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Edward McAninch 18-Feb-2021 20:17
Hello Dave, I thoroughly enjoy your pictures. Will be back to see more of your work. Chat with you on Strasburg. Take care, be well be safe.
Chrissie Higgleton22-Jun-2015 14:46
You have some amazing galleries, especially the cats and English gardens. I shall keep coming back.
Jay Drew 06-Sep-2013 03:23
Hello Dave
I've really enjoyed your rail photos. I've never been to the UK, but I would say that U have a much greater variety than we do here in the US.
A few years ago (early 2008) U made a series of posts about installing the DK-17m & the
DK-19. I've also read other posts on that subject & I'll be damned if I can get both attached. The one question I have never figured out is, are U & others who successfully attach these 2 pieces, keeping the small, flat rubber disc that stretches over the metal ring attached along w/ the DK19. I didn't explain this very well, but there is a small flat (except for a small flap that wraps around & under the metal bezel) rubber ring. Are both round annular devices being attached or is the smaller flat disc (that protects spectates from being scratched) being omitted?
I've struggled w/ this till I was red faced & sweat was dripping.
Your comments would be deeply appreciated, Jay Drew
Peter Heather 16-Apr-2013 16:10
A very interesting page of faces on the Bluebell Railway. I was particularly struck by the photos of Alan Barrett, who you describe as Engineman Extraordinaire. I used to know Alan in the 1960s when we were both so very young, but lost touch long ago. Does Alan still work on the Bluebell and why is he Extraordinaire?
Peter Luigi Guglielmone 05-Sep-2012 11:20
i can see that you love cats and gardens and so do I. Peter, from Italy with a great desire to return to England and wander around(if I'm not ot old) manors and gardens.
My cousin lives in Surrey and so I have already been to Polesden Lacy, Painshill, Box Hill and so on and wish to see those places once more(in my life and not as a ghost).
Wonderful photos. Cheers Peter
pendarves 16-May-2012 10:14
thanks for the opportunity to look and reminisce about an english garden. this morning at breakfast i thought i would look for photographs, and i found them, a wonderful collection. i doubt if i will ever visit one again, but i now know where to go to refresh my mind
FocusingOnWildlife.com08-Sep-2010 19:47
superb images, will check your site on regular basis.
PeeJay 31-Mar-2009 11:11
Just been looking at your cats and garden galleries Dave. You really do have a wonderful eye for photography. Keep it up.
christopher 27-Jul-2008 15:35
hi dave! i had enjoyed the most of your pics - the cats and the railway-pics are my favorites ;-) thx for your great work (and sorry for my english).
greets christopher
Phil Aypee 07-May-2008 17:16
Hi Dave,

I do enjoy good photography, though I'm more used to professional work - but it rarely has the charm and joy of amateur work. As my father administered British Transport Films (BTF) which had a stills department I was lucky enough to have my passport photos taken by them.

I was particularly taken by your GOS collection as I'm a real steam fan - R_E_A_L!

As I've told you (I think) my father's unit, BTF, made a film for the BBC called "Giants Of Steam" - but their best were, in, my opinion, "Snow" and "Rail", both made by Geoffrey Jones - who also used still images to great effect in "Locomotion" (the one he made for BTF that wasn't nominated for an Oscar).

And as for Gjon Mili's "Jammin' The Blues" - that really shows how stills techniques can be beautifully used in movies.

Take care,
Tony Walsh 25-Apr-2008 12:50
Dave,love your photos.I've lived in Aubagne in Provence these last twenty years but I'm originally from Merstham,down the road from you.Provence is beautiful but nothing here compares to the beauty of the Surrey countryside.I have fond memories from my boyhood of sunday cricket matches and country walks.They spoilt all that with the M25!Still,your photos bring back fond memories.Tony Walsh
Graham Crossfield 01-Mar-2008 11:06
I started off with the English Gardens but had to look at more of your gallerys. All I can say is WONDERFUL!
natalie g 13-Feb-2008 10:17
I am so enjoying your galleries Dave. Such a wide range of subjects and all photographed brilliantly. I have book marked your site and will return when ever i need some cheering up.
hardcase23-Jan-2008 00:56

Thanks for your comments on my Wonderful Town gallery. I was not the official photog on that show, but took some shots one night of a friend in the cast. I'm glad you liked them, but that was the darkest (in terms of lighting, not content) show I ever tried to shoot. At that time the D3 had not even been announced, but I sure could have used one, since I had plenty of trouble getting usable shots with the D2X.

I've got a D3 in my future in a couple of months, and am looking forward to its low light ability. My next show that I am the official photog for is chicago , and I expect that one to be pretty dim too (lightwise)

Actually, my "Beauty" gallery is my favorite show gallery, I was involved in that one from the very first day, and took lots of black and white rehearsal shots with a Fuji S5, which I have now sold to help pay for the D3. There are a few color D2X shots at the end of that gallery, all done with multiple SB 800's


Guest 13-Jun-2007 14:58
Lovely work. Share more please.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 06:55
I have great respect for your work.
Jeff Franks 18-Jul-2006 21:55

Great shots, really enjoyed wandering through your gallery.

Clara 10-Jun-2006 23:54
Your flowers are very pretty,especially the Ceanothus, I love blue flowers!! 04-Jun-2006 12:09
keep creating... Kris
Brian 29-May-2006 09:59
Hi Dave, BrianE from the Surrey ng here! Really like many of your pics. Some from the garden are particularly good. Alas I'm cack handed with a camera but always enjoy viewing pics.


Guest 15-Apr-2006 19:19
Super images. Thanks for your excellent gallery of photos. I particularly liked your Cornwall 2005 photos ... really superb!
Eric Reilly 07-Mar-2006 13:39
I spent some time looking at your photos this morning and found your site very easy to look at. Your style of photography is relaxing to the viewer.

Rory 06-Mar-2006 13:34
Just love all of your images.
Davey 07-Feb-2006 07:58
Nice set of images, Sgt. Pepper, especially the candids and technical shots! As a long time amateur and semi-pro waiting for a new Nkon D-200 to add to and likely replace some well long used and loved film cameras, I am most impressed with the overall quality from your D2H! I look forward to similar time in the field at significantly higher res.

Cheers from California!

Jemma_Jo 11-Jan-2006 10:58
I saw your wonderful pictures in ABPO and just had to see more. What beautiful galleries you have here. My favorites are the people shots, and the ones from the English gardens, and those beautiful cats, and oh heck I just loved them all .

JMD-2X 01-Dec-2005 17:29
Spt Pepper (Dave), this is JMD-2X from DpReview D2 Forum. Could I also ask your to send the Andrew Raszevski's latest customer curve - #060606.ntc? The link is busted.

Thanks in advance,...

Nikon forever~
Jerry Moore 25-Oct-2005 16:06
Hello Dave,
Really enjoy your pictures! Especially those taken in Bath. Brings back momories of our visit to that wonderful part of the world.
All the best,
Kentucky, USA
John Pring 21-May-2005 16:59
Hey Dave,
Tried to email you on the EpsomMafia address. Mail returned-address not known.
I have something that might interest you. Please email me.
Nigel Taber-Hamilton 11-Feb-2005 23:23
Great pictures! Reminds me of home. The Bluebell line, and the Bath pictures are particularly memorable. Thanks for posting them.

All the best,

Nigel Taber-Hamilton
(On beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington State:
Belinda 01-Feb-2005 21:36
Wonderful Photos, Dave!
Enjoyed immensely. I belong to a Photo newsgroup with you.
You have wonderful talent! Loved your holiday Pictures. -20 here in last few days-the beach looks inviting.
Peter C 04-Nov-2004 15:48
Splendid pictures Dave. I enjoyed them very much. Look forward to meeting up again in the near future.
Clive Belbin 27-Sep-2004 18:08
Lovely pics Dave, but I am a bit biased - I'm the guy flying the Airborne glider! I particularly like the launch sequence. I'm going to send the link to family and friends so hopefully they'll have a look too. Any chance of copies on a CD?
chris dolton 25-Aug-2004 07:34
I liked your pics expecially of walton pond and box hill brought back many memories of the place as I used to live in burgh heath now in kent
mugu 19-Feb-2004 03:30
igbo man de here
ziggy 08-Jan-2004 15:00
Love the garden, beautiful roses!

keith 04-Jan-2004 21:58
A great series of photo's dave.
I also 'shoot' trains and sometimes cats but mostly sports/race Cars and aircraft. Your work has impressed to the point where I simply must pratice more,

Thanks for sharing and inspiring

Mac Knight18-Nov-2003 05:04
I enjoyed my tour immensely, Dave. You have a wide variety of interests as evidenced by your photo galleries. I love the steam trains. Something about them captures the imagination. You present them so well I feel I've been there too.
rufff 09-Oct-2003 21:08
Hi Dave,
saw some of your work on ABPO and just had to more. A lot of great photos here.
Really enjoyed Gardens, Wakehurst looks incredible.


W. K. Mahler 05-Jul-2003 20:08
Oscar The Main Coon Cat

Nice cars...."I'm In Love With My Car" Roger Taylor of Queen, circa 1975, "A Night At The Opera".

Alan 29-Jun-2003 20:37
Thanks for all your comments.
I'v had the camera only 2-3 weeks.
As i mentioned earlier, i'm very new to all this New Technology (although i'v been involved with computers Etc. since the late 80's, maintenance of computer controlled test equipment for aircraft engine control (RR, P&W & BMW RR) ).
I'v now managed to collect things around me & trying to use them.
I'v a Minolta Dimage 7i, i have access to both Photo shop 6 & Paint shop 7 (all legitimate & registered.)
The camera is my second (sorry 3rd did have a Sony BUT that took a dive into the Norfolk Broads!) i'v still got a HP 715 that was a replacement but the Minolta is my latest "Toy" as the wife calls it.
I again thank you for all your inputs as i get to know & should be able to use the camera better.
OR Alan & Vicky
(Like others i did attempt a 'direct' E-mail)!!
Stephan 27-Jun-2003 08:45
Very good Dave! Nice shots of the cars and the trains. Keep up the good work.
Kind regards,
Nightowl 10-May-2003 17:42
A lovely website to visit Dave. I like the trains very much - my father use to take me to the Railway Station whenever there would be a steam train coming through - so my love for them has grown from there :-)

I have added your site to my favorites and will certainly return.

Thank you for sharing.

Kind Regards

Gin 29-Apr-2003 19:19
Hi Dave. I tried to email you, unsucessfully. I have done a sketch of Tom based on your photo with some tulips and hyacinths(inspired by Jan's lovely flowers),in the background, and a similar one of Twink. If you send me your email address, I'll be happy to send them to you. I'm a bit shy of posting my artwork on the group. Thanks, Gin
Simon 07-Mar-2003 05:27
Great photos as always Dave I realy enjoy coming to this site .. It makes my day
-Daz- 26-Feb-2003 17:02
Hi Dave, Great pictures, I also enjoy looking at your your posts on a.b.p.o.
Tom C 19-Feb-2003 21:28
Great stuff. Just clicked on the link in your post on Obsessive Britain. Tom (Guildford)
Carl Sagerquist 15-Feb-2003 21:25
Hi, Dave. Nice gallery! The kitty cat photos are great!
DEH 03-Feb-2003 01:44
Hi Dave
You are a hard guy to get a hold of I sent you an email but it bounced back. I also posted a message on the newsgroup too I am sorry if I seem pushy, I don't mean to.

I am looking for permission to use your "Snow On Rose" photograph that I downloaded from ABPO. I make at least 4 calendars a month to post on my web site for anyone to download if they wish and I would like to use your photograph. Of course I will place a link to your site and also add your url to my links.
Please contact me by email or through the newsgroup

Thank You
Regis 19-Jan-2003 18:44
Hello, well done, very good shoot.
I'come from : alt binaries photos original your post are "superbes", lovely.
Randy - Tennessee 10-Jan-2003 22:36
Just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your galleries very much. Makes me want to think harder about getting a digital camera. Thank you for posting your pictures.
Pam 26-Dec-2002 17:30
I enjoyed the cat gallery very much. For some reason, I now have a strong urge to take a nap. ;o)