Max Lyons Gallery Guestbook


August 2002: I've started adding some responses to questions if I know the answer...
I'll try to answer questions here, but can't guarantee an answer to everything!

August 2003: If you have a question, you may also want to post it in discussion forums-- Max



Date: Thu May 30 11:51:04 2013
Name: andy cowie
E-Mail: Aandyc@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: My favorite place on earth! Wonderful photo!





Date: Mon Feb 27 07:49:29 2012
Name: Ignacio Maule
E-Mail: ignacio.mauleon@yahoo.es
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_4979-IMG_4978b-IMG_4991-IMG_4990b_canal_star_trails.jpg
Comment: Unbielivable !





Date: Thu Sep 1 15:13:30 2011
Name: shirley lund
E-Mail: shirley@yourwonderfulplanet.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: Your picture of Moraine lake is simply breathtaking!





Date: Sat Jul 30 13:50:58 2011
Name: Paul
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_2620-IMG_2664_Library_of_Congress.jpg
Comment: Thanks for your visions of light. Your photos are most enjoyable. Please take time to visit some of my works at http://www.flickr.com/fstopping






Date: Sun Apr 17 21:26:36 2011
Name: Randy Henson
E-Mail: rhenson33@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2268-IMG_2278_Lincoln_Startrails.jpg
Comment: Amazing!

I recently registered PTA and purchased a Panosaurus pano head.

You can see some of my single image photos at www.rchenson.com

Your website was the reason I got interested in doing high resolution pano shots. Thanks!





Date: Fri Apr 15 21:41:16 2011
Name: Randolph Henson
E-Mail: rhenson33@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: RO10_IMG_2339-IMG_2388_Coliseum_at_Night.jpg
Comment: The most amazing photograph of the Coliseum I have ever seen!





Date: Sat Feb 5 19:58:59 2011
Name: Robert Hughes
E-Mail: oldfm2@gmail.com
Comment: Hi Max
I just started using StarTracer and I could really use a detailed tutorial. I have read what you have and I still cannot get it to produce an acceptable image. For instance how do you draw a mask so the foreground doesn't blur when image is rotated. I don't use Photoshop. Please Help. Thanks Robert

Max's Reply: There are a number of software programs that allow you to create complex masks for an image. I use Photoshop to create masks, but I suspect the same could be done with free software such as the GIMP. Unfortunately, I don't use that program, so I can't provide a detailed tutorial!





Date: Thu Dec 23 14:46:07 2010
Name: Allen Robertson
E-Mail: aeinstein108@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: NE10_IMG_6404-IMG_6425_Frenchman_Bay_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: These images, and the information you provide, is the best I've ever seen. Such a great help and inspiration! Fantastic





Date: Sat Dec 18 06:52:28 2010
Name: OJ Andresen
Last Viewed Image: VA_IMG_0214-IMG_0223_C_and_O_Canal_Night_Snow.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,

Thanks for introducing me to a hobby that has given me much joy over the past 7 or so years, and thanks for a superb piece of software.

I just saw your brilliant Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Night image and it made me want to rush out with the camera! Here in the north the days are very short and the weather is not much to cheer for so it tends to be a photographic low-season. You keep showing that with some talent, every situation can produce a great image. Thanks for the inspiration.







Date: Sun Nov 7 13:50:12 2010
Name: Lois Bryan
E-Mail: LoisBryanPhotog@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: what fun this is!!! Love the Badlands Star Trails the best ... but they're all magnificent!!!!!





Date: Tue Sep 28 17:14:33 2010
Name: Cyril Jayant
E-Mail: jayant.cyril@googlemail.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1448_IMG_1476_Skyline_Trails2.jpg
Comment: All your photoes in this series were wonderful and best results.
Thank you for sharing your experience.

Regards and good luck!

cyril





Date: Tue Sep 28 06:53:53 2010
Name: Me:-)
Comment: Hi! I was wondering about max resolutions, and quality of best hd cams and I found Your site. I think Your idea is great, but in my opinion the people in future probaly will use 30 Mpix cameras, because it's easier to make a photo using one 'click'. That's one of reasons that killed analog cameras.
Anyway - maybe You consider using some of free hosting fileserves like rapidshare or hotfile. Some of them are paying for every download, depending on it's size - so You could earn money and distribute this files for free (they are making money if someone don't want to wait, and want better speed)...





Date: Wed Aug 18 22:08:13 2010
Name: Gerard
Last Viewed Image: NZ06_IMG_6614-IMG_6619_Sunlight_Over_Arthurs_Pass.jpg
Comment: Great Pic - its not Arthurs Pass though, its the Torlesse range.





Date: Wed May 26 23:59:30 2010
Name: DONALD RIDDLE
E-Mail: N8ILO@SUDDENLINK.NET
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7433-Dscn7434_Whiteys.jpg
Comment: Very good Art at its best. DON





Date: Fri Apr 2 12:30:28 2010
Name: Patricio Rodriguez
E-Mail: parodrig@unete.cl
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_3042-IMG_3053_Tidal_Basin_Cherry_Blossoms_at_Night.jpg
Comment: Dear Max, I have been following your career a panonoramic photografer for the las 4 to 5 years and each time you post a new image I get amazed by the aesthetic, composition and technique. Congratulations

Patricio





Date: Fri Dec 18 05:25:38 2009
Name: Robert Culshaw
E-Mail: r.culshaw@gmail.com
Comment: Thank you for producing this site - I find the images truly inspirational - and will be practising what I have learned.

Thank you so much - the images are fantastic.





Date: Wed Apr 1 19:52:00 2009
Name: Paolo Del Signore
E-Mail: padesig@yahoo.it
Comment: You are done really a wonderful work!!!

Best regards,

Paolo Del Signore, Rome, Italy





Date: Mon Feb 23 05:58:59 2009
Name: Barbara Hodges
E-Mail: barbarahodges@eircom.net
Comment: I found your site really interesting and informative, mainly because I produce panoramic images and prints of the landscapes in Co. Kerry, Ireland. My wesite is www.iveraghpanoramics.com
Keep up the marvelous work, Barbara





Date: Tue Jan 20 08:16:27 2009
Name: Alessandro Ugazio
E-Mail: ziouga@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: Max,

just want to tell you I've always been amazed by your stacked shots since the first time I saw them a few years ago!

Every time I see on forums someone asking for directions in these kind of photos, I always give the links to your gallery and software.

I actually never tried shooting this way, but I'd like to try someday!
Since Image Stacker appears to be windows only, it looks like I have to find a pc to install it (usually I work on Macs...)


Compliments again!

Alessandro Ugazio

http://www.ziouga.it/
http://www.360cities.net/profile/alessandro-ugazio







Date: Thu Jan 15 07:15:35 2009
Name: Bruce Greaves
E-Mail: beegee60@btinternet.com
Comment: What an amazing site this is with so much useful information for amatuers like me. This opens up photography as an almost new study/science. I only wished I could get practical tuition. Thank you





Date: Wed Dec 17 23:14:21 2008
Name: Larry Bodyfelt
E-Mail: lgbfelt@msn.com
Comment: Thanks for sharing your FANTASTIC work! Having done "amateur" pano work using handheld point n' shoot cameras for several years, I recently bought a Pentax K200D and placed an order for a Panosaurus tripod head where I came across your website link. I can't wait for the weather to clear a little bit here in SW Wyoming so I can capture some great SPRING, SUMMER & FALL landscapes in leisure and comfort. I only hope I come to within a fraction of the excellence you have achieved. You are an INSPIRATION!





Date: Mon Nov 10 15:45:01 2008
Name: Jon Reade
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: Stunning. Possibly the most vibrant yet natural colour I've ever seen in a photograph, nice work :D





Date: Mon Nov 10 15:42:36 2008
Name: Jon Reade
Last Viewed Image: Arl_IMG_1311-IMG_1317_Pentagon_Memorial.jpg
Comment: Beautiful work Max, very impressed by your composition skills, the picture's got wonderful perspective.
Keep up the good work !
Best wishes,
Jon.





Date: Mon Nov 3 05:07:10 2008
Name: Les Flockhart
E-Mail: les@flockhart.freeserve.co.uk
Comment: Excellent work.
What camera and lenses do you use.
At present I use a Canon 350D but would love to try this out.

keep up the good work

regards

Les





Date: Sun Sep 21 22:24:19 2008
Name: Paul Yates
E-Mail: sbchser723@hotmail.com
Comment: Enjoyed your stacking images, hope to learn more. Thanks





Date: Sun Aug 31 00:43:24 2008
Name: Pranalee
E-Mail: pranaleepotdar@yahoo.com
Comment: Amazing work done on blending exposures.I would like to see such continued resluts and also if you could give the steps to do so





Date: Thu Aug 7 15:07:27 2008
Name: Ben
E-Mail: ben_rules11@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral1blended.jpg
Comment: Wonderful, wonderful... details abt the shot was so helpful. Please add more :)

Thanks,
Ben.





Date: Sun Jul 6 22:13:16 2008
Name: Vicki
E-Mail: estesparkdreamers@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: CO07_IMG_2286-IMG_2291_Stormy_Field.jpg
Comment: WONDERFUL shots. I enjoyed them very much. Still dreaming of living in the Colorado Rockies. :-)





Date: Sat May 31 02:06:23 2008
Name: Peter Harris
Last Viewed Image: WY04_IMG_9200-IMG_9209_Tetons_From_IdahoResized.jpg
Comment: Afton Wyoming, is the place name for the one pic





Date: Sun May 25 09:12:21 2008
Name: Sander van den Thillart
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Amazing pictures





Date: Sun May 4 17:52:27 2008
Name: Edy Flueler
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: Thanks very well explained my question on bracketing





Date: Sun Apr 27 09:49:05 2008
Name: Curly Q Links
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1448_IMG_1476_Skyline_Trails2.jpg
Comment: I've never seen Venus have a different trajectory from the stars (at least not THAT different).

Something is fishy about that image, No?





Date: Wed Apr 9 06:29:14 2008
Name: Jim Moisse
Comment: I still think it's difficult to take a bad photograph in Utah...but you have raised the bar on what a great photograph is. Thanks for sharing your work.

Jim
Canada





Date: Thu Feb 14 08:13:49 2008
Name: colin foster
Last Viewed Image: UT04_IMG_4749-IMG_4758_Mayfield_Ferron_Road_Lake.jpg
Comment: Just stumbled a on your photos by accident and felt I had to comment.

Breathtaking.

Thank you.





Date: Sun Feb 3 05:23:39 2008
Name: Luciano Buonpiante
E-Mail: luciwiz@dreamwiz.com
Comment: Great your pictures!





Date: Wed Jan 30 13:17:50 2008
Name: R.
Comment: Superb photos!

I cant get enough of thoose amazing pictures.
plz keep up the good work!





Date: Tue Dec 18 10:20:26 2007
Name: Jim Roughley
E-Mail: james.roughley@sympatico.ca
Comment: Just great pic,s Max,give,s one a chance to see the beauty of the world if they dont have the chance to go to these places.
Thankyou.





Date: Wed Nov 21 11:33:01 2007
Name: oknoksvf
E-Mail: pyhymay@gmail.com
Comment: If you have to do it, you might as well do it right
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Date: Sat Nov 17 10:36:00 2007
Name: darcyie
E-Mail: amaranth_breeze@yahoo.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0852-Pict0855_Eureka_Dunes.jpg
Comment: just letting you know that your gallery is more than excellent... all your images are masterpieces
best wishes
darcyie





Date: Sun Nov 11 18:40:29 2007
Name: Speedy
E-Mail: speedy1964@telus.net
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_7244-IMG_7328_Lizard_Head_Pass.jpg
Comment: Great PHOTOS!!!!!

WOW!!!

Thank you Max

Cheers
Speedy





Date: Tue Nov 6 11:44:02 2007
Name: Fred Daly
E-Mail: freddaly1@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_Wave_RushHour.jpg
Comment: How do you handle people in a shot like this? What if they move between frames?





Date: Tue Oct 30 18:40:43 2007
Name: don foote
E-Mail: daf1957@cox.net
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Factory Butte and Prarie Dogs 3890-93.jpg
Comment: i traveled to utah 2 yrs ago and visited most of the places you have pictures of here. truly amazing and i would love to go back again and see the beauty there. i live in virginia . i think your pictures are wonderful.

don





Date: Wed Oct 17 21:06:43 2007
Name: pakovich
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: thanks for the free pictures





Date: Sun Oct 14 10:40:47 2007
Name: Johan Labuschagne
E-Mail: johanl@tiscali.co.za
Last Viewed Image: NZ06_IMG_5327-IMG_5332_Auckland_under_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Max jou do great work, I have just returned from a comprehensive tour of both the South and North islands and found NZ spectacularly beautiful.

I had a 20D and a 28-135 as well as a 100-400 L with me and had a serious need for wider angles as the beauty could not be captured by the lenses. Your site has opened a new photographic vista for me.

Please keep up the good work, I intend visiting every bit of your site.

Best regards.





Date: Tue Sep 25 14:09:23 2007
Name: Thomaz William Mendoza-Harrell
E-Mail: twmhxyx@gmail.com
Comment: Lovely, lovely Images. And great research and experimentation. I am here in Brazil and am intuitively going the same way you have gone. I started stitching my images manually. What a job. I now use photoshop to do the job but am still not too satisfied. I am looking to buy a good (panosaurus) pan head. That will help. I have a question too. I have made some 180 degree pans with 12 or more exposures and I can see that this is a bit of an exaggeration in perspective. I have always loved wide angle and pans. Your images seem to have a perspective of a normal to slightly wide angle lens. Do you always limit your angle of view to that? For the sake of perspective?
Thank you.





Date: Tue Sep 11 15:21:06 2007
Name: JazzLad
Last Viewed Image: CA07_IMG_9271-IMG_9282_Little_Lakes_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: I'm amazed by how well your water turns out.

Very impressed!





Date: Sun Sep 2 13:02:49 2007
Name: Mick Howe
E-Mail: mick.howe@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Came across your site by pure chance as I was looking for some information on how to make digital panoramics, and I wasn't disappointed. Your Images are FANTASTIC and inspirational I can't stop stitiching.





Date: Wed Aug 29 17:15:05 2007
Name: Jackie Carlson
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: This is one of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen.





Date: Thu Aug 23 15:54:20 2007
Name: Phil (UK)
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Great work. Inspirational.





Date: Fri Aug 3 07:38:35 2007
Name: Hugh Buchanan
E-Mail: hugh.buchanan@myactv.net
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Factory Butte and Prarie Dogs 3890-93.jpg
Comment: Max:

Your pictures of Utah are stunning! Thanks for sharing them.

Hugh
Maryland





Date: Thu Aug 2 21:20:58 2007
Name: Hank Oshi
E-Mail: hank.oshi@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: Hi

I never heard of image stacking till I ran across you page.
Thank you. I going to give IS a try. Have you considered putting you camera on a equitorial mount? I can imagine one can get quite intense star formations with multiple exposures.

Hank





Date: Wed Aug 1 10:55:14 2007
Name: Allen Round
Last Viewed Image: WY04_IMG_9200-IMG_9209_Tetons_From_IdahoResized.jpg
Comment: That town is Afton, Wyoming.





Date: Tue Jul 17 04:37:16 2007
Name: Joe
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_2505-IMG_2508_Lake_Powell_Moonlight.jpg
Comment: The Lake Powell by Moonlight is an amazing shot!





Date: Tue Jul 17 04:37:16 2007
Name: Joe
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_2505-IMG_2508_Lake_Powell_Moonlight.jpg
Comment: The Lake Powell by Moonlight is an amazing shot!





Date: Sat Jul 7 23:42:46 2007
Name: Peter Butterworth
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Even the much reduced size of the images does not hide the quality of the photo's. Thanks very much Max for allowing us to see your work. I'd like to own a copy of all the photo's but sadly I'm not rich enough.





Date: Fri Jul 6 18:34:04 2007
Name: ahmed youssef
E-Mail: ahmed_youssef116@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: UK_IMG_5791-IMG_5811_British_Museum_Great_Court.jpg
Comment: vrey good





Date: Thu Jul 5 05:47:42 2007
Name: christy raj
E-Mail: moncychristy@yahoo.com.sg
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: I realy enjoyed by seeing your photos
It is Xlent





Date: Sun Jun 17 16:09:40 2007
Name: Sen O'Brien
E-Mail: obriain1@ireland.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Am dazzled by all your panoramic pictures from Scotland. At last I've been able to get a good look at Glencoe (which song I song occasionally in pubs i.e. The Glencoe Massacre!). Saw it once in miserable conditions on a coach trip to Skye. Hope I get back to see the Highlands another time. A few of my recent pictures at: www.dungarvancameraclub.com (gallery section). Regards,





Date: Sat Jun 2 15:31:12 2007
Name: Zachary Stowasser
E-Mail: zach@stillwaterrecords.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9716-9724_Peyto_Lake.jpg
Comment: max, your photography is amazing. thank you very much. I look forward to visiting alot of these locations including the canadian rockies!





Date: Sun May 20 21:39:06 2007
Name: Ivan Farkas
E-Mail: isfarkas@pipeline.com
Last Viewed Image: WY04_IMG_9200-IMG_9209_Tetons_From_IdahoResized.jpg
Comment: Awsome pictures. I'm going out tomorrow to try to do (modestly) some panoramics. You are inspiring!





Date: Mon May 7 17:48:04 2007
Name: Barb
Comment: I've played around with trying to stitch together panorama shots to capture the hugeness of a landscape. You've done an awesome job on some of my favorite places.





Date: Sat Apr 28 15:13:59 2007
Name: Tom Lyons
E-Mail: TJL3RD@aol.com
Comment: This is very good stuff - inspirational for an amateur. Thanks

PS My family is from NYC - from Albany, NY - from Ireland. Have done a family tree - - no Maxs that I know of. Thanks again





Date: Thu Apr 19 11:15:33 2007
Name: Eric W. Marshall
E-Mail: ewmarshall@charter.net
Comment: Max;

What amazing work you are doing!

I have been captivated by the panorama photo concept for several years, trying to make use of it to bring back the beauty of Northern California from the air...as well as documenting my construction inspection work much more effectivly and dramatically. Most of my stitching is done by hand in photoshop use the techniques taught by Gearoge Lepp. I would like to learn how to use the assembler you are having such good success with, if I could only find the time! My flying just gets in the way too much I guess...Oh, and that work thing too.

Great Job!

Blue Skies
Eric

www.ericwmarshall.com
(way out of date...need to get some of the new images up)





Date: Wed Apr 18 07:34:24 2007
Name: Bruno Postle
E-Mail: bruno@postle.net
Last Viewed Image: UK_IMG_5829-IMG_5833_British_Museum_Egypt_Exhibit.jpg
Comment: Hi Max, I'm pretty sure this (nice picture) is the Assyrian room and not Egyptian:
UK_IMG_5829-IMG_5833_British_Museum_Egypt_Exhibit.jpg





Date: Wed Mar 21 18:13:54 2007
Name: Richard "Hardline"
E-Mail: hardline@operamail.com
Comment: Visually stimulating, viewing your artwork. I am a novice hobby photographer looking to improve...I've learned much from your site.

Thanks





Date: Sat Mar 24 15:25:31 2007
Name: Tom
E-Mail: t350Z@hotmial.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_3958-IMG_3962_Artists_Point_Pano.jpg
Comment: My favorite place on earth. So peaceful.

Tom
Connecticut





Date: Wed Mar 21 18:13:54 2007
Name: Richard "Hardline"
E-Mail: hardline@operamail.com
Comment: Visually stimulating, viewing your artwork. I am a novice hobby photographer looking to improve...I've learned much from your site.

Thanks





Date: Sat Mar 17 10:01:39 2007
Name: mike @ mikesite.tk
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: Hi, just surfed up here looking for some gallary scripts. Love the photography some realy nice work. can't wait to point others to this gem of a site





Date: Fri Jan 5 00:19:28 2007
Name: Ginger
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: These photos are exceptionally beautiful. I looked through all 77 of them and then looked through them AGAIN! They are beautiful and a job well done.





Date: Sun Dec 3 16:50:02 2006
Name: Margaret
E-Mail: waynepriest@verizon.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_8270_IMG_8276_Gold_Stars_Viewer.jpg
Comment: I value your shots of DC............my home town. When will you post Mt. Vernon? TY.

Max's Reply: Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future!





Date: Tue Nov 28 14:05:01 2006
Name: Kenny Griffin
E-Mail: kenny@howardlumber.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: i just learned of your techniques and am blown away by what you have accomplished.The ability to write programs and have the creativity to compose and layer/stich shots is incredible. I have dabbled in time exposures with film camera over my 30 years of photography.I hope this old dog can learn some new tricks reading through your work.





Date: Sat Nov 4 02:31:43 2006
Name: Steve
E-Mail: steve@stevehale.co.uk
Comment: Great site and great photographs. Seeing what you can do with the right tools and eye, got me off my backside and doing some panoramic work. I pop on to this site from time-to-time to get me going, when I need a photographic pick-me-up you might say. I had intended to do the guest book thing on many visits but never got round to it. Sadly it took the comments of a less pleased visitor (Mr.Lawton)to get me to say, Hello Max, and thanks! great job!. It is beyond me as to why that guy fired off like he did, I really don't understand his take, at all!

I'm sure I will be back again and again and am sure you and the work you do will bring pleaseure to many people for a long time to come.

Cheers, and thanks,
Steve.






Date: Fri Oct 27 10:25:12 2006
Name: Volker
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0852-Pict0855_Eureka_Dunes.jpg
Comment: Max,
While browsing I just found this page, and I really think these are wonderful photos, and very good techniques to get the motive on the chip. I mean both the stitching and the exposure combi.
I will have to rethink what my hobbies are or could be :)
Regards, Volker





Date: Fri Oct 6 07:15:51 2006
Name: Museeb M. J.
Comment: Thank you Mr. Max Lyons.
Clear and rich information, you taught me a lot.
Outstanding job. You are really great.
Thank you again and again.

Museeb M. J.







Date: Thu Oct 5 22:21:22 2006
Name: Andrew
E-Mail: andrewjspr@gmail.com
Comment: A great site ! Some wonderful pictures and applications that give much food for thought and imagination. I have been looking for a site like this for a long time- and glad I have finally found one !

Keep up the outstanding work, and thanks for the inspiration.





Date: Thu Oct 5 10:26:05 2006
Name: Leo Prins
E-Mail: leoprins@telus.net
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Awsome Photos





Date: Wed Sep 20 02:11:34 2006
Name: Dom B - UK
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: wow.





Date: Sun Sep 17 06:20:04 2006
Name: Peter
Comment: I very much enjoyed my tour of your site Max and loved the pictures very much.

Comments like Mr Lawtons thankfully are rare in your guestbook.





Date: Tue Sep 12 05:07:47 2006
Name: roderic duncan
E-Mail: rodericduncan@btinternet.co.uk
Comment: Hi,

I read with interest your digital v film article.
For eveyday snaps and fast delivery commercial photography,digital wizardry is great.For high quality prints from 6x4 to poster prints I still use a Minolta Dynax 9 and Fuji 50 or 100 ASA slide film.
The one thing I can say without all the technical jargon is,espesially for large prints from slide,that the image quality is far better and honest to reality,than prints produced from my collegues 1ds.
In a nutshell,do I replace my Dynax 9(1200)and purchase a 1ds Mk11(5000)?
My customers would notice the difference as would my Bank Manager!!!!!
PS.Using 200 ASA print film will always show up as inferior to a good digital SLR print.Using 50 or 100 ASA would give,I am sure,a more realistic comparison.

Best regards,Ric.







Date: Mon Sep 4 07:32:12 2006
Name: Michael Lawton RE: your panoramic
E-Mail: ciramaventures@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: UK_IMG_4466-IMG_4480_Salisbury_cathedral.jpg
Comment: I would like to jump start your act: If your going to do panoramic, do it in such a way that it tells a story, and the story of importance isn't how you peiced the picture together. So who the fuck am i; I've done this for 36 years. Most commerical pan cameras today come from designs I did back in the 70's and 80's; the x-pan and round shot, to name two.

By turning panoramic into a cute computer project you and others like you, are destroying a story telling tool that could have a real impact on the world.

Hope your pissed, I know I am pissed at people like you of little vision; So get all fired up over my e-mail; and let's start a conversation with me on one side, and all you assholes that are destroying panoramic on the other. Starting by cutting up my web site.

michaellawton.com

By the way the first shot is one of six continious shots; all taking six seconds to create. If you start with my spelling you missed the point. Pass this on to like minded people.





Date: Fri Aug 25 13:15:46 2006
Name: Bob Mittelman
E-Mail: robert_h_mittelman@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: NZ06_IMG_7802-IMG_7803_Above_Fjordland.jpg
Comment: How can you take 2 images from a moving airplane and stitch them together? Even in a slow flying plane, by the time you get the second shot framed and snapped, the plane will have moved quite a distance.

Max's Reply: I take the shots very quickly (within a second or two of each other), and then stitch carefully to disguise parallax errors which, thankfully, are minimal because the subject matter is so far from the camera.





Date: Fri Aug 25 06:36:36 2006
Name: kg somaraj
E-Mail: kgsomaraj@gmail.com
Comment: Hi,
Your images are fantastic by any standards !





Date: Tue Aug 15 15:33:44 2006
Name: missing
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2894-IMG_2897_Shiprock_Volcanic_Ridge.jpg
Comment: Cool perspective. I was tempted to look behind my monitor to see whats on the other side of those rocks.





Date: Sun Aug 13 13:35:08 2006
Name: Derek Uittenbroek
E-Mail: derekuittenbroek@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: NZ06_IMG_9303-IMG_9307_Fern.jpg
Comment: I was in New Zealand two months after you and covered similar areas of which you have photos. Very impressive, the pictures are making me nostalgic of my own trip. I too am interested in photography, however I am quite a newbie. I have taken some panorama shots before but simply with the hand - no tripod, and using an automatic stitching program. Anyway what I am getting at is that one day I hope to take pictures of the same quality as yours and stitch them manually to get that fine result that you have in your photos. Thanks for the pics!

If you wish to see the result of the tripodless panoramas check out my new zealand panoramas: http://dutchstud.multiply.com/photos/album/17

Derek





Date: Wed Aug 9 04:06:21 2006
Name: Donald
Last Viewed Image: NZ06_IMG_6614-IMG_6619_Sunlight_Over_Arthurs_Pass.jpg
Comment: Love your site and WOW what superb pics !

I am always in awe as to what type of picture you will take next !

Thanks again for such inspiration and gorgeous photographs.

Donald





Date: Mon Aug 7 04:55:54 2006
Name: Herber M.
Last Viewed Image: NZ06_IMG_9473-IMG_9477_Auckland_Airport.jpg
Comment: What a phantastic collectioon of photos - I for one am totally inspired and shall attempt learn about stitching etc.





Date: Sun Jul 30 22:28:35 2006
Name: Kekie Mistry
E-Mail: kekiemistry@hotmail.com
Comment: To-day i went onto your new NewZealand site and was facinated by the 49 panoramic images presented on this site. FABULUS is the word. Wish i could be present when you are actually doing the stirching
Wish you all the Best for future.
kekie.





Date: Wed Jul 26 15:41:03 2006
Name: Curtis
E-Mail: curtiswb@cox.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0031_PICT0039_Potomac_Moonlight.jpg
Comment: These are some of the best photos I've seen to date. I especially love the Digital Four corners gallery. I've always loved mountains.





Date: Fri Jul 21 08:06:59 2006
Name: Charlene
E-Mail: Chrln@sbcglobal.net
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3177-Pict3180_Colorado_National_Monument_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Very breath taking. I enjoyed looking. Pertending I was there. Thank you





Date: Tue Jul 18 03:57:15 2006
Name: RPoe
E-Mail: rpoez@earthlink.net
Comment: There may be problems with your Digital Colorado/Utah 2002 album. I cannot see any of the photos on my Mac (System 10.3/Firefox).

Your other photos are incredible.

Max's Reply: Thanks...this should be fixed now.





Date: Mon Jul 17 03:35:39 2006
Name: Kimberly Burtnyk
E-Mail: burtnyk@sbcglobal.net
Last Viewed Image: WY04_IMG_6224-IMG_6229_Bonneville_Salt_FlatsResized.jpg
Comment: Breathtaking, inspiring, magical photography. Thank you for sharing your keen eye and your passion with the rest of us who can only hope to aspire to such greatness in our photographs.

Cheers,

-Kim-





Date: Tue Jul 11 11:56:41 2006
Name: Ski Wagner
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4196-IMG_4204_White_Rimrocks.jpg
Comment: My deepest felt thanks for sharing your execute photo panoramas with us. It was "eye candy" and delicious. Thank you also for sharing your ideas and techniques for deriving such lucious photos. I have always longed to create similar images but looked no further than "wide angle" lenses. I have dabbled in trying multiple images but only taped finished prints together which was always very unsatisfactory. Now, after 45 years of shooting, I have finally been given the instruction I needed!! I have told several other would be photographers about your site. I belong to a Mac user group with a Photo SIG, and at our next meeting they too will know about you and your special site. Your wonderful website is very easy to follow and navigate around. I wish all sites were as well constructed. I hope you will continue to add to and modify your website in the future. I was really impressed...... Thank you, thank you.

Ski Wagner 7-11-06





Date: Sat Jul 8 02:54:38 2006
Name: Margaret Goldman
E-Mail: waynepriest@Verizon.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_5430-IMG_5441_Jefferson_and_Washington.jpg
Comment: Arlington Nat'l Cemetary; Mt. Vernon---my favorite spot sitting on thew porch looking at the Potomac or looking the green chairs! Looking form Lincoln? Yes, they are lovely.Mg





Date: Sat Jul 8 02:49:20 2006
Name: Margaret Goldman
E-Mail: waynepriest@Verizon.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0292-IMG_0300_Lincoln_Dusk_Snow.jpg
Comment: Grew up in DC. These are wonderful, the DC I loved. Do you have the Naval Observatory? Lovely, lovely, lovely. MG





Date: Wed Jun 28 09:21:59 2006
Name: Tee Ransone
E-Mail: transone@crosslink.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: I am so impressed with your work and this program. I will attempt to use it in a few days on the 4th of July as we view fireworks from our Lancaster County VA home.

I would love to know the equipment that you use.

Thanks and WOW!

Tee





Date: Sat Jun 24 11:52:15 2006
Name: Bill Brandenburg
E-Mail: billyb@cheerful.com
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_0745-IMG_0750_Bisti_Moonset.jpg
Comment: Your images are extraordinary! I'm starting to get into panorama creation and am trying to decide between your PTAssembler and PTgui. Does your program offer any advantages such as ease of use, automation, quality of final image, greater size/# of input images or some other characteristic?

Thanks for your help, and believe me, I'm jealous of your skill!
Bill B

Max's Reply: I'm probably biased given that I wrote PTAssembler exactly the way I think it ought to work!





Date: Thu Jun 22 07:19:09 2006
Name: neeraj nigam
E-Mail: nnigam@pntravels.com
Comment: Excellent Photographs. I will keep you in mind when I need high quality photos. I have already bookmarked your page.





Date: Thu Jun 22 02:40:17 2006
Name: Ringo Starr
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Fabulous pictures, among the best I've seen. Thank you very much!

Ringo





Date: Fri Jun 16 15:51:54 2006
Name: Smith
E-Mail: hope_too1@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: UK_IMG_4466-IMG_4480_Salisbury_cathedral.jpg
Comment: The photos seen are nicely blended, the valley is the most I like :)





Date: Mon Jun 12 03:35:16 2006
Name: David Wu
E-Mail: dmwu_hk@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Lincoln 2356-58 b.jpg
Comment: Any reason why none of the DC pictures are offered for sale? Your fans demand the opportunity to purchase.





Date: Wed May 24 07:04:11 2006
Name: Phil
Last Viewed Image: WY04_IMG_7130-IMG_7149_Swabacher_LandingResized.jpg
Comment: These are simply phenominal. I'm in awe.







Date: Fri May 19 03:50:02 2006
Name: John Wilshire
E-Mail: jofibery@bigpond.net.au
Comment: Max
Loved the photos of NZ. Look forward to seeing the panoramic views when stitched.
No doubt I'll hear more from Char about the NZ experience when i hit the us in 9 days.

Best Regards

John





Date: Sun May 14 06:11:24 2006
Name: Bert
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: Fantastic!!!





Date: Sun May 7 09:01:58 2006
Name: Bill B
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9782-Dscn9785_Icefields_Parkway_Aspens.jpg
Comment: Quite a beautiful and moving picture. Thanks.





Date: Sat May 6 03:58:00 2006
Name: Harvey
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1603-Pict1605_Olmsted_Point.jpg
Comment: Fabulous pictures, the work you have displayed on this site is an inspiration to all. Keep up the good work!





Date: Thu May 4 07:02:34 2006
Name: Gary Gruetzmacher
E-Mail: gdgruetz@cox.net
Comment: I've enjoyed viewing your excellient work on your website. I originally found it by seeing a lens analysis that you did on a cannon lens. I wonder if you could email the link to view the lens tests as I lost the one I originally used. Thank You Gary





Date: Mon May 1 15:00:52 2006
Name: Joe Larson
E-Mail: joe_larson@ureach.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: I'm amazed at the beauty of these photographs! I am always on the lookout for high resolution images of this quality. I was wondering if I could get some of these images from you, if you are selling the images themselves, or if you are just selling the prints?

Thanks for your time,

Joseph Larson





Date: Wed Apr 26 15:13:29 2006
Name: Steve Mitchell
E-Mail: steve_v98@hotmail.com
Comment: I've enjoyed your unique photos since following your link on the Digital Camera Reviews site some years back.

Awesome scenery wonderfully set off by your equally awesome patience and technique.

You may care to have a peep at my friend Nick Wood's photo site - he makes me feel equally inadequate - especially his brilliant 360 degree tours of London, Paris & New York. http://www.nickwoodphoto.com/







Date: Sun Apr 23 01:15:10 2006
Name: Andy Currie
E-Mail: info@andycurriephotography.com
Comment: I was looking through your pictures and was gobsmacked with the range of pictures you take. I am a keen amateur based in the uk and have been trying create panoramic images for ages. Then i see your web site and realise that you have been doing it for ages. Could you recommend the best software to stitch pictures together on a mac. I have been evaluating a few. PTmac and Calico. They seem ok but I wondered what you would recommend.






Date: Sat Apr 22 08:41:37 2006
Name: Richard W.
Last Viewed Image: WY04_IMG_9200-IMG_9209_Tetons_From_IdahoResized.jpg
Comment: As a long time fan of Max's work - he again has shown us amazing images and information on how it was constructed. As a PTAssembler owner, it gives me ideas on composition and camera setup to try it myself.

Also, looking to visit Utah and Arizona in fall 2006 - so this gave me great insight to some of the wonderful views we have to look forward to.





Date: Sun Apr 16 00:07:18 2006
Name: Ann Elisabeth
E-Mail: Ann Elisabeth@gmail.com
Comment: Best site I see. Thanks.






Date: Sat Apr 15 23:34:25 2006
Name: Mary
E-Mail: Mary@gmail.com
Comment: So interesting site, thanks!






Date: Sat Apr 15 09:17:15 2006
Name: VERONICA COLLIER
E-Mail: msrumbum2002@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: YOUR PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL. ITS HARD TO FIND A FAVORITE. I REALLY LIKE THE KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL. I HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO LOOK AT ALL OF THEM ,BUT WILL DO SO IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. I THINK I SAW THAT THEY ARE FOR SALE. I MAY BE INTERTESTED. THANK AGAIN FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WORK.





Date: Thu Apr 13 09:51:15 2006
Name: N. Essman
E-Mail: nlessman42@msn.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_3447-IMG_3451_North_Teepees_Wave.jpg
Comment: WOW!!!!!!





Date: Tue Apr 11 22:23:13 2006
Name: magys
E-Mail: santa@yahoo.com
Comment:
I love this site and awesome Spend hours reading/writing fanfictions, one of the things that keeps me sane. The organization and selection is even better on this site.
also I love the way it's organized, and it's really clear that the adminstrators care about the people visiting the site. The atmosphere is fun, friendly and warm. And there are a lot of talented people that share their art with the rest of us that contribute to the quality of the site as well. I absolutely love why dont you visit www.4imagesgallery.com aside from this websites you visited





Date: Mon Apr 10 07:49:09 2006
Name: Stuart A. Odell
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0852-Pict0855_Eureka_Dunes.jpg
Comment: Beautiful scene, nice visual paterning of sand against mountains against sky. Very relaxing.





Date: Sun Apr 9 05:28:01 2006
Name: Gary Cane
E-Mail: garycane@techwood.wanadoo.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Absolutley inspiring images,I have a soft spot for Scotland.
But the resolution from my E1, has been frustrating for high quality A3 landscapes.But you are the messiah. You have shown that outstanding quality can be achieved without the need to spend thousands you don't have, if you have the artistry and technical skils to approach the problem from another angle.
I now have a huge problem though do I just throw the camera away and stand back and watch, or do I let your inspiration help me to struggle on to higher levels.
I think the latter.
Thank you for sharing your work and knowledge with us all.
Kind regards Gary





Date: Sat Apr 1 12:11:25 2006
Name: Richard Crowe
E-Mail: rpcrowe@direcway.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: All of your images are awesome! However this image with the snow on the soldiers really gives me the impression of Korea! I served as a combat cameraman in Vietnam but, was called up to the DMZ in Korea just after USS Pueblo was captured. It was the coldest and most dreary place I have ever been. This Korean Memorial image shot in our nation's capitol gives me the same feeling I got walking the DMZ in Korea.





Date: Fri Mar 24 03:37:01 2006
Name: Derek
Comment: Very nice - good to see some stunning pans of my stomping ground in Scotland - October has to be about the best month there





Date: Wed Mar 22 05:54:50 2006
Name: Gabriel Olteanu - Romania
E-Mail: gabriel@degaol-media.ro
Comment: Hi Max,

Nice to see your works.
Inspiring!

I put one of your picture on my
desk just to remind me to work
more and harder!

I will come back with questions!


Regards
Gabriel





Date: Thu Mar 16 11:28:22 2006
Name: NIKOS
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: PERFECT JUST PERFECT!





Date: Sun Mar 12 04:56:12 2006
Name: Jim Fitzgerald
E-Mail: jfitz@gis.net
Last Viewed Image: UT04_IMG_3967-IMG_3985_Strike_Valley_Overlook.jpg
Comment: Max,

I've visited your site for many years now and have always been impressed. I haven't been here for a while so it was nice to see some updates. Your shot of the Strike Valley Overlook is absolutely stunning.

Very nicely done!

Regards, Jim

P.S. As a site suggestion, it would be nice for every page to have a link back to the home page and other importnat pages. Easily done with styles.







Date: Sat Mar 11 04:04:22 2006
Name: Kekie Mistry
E-Mail: kekie.mistry@gmail.com
Comment: Fantastic Site and mind boggling images. Wondering if one could get a chance shooting these images with your goodself. It would be the greatest treat anyone could have in this lifetime. GOD Bless you.





Date: Mon Mar 6 12:47:51 2006
Name: Gary Kolegraff
E-Mail: grk99@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0389-Dscn0390_Moraine_Lake.jpg
Comment: March 6, 2006

Max

These photos are second to none.

FANTASTIC JOB !

Gary Kolegraff





Date: Sun Mar 5 09:58:34 2006
Name: John W. Horton
E-Mail: digital.imagemaker@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: UK_IMG_4466-IMG_4480_Salisbury_cathedral.jpg
Comment: Hi Max:

Absolutely superb images! Probably like a lot a folks I came upon your site by accident looking for lens reviews and was bowled over by the quality of the pictures.

Congratulations on some v. fine photo's.

Best Regards,

JWH







Date: Fri Mar 3 21:14:15 2006
Name: Ann Elisabeth
E-Mail: Ann Elisabeth@gmail.com
Comment: This is a wonderful wealth of information. Good Luck!
www1-1.gmail.com
www1-2.gmail.com






Date: Wed Feb 22 13:11:34 2006
Name: Evan Davies
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_6256-IMG_6318_National_Building_Museum_Interior.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,
Just wanted to say how impressive your images are artistically and technically.

They would make a fantastic gallery when printed as large as possible.

Cheers,
Evan





Date: Mon Feb 13 04:48:48 2006
Name: LARRY NEWMAN
E-Mail: LARNEWM@AOL.COM
Comment: JUST GREAT!!!!!!!!! KEEP ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST IF YOU HAVE ONE???









Date: Sat Feb 11 13:43:54 2006
Name: Robert McKenzie
E-Mail: robertmckenzie1@charter.net
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: I have only recently become interested in "panos" and I must say that yours are the best I've seen anywhere. I am hoping that I can learn to use the tools you offer as we have some great scenery here in Northern California. Thanks for sharing!





Date: Tue Feb 7 21:29:07 2006
Name: John AKer
E-Mail: john.aker@akerwade.com
Comment: Awesome pictures dude! I am just getting into landscape photography. What do you recommend for a mid range camera and lens set these days?





Date: Sun Feb 5 14:35:06 2006
Name: Laurent Hodebert - Nice - France
Last Viewed Image: DC_Lincoln 2356-58 b.jpg
Comment: Hi,
I've just been discovering your site, and i have to say that i'm very impressed by the quality of your photography!!
I'm architect and i am very interested in urban and natural landscape. I'm coming back to photography (digital) after years of not taking any. Visiting your site is making me discover a completely new way of taking landscape pictures!
I have to congratulate you for the serious and clarity of your explainations about your technique, and also the way your share it, wich is not often the case!
I can't wait to experiment you tech in my own work of photo.
Thank you again, i will try to send you samples if i succed in this panoramical way!!
Sincerely
Laurent





Date: Sat Jan 28 02:43:38 2006
Name: Geoff Brown
E-Mail: geoff.brown@dsl.pipex.com
Comment: Hi Max,

Great site. I have been fascinated in panoramas ever since I read a review of the first Russian Horizonts. A great bit of kit but rather problem prone. Now I'm a "dry" photographer I'm delighted to see how much interest there is in panoramas and how much development there is in both hardware and software. Just hope my partner will share my patience in shooting them.....

Best Regards
Geoff





Date: Thu Jan 12 21:59:10 2006
Name: Tyler Brigham
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0133-SCO_0136_Etive_Mor.jpg
Comment: this photo is absolutely spectacular





Date: Sat Jan 7 21:30:45 2006
Name: Deanne
E-Mail: deanne12172002@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_7159-IMG_7182_Supreme_Court.jpg
Comment: I have stood in the same places you have. You have done a fabulous job of capturing the beauty of DC. I think the best time to observe it is at night, when everyone else is gone and you have the opportunity to not rush your shots and no one is getting in your way. It's very peaceful and is so completely opposite of it's day-time hustle and bustle.

Thank you for sharing your art. You have done a wonderful job!





Date: Sat Jan 7 12:25:34 2006
Name: kevin
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: What an awesome photo sight... I can only hope to one day acheive 1/10 of the quality of photos you reproduce!

Keep it going!





Date: Wed Jan 4 20:07:32 2006
Name: Noel Verweirder
E-Mail: nverweir@bigpond.net.au
Comment: One can say seeing your pic that Digital is here to stay and will only inprove,a job well done thanks.
Noel.





Date: Mon Jan 2 11:17:22 2006
Name: mugu
E-Mail: MAGA@YAHOO.COM
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2225-IMG_2244_Ophir_Pass.jpg
Comment: muguuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu





Date: Mon Jan 2 09:48:25 2006
Name: Darlene H. Morris
E-Mail: info@dhmorris.net
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2225-IMG_2244_Ophir_Pass.jpg
Comment: For me, a landscape painter, your images are spectacular! My husband has been using the software to build some of our own images and in a very short time has done some smaller pieces with 3 or 4 images. I can see great things coming when we deliberately take panoramic shots to use. Thank you for the visual feast to start my new year.





Date: Fri Dec 30 10:56:27 2005
Name: Alton B. Lanier
E-Mail: altonl@mscaa.com
Comment: Simply breathtakingly beautiful pictures! Nothing more could describe your work. You have had the pleasure of doing what I have wanted to do: Throw my gear and two Nikons [FM and N65] in my 2004 GMC Canyon truck and head west for three weeks and just enjoy taking pictures out West.

I have seen many of the locations in the Four Corners area and took train pictures along the Durango train and the Antonio-Cumbres train. I also recognized all the scenes along the route of the old Rio Grande Southern narrow gauge railroad at Ophir, Lizard Head, Dolores, etc.

Alton Lanier
Environmental Manager
Memphis International Airport





Date: Fri Dec 23 13:16:18 2005
Name: JMB
E-Mail: jmb@stanford.edu
Last Viewed Image: UT04_IMG_4849-IMG_4876_Bridal_Veil_FallsResized.jpg
Comment: Hey Max,

I just noticed something when browsing through your pictures... You have your photo rating right above the previous/next links. As I was scanning through the images for one mentioned in your forums, I tried skipping to the 4th, then the 6th, then the 8th image (etc.). However, it looks as though I was actually clicking on the image rating... If you were to separate the two lines a bit more, you might have fewer people mistakenly clicking on "2" (or "4") to move to the next image...

JMB





Date: Tue Dec 20 03:17:30 2005
Name: Jason Diaz
E-Mail: photodig@bellsouth.net
Comment: Very well done website full of information
Congratulation !
Keep it up
Jason





Date: Tue Dec 20 00:16:34 2005
Name: John Roaf
E-Mail: john@jonro.f9.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: UT04_IMG_4660-IMG_4683_Zedds_Meadow.jpg
Comment: I've just been enjoying the Utah-Wyoming Gallery collection. Stunning stuff, as ever, Max. I have been savouring your work for ages though have been too bone idle to write a comment. But you have been an inspiration for a few years now and I have been stitching digital phots for as long - though nothing approaching your standard - or size!!
I do enjoy the anectodal descriptions below the pictures as well as the "techy" stuff below. Lot's of work for you but a pleasure for your audience.
I shall be looking forward to the next presentation as well as revisiting the old - always a delight.






Date: Mon Dec 19 13:51:12 2005
Name: kdc
E-Mail: kdcorley@aol.com
Comment: Hi Max- I was looking for a way to simulate a PANO head and came across your site. Thanks for your help (it worked like a charm) and for your contribution in writing some cool programs/plug-ins! Looks like nothing is MAC based though, so I'll just admire from a distance. Nice work all the way 'round.

www.kentcorley.com





Date: Mon Dec 19 01:46:20 2005
Name: Claudia
E-Mail: claudia.wanner@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: UT04_IMG_3967-IMG_3985_Strike_Valley_Overlook.jpg
Comment: I regularly came back to your site...and was regularly disappointed, as no new photos were published.
But waiting was worth while....the new ones are aboslutely fabulous!
Congratulations!
Claudia





Date: Thu Dec 15 04:48:50 2005
Name: Emil Manov
E-Mail: emil_manov@mail.bg
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Hi, Im from Bulgaria!
You are the best!
Your site is the greatest that I've ever seen!
Great photos from Greatest Country!





Date: Sun Dec 11 12:23:08 2005
Name: Arthur Weed
E-Mail: artweed@impulse.net
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2756-IMG_2770_Mesa_Verde_Cliff_Palace.jpg
Comment: These are truly excellent works of art. You have as much skill as Elliot Porter who also specialized in high resolution nature photography, albeit in a difernt format. Keep up the good work!





Date: Sun Dec 11 07:26:32 2005
Name: June Creighton
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: I think your photos are amazing I keep coming back to see your new ones, keep up the good work all best wishes June.





Date: Wed Dec 7 08:55:16 2005
Name: Vanessa Grotewold
E-Mail: vgrotewold@adlercomputing.com
Comment: fantastic.





Date: Wed Dec 7 08:45:43 2005
Name: Mic
E-Mail: grmi@bluewin.ch
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_6256-IMG_6318_National_Building_Museum_Interior.jpg
Comment: Very impressive !!!





Date: Sat Dec 3 04:19:18 2005
Name: Stefan Schafft
E-Mail: stefan.schafft@gmx.de
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT4183_4187_Stacked_Rosslyn.jpg
Comment: One of the best sites in the internet. How wonderful is our planet... (through your camera). Yours, Stefan (Germany)





Date: Wed Nov 30 02:56:45 2005
Name: Dave M
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Lovely pictures!





Date: Tue Nov 29 08:50:02 2005
Name: Danl Knocke
E-Mail: hartmanarms760@bellnet.ca
Comment: z17ecc0d0fad6818495845047c999939cz Good work, nice webpaqe.





Date: Wed Nov 23 18:30:56 2005
Name: John Arnsparger
E-Mail: johna42@houston.rr.com
Comment: Amazing pictures! Why do some allow prints to be purchased but not others (such as Moraine Lake)? Do you take special orders for large (30x50") prints of any photo?

Max's Reply: Not all images meet my current criteria for print quality. I plan to offer larger sizes in the near future.





Date: Tue Nov 22 08:14:00 2005
Name: Serg
Comment: Site is really great! I enjoyed your images.

---
http://www.o2-photo.com





Date: Wed Nov 16 14:23:58 2005
Name: SerJah
E-Mail: serjah81@mail.ru
Comment: Man!!! How old are you? You are genious.





Date: Sat Nov 12 20:58:04 2005
Name: Arron m Dillard
E-Mail: dennisharriott537@bellnet.ca
Comment: a17ecc0d0fad6818495845047c999939ca Good work, nice webpaqe.





Date: Thu Nov 10 13:29:00 2005
Name: Kaushal Trivedi
E-Mail: ktrivedi3@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0121-SCO_0126_Etive_Mor.jpg
Comment: Hello Max,
I quiet accidentally stumbled upon your website while exactly trying to get an answer to the digital /analog query. I am really impressed by your work. while using a film camera ( point and shott) I should mention. I want to get into the digital photography. I really like your idea and technique of creating big images. what kind of a digital amera would you suggest for a novice like me who would like to try and use your software to join images an create large pictures. I am truly a novice and is it ok to ask for your advice .
thanks for sharing your pics they are a work of art .
keep up the excellent work

Regards
-Kaushal Trivedi

Max's Reply: The camera is not too important, as long as it has manual control over aperture, shutter, whitebalance and focus...you'll need to keep these locked when shooting.





Date: Tue Nov 8 08:57:35 2005
Name: Hilary Caws-Elwitt
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1448_IMG_1476_Skyline_Trails2.jpg
Comment: What gorgeous pictures! Thanks!





Date: Tue Nov 8 08:38:14 2005
Name: Carlos Davis
Comment: Great photos.





Date: Sat Nov 5 03:05:21 2005
Name: Garry
E-Mail: g.a.scott@btinternet.com
Last Viewed Image: sc_Dscn6460-Dscn6461_Ubehebe.jpg
Comment: First class. Any high resolution shots for home printing? (A3)

Max's Reply: Sorry...not at the moment. Perhaps in the future.





Date: Fri Nov 4 04:47:40 2005
Name: Jane Carter
E-Mail: janec3@mac.com
Comment: Just amazing work!!!! I have never seen more beautiful images, your mountain panoramas just captivate me. I can't seem to stop looking thru your galleries even tho I have work to do. Your galleries are addictive.
Jane





Date: Wed Nov 2 20:47:28 2005
Name: Michael
E-Mail: 2020video@charter.net
Comment: Wonderful work. I thoroughly enjoyed every one of the photographs. I think my favorite is in the Digital Four Corners collection, "Fence".





Date: Wed Nov 2 09:45:44 2005
Name: GLORIA JEAN JACKSON
E-Mail: JJDESIGNERART@AOL.COM
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: THANKS FOR YOUR INFO COMPARING FILM AND DIGITAL. YOU HAVE A NICE WEBSITE AND BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY. WILL BE VISITING YOUR SITE OFTEN.





Date: Thu Oct 27 21:52:13 2005
Name: Patti Tolo
E-Mail: kouzzie55@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: You captured a powerful image here. When I was at this memorial this past summer I was totally engaged with the scupture of this man. This particular man brought tears to my eyes. I felt for all the young men who were forced into war and could see the pain in his young man's face. You did a great job capturing his essance in the winter with the snow and the Lincoln Memorial in the background.





Date: Thu Oct 27 21:46:46 2005
Name: Patti Tolo
E-Mail: kouzzie55@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1086-IMG_1087_Supreme_Court.jpg
Comment: Another awesome shot. Nice reflection. I haven't been to this building in DC. Is there really a reflecting pool in front of the building or did you create it in your computer?

Max's Reply: It is really there!





Date: Thu Oct 27 21:41:44 2005
Name: Patti Tolo
E-Mail: kouzzie55@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_6256-IMG_6318_National_Building_Museum_Interior.jpg
Comment: Another awesome shot! How did you figure out where to take each shot and I would imagine you used a tripod. There is also a sort of smoothness to your photo. In Photoshop I use the buZZ filter to get this kind of smooth look. What do you use?

Patti

Max's Reply: Each shot just has to overlap the previous one. No special filters were applied to the image...just stitched and resized for the web.





Date: Thu Oct 27 21:33:11 2005
Name: Patti Tolo
E-Mail: kouzzie55@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_8219-IMG_8225_Washington_Monument_From_WWII.jpg
Comment: Absolutely phenomental! Love this shot! I was at the WWII Memorial shooting this summer and didn't see the fountains turned off. What time at night do they turn them off? This is a great shot and the reflection is awesome!

Patti

Max's Reply: They had turned off the fountains to do some maintenance. I'm not sure that they are turned off normally at this time.





Date: Sun Oct 16 06:52:06 2005
Name: sean wood
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: Just truly impressive. It's not easy to create panorama images as I am discovering and you just make these images pixel perfect. Really impressive.





Date: Tue Oct 4 09:02:41 2005
Name: Tom Holzel
E-Mail: thosholzel@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: Georgeous shots, especially the panoramic blended exposures--something that has been bothering me for years. And, although I have blended myself, nothing compared to the grandure of your panaormas. Great work.

(I've been using Canon's PhotoStitch 3.1 program, which works quite well on the amature level.)





Date: Mon Sep 5 22:32:33 2005
Name: Joe Davajon
E-Mail: davajon@sbcglobal.net
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: I was very excited by these images! Great job! I'm inspired to try a little of this myself.
Joe





Date: Fri Aug 19 06:56:41 2005
Name: betty durvie
E-Mail: elisabeth.durvie@neuf.fr
Comment: excellent I enjoyed this site very much





Date: Fri Aug 12 14:17:31 2005
Name: John Pollock
E-Mail: jonpollock2002@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_Wave_RushHour.jpg
Comment: Most excellent

Best days

John





Date: Thu Aug 11 23:22:03 2005
Name: Bill
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7433-Dscn7434_Whiteys.jpg
Comment: Back in 1969, Whitey's had the coldest beer in town, in the frostiest mugs you've ever seen! I'm delighted to see it's still there. Great picture! Thanks.





Date: Fri Aug 5 14:04:31 2005
Name: alex ringer
E-Mail: alx1@netvision.net.il
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_6256-IMG_6318_National_Building_Museum_Interior.jpg
Comment: Amazing Impressing Professional and I can add more. Keep on showing us the beauties of your country.





Date: Fri Aug 5 13:44:59 2005
Name: Bill Tondreau
E-Mail: bill@kupercontrols.com
Comment: Max, this is a fabulous body of work! I have often seen excellent technique and excellent esthetics, but only rarely married together as well as presented here!






Date: Fri Aug 5 12:37:34 2005
Name: Gene
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: 'Badlands Startrails'... Amazing image!!





Date: Fri Jul 22 05:35:38 2005
Name: Philip
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1448_IMG_1476_Skyline_Trails2.jpg
Comment: Thi looks almost like it was painted! Very Very nice! I like it!

Greetings,
Philip





Date: Wed Jul 20 19:04:20 2005
Name: A. Y. Brown
E-Mail: aybrown@alltel.net
Comment: Great site. Have really enjoyed it.





Date: Fri Jul 1 09:43:29 2005
Name: Paul Searls
E-Mail: prsearls@insightbb.com
Comment: Wow! Your images are truly an inspiration and the main reason why I've gotten interested in panoramic photography. The detail is really stunning; I hope I get to view one of your actual prints someday. Your website images look terrific but I'm certain don't come close to seeing a print. Ansel would be very proud of your work.





Date: Thu Jun 30 08:19:11 2005
Name: CORAZA
E-Mail: CORAZA39@HOTMAIL.COM
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_8279-IMG_8290_Barns.jpg
Comment:

MAX, VERY GOOD PICTURES. CONGRATULATIONS !!!

I'D LIKE TO BE THERE SEEING THOSE MOUNTAINS.

REALLY BEAUTIFUL.

FROM CHILE, BYE BYE.-





Date: Mon Jun 20 20:15:17 2005
Name: Peter Cozzi
E-Mail: pcozzi@earthlink.net
Comment: Thanks it's monday night and your pictures let me be somewhere else for a little while. :-)

Thanks





Date: Sun Jun 12 07:44:23 2005
Name: tim preston colchester england
E-Mail: timpreston321@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0565-Pict0568_After_the_Storm.jpg
Comment: i first found your site while trying to prove to a friend that the film v dig. thing is much qualified by exactly the criteria of each case however i was thrilled and totally sidelined by your wonderful photos and would like to congratulate you i use the local library pc s and only get an hour a day so i shall have to return when i visit my kids you have given a very vivid illustration of how technique in whichever medium is the name of the game well done tim





Date: Wed May 25 21:42:44 2005
Name: Rob Dabisza
E-Mail: rob.dabisza@dabisza.com
Comment: Outstanding work. Your techniques have inspired me to attempt larger scale images with my dSLR. Not sure if I am crazy enough to try the 196 combined photo, however I am sure the results are nothing short of amazing!





Date: Sat May 14 20:04:37 2005
Name: Connie
E-Mail: WellWellWellWellWell@gmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_RedTree.jpg
Comment: What wonderful photography! Loved your self-portrait also :-))






Date: Fri May 13 17:12:19 2005
Name: Kimon
E-Mail: kimon@consultant.com
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_8279-IMG_8290_Barns.jpg
Comment: Fantastic pictures. I have always been dissappointed by the way my standard digital camera shots never truly capture the naked eye feel of a large vista and your technique comes as close as any I have seen!





Date: Mon May 9 17:35:05 2005
Name: Mallikarjuna GU
E-Mail: arjunagu@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Excellent!!!!!!!!!





Date: Sat May 7 04:28:07 2005
Name: Mr James Costine
E-Mail: jcossy2000@onetel.com
Comment: WELL MAX: what can i say, this visit to your site has been an eye opener for sure.

I am about to venture into the digital world, at 58 yrs i must have used just about every camera made at one time or another.

I will most definately try out your techniques, once i get my new camera, the new Nikon D50; it's about all i can afford at this time, i thought my 6x7 pentax took good pics but yours knocks the socks offem!.

The whole web site is a brilliant source of information, i have a lot to learn, i would like to try infrared in the digital media; i will certainly pass on the site to all my colleagues, a truly great site with excellent content.

I will return at regular intervals, to update my knowledge on the digital scene, thankyou.

Yours James Costine Blackpool:England, United Kingdom.





Date: Sat Apr 30 20:59:20 2005
Name: Scott Rae
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4023-IMG_4031_Rimrocks_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: Sunrise at Rimrock has two distracting shadows at the bottom. Crop the image to eliminate them and the two diagonals will form a triangular base as a bonus.





Date: Sat Apr 30 17:07:12 2005
Name: Ed Lim
E-Mail: elim@alamedanet.net
Comment: Wonderful site. The panoramics are breathtaking- not only for the scope and scale, but for their composition, and clarity of color.

Thanks for setting up such an inspiring site for other photographers! -Ed Lim





Date: Sat Apr 30 17:06:56 2005
Name: Ed Lim
Comment: Wonderful site. The panoramics are breathtaking- not only for the scope and scale, but for their composition, and clarity of color.

Thanks for setting up such an inspiring site for other photographers! -Ed Lim





Date: Thu Apr 28 08:30:36 2005
Name: richard schmitter
E-Mail: banknote@sbcglobal.net
Comment: great work - just blew me away with the composition and detail in your work.






Date: Tue Apr 26 15:00:59 2005
Name: Margaret Stephens
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0372-Dscn0374_Moraine_Lake.jpg
Comment: Inspirational photos. I could get lost in some of them, especially the Canadian Rockies.





Date: Mon Apr 18 00:57:12 2005
Name: Dietmar B. Schneider
E-Mail: DBS-Management-Consultant@T-Online.DE
Comment: Hello,
very interesting and bags of information!
I'm just starting to go digital with a Nikon D70, but have done some experiments with the old Horizon and stitched them with Uleads Cool 360, I know it's Mikey Mouse compared to your stuff, but somewhere you have to get startes an learn.
Many thanks and regards Dietmar





Date: Fri Apr 15 06:47:22 2005
Name: varinder
E-Mail: varinder_sonu@rediffmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9794-Dscn9796_Aspens_Meadow.jpg
Comment: hi,
varinder. how r u and what do u do





Date: Mon Apr 11 18:50:50 2005
Name: Dan Reardon
E-Mail: dereardon@reliant.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: Stunning absolutely stunning!





Date: Sat Apr 9 09:37:25 2005
Name: Robert Maxey
E-Mail: written_by@msn.com
Comment: Re: the "Blended Images" part of your web site.

To be fair, you should at least mention that problems with contrast in black and white film can be dealt with. For example, using water bath development and/or compensating developers. Since your site is primarily digital, I can forgive the oversight. However, you mentioned film, so you should at least mention a few ways to deal with contrast issues.

Bob






Date: Wed Apr 6 13:20:50 2005
Name: Brian Ingram
Comment: I have never seen such incredible photographs, unbeleivable beauty and superb technical skill.

What a wonderful site.

Regards

Brian Ingram

United Kingdom





Date: Wed Mar 30 10:15:56 2005
Name: Bob Reichenbach
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Scotland, especially the Hielands, is just about my favorite spot in the world. This "album" so evokes the flavor and atmosphere of the places and the photography, needless to say, is just grand. Excellent job!





Date: Wed Mar 30 10:09:51 2005
Name: Bob Reichenbach
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: This is indeed a bonny shot. I've taken the same one many times, albeit not pano, but was never lucky enough to get this combination of light and clouds. Good on ya, mate.





Date: Tue Mar 22 19:00:30 2005
Name: noname
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_0376-IMG_0395_Mount_Sopris.jpg
Comment: you should change the placement of the picture voting scale because i accidentally clicked #2 thinking it would take me to page number two... when it really was the "next button" that would take me there... i say this because i noticed that your score on that beautiful picture of the icy mountain is 2.8 out of 1700 + votes and the is just no way this picture would score this low...





Date: Tue Mar 15 10:57:07 2005
Name: Richard A. Bloom
E-Mail: rbloom@njdc.com
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_0745-IMG_0750_Bisti_Moonset.jpg
Comment: Hi, Max--Long time no see! Your images are spectacular. Hope all is well,

Rick Bloom
National Journal





Date: Fri Mar 11 07:01:23 2005
Name: James
Comment: Nice job on the one gigapixle image dude, but seriously, you'd be eaten alive by http://www.gigapxl.org/ this guy built a 6 gigapixle camera from scratch





Date: Wed Mar 2 04:34:14 2005
Name: R. Schaefer
E-Mail: rschaefer@trcsolutions.com
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_1312-IMG_1338_telluride_valley.jpg
Comment: I am an amiture shutter-bug and enjoy taking pictures, but with hopes of someday being able to sell them.

I have looked through your various galleries of pictures and find them to be fantastic and truly breath taking.

This one picture took my breath away. It is a picture that captures every emosion that just makes me want to continue taking pictures. I truly enjoy taking pictures and after seeing some of your work, I know that I want to work harder when taking my pictures so that I can capture that breath taking feeling I find in a lot of your work.





Date: Tue Feb 22 07:52:04 2005
Name: Brian Kemp
E-Mail: kiwiak@ak.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Having lived and photographed within the Scotish countryside I enjoyed the crisp clarity of some fantastic views. Very impressed with the results





Date: Mon Feb 21 16:07:25 2005
Name: Bob
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_7244-IMG_7328_Lizard_Head_Pass.jpg
Comment: This is a simply fantastic photo! Best of the bunch!





Date: Mon Feb 21 03:39:11 2005
Name: Mike Davis
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9409-Dscn9411_Banff_Station.jpg
Comment: I very much enjoyed the gallery from Banff Natnl Pk, and especially liked the photograph of Banff railway station - a lovely shot, beautifully executed.
8 out of 10. No, make that 8 and a half.
Thanks
Mike






Date: Sat Feb 19 02:58:54 2005
Name: Kat
E-Mail: Rustykat2003@aol.com
Comment: Am so very Thank~Full to Joe Dick a/k/a 'Wholeper' for sending me the link to your site!
What stunning shots, ~ What a experiential treat!

Congratulations on your dreams, dedication, application of skills and software and an innate 'Eye'!







Date: Fri Feb 11 21:15:37 2005
Name: Nimai
E-Mail: nimaiwong@hotmail.com
Comment: Max Lyons,

You have a very impressive collection of works. Coming across your site has just expanded my mind...





Date: Fri Feb 4 15:15:22 2005
Name: Charles Hamilton
E-Mail: cham4359@earthlink.net
Comment: Beautiful photos. Can you recommend a stitching software for the mac platform?
Thanks,
Charlie





Date: Tue Feb 1 19:53:35 2005
Name: avinash
E-Mail: kingavinash@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Pict3929-Pict3931_Masonic_Temple.jpg
Comment: you collections are excellant. i m a newbee in digital photography.
mind blowing pictures
thanks





Date: Sun Jan 23 02:24:03 2005
Name: William
E-Mail: wgell@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_5430-IMG_5441_Jefferson_and_Washington.jpg
Comment: Really interesting site.
When I was trying to get the gallery to move on to the second image, I clicked on number two, nothing happened.
When I took the trouble to read the text around it I found I was voting. Looking at the ratings, I think I was not the only one as your images deserve much higher scores.
Thanks
William





Date: Sat Jan 22 01:43:51 2005
Name: Ed Oest
E-Mail: oest_e@bellsouth.net
Comment: I just wanted to comment on the amazing quality of your work. The hours of time you must have spent on the photos stands out. I think you should consider givng workshops on using PT Sticher and pano photography.





Date: Tue Jan 18 21:51:32 2005
Name: David Ashford
E-Mail: dave@hart-ashford.freeserve.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: Max, your work is absolutely fantastic. I worked in the DC area almost 20 years ago and these fabulous pictures are a very evocative reminder for me.

Simply wonderful!





Date: Mon Jan 17 02:28:26 2005
Name: Dan Pelland
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_1084-IMG_1103_Dolores_County.jpg
Comment: Max, please remove this web site. I can't get any work done. Honestly, this is some of the most beautiful photographic art I've ever seen. I hope that I might someday produce an image half as nice as any I've seen here today.





Date: Sat Jan 15 04:17:10 2005
Name: Tim
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2616-Pict2619_Balanced_Rock.jpg
Comment: Great pics Max!

I wanted to let you know that I accidentally rated Balanced Rock a "4". I was trying to navigate back to that gorgeous photo of the San Juans. You may want to consider changing the navigation ;)





Date: Sun Jan 9 04:36:41 2005
Name: Bob Lane
E-Mail: bob-lane@sympatico.ca
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Your work is breath-taking! I an an aspiring pano-photographer here in Windsor, Ontario (just retired from a computer career and settling into enjoying a life-long love for picture taking) and am acquiring all necessary equipment - nikon DSLR, Photoshop CS, tripods, Epson 4000, etc. My first attempt was quite good (pano of Detroit skyline at nite) but I have much to learn. Your work sure inspires me. What panoramic tripod head would you recommend?

Thanks.





Date: Thu Jan 6 20:30:21 2005
Name: Alee
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Fantastic pictures !! Love the secenery in Scotland
Are these pics edited by photoshop or pure taken by Canon D60?





Date: Thu Jan 6 09:07:45 2005
Name: Michael Jenner
E-Mail: grayncloudy@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Lake Powell 4522-25.jpg
Comment: I think the detail in these images, just viewing the online jpegs, is absolutely amazing. You're getting the kind of quality and detail I've only dreamed of. It's equivalent to large format from what I can tell, good enough for calendar reproduction? I wish I had a PC so I could try this software and I'm tempted to buy one of the Panosaurus heads just to see if I can do it with my Canon software for stitching. I'm a Mac user, so disappointed it doesn't come in a Mac version. Maybe if enough people want it?





Date: Sun Jan 2 19:34:18 2005
Name: David
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4364-IMG_4371_Windmill.jpg
Comment: Your pictures are truely inspirational!
I will get the camera and go out and take a few myself.
Keep taking pics.
Kind Regards
David





Date: Sat Jan 1 09:19:33 2005
Name: Fred Rupert
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0565-Pict0568_After_the_Storm.jpg
Comment: Been by this spot many times, but I've never seen it like this. This is an arid area and what one usually sees is dryness, sun and hazy light. An amazing shot.





Date: Fri Dec 24 15:07:33 2004
Name: Tim
E-Mail: tim@ehomeparade.com
Last Viewed Image: UT04_IMG_3412-IMG_3435_Bentonite_Hills_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Great photo Max!

Did you lock the focus for all the images, or focus each row differently?





Date: Tue Dec 21 21:07:31 2004
Name: Martin Smith
E-Mail: martin@llandeilofawr.net
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_8279-IMG_8290_Barns.jpg
Comment: Inspirational photographs!

Martin
Llandeilo, Wales, UK





Date: Tue Dec 21 08:04:49 2004
Name: julian Quaglia
E-Mail: julian@cpwltd.freeserve.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_7244-IMG_7328_Lizard_Head_Pass.jpg
Comment: i'm sorry i can't afford to purchase any of your wonderful images at the moment as i'm unemployed, however as soon as my situation has changed i will be back for business !!!





Date: Mon Dec 20 20:12:11 2004
Name: Homer Arment
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Homer Arment





Date: Sat Dec 18 15:16:16 2004
Name: dennisJohnn
E-Mail: dmihora@engineer.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: My very favorite.

No street lights.

No roads.

No signs.

The sky and ground match is soo good.





Date: Fri Dec 17 20:01:11 2004
Name: Rose Hollister
E-Mail: rose_hollister@equityoffice.com
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_8279-IMG_8290_Barns.jpg
Comment: Hi Max! We are sitting here with Michelle Thomas as she raves about you. We love your pictures and any friend of Michelle's is a friend of ours. We can't wait to buy some of your photos. How can we see more? Rose





Date: Tue Dec 14 08:45:01 2004
Name: Richard LaFontaine
E-Mail: r_l_lafontaine@yahoo.com
Comment: Great Pictures!!





Date: Mon Dec 13 00:58:49 2004
Name: todd
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_0975-IMG_0983_Last_Light_Orange_Aspens.jpg
Comment: my your voting bit clearer, I think some of your pictures have a low score because most ppl think the voting thing is actually used to get to the next picture... I certainly did and pressed 2 for ages ! :)







Date: Fri Dec 10 14:05:22 2004
Name: john bell
E-Mail: mr.j.bell@blueyonder.co.uk
Comment: fantastic work.
like the stacker work.
yours john





Date: Thu Dec 9 08:48:04 2004
Name: Tom G.
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0389-Dscn0390_Moraine_Lake.jpg
Comment: Who is giving such low scores for Max's pictures? Sheesh, he made available some very useful software at very affordable prices, and he is obviously a very talented photographer, so get real folks! I think most of Max's picture are top notch, professional quality, and the fact that he took them with relatively simple equipment and a lot of ingenuity makes them even more amazing. I'm impressed.





Date: Wed Dec 8 19:55:23 2004
Name: Winter Weather Special
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1302-Pict1305_General_Sherman_Tree_Trunk.jpg
Comment: I challenge Mr. Lyons to put the whole General Sherman Tree on this web page. I also want to congratulate him for sharing the world through his lens. Keep excellent photojournalism, Mr. Lyons.





Date: Wed Dec 8 19:42:23 2004
Name: NS
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0687-SCO_0693_Ballochbuie_Forest.jpg
Comment: Alas! I wish this beautiful picture was larger in size.





Date: Fri Dec 3 03:27:37 2004
Name: Terry
E-Mail: terry@terrinet.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2187-Pict2190_Sangre_Christo.jpg
Comment: AWESOME PICTURES!!! I like everyone of them.
Thanks for sharing them.

Best regards,

Terry
Republic of Singapore





Date: Sun Nov 28 01:06:30 2004
Name: Kai
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1430_IMG_1446_Skyline_Trails1.jpg
Comment: This is O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G!!!





Date: Wed Nov 24 04:40:01 2004
Name: mike / england
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_0376-IMG_0395_Mount_Sopris.jpg
Comment: brilliant breathtaking ,





Date: Tue Nov 23 09:36:19 2004
Name: David Clarke
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: Lovely images. Clearly a labour of love.

David Clarke
Cambridge, England





Date: Tue Nov 23 01:29:36 2004
Name: J PIcs
Comment: Very interesting site, many thanks for giving us something worth viewing!






Date: Mon Nov 22 08:13:57 2004
Name: Jonathan O Lippold
E-Mail: jon.lippold@ntlworld.com
Comment: Wonderous! I thought I was OK at landscapes but your superb images have made me go back to square one and try to see how I can improve technically and artistically. A real inspiration.





Date: Sun Nov 21 16:41:30 2004
Name: JR of Dallas (A real nice guy)
E-Mail: areallyniceguy@iwon.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_6256-IMG_6318_National_Building_Museum_Interior.jpg
Comment: When I saw the first stitched picture I thought 'Nice picture but what's the point'. When I did the Washington tour slide show I knew the point. Now I have seen Washington Landmarks the way visitors get to see them even though I will probably never get there in the real world, I will never forget pictures like ths National Air Space view. It's the closest thing to being there without being there. The 3 Max's was awesome. You may get a visit from the 'clone police' soon.

JR

PS Maybe I need to go look at the first picture again to understand the point!





Date: Fri Nov 19 22:09:11 2004
Name: Sandy
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Many thanks for sharing your panoramas. I'm Scot living abroad and was thrilled to see many places I know portrayed in such excellent images.





Date: Fri Nov 19 19:55:45 2004
Name: Manfred Buchheit
E-Mail: manbuck@superweb.ca
Comment: Stunning star trail photographs! I admire your experimentation with digital photogaphy; in fact you've whetted my appetite to experiment myself! Some time back I ran across an article in an astronomy magazine that was illustrated with star trail work such as this; if it was yours, then you had me hooked then and there! Thank you for this and the other great ideas you've passed on! .

Mannie Buchheit
Holyrood , Newfoundland





Date: Fri Nov 19 13:25:35 2004
Name: Jim Edelhauser
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_0975-IMG_0983_Last_Light_Orange_Aspens.jpg
Comment: really gorgeous. very inspiring technically.
well done.





Date: Fri Nov 19 12:34:52 2004
Name: John Rutherford England
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful presentation. a window on the USA.





Date: Fri Nov 19 07:13:59 2004
Name: Tony Sheehan
E-Mail: Tonysheehangas@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2571-IMG_2575_Route_145.jpg
Comment: Would be nice if someday these images could be sold in UK or Ireland





Date: Fri Nov 19 06:38:30 2004
Name: mirza
E-Mail: ukmirza@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0121-SCO_0126_Etive_Mor.jpg
Comment: your photographs are fantastic!
they are so detailed and perfect. it's as if i was there.
thanks :)





Date: Fri Nov 19 06:13:57 2004
Name: chris sullivan
E-Mail: chris@sullivan24.freeserve.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: sc_Dscn6647-Dscn6648_Death_Valley_Junction1.jpg
Comment: The four holders on the front of the building, where they for gas/electric lamps ?





Date: Fri Nov 19 05:58:28 2004
Name: Barbara
E-Mail: b.n.flynn@liv.ac.uk
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: A wonderful collection of photographs... thank you.





Date: Fri Nov 19 05:34:05 2004
Name: Greg Pressey
Comment: Thank you.





Date: Fri Nov 19 04:13:25 2004
Name: Alan Russell
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: This is some of the nicest and easily accessible digital photography I have ever seen. I am definately having a few wallpaper changes now! Keep up the site and well done for the mention on BBC News! I hope your bandwidth charges are not too high now!

Alan





Date: Fri Nov 19 02:41:26 2004
Name: Frank Langford
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_5430-IMG_5441_Jefferson_and_Washington.jpg
Comment: Fantastic work. Very inspiring.

S. F. Langford UK





Date: Thu Nov 18 17:20:50 2004
Name: Ken Sherrwin
Comment: Great photo,s wish I could do it am jelous





Date: Thu Nov 18 05:44:21 2004
Name: Fumiyo Ingeborg Kuroda
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: It's beautiful. I am impressed by world first attempt.






Date: Wed Nov 17 00:30:11 2004
Name: Hermen Lesscher
E-Mail: hermen@lesscher.net
Comment: Hello,

great site, good learning.

You might be interested in the "competition" from the Netherlands, (TNO):

http://www.tpd.tno.nl/smartsite966.html

(25 Gpixels image of Delft)

They do reefer to your page in the Related Works pages.

Regards, Hermen Lesscher





Date: Wed Nov 10 21:17:49 2004
Name: Joseph Zammit
E-Mail: jjpzammit@euroweb.net.mt
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Lived In Canada for 23 years and did not had the opportunities to see GOD'S Creation. Lovely pictures
and lovely stitching.

regards
Joseph Zammit
Gozo-MALTA






Date: Mon Nov 8 01:18:52 2004
Name: Rick Ulmer
E-Mail: rgulmer@telus.net
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Bryce from Sunset Point 4626-29.jpg
Comment: Extremely awsome photo, very beautiful.





Date: Sat Nov 6 11:27:07 2004
Name: Stephen
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0170-SCO_0173_Glen_Coe.jpg
Comment: Well this would have been where your tool could have come in handy.
When we where parked in the parking down below there in the photo, it was impossible to frame the facing mountains, so I had to be stuck with bitty pieces of landscapes of not much visual interest.
If I'd known of your software at that time, I would have taken the shots with the consideration of 'stitching' them later.

Nice shot BTW ;-)

http://www.bytephoto.com





Date: Tue Oct 26 11:48:34 2004
Name: Ingvar Klingborg
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Awesome !!!





Date: Sat Oct 23 12:39:56 2004
Name: Christopher Fannon
E-Mail: cfannon1@twmi.rr.com
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_0376-IMG_0395_Mount_Sopris.jpg
Comment: Max,
I've e-mailed you before and commented on how nice your work is. I just stopped in and checked out your latest pics and I was just as impressed as I expected to be. You do excellent work!
I wonder if you could answer a few quesitons for me?
*How do you take that many pictures and not get things moving such as clouds, etc?
*Do you usually take your pictures in any standard sequence? (right-left, top-bottm?)
*How much overlap do you normally use?
*Do you maually set your exposure for the entire scene 1st then take all your pictures or do you let the exposure change automatically based on the specific section of picture being taken?
I've been using a versin of Panorama Tools that I downloaded a couple years ago, what version are you using?
That one shot with 80 some pictures must have taken a long time to process on the computer. I know when I do only six pictures in PanoTools it takes a while to crunch it out!
Well thanks again for posting such nice work on your site, I really appeciate looking at great pictures, especially scenics like the ones you do. You keep me setting higher expectations for my own work. Thanks
Chris

Max's Reply: Wow! Lots of questions. Things do move, you need to blend carefully, I work top-to-bottom usually, Overlap = 10%, manual exposure, I'm still using my own (now outdated) version of Pano Tools.





Date: Sun Oct 17 22:14:07 2004
Name: Gustavo Garcia
E-Mail: GustavoGarcia23@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Zion Valley Tree 3464-65.jpg
Comment: I can't say enough about this picture, it's almost heavenly





Date: Sun Oct 17 14:40:50 2004
Name: katy
E-Mail: notsomuch@yepmail.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: I love the lighting in your photos. It seems you like to take photos at sunset. Maybe I missed it on the website, but I want to know, what camera are you using? Do you have more than one? These pictures are beautiful.





Date: Sun Oct 17 11:18:41 2004
Name: Paul Archer
Last Viewed Image: DC_Iwo 2541-44.jpg
Comment: If you think people are surprised to see this in Arlington, you should see the reaction to people seeing it in Harlingen, TX at the Marine Academy there. (http://www.playrancho.com/iwojima.html)





Date: Wed Oct 13 23:45:17 2004
Name: ashvin nadig
E-Mail: ashvinnadig@rediffmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment:
This is awesome stuff....

Man, u guys really got the best job in the world..

I'm jealous..





Date: Tue Oct 12 08:31:15 2004
Name: paul yuratich
E-Mail: pdymd@bellsouth.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: Wow. I've visited the Korean Memorial on several occasions, but never in winter. You've presented it in an entirely different light - brilliant photo!
Your entire portfolio is just magnificent - thanks!





Date: Fri Oct 8 11:28:36 2004
Name: rgbeland
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_3288-IMG_3312_Wave.jpg
Comment: every time i see this area, i'm blown away by the curved lines, color, etc. what a fantastic view!!!! i also think that your photographs are great! digital tech is unbelievable!





Date: Thu Oct 7 15:13:36 2004
Name: antonio ciaravola
E-Mail: ciaravol@uniplan.it
Comment: wonderful images with simple trick





Date: Fri Oct 1 18:30:15 2004
Name: Jeeva
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Excellent Work of art done by the photographer...Amazing....





Date: Sun Sep 26 14:02:12 2004
Name: Tord S Eriksson
E-Mail: tord@tord.nu
Last Viewed Image: Blend_LOC_Blended.jpg
Comment: Amazing panoramas! Will download
the software as soon as I am able to -
just now I have by mistake
deleted most of my files :-(!

Tord





Date: Fri Sep 24 17:06:53 2004
Name: Kev Gee
E-Mail: kev_gee@hotmail.com
Comment: These pictures are totally AWESOME!
I especially love the scottish pictures, makes me very homesick.

Please produce prints of these ASAP!
Kev





Date: Sun Sep 5 09:50:33 2004
Name: bo
E-Mail: Butibizbo@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_8279-IMG_8290_Barns.jpg
Comment: Your photographs are beautiful. I vacation in Colorado and atv in the mountains. Most pictures don't do the mountains justice, not the ones we take anyway......





Date: Sat Aug 28 08:05:41 2004
Name: CRAIG CASSELLS
E-Mail: craig.cassells@ntlworld.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Being a Scot it was nice looking at your photographs of my lovely country. (shame about the weather but even summer in Scotland can be wet and cold).
Great number of your images are simply fantastic, stunning.
I especially like the Forth Rail bridge and Glencoe.
hard to believe you are using a simple "point & shoot" digital camrea.
Keep up the good work.





Date: Sat Aug 28 07:52:24 2004
Name: CRAIG CASSELLS
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Being a Scot it was nice looking at your photographs of my lovely country. (shame about the weather but even summer in Scotland can be wet and cold).
Good number of your stills are fantastic, especially like the Forth Rail bridge and Glencoe.
Keep up the good work.





Date: Tue Aug 24 13:31:44 2004
Name: Max
E-Mail: dbstlmo@swbell.net
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: I vacation every fall in the four corner area and have tried in vain to capture the majesty of the place. Your photos are spectacular and I appreciate being able to enjoy them the other 51 weeks a year.

Thanks!

Doug Brown





Date: Fri Aug 20 14:48:52 2004
Name: James Penner
E-Mail: jamexy99@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: CO04_IMG_0376-IMG_0395_Mount_Sopris.jpg
Comment: I noticed your gallery picture has a really low score on it. I would suggest that the links for choosing the score look alot like navigation links for the gallery

(ie I wanted to look at image 2 in the gallery so I clicked on the 2 below the image. Only after the image did not change did I notice that the link was actually for scoring the image.)

Since the image is rather nice.. I can only conclude that for its low score is because many other people have done the same thing.


P.s. .... I really really would like to try printing one or more of your images. I have access to 60inch large format printers that have 600dpi or higher and some with 6 color ink systems for nice color quality. Lots of nice quality media to print them on as well.

If you let me print one/some for personal use I could make a copy for you as well as long as your willing to cover cost of shipping.

so let me know.





Date: Fri Aug 13 16:36:52 2004
Name: Mark
E-Mail: Ukshutterbug@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0121-SCO_0126_Etive_Mor.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,

Wanted to tell you that images displayed are a delight to see. The locations are well thought out and have spurned me to research Digital Pans. If I might, I'd like to ask a few questions. The site says that yopu shoot with a D60, do find it to be an adequate camera for the porpose of Pans? Or would you buy a 10d or buy a used D60? Money is an issue. I presantly shoot an Xpan and love the format but am looking for something else, possibly digital to create my pans. Your site has been an invaluable asset to my decision making process.
Software has always been an issue and I have become somewhat well versed in Photoshop and Photomerge but have found the end result to be not to my satisfaction, Should I try your software? How are sales of your pans doing, your prices to be very honest for the calibre of work seem low. I hope to hear from you soon regarding this, thank you.

Mark.





Date: Fri Aug 13 16:02:13 2004
Name: Tarek Hashisho
Comment: Excellent work, very professional, and great artistic sense. Just by looking at the master pieces, I've learned a lot. Thank you...






Date: Wed Aug 11 03:23:07 2004
Name: Klaus Kramer M.A.
E-Mail: kkramer@magnus-academy.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4196-IMG_4204_White_Rimrocks.jpg
Comment: Hi Max, I want to express my compliments to what you have achieved with the PTassembler. Your photographs in the gallery are mostly top-notch, if I may say so. I have been a commercial photographer for over 15 years in Germany and Canada as well. Your effort to describe in detail the nitty gritty work of stitching together numerous photos needs a special "Thank you" and my respect. The last 5 years I didnt bother with the new "digital" photography. Recently I bought the Leica Digilux 2 and I rediscovered the landscape photography by using your way of combining photos, ...it opened a new creative horizon for me.

Keep up the good work and best wishes, Klaus Kramer









Date: Sat Aug 7 19:16:53 2004
Name: Judy Sicora
E-Mail: jsicora@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9716-9724_Peyto_Lake.jpg
Comment: Yours are some of the most beautiful photos I've seen. I particularly like #7 (Peyto Lake). It is hard to believe that your images consist of two or more photos. Flawless and amazing! You could make a living from these photos.





Date: Sat Aug 7 08:17:57 2004
Name: TRUPTI KAMATH
E-Mail: truptikamath@yahoo.com
Comment: Hi,

I just explored your website and i must say i dont have any words left to appreciate your work and your creativity..Pleas e keep up the good job..





Date: Fri Aug 6 18:46:40 2004
Name: Joni
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: These pictures are awsome. I'm especially fond of the forests, trees and small streams. Reminds me of nature which I love. Would like to be there in person someday.





Date: Mon Aug 2 14:18:09 2004
Name: William J. DeProspo
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Arches Sunset 3930-33.jpg
Comment: I got here by clicking "Add Comment to Guest Book". Now that I am here, I am speechless. I spent a very long time looking at all the galleries. A most pleasurable experince.

Thanks....

P.S.I am from the US, but I am now living in Monaco. Your galleries gave me a twinge of home sickness.










Date: Wed Jul 28 21:58:29 2004
Name: Maury Kaplan, Jr.
E-Mail: m.kaplan@maurykaplan.us
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2957-IMG_2966_Shiprock_Reflection.jpg
Comment: My father was a professional photographer for 50 years. I was a photojournalist for 12 years before wandering into electronic media then web development.

This is some of the most beautiful stuff I have ever seen.

Maury Kaplan, Jr.





Date: Mon Jul 26 08:47:07 2004
Name: Geoff Roughton
E-Mail: geoff.roughton@dsl.pipex.com
Comment: Wow!! best shots I've seen in years, has inspired me to get out there and try and emulate some of the things you have done Max.

Well done and thank you.

Geoff Roughton
UK





Date: Mon Jul 26 08:45:49 2004
Name: Geoff Roughton
E-Mail: geoff.roughton@dsl.pipex.com
Comment: Wow!! best shots I've seen in years, has inspired me to get out there and try and emulate some of the things you have done Max.

Well done and thank you.

Geoff Roughton
UK





Date: Sun Jul 25 06:42:31 2004
Name: Tom Eardley
Comment: Magnificent images!!!





Date: Fri Jul 23 20:17:11 2004
Name: Paul Ladd
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2200_IMG_2211_Potomac_Trails.jpg
Comment: Very nice images! Check out my site at www.paulladd.com.





Date: Fri Jul 23 06:43:08 2004
Name: Mok Oh
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2200_IMG_2211_Potomac_Trails.jpg
Comment: Wonderful tool!

I was wondering if you had any examples that have show both the (darker) inside as well as what we see outside through a window (day time), for instance?





Date: Thu Jul 22 02:59:35 2004
Name: Samyadev Datta
E-Mail: sdatta@bww.com
Comment: Mr. Lyons,
You have done some really great work. I hope to be able to learn and try my skills on our next holiday.
Take care and have a great day.
Samyadev Datta





Date: Wed Jul 21 13:37:11 2004
Name: Stuart Halliday
E-Mail: stuart@quantumsoft.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Picture 23 of the Forth Bridge is mislabelled. It's over the Firth of Forth (the sea) not the river Forth. :-) Lovely pics, I'm from Edinburgh, Scotland.






Date: Tue Jul 20 08:29:07 2004
Name: bill
E-Mail: trouling@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_LOC_Blended.jpg
Comment: After buying my Nikon D70, I've been in search for basic photography information to complement it's potential capiblities. Your tutorials are the exact information I've been searching for.





Date: Tue Jul 20 05:19:15 2004
Name: Fred Petersen
E-Mail: fpetersen@calpont.com
Comment: I ran into this sight by accident but wow! am I glad I did.
The photography is incredible and the information is great.
I want to skip work, grab my digital camera, and go shoot pictures all day.
My original intention was finding a nice 3520x1200 or larger image to use on my desktop at work (I have 2 high-res side by side monitors). Now however, I'm thinking that maybe I'll try out some of your techniques and make something for myself.

Thanks






Date: Sun Jul 18 16:54:32 2004
Name: Jim de Kort
E-Mail: info@triodes.nl
Comment: Hi Max,

I found your site looking for some info on a good very-day zoom (24-70). Really amazing photos you have on your site... Breathtaking. Really great stuff !!!! You got me thinking about stitching...


Jim





Date: Tue Jul 6 14:41:58 2004
Name: John Morgan
E-Mail: morganjc@swbell.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: Your Badlands Startrails is exciting. Interesting that a digital camera can do this type work.





Date: Thu Jul 1 03:34:09 2004
Name: Edris Satterthwaite
E-Mail: ESatterthw@macunlimited.net
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0427-Pict0429_Lake_Topaz.jpg
Comment: WOW! I have just become interested in this technique and am on the bottom rung of the learning curve.
This gallery gives me inspiration as a photographer and as a mountain man.
Thanks for the insight and the inspiration.





Date: Mon Jun 28 21:00:58 2004
Name: chris wood
E-Mail: creatingtheimage13@yahoo.com
Comment: Wow! you really put it into perspective for me.
Thank you so much for your input.

My site:
www.creatingtheimage.com





Date: Mon Jun 28 10:51:36 2004
Name: Hans Giltjes Netherlands
Comment: Never seen a collection of nice pictures like this before.
I'd like to make some panorama pictures but this is overwhelming. Go on, I will keep on looking to this site.






Date: Fri Jun 25 01:03:49 2004
Name: Rick
E-Mail: rgulmer@telus.net
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2187-Pict2190_Sangre_Christo.jpg
Comment: Absolutly the very best I have seen!
Fantastic photo's, I may have to give that a
try sometime, although on a smaller scheme.

Thanks
Rick





Date: Wed Jun 23 12:17:25 2004
Name: Walter Marble
E-Mail: jowal@bellsouth.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_Air and Space 2.jpg
Comment: All these pictures are wonderful. Regarding this one of the Air and Space Museum--had you thought about making another set of exposures to bring out the details in the planes that are in silhouette and them combining them into the shot?





Date: Tue Jun 22 11:46:14 2004
Name: Gary Atamian
E-Mail: gary.atamian@sanmina-ci.com
Comment: Positively stunning, Max! :)






Date: Mon Jun 21 14:36:35 2004
Name: mike
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0546-SCO_0549_Loch_Maree.jpg
Comment: Did you know on the distant shore is the most northerly beech forest in Europe?





Date: Sat Jun 19 16:11:59 2004
Name: those are some sexy pictures you took there
Comment: your 1090 mp image was linked on college humor. Good for you.





Date: Mon Jun 14 12:12:50 2004
Name: Elisabeth
E-Mail: weatherandspace@aol.com
Comment: Hi,
Someone sent me a link to your page, and I was very impressed with your images! It has inspired me to try a bit of panoramic picture-taking and stitching with my digital camera, too.

Great work!

Elisabeth





Date: Fri Jun 11 11:03:02 2004
Name: Jean Claude
E-Mail: captainhaddok@wanado.fr
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2756-IMG_2770_Mesa_Verde_Cliff_Palace.jpg
Comment: Superbes photos ! It's so beautiful and perfect that it looks easy to do. Thank you for sharing your art with us.





Date: Mon Jun 7 19:27:41 2004
Name: E. W. Brashear
E-Mail: vintner@mindspring.com
Comment: Outstanding site. Downloaded PTA outstanding results with handheld panoramic. Can't wait till head (panoramic) arrives and get down to some serious panoramic views.





Date: Sat May 29 14:33:15 2004
Name: Tom V
E-Mail: tvtom99@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1841-Pict1844_Yosemite_East_Access.jpg
Comment: Thanks for the website. The shots were great! The detail was spectacular.





Date: Sat May 29 09:27:08 2004
Name: Pradeep Satyaprakash
Comment: Dear Max,

I accidentally stumbled on your website last night after reading the Luminous Landscape tutorial of making panoramas. I am very impressed with your work and all that you have done to enhance this artform. I am very interested in taking up panoramic techniques, since I can see now how I can take my photography to the next level. Your photos of Washington and of Utah almost made me cry. I have been to those same places and photographed those same areas countless times and you have managed to capture what I have been longing to do. I downloaded your PTAssembler trial yesterday and am working on your "tutorial images". There is so much to learn, but if I can create those huge wonders like you, then the effort will have been worthwhile.

If you are every doing a show of your printed images, please do let us all know. I would attend, just to see your images. Your work reminds me of the work of the large format master, Andreas Gurksy. He takes the idea of super size to the extreme, and I am a fan of his work. I believe he is currently being displayed at the MoMA in NYC.

You can check him out here:

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2001/gursky/

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/gursky_andreas.html

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0810962152/103-4041415-4340634?v=glance

http://www.contemporary-magazine.com/december%2002/writ.html

Keep up the good work and I look forward to learning so much of this craft.

Regards,

Pradeep Satyaprakash





Date: Fri May 28 14:53:58 2004
Name: Christine
E-Mail: curiouslymadstranger@yahoo.com
Comment: I just really love this website. Your photos are so beautiful, and you share a lot of good information with us, too. Thanks.





Date: Mon May 24 01:39:05 2004
Name: Antony Cundall
E-Mail: antony.cundall@ntlworld.com
Comment: Fantastic website, but the pictures are even better.
Well done.







Date: Tue May 18 13:42:44 2004
Name: Anders Jansson
Comment: Hello!
I'm very impressed of your work! Very nice pictures.. It would be very fun to download and look at one of thoose really big pitures.

Greetings from Sweden.





Date: Fri May 14 08:38:49 2004
Name: T Cochran
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2820-Pict2823_Mesa_Arch_Window.jpg
Comment: the mesa arch window gave me that 'turning' feeling in my gut, as if I were there looking out over the deep caverns below. Increadible that the photo was able to give that impression from my computer monitor. Wonderful work.





Date: Tue May 11 16:37:11 2004
Name: David L Starrett
Comment: Been taking pictures all my live thank God I lived long
enough to see something like this!





Date: Wed May 5 08:42:53 2004
Name: Les Sutherland
E-Mail: lsutherland@eclipse.co.uk
Comment: I have been reading your web site (luminous landscape) for some time, and came across this site today. I have to say that I am going away convinced that my recent decision to purchase a nikon d70, or equivalent, is quite a rational one. Your images and techniques really are an inspiration. Thankyou for sharing this all with us so freely. I have downloaded some of your shareware and will register it when I start to use it, honest!

Regards

Les Sutherland






Date: Tue May 4 03:39:28 2004
Name: Garry Clarke
E-Mail: garry@garryclarke.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,

I found your site while I was looking for information about panoramas. Your photographay is beautiful, I particularly liked the Forth Road and Rail Bridges.

I'm about to get myself a new digital SLR and your site is very inspiring.

Regards
Garry Clarke





Date: Thu Apr 29 09:26:59 2004
Name: klk
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Excellent pictures! I didn't know that Scotland was this scenic. Great work!





Date: Sun Apr 25 17:13:12 2004
Name: Joseph Suarez
E-Mail: suarez@earthling.net
Comment: It was a happy day when I discovered the paoramic discussions via the internet. I am especially delighted to discover your work folowing up on Helmut Dersch's Panorama Tools.
Thanks
Joseph Suarez





Date: Thu Apr 22 09:30:23 2004
Name: Terence W. Murphy
E-Mail: tmurphy@murphyhealthcare.com
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2756-IMG_2770_Mesa_Verde_Cliff_Palace.jpg
Comment: Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you/ TM





Date: Sat Apr 17 22:46:07 2004
Name: David Hankinson
E-Mail: david@goldenhorn.ca
Comment: Max...

It goes without saying that your 1 gigapixel photograph is in a league by itself. However, you have much other work on this site to be equally proud of. There are some terrific images here, all of which I have had a chance to look at.

Keep up the great and inventive work.





Date: Fri Apr 16 09:22:14 2004
Name: Dimitris Koutras
E-Mail: dkoutras@panafonet.gr
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0405-SCO_0413_Skye_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Astonishing !!!!!!!





Date: Tue Apr 13 07:05:52 2004
Name: lim_joung_kun(korea Rep)
E-Mail: wolfdie@hanmail.net
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn8262-Dscn8267_FreedomParkMemorial.jpg
Comment: very good /// nice gallery





Date: Mon Apr 12 17:53:01 2004
Name: Rufina, Bulgaria
E-Mail: rufinaiv@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2336_IMG_2341_La_Sal_Loop.jpg
Comment: ! !Beautiful!





Date: Sun Apr 11 11:24:34 2004
Name: richard barrett
E-Mail: richardprbarrett@hotmail.com
Comment: Very interesting images and proceedure for your 1.09 gig photo. What camera did you use for that photo?





Date: Thu Apr 8 05:54:52 2004
Name: David Cuthbertson
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4196-IMG_4204_White_Rimrocks.jpg
Comment: Makes for compelling viewing. Each photograph makes you also want to see more.

Quite excellent and exquisite photography





Date: Wed Apr 7 17:46:30 2004
Name: Chris Brown
Comment: Nice work; I enjoyed your site.





Date: Mon Apr 5 00:29:49 2004
Name: Alberto Kraier
E-Mail: akraier@zahav.net.il
Comment: I'm very enthusiast using your technics and PTA assembler.
Also, I enjoy very much viewing your beatiful works of art, and thank you for allowing us to enjoy them and learn from them.





Date: Sun Apr 4 15:49:08 2004
Name: J. D. McCubbin
E-Mail: jdmccubbin@oddpost.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral1blended.jpg
Comment: Thank you very much for this posting of your work and techniques. J>D>





Date: Sun Apr 4 03:26:45 2004
Name: Diane Gutierrez
Last Viewed Image: Arl_IMG_1490-IMG_1492_Snow_Trees.jpg
Comment: Impressive concept! Thanks for the exciting ideas to try out on my own! Flawless color and detail are inspiring in any photo, but yours has the "eye" that many photographers desire but few attain. Kudos,





Date: Sun Mar 28 12:53:35 2004
Name: Andrew Cuthbertson
E-Mail: cuth7878@bluewin.ch
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Fantastic pictures. First set of pictures to make me feel homesick. (In Switzerland now)

I can see I have a lot to learn. I like doing panoramas and use panavue Imageassembler. Have just bought MinoltaA2 to learn photography more to have more creative control(or muck ups).

I'll read your tutorials as I find when I warp the pictures for lens aberation the lines at top and bottom often don't match between stitched pictures. It depends on the stitch points of course.

I'll happily send you a 360 of Luzern lake in Switzerland (resized of course, what file size prefered?). The original was about 12 5Mpixel pictures. I was lucky to catch a bird flying past in one of the 12 also.

Your pictures have inspired me to try and achieve even better things.

Thanks

Andrew





Date: Sat Mar 27 12:09:33 2004
Name: Volodya
E-Mail: volodya@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_2936-IMG_2944_Horseshoe_Ultrawide.jpg
Comment: Best photo of this place from millions what I saw before.





Date: Sat Mar 27 06:37:59 2004
Name: Skip Franklin
E-Mail: darksan@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Max,

Your work is interesting. The gigapixel panorama is daunting and exciting. The Grand Canyon would be interesting. Enjoy your hobby/work.

Skip in OKC





Date: Fri Mar 26 11:58:43 2004
Name: Flarkin
Last Viewed Image: Arl_IMG_1490-IMG_1492_Snow_Trees.jpg
Comment: I'm a DC native living in Florida. I remember those hangouts very well. great shots! Thanks, brought back some good memories.





Date: Wed Mar 24 08:41:19 2004
Name: Roy J. Gromlich
E-Mail: rgromlich@pa.net
Comment: Truely great! I am astonished at the detail you can derive from combining and/or stacking these digital images. I feel inferior with my little 3 megapixel camera.

RJG






Date: Sun Mar 21 11:24:25 2004
Name: Casual Viewer
Comment: Today I've been serching the net for pictures for a project. These are some of the best pictures I have ever seen. Congrats on your skill and eye for detail...Bravo!





Date: Sat Mar 20 00:03:35 2004
Name: marco cicogna
E-Mail: m.cicogna@technipress.it
Comment: Really nice work and very informing.
Recently converted to digital photographing and have to say that most peaople are unaware of the potentials.
Best regards

Marco Cicogna, Roma, Italy





Date: Thu Mar 18 11:56:42 2004
Name: Vito Ramondino
E-Mail: vi_ramo@yahoo.it
Comment: Well what to say?
Just amazing :D
Congratulations!

Greetings from Italy





Date: Tue Mar 16 22:32:58 2004
Name: Jordan Waugh
E-Mail: jordan@cubik3d.com
Comment: Hello Max,
I would just like to tell you how much I enjoyed your work and unique techniques that I find set you quite apart from other panoramic photographers. The use of images stitched in a "mosaique" is an innovative and fresh view that breaks out of the "usual confined rectangle".
I would also like to take the time to thank you for all the informational material...most informative and somewhat of a revelation to someone like myself who is new to panoramic photography and stitching. I actually found your site by chance during a search to find out if "Realviz Stitcher" was my only alternative to quickly stitching panoramas.
Right now, I am working as a 3D artist on an animated series ( www.megabloks.com/eng/movie/ ) in Vancouver B.C. and your "gigapixel" image created quite a riot and was definitely the days topic of conversation.
My website www.cubik3d.com being currently re-built, you can see some of my panos at www.jotw.ca if the interest arises.



Thanks again

Jordan Waugh






Date: Tue Mar 9 21:15:32 2004
Name: Derek Holden
E-Mail: dhold2@earthlink.net
Comment:
A super site and awesome pictures! I have been flailing around trying to do this with MGI PhotoVista, but it is very limiting (you can't stack pictures in rows, and picture file size is limited.)

Also, I was falling into the trap of thinking two or three
14MP images off a very expensive camera stitched together was the solution. (I went the medium format route w/ 4000dpi scanner, but will have to upgrade RAM to make it work.)

So your website is a real God-send.

I have downloaded your stitcher program and tried one, but it was too dark to accurately locate the control points; I'll try with other panoramas. I'll be buying the program regardless, as well as your stacker program.

Best regards, Derek Holden





Date: Tue Mar 9 14:36:10 2004
Name: Jo F. in Orlando
E-Mail: jolando17@joorl.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9782-Dscn9785_Icefields_Parkway_Aspens.jpg
Comment: Your images are spectacular. I get the impression that the software you are using has a lot to do with it and will investigate this more. Since I got my digital camera, a C-750 (upgraded from C-700 which was my first) by Olympus (with 10x optical zoom and 4.1 megapixels) I haven't touched a 35mm and am extremely happy with the captures from this camera. Some of my photography is at www.joorl.com but I haven't put up my most recent bird photography.
Jo





Date: Mon Mar 8 09:40:30 2004
Name: JOE DALMEIDA
E-Mail: JDalmeida@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1474-Pict1477_Tunnel_View.jpg
Comment: Simply the most fantastic place in California. Great picture!





Date: Sun Mar 7 08:41:08 2004
Name: Fred Dreher
E-Mail: freddreher@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_East Wing 1b.jpg
Comment: Truly exceptional photographs, Max. Thank You.





Date: Sun Mar 7 04:53:59 2004
Name: Andre Germain
E-Mail: germain@cae.ca
Comment: Ditto what everyone has said: Stunning!
Time for Mr. Lyons to visit Canyonlands - the needles - Utah: outwordly and the best kept secret.

I've been playing with panoramas with a Pentax Optio S and PTGui. Even toying with the idea of constructing a panoramic digital scanning camera [slewing head and SD memory]. Units on market too expensive.

Cheers







Date: Fri Mar 5 20:42:17 2004
Name: Audrey
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4519-IMG_4525_Painted_Desert_Badlands.jpg
Comment: Stunning images! Really enjoyed the visit to your site. I've lived in the desert southwest most of my life, but relocated to the southeastern US eight years ago. Your beautiful images make me homesick!





Date: Sat Feb 28 07:20:54 2004
Name: Sabina Kosmatin
E-Mail: vojko.msd@siol.net
Comment: Great!





Date: Thu Feb 26 23:49:41 2004
Name: Ed Rudnick
E-Mail: edr@emu.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral1blended.jpg
Comment: Hoo boy! Nice work, Max. I'm just getting back into photography with my Sony F828 and Photoshop CS and dual 2.0G Power Mac. Your work is as inspirational as what I've seen on 'Luminous Landscape'. Not only is your technology both bare-bones and superior, you have 'The Eye'. Thanks!





Date: Thu Feb 26 12:43:33 2004
Name: wim fleuren
E-Mail: fleuren.w@home.nl
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_1734-IMG_1754_Handies.jpg
Comment: your examples are a fantastic encouragement to make the step to digital photography. I am impressed by the colour-liveliness of your pictures. for the first time better than slides, the medium I still use. I yet do not own a digital camera, am awaiting the nikon D70.
your site in on my favourites right now!







Date: Thu Feb 19 14:49:50 2004
Name: Leo
Comment: Fantastic images. Extremely Sharp. Very nice composition.

Night photos are spectacular.

Thanks for sharing them in the form of some fairly nice resolutions not just thumbnails!

Keep up the great work.

I hope you add to your home page on a regular basis.







Date: Wed Feb 18 23:15:55 2004
Name: Gregg
Comment: Pure awesomeness! I love it! Thanks for the cool pictures.





Date: Tue Feb 17 00:58:58 2004
Name: Fdub
Comment: Thanks for sharing some outstanding photos. It was a real treat to view them. Fantastic!!!!!!!





Date: Sun Feb 15 17:28:24 2004
Name: Don Spencer
E-Mail: dspencer@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: what a great picture, I've driven up this road many times when I lived in Calgary, this is still one of my favorite views!





Date: Sat Feb 14 15:27:41 2004
Name: Dorrie Nelson
E-Mail: docas37@yahoo.com
Comment: The pictures are fantastic, gorgeous, lovely, beautiful, spectacular.....all of the above and more. We have a summer place at Vallecito Reservoir, just outside Durango (24 miles) to the northeast and my brother lives in Lake City,CO year around, so the Colorado pics WERE LIKE BEING HOME and seeing the sights....You did a GREAT JOB.....Thanks for sharing them on the web......

Mrs Dorrie Nelson (age 66)
Corpus Christi,Texas & Fort Worth,Texas





Date: Fri Feb 13 03:51:10 2004
Name: HTM Tops
E-Mail: tops@interconnect.nl
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Perfect pictures of Scotland, excellent compositions.
Hope to see more of them in the future (or of other parts of the U.K.).





Date: Thu Feb 12 15:44:19 2004
Name: Ken Yull
E-Mail: microbus@onetel.net.uk
Comment: A complete revelation in the capabilities of photography.

Congratulations, and thanks for a very enjoyable experience.






Date: Thu Feb 12 12:41:56 2004
Name: Brendan Hancock
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1448_IMG_1476_Skyline_Trails2.jpg
Comment: Great pictures I can look at them again and again. Keep up the good work





Date: Tue Feb 10 18:15:48 2004
Name: Lauren
E-Mail: pikachow@dartmouth.edu
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7826-Dscn7829_Waterfall.jpg
Comment: I am a college student in New Hampshire, which, while admittedly a beautiful state, in no way resembles Arlington or D.C. The galleries of familiar locations (Ballston's Harris Teeter and Silver Diner, Donaldson Run, etc) made me smile and the pictures themselves are remarkable. Thank you:)





Date: Mon Feb 9 10:35:53 2004
Name: Dan
Comment: wow, thats so wonderful images.





Date: Sun Feb 8 08:29:29 2004
Name: Wayne Jacobsen
E-Mail: wjacobsen@omm.com
Comment: Thanks very much. I finsihed my first panorama using your software and techniques. Its easier than it looks. The step by step tutorial was very helpful. The hardest part was getting the brightness of each scene to match (some clouds were moving around and the brightness was not exactly the same shot-to-shot). I eventually got there with the levels tool by making very feathered selections of the transition areas then adjusting their brightness.

Thanks again.

--Wayne





Date: Sat Feb 7 22:46:23 2004
Name: Gordon Greger
E-Mail: Gordon@rerestatesales.com
Comment: I cannot express the perfection you have achieved as eloquently as the others, but I know I shall return to this magnificent site often for inspiration and guidance.





Date: Tue Feb 3 12:13:43 2004
Name: Phil Radlick
E-Mail: pradlick@pacbell.net
Comment: Mr. Lyons, what a wonderful contribution you have made to our world of photography. Looking through your images was a pure photographic delight!

You certainly have inspired me to try your technigue. When you print your images what equipment do you prefer?

Al the best and thanks so much, Phil





Date: Sun Feb 1 07:05:43 2004
Name: John Howard
E-Mail: hoha1088@vermontel.net
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2756-IMG_2770_Mesa_Verde_Cliff_Palace.jpg
Comment: Your panaramic pictures of the 4 Corners area have blown me away! I haven't even seen the others. Thanks for taking these pictures and sharing them with us. I always look at pictures others have taken with a notion of how I can take equally good shots. You are the Master, I am not worthy!

Thanks Again!





Date: Fri Jan 30 21:36:24 2004
Name: Pam Ammond
Comment: THANKS!





Date: Fri Jan 30 00:43:17 2004
Name: Richard Young
E-Mail: mrgitzo@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2733-Pict2736_Canyonlands.jpg
Comment: For the life of me why are the photo's I'm looking at here have such a low score. There good, clean, interesting,
sharp, good color. When I see this kind of work, time spent , and all you get is a 3.5 or 4.5 from others I have to ask myself, can most of you who gave low scores do better? I would bet most can't and wish they could.

You have a right to score it like you see it but I would get my eyes checked.

This is my first time here and I know no one. So there no friends here for me to build up.

Great Photo's





Date: Wed Jan 28 01:57:34 2004
Name: John Ringloff
E-Mail: john@wrongcrowd.net
Comment: Cool shots, nifty software, I am just getting started but panos are addictive and I think your site explains why.





Date: Sun Jan 25 17:37:04 2004
Name: Mike S
E-Mail: reftech@triad.rr.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: One general comment.........think longer lenses...drop the forground. in many of the images...it doesn't add to the image. Doana Castle, for example...beautiful light..but cut out the foreground and watch the castle begin to float and become much more intersting. Just my thoughts





Date: Sun Jan 25 15:02:22 2004
Name: Stuart Lai
E-Mail: slai1@nyc.rr.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: A couple times I accidentally voted on pictures because I thought they were page numbers like in the message boards. Bet if you look at the voting distributions, you will see lots of 1's and 2's. None of these pictures I've seen come close to being a 1 or 2.

Cheers,
-stu





Date: Fri Jan 23 14:08:06 2004
Name: Earl Buck
E-Mail: eabuck@att.net
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3061-Pict3064_Double_Arch.jpg
Comment: I have been looking at these pix and find them just wonderfull. Can't realy express to you just how amazing your work is.Thankyou for letting us view your wonderfull work. I have sent this website to all my friends in many state from Maine to Ca. Thankyou again,EB





Date: Thu Jan 22 17:18:15 2004
Name: Scott Rae
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1243-IMG_1244_Capitol_Mall_Dusk.jpg
Comment: Great photos! The night photo of the Capitol could use a stronger foreground. If squirrels were nocturnal, putting one in the foreground would work. I'll have to think about it for a while.





Date: Thu Jan 22 07:21:33 2004
Name: Rilo Naumann
E-Mail: rilo.naumann@sap.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Factory Butte and Prarie Dogs 3890-93.jpg
Comment: Hi Max

really great fotos. I've been to colorado and some canyons, esp. bryce, and I'm really fascinated by your panorama fotos. Im just beginning to try PTAssembler and Pano Tools.
Before I made some simple digi-photo-stitching by hand with
Paintshop or Photoshop.

Thanks for your photos and tutorials !

Great work !

best regards from old Germany,
Rilo, near Heidelberg





Date: Wed Jan 21 15:09:36 2004
Name: Donald Ferguson
E-Mail: don_ferguson@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Your pictures are amazing. I lived in Scotland and never quite saw it as beautifully as you were able to capture it with you camera. I am truly in awe at your photographs. I can't say enough so I'll stop now.





Date: Tue Jan 20 21:14:24 2004
Name: Eddie S
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: Just amazing. i had to pick up my jaw from the floor more than a few times.

Eddie





Date: Tue Jan 20 08:40:40 2004
Name: Phil Freyder, Madrid (Spain)
E-Mail: pbfreyder@stunt-men.com
Comment: Some of your images are beautiful enough to leave the viewer speechless. Your devotion to nature is obvious, and I find it admirable.

As a kid I hiked, rode horses and camped in the Rocky Mountain National Park area. I don't know western Colorado, Utah or New Mexico, so your photographs are a revelation to me.

A long-time amateur photographer who used 35 mm analog SLRs and learned b & w darkroom techniques, I purchased my first digital camera--a Nikon Coolpix 5400--in September '03. Your website reminds me that I still have a great deal to learn about digital photography.

If you ever have some time and the inclination, I'd be interested in knowing who the architects are who designed some of the buildings in Arlington.

Suerte y al toro!

Phil Freyder





Date: Mon Jan 19 10:21:46 2004
Name: Bob Fleming
E-Mail: Bob.Fleming@bbsrc.ac.uk
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4364-IMG_4371_Windmill.jpg
Comment: Max,

Nice "snap" - I'm saving up right now to buy the 4 feet version!

As a Scot, I thought your photos of Scotland were excellent, you have put across a feeling that you get when you are actually up the hills - cheers,

Bob





Date: Thu Jan 15 18:05:03 2004
Name: LNR
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: Absolutely AWESOME !





Date: Mon Jan 12 16:02:29 2004
Name: MiLeS
Comment: impressive, indeed!





Date: Thu Jan 8 11:31:47 2004
Name: Brian
Comment: Absolutly wonderfull photography!!!





Date: Tue Jan 6 00:38:02 2004
Name: You bright my day
E-Mail: dragos.udrescu@jt-int.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0246-SCO_0253_Loch_Garry_Pano2.jpg
Comment: Hi!

I got the site address from a friend of mine. He's passion is digital photos (not pro thou), mine is more on 3D graphic.

I had a look to your site and I'm really impressed. You are not only a pro but also an artist. You have a good sense of artistic proven by your shots. I love the collection you exposed. I could feel the beauty in each picture and this makes me feel good.

Thank you for sharing this with us and please keep the good work.

All the best,
Dragos

PS: Even w/o sun, Scotland looks so nice! :-) You have to try new countries, some Asia and more Europe. I know great places in Romania, Switzerland, Ireland, Holland, Malaysia, China and some other. You have to try, really. Sell this, make a calendar or do something that can give you the founds needed for these trips!:-))





Date: Sun Jan 4 10:28:09 2004
Name: BOB CARTER
Comment: Just to say how much I enjoyed viewing the stunning imagesa here on Max Lyons web-site - being a U.K resident I particularly enjoyed the Scottish photographs. Super!





Date: Fri Jan 2 21:34:29 2004
Name: John Butler (jtb1)
E-Mail: jtb1@hawaii.com
Comment: This is awsume. I am challenged to try this technique to reproduce my paintings. I do my own giclee printing in a color managed workflow using an Epson 7600 printer. The initial image plays a vital role in the processes involved.
great work!
john

www.lsgdirect.com





Date: Fri Jan 2 18:51:50 2004
Name: Tony Auby, Jr.
E-Mail: tony.auby@xactec.com
Comment: This stuff is incredible. I'm a novice digital camera buff and i've only dreamed of creating work like this. Your site has inspired me. Thanks for making it available.





Date: Wed Dec 31 15:37:42 2003
Name: sarchi
Comment: this is the second link I used http://journals.tuxreports.com/lch/archives/001030.html
can't remember the first time..






Date: Wed Dec 31 15:27:14 2003
Name: sarchi
E-Mail: pch54@5117n32e.fsnet.co.uk
Comment: Your 1Gigerpixel findings are IT

Best Wishes for the New Year..





Date: Wed Dec 31 09:09:09 2003
Name: rick
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Lake Powell 4522-25.jpg
Comment: My apologies. I (without reading) clicked on the "Vote" #2 thinking it would take me to the next photo. It's a certaintly ranks higher.





Date: Tue Dec 30 13:48:42 2003
Name: Joshua F.
E-Mail: joshficksman@netzero.net
Comment: You have done a wonderful job with your pictures and web-site. Very inspirational!





Date: Sun Dec 28 18:53:17 2003
Name: Jay
E-Mail: jusus2@mindspring.com
Comment: Great website. I really like the options of viewing the images in thumbnails, due to my slow connection.
The photography is great! I recently purchased the Sony DSC-717 digital camera. I'm still an complete amateur, and I haven't fully figured out the aperture or shutter speed thing yet, but I hope to see some of my work on your site one day.

Jay






Date: Sun Dec 28 00:14:33 2003
Name: -
Last Viewed Image: sc_Dscn5781-Dscn5782_BadWater.jpg
Comment: Unbelievably fantastic, I want to taste the water.





Date: Sat Dec 27 08:05:31 2003
Name: Clemens
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1448_IMG_1476_Skyline_Trails2.jpg
Comment: i like those red windows





Date: Fri Dec 26 23:00:43 2003
Name: Peter Cole
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Absolutely spectacular images! I have just purchased a used Kodak/Nikon DCS315 and intend to take up panoramas with a vengeance. Your web site is an inspiration.





Date: Tue Dec 23 04:07:31 2003
Name: Karen Vitorio
E-Mail: cobragurl@hotmail.com
Comment: I HAVE BEEN RENDERED SPEECHLESS...





Date: Wed Dec 17 08:10:56 2003
Name: Phil Stewart
E-Mail: phil@cyberspun.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: Great work. Kudos for time and effort spent.
Thanks for posting your work.





Date: Tue Dec 16 14:16:29 2003
Name: Alan Brown
E-Mail: alan.brown@att.net
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,

First, you've given me hope for digital photography! As a large-format-lovin' guy (B&W, to boot), I was distressed after months of research to realize that print size is governed by file size and that to get reasonable sized prints from multi-megapixel images, one has to throw information away! Gag, retch, barf. I lost interest in digital at that point, but now I see possibilities.

Second, no matter how many images you stitch together or blend, or stack, the resulting image won't be interesting without a fine eye for light and color, subject and composition, behind the eyepiece. You have that fine eye. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Regards,
Alan Brown





Date: Tue Dec 16 10:32:21 2003
Name: Anne Cooper
E-Mail: cooperag@cooperis.com
Comment: Thank you for sharing your vision with the rest of us. I am particularly intrigued with the blended exposure images. The lighting is amazing and really makes you feel like you're there. As a native of Washington, DC, I am familiar with the subject matter in that gallery, and I am truly impressed. If you decide to publish a 'coffee table book', I'd want to buy it! I think the images are just beautiful, even without being printed poster size.





Date: Tue Dec 16 09:55:57 2003
Name: Very interested
E-Mail: ben.r.clingerman@lmco.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: All of these photos are excellent and although I've used Photoshop for many years I've never blended two images together as You are doing. Do You have a short tutorial on as to how You are doing this. I have many of the "How To" books and manuals on Photoshop but dumb as it may be I never thought of the proceedure or read about it. Thanks Ben





Date: Mon Dec 15 02:57:57 2003
Name: John Mullins
E-Mail: johnmull@sbcglobal.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0170-SCO_0173_Glen_Coe.jpg
Comment: Btw.

Just wanted to mention that a lot of what I read from your website makes it seem like you're an average photographer that knows how to compile images.

Just want to say that you're pictures are truly in my opinion very very good photographs, even if they were low resolution they would be awesome. The high resolution just adds that surrealness quality to it. Guess it's surreal because it's so unreal to see something that realistic when you're not there.





Date: Mon Dec 15 02:54:05 2003
Name: John Mullins
E-Mail: johnmull@sbcglobal.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0121-SCO_0126_Etive_Mor.jpg
Comment: Hey,
I love your photographs!! They're truly inspiring... must say they're the best photographs I've ever seen... so real, yet surreal.
Whenever I'm programming or writing music I'll take breaks and view the web.. and generally end up at your site...

I especially liked the road and mountains in Buachaille Etive Mor.... in Scotland.. it was just very fitting for the song I was listening to at the time...


Thanks for the pics...

John.





Date: Sat Dec 13 16:50:18 2003
Name: Simon Blears
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4196-IMG_4204_White_Rimrocks.jpg
Comment: Max,

I am in awe. Having recently been to some of the areas that you've taken images of, I can only bow in deference to your skills. Seriously. So many times I said to myself "Gee, a camera just can't take this all in". You have managed to.

I would never have though of 3x3 of 3x4 stitched images. Now that I have seen your results, even though I will probably not come close, I have a new idea to play with.

Thankyou.





Date: Sat Dec 13 14:16:45 2003
Name: Joe
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9808-Dscn9810_Athabasca_River_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: Thank you for providing a visual outlet to some of the most memorable places in this country. I'll visit this side weekly to update my screen saver and tempt my sole to once again wander this wonderland.





Date: Sat Dec 13 11:41:03 2003
Name: Adam Sikora
E-Mail: adamon@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Bryce 3594-3602.jpg
Comment: I only want to THANK YOU for making these BEAUTIFUL pictures available.
- Adam





Date: Sat Dec 13 09:45:33 2003
Name: Steve Sullivan
E-Mail: kharma2301@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: Awesome pictures





Date: Sat Dec 13 09:21:19 2003
Name: Liz in Indiana
Comment: Thank you for explaining a highly useful and wonderful process that anyone can do with a modest digital camera. My owner's manual doesn't bother to mention that this type of process is possible - although it does explain how to create panoramic images by stitching images horizontally. But I've never wanted to waste time with that, because what's the use of having a beautiful image that you don't want to enlarge and hang on the wall because of poor resolution?

So, after reading your short and simple explanations of your process and the potential results, I understand completely how to make these beautiful images - albeit with a little practice, I'm sure!

Cheers!

Liz in Indiana






Date: Sat Dec 13 05:53:45 2003
Name: Roy Beaty
E-Mail: beat0092@msn.com
Comment: Max,

Just wanted to say your pics are beautiful. I have been toying with digital photography for a year or two and recently purchased a Canon Digital Rebel. I stumbled across your photos by reading a post you made about Canon lenses. Sure glad I did. You have some of the best photos I've ever seen.





Date: Fri Dec 12 19:04:03 2003
Name: Charles Albrecht
E-Mail: charlesalbrecht@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2894-IMG_2897_Shiprock_Volcanic_Ridge.jpg
Comment: I have always been a BIG fan of Ansel Adams.

Your photos turn me on as much as his do.

And thanks for putting the gps coordinates. I've copied these as places I would definately like to visit.

How do you find all these neat places?

Your new gallery is super.

Thanks





Date: Fri Dec 12 17:39:55 2003
Name: WHowe
Comment: I think your pictures are really remarkable, even comparable to my Dad's!!!! Nicely done!!!!! Bravo!!! Enchor!!!






Date: Fri Dec 12 10:04:32 2003
Name: Hoda
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9312-Dscn9315_Vermillion_Lakes.jpg
Comment: What *fabulous* pictures!
Thank you so much for putting them on the web!





Date: Fri Dec 12 06:08:20 2003
Name: Dale Evans
E-Mail: dalee79854@direcway.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: I found your site while surfing.

Your photographs are outstanding and set a standard to strive for.

Without doubt, you are a photographer, not a snapshot taker.

~~ Dale ~~





Date: Thu Dec 11 20:28:19 2003
Name: jb3
Comment: Holy smokes! This is truly amazing artwork! Bravo, Max! I LOVE your stuff! Cheers/Namaste...





Date: Thu Dec 11 12:31:06 2003
Name: Carl
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Wow. Just... wow. Thanks for sharing these!





Date: Thu Dec 11 06:29:26 2003
Name: Glenn Partridge
E-Mail: gapfam@hotmail.com
Comment: I love your pictures! Will have to save up to buy a print.





Date: Wed Dec 10 15:23:18 2003
Name: Nathan Dedekam
E-Mail: ndedekam@rap.midco.net
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_1734-IMG_1754_Handies.jpg
Comment: I just wanted to say that I love your photos.





Date: Wed Dec 10 07:35:04 2003
Name: MALCOLM OAKES
E-Mail: eewhiz@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_PICT3625-PICT3627_awakening_Pointing.jpg
Comment: WOW! what absolutely great shots!





Date: Tue Dec 9 10:05:19 2003
Name: Joop
E-Mail: Joe_killroy@hotmail.com
Comment: Woow !!





Date: Tue Dec 9 03:50:46 2003
Name: Leonardo
E-Mail: leonardo@via-rs.net
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_0975-IMG_0983_Last_Light_Orange_Aspens.jpg
Comment: You're pics are very cool, but the voting system is terrible...

I voted 2 cause I thought it was the link to the second pic.

You have to make it clearer than now,





Date: Mon Dec 8 21:45:42 2003
Name: Roy Sebastian Jr
E-Mail: thewhale@flippinweb.com
Comment: Most beautiful pictures I have ever seen..........





Date: Mon Dec 8 14:04:33 2003
Name: Barbara Heist
E-Mail: barbaraheist@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_CRW_1433_CRW_1436_Bridges.jpg
Comment: The most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. I feel like I just took a trip to Washington DC. Thank you for sharing them on the Internet.





Date: Mon Dec 8 12:58:00 2003
Name: Tom Hardy
E-Mail: tom@jmeadco.com
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2225-IMG_2244_Ophir_Pass.jpg
Comment: From a former Partner of your father--The Condor: Consder selling screen savers. I would be a regular subscriber. Tom Hardy





Date: Sun Dec 7 16:54:50 2003
Name: Chris
E-Mail: cmatyk@webcosolutions.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4196-IMG_4204_White_Rimrocks.jpg
Comment: Pano stiching is an inredible tool especially in experienced hands like yours.
I have checked out all your pics Colorado Plateau (gorgeous) but Verillion Cliffs are outstanding (bravo job done very well).
I know those places as well but didn't get entry to Cliffs. Did you see (underground) very impressive Antelope Canyon next to the Page ?
One thing is disturbing me and maybe others as well that you are not trying escape from artifacts like electric poles etc. wich are not much enhancing (?) your photos.
Now is time for me to go for stiching - best regards from Beverly Hills Florida, Chris





Date: Sun Dec 7 13:23:05 2003
Name: Dhiren Kadivar
Comment: Max, I am wonderig if you have any plan to capture great scenes of snowstorm on east coast. Big wide photos of snow would look great, at least to me. Just asking for curiosity. Keep up your amazing work.





Date: Sun Dec 7 11:53:46 2003
Name: Mike Smith
E-Mail: mike@lsse.ca
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2187-Pict2190_Sangre_Christo.jpg
Comment: Wow, some simply amazing images.

I'm at a loss for words (a rare occasion for me) to describe. Excellent both in technical quality and in image subject/composition.

Keep pushing that envelope, I'm sure this is only the beginning of what is possible.





Date: Sat Dec 6 23:08:36 2003
Name: akradiabra
E-Mail: akradiabra@yahoo.co.uk
Comment: stumbled across your website having followed a trail of links

...... truly an uplifting spiritual extravganza ....

thankyou

:-))





Date: Sat Dec 6 12:51:50 2003
Name: earl dieta
E-Mail: cityhunter2501@hotmail.com
Comment: hi there, I have to say you take one of the ebst pictures ever. Is there any way I could get/order the pictures on bigger resolution?

thanks





Date: Sat Dec 6 08:43:17 2003
Name: KR from VA
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_3392-IMG_3395_Teepees.jpg
Comment: I've enjoyed your pictures. I have been inspired by the idea of stitching together pictures, and plan to try some myself. I'm not a great photographer (I won't quit my day job!), but I like what I do.
By the way, I think people are underrating your photographs in your galleries.





Date: Sat Dec 6 07:23:43 2003
Name: Karl Magnuson
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Ran across your site on Netsurfer Digest...AMAZING images!





Date: Sat Dec 6 06:21:32 2003
Name: Bill DiPaula
E-Mail: bill.dipaula@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT4183_4187_Stacked_Rosslyn.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,

I must say that I totally enjoyed your star shots. I especially liked #5 (I think it's the pastels in the shot. #10 was a close second. I also believe that the voting of the shots is a little misleading. For example, I believe that the score for #1 (when I was viewing 3.2) is directly related to people pressing the #2 rating thinking that it would take them to the next picture. I know that I inadvertently did - I being a first time viewer of the site. I would consider a link to voting where by all pictures are displayed on one panel. Just a suggestion.

Thanks,
Bill





Date: Sat Dec 6 04:44:48 2003
Name: beni mor
E-Mail: benimor@inter.net.il
Comment: very impressive
I have learnt a lot from your site
thanks
beni mor
Jerusalem, Israel





Date: Fri Dec 5 12:44:04 2003
Name: Don Clayden
E-Mail: canonman@blueyonder.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_3753-IMG_3761_Cottonwood_Canyon_Road.jpg
Comment: I believe this is the road where there is a warning not to use it if it has or is likely to rain. Because two years ago four of us went down this road in two 4x4's on our way to Torrey. It had not rained for days and there was no forecast of rain but half way it started to rain heavily and within a few minutes our tires became like slicks. Because we were over half way we carried on in 4 wheel drive low. It was extremely difficult even then. What surprised us was that we met and had difficulty passing a pickup towing a large boat on a trailer. But it was an experience I would not have missed.
GREAT PICTURES THANKS.





Date: Fri Dec 5 09:25:24 2003
Name: Marek Matusz
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: Outstanding. Perhaps it is time to ditch my medium format as well as large format cameras. The amount of detail is incredible and all the images are blended so perfectly.





Date: Fri Dec 5 08:40:49 2003
Name: Gomer
E-Mail: gomer@digitalsweden.se
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4519-IMG_4525_Painted_Desert_Badlands.jpg
Comment: Max!
Have been creating "normal" panos for customers since 1997
Visiting your site gives me a total new experience of the panoramaproduction.
Exelent work!
Your pictures includes lots of sand, why not take a look att some ice! www.digitalsweden.se

Best regards
Gomer





Date: Fri Dec 5 08:22:42 2003
Name: ron keller
E-Mail: kerbyron@charter.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: WOW! I just absolutely love your images. I stumbled on your website link while perusing Luminous Landscape. I have been eeking out a living as a photographer for a little over 30 years and currently work as a state government photographer in New Mexico at 'spacefame.org.' I also shoot scads of weddings and sell my landscapes through the New Mexico state government's "Art in Public Places" program. I still shoot a good deal of film, mainly 4x5" b&w, I 'went digital' about two years ago. I currently use a Canon 10D, and a Fuji S1. Love the Canon and the possibilities that digital raises. I love doing panoramas and want to do huge murals. Your software is windows based. I'm 'Mac' based. Is there any software other than that not-so-good Canon Photo Stitch stuff that I can use to make BIG ONES?

Beautiful work!





Date: Fri Dec 5 07:29:12 2003
Name: Valerie Winsor
E-Mail: vwinsor@fcicanada.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0572-SCO_0577_Near_Loch_Maree.jpg
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful photos of my homeland, Scotland.I could smell the air and feel the damp chill seeping into my bones. All those clouds were extremely familiar.

Your site is a delight and I will visit all the other locations too.





Date: Thu Dec 4 17:59:25 2003
Name: Jean
E-Mail: jsabau@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: I absolutely love your pictures of Scotland. I was also there in October of 2002, but before the snow fell. Just a breathtaking place for rejuvenating one's soul!

I am a novice photographer and relatively new with a digital camera. (Still learning how best to use it) Some of the photos I took in Scotland came out very nicely, others were, well lets just say I need more practice.

Thanks for posting such lovely pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed them!





Date: Thu Dec 4 17:09:32 2003
Name: Debbie
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: Wonderful pictures!!! It really is that beautiful, I've been there, too. Thanks











Date: Thu Dec 4 10:22:34 2003
Name: Carlos Alberto Teixeira from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
E-Mail: cat@iis.com.br
Comment: Max, unique work! Congrats and deep admiration. Best energies. -- c.a.t. (iis dot com dot br slash tilde cat)





Date: Wed Dec 3 22:12:00 2003
Name: Dmitry
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4023-IMG_4031_Rimrocks_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: >>In order to capture this image without stitching I would have needed to use a 8.5mm rectilinear lens on my camera. However, because no such lens exists for my camera, this is an "impossible" shot without stitching.

Not quite.

Canon 1Ds + Canon 14mm/f.28L would do the trick. (and one would need to correct light falloff)

It's impossible on D60 (I have one) - yes. It's impossible on 35mm DSLR cameras - no.





Date: Wed Dec 3 21:51:06 2003
Name: Grant T
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2321-Pict2329_SanJuan_Skyway.jpg
Comment: You have some truly spectacular images here. I"m curious to know if you have ever worked with film or if you are strictly a digital photographer. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.





Date: Wed Dec 3 19:02:20 2003
Name: Henry B. Zweighaft
E-Mail: henry_zweighaft@hotmail.com
Comment: Astounding! A very enjoyable couple of hours looking over your website. You're at the top of my favorites bookmark list. Many thanks!





Date: Wed Dec 3 14:53:47 2003
Name: Lachlan
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT4196_4201_Tree_Plane.jpg
Comment: Fantastic picture. :) The jet trali of light looks so good, it is such a great idea. :)





Date: Wed Dec 3 14:26:17 2003
Name: TJ Lawrence
Comment: OK, I have spent the last 8 hours or so looking and reading everything on the website. These photographs are absolutely amazing! The Korean War Memorial shot simply doesn't look real its so good ... I am absolutely stunned at the beauty of these shots! Congrats! on the Gigapixel, WOOHOO!





Date: Wed Dec 3 13:33:05 2003
Name: Rafinia
Last Viewed Image: DC_LibraryOfCongress2.jpg
Comment: Dude...I loved u r images...greatings from sweden!





Date: Wed Dec 3 13:09:31 2003
Name: Su Burrows
Last Viewed Image: DC_CRW_1433_CRW_1436_Bridges.jpg
Comment: These pictures are absolutely awesome...
speechless (which is pretty rare for me!)





Date: Wed Dec 3 10:27:52 2003
Name: gkid
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2391_IMG_2401_Badlands_Startrail.jpg
Comment: How on EARTH did you do that? All I know is, if you put together a bunch of long-exposure images, especially stars, it's going to be disjointed when stitched!





Date: Wed Dec 3 09:15:09 2003
Name: GreenSkol (from France)
Comment: I've only one thing to say : WOW !





Date: Wed Dec 3 06:45:45 2003
Name: Tyler Gingrich
Last Viewed Image: DC_Cathedral 2569-70.jpg
Comment: Wow, amazing work. The pictures are so realistic, it feels like you're seeing it "in person".

:-D





Date: Wed Dec 3 06:17:00 2003
Name: Maff
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: oops, I said Linolc Memorial and it was actually the Korean War Memorial that I was referring to.





Date: Wed Dec 3 06:14:44 2003
Name: Detlef Steuer
Comment: Hi!

I usually change my background picture ervery two years or so.
But on your site I changed a few times in just a few minuntes!

Great effort!

(The gigapixel picture is fantastic!)





Date: Wed Dec 3 05:03:53 2003
Name: Tobias Srensen
E-Mail: agassi@online.no
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_1907-IMG_1911_Cinnamon_Pass_Eastward.jpg
Comment: I must say your photos are some of the best i have seen on the net. Do you sell them in real size?





Date: Wed Dec 3 03:12:32 2003
Name: Maffu
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1247-IMG_1248_Washington_Monument_Dusk.jpg
Comment: Your images are astounding. I can't think of anything else to say that would do them justice.
Wow.





Date: Wed Dec 3 01:37:07 2003
Name: troy straszheim
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8724-Dscn8727_Whitehouse.jpg
Comment: dude, that's the coolest thing ever. Absolutely spectacular execution.





Date: Wed Dec 3 00:25:13 2003
Name: alex gong
E-Mail: westwardwind@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_CRW_1433_CRW_1436_Bridges.jpg
Comment: wow
you should be very proud of all your work
it's amazing what you have done, simply amazing!
i'm glad someone is putting their God given brains to work around here.





Date: Tue Dec 2 23:17:47 2003
Name: Albert
E-Mail: admin@armenianpages.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0378-SCO_0386_Plockton.jpg
Comment: SIMPLY WOW, I AM SO IMPRESSED, INCREDIBLE IMAGES, YOU SHOULD HAVE THESE IMAGES PRINTED AS HUGE MURALS AND DISPLAYED IN MUSEUMS.





Date: Tue Dec 2 23:03:39 2003
Name: Cap Hugho
E-Mail: bigkahuna@ridgenet.net
Comment: Spectacular images! I marvel at your ability to "see" with your camera!
-cap :-))





Date: Tue Dec 2 22:40:59 2003
Name: Kevin Hansen
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7627-Dscn7628_CinemaAndDrafthouse.jpg
Comment: Amazing Artwork!





Date: Tue Dec 2 22:39:46 2003
Name: David Hankinson
E-Mail: david@goldenhorn.ca
Last Viewed Image: fc_IMG_2873-IMG_2878_Shiprock_Through_Ridge.jpg
Comment: Even given the limitations of the Internet and computer monitors, the stupendous quality of these images is readily apparent. Not only is detail amazing, but the pictures themselves are superb. Absolutely wonderful work!





Date: Tue Dec 2 22:11:59 2003
Name: Dan S.
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Awesome photograph! You rock! Keep up the great work.





Date: Tue Dec 2 21:09:58 2003
Name: Shrut
E-Mail: shrut1@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: I would like to congratulate you for your marvellous pictures. I really enjoyed going through them! Thank you for posting them.





Date: Tue Dec 2 20:22:18 2003
Name: Andrew Hudson
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0479-SCO_0485_Loch_Torridon.jpg
Comment: Absolutely, absolutely beautiful vistas. I've always wanted to visit Scotland and now more so than ever.

- Andrew





Date: Tue Dec 2 20:05:46 2003
Name: Richard Bottoms
E-Mail: rbottoms@computerplanet.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: Good lord your stuff os amazing.





Date: Tue Dec 2 20:04:49 2003
Name: Dhiren Kadivar
Comment: Amazing pictures I have ever seen !! Great work done. Keep it up.





Date: Tue Dec 2 20:01:53 2003
Name: Sam K
Comment: Wow... these are quite wonderful! I think some of your "stacked" images are spectacular both for the way they look and the method by which you composed them. As for your gigapixel shot- that'll show those film folk what you can do with digital! I need to hit the road and find the kind of scenery you've managed to capture here... if not to take photos myself, just to see in person what you have represented so amazingly! Quite inspiring on many levels :-)





Date: Tue Dec 2 12:46:35 2003
Name: NL
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Magnificent pictures no matter what technology you use. I especially like the bridge pictures from Scotland.





Date: Mon Dec 1 13:31:57 2003
Name: Peter Eich
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9716-9724_Peyto_Lake.jpg
Comment: Doublewow, thats what the web originally was made for, thanks for puting al your grate photographs online!





Date: Thu Nov 27 16:32:10 2003
Name: cal kaschub
E-Mail: kaschubc@mindspring.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_CRW_1433_CRW_1436_Bridges.jpg
Comment: Your work has really struck a chord in me. I will study your writing as well as your work to learn to make panoramic photographs.

I have a Canon Powershot G3.

I find myself wondering why there is no pano of the Vietnam War Memorial. It is one of the most emotion stirring manmade objects I've ever seen in my 58 year life. But then, it is a memoir of the tragedies of the time of my youth. To a neophyte, as I am, it would seem to "beg" for such a treatment.

Maybe I know nothing, or at most very little, but your work would earn very high marks from me, simply for emotional stirrings that the pristine pictures evoke.

Thank you for sharing!

Cal K.





Date: Sun Nov 23 04:32:37 2003
Name: William Curtindale
E-Mail: william@wdcgraphic.com
Comment: I am over whelmed with your artistic and creative work. I have visited most if not all the sights you show in Colorado, Utah and the Canadian Rockies. I have also photographed these areas years ago but not in the same beautiful quality. There is no doubt that your sight and work has inspired me to go back and take these pictures again. I have also put an icon on my desktop to remind me to show others what you have accomplished.

THANKS very much!!!!!






Date: Sat Nov 22 17:20:10 2003
Name: J.D. Schwalm
Comment: I really enjoyed your images. I don't think some of the votes you've received from visitors is a true reflection of the quality of work. I would like to see a large print of one of the files some day just to see what they really look like. They're beautiful on my monitor but I'd like to see what it looks like on my wall. Thanks for posting them.







Date: Wed Nov 19 05:23:33 2003
Name: Mike Willi
E-Mail: mike3325@bellsouth.net
Comment: Very impressive pictures and ingenious photography work





Date: Sat Nov 15 14:32:39 2003
Name: Pierre Courtejoie
Last Viewed Image: DC_CRW_1433_CRW_1436_Bridges.jpg
Comment: Very interesting techniques, thrilling images...

But I'm sure that most of the 1st images of the galleries receive poor ratings because people might believe the rating is just an hyperlink to other pictures in the gallery...





Date: Thu Oct 23 16:07:42 2003
Name: Cecelia Hill
E-Mail: harlz@bigfoot.com
Comment: Awesome! Just awesome. You inspire me to do better and shame me because I should have been doing that. I'm starting from scratch with my photography. Spotted your website yesterday, and downloaded the software this morning. Stitched 14 photos taken at Arches National Park this summer with no problem. I'm looking forward to going out to take more photos now. Thank-you.





Date: Wed Oct 22 16:31:38 2003
Name: Rimal Patel
Comment: amazing image techniques....!





Date: Mon Oct 20 13:53:22 2003
Name: paul henshaw, north wales, uk
E-Mail: paulhenshaw1@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: Thank you for putting your fantstic photos onto the web for others to enjoy.
Looking at them has reinforced my desire to visit the canadian rockies and experience these great mountains first hand.I have climbed and hiked in the French,Swiss,and Italian alps,but none of them retain the same wildness which the rockies seem to.






Date: Sat Oct 18 15:33:55 2003
Name: Elpidio Juc
E-Mail: eljuca@ufba.br
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Fantastic photographer, technician and scientist !
Please keek the pass.





Date: Thu Oct 16 23:02:17 2003
Name: Dominick Vessia
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0345-SCO_0349_Loch_Duich_Pano.jpg
Comment: Outstanding photography you are to be commende





Date: Thu Oct 9 07:49:35 2003
Name: sara el chayeb
E-Mail: giranmo.ilub@hotmail.com
Comment: this is a great job, im really impressed by all this work..
im an egyptian architect,very much in love with photo-graphic.....living in alexandria and i must tell that U HAVE TO VISIT EGYPT as soon as u can....
its an extraordinary place ull never see something like it anywhere else....
anyway im glad that i visited your site..
hope you get to read this mail.. and if you came to egypt anytime u can contact me in: 0020123229741.





Date: Thu Oct 9 07:44:39 2003
Name: sara el chayeb
E-Mail: girnmo.ilub@hotmail.com
Comment: this is a great job, im really impressed by all this work..
im an egyptian architect,very much in love with photo-graphic.....living in alexandria and i must tell that U HAVE TO VISIT EGYPT as soon as u can....
its an extraordinary place ull never see something like it anywhere else....
anyway im glad that i visited your site..
hope you get to read this mail.. and if you came to egypt anytime u can contact me in: 0020123229741.





Date: Mon Oct 6 13:58:24 2003
Name: J. Burns
E-Mail: willie307@aol.com
Comment: Spectacular results! I enjoyed the photos, and even more since I do work with Adobe Photoshop, blending photos as well. I have done a Grand Canyon panoramic this way. Mine aren't quite as high rez as yours (usually no more than 15 meg each).
Again, a true pleasure to view! Thanks!






Date: Thu Oct 2 17:12:15 2003
Name: Richard Sheinwald
Last Viewed Image: DC_CRW_1433_CRW_1436_Bridges.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,

I am a photographer also, but I haven't tried anything liked your stitched work. Beautiful work, I really liked the bridge image.

Best regards,

Richard Sheinwald





Date: Sun Sep 28 04:00:45 2003
Name: Chuck Stark
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Max, I lived in Washington for more than thirty years and have seen a lot of photos of the place and the sites themselves, but these are exceptional. You've taken sites that are so well known as to be almost impossible to shoot without repeating a cliche and turned them into extraordinary and inviting pictures. Congrats.





Date: Sat Sep 27 16:14:12 2003
Name: virginia
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0378-SCO_0386_Plockton.jpg
Comment: what a beautiful site and sight. i have just bought my first digital camera only a mere 4 million pixels but my passion is the sky esp clouds and there wonderful patterns your site is an inspiration





Date: Fri Sep 26 04:58:45 2003
Name: Ricardo Reitmeyer
E-Mail: ricardoreitmeyer@yahoo.com
Comment: I am so impressed. Even though I've been a photographer for 20 years, you make me feel like a beginner. Your digital prowess so truely amazing, and if I could emulate a style of the type of photography to pursue, it would be yours.

Someday I would like to read your bio, and if you aren't getting rich by doing what you do, can I help? Then you can take the time to come and work/train with me on what you do. The best of luck in all you do and I can't imagine it not happening for you with what I've seen and read.

Ricardo
www.ricardoreitmeyer.com







Date: Sun Sep 14 14:31:39 2003
Name: Jim Partin
E-Mail: 1skypilot@earthlink.net
Comment: Great info! The more I learn, the more that I feel that I need to know. Really incredible images on your site.





Date: Sat Sep 13 19:39:43 2003
Name: Anil
Last Viewed Image: DC_Supreme Court Top 2487-89.jpg
Comment: Great collection of pictures

Would help others if you include equiment detail (lens fstop)







Date: Thu Sep 11 22:19:51 2003
Name: Papageno
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: The use I have for this program is combining two different exposures, like an inside shot at a window where the contrast range is beyond the camera's capabilities. I'd like to see some examples of this sort of thing....
Thank you!





Date: Wed Sep 10 11:39:47 2003
Name: Andy Greenaway
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1519-Pict1524_Yosemite_Valley.jpg
Comment: Try driving up from the valley to Glacier Point for suberb panorama of Yosemite.

Tioga pass is mega but follow on to Mono Lake for some great photo opportunities





Date: Tue Sep 9 15:25:26 2003
Name: Andy Greenaway
E-Mail: andy.greenaway@btinternet.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: Truly seminal works in the realm of digital photography.

I was fascinated by the depth of you landscape shots. Awesome

Andy G





Date: Sat Sep 6 10:13:15 2003
Name: Piotrek Bajkowski
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0571-Pict0576_Mammoth_Highway395.jpg
Comment: I grow up at the sea side and since I was a child great spaces smelled a freedom for me. I can feel it in your wonderful photographs.





Date: Sat Aug 23 12:31:59 2003
Name: Tim
E-Mail: tim@ehomeparade.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1086-IMG_1087_Supreme_Court.jpg
Comment: Max, I love your images...they're amazing.

Just a thought...

I think a lot of your votes are skewed low becuase people mistake the voting links for a way to navigate to the next image. I've done this many times myself.

Thanks!

Max's Reply: I think you may be right...I'll see if I can improve the interface.





Date: Fri Aug 22 09:12:43 2003
Name: Bob Lynch
E-Mail: rlynch@lynchmarks.com
Comment: Excellent work, I must say.

A question - if you have time to answer it -

Would you be of the opinion that the new large-plate cameras such as the Canon 1Ds and Kodak 14n are excessive "overkill" given that the stitching-and-merging technique can actually produce images at least as good, if not seemingly better?

The reason I ask is because I'm intrigued by the phenomanal resolution of the Fuji S2, a 6.5 megapixel job that has a different layout of pixels affording much closer to 9 megapixel resolution than 6.5 ; It is emminently affordable (street of $1300 or so, lens-less), uses Nikkor SLR lenses, and just seems to be a really, really good deal compared to the $7500 1Ds or $5500 14n.

I'm a geek, BTW, so working with abstract things such as the Panorama software should be no problem whatsoever. In fact, my speciality at berkeley was non-euclidian math, so this just fits right in.

I believe your answer will be "yes, the S2 is great, spend the saved money on better lenses, more of the fixed ones, and the peripherals such as a dynamite tripod, external shutter releases, and so on"

Thanks again.


Robert Lynch
1221 Sherman St.
Alameda, CA 94501
rlynch@lynchmarks.com



Max's Reply: You read my mind! That is exactly what I'd recommend. Unless, of course, you've got a lot of money to burn. In which case, why not go for the 1Ds or 14n! Also, you may find that the anything but the best lenses on these cameras will show softness at the edges of a full-frame sensor camera, but may perform very well on a small-sensor camera like the S2. And, if you are planning to stitch images together, then having soft edges in your images leads to a final mosaic with blurry patches where the images are aligned. Also, you may want to ask some of the folks in the discussion forums for their ideas as well.





Date: Fri Aug 15 21:54:23 2003
Name: Steve Solomon
E-Mail: steve@totalqualityphoto.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: Mr. Lyons, let me say that I am super-impressed with your images, and the software used to create them. I am developing a commercial photography site to sell stock images, offer information, etc., and would be honored to include a link to your site, if you like. Please email me if interested, and I'll share my web address. (I didn't want to use your guestbook as my free advertising.)
Thanks, and kudos on a beautiful and informative site!
Steve

Max's Reply: Thanks...feel free to link away.





Date: Tue Aug 5 10:59:27 2003
Name: christian
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: simply beautiful!





Date: Fri Aug 1 13:38:21 2003
Name: bernard
E-Mail: moxabe@free.fr
Comment:
Super dmo et impressionant !!

Je vais essayer defaire pareil

bernard





Date: Fri Aug 1 09:26:35 2003
Name: J. D. Eisenbac
E-Mail: jon@vt.edu
Comment: Wow! Your photographs are superb. I like them all. Do you know of any stitching software for the Mac? I am particulary interested in stitching photomicrographs together. I have just been using Photoshop and aligning them.

Again, I must say that your photos are excellent!

Max's Reply: I've never used it, but you might want to try PTMac. It is an interface for Panorama Tools, and I've heard good things about it.





Date: Fri Aug 1 06:19:05 2003
Name: Philippe Capdevielle
E-Mail: kap2@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9232-Dscn9234_Paint_Pots.jpg
Comment: magnifique, vraiment magnifique.

Philippe Capdevielle Pau (France)





Date: Sat Jul 26 10:01:21 2003
Name: Ray McLean
E-Mail: raymcl@istar.ca
Last Viewed Image: sc_Dscn5705-Dscn5708_RedRock_Canyon1.jpg
Comment: Absolutely stunning, love the depth of the picture and the detailed foreground, with the panoramic background.





Date: Fri Jul 25 10:39:04 2003
Name: sacha
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: I see why your score is so low..
People think it goes to the next image... :)





Date: Mon Jul 14 15:38:52 2003
Name: Robert Hooker
E-Mail: bobhooker@cox.net
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Max,

This is some of the finest work I have seen, film or digital.

You have done a great job.

R. Hooker





Date: Fri Jul 11 01:49:04 2003
Name: Darren Hunter
E-Mail: thehunter@xtra.co.nz
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Simply marvellous!

Well done!





Date: Thu Jul 10 01:08:51 2003
Name: Luis Fuente
Comment: Thanks for the magnificent work you do.





Date: Thu Jul 3 11:14:11 2003
Name: Richard Ryan
E-Mail: 4rwr4@gte.net
Comment: I read your comparison of the Canon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 and the 28-135IS and it confirms what I had suspected - that consumer zoom lens are not very sharp and they don't work very well with the Digital SLR's. I have a Canon 10D and I think I will stick with primes until I can afford the L lenses.
Thanks for all the work you did in the comparisons and I find your website very interesting!

Richard Ryan





Date: Mon Jun 23 18:47:17 2003
Name: Tim Hunter
E-Mail: Thunter@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_2290-IMG_2310_Alstrom_Point.jpg
Comment: The perspective on the Lake Powell shot leaves a bit to be desired. All of the rest are up to you high standards.





Date: Sat Jun 21 18:07:13 2003
Name: David Vap
E-Mail: dvap@hotmail.com
Comment: very nice work.





Date: Wed Jun 18 20:09:24 2003
Name: Rick Spehar
E-Mail: audioman3@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Lake Powell 4522-25.jpg
Comment: Cool pictures from a great place!!!





Date: Wed Jun 18 14:15:36 2003
Name: Henry
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: Your pictures are top.
Keep them comming.
Henry
The Netherlands





Date: Tue Jun 17 04:43:37 2003
Name: Dimitri
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4023-IMG_4031_Rimrocks_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: The combined sharpness, level of detail and the total absence of noise is what defines the digital age in photography. You master the technical skills very well without losing the essence of beauty. Impressive!





Date: Mon Jun 16 17:23:04 2003
Name: Bob Smith
E-Mail: Robert_A_Smith@g1.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Max on steps 2.jpg
Comment: I stumbled across your website looking for some information in google. Awesome work! Keep it up.







Date: Wed Jun 11 23:43:40 2003
Name: dave walthart
E-Mail: dwalthart2@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_4023-IMG_4031_Rimrocks_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: Your comment on 'Sunrise on Rimrocks' is not technically correct. The other way to do it would be to use an 8mm fisheye then use PTools remap function to extract the 8.5mm image (HFov around 129 deg, VFov around 109 deg). Granted the image quality and sharpness would not nearly be as good!





Date: Wed Jun 11 20:44:50 2003
Name: Tim O'Neill
E-Mail: woodwkrtim@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_3392-IMG_3395_Teepees.jpg
Comment: Max, your pictures are absolutely inspiring. I'm a novice shooter with a G2. I have some satisfying picutres, but yours are beyond great! Tim





Date: Tue Jun 10 16:46:49 2003
Name: Dan Kamp
E-Mail: djkamp@montanadsl.net
Last Viewed Image: Blend_IMG_3275_3276_Cathedral_Valley.jpg
Comment: Max-
thanks for some great examples for those of us moving into the digital arena. Much appreciated.






Date: Tue Jun 10 11:50:13 2003
Name: Pat Moravec
Comment: Breathtaking ... absolutely breathtaking. Sometime you should visit our beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota.





Date: Sun Jun 8 08:15:42 2003
Name: Mouse
E-Mail: ggd_mouse@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_CRW_1433_CRW_1436_Bridges.jpg
Comment: agrrrrr.. god dam u got cool picks :) hope i will learn to use all soft u got there. by the way what camera do u use? e mail me if u have some time. very useerful site m8 :)





Date: Sat Jun 7 03:51:52 2003
Name: Mike Schlautman
E-Mail: iketenten@homail.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2187-Pict2190_Sangre_Christo.jpg
Comment: Wow!! Thank-you very much for sharing the results of your work (and some play, I hope)! I try not to allow myself to worship men or man-made items, but if I did do that, Max Lyons and the results of his endeavers would be adored!





Date: Tue Jun 3 19:45:44 2003
Name: RAVEN
E-Mail: raven@ravensplace.co.uk
Comment: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT REALLY IS A SMASHING SITE. SOME OF THE BEST PICS OF MY HOMELAND I HAVE EVER SEEN.
TOTALLY BRILLIANT. REALLY ENJOYED GOING THROUGH HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.





Date: Sun May 25 06:10:25 2003
Name: MDB
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: Wonderful! Expecially that one with the airplane flying over.





Date: Sat May 24 09:05:23 2003
Name: JML
Comment: I am so impressed by the level of care you put into your images. This is so unusual compared to the normal crap on the web. What could be very boring stock images of DC seem exciting and fresh. Truly well done and inspiring.





Date: Thu May 22 20:32:29 2003
Name: Chuck Andrasko
E-Mail: candrask@adelphia.net
Comment: Just wanted to say that your galleries have truly inspired me. I am impressed by your technique and photographic eye. I have gone through the tutorial for PTAssembler and am trying to do some stitching on my own. Not as easy as one might think. But then you already know that.

Thanks for the wonderful site.
Chuck





Date: Thu May 22 17:10:07 2003
Name: Marian
E-Mail: mazz@mazz54.screaming.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0369-SCO_0372_Eilean_Donan_Castle_Pano.jpg
Comment: Absolutely fantastic photos, probably some of the best I have seen for Scotland. Makes me want to visit!! Great






Date: Thu May 22 12:09:54 2003
Name: Andy
E-Mail: a_008@yahoo.com
Comment: These are the best Rockies pic Ive seen yet. The detail and the wide view remind me the stunning scenes of Jasper and Banff NP. Your Scotland and Death Valley pictures are superb too. Keep them coming . . .





Date: Sun May 18 10:25:13 2003
Name: Antonio
E-Mail: tapf8@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!
read you back later in panotools!





Date: Wed May 14 00:40:24 2003
Name: Brian Leslie
E-Mail: Brian.Leslie@Boeing.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT4196_4201_Tree_Plane.jpg
Comment: Max, Your Image Stacker program yields awesome results! Too cool!





Date: Mon May 12 12:36:44 2003
Name: Harold
E-Mail: thecool@wanadoo.nl
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Dear Max

I want to complement you with your site
the pictures are a perfect touch
of your hart

it adds a lot to me
I am a poet in the netherlands
and you have inspired me

thanks for that


Harold Koelemij
the Netherlands





Date: Sat May 10 11:44:37 2003
Name: steve
E-Mail: _zulu@centrum.cz
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: i was always thinking bout blending images, but never do at least 1 :) you have perfect results, congratulation...





Date: Fri May 9 14:57:12 2003
Name: Dave Price
E-Mail: daveprice55@yahoo.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Wonderful images Max - inspirational, you are a true master of the pano!

Dave

p.s. Every time I've been to Scotland it has rained!





Date: Fri May 9 01:53:10 2003
Name: Mike Kostylev
E-Mail: mikekostylev@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0149-SCO_0154_Glen_Etive.jpg
Comment: You have fantastic panorama pictures and normal one as well!!!





Date: Thu May 8 20:07:03 2003
Name: Art Serabian
E-Mail: aserabian@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_Wave_RushHour.jpg
Comment: Max,
I find your work inspiring and, like in this image, fun. Thank you for sharing your pictures. BTW, the addition of the technical data is really appreciated.
Thanks,
Art





Date: Wed May 7 02:32:10 2003
Name: Robert Westerman
E-Mail: rwphoto@qwest.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0378-SCO_0386_Plockton.jpg
Comment: Love your work! You single-handedly inspired me to attempt panoramic imaging.
I followed the link regarding the 'palm trees' along the main road of the fishing village.
The link took me to Google.com, with many subsequent links to the village, with pictures of the alleged 'palms.'
Alas, according to these pictures, the trees in question are not palms at all, but yuccas.
I only offer this information as we have an abundance of both palms and yuccas here in Arizona, where I live.
Not wanting to burst any bubbles (after all, who knew Scotland had yuccas, which are equally associated with desert climes?)
Just personally dedicated to acceptance and dissemination of truth and reality, wherever it may be found.
-RW





Date: Tue May 6 20:48:52 2003
Name: Kim Swartz
E-Mail: snidegrrl@livejournal.com
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7612-Dscn7615_Qwest.jpg
Comment: Hello,

I was fascinated to find your image galleries, mainly at first because I just bought my first digital camera and I'm very excited to see what people are doing with theirs. Little did I know that you were taking a picture of the building where I work (Qwest in Ballston) probably right about the time I was at work. How neat!! So I thought I'd leave a hello. Thanks for publishing your gorgeous photography on the web.

Kim
http://snidegrrl.livejournal.com/





Date: Sat May 3 06:36:42 2003
Name: Jim Chamberlain
E-Mail: jim_chamberlain@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_3392-IMG_3395_Teepees.jpg
Comment: Fantastic!

I was in the Paria Canyon, Antelope Canyon ... this last fall with digital and 21/4 film camera. Permits are hard to get at the last minute, eh?

Using Photoshop to accomodate wide exposure with layers and multiple exposures.

I really like what you are doing with the stiching, I have been using Photogear software from sony for stiching, but now want to try yours.
Also have been using the Epson 2200 to try to get the feel on paper.

Moved from northern VA to Oregon and have been finding lots of great subjects to shoot.

Thanks for sharing

Jim





Date: Fri May 2 13:58:12 2003
Name: Greg Stolworthy
E-Mail: simonsays1980@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0044_PICT0067_Stacked.jpg
Comment: your images are incredible. i can't believe all the ways you created such eye candy with the images. i would like to see other stuff you creat. if you would like you can email me anytime keep up the great photography


-Greg





Date: Fri May 2 02:56:43 2003
Name: Alistair Nicholas
E-Mail: alistair.nicholas@edelman.com
Last Viewed Image: AZ_IMG_2706-IMG_2714_Coyote_Buttes.jpg
Comment: Breathtaking photos, Max. Well done.

Cheers

Alistair





Date: Thu May 1 14:25:40 2003
Name: Colin Whittle
E-Mail: colin@whittle.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_0325-IMG_0328_Korean_Memorial.jpg
Comment: Some really stunning images, I am thinking of doing panorama of the small village I live in in England. I'm sure your site will be all the help I needed.

Wonderful,

Many thanks,

Colin.





Date: Tue Apr 29 23:22:08 2003
Name: Merrill Mack
E-Mail: msmack@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_LibraryOfCongress2.jpg
Comment: Your photos are wonderful. I am new to the world of Digital Photography and I am very overwhelmed. You have mastered the medium.

Thanks for sharing





Date: Mon Apr 28 04:02:03 2003
Name: catherine
E-Mail: cath_a_young@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Max, I am planning a trip to Scotland and came across your site. The images are apsolutely breathtaking. As I have now crossed over from my canon slr to digital I am very excited about trying it out on this trip. You clearly saw a lot of sites in your short stay, do you have any recommendations of good accomodation in those areas you saw? I really appreciate any ideas. thanks :)





Date: Mon Apr 28 03:06:35 2003
Name: Bob Harrison
E-Mail: bob.harrison@bob.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0796-SCO_0799_Forth_Rail_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Max

These are by far the most beautiful pictures of scotland I have ever seen, fanatastic!

Bob Harrison





Date: Thu Apr 24 10:06:34 2003
Name: Juan F. Abal
E-Mail: jfabal@wanadoo.es
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: Not only gorgeus images, but a perfect technique and excelent photographic vison. Thank you for those images!





Date: Wed Apr 23 10:09:24 2003
Name: Fabiano Lopes
E-Mail: fabianolopes@terra.com.br
Comment: Hey Max,

Your work is outstanding, making me want to be a better photographer.

keep the excellent job!

Fabiano.





Date: Tue Apr 22 13:41:40 2003
Name: David Joiner
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3162-Pict3165_Colorado_National_Monument_Sunset.jpg
Comment: These are some of the best photos I've seen!! I love nature, especially the mountains, and these photos make me feel like I am actually there.





Date: Tue Apr 22 01:50:31 2003
Name: David A. Michael
E-Mail: dam0855@yahoo.com
Comment: The only word I can think of is "wow"!! your work is fantastic.This is what photography is ment to be.
Thanks.....





Date: Mon Apr 21 13:30:04 2003
Name: Tom
Comment: Wow! What great photographs. It was nice to see the website back online. I was getting a little worried. I just started to use your software and was ready to purchase, when the website went down.

It is nice to know it was the system and not you giving up.

Great Website, Tutorial, Software, Photos, etc.

Tom






Date: Fri Apr 11 09:23:43 2003
Name: Mark
E-Mail: m.petrash@earthlin.net
Last Viewed Image: Utah_ArchesValley1.jpg
Comment: Truly awesome photos! I've barely made it through the DC gallery and just started on the Utah gallery. I'll have to wait on the rest for when I have time to truly enjoy them. Once I get a new computer, I will download the programs and give this a try myself. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us.

Mark





Date: Thu Apr 10 18:23:52 2003
Name: David Hanson
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3061-Pict3064_Double_Arch.jpg
Comment: This (Double O arch) shows suberb artistic ability. Thank you.





Date: Wed Apr 9 01:57:40 2003
Name: Frederique Rijsdijk
E-Mail: free@isafeelin.org
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: That's some awsome photography you have there.. All my compliments!





Date: Tue Apr 8 11:34:00 2003
Name: James Aspinwall
E-Mail: jamesaspinwall2@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Cathedral Hallway 5132-35.jpg
Comment: I am very impressed by the quality of your work. The art and techniques are blended together to produce beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your work!





Date: Tue Apr 8 04:11:56 2003
Name: Chris Lacey
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Really impressive pictures of Scotland (wish I could take manage that with my camera).

P.S. Liked especially the Forth Rail Bridge





Date: Tue Apr 8 00:42:25 2003
Name: Joe Beda
Comment: Hey Max,

You've inspired me to try this stuff out myself: http://www.eightypercent.net/Archive/2003/04/08.html#a76. I plan on doing more.

BTW, what type of pano head are you using with your D60? Your homebrew solution looks like it was made for just the 990. I'm trying to construct my own as the retail spherical heads (Kaidan) are way too expensive for me.

Joe





Date: Mon Apr 7 09:07:59 2003
Name: Rich Santoro
E-Mail: rich@niaf.org
Last Viewed Image: DC_Capitol at dusk 2103-05 Print.jpg
Comment: Beautiful DC picts!!! It's funny, I came into your website from DP Review to see the image stacker software, and your pict on the page was similar to one I just shot the other day looking at Rossyln.. (http://www.pbase.com/rhsant/dc_picts_4303).. Anyway - you have some awesome photos - hopefully with some practice I can snap some great ones too!

Rich





Date: Tue Apr 1 23:48:40 2003
Name: Jan Brta
E-Mail: bh@post.cz
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0687-SCO_0693_Ballochbuie_Forest.jpg
Comment: Fantastic photos. And thanks for tutorial.





Date: Tue Apr 1 19:10:30 2003
Name: Jim Kilpatrick
E-Mail: jim6171@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: Max,

I think I finally hit upon the solution I've been looking for for weeks (maybe months). I used to be able to take lapsed-time photos with my old TTL 35mm, but was starting to think I was out of luck until I connected with your site and saw some of your photos and what software you used to create them.

Looking forward to the weekend to start experimenting again.

Thanks a bunch!!!

Jim





Date: Tue Apr 1 18:26:10 2003
Name: Chuck Wittenmeier
E-Mail: chucknamyw@msn.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: I can't tell you how much I've learned and how many ideas you've given me! I can tell you thank you very much, though. And what beautiful images.

chuck





Date: Sat Mar 29 10:44:47 2003
Name: John Richards
E-Mail: wjc.ric@tiscali.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0389-Dscn0390_Moraine_Lake.jpg
Comment: What a beautiful collection. I'm going to this area in June and you've given me a challenge to see if I can get just one photo to this standard.Thanks for sharing
John





Date: Fri Mar 28 02:12:53 2003
Name: fabienne clrier
E-Mail: fabienne.celerier@free.fr
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0405-SCO_0413_Skye_Sunset.jpg
Comment: C'est super !
Je redcouvre travers ces photos une partie du voyage que j'ai fait il y a trois ans.
Tout cela donne envie d'y retourner ...





Date: Mon Mar 24 20:56:02 2003
Name: Jim Scancella
E-Mail: jim@virtual-venues.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Pict3690-Pict3695_Key_Bridge_Afternoon.jpg
Comment: I am truly impressed, these are some of the most incredable images that I have viewed! Great work! You have just gained a new and loyal fan.
Jim





Date: Sun Mar 23 19:01:38 2003
Name: Gleb Esman
E-Mail: gleb@objectiveart.org
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0246-SCO_0253_Loch_Garry_Pano2.jpg
Comment: Your gallery, your shots, your work is amazing and inspiring to say as least!
My highest admiration and appreciation.

Gleb Esman





Date: Sat Mar 22 21:42:32 2003
Name: Art Rosch
E-Mail: artsdigiphoto@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: great star trails. I'm hoping a combination of Image Stacker
and a Canon 10D will replace my Nikon FM as my primary
constellation camera. see my images at www.artsdigitalphoto.com. Got one in Pop Photo next month.
thanks.





Date: Tue Mar 18 19:09:34 2003
Name: Dave
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Excellent! Your panoramas are superb!





Date: Fri Mar 14 17:52:30 2003
Name: Dean and Sonia
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Superb images. Thank you for the wonderful tour!!





Date: Wed Mar 12 10:50:26 2003
Name: Pat Manuel
Comment: Absolutely incredible images. I especially enjoyed the galleries of Washington, D.C. and Arlington. I lived there as a child and felt like I was back there as I viewed the pictures, they were so lifelike. How about pictures of Arlington National Cemetary and the Vietnam Memorial?





Date: Sat Mar 8 09:05:06 2003
Name: sunqiao
E-Mail: sunqiao1966@21cn.com
Last Viewed Image: Arl_IMG_1490-IMG_1492_Snow_Trees.jpg
Comment: great photo,i like it.





Date: Wed Mar 5 21:39:16 2003
Name: WA Zdaniewski
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: I did not realize (March 3) that your method of picture combination applies to current digital state of the art. In such a case your procedure makes sense, even for viewing angles less than 110 - an upper limit for common wide angle lenses. For traditional photography it would be useful primarily for fields of view > 110 (panoramas) when one needs to take several sequential shots. However I do not know why should I use some special software to this end. I simply use copy and paste functions of my computer. And I am not worried about keystoning - just level the camera. Keep the good work!

Max's Reply: Here's why you can't just cut and paste images together. You might be able to get away with it for some images under some circumstances, but it is not a general solution to merging images into mosaics or panoramas...at least, not if you are interested in truly seamless, high quality results!





Date: Tue Mar 4 04:02:37 2003
Name: Peter Paine
E-Mail: robert37p@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Max,
Gorgeous. The more so for being real, on real days in real weather, the way the places really look. I've just been through your Scotish panoramas. I'd love to have your command of technique, and capturing the moment and atmosphere. And stitching which constantly defeats me. Only negative I could think of is the jpg edge anomolies. Can't wait till jpeg200 works on standard browsers.
Must send URL to Scotish family now living in the States.
Thank you.
Peter





Date: Mon Mar 3 16:15:04 2003
Name: WA Zdaniewski
E-Mail: wieslaw1@nac.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8537-Dscn8545_National_Building_Museum.jpg
Comment: This is a beautiful shot, but it appears to me that it could be taken as single shot with a wide angle lens. Easier to do, unless I am missing something.

Max's Reply: You could take a shot like this with a single shot. However, there would be two big differences:Apart from these two limitations, then you could capture a similar image with a single shot!





Date: Mon Mar 3 02:56:32 2003
Name: Robert VanLane
E-Mail: robert@actv.ne.jp
Comment: Wonderful photos. It opened my eyes to ideas and ways to expand digital and conventional photography.
Downloaded all the software and tried to install but being computer stupid has hindered my ability to actually install it. Trying again and will read the instructions much more closely this time.
If you were to sell this like Mike Chaney does with his Qimage printing software. Could be a potential profit maker. I would gladly buy this software. And when I get it installed(fingers crossed)will be sending some money your way.





Date: Fri Feb 28 20:59:33 2003
Name: David Davis
E-Mail: david_b_davis@yahoo.com
Comment: absolutely stunning pictures...thank you for sharing.





Date: Fri Feb 28 06:42:26 2003
Name: Annemarie Kohler
E-Mail: diver@gem.co,za
Comment: The works are breathtaking! But the creator of these images is to me at least as intriguing and impressive! Your generosity in sharing and explaining your techniques should serve as a model for all those experienced photographers who are so oftent reluctant to help the up and coming ones. Indeed, if this is a case of casting your bread ( and your numerous talents) upon the waters, then may many wonderful blessings return to you. It was great to meet you Max!





Date: Fri Feb 21 20:33:48 2003
Name: Jim W.
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0427-Pict0429_Lake_Topaz.jpg
Comment: Max, your images are fantastic. They make me want to get back out in the field again, but this time with my 995 and panoramas in mind.

Thanks for sharing your images and your info on how you created them. They're a wonderful gift to your fellow photographers.





Date: Thu Feb 20 10:45:56 2003
Name: guymaga
E-Mail: job@southie.com
Comment: nice website,well done Max.Tis been done.





Date: Mon Feb 17 06:05:40 2003
Name: Bill Wang
E-Mail: wang@cambridge.oilfield.slb.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0170-SCO_0173_Glen_Coe.jpg
Comment: Max,

As I have said before, I am amazed by both your compositional photographic abilities as well as your techniques in stitching multiple images together.

I have been using PTGui as a front end for PT, but will now try your new version of PTAssembler (I tried version 1 several months ago, but couldn't get it to work).

I have a question about your blended and stiched images (e.g. Glencoe). I am a happy user of both digital blending techniques in photo shop for contrast control, and stitching techniques for higher resolution and field of view. However, I don't know how to do both in one image as you have done in Glencoe.

I can think of two ways, and I'm not sure which is better:

(1) digitally blend each frame of the panorama to get the best contrast and then stitch the frames together using PT; and

(2) stitch each panorama together using the same exposure values and then digitally blend the stitched panos.

I see problems with each method. The problem with method (1) is that the I won't be able to hide the seams since the digital blending is not exactly the same in each frame.

The problem with method (2) is how to assure that both stitched panorama are stitched exactly the same (which is needed for them to be subsequently digially blended).

Do you you use one of these methods or another method? How do you get such excellent results?

Thanks in advance!

-Bill.

Max's Reply: I use the second method that you mention...in fact, I reuse the same PTAssembler project file for my two panoramas, simply changing the names of the images before stitching the second panorama. This way, the panoramas are guaranteed to be aligned the same way.





Date: Sat Feb 15 07:41:26 2003
Name: S Phraner
E-Mail: sphraner@adelphia.net
Comment: PS... are you a programmer or photographer by trade?
Steve

Max's Reply: Programmer...at the moment!





Date: Sat Feb 15 06:52:44 2003
Name: Steve Phraner
E-Mail: sphraner@adelphia.net
Comment: Max,
Thanks for your webpages. I am just recently (last five yrs of fooling around) beginning to use digital photography, getting a little more serious, and looking toward people like you who obviously know the subject well.





Date: Fri Feb 14 06:12:12 2003
Name: Bob Lazenby
E-Mail: bob_lazenby2002@yahoo.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0687-SCO_0693_Ballochbuie_Forest.jpg
Comment: Fantastic ..





Date: Thu Feb 13 12:31:08 2003
Name: Werner
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Hello,
I am impressed by these wonderfull Panoramas.

Werner from "good'ol Germany"





Date: Wed Feb 12 03:54:21 2003
Name: victor
E-Mail: whyvictorwhy@aol.com
Comment: u are a very talented and gifted photographer. great job on the pics and many thanks for constructing such a top notch website. one thing tho, i cant DL the panoramic software u speak so highly of. is there another place i can DL it?

Max's Reply: The official Panorama Tools site is often unavailable. So, I've made a version Panorama Tools available here, and you can get PTAssembler here.





Date: Tue Feb 11 13:42:50 2003
Name: John
E-Mail: chagga@blueyonder.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0507-SCO_0515_Loch_Torridon.jpg
Comment: i loved your pictures of scotland - stunning





Date: Tue Feb 11 06:33:10 2003
Name: Juha Peltonen
E-Mail: japelton@cc.hut.fi
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Lake Powell 4522-25.jpg
Comment: Utah gallery: all pictures are stunning !! Beatiful colours
and scenery.
rgds. Juha Peltonen





Date: Mon Feb 10 20:12:32 2003
Name: Mathias Vejerslev
E-Mail: mvejerslev@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9782-Dscn9785_Icefields_Parkway_Aspens.jpg
Comment: Hi Max,

I have recently downloaded your PT mod, and I am very, very impressed with your work. I have been using Panorama Tools for some years now, primarily to correct barrel distortions and for 'odd' imaging problems. I am a big fan of Helmut Dersch.

- But I have managed to stay away from the Panorama stitching, because of the complexity.

Your mod has changed all of that.

On top of this, your images are simply amazing!! I especially like 'Aspens along Icefield Parkway' (I had to write a note in your guestbook after viewing that one), but there are many, many fantastic photos in your gallery.

As an owner of the Nikon Coolpix 995, you have inspired me to use photo stitching to create high resolution photos. I am about to build a panorama head for my tripod, but have already had success stitching handheld photos from my image archive.

You are a very talented man. Keep up the good work, and may you collect a lot of good karma from it.

Regards

Mathias Vejerlsev
http://www.2morrow.dk/75ppi/coolpix/





Date: Fri Feb 7 19:16:26 2003
Name: Anthony
Comment: Your Images are just fantastic! You are a true artist Max, thanks for showing these beautiful Images.





Date: Sat Feb 1 00:55:43 2003
Name: walt darson
Comment: oh, and i forgot to mention that i don't think anything has ever made me as homesick for California as have your photos. breathtaking. and for me, heartwrenching.

w.d.





Date: Sat Feb 1 00:53:29 2003
Name: walt darson
Comment: your photos are amazing, sir. i've recently acquired a DiMAGE 7hi and am starting to study photography seriously. i'm about to enroll in the New York Institute of Photography; i hope when i'm done i can produce photos as impressive as yours.

thank you very much for sharing them.

regards,

walt darson





Date: Mon Jan 27 05:50:44 2003
Name: Shoester
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: What a wonderfull idea beautifully carried out. Very impressive photos.





Date: Thu Jan 23 19:20:38 2003
Name: Ernesto Santos
E-Mail: esantos@rgv.rr.com
Comment: Max,

Your images are amazing. The famous National Geographic photographer Bruce Dale is into panoramas and I have to say yours are superior. I really enjoyed your site and I can't wait to try your tools. Thanks.





Date: Thu Jan 23 16:06:15 2003
Name: Tom Hardy
E-Mail: thardy@heidrick.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2321-Pict2329_SanJuan_Skyway.jpg
Comment: A 47 mile bike race (pro and "citizens") goes by this view every Memorial Day (Durango to Silverton). It's called the Ironhorse Classic. You should do it (and drag along your Father, the Condor of Manhattan)TH





Date: Sun Jan 19 23:22:10 2003
Name: Tim Misner
Comment: This was great, Max. I've been surfing image galleries on the web--and this has the been the most visually stunning.





Date: Sun Jan 19 17:27:49 2003
Name: Tom Clark
E-Mail: w3iwi@toad.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: Don't hesitate to put a pointer in your Stacker gallery to my stuff at http://www.pbase.com/tomcat/aurora --

Tom





Date: Fri Jan 17 06:28:50 2003
Name: Luke
Comment: Excellent pictures, very good site -rare for someone to share work of this quality.

thanks.





Date: Wed Jan 15 13:13:21 2003
Name: Lars Martin
E-Mail: lmb@nethotel.dk
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0943-Pict0946_RaceTrack.jpg
Comment: If have NEVER seen so beautifull pictures as on this site.

Absolutely stunning.

Regards / Lars M





Date: Wed Jan 15 12:39:39 2003
Name: Andrei
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: Such nice ideas on using software and multiple shots of same scenery to create such beautiful pictures.

Very nice!





Date: Tue Jan 14 13:33:03 2003
Name: jen
E-Mail: ec10286@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1448_IMG_1476_Skyline_Trails2.jpg
Comment: I just purchased the Canon G2 and was wondering; should I use a 3rd party stitcher or the one with the G2 ?
Any recommendations?


Max's Reply: You should use PTAssembler! I wrote PTAssembler and I use it for all (except for a few of the older images) of the images on my site. The Canon software is quick and easy, but like most 'automagic' stitchers it fails (sometimes spectacularly badly) when presented with a less than ideal set of images. For example, you can forget about taking a panorama with the horizon anywhere except in the middle of the scene (a compositional no-no!). Forget about stitching images together where the images don't have lots of obvious features to help the program figure out how the images align (e.g. lots of featureless blue sky). Forget about being able to correct any misalignments or ghosting that remains after stitching. Forget about being able to correct for light falloff and lens distotrions. There are a lots of reasons why people who are serious about panoramic stitching and are critical of the results avoid the automagic software packaged with most digital cameras. However, if quality is a secondary consideration, and your primary concern is the software be quick and easy, then something like the Canon program may be your best choice!





Date: Sat Jan 11 21:29:24 2003
Name: Leonard
E-Mail: leonard@pruts.nl
Comment: Thanks man!
Awesome pics, in one word amazing.

Make me want to see more :)





Date: Wed Jan 8 12:40:35 2003
Name: Phil McCarty
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1323-IMG_1324_East_Side.jpg
Comment: Beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them!





Date: Tue Jan 7 17:12:20 2003
Name: Nick from DC
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT4196_4201_Tree_Plane.jpg
Comment: Excellent Photography!! I especially like the blending and stacking effects, which make each picture look stunning!!
Thanks for sharing your work with the web! They make great wallpapers!!

Nick





Date: Mon Jan 6 10:15:22 2003
Name: Armin Leitner
E-Mail: Leitner@horeca.de
Comment: My deepest respect of your photographic artwork !
Please proceed to Europe, especially Greece and France
to continue a great oeuvre.We all need your artistic understanding and performance.The only competition to you might be Jrgen Schreiber in Sri Lanka.
Armin Leitner
Hotel-Development Munich/Germany





Date: Fri Jan 3 04:20:59 2003
Name: Chris Wilkes-Ciudad
E-Mail: cbsw@bigfoot.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0345-SCO_0349_Loch_Duich_Pano.jpg
Comment: I must say that these must be the most beautiful images that I have seen in some time. I am a keen B&W photographer and specialise in Landscape, mostly in North Wales, but my breath was taken away by these superb images.

Lovely





Date: Fri Jan 3 00:35:28 2003
Name: dave raby
E-Mail: peterdavidraby@hotmail.com
Comment: Dear Max,

Not often that photography of my home area ( 300 Kms Semi-circle west centred on Aberdeen ) impresses but I really enjoyed your 'Scotland' slideshow. The Forth Bridges were on my doorstep ( Dunfermline ) as a child & you caught them perfectly.

Dave





Date: Wed Jan 1 22:19:58 2003
Name: Perry Lloyd
E-Mail: perrylloyd@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Cathedral 3.jpg
Comment: To whom it may concern,

I was wondering if I could use this image on my website. I'm running an on-line storytelling game, and one of the scenes takes place at the National Cathedral. The web-address is :

http://www.geocities.com/perrylloyd/insmvPBeM/index.html

I would certainly give credit to your site, and would be willing to make the image link directly to your site.

Thank you,
Perry Lloyd

perrylloyd@hotmail.com
http://www.geocities.com/perrylloyd/





Date: Mon Dec 30 15:53:13 2002
Name: Victor
E-Mail: vdemczuk@tpg.com.au
Last Viewed Image: DC_Max on steps 2.jpg
Comment: Ha Ha! I love it!

I have found your site very inspirational over the years(!)

I am in a bit of a photo slump at present and am using your site to get me "back out there"!

Thanks again for your inspiration!





Date: Mon Dec 30 00:20:53 2002
Name: Nelson in Seattle
Comment: The Digital Canadian Rockies fotos are spectacular!





Date: Fri Dec 27 22:28:54 2002
Name: ottavio
E-Mail: ottavio.dinale@tin.it
Comment: thanks to yours images.very interessante the use of staker.





Date: Fri Dec 27 22:27:34 2002
Name: ottavio
E-Mail: ottavio.dinale@tin.it
Comment: thanks to you foer youus images.very interessante the use of staker.





Date: Fri Dec 27 10:06:44 2002
Name: stuart phillips
E-Mail: stuart.phillips@rcn.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1554-IMG_1552_Front_Royal_Clouds3.jpg
Comment: This is a really spectacular image; I've driven along the skyline drive, once, during the day, but i have to say this is one of the best uses i've seen it put to!





Date: Mon Dec 23 11:38:14 2002
Name: Kris
E-Mail: glykrs@aol.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1307-Pict1308_General_Sherman_Tree_Height.jpg
Comment: Fantastic pictures!
I have always had problems with the right focal lenghts - film cameras and and resolution - digital cameras. You showed me what can be done using relatively low resolution camera and appropriate software. I am sure i will try to do something similar. The only problem - the panorama stiching software is no longer available.

Keep up the good work.

Kris





Date: Fri Dec 20 10:53:44 2002
Name: Denis
Comment: Max, I am blown away by these images. You do it all well: subject selection, photography, and postprocessing. I can't decide whether I like the images more or the advice/tutorials you offer which give me hope that I could someday do this.





Date: Tue Dec 17 18:35:18 2002
Name: Andy Shinosky
E-Mail: andy@shinosky.com
Last Viewed Image: sc_Dscn5823-Dscn5825_BadWater_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Wow......
I would love to take just one like these.
Incredible.





Date: Mon Dec 16 11:13:09 2002
Name: Barbara
E-Mail: bwinterson@une.edu
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9312-Dscn9315_Vermillion_Lakes.jpg
Comment: When we were here on July 4, 2001; we saw a wolf. And as Americans we thought we had skipped out on Independence day but, wouldn't you know, we were graced by the sighting of a bald eagle as well!

Your pictures are fabulous.





Date: Sun Dec 15 16:16:43 2002
Name: Jim L'Hommedieu
E-Mail: jlamadoo@fuse.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0507-SCO_0515_Loch_Torridon.jpg
Comment: I live in the middle of the USA and I really enjoyed your pictures of Scotland. "Another view of Loch Torridon...from the south" was the one that finally prompted me to leave a note.

You have not fallen into the trap of oversharpening your images yet the amount of detail and richness of tone is really superb. Photography doesn't always have to be beautiful but these images sure are!

Well done and thank you.

Lama





Date: Sun Dec 15 08:33:03 2002
Name: Sonny Poole
E-Mail: sbpoole@ptmc.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: I really liked your stacked images. What camera was used? I have a Nikon D1x and tried Stacker the other night. The end result was very noisy, I even used dark frame subtraction. I stacked 9, 30 second images. What would be the best mode to use in Stacker? Thanks, Sonny Poole

Max's Reply: Image stacker can be used to do multiple things, so there is no single 'best' mode to use...it depends on your objective. I use the 'brighten' mode for making star trail shots. Dark frame subtraction should reduce the amount of noise, but there are limits to how much noise can be eliminated. I used a minolta D7 and a Canon D60 for most of the stacked images.





Date: Sat Dec 14 14:38:16 2002
Name: Donald Neil MacDonald (Scotland)
E-Mail: donald.macdonald@care4free.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_Max on steps 2.jpg
Comment: The only thing I would argue with on this site is Kodak's maths.

As to your images, your techniques and your skill in employing them, there can be no arguement. These are wonderful images.

Glad especially to see the Scotland pics and the Canadian Rockies gallery, two places I know and love.

Keep up the good work, Max, and thanks.





Date: Fri Dec 13 06:00:54 2002
Name: Mike Chambers
E-Mail: mike@mikechambers.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Once again, Max. Your Scotland images prove that you are one of the finest digital photographers on the planet.

Bravo!

Mike
Coolpix990 group





Date: Thu Dec 12 05:44:17 2002
Name: Chris
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0170-SCO_0173_Glen_Coe.jpg
Comment: Max,
Your pictures are excellent.
Anyway your page inspired me to try adventure with panoramas and if you have a time look what I did under
your influence...:))
Still I can't figure out how to get the levels presented in your work but sooner or later I will catch you..:))

Regards,

Chris_Real

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Date: Wed Dec 11 09:05:16 2002
Name: Gordon
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1553-Pict1555_Yellow_Trees_On_Merced_River.jpg
Comment: I really like the peaceful atmosphere captured here





Date: Tue Dec 10 15:18:03 2002
Name: Jochen Schiffler
E-Mail: j_schiffler@yahoo.de
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: Breathtaking! I mean it! A couple of days ago I found your site while looking for Canon lens reviews. Today I found some time to look at your images and every single one I've seen so far completely blew me away. I have never seen images that impressive and crisp with a resolution that makes you feel standing right there on that snowy ridge or wherever a picture was taken.

How much time do you spend for a composite of maybe 3 or 4 images? Gosh, I have to learn this!

Jochen Schiffler
Cologne, Germany

Max's Reply: I usually spend anywhere from 5-60 minutes on a 4 image composite. It depends on the image.





Date: Mon Dec 9 14:24:40 2002
Name: jason liske
E-Mail: jason@redwooddesign.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1184-Pict1192_Alabama_Hills.jpg
Comment: THESE ARE SOME GREAT PICTURES!!!!

Are they all stiched together?

Jason

Max's Reply: Yes. The number of images is indicated under each picture.





Date: Thu Dec 5 18:50:51 2002
Name: Cemal Ekin
E-Mail: ekin@providence.edu
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: I admire your photography and the technique. After seeing a series of photographs onyour site, last year I visited the Bryce and Zion Canyon National Parks. They took my breath away. Your photographs are inspirational from an inspirational land

Regards.

Cemal Ekin






Date: Thu Dec 5 10:18:42 2002
Name: Steven Russell
E-Mail: stevierussell@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0081-SCO_0083_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: Max, I have to say that you have been my most inspirational figure in digital photography. I cannot believe the quality of pictures you managed to obtain in Scotland in a mere 4 days.
Steven, Scotland
http://www.pbase.com/nodfather/scottish_munros





Date: Wed Dec 4 11:04:21 2002
Name: JIm Marsh
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: I hope on your next trip you can take your camera to Ireland. JSM





Date: Tue Dec 3 14:18:13 2002
Name: Alex
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Damn that BC gallery is great... now I want to go back to Beautiful British Columbia and see it all again in person... been there and done most of the places you've been... when I think back on my trip there now 4 years ago I still have to sigh in amazement because of that absolutely gorgeous part of the world.

Greetz from Holland :-)
Alex






Date: Mon Dec 2 09:38:39 2002
Name: cauvery
E-Mail: cauverygandhi@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Hello!! I must congratulate the person who has made an initiative to put such beautiful pictures together. Well Done!!!!





Date: Sat Nov 30 07:35:47 2002
Name: Aron Gangbar
E-Mail: arongangbar@sympatico.ca
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Drive to Monument Valley 4265-68.jpg
Comment: beautiful work...not only interesting process...but great execution.
Aron.





Date: Fri Nov 29 08:33:40 2002
Name: Manuel Alves
E-Mail: Manuel_Celestino@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0246-SCO_0253_Loch_Garry_Pano2.jpg
Comment: Great Panoramas. Max Lyon you are an artist!





Date: Thu Nov 28 13:10:50 2002
Name: Bill Grey
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Factory Butte and San Rafael Desert 3885-88.jpg
Comment: All photographs absolutely superb - thanks for sharing them with me.

You have some truly lovely country out there.





Date: Wed Nov 27 10:16:54 2002
Name: Tom Dunn
E-Mail: td629@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0753-Pict0757_Sierras_From_Death_Valley_Road.jpg
Comment: These panoramas are really awesome. Good work.





Date: Tue Nov 26 16:47:30 2002
Name: Chris
E-Mail: slavezero@dmonix.net
Comment: Beautiful photos of everything! I was searching for High resolution photos of deserts, that's how I stumbled across you.

Again excellent work and a beautiful display here on the web.

Chris
www.dmonix.net





Date: Tue Nov 26 11:23:01 2002
Name: anwar
E-Mail: anwar49@btinternet.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: absoloutely awesome.
Thankyou !!!






Date: Sun Nov 24 17:08:42 2002
Name: Will Carson
E-Mail: miridium@dock.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: From the examples, I can see this would be really a useful program for me. . . If only it was written for a mac. Don't know if that's feasable for you but there's a lot of mac users that would be interested.
Will Carson





Date: Sun Nov 24 10:20:32 2002
Name: Winfried Wendt
E-Mail: Winfried@Wendt-Gummersbach.de
Last Viewed Image: DC_Pict3929-Pict3931_Masonic_Temple.jpg
Comment: Vielen Dank fr die schnen Fotos-
Many thanks for the nice fotos






Date: Sun Nov 24 10:20:26 2002
Name: Winfried Wendt
E-Mail: Winfried@Wendt-Gummersbach.de
Last Viewed Image: DC_Pict3929-Pict3931_Masonic_Temple.jpg
Comment: Vielen Dank fr die schnen Fotos-
Many thanks for the nice fotos






Date: Sun Nov 24 10:20:04 2002
Name: Winfried Wendt
E-Mail: Winfried@Wendt-Gummersbach.de
Last Viewed Image: DC_Pict3929-Pict3931_Masonic_Temple.jpg
Comment: Vielen Dank fr die schnen Fotos-
Many thanks for the nice fotos






Date: Sun Nov 24 09:56:20 2002
Name: Malcolm W Bateman
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: Max,

Superb photographs reminding us of our last holiday, and inspiring us to look forward to our next visit to "The Rockies" in 2003

Malc & Pat Bateman
England.







Date: Fri Nov 22 20:45:00 2002
Name: Alejandro
E-Mail: hyamgallery@hotmail.com
Comment: Very interesting and great resource site!!! Please visit my abstract art gallery with modern original oil paintings at www.volny.cz/hyam/





Date: Thu Nov 21 07:17:04 2002
Name: sergei meleshchuk
E-Mail: sbm005@liza-us.com
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0085-SCO_0089_SE_From_Loch_Tulla.jpg
Comment: stunnig pictures!!!





Date: Thu Nov 21 07:13:59 2002
Name: sergei meleshchuk
E-Mail: sbm005@liza-us.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Great pictures and lots of valuable, cleverly structured technical information.
I am just thinking aloud: in older days it would make sense to give the material to an editor, and they would publish a book or a broshure. Nowadays, virtually nobody spends time in bookshops - so you probably won't make much money publishing. Nevetheless, NOT from the money point of view, but just for sahring information with the other photo people, some sort of a highly visible tutorial would be nice to have.
Just thinking aloud on how to make this site more visible to the photogr. community.
Great thaks.
- sergei





Date: Wed Nov 20 10:03:16 2002
Name: Mark Vinsen
E-Mail: mvinsen@cox.net
Last Viewed Image: SCO_0786-SCO_0789_Forth_Road_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Outstanding images Max. As a transplanted Brit myself in Phoenix now) I really appreciate the scenes from "back home".
I'm curious, did you rent\borrow the D60, or have you added that to your stable? What are your impressions? I currently run the same kit as you (990 and D7), and am shopping D-SLR's too.

Thanks...
Mark





Date: Mon Nov 18 07:52:07 2002
Name: Jerry
E-Mail: Jer_Bell@msn.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Nice shots.... it appears you and I took very similar trips at different times. I was using a Mamiya RB67 & Nikon at the time. Wish I had my digital then....best of luck





Date: Sun Nov 17 14:18:01 2002
Name: eris
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: great great !!!!!





Date: Fri Nov 15 13:21:44 2002
Name: George Barr
E-Mail: george.barr@shaw.ca
Last Viewed Image: DC_Max on steps 2.jpg
Comment: Never mind the technique - I love many of your photographs - interior 2 of the washington post office is outstanding. The technique is terrific too and you have just solved a 'problem' for me. I had tried sewing pictures side by side and was somewhat disappointed in the final image size (I'm using PTMac which is almost identical to PTGUI and found that even though I am overlapping horizontally only, somehow the vertical pixel count is shrunk in the process. Anyway I wasn't sure if one could do two rows - never mind that you have done four rows of four. Who needs a Canon 1Ds that I could never ever afford. I have a Sony 707 and it makes some lovely 6X8 inch monochrome prints done with quad black and slightly larger colour prints but I wanted to go bigger - now I will.

Haven't seen all your galleries yet but sure intend to.

Thanks both for the images and the inspiration.

George Barr
Calgary





Date: Sat Nov 9 08:53:29 2002
Name: mani ram saharan
E-Mail: mani.saharan@mail.mcgill.ca
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1841-Pict1844_Yosemite_East_Access.jpg
Comment: INCREDIBLE!!! Simply, incredible. It opens new door for me to look into digital photography. Particularly, I am impressed by fusion of photographs and achieve more mega pixel results than the camera itself have. May I request delievering more knowledge on this subject.







Date: Fri Nov 8 14:52:08 2002
Name: Jay in Phoenix
Comment: Thanks for a very enjoyable site. Your techniques are fascinating.







Date: Tue Nov 5 15:09:23 2002
Name: Gina
E-Mail: gina_garcia44@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1841-Pict1844_Yosemite_East_Access.jpg
Comment: Absolutely beautiful pictures!





Date: Tue Nov 5 11:21:53 2002
Name: Allan Andersen
Comment: Very nice picture, Digital photo is taking over the world. However, for me, the most important reason is the ability to take a lot off images to a low cost and then print out those i want to keep.





Date: Mon Nov 4 14:02:26 2002
Name: Sven Rognelund
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Ahhhhh.....just beautiful......





Date: Mon Nov 4 08:15:36 2002
Name: Steven davison
E-Mail: steven_davison@jltgroup.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1841-Pict1844_Yosemite_East_Access.jpg
Comment: Fantastic memories.
Any pics of Toulumne Meadows (spelling ??).

Steve

Max's Reply: I have a few, but none that I think are particularly good! Maybe next trip...





Date: Mon Nov 4 08:05:17 2002
Name: Steven Davison
E-Mail: steven_davison@jltgroup.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0571-Pict0576_Mammoth_Highway395.jpg
Comment: Travelled extensively through the desert before moving back to UK.
Your pics really do capture the feeling of the desert.
Excellent.





Date: Sun Nov 3 16:44:22 2002
Name: mike
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Lake Powell 4522-25.jpg
Comment: awesome pictures.





Date: Sun Nov 3 00:29:23 2002
Name: Iain Bremner
E-Mail: bremner.i@xtra.co.nz
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: Max, I'm excited at the idea of stacking images. Your wonderful examples have inspired me to give it a go!
Thanks!





Date: Mon Oct 28 16:11:08 2002
Name: blah
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT4183_4187_Stacked_Rosslyn.jpg
Comment: ok, I give up
where is venus in this pic?

http://www.tawbaware.com/maxlyons/cgi-bin/image.pl?showFileName=ST_PICT4183_4187_Stacked_Rosslyn.jpg&gallery=8

Max's Reply: It is small, but you can see it just above the tallest buildings (at pixel location 474,128 from the top left). It's hard to make a planet look big with a wide angle lens!





Date: Fri Oct 25 16:24:57 2002
Name: Andrew - Germany
Comment: I seldom write into guestbooks,
but after seeing your pictures I have to !
Phantastic Work !
A great inspiration !
Thank You !





Date: Thu Oct 24 06:48:08 2002
Name: Pascal
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0427-Pict0429_Lake_Topaz.jpg
Comment: !!! Waouh !!! I like it





Date: Wed Oct 23 21:50:20 2002
Name: Joshua
E-Mail: nth_poet@yahoo.com
Comment: Those are some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. The clarity of the pictures are amazing. I can't wait to see more!





Date: Wed Oct 23 08:38:32 2002
Name: Lemos Pinto
E-Mail: lemospinto@netcabo.pt
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral1blended.jpg
Comment: Excellent image. Congratulations





Date: Wed Oct 16 06:03:33 2002
Name: Greg Smeallie ( Australia)
E-Mail: gregsmeallie@optushome.com.au
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1761-Pict1769_Mount_Dana.jpg
Comment: Excellent images! I was very impressed by the blending of the photos. Your country certainly lends itself to the panorama style of photography. Well done!





Date: Sat Oct 12 14:14:55 2002
Name: Philippa
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7532-Dscn7535_SilverDiner.jpg
Comment: I remember my grandmother used to take me here for breakfast alot- this pic really reminds me of all the good times we had with her and the rest of our large family. How do you choose what to photograph?

Max's Reply: Nothing too scientific...if something strikes me as interesting, I'll take a picture. If I have the luxury of time, I'll make a note and go back at an interesting time of day to take a picture.





Date: Sat Oct 12 14:09:52 2002
Name: Philippa
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7602-Dscn7605_BallstonWalkway.jpg
Comment: When I lived in Arlington I remember going to Ballston all the time, now that we moved away 2 years ago, I really miss it. I think your picture really captures what a saw in Ballston when I was little.





Date: Sat Oct 12 09:13:49 2002
Name: Tim
E-Mail: timprince@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1086-IMG_1087_Supreme_Court.jpg
Comment: Very nice shot, but there's a lot of pixelation in the sky. Sky color changes not blended well, wonder what causes that?

Max's Reply: I'm not sure what image you have in mind, but I spend a lot of time on the skies to get them correct. Some of my earlier images have minor problems, but I suspect that what you are seeing is one (or both) of two things: 1. JPEG compression I used to make these pictures small enough to display on the web so that people don't fall asleep while they download over a modem, and/or 2. Your monitor is not set to display 24 or 32 bit color.





Date: Sat Oct 12 06:20:17 2002
Name: Jeroen van Berlo (Holland)
E-Mail: Jeroenvanberlo@wanadoo.nl
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0943-Pict0946_RaceTrack.jpg
Comment: Impressive landscape pictures
They are really fantastic!






Date: Fri Oct 11 21:33:29 2002
Name: Dan
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn8262-Dscn8267_FreedomParkMemorial.jpg
Comment: This is an awesome site. Easied my homesickness for arlington. whitey's shot was awesome.





Date: Fri Oct 11 19:52:29 2002
Name: Trish Turliuk
E-Mail: trisht@zlens.net
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0071_PICT0100_Stacked_Big_Dipper.jpg
Comment: Wow.

Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing them.







Date: Fri Oct 11 18:02:17 2002
Name: Tony Richards
E-Mail: complex@omoi.net
Comment: Awesome gallery... Great techniques, and a fantastic eye for good shots. I will definitely be trying some of this stuff out!





Date: Thu Oct 10 09:48:56 2002
Name: Steve Combs
E-Mail: scombs@midcomp.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0372-Dscn0374_Moraine_Lake.jpg
Comment: Beautiful pictures.
I've made Moraine Lake (#27) my desktop.
Thanks





Date: Thu Oct 10 07:39:25 2002
Name: Alex MIlarakis - Greece
E-Mail: amilarakis@yahoo.gr
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0571-Pict0576_Mammoth_Highway395.jpg
Comment: Excellent Photos





Date: Wed Oct 9 17:19:39 2002
Name: Bob Sardelli
Comment: Ok, ok, ok, I'll join the fawning throng, Your pictures are awesome! Way cool! And I found the discussions very interesting. I really didn't get into photography myself until digital came along. I like the immense usability and flexibility if offers. Your pictures are the proof. I'll never go to film, especially as DP keeps getting better.

Bob





Date: Tue Oct 8 18:17:22 2002
Name: Levent
E-Mail: levjunkmail@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7499-Dscn7502_HarrisTeeter.jpg
Comment: The Harris Teeter pic is great.





Date: Mon Oct 7 19:01:39 2002
Name: Benny Tsui
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9992-Dscn0001_Medicine_Lake.jpg
Comment: I love all your pics. Good job !





Date: Sun Oct 6 08:01:33 2002
Name: Lothman
E-Mail: lothman@gmx.de
Comment: Wow Max,
I've seen a lot but that impressed me really much, I just bookmarked your page under "godfather of digital photography". I can't wait getting a digital camera and doing my own experiments.
Thanks so much for sharing, greetings from germany.
Lothar





Date: Fri Oct 4 21:57:57 2002
Name: Big Fan!
Comment: I've always LOVED star trail image photography. You're photos are all very good, and it was great to learn about the Image Stacker program, I want to try doing some photos like that myself, so it'll be a big help.





Date: Thu Oct 3 09:06:08 2002
Name: Donald Spencer
E-Mail: dspencer@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9808-Dscn9810_Athabasca_River_Sunrise.jpg
Comment: wow, great pictures, I used to live in Calgary, the shots of the Canadian Rockies are wonderful.





Date: Mon Sep 30 21:52:30 2002
Name: John McKibben
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: Really inspirational work. It is not only fascinating to view, but makes me want to further develop my own photographic skills. I have been thru each photo...and am stating to myself that I need a sperhical pan head for my D100.

Great stuff...please share new stuff soon.
John





Date: Fri Sep 27 00:11:03 2002
Name: Lennart Suurik
E-Mail: LennartSuurik@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0753-Pict0757_Sierras_From_Death_Valley_Road.jpg
Comment: Those pictures were wonderful.





Date: Thu Sep 26 12:49:19 2002
Name: christian (germany)
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2890-Pict2898_Delicate_Arch.jpg
Comment: unbelievable!

thanks for showing it on your website. im quite impressed!

best wishes,

christian





Date: Thu Sep 26 11:53:21 2002
Name: Bruce Airth
E-Mail: bruceairth@shaw.ca
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9513-Dscn9516_Lake_Louise_Chateau.jpg
Comment: Some really great photos of the Rockies here !!!





Date: Wed Sep 25 21:43:37 2002
Name: Robert Mller
E-Mail: harpozep@sarges-online.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: Inpirational! I love detail as you do. I need to start blending images in PS for the exposure latitude coverage. GREAT job! Another dpreview member from the Sony forum (Shay)does a lot of blending too.
My first digital camera which has allowed me any control and access to night /long exposures is my Sony 707. The onboard noise reduction is quite helpful.
I almost went the Minolta Route, but the 707 was had at a great price.
Where to next? I'm thinking Kodak 14MP? How about you? The detail possible with a stitch from that camera would be formidable, not to mention computer choking!
Keep up the great work. I am book marking your site if you do not mind. When people say I'm crazy I can point to others with the same dementia!

Here is one of my first night shots with the Sony. I will be stacking in the future, but this one came out ok.
http://www.steves-digicams.com/dpotd/feb2002/02082002.jpg

Best, Robert

Max's Reply: The 14 megapixel Kodak will certainly make it easier to create very large digital images...you'll need fewer images. A 200 megapixel image could be created from a 16 image mosaic (4x4) mosaic. I think this would beat 8x10 large format.





Date: Wed Sep 25 19:46:15 2002
Name: mike hide
E-Mail: mikehide@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_2311_IMG_2337_COTrails.jpg
Comment: Your eye has an uncanny ability to recognize natures beauty where others do not.

Your talent with the camera has given us the opportunity to view it as you do and now it is apparent to all.

thank you...





Date: Wed Sep 25 05:43:23 2002
Name: Bill Drummond
E-Mail: pcsketch@juno.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: Five years ago I picked up my first digital camera. Looking at your site shows me how much more there is to learn and enjoy.

Usually I find (maybe) 1 in a 100 photos I like. I found 8 in your web site. Thank you! Also your work shows how much more there is when you plan your shots.

Again, thank you,
Bill Drummond - Salem, Oregon





Date: Thu Sep 19 20:53:34 2002
Name: Louisa Murray
E-Mail: lmur8884@mail.usyd.edu.au
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9949-Dscn9953_Medicine_Lake_Streams.jpg
Comment: Hello Max,
Your pictures of Canada are amazing, they have added to my desire to one
day go to Canada and explore the beautiful country. They are inspiring
and wonderful.
Thank You
Louisa





Date: Wed Sep 18 01:06:11 2002
Name: Mark Tredgold
E-Mail: marktredgold@hotmail.com
Comment: Beautiful pictures of Moraine Lake. They bring back very happy memories of our honeymoon there in 1999. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Regards from the UK,

Mark.





Date: Tue Sep 17 22:34:53 2002
Name: Lisa
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Truely heaven on earth. Fantastic images Max. It brings back vivid memories from when we were there in 1999, and a couple of the photos are similar to my own. One day I'm sure we will be back !

Lisa
(Australia)





Date: Sun Sep 15 08:34:21 2002
Name: Bill
E-Mail: billjscott@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict2334-Pict2342_San_Juan_Mountains.jpg
Comment: You photographs are fantastic, I love them.





Date: Thu Sep 5 11:14:30 2002
Name: Ian Yates
E-Mail: ihor.geo@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_0657_IMG_0672_Route_55_Trails.jpg
Comment: Guess what I'm gonna start doing!
I bought a 10X camera for this very reason





Date: Thu Sep 5 02:22:12 2002
Name: Jay Hoinville
E-Mail: jrh@euxine.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9716-9724_Peyto_Lake.jpg
Comment: Stunning!





Date: Wed Sep 4 12:29:49 2002
Name: Natacha
E-Mail: Nat0526@hotmail.com
Comment: Max,

I'm taking a photography class and discovered your site while searching for photographs of "The Awakening" sculpture in Hains Point to share with a co-worker. I started with that one shot and was drawn in and eagerly studied each and every shot u've shared with everyone. I must say that I'm inspired and your photographs have given me some great ideas for my photography class.

Thanks for sharing your talent and being an inspiration,
Natacha





Date: Sun Sep 1 09:21:16 2002
Name: Robert Ziller
E-Mail: veltro@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0427-Pict0429_Lake_Topaz.jpg
Comment:
Max, I deeply enjoyed your spectacular images of the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite and Death Valley. Thank you for exhibiting them on the Internet!





Date: Thu Aug 29 11:02:33 2002
Name: Marisha
E-Mail: marisha20@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8537-Dscn8545_National_Building_Museum.jpg
Comment: Incredible pictures! Ive been to Washington DC, and I love it, but your pics made me remember a lot of beautiful places.
Greets from Buenos Aires!







Date: Wed Aug 28 12:00:51 2002
Name: Amelia
Last Viewed Image: Arl_Dscn7499-Dscn7502_HarrisTeeter.jpg
Comment: I just moved to the area. I found this gallery and sent it to all of my friends and family to show them where I live.





Date: Fri Aug 23 15:02:31 2002
Name: Llewellyn Ashdown
E-Mail: llew@lucris.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Factory Butte and Prarie Dogs 3890-93.jpg
Comment: The most amazing digital camera work I have ever seen.
I have just bought a 'DIMAGE 7i' (I live in Brisbane Australia)and if I could ever put together even one near as good as any one of these, someteme in my life, I would be very happy.
Very Very Impressive.






Date: Sat Aug 17 20:20:37 2002
Name: Patty Kennedy
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: You take absolutely fabulous photographs! Thank you for sharing one of Canada's jewels online! This is a great reminder of our recent holiday!

Thank you,
~~Patty





Date: Fri Aug 16 12:10:07 2002
Name: John Doe
E-Mail: john@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_1430_IMG_1446_Skyline_Trails1.jpg
Comment: good photos!





Date: Thu Aug 15 04:00:27 2002
Name: Brian Cartwright
E-Mail: cartwright@goskop.co.uk
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Stunning pictures.
Your expertise is most impressive.
Well done!






Date: Thu Aug 15 03:55:13 2002
Name: Dani Fuchs
E-Mail: dani.fuchs@diallery.com
Comment: Super!!! I use PanoTools to, but only used them to stich 360-panos (www.diallery.com/nature/info_waldisee). Very good idea to use them to get more pixels out of a digital camera. Thanks for sharing your work.

Daniel





Date: Wed Aug 14 15:52:57 2002
Name: John Myrstad
Last Viewed Image: ST_IMG_0657_IMG_0672_Route_55_Trails.jpg
Comment: Hi Max.

I really liked the capabilities of your stacker.
Have you tried to do night panoramas with multiple exposures and stacker ? Would it work ?

I guess a 2/3-shot fisheye approach might work ?

John

Max's Reply: I've been planning to do this and I'm pretty sure it will work...I hope to try it soon. The only problem I see is that the stars in different images may appear to be in incorrect positions relative to other images. I doubt that anyone except astronomers would notice, however!





Date: Mon Aug 12 11:40:00 2002
Name: Judy Howle
Comment: I enjoyed seeing ALL of your images. The shots from Canada are really spectacular! Thanks for sharing them.





Date: Sun Aug 11 00:01:47 2002
Name: Remus Koos
E-Mail: remuskoos@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: Amazing stuff ... just amazing ... nothing else to say ...
Thanks for sharing ... and thanks for making PTAssembler available ...

rk





Date: Fri Aug 9 00:59:43 2002
Name: Fabrice B.
E-Mail: fabriceb49@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1554-IMG_1552_Front_Royal_Clouds3.jpg
Comment: Very very nice shots !
I found some of them awesome !
You really have an 'art talent' and very good photo technical skills.

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your work.

Fabrice B. (France)





Date: Thu Aug 8 16:01:29 2002
Name: John Krout
E-Mail: jkrout@alum.mit.edu
Last Viewed Image: DC_PICT3349-PICT3354_Memorial_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Hi. Great work. You've got a good eye for buildings, especially those expansive interiors.

I've lived here all my life and never visited maybe 20% of the places you depict. I will definitely pursue the Building Museum.

The "steps behind the Lincoln Memorial" are known as Watergate. The building took its name from the nearby steps. In the 50s and early 60s, the Watergate steps were a theatre. I remember attending some sort of comedy play there, on a stage jutting into the river I think. Or maybe on a barge.

I ordered a Canon D-60 kit recently. Hope I can do something as impressive as your stuff.





Date: Thu Aug 8 06:51:07 2002
Name: Matthew
Last Viewed Image: DC_Capitol at dusk 2103-05 Print.jpg
Comment: Images look great! I especially like the one of the Supreme Court. Superb!





Date: Thu Aug 8 04:40:52 2002
Name: RAFFI KIRBI
E-Mail: raffi@colba.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1086-IMG_1087_Supreme_Court.jpg
Comment: VERY NICE! AMAZING THE QAULITY IS SUPERB, I JUST GOT MINE TWO DAYS AGO AFTER A MONTH WAIT,I JUST WANT TO ASK SOMEONE WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST FLASH CARDS TO USE,I AM USING SANDISK ULTRAS IS IT A GOOD CARDS OR IS THERE ANY OTHERS THAT WOULD BE FAR BETTER! ...AS A FIRST TIME DIGITAL USER.





Date: Wed Aug 7 21:15:18 2002
Name: Will Long
E-Mail: long_will@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Cathedral 3.jpg
Comment: Beautiful images Max. Informative. I'm just now purchasing a digital camera (D30 Canon), primarily to proof setups for high speed, stop action shots, and to image products I will be selling on the net. Seeing your photos suggests more potential!





Date: Wed Aug 7 07:37:26 2002
Name: Shannon
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8537-Dscn8545_National_Building_Museum.jpg
Comment: Although not a photographer myself, your unique perspective left me feeling like I had actually visited each location! (and itching to try panarama tools) Keep up the good work!





Date: Tue Aug 6 04:05:43 2002
Name: mike horvat
Last Viewed Image: DC_IMG_1147-IMG_1152_Botanical_Gardens.jpg
Comment: Really nice work. Perfect stich of images. Grettings from Slowenia.





Date: Sat Aug 3 15:42:19 2002
Name: Ryan Cross
E-Mail: details_for_victory@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: Very Nice. Orgasmic





Date: Sat Aug 3 14:48:05 2002
Name: Dick and Carolyn Lalley
E-Mail: papa@charleston.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8537-Dscn8545_National_Building_Museum.jpg
Comment: Max: my wife and I were mesmerized watching your pictures. it is sort of like watching someone hit a 300 yard drive right in the middle of a dog leg. Of course you had two clones to help you.

We grew up in Baltimore, and my father worked in DC so we know many of the sites well. you really have a fine talent.

I have just purchased a D60 with 28-70 and 70-200 f2.8 L lenses and would love to be able to bring back from South Africa some suitabe pictures for stiching. Can you offer any suggestions? Where may I obtain the panarama program you used, and does it have good tutorials?

thanks for sharing your masterpieces.





Max's Reply: Make sure you use the same exposure and white-balance settings for all images in your panoramas. Also, make sure to move the camera as little as possible (preferably not at all) between images. The software I use is linked from my main page. My own software (PTAssembler comes with good documentation...I think it is good, I wrote it!), but Panorama Tools is not very well documented. I would be extremely happy if anyone wants to write a tutorial for PTAssembler! - Max





Date: Fri Aug 2 22:01:42 2002
Name: Khaled Alkotob
E-Mail: khaledsa@juno.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_PICT3349-PICT3354_Memorial_Bridge.jpg
Comment: Congratulations.

Very talented. As a professional photographer I have to endure every body's story about the great one that got away. Or have to look at other photographers' work, whose quality is less than what I throw in the trash can. Other times you see work, and you wish it was you who did that.

Your work my friend created a whole new category.

Admiration...
I'm starting to pick up the panoramic digital realm, and expanding on it. Your work is inspiring me to sell all the film equipment ( do you know any one who wants a 600mm f4 for a pentax 67) and go digital.

I shoot 6x6 velvia and print 40x40 prints, I call them portals because thay transport you there. Now Im looking forward to greating murals (epson 7600) and really making people feel that they are in the photo.

Ive been using an olympus E-10 for since it arives in the us (Oct, 2000)and done wonders witht it. the latest is Infrared. Keep up the beautiful work.

khaled

Max's Reply: Thanks...If I owned any, I'm not sure I'd sell all my film equipment quite yet, but digital certainly does open up some interesting possibilities! -- Max





Date: Fri Aug 2 11:34:22 2002
Name: Seb
E-Mail: lebacq_seb@hotmail.com
Comment: WON-DER-FUL





Date: Fri Aug 2 10:58:30 2002
Name: ram
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8537-Dscn8545_National_Building_Museum.jpg
Comment: extrememly beutiful images which are a joy to behold. thank you for sharing them with us- certainly shows what is possible with digital cameras these days





Date: Fri Aug 2 05:06:12 2002
Name: David Lozoya
E-Mail: lozoyad@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Pict3929-Pict3931_Masonic_Temple.jpg
Comment: Excellent work Max.

I use the Panorama Factory app for the few pans I've done. I also have the Bogen 3415 Pan head. I noticed that some were 9 images stiched together. What sort of pan head did you use for that task?

Max's Reply: I use a home-brewed solution, pieced together from some screws and plates I found at my local hardware store. Total cost was just over $1! -- Max





Date: Fri Aug 2 02:12:02 2002
Name: George
E-Mail: cat4@hongkong.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8537-Dscn8545_National_Building_Museum.jpg
Comment: Hi,

Excellent photos!! Just wonder what lens did u use? Are you using M mode for taking all these beautiful photos?



Max's Reply: I use the lens that is part of the camera (most of my images are taken with digital point-n-shoot cameras that don't offer interchangeable lenses). I use manual mode or panorama-lock if the camera offers it...so that exposure and white-balance are locked between images. -- Max





Date: Thu Aug 1 21:35:45 2002
Name: Pip
E-Mail: pips@universal-net.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8537-Dscn8545_National_Building_Museum.jpg
Comment: Wonderful work





Date: Wed Jul 31 14:35:39 2002
Name: Brian B.
E-Mail: brian@briansbackyard.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_WisconsinAndM.jpg
Comment: Awesome pictures! I enjoyed looking at them all!





Date: Wed Jul 31 10:05:06 2002
Name: Ed
E-Mail: BrittanyC@intercite.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_East Wing 1b.jpg
Comment: Cool cite





Date: Mon Jul 29 17:46:24 2002
Name: Gale (techwish)
E-Mail: techwish@excite.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1841-Pict1844_Yosemite_East_Access.jpg
Comment: ABSOLUTLY SPECTACULAR..EMMMMMM
TOOK MY BREATH AWAY..BOY WOULD I LIKE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PICTURES LIKE THAT..THANK YOU FOR SHARING :>))





Date: Mon Jul 29 12:55:45 2002
Name: Michelle Chambers
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0427-Pict0429_Lake_Topaz.jpg
Comment: WOW, amazing work!!!!






Date: Sun Jul 28 22:07:50 2002
Name: Beverly Brink
E-Mail: bevb@harthousing.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Factory Butte and Prarie Dogs 3890-93.jpg
Comment: Your pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for posting them for all to look and learn.





Date: Thu Jul 25 18:23:50 2002
Name: Mike McDonald
E-Mail: pncsmac@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Beautiful and spectacular photography! I vacationed in the Canadian Rockies in the spring of 1997, and your photographs have reminded me of how much I loved it there...thank you for sharing these!





Date: Thu Jul 25 13:18:56 2002
Name: Terri Frazier
E-Mail: terri_frazier@fanniemae.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0852-Pict0855_Eureka_Dunes.jpg
Comment: These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever viewed.

Thank you for allowing us to share in your memories.

Terri





Date: Tue Jul 23 20:41:48 2002
Name: Tim
Last Viewed Image: ST_PICT0044_PICT0067_Stacked.jpg
Comment: Nice pictures!
Can't read black text against dark brown background!





Date: Tue Jul 23 10:47:58 2002
Name: Shaun Dakin
E-Mail: sdakin@usa.net
Comment: Thanks for sharing your work. This is amazing. I just sent the link to my entire family and some friends. When is the coffee table book coming out ? :)





Date: Sun Jul 21 15:46:28 2002
Name: George Wilt
Comment: Max,

Went back to your site and found the answers to my question.

George





Date: Sun Jul 21 15:43:46 2002
Name: George Wilt
E-Mail: dongeow@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Max,

Some really excellent pictures. I prefer to travel off season, as it appears you have done frequently. What time of year did you take the snow pictures? Death Valley?

Regards,

George





Date: Fri Jul 19 07:37:59 2002
Name: BVP - Spain
Last Viewed Image: DC_National Gallery 1.jpg
Comment: Congratulations. Very nice work. Greatings





Date: Wed Jul 17 13:55:59 2002
Name: Jim Marsh
Comment: Some very fine scenes. Long live digital!





Date: Sat Jul 13 12:09:47 2002
Name: Franklin Hsu
E-Mail: hsufranklin@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9648-Dscn9651_Lake_Morraine.jpg
Comment: It's beautiful, next month I will Rocky 2nd times, maybe and hopping I can take some good photos!





Date: Fri Jul 12 15:31:27 2002
Name: Peter
E-Mail: guidryp@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Lake Powell 4522-25.jpg
Comment: Wow!

I came to see the merging techniques, but your compositions blew me away. I have been to Utah, and Arizona and have snapshots from those places, but your images give a real feel for the grandeur. And that is only looking at your gallery sized images.

You are an artist.

Peter





Date: Thu Jul 11 02:00:52 2002
Name: Noel Butcher
Last Viewed Image: DC_Pict3929-Pict3931_Masonic_Temple.jpg
Comment: I was supposed to be getting the evening meal ready. An hour and a half later I almost finished wandering around your site when I noticed the time. Gotta go!

Lovely photopgraphs and I am now intrigued with image stitching.





Date: Sat Jul 6 21:41:37 2002
Name: Roland Tcheng
E-Mail: spf39@earthlink.net
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: Inspirational!

Not just technically ingenious but you have an artistic eye for composition, color and drama.

Now I want to try to do something this good with my digital!

Thank you!





Date: Sat Jul 6 03:02:21 2002
Name: ron mcmillan
E-Mail: ron.mcmillan@ntlworld.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: Hello Max,

As a professional photographer for quite a few years, but not yet a convert to the digital domain, I have been browsing various digital-related sites, and I have to say yours is one of the most interesting and accomplished I've come across.

One over-riding impression is of how you concentrate on using the tools you have and pushing them to their limits, rather than obsessing over getting your hands on the next greatest ziga-giga nega-pixel $$ tool, the way so many other digital sorts seem to do. In amateur digital photography, just as in film photography, the fact that the photographer makes the picture, NOT the camera, is usually overlooked. Refreshingly, that is clearly not the case with your work. I LOVED the $1.14 solution to your panorama head problem!

I'm very impressed with your landscapes, particularly the Sierra Nevada series -- and almost (I said 'almost'!!) inspired enough to get out there and buy myself a compact digital camera soon.

Thanks for a great site full of useful information.


ron mcmillan
scotland





Date: Tue Jul 2 13:46:39 2002
Name: Bob Kruschwitz
E-Mail: bkruschwitz@clearsource.net
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn9864-Dscn9872_Angel_Glacier.jpg
Comment: Max Lyons,

These are wonder photographs of our favorite places in Banff and Jasper Parks. Thanks very much for sharing them.

Did you use a CP995 camera for these? I just purchased one -- my first digital camera -- and look forward to shooting some panoramas in the parks.

Yours,
Bob Kruschwitz







Date: Sat Jun 29 22:26:17 2002
Name: robert cannan
E-Mail: rgcannan@iprimus.com.au
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: excelent work





Date: Thu Jun 27 04:47:08 2002
Name: Eric Singer
E-Mail: eric@ericsingerdesigns.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3061-Pict3064_Double_Arch.jpg
Comment: The Double Arch photo is outstanding! I was particularly impressed by the sense of perspective and size it gives. It is so rare to see a photo of a natural feature like that which really captures the scale and movement of the site.





Date: Tue Jun 25 13:23:01 2002
Name: Arvind
E-Mail: acumd@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: Your images are brilliant. Whenever I try to take such pictures, I am unable to blend them properly, and I marvel at Gods creation: the human eye. But now, thanx to your images, and your explanations, I know how it's made possible. Thanx Max.







Date: Mon Jun 24 23:56:42 2002
Name: Rick Mears
E-Mail: rick.mears@juno.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_KeyBridge_Blended.jpg
Comment: Thank you so much for the great examples of
blended exposures and links to the tutorial.

This may help me solve a difficult problem
in preserving some old films.





Date: Sat Jun 22 12:34:48 2002
Name: Georges CONTOS
E-Mail: gcontos@wanadoo.fr
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0427-Pict0429_Lake_Topaz.jpg
Comment: Best digital scenics I've seen ever. Imaginative and powerful.
G





Date: Fri Jun 21 01:50:20 2002
Name: paul j. sentner
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0616-Pict0619_Last_Fall_Foliage.jpg
Comment:
I've been into photography for many moons;
my 2-yr.old digital camera is only a 1.2 mgpxel.

I've been doing 35mm print and scans >panos for awhile
earlier just physically cutting and pasting and now via
such as Paint Shop Pro & Photoshop,to meet my own needs.

I haven't yet mastered pan

I truly enjoy your images.
Thanks for making them available for viewing.

--paul--
pittsburgh, pennsylvania





Date: Thu Jun 20 08:40:51 2002
Name: LES DAVIS
E-Mail: gopimage@gte.net
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0427-Pict0429_Lake_Topaz.jpg
Comment: Max, I think you are on to something...
Seriously though, I think Mr. Adams would have been in awe!

And selfishly, I am excited to find that my D7 is capable of such
outstanding, tho nonetheless quite involved work and superb expertise.






Date: Thu Jun 20 02:43:14 2002
Name: Cocorobix
E-Mail: cocorobix@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_East Wing 1b.jpg
Comment: Congratulations

You are a real stitching-expert !!!





Date: Thu Jun 20 02:11:26 2002
Name: Chris Book - UK
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1184-Pict1192_Alabama_Hills.jpg
Comment: God! I just love looking at the pics on your site Max. Better than sex anyday!... a million thanks for all your hints and tips as well.

I will have to write to Queeny and get you an Honorary Knighthood or something for furthering the cause of digital photography... arise Sir Max...sounds good to me :--)

Chris Book





Date: Wed Jun 19 22:19:06 2002
Name: Bill de Bosch Kemper
E-Mail: billdebk@shaw.ca
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict1841-Pict1844_Yosemite_East_Access.jpg
Comment: Beautiful images of a beautiful part of the world. I really enjoyed visiting your site.






Date: Tue Jun 18 21:51:26 2002
Name: Scott Manwaring
Comment: These are by far the most breathtaking images I have seen on the web. Being from Washington state and currently living in Southern Utah, I can appreciate many of the images you have of both my homes.

You have amazing talent.

Scott





Date: Wed Jun 12 05:23:47 2002
Name: Bill Turnbull, Lexington Kentucky
E-Mail: bigbillt@aol.com
Comment: What a wonderful website. I have done many digital stitches but nothing as dramatic as yours. Your technique for exposure comtensation has intriqued me ....I can hardly wait to try it.





Date: Mon Jun 10 06:40:07 2002
Name: Nancy Sidel
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: Oops... For the record, it was the Library of Congress, not the National Cathedral... Was impressed with your ability to capture the "two levels."





Date: Mon Jun 10 06:37:09 2002
Name: Nancy Sidel
Last Viewed Image: Blend_LOC_Blended.jpg
Comment: I'm a friend of your mother's.. In response to a picture of my new granddaughter, she mentioned your website. Just super... Having spent time in Washington, I can appreciate the sites as well as the technology. Special favorites: National Cathedral & airport tower. Look forward to going through the all the locations later. So impressive.

Continued success,
Nancy Sidel





Date: Sun Jun 9 12:07:23 2002
Name: Jim Sutherland
E-Mail: jim@highviewimaging.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_PostOffice1.jpg
Comment: What an inspiration. I am awestruck with every image that I viewed. You must feel a great sense of satisfaction with your art.

BRAVO!





Date: Tue Jun 4 19:01:49 2002
Name: Charles Albrecht
E-Mail: charlesalbrecht@comcast.net
Last Viewed Image: DC_Washington Monument.jpg
Comment: Really outstanding work. I have just been sending links to your pages to a friend. Post more. I'm greedy. I check back here every so often. Thanks for sharing.





Date: Sun Jun 2 12:28:49 2002
Name: Michel
E-Mail: lefuret@netcourrier.com
Comment: Hello from France,
what a marvellous site ! Everybody should go and have a look at it. My congratulations to the photographer.
my web site of pictures :
http://www.fanaphot.com
Michel





Date: Wed May 29 15:47:17 2002
Name: Thy Yem
E-Mail: thy_y@hotmail.com
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0389-Dscn0390_Moraine_Lake.jpg
Comment: Hello,

Thank you for sharing your photos. Great pictures.





Date: Sun May 26 13:07:49 2002
Name: Pentti Somerharju
E-Mail: pentti.somerharju@welho.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0565-Pict0568_After_the_Storm.jpg
Comment: Dear Max,

Let me congratulate you for those splendid images! Your site is clearly the the best photo site I have come accross in the web Your site amply demostrates that the use of combined images really opens up very exciting new vistas for landscape and architectural photography!

Best regards,

Pentti Somerharju
Helsinki, Finland






Date: Sat May 25 20:19:38 2002
Name: Charlie
E-Mail: chas3stix@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Factory Butte and Prarie Dogs 3890-93.jpg
Comment: Max,
Your panoramas of Utah have totally blown me away!WOW!





Date: Tue May 21 16:50:31 2002
Name: Frank Best
E-Mail: fvbest@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0809-Pict0813_Eureka_Dunes.jpg
Comment: Absolutely marvelous photographs - as nice as I believe that I have seen anywhere!





Date: Mon May 20 21:40:03 2002
Name: Sonny B
Comment: Great Photos! Cant wait to see more!





Date: Wed May 8 16:05:31 2002
Name: Stefano Aldegheri - Italy
E-Mail: s.aldegheri@vivoscuola.it
Comment: This way of taking pictures is REALLY interesting! I may try something similar in the future...
You did a great job!





Date: Tue May 7 12:54:29 2002
Name: David Sykes
E-Mail: sykodelia@btinternet.com
Last Viewed Image: Blend_Cathedral2blended.jpg
Comment: A very useful technique.
Will try it tomorrow when I photograph the local (Welsh) bluebell woods and a ferny,woodland culvert with a dark interior. I guess dusk landscape shots with night-time traffic added would also be an obvious use.





Date: Fri May 3 14:56:06 2002
Name: Greg Kendall
Last Viewed Image: Utah_Lake Powell 4522-25.jpg
Comment: Fantastic Photos ... very impressive work. I am excited by what you have done here. Thanks! -Greg





Date: Thu May 2 23:54:52 2002
Name: rick decker
E-Mail: rickdecker@hawaii.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: thanks Max..nice images as usual.Keep up the good work. I have bookmarked you for our land club http://www.konacameraclub.com and my web site http://www.lightreflection.com







Date: Thu May 2 05:05:19 2002
Name: Tony Wu
E-Mail: tonywu@attbi.com
Last Viewed Image: col_Pict3182-Pict3185_Bookshelf_Cliffs_Sunset.jpg
Comment: Max,

Most gorgeous photos on the web I've seen yet! When are you publishing a book of your photos? Please put my name down for one!

Although I was a professional photographer in Colorado for 14 years, I never visited these areas. Now I am ready to go back and trek for these scenics. Truly inspiring!

Tony






Date: Wed May 1 22:14:28 2002
Name: Dan
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8936-Dscn8938_KeyBridge.jpg
Comment: Brethtaking, Thanks for sharing your work. I look forward till the electronic paper companies give us electronic wall paper so I display these works of art at 50X50





Date: Wed May 1 17:31:26 2002
Name: Tim Rucci
E-Mail: premiergrocer@yahoo.com
Last Viewed Image: Cali_Pict0753-Pict0757_Sierras_From_Death_Valley_Road.jpg
Comment: Max,

Extraordinary photos! Seeing them makes me want to visit those places.

Tim Rucci





Date: Mon Apr 29 23:45:58 2002
Name: M. C. Dobbins
Comment: One of most incredibly beautiful collection of photographs I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.





Date: Mon Apr 29 00:32:08 2002
Name: john oberrick
E-Mail: oberrick@cts.com
Last Viewed Image: DC_Dscn8936-Dscn8938_KeyBridge.jpg
Comment: I am blown away and inspired by your work... I've just recently purchased my first digital camera and was experimenting with taking several shots and stiching them together... actually quite happy with my first results until I saw what you've been able to do... I'll be back many times I'm sure. Congrats. Outstanding.

John





Date: Tue Apr 23 16:58:28 2002
Name: Frederic Morency
Last Viewed Image: Can_Dscn0269-Dscn0272_Icefields_Parkway_Mountains.jpg
Comment: Man, Your pictures are AMAZING! Makes me want to go back there (Canadian Rockies & Utah). You've got real talent.





Date: Sat Apr 20 20:37:17 2002
Name: Andy C.
Comment: Sunset Moonrise -- lucky is right: wow.





Date: Sat Apr 20 20:36:41 2002
Name: Andy C.
Comment: Green River Overlook -- inherently spectacular and artfully captured. Like the threshold effect.






Date: Sat Apr 20 20:35:55 2002
Name: andy C.
Comment: Balanced Rock -- Nice shadowing





Date: Sat Apr 20 20:35:14 2002
Name: Andy C.
Comment: Double Arch!! Yowza. Cool as s*** perspective. Grand prize winner!