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Avoir une belle peau01-May-2015 12:18
Your pictures are amazing, thank you !
Mary 19-Apr-2014 22:17
I miss your pictures, is something wrong? It's been awhile since you posted any. Hope everything is OK.
fotabug12-Dec-2011 13:04
Love your work, especially the wildlife images. Thanks for sharing them.
Becky 14-Nov-2011 15:38
Dickie, I need a really nice fall scene, high-res, for my desktop, pretty please?
kody hewitt 10-May-2009 23:23
hey thanks for the picures that you took of me at meadow creek and at i-40 just looked at them and they are sweet and mom says hey Judge
Sarah Gibson 16-Nov-2008 02:13
I started looking at your photos tonight. Your work is awesome. You have a great eye for composition. See ya at Kroger.
Glenn Holland 27-Jul-2008 01:46
Thank you for this wonderful website and amazing beautiful pictures. These pictures really express a story of life that is so refreshing and enjoyable to see. Its truly a novel without words but plenty to read.
Wade Payne 21-Jun-2008 13:22
Hi Mr. Vance-

Just wanted to say WOW what nice photos. It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you at the conference in Gatlinburg. I was the photographer with Gov. Bredesen. Maybe we can get together and go shooting sometime!

If you have a chance, please visit our web site:
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:39
One of the best galleries on pbase thus far.
Guest 01-Mar-2007 13:00
Nice Gallery
DC Witmer10-Feb-2007 01:26
Just wanted to take the time and thank you for all your nice comments about my photos.
Maybe we can get together and shoot the Cove sometime?

Guest 28-Dec-2006 18:19
Thanks so much for all your kind messages the past while concerning my daughter and her twins. We are so grateful that they seem to improve every day. It's nice to have the support of good people, like you.

Terri French
tomandlinda09-Dec-2006 17:57
Hi Dick,
Thanks for your comments, that was our first but not last visit to Cades Cove. We hope to come back this winter when there is some snow on the ground. I am a regular visitor to Buz's galleries and will add you to our list. Keep up the good work.
Ron 22-May-2006 01:23
Dear Richard,

Hope you don't mind my asking a lengthy question? I was immediately drawn to your Annapolis gallery. Please read on.....

I have happily owned an Uzi and an E100-RS for over 7 years....always wanting a new camera, but never taking the leap. I am an occasional photographer of my son's hockey games (E100 was fun but never sharp enough to get a great action shot), my daughter's college graduation and other family events. (And I am also a sucker for a sunset or cloud shot)

Of late my wife is interested in getting a small compact camera. However, when we went to the camera shop I discovered the Nikon D50 and the D70s for myself and once again the desire to upgrade was stirred. (Years ago I was into 35mm with my Nikon FE, which I still have including the lenses.)

The reason for the renewed interest is that our son was just recently accepted to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis from the wait list. He graduates high school on June 24th and we must bring him to "Plebe" summer on June 28th. Yes we are absolutely ecstatic and so is he!

Now for years the "Uzi" has been a fun camera, but I always felt it lacked the sharpness of my old Nikon FE 35mm. Then our oldest daughter purchased a Canon Powershot IS S1. So my thoughts were on the Canon Powershot IS S3 (12x optical and a 6 mp camera) as an Uzi replacement until I noticed and felt the D50 and D70s cameras. I am asking you because I see you have used both the Uzi and now the Nikon D70. What is your opinion about upgrading to either the D50 or the D70s? (I am leaning toward the D50, but with the D70s' 18-70mm Nikkor lens and then maybe adding the Nikkor 70-300mm or just getting the 18-200mm if you can find one!)

Then there is the Nikon D200. Perhaps it is too much camera for me in the long run being the amateur that I am. Historically I have not gotten into playing around with photos in PS. I guess I want a camera that will give me great shots right out of the box.

Sorry for such a long email, but as I was drawn to your Annapolis gallery and then saw the equipment you are currently using.

My congratulations to your Annapolis grad. I hope he is doing well and would love to hear what he has chosen to pursue. Please write back, even if it is to tell me you don't have the time to respond to this "tome"!

Thanks too for sharing your pictures.


Ron Shishkoff
Guest 23-Apr-2006 20:58
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Richard Vance13-Feb-2006 03:59
Hi, Victoria,
Thank you for your very nice comments and I appreciate your visit to my photos.
Best regards,
Victoria12-Feb-2006 16:08
Hi Dick,
I envy you. What a beautiful nature around you. And you capture it in a beautiful way.
Bye Victoria
Richard Vance04-Jan-2006 00:30
Thank you so much for your comments, Vic. Jim lived only a mile or so from Ijams and was there quite often. Sincerely appreciated.
Vic Morgan 03-Jan-2006 21:58
Dick, I did not know Jim, but his gallery is (Ijams)outstanding, as is yours, thanks for the link and post on I am not to far from the nature center and am due a visit there.
Sorry for your loss.
moon 06-Oct-2005 04:45
excellent gallery
Joyce McCarter 25-Jul-2005 22:51
Hey Dickie, just got a look at ole Mc on the web at Annapolis. Bet he's got the "big head" now. I LOVED viewing your photography. They are all fantastic. Used to go shooting with a friend, but she moved to Cinci. Don't use the old camera much any more. Love shooting. Glad you are enjoying yourself at least on occasion. Since we're both in the same career field, I know how stressful your life must be. Sorry I missed the big trip. Sounds and looks like you guys had a great time. Hope to see you around. Joyce
Richard Vance13-Jul-2005 21:46
Terri, thanks for visiting with my critters! :) Yes, this is a wonderful area but not so dramatic as Yellowstone!!
Sincerely appreciated, my friend,
Richard Vance13-Jul-2005 21:45
Thanks for your comments, Nigwel!
Guest 13-Jul-2005 13:01
I just visited your wildlife photos. They are absolutely wonderful. You live in a really neat area. I especially love your newest pictures of the peek-a-boo buck.

Guest 25-Jun-2005 16:10
Great Photo`s.. and Gallery
Naturephoto Monique15-Dec-2004 00:14
Richard, a good friend of me told about you, so i came to visit your galleries!
You are a great photographer!
Best Wishes,
Jens 13-Jul-2004 00:40
Thanks for the roses Richard, for one who know to take photo´s fine gallery you have.
Belive it was the owner of the oldtimer.
Richard Vance18-Apr-2004 17:54
I appreciate your kind remarks, Christie.

Thank you for visiting.

Richard Vance18-Apr-2004 17:53
Thank you for your most kind comments, Terri.


Guest 18-Apr-2004 16:52
Very impressive portfolio Richard. Great composition and use of light. Thanks for sharing.
Terri 05-Mar-2004 13:20
WOW you have some very awesome pictures! You are a VERY talented photographer! :)
I was thrilled to see the wonderful pictures of Tails of the Wild! :) That little girl (your daughter?) is one EXTREMELY lucky girl!!! :)
Since it seems you know the people from Tails of the Wild can you please tell me if they are still in business? I tried calling them but their #is out of service. :(
Please e-mail me! Thank you so much! :)
Richard Vance23-Feb-2004 13:58
Thank you, Jeff.
You've got some beautiful photos in your gallery as well.


Jeff Cochran21-Feb-2004 00:20
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Richard Vance11-Jan-2004 01:30
Thank you, Janet. I appreciate your comments. A good camera does help a lot!! :)

Thanks for visiting,
Janet Gindlesperger10-Jan-2004 04:15
All your photos are great! I'm envious of your capabilities - and don't tell me it's the cameras.
Dvoralai 29-Dec-2003 18:02
Some really lovely photos. I enjoyed browsing through.
I would like to use one for an online newsletter cover (non-commercial) if poss'. How can this be arranged?
Michael Walkingstick 08-Aug-2003 02:19

Osiyo, Tsosdadanvtli !

found your site thru a search for Walkingstick's cabin.....seems like there used to be a cabin at Chattanooga by the same name? ever heard of it?

anyways, you are tremendously talented, Osdadu!!

give me a shout sometime and let's compare family history, and maybe you can show me some more photos of our common path?

Digital Nuts08-May-2003 02:09
Just dropped in to see your gallery. Eye candy and inspiring. Thanks for making it available. Gayle B
Guest 25-Feb-2003 15:47
Hello, I took you advice and browsed your site and found some very nice water photos. I like some of your other work also.
Richard Vance07-Oct-2002 01:48
Good plan for the C-3000. I've recently gotten an Olympus C-2100UZ but still use the C-3000 a lot.
The King Snake has lived around our house for several years. Not a pet but very tolerant of us. They are nice to have around as they will kill other snakes and eat mice, too.