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Marcus DeBoard28-Mar-2011 20:26
It is with great sadness I must tell you that my uncle Ralph died of cancer this morning. I can only hope that one day I can see the world in all it's wonder and beauty as he did with his photography. Ralph was a kind, gentle and good man and the world will be a poorer place without him. I will miss him dearly.
Kathy Lynne26-Jan-2011 03:21
Ralph you have a wonderful talent, I truly enjoy looking through your gallery! Keep up the good work, very proud to have been a class mate, thats always a friend indeed!
g fitzgerald27-Oct-2010 23:04
Will have to make time to look at you other galleries. Nice work for sure. I love the old barns and buildings.

I have just put up a Fall 2010 gallery. Check it out along with some of my other galleries if you have time.
Ralph Vanover13-Nov-2009 04:27
Country Boy, glad you were able to find this place and have a look around. Thanks for the nice comment.
county boy 12-Nov-2009 18:58
ralph. just seen your pictures today. they are great. i am life time d.c. boy and glad to all clintwood my home.
Ralph Vanover03-Sep-2009 01:46
Guest, Clintwood is the county seat of Dickenson County, Virginia. Dickenson County borders Kentucky and is situated along the Virginia-Kentucky border between the Virginia counties of Wise and Buchanan.
Sheila Davis Hensley 17-Mar-2008 01:02
Ralph, you are just super-talented. I've always loved your photographs, but now looking at so many of them this afternoon, I realize what a wonderful gift you have. You must come to see us at the beach. Lots of good photo ops here, too! We love and miss you and Pat. Come see us!
GoodListener19-Nov-2007 05:22
Ralph, I enjoyed your autumn in Dickenson Conty 07 gallery so much. You are what I call a "High Color" photographer. Surprisig to me how many posts (from otehrs) are not bright and clear pictures. Yours consistentlyl are. Do you mind sharing a little tech talk with me?

It would be fun to compare notes. Some of my recent Autumn in VA work is on my gallery, you can see it. The shots are in 2 versions, not processed and processed. The subject was colorful enough, but the point of posting them and asking people to look is to get feedback on the post-processing - which is still a new and uncertain art to me.

Anyway, I live in VA and love the state deeply, as you must too. Just prety enough to be beautiful, not so pretty as to draw tourists I say.
regi olbrechts09-Mar-2007 11:32
Hi Ralph,
a real pleasure to wander through your galleries.. so much colour and feel for composition... BRAVO!
I'll be back!!
Guest 25-Jun-2006 18:22
Your photo's are very beautiful. Great work:)
Guest 17-Jun-2006 18:08
Great Galleries and Imagination.... 04-Jun-2006 12:05
Incredible.. Ken
Audrey Moore 21-Mar-2006 23:48
Ralph'I love your pictures, they are beautful, I must say my heart sank when i saw the House for sale in Virginia though. You and Dr. Vanover have been so very much to so many of us who were blessed by having you both, May God Bless and keep your family safe.
Bambi Phillips 02-Dec-2005 15:30
Hello Ralph.
Your photo's are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us. I grew up on Baker Ridge and really enjoyed seeing those pictures. Maybe you could post a few more? I love the Twin Pine farm, well actually I love the entire community. I can't tell you how many wonderful memories I have of Clintwood. I miss Virginia and this was a wonderful surprise. Bambi
Howard 12-Nov-2005 20:27
I really enjoyed your Virginia Fall photos. As I studyed each one, I took notes of your camera settings and reached the conclusion that a few weeks ago I purchased the wrong lens for my Canon 300D. I purchased the EF 28-105mm f/3-4.5 USM. Your photos are like the ones I wish to shoot and from your work I see that I should maybe have purchased the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. Because of the 1.6 factor on the 300D/350D/20D etc. it appears that the EF 17-40mm f/4L isn't wide enough. Which lens did you use for this series of photos. Thanks again for being able to study your work. Howard
Ruby McCowan 06-Nov-2005 05:43
Ralph, your pictures are great.Your camera sure does a wonderful job.What kind of lens do you use to take your pictures?The colors are so bright and vivid.I enjoy taking pictures , too.Maybe some day I will create my own web site and post some of my work.
Guest 05-Nov-2005 05:36

I am originally from VA via Petersburg. I have enjoyed visiting your gallery, you can count on me returning to see more of your interpretative imagery.
Iris Deel Servay 30-Oct-2005 22:38
Hi Ralph,
I love all of your photography! They are all very beautiful. I was born in Clintwood, Dickenson County, a loooooong time ago :)
Delano De Wayne Vanover 29-Oct-2005 05:05
Hi Ralph:
The photo of your hometown is wonderful. I come from a small town in Oregon, Hood River, and, at one time, around seventy years ago, its hometown appeal would had warmed the coldest heart as yours does.
Guest 02-Jul-2005 23:47
Great Gallery and Shots..
Kitty Lambeth 20-Jan-2005 20:16
Hi Ralph,

Love your pictures.My father was from Lebenon,VA. He had a farm there. Your pictures bring back a lot of memories of that area.

I am building a website and need a beautiful picture of Virginia. I was wondering if you allow the use of your work on other sites? If you are interested, please let me know.

Kitty Lambeth
Un ciudadano mas del mundo 29-Dec-2004 13:39
Muxas enhorabuenas por tus fotos!!!!, aunque no me entiendas, vale la pena entrar en sitios así.
Linda 27-Nov-2004 01:31
Ralph thank you for sharing your family Thanksgiving with all of us. I have know Wilma for many years and I think so much of her and I was so happy to see a good picture of her. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
René Wouters 22-Oct-2004 09:26
Really interesting site with wonderful images.
Keep up the great work.
Regards from Holland.
Linda 10-Oct-2004 20:08
Great work Ralph. I live here as you and love showing all my online friends your pics. It lets them know the wonderful world we live in. One request, I think it would be nice if in the landscapes that you could or would leave the place the picture was taken. Thanks again for letting others view your pics.
Guest 13-Sep-2004 13:08
Hey Ralph I enjoy browsing your images! I really like Summer Pond and the humor of Oh Deer! Thanks for your post at my site. If you didn't see my reply, I thought I'd post it here also for you to see:

Thanks for the visit and nice words Ralph. I use the Canon D30 DSLR to shot RAW, convert with Bibble 2002 to Tiff and then finish the process in Photoshop CS. I usually tweak the levels, lower brightness 10, increase contrast 5 and increase saturation 10 for the landscapes and florals. Last thing I do is sharpen with the FocusMagic plugin or USM filter. For the painterly effect I use the simplifier (buzz) filter plugin from

Val 26-Apr-2004 01:26
Just wanted to let you know you do a wonderful job on your pictures! Keep up the good work! If you want to chat feel free. Bye
Henrik 24-Apr-2004 21:51
If there is any chance og getting the "Fields edge" picture in at least 1024x768.....then please use my e-mail. No commercial use.....just to use as a daydreaming desktop ;-)
Peg Price05-Apr-2004 04:29
Thank you for your kind words of sympathy for Denali. I really appreciated it. Each day gets a little easier.
I liked your sweet Max photos and also see you have a lot of Virginia shots.....I was born and raised there so that was wonderful to see.
Peg Price
Guest 13-Mar-2004 02:12
I realy like your photos.
Guest 27-Feb-2004 05:56
Hi Ralph, You asked who took this picture because you saw it at two different pages. Well they are both mine as you can see it has the same name. It's a lemon picture for the Lemon Challenge for this week ;-)
Have a wonderful day,
Tine :)
Michael Brodey29-Oct-2003 03:19
Hey Ralph,

Enjoyed your galleries of Virginia. I Went to school at Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia a very long time ago, but remember the area's beauty well. Your pictures reflect that beauty. Keep up the good work.

Mike Brodey
Eduardo 07-Feb-2003 20:29
Ralph??? is this your website full of pictures??? Are you the Ralph we met in Fiji??? Well cheers and hope to know from you soon