my humble B&Ws in my gallery and I welcome all comments and advices.
Marijka30-Jan-2005 03:15
Bruce... thanks for the visit--- always enjoy your comments--- your Going Coastal Gallery is awesome, for lack of a better word--it is vivid, and each photo brings back different memories of being near water--- for one like me, who grew up on Owasco Lake, i appreciate the water, and miss it much!!
BTW---I assume the sultry photo must have made you see lips and a smile in the French canal photo... :) honestly, after you wrote that, i could see it, too!! for your work---I believe it shows the depth of your character and your imagination... and I definitely see why it deserves the popular galleries vote~~
a pbase admirer!! marijka
bruce berrien26-Jan-2005 21:17
Peter - I removed the photos that included you and your work immediately upon reading your message. I recently saw your paintings at ArtSpot - they look great! Congratulations! See you soon. - Bruce
Nancy 26-Jan-2005 17:16
Hey Bruce!
Who would have thought you had such a talent! I am extremely impressed! I too have loved and done photography most of my life and to see such talent in you is just great! I am so happy to see that you are doing so well and you are happy in your life. Your family pictures are just lovely as well! I hope you can get a chance to email me some time so we can catch up a bit. I am still married with children living on the CT coast.
Nancy (Kathy's high school friend)
Peter 26-Jan-2005 14:59
Hi Bruce,
I met you last year when i saw you taking photos around the NEST factory building.
I invited you up to the studio, knowing you would problably be taking photos.
However, i didn't think they would make it on to the web. Could you please remove
them. I enjoyed seeing your work and your welcome to visit the studio whenever you see the light on.
Peter Konsterlie
Jeff Stephenson20-Jan-2005 22:28
Very good work Love your compositon on the angels.

David Starling10-Jan-2005 21:58
Bruce thanks for the kind comments. The Precision name comes from the fact that those are very small reamers - 1/16' and smaller, used on the inside of jet engine bearings.

Your galleries are fantastic...I love the Train.

I too an from CT, Ledyard.

Dave Starling
Guest 09-Jan-2005 13:03
Goody day Bruce & Leigh (Berrien)
Thought I'll leave my footprint here Have a fruitful 2005~ Happy New Year mate!!
Happy shooting~ your all time photography FAN ;)
Many cheers/ Ivyyyyy
Naturephoto Monique30-Dec-2004 13:19
Bruce, i walked trough your galleries today and i'm in awe...
You are talented, beautiful work!

Best Wishes,
guest 28-Dec-2004 22:52
Awesome photography... love the additional poetic subscripts... and i love your message... let's say "ditto" on the keep your hands off my government...
Thanks for sharing !!!
Abba Richman28-Dec-2004 09:40
Hi Bruce, thanks for your "covered up" post to me - I need something more looney than the beautiful photographs you post. You have a very good eye if I may say so and I appreciate your excellent photographs very much. Best Wishes, Abba
Shahi Ram 15-Dec-2004 10:36
Infact,it is very site.I am Npaly guy,living in japan.

see you
joe c 14-Dec-2004 20:17
Wonderful work - sensitive, yet strongly graphic.
framewerkz08-Dec-2004 16:40
There's a great deal in your eye and style that makes me want to shoot more, and hope to emulate.
David Dong06-Dec-2004 03:51
Thanks for leaving the comments on my galleries recently, they are very encouraging and I've enjoyed browsing through your gallery as well.keep up the good work !!!
paul Wade 02-Dec-2004 18:41
i am a maine sea captain now 72 and we raced the pow wows every sunday in Casco Bay-they were built just like your phots -lowell boat yard- and i knew one of the lowell hitorians before he died about seven years ago. Come visit my mueum of maine wildflowers brunswick maine paul at we need your camera!!!
Jeff Hall02-Dec-2004 07:04
Hey Bruce - Thanks for stopping by and for your very generous comments. They mean a lot coming from someone with your talent.
Rich Adams28-Nov-2004 03:22
Hey Bruce -- Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my galleries and images. I'm really enjoying looking through your work as well, and particularly the B&W images. You have an amazing eye for composition, and I'm really impressed by your sense of visualizing the shot. I'll be back often to enjoy your galleries, and the inspiration they provide me. Thanks again!! Cheers... -Rich
WHISTLING BADGER26-Nov-2004 13:10
Hi Bruce,
Thank you very much for visiting my galleries, your comments on my work are very much appreciated.I find your images to be really well executed ,presented & inspiring.
Best Regards
Salman Ahmed24-Oct-2004 03:06
Hello Bruce,

Thank you for your very generous comments on my pictures; it's very encouraging to receive such comments from someone with your talent and skill. I particularly enjoyed your B&W and Going Coastal galleries, and will be checking back often for updates.

Peter Hollinger21-Oct-2004 15:10
Hi Bruce --
You have an exquisite eye, whether for abstracts, portraits, candids or macros. And I appreciate the effort you put into annotating your pictures -- hard work (for me at least), but it adds so much. Keep posting, and Go Sox!
-- Peter
Erich Mangl20-Oct-2004 02:08
Guest 02-Oct-2004 04:01
Boy your guestbook has visitors!
All I want to say is thanks; Because of you and your stuff posted in this corner. As you might have noticed I´m in a B&W obssesion so I did visited as much as I could and I must say they are very very very good. As said It is a breve duty to take abstracts and surreal shoot with B&W (monochromatic reality in deed). They say dream come in monochrome... You stuff rock!.
Michael Martin27-Sep-2004 02:57
Bruce...thanks for the compliments and for the correction on my "Quincy Market" caption. With regards to "tiller's flats", it's an old Canadian and British navy term ( at least, we in the Navy Reserves used it) for the machinery space below the quarterdeck which houses the steering gear for the ship. The word tiller comes from the alternate word for rudder, used on sailing ships to this very day. The word flat is just another word for a space aboard the ship. My job in that instance was to be positioned in the auxilary steering compartment, awaiting steering commands in case the main steering was lost on the bridge. The emergency never happened but we practiced steering gear breakdowns and I can tell you that hauling that big old wheel to port and starboard as fast as you can is a good way to lose 10 lbs or so fast. Those two pictures, one of the boston skyline and the one showing our ships in line was when I poked my head up out of tiller's flats to take a quick couple of pics. Against the book really, but Chief ERA was a fine old fella who liked my pictures.
Ann DeCamp21-Sep-2004 02:50
Bruce - I spent quite a lot of time looking through all your images. I congratulate you on some wonderful work. I left some messages on the ones I particularly liked. - Ann
Peter Rackham02-Sep-2004 02:49
Bruce, I commend you on your sense of style and composition, especially evident in your B&W work. Many of these images are dynamic pieces of art. Bravo! -- Peter
bruce berrien24-Aug-2004 01:47
I recently decided to give my galleries a bit of editing and rearranging - separating the wheat from the chaff, hopefully.
Guest 21-Jul-2004 00:29
Thanks for sharing your photo gallery. It's great. I've only spent a few minutes but
will be back when I have more time. The Holocaust Memorial is impressive. I'll have to
plan a visit on my next trip to Boston. Robin
framewerkz20-Jun-2004 15:10
Just wanted to drop by and say hello. Favorites are the Graphica gallery and the B&W. Keep it up!
Guest 12-Jun-2004 13:27
Hi and thanks again for your comments, I find them really encouraging. I'll be away for a week but looking forward to see what you post in the meantime. Reading snippets of your photojournal, I gather you're on the move; if so, I hope it all goes well. Cheers.
Larry Lam12-Jun-2004 01:16
Great graphic & nice lighting
judy sidonie tillinger06-Jun-2004 13:12
delighted to have stumbled on your galleries.
i love your eye. especially like your journalistic
stuff - the boston demonstration, the holocaust
memorial, the mandala. and the way you get in close -
one of my favorite things to do. I'll definitely
revisit your little corner of pbase.
Chris Christy 04-Jun-2004 01:47
I like our photos very much! I'll be in Cambridge from tomorrow (the 4th June) until Monday, the 7th. Part of the reason for going there is to take in the opening reception of a friend and mentor of mine, John Babineau, at the KAYAFAS Gallery. The reception is at 5:30 - 7:30 on the 4th. If there is a chance that you will be there I would like very much to meet you.
Among other things, I'd like to pick your brains about the PBASE program. I have a website, just recently started and am wondering where to take it now.

I'll also be visiting my son (Sam Christy) and daughter-in-law and the grandkids.
TJ O'Brien31-May-2004 18:40
Hi Bruce
Thanks for the extensive comments on the China gallery. Really motivating to see that people like you take an interest in my meagre efforts.

In Thailand now so there will be some Bangkok shots to finish off this trip.
Tim Rucci30-May-2004 22:43

You have an interesting and creative eye for photography... I enjoyed browsing your images. Do you work in the boat shop? Just curious. In addition to photography, I enjoy woodworking, and believe it or not, tailoring. This is the reason the boat shop was interesting to me. I have made lots of things out of my head, and find that it's more fun being creative than following someone else's patterns. For snowskiing, my wife and I both wear custom ski suits that I designed and custom tailored.

Keep shooting! Nice work.

TJ O'Brien30-May-2004 17:58
Hi Bruce. You win. The paddy field shot gets it.
Stu16-May-2004 18:51
Thank you for your kind comments. Your own images are superb. Good luck with the new camera.
bruce berrien26-Apr-2004 02:56
For those of you who are keeping track... with a portion of my tax refund I purchased a new camera, a Minolta DiMage A1. I like it! Versatile lens, controls at my fingertips, tilting LCD display, excellent color rendition, and Anti-Shake (image stabilization) which is important when you drink as much coffee as I do. :) I've only just begun to figure it out, but I really feel like this camera is working with me and enabling me in my photographic efforts, rather than being a limiting factor or an obstacle.
Jean-Luc Elias29-Mar-2004 21:07
Thanks for visiting my site.You have a nice collection of good pictures as well.
Tami29-Mar-2004 14:02
Enjoyed your photojournalistic work. I will come back and view your other galleries.

TJ O'Brien27-Mar-2004 18:40
Hi Bruce
Thanks for leaving the comments on my galleries over the past week or so. They are very encouraging and I'm glad that you enjoy them. I've enjoyed browsing through your gallery as well. Thanks once again.
Cheers for now
Guest 20-Mar-2004 22:32
Hi, Bruce, I know what you mean after looking at your galaries...But wow, they are really beautiful! Like the others said, you have a keen eye. Like your work very much.
Vinay19-Mar-2004 03:05
Hi Bruce,
Thanks for taking the time to look and leave kind words in my galleries. I'm really impressed with the keen eye for photography you have and am sure I'll learn from it. I really liked your galleries. In regards to your query on Horshoe Bay, it's about 3 hours from where I live and happened to be there the same day I decided I would a PAD. Best regards
Jeff Cochran10-Mar-2004 12:36
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
bruce berrien06-Mar-2004 21:54
Just bought a scanner (an Epson Perfection 3170). I hope to put some more of my earlier work on PBase, and help my grandmother with a project involving old family photographs and her pages and pages of notes from her genealogical research. We hope to put together a litle book as a Christmas present for her sons.
Adalberto Tiburzi04-Mar-2004 22:40
Hi Bruce, nice to meet you.
Just a thought for now: as far as I know, files from a DSLR can be compared in quality to medium format scans. That means that a digital reflex can also be used as a scanner!
I am going to visit your galleries now.
See you later, and thanks for the comment.
bruce berrien25-Feb-2004 11:55
I got back into photography in a more sincere way in May of 2002. Up until recently I've used manual SLRs - an Olympus OM10 when I was younger and a Pentax K1000 most recently. I'm accustomed to working with 35mm film, but just in the past month I started experimenting with medium format and classic cameras (eventually I'll scan some of these in) plus I got my hands on a digital camera for the first time. It's just a point-and-shoot, which is a bit of a change from the level of control I'm familiar with (I have manual transmission in my car too). I like the learning aspect of digital - immediate feedback and total freedom to shoot and shoot and shoot - then pick the keepers and delete the rest! I have only minimal experience with Photoshop and the like, but I'm thinking of purchasing both a scanner and a digital SLR. Any advice? I'm awed and inspired by the work I see here on PBase - I can only hope to learn enough to keep up...

I love advice and comments!