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You FAVed some of my pictures on FLICKR so I went to see your photos. Fist, you have a wonderful eye. The composition on EVERY picture is beautiful. Second, the pictures brought back fond memories of 50 years ago. My first job out of college in 1969 (22 yrs. old) was as a Raytheon engineer in New London, CT. I traveled up and down the New England coast including work in the Indian Pt. Nuclear Power Plant that was being built on the Hudson River.
Thank you for letting take a wonderful New England tour.
I am interested in purchasing 4 pictures from your Coindre Hall Collection.
My name is Jay Lemire, I oversee a research center at Pratt Institute. I'm working with an Industrial Design grad student on a research and data visualization project and we'd love your permission to incorporate some of your photographs of the Yale Center for British Art in the project. If you would be interested in learning more, let me know! I can be reached at email@example.com.
Your photographs are striking. Really Beautiful. I am taking small group tours to Long Island sites such as St. Josaphat's and would like permission to use some of your photos. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you so much!
Hi James - My name is Susan Herbst and I'm the Associate Executive Director of The Art Guild of Port Washington at Elderfields Preserve. We came across pictures you took of Elderfields in May of 2008. And were wondering if you had others of the building, grounds and interiors.
You can contact me at email@example.com, and visit our website theartguild.org. Our phone number is 516-304-5797.
Thank you so much
Hello James, We are in the process of developing a website for Pellegrini Vineyards. I see that you have taken some lovely images of the winery and thought I would reach out to you regarding usage. Please email me your contact information. Thank you.
Your photography is beautiful! I'd like to use one of your Waveny House (New Canaan, CT) photos for the Waveny Park Conservancy brochure I am designing. Please contact me with more information about licensing rights to your photos.
My name is James McNeill and I am a student at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. I am working on a life story for a class about a man that I currently work with. He was studying to be a monk at St. Josephat's Monastery and I was hoping I could use some of your pictures for the project. This is a completely academic project and I would give you credit as the photographer/owner of the photos.
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Mr. Robertson I am so happy to have found your works. I only got to see the photos from the Garden in Long Island I am so anxious to see more of your work.
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I would like to ask permission to use your photograph of Bourne Mansion for my wedding invite. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
My name is Kalen Eriksson and I am currently an undergraduate at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and senior producer for the film department here. I am in the process of location scouting for an upcoming project, and need a old mansion of sorts as the backdrop for this film. I have really enjoyed the galleries you have here, especially that of Winfield Hall. I was wondering if you still knew if the owners you received permission from are still the current owners, so that I may reach out to them as well. If not, if there are any other locations you are familiar with that may be accommodating to projects of this nature, any help at all you may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated!
I am a freelance photographer to the rock stars. I've been shooting in the pits now over 20 years and to be honest? You get bored with that. You can only shoot a guitar "face" so many times. I'm good but after stumbling upon your page, its given me my passion back to shoot more beautiful things such as this! I have been shooting some mansions here and there my biggest love is Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park 110 room Neoclassical I am praying can be saved. Its in far worse shape then Winfield. Winfield still actually looks well in comparison and they are like sister mansions. I have a site on facebook "Magnificent Mansions/buildings" and hopefully you and others that have such an interest in this beauty will stop by! In the meantime if I may? Would like to post a link to your website here so that may facebook member can also see and be wowed by your talents!
Have a great day and thanks for sharing your world!
I noticed your pictures of Baileys here on Long Island and I was wondering if you could help me out with a small project i have. Thank you!
Polhemus & Coffin
I recently discovered the photos you've taken of the Harry Guggenheim Falaise mansion. I find these photos to be really interesting and I am envious of the obvious ample opportunity you must have had to take such great photographs.
This particular home was indeed Harry's favorite and actually intended it to be part of the larger estate as the sort of central homestead of a self-sufficient and working farm.
Falaise construction was completed in 1921 and was designed by noted New York architectural firm, Polhemus & Coffin - the firm played a considerable role in popularising French Revivalist most specifically in the North Eastern US after WW1. The firm was popular amongst many of the successful and influential families of the time. There are actually properties designed by the firm that have recently been on the market for absurdly exorbitant asking prices - some as high as $50M, $39M!
I have visited Falaise and unfortunately had a very limited window in which to have access, but I did get a few decent shots. I'll surely go back soon.
LA Coffin, Jr is my grandfather and I am curating as much information and material as possible about the firm to sort of connect with my grandfather.
If interested, check out my Polhemus & Coffin, AIA Flickr page:
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i continue to get inspiration and ideas from your pix; i've done kings point (my hometown), nyc, hudson valley, old w'bury gdns, etc. many thx
Your photos are great. I was wondering if you would allow me to use some of your shots in one of our presentations. Please email me at email@example.com.
James - looks like my post about the St. James General Store did not include my contact information
thanks > Doug
I bumped into your shot of the St.James General Store on Long Island while looking for stock photos for an upcoming brochure for a small residential community within St James.
If this sounds good to you please contact me where I am a freelance art director. It would appear in a local newspaper.
Our family had Sunday dinner in the Williams house on many many occasions. As I grew up I had a prediction that some day that house would be opened for the public to tour through. It is so nice that it was preserved.
James: Your pix are terrific and I'd be delighted to shoot w/ you someday. Pls contact me so we can get out to some of 'our' favorite sites...and a few you missed!!
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Hi James Just looked at all your Old Bethpage Restoration photos
and really enjoyed them. You covered all the seasons there quite well
Probably will go there soon.
I work at a small monastery in Wayne WV making soap and bath and body products. We are currently working on a new website and we were wondering if we could use your photograph of the Old Westbury Gardens' Cottage (Cottage Panorama)for this website. Please let me know if this is possible. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for stopping by, much appreciated
I would like to purchase a digital copy or small print of the Huntington Harbor & Coindre Hall boat house photo. Please advise. email@example.com
I would like permission to use some of your photos from Winfield Hall for a short online video i'm producing for smh.com.au - Sydney's leading media outlet. I'm hoping to upload this video asap - i apoligise for the late notice. If this is ok, can you email me and let me know? firstname.lastname@example.org
hope you are doing well. while recovering from elbow surgery i am viewing your photos again.
and i am really enjoying looking at your excellent images. i love the portraits the best. after physical therapy i hope to get out and start taking photos again. probably with a lighter camera.
Hello James, I am a writer/editor and am in the business of producing coffee table-style, full-color books for historic mansions that are often used as sales tools when the houses are put on the market (I have just finished a book on a 1905 Arts & Craft mansion in Minneapolis, a $6.5 milion listing). The books are also wonderful historical documents for such homes, even if they aren't for sale. I'm wondering if you can put me in touch with the owner of Winfield Hall, or if you happen know if the owner is interested in publishing such a book. Thanks for any info you can provide. Please contact me at email@example.com. FYI, I recently moved from Glen Cove, where I lived for 13 years, to upstate New York, and I know the property...from the outside...very well.
I enjoyed your photographs of Old Bethpage Village, I also love to take photos there and am inspired to go shhot more. Thank You.
Hope you are doing well.
I am getting ready to go to the Medieval Festival in Sands Point Port Washington this Saturday. the weather is supposed to be great. I am also going to Rhinebeck New York to see the Aerodrome and the old planes. Got rained out twice before in my attempts to go there so lets see if the third time will be a charm. I am going to put in a couple of my photos from Amherst including a couple of photos of the models.
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Hi james im the gal that was kayacking and you and laura took a few photos of me I would love to see the shots if thats ok. perhaps you can email them to me or give me a link to where i could see them. it was really nice to meet you thankyou so very much what a treat. Hope you got some great shots that day
I had met you at a now out of business Circuit City store in westbury a couple of years ago and we talked a lot about cameras and photography. By accident I stumbled upon your web site and have enjoyed looking at all your photographs from the different places you have been too. I have been to many of the place you have photographed and I see you go up to the photo conference at Amherst ( university of Mass) enjoyed looking at the pictures of the models. I am going to be up at Amherst at the photo conference, this year after a five year absence. And again thanks for your time that day at Circuit City. I have learned a lot from your photos.
I just went to Bailey Arboretum the other day after seeing your photos and was excited to search out the castle, but I never found it. Where is the mini castle and rock garden located in the park? Thanks!
Hi Jim. Just stumbled on your forum. Fabulous. I am a portrait painter and just recently invested in a Pentax K20D to take reference photos for portraits. (You know - trying to get an adult - nevermind a child - to sit still for multiple sessions is virtually impossible, to wit , the camera.) Your portraits are incisive and capture a real vitality in your subjects. As a result of finding your site, I think I will head out to a few of the places on LI that you have shot and perhaps begin to build a reference library of historical places and people in period costume.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Your galleries have helped me tour Long Island from home and see places I've been in a whole new way.
Nice to meet you today at Hicks flower show. I enjoyed looking at some of your gallaries, and will continue to look at more. Question. I did notice that you use ISO 400 800 and higher for a lot of outdoor shots. They all look great I am just wondering why you use that high of an ISO. Many of the shots appear to be taken in full daylight. Tryiing to improve my shots so any information you can pass on I would appreciate. MY email address is below
I am a river towns real estate broker, and I would like your permission to use some of your photos on a new web site I am creating. How can I contact you?*Chery
James, could you please get a hold of me via email with contact info for Winfield Hall? We are documenting the gold coast this summer and would love to gain access. Thanks for your time. ~Andy
Fantastic talent. Really enjoyed seeing many places I've visited as well as new ones I'd now like to check out. both the landscapes and portraits were great. Well done Jim.
Hi.... like your photos so much..... you are really great photographer..... im artist and i paint on canvas. I hope we can be good friends.
I would like permission to use one of your photos in a the Greenspace Genealogy newsletter (TOMORROW FEBRUARY 4, 2010) Sorry for the late notice.
How do I contact you?
thanks for your comment. I have made some change according to your advice. I like your work, they always made me smile , I really apprieciate them.
It's Margarita from the Sands Point Preserve Medieval Festival 2009.
How are you? Maria and I just wanted to thank you very much for taking our picture.
Very nice model pics from NECCC. I've been there the past few years myself. Do you use any software like Photoshop to airbrush them or do you post them as shot?
where are Chistine's wedding pictures. Are you working on them?
terry dorn rao
Mr, Robertson, your work is unbelievable!, you capture so much more then what the naked eye can see, as a Psychic I can see a story in almost every picture, I have visited these gardens on few occasions, not as often as i would like, each time I feel like i was there years and years ago your pictures bring that beauty back thanks
I wouldn't have thought it possible, because it was already at such a high level, but your work keeps getting better and better. Your portraits are among the best. Your galleries always make me smile and I really appreciate that.
It really was a pleasure to visit your galleries. You have a stunning collections of pictures. Like the colors and unique eye in composing.
Thank you for leaving comments on my pictures.
Niccolo Rex Acris
The Kingdom of Acre is holding an event at Sands Point this Saturday May 30 that you might want to photograph. We're expecting over one hundred fighters to participate.
Check the "Kingdom of Acre DOT org" website for details on the Fourth Crusade event.
Thank you so much for the kind remarks regarding my "digital art" gallery. Appreciate it a lot. Hope you are having a great day.
INVU Great photographer. lol "V"
Hello-I am not sure you know me by name but you do by face. I am one of the Ladies of the village, the costumer, School teacher. I was not sure if you had heard of the danger OBVR is in. Please read and call!!!
SAVE OLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE
This Monday 2/9 the Nassau County Legislature will be voting to lay off all the staff at Old Bethpage Village.
* The Village brings tourist dollars to the county
* It inspires our children to read and learn
* Many of the buildings are over 100 years old. Without maintenance, they will deteriorate and be lost beyond repair.
Call the Legislature today, leave them a message.
Vote against Layoffs on Monday 2/9.
What to say: "I'm calling to fight the closing of Old Bethpage Village. I heard there will be a vote on Monday to lay off the staff. I am strongly opposed to laying off the Old Bethpage Village staff. Add something here about what the Village means to your family.
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Finance Committee Chair: Roger Corbin 516-571-6202
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You have many, many very striking images, well done! I will be back again to view more of your work.
HellIf you can spare some time, I would appreciate very much your comments on the gallery:
Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
Skhin o James,
Thank you for posting your photos. I love your photos of Westbury Gardens, Roslyn, De Seversky, well all the places in Long Island that I used to visit. Now that I no longer live there I can visit just by looking at your beautiful photos.
Wishing you all the best.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Your Hudson Valley photos are amazing. My wife grew up in Poughkeepsie and would love to have one of your photos in a frame. How can I buy one? How can I get in touch with you? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year , to you and your family *****
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Dear James thanx so much for the beautiful well framed images of Winfield Hall. Went to school there in late 60's. Wish it would be restored to former majesty as historic landmark. Thans again.
I am filming a documentary of the Houston Maritime Museum. The documentary is called A Life of the Sea: The Jim Manzolillo Story. This documentary is planned to be sold as a DVD and/or VHS tape and to be shown on cable stations. An aspect of this film is Jims experience in the Merchant Marine in WWII. I want to show some images of Kings Point Academy.
The documentary will be sold commercially. However, I am financing the entire project that is unlikely to make significant amounts of money. Thus, there is no budget for permissions and/or releases to show copyrighted items. I would be happy to send you the DVD and to give credit for the images in return for your permission and release to show them.
I request permission to use some images from your website that are described below.
Waterfront view toward white building.
Bell backlit by sunset
They need to be 250 300 dpi or better and 720 X 480 pixels, minimum. Prints of these photos could be mailed to me at the address below or if they are available on a computer in higher resolution they could be sent to me by Email. High-resolution scans (probably by most scanners) of the original print could also be sent electronically.
I assume you hold the copyrights for these photos. Would you grant me permission to use them and their high resolution downloads in my documentary?
If permission is granted or any information forthcoming, please reply to this Email at the top, appended to the original Email.
Thank you for any help.
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Mailman Productions LLC
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Hey James. Please email me in regards to your photos. I was hoping to include them in a winter magazine here on Long Island. Looking forward to hearing back. All the best!
Hi James, I visited Bayard Cutting Arboretum today for the first time, and I was researching for more info when I found your website. This is the most beautiful collection ever. Thank you. I'll be back. Gloria.
Hi James, I enjoyed your fantastic shots from the Arbotetum, thanks for posting and share your visite with us, what a color explosion! I´ll come back to enjoy your other works, regards, Rosemarie :o)
I would love to purchase some of your prints from Bethpage Restoration Village. It is one of my favorite places. Your work is beautiful
Thanks for uploading your photos. Looking at them has made my day that much better.
I'd like to see you do some night shots at the Fine Arts Building, UMass Amherst at the upcoming NECCC. I bet you would get a LOT of mileage out of those angles and colors and great lighting. Thank you for sharing your most enjoyable pictures. You seem to have gotten a great deal out of your D70. Since I've been struggling with my D80 exposures I studied the EXIF details carefully. Loved your soft backgrounds and color in the macros in the gardens. Enjoyed your LI and Hudson Valley shots. Seems fitting that you should now have a sweet D300 now with which to work even more magic. Happy shooting and thanks again.
I was a employee at Old Bethpage Village for a long time and have moved on with my life and looking at your pictures of the village and the many faces from there bring back so many memories for me. Thank you for displaying your beautiful shots you are truely a great photographer. Keep the pictures going I would love to see more.
Hello James, I would love to have you get in contact with me. You can reach me at email@example.com or 212.756.5230 (work) or 512.784.6147 (cell). I am writing a short article on Roslyn and would love to get hi-res images from you for use in the article. I would of course credit you. Please let me know, Best Wishes, Nicole
Thank you for your gorgeous pictures!!!
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I love your work!! It is very beautiful. I am looking into getting married at de serversky and taking pictures at Old Westbury Gardens. Is there anyway I can contact you about taking them? You can email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org Once again GREAT work. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Nicole Dufour DuRocher
Your body of work is simply perfection, technically superb and exceptionally dynamic. I am also a Photographer, I studied at Pratt Institute and have been exhibiting in galleries here in NYC, Maine and New Mexico. I am in a unique situation in that I am a wedding photographer that had a destination wedding and my wedding photographs aren't what I had envisioned. We hired an excellent photographer; however, no one had planned for a 97 degree day with 100% humidity ... to say the least we all looked a bit melty. We are looking to have formal photographs of my Husband and I taken again this spring at Old Westbury Gardens and would love to have you be our photographer. Would you be available/interested? Please send me an email at email@example.com
very nice work, keep it up!
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your images of Old Bethpage are breath taking. i was wondering if i could buy some of your images of old bethpage village to use on a website for location shoots...i could take some myself but i just dont think i can do it justice as you have
thank you so much for your time
Your gift and passion for imagery and photography is evident in your work. I am envious of your talent and hope to someday have similar galleries. Thank you for sharing these, it was the highlight of my day!
I've only had time to view Bayard Cutting Arboretum work. Fantastic. Can't wait to explore the rest of your galleries. I live in the area and love visitng the Arbotetum, Connetquot Preserve, and Hecksher Park.
Your photos are just amazing - great work and thanks for sharing!
great gallery thanks for the nice reply.
Really enjoyed your galleries - great work!
You're already very good and I'm sure you'll post even better work in the future.
Excellent work! Enjoyed your Galleries. Thanks for sharing!
excel work! all the photographs are a real pleasure to view.
I love your work. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting my gallery and your nice comments. Your 18-200VR photos are some of the best that I've seen coming from this lens. The next time I hear of someone doubting the 18-200VR's capabilities, I'll refer them to your wonderful pictures! I've added you to my 'favorites' and will revisit.
James, thanks for visiting my galleries. You have some wonderful work that I want to spend some time with and I have added you to my favorites. Brent
Thanks James for wonderful Memories looking at your pictures of the houses and people I use to work with at Old Bethpage Village. I worked at the village for many years and just moved to Florida and miss the atmosphere.
My name is Ryan Nassau and I currently attend Harvard Law School. I know my boyfriend will enjoy these photos when I show them to him.
Hey, I love the photo of Stacy and Jeff jousting!
Got any of me on Seigfreid?
Beautiful gallery, James.
jim wheres the annie and scott wedding photos?
or any family photos 4 that matter ?
YOUR PICTURES ARE GREAT, I WOULD LUV FOR TO TAKE SOME PICTURES OF MYSELF
Jim and Jeanne Galvin
Thank you so much for the wonderful photos you have taken of MSR's fairs and coronation. We especially appreciate the photos of the clergy who did the ceremony. Please feel welcome in our kingdom anytime.
Jim and Jeanne Galvin
Hey James =) I Just actually found the comments on my webpage today and I checked out your site. I love my pictures =) You did a great job! Thanks so much!
Please contact me via email.
I'd like your permission to use a one of the photos of me that appears on your page.
Lots of great photos! I especially liked the Medieval Festival shots!
viewed 174238 times! -- lots of lots of attention and well deserved!
Dear Mr. Robertson - I really like your Iberian Vacation photos and am wondering if you sell any prints - I am opening a Mediterranean restaurant and have been looking for some "real" (not posters) photos. Thank you for your consideration.
Great photos, James. I rarely get out of the city and enjoyed seeing some of the more bucolic parts of NY state.
great job , good to see long island on this site , i live in western suffolk
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
I love the pictures you have of Blackmore's Night. Was Ritchie pleasant? How about Cnadice? They are my very favorite band...
I was one of the jousters at the sands point medieval festival, and I wanted to say you did a great job with those pictures. I was also wondering if I could get some prints or a disc with the images.
Thanks, -jeff wasson
I added your galleries to my favourites list, to take the time and come back later to view them at leisure! What I saw (very briefly just now, I'm afraid) made me want to see more!
Hi - great Pics - i love them, very interesting Views from a better America: Good Job!
Greetings from Germany (Old Europe ;-) )
i love your work. I need to know where some of the locations are.... i am getting married soon and i love some of those places for pictures.
this is the best gallery i saw in one month on pbase (fall)