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Thanks for taking the time to visit my gallies and for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated. I love the work that you have done, my favorite being the shots of the last castle, they are incredible shots. I wish you all the very best and thank you again for you comments. Keep up the good work.
Grazie Michael ! To have an excellent photographer like you as a friend is fantastic! Tks again ;)
love your work. Will come back in a few days, you have a real big choice to watch..
thanks for sharing,
Hi.... like your photos so much..... you are really great photographer..... im an artist and i paint on canvas. I hope we can be good friends.
Thanks for your nice words in my TWISiT gallery!
Good stuff here, also.
Will come back, later on, with time enough to appreciate your photos.
All the best!
I likes. Your themes are great. Thinking outside the box. Fantastic
Thanks for your comments on my gallery as it led me to yours. Wonderful photos and I really like the creativity in the way you've themed so many variety of shots. Plan to visit often. Cheers.
larose forest photos
Wowee! Am I ever glad I found your galleries. They are truly superb, some of the best work I've seen. Definitely I will return many times. Thanks for sharing your vision and your images.
Imagine my surprise when I got a visit and a vote from you ! I have always admired your photos. You're probably one of the most prolific and versatile photographers on pbase. Thanks again,
thank you for your comments and votes on my galleries. They mean even more when I browse trough your work. Amazing pictures, amazing colours, amazing variety, ...
Amazing colours and wonderfully composed images! I am enjoying every single piece of your artwork!
Great great job Michael, I admire !
Michael, thank you for your comments in my gallery. I just took a look at some of your images, and they are very impressive; especially the variety of subjects.
Thank you for your visit to my galleries. You have an amazing diversity of spectacular images. I have a lot to learn from your work. -Haibo
A fine gallery. Stumbled on it through sNeilearching your name after receiving a Niagra Falls Powerpoint (2004) today. Not sure if you did the powerpoint or someone used your pictures. A friend asked me if I knew the music on the powerpoint; thus, began my search. You are a fine photographer and one with imagination which is even better. Cheers, Neil
As usual, another great gallery Michael.
I still think one of your best was the colorful grafetti in the abandoned factory.
the photo of the homeless man and his dog napping is one of my all time favorite photos. I've had that photo for years. Thanks for sharing that photo with all of us.
you have a great talent my friend.
Love your work, fantastic collection of images you have here! I'll no doubt be back. Inspiring!
I stumbled upon your fantastic images during a stock photography search for a project I am currently working on.
I am looking to purchase a ground level street perspective containing an avenue of shops in older buildings. The idea is to create the feel that a person is walking down this interesting street scene. It can be empty or with people, as long as it contains intriguing architecture, lighting and color.
Your Quebec City, Petit Champlain image is quite close to what I am looking for. Could you help direct me to other images which fit this description, or perhaps some you may have which are not posted on-line, but which you would still consider selling.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Robert D. McAlpine
I am so glad I discovered your galleries. They are beautiful - true works of art - I will be back!
Beautiful Galleries! I love your HDR/tonemapped images. You have a wide variety of fine images!
i love your work; your candids in particular are as good / better than anything I've seen here so far. inspirational, dynamic, real. btw i think removing or replacing the word "amateur" in your description is bit overdue, no? ;) keep shooting & best wishes to you and yours! mike
Thank you so much for your comment on my gallery! You were the first, actually ;-) and I feel flattered by your compliment, because you really are a great photographer. I love your people images,they are brilliant.
So thanks again for the encouragement and all my best wishes!
You are extremely talented and I have found your work awe-inspiring. I will keep on returning as its impossible to view all the images i want to in one go! Any time i feel like i cant think of something to shoot, i will visit your site and be shown how wrong i am! Thanks
A wonderful collection, full of life. Thank you for sharing and teaching us all.
You gallaries are really interesting and a great reflection on peoples habits,best wishes Bruce
its all been said below. For me INSPIRATION to improve, and even to attempt imitation - the highest form of flattery.
Visited your street people and insect macro gallery. Your street people are thought provoking and your macos are amazing. I too use the Canon 100mm macro. It is a great lens. Don't stop shooting, beside Spring is almost here.
Amazing galleries!! Incredible variety and professional attention to detail!! I will be back to take a closer look!! Thanks for your visit!!
Hello Michael, I just admire your wonderful work you do. Your photos and themes are just outstanding. Yours are a work of art.
These are the most interesting and beautiful galleries I have ever seen. Thank you for your pictures!
I normally just look at your current post, however I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours perusing your galleries and want to add my thanks and appreciation for your excellent eye and the use thereof. Keep on seeing and shooting.
Hej, Michael, fantastic galleries, some of the best photos on pbase.... 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
If you can spare some time, I would appreciate very much your comments on the gallery:
Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
Best wishes to you and to yours at 2009!
And thanks that you visit my site regulary.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Michael, Thanks for visiting our galleries. I'm very impressed with your work. It demonstrates a unique talent, which is already being appreciated by all who visit your galleries. I hope you are attempting to market your work. With the right approach, you could be very successful. I wish you continued success with your photography.
I like your galleries, but especially your "Quebec in HDR" gallery because I live in Quebec city! Your composition is really beautiful. You make Quebec look amazing and I want to thank you for that. I hope you'll come back again, because this city has so many beautiful photographic possibilities.
PS: I have some photos of Quebec city, if you want to checkit out at
beautiful galleries, amazing photography.
please keep up the good work and continue to inspire aspiring photographers.
Michael, I enjoyed each of the pics that I viewed - you have so many - I'll be back again to see more. Thanks.
Thanks for your kind comment on my "Most Popular" gallery
Michael: So wonderful to view such varied works....how do you find the time to do all this??? You motivate me to get out and shoot!!!!! Please continue your exceptional vision, for us all...marcia
Michael, you have taken the most amazing shots of N. Y. I congratulate you for taken such great shots!!!
Have you ever taken photos of Halifax, Nova Scotia? I studied there long ago and loved it. If you have a gallery from that part of Canada please let me know. Will love to see it. Again, you take great photos and it has been a pleasure to view some of your galleries!
simply amazing photos of niagara falls.
You really know how to capture the moment.I haven't seen all your work,but what I've seen so far I really have enjoyed.I will spend some more time having a look as time goes.
Thanks Michael, I appreciate your nice comment and vote on my "Lake Como" image...
Michael, thanks a lot for your comments on my Iceland Gallery! Your work is truly amazing. I've enjoyed visiting your galleries and I'll be frequently back!
I enjoyed your photos, thanks for sharing your talent.
Very impressive work throughout your various galleries!
Thanks for the comment :)
I love it all!! Fall is my favorite time of the year,and I love all the colors...
Enjoyed your work so very much.
Please post here again the gallery "SHALL WE DANCE?"
It's simply the best!
Truly love everyone of your shots. Come here very often to enjoy.
But where is the most amazing gallery of yours - "SHALL WE DANCE?"
Yesterday I spent about an hour searching for it on your website and couldn't find it anywhere.
Those pictures are so beautiful and full of life and grace!
Could you please make them available again? PLEASE!
Thanks a bunch!
wow you have so many galleries, it will take forever to wander around and see much.. but I plan to view more.. great work!
Love to link to your macro images for my horticulture class here in Santa Barbara, Ca. I would like to post one of your pictures linked to your gallery with your permission. Many thanks and nice shots!!
thanks for the comment and vote on my picture
Wonderful pictures! Do u use a ring flash with your macros?
I really love your galleries and have added you to my favorites. I'll be back for sure.
Keep up the stunning work.
Best wishes, Yoram.
I think that time spent looking at your galleries is time well spend. Wonderful collection.
Many thanks for your nice comment on my photo. Your work is beautiful, original and creative. You are certainly one my favorite pbase artists.
Wonderful and beautiful photos. excellent work!
Awesome; breathtaking; magnificent. There aren't enough adjectives to describe these photos. I was there and your pictures bring back wonderful memories. Keep that camera clicking.
Michael.... Beautiful work!
You have a great eye for seeing what some of us seem to miss and help us appreciate it.
P.S congrats on 3,000,000 hits
Amazing work, well done and thank you for sharing.
Hi Michael. Thank you for your comment. I was looking at your gallery and absolutley loved it!!! I loved your cooments in Profile...it is exactly how I feel. You have really hit the mark with your cooments...I look at all your shots and feel the emotion.
Hi Michael. Your galleries are one of my favorites. I especially like your street photography. Do you use a long lense in these shots? I'm just afraid that the random people I photograph my react. Keep inspiring us with your shots. Thanks.
I come and visit your galleries every day. Your work is remarkable and very inspiring for a beginner like me. Can't wait to see what shot you'll do next!
You are a very talented photographer one of the best in PBASE
It is a pleasure watching your work.
I love your pictures and galleries. You are one of the few wih a very unique distinct style and I am very impressed by your very talented work. I will be back to take the time to go through all your galleries. Thanks for sharing your pictures, I wish you all my best, Fred (from Paris).
You have an amazing body of work and of high-quality. What strikes me the most is the diversity of subjects. I have the feeling that your eyes are totally in love with everything they see and that you cannot resist capturing all the beauty that surrounds you.
Just back from a long visit to your galleries - had a great time. You've got a really impressive body of work, both from a quality and diversity angle.
I have just had my breath taken away! YOU truly trun photos into art. I found the site by miskey, but so glad I did. I will continue to check it out for updates!! Thank you for your special eye!!
Merci de ta visite et de tes commentaires, tes galeries sont d'une richesse, d'une variété et d'une qualité remarquable, ton travail en noir et blanc est parfait que ce soit en luminosité ou contraste, du grand art, à bientôt...
I enjoyed a look around our stunning collection... thanks for sharing.
You have a great collection of various subjects! Well done. Voted.
I saw you left a comment on my pbase account. Thanks a lot. I am living on the other side of this planet, Beijing, but I think we have a lot in common. I had a look at your photos and they are very nice too. Very beautiful shots. I like your compositions and lighting. Especially for the building shots. Great work man... ;-)
So much good work here! I'll have to come beck on a regular basis!
I enjoyed looking through your photos. I had so many favorites I thought it would be best to comment here! ;)
Beautiful work, Michael. I especially enjoyed the Driving through Rain at Night. (It made me reminiscent of New York City! I LOVE Manhattan and the picture of the cab was great! Thank you!
Wonderful collection of galleries Michael !!!! I'm totally amazed at how beautiful and interesting your photos are. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
Great gallery! Thank you!
Michael- Your galleries are amazing! You are definately bookmarked as a favorite. After skimming though some of your galleries, I now have a benchmark to strive for in my photo endeavors.
Thanks for the nice comment on my Monochrome gallery. You've got quite a collection of galleries - all very very nice. I enjoyed browsing a few ...have to come back for the rest! Cheers, Greg
There has been some time now since I visited your galleries, it´s good to see that you still
deliveres good pictures with excellent compositions.
Hi Michael! I Am sorry for my bad English language. The electronic translator at me is.))) thanks you for visiting of my page. I am glad, that it was pleasant to you.
Pictures are made in various conditions. So has left...))) -
Let you are accompanied with success!
PS: A ti sluchaiino ne russkiy?)
I'm looking at the world different thanks to your pictures.
You have a great collection of photos, loved the candids!
Thank you for your comments.
Your photos are good. I'll be back.
Thanks for visiting and commenting. :)
You have some incredible shots of Toronto... I live in TO some of the time and have been feeling very uninspired with a lack of things to shoot this winter but no more excuses :)
Thanks for sharing... I spent a long time here. Very impressive!
Beautiful & vibrant photos.... I also live in the GTA, Very much enjoyed
browsing through you galleries... Great work...
Great photos Michael....tks for sharing !!
Michael, you have a beautiful collection of photos here. I am impressed. I am glad you dropped by to allow me this chance to view them. I will definitely be back to see more of your shots! Cheers!
Thanks for your comments on my Monteverde fern. I wish I could go back to recompose the shot, but moving so the other vine won't show would also move the background spread, which is what I liked - having both the new fern and the fully 'flowered' fern in the same shot.
First I used Lightroom to crop and bring out the blacks and added some luminance to the red. This can be seen here
Second update was to take the Lightroom version into Photoshop and soften the background using Blur tool, then smudged it a bit along with the vine in the lower right corner. Then I dodged the light areas of the background. I thought I liked the vine in the bottom right, esp. with the moss tendril creeping around it. Hmmm. The second version is posted here
Thanks for sharing,Great work
You've got some wonderful galleries. Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us! Sincerely, Cheryl
You are a photographer with a great eye, a brain and hearth behind the lens.
Your images go straight to the hearth.
Great photos with great skill ! I can't wait to see more photos from you. Excellent job !
Hi Michael, Thanks for the comment. It's much appreciated.
You got some really impressive pics especially your Splashing Drops!
Thanks for your kind comments. You have so much great stuff it is hard to comment on all of them. I love the B & W gallery and the Montreal one as I used to live there. Great stuff.
Many thanks for your nice comments on my " Morning Light " image...and I greatly appreciatly your vote as will...
UNBELIVE, You make a Great Job...I love it...my mouse still open meanwhile I watch all your photos
great work, loved it all.
These are all so awesome! You have a wonderful eye! I could not leave until I had seen them all. Fantastic is all I can say.
I love all of your work, Thank you for sharing your images with us all!
Absolutly fabulious work! The HDR images are outstanding! I'd like to learn more of how you do this? Where can I get more information?
Hi Michael , Tank you so much for visiting , and your comments , enjoyed all your galleries , great shots , quality collection !!! - My compliments ...
Hi Michael. Thank you so much for dropping by my PAD gallery, for the wonderful comments and the vote. I really appreciate it a lot. Hope you are having a great day :-)
Thanks for stopping by!
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Im the graphic editor of, ESCALA, Aeromexico´s in flight magazine.
We are currently working on an article about TORONTO so we would like to know if you would like to colaborate with us. Can you send us by e-mail some low-res images for the sketch plan in order to illustrate the Cover of the magazine. What we are looking for are Toronto images with people in the main streets, maybe having a cup of coffee, walking, etc.
We would be very grateful for all the support to make this effort possible.
I look forward to receive your answer.
Víctor Romero M.
Escala is a monthly bilingual edition for travelers and tourist, with a circulation of 110,000 copies. It is distributed free of charge in all national and international Aeromexico´s flights, and therefore has no commercial value.
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nice work, you have a good eye. I especially like your panoramas, though you have many great candids too.
Michael, as always, I enjoyed browsing through your galleries.
Thank You for Your Kind Comment! I'll be visiting Your Galleries 0ften!
Thank you so much for visiting my gallery :-)
You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it
Thank you for the kind words regarding my photo "guitbox." I must say that your "shall we dance" is fantastic. I will peruse the remainder of your galleries, and I must say, if the rest of them are as well done technically as that one, I'll be in for a treat.
Thanks Michael, I totally agree some of my shots that I think are just awesome barely get a second look. Who knows, but thank you for noticing.
High quality galleries, great talent.
Naoki Hayashi's Photo Gallery
Thank you for your kind comment.I enjoyed your gallery.You have many many pictures in gallery,wowoo.You are real photographer and your pictures are very high quality.Keep them coming your excellent work!!
Thanks for the comment on my picture
Thank you for your comment on the Clematis
great photos you have!
i'll keep coming back for the ones that have not seen yet, and the new ones of course!
Hi-Thanks for stopping by my galleries and for your kind comments on my PAD picture yesterday-Best regards
Naoki Hayashi's Photo Gallery
Your gallery is absolutely beautiful!Your emageing,technic and sensibilitity are perfect!! I'll check back your gallery latere.Thank you very much.
I looked at your Chained Bicycles pictures and I was impressed. To think that
it was the first of your galleries that I looked at, what more if I click the others.
Tolle Seite! Hat mir sehr gefallen. Weiter so!
Michael, you have some of the most wonderful images on Pbase. I'm glad I get to enjoy your fine work.
Michael, I like your small town gallery. Nice work and a pleasure ot visit again!. Alida
Yet another great set of galleries on pbase.
Will return for a closer look.
I enjoy visiting your galleries. Thank you for your visits and comments to my site. I am happy to share this wonderful experience with someone who also enjoys photography.
Thank you for your nice comment Michael. Regards
you photo's are awsomethe best i have found
Thanks for the nice comment on my scenic...
Thanks for the comment on my image.
You have some excellent galleries!
Hi Michael, great galleries, the b&w images are excellent, i'll pop back soon for a longer look :-)
Hi Michael, Thanks for visiting my galery and leaving comment. You have some amazing pictures in your galleries too...keep up the good work!! Take care..
Misha otlichnaya rabota!
Blagodaryu za krasotu i estetiku.
Ron S. Bernardo
Thank you for your comment on my gallery. Yours are outstanding!
Thank yo ufor your comment on my rose, I a=have been checking out your galleries also and you have some very nice macro shots.
Thank you for your kind comment on my "old house" picture.
Nice, well done!
Love your candid shots. I've always wanted to do this, but I'm always afraid people will get offended. How do you do this?
Je découvre ta PaD avec grand plaisir ! Il y a du talent dans la composition, et des sujets/images très fortes. Je t'ai ajouté dans mes favoris
Thx for the visit and comment Michael . I've looked around your galleries and I am sure I will be a regular visitor...left some comments! Keep snapping ;-) K
Thanks for the comment!
Thanks for writing a note about my picture. I really like your pictures taken in the rain. Wonderful idea and images.
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Pleased to meet you Michael, even if it's only in a cyber sort of way.:) Thanks for visiting and commenting on my galleries. You have a real fine collection of work yourself. I've added you to my favorites list as I think we share a common photographic sensibility/vision. I'll be back soon when I've got more time to spend looking.
thank you Michael for your kind comments about my "Russian Gallery"/
I've seen some of yours, & it looks as if you have quite a lot of beautiful catches.
Keep on & lots of luck.A. Rand
I love your galleries especially the morning fog gallery.
Wat een prachtige vernieuwde website. Heldere opzet en ook een goede kleurstelling. Mooi.
Met vriendelijke groeten
Your photographs are beautiful and not far from where I live in Hamilton Ontario.
Many thanks for visiting my galleries and for comments. I have found a lot of beauty in your galleries too. I shall definitely be back
Michael, thank you for kind comments about my pictures. It's a pleasure to share them with people who love photography. As per your questions I use Panasonic Lumix FZ10 digital camera . I do not use tripod for most time, but some shots, particularly nigh shots and low light shots are definitely require use of it. The sharpness of the pictures is the result of magnificent Leica lens that Panasonic uses for this camera with 12x optical zoom and optical image stabilisation.
All your pictures are so nice, they're like an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing them. What camera did you used to take all those wonderful pictures (if you don't mind me asking)? Do you use a tripod most of the time? I noticed there are no blur pictures in your gallery, every single one of them are sharp & focus.
Great pictures, Michael.
Thanks for sharing such colours with online.Thank you.
It will also help me for future, Photography is my hobby.
Thank u, a lot
I`ll visit one day...
Every single one of these pictures are beautiful, each of them sets a different mood with many colors and scenes.Your pictures are great keep taking them they are so pretty.
Thanks for visiting my avilon zoo photo gallery.
You have excellent shots here. I liked very much your water drops gallery and actually tried your how-to guide on shooting the water drops, although I still could not achieve the same result as in your gallery (probably due to the lighting). Anyway, I will keep on trying.
I also love your Toronto shots, it brings back good memories while I was there last year visiting relatives.
Keep up the good (actually excellent) work! I will definitely be visiting your gallery regularly.
Thank you for the kind comments. I did not use any special technique, but if you want to find out more details about catching these drops, thay outlined in this online manual. The creator ot this manual asked me if he can use it.
Your pictures are wonderful.
I am wondering how you took the water drop pictures. Do you mind sharing it with me?
I'm happy that you liked my pictures and choose them for such a noble purpose. Please check your email, the full resolution images should be there by now.
A friend of mine here in Israel has a lethal cancer and she is making a farewell (from life) party
I took upon myself to organize the evening
We have musicians and we will accompany the music with flower slides.
We use lots of Mapplethorpe but encounter your orchids.
The problem is that they are too low resolution...
Just for this purpose would you agree to send us some of your wildest orchid pics in better resolution?
You have my e-mail. There will be no other use for the pictures.
This is urgent so I hope you read it today...
ALl the best. Eilam --> www.eilamgross.com
Our daughter, Jenna,is in Mrs. Doyle's class at Ross Doan. In January, you had posted some pictures of their class play and we viewed them on your web-site. We have just returned to your web-site and were thinking and hoping that we could get a few copies of the pictures as they were much better than the ones we took ourselves. Is it possible to view them again and get some copies?
Wayne & Pam Caswell
Michael, you have got such a collection of different pictures. Thanks for sharing.
I just bought the Panasonic FZ10 camera and I just wanted to say that your pictures(and I have been viewing a lot of them for this camera) are among the very best.
Do you use automatic or do you set the ISO at 50? It seems to be the ideal for your pictures. They are so good. Sincerely, Eunice