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Comments on this portfolio:

Gino Tumbarello , February 15, 2005; 07:58 P.M.


tanks for comment! (ADD 4/2/2007) YOU PORTFOLIO IS VERY BEAUTIFULL!

ian green , May 31, 2006; 10:10 P.M.


Winter Details series is great
please post some more
i see you like winter and the mood of it to photograph

Marty Dekkers , August 18, 2006; 04:12 P.M.

Hi Asla, thanks for yor comments on my tulip photo. Very useful stuff! I do like your photos, B&W is my favorite! Marty

deb cloud , August 21, 2006; 11:15 A.M.

Thank you...


Thank you for commenting on my photo. I have been trying to decide what makes a good B&W image. A journey through your portfolio has helped. You have some beautiful examples of depth and contrast. I will think of your comment whenever I'm trying to compose a B&W image in the future. THANKS deb

Kent B , September 03, 2006; 06:45 A.M.

A wonderful collection of work Asla. I must say your Winterscape selection is very strong and I immediately see it in a gallery all hung large and together. Thanks for your recent comment as it has introduced me to your fine b&w technique.

Nathan Ross , September 07, 2006; 07:37 P.M.

Asla, you've got a lot of beautiful shots here. In your comment on one of my photos, you said that you don't have any experience with large format. I don't know if you personal style suits a slow, methodical approach, but I'd suggest that your imagery style appears to be perfectly suited to it.

Asla Vihervuori , September 08, 2006; 11:40 P.M.

Thank You Ian, Marty, Debra, Kent, Nathan. Glad, If my photos have enjoyed You. a s l a

Matthias Steup , September 09, 2006; 11:26 P.M.

Impressive b&w work, Asla. You have a great eye for intricate detail.

James Lineen , September 10, 2006; 12:18 P.M.

Thank You

Thank you for your comments on my photo. I don't mind about ratings- constructive criticism like you provided is the best way to improve. Regarding the foreground rock- i have to admit it snuck in without me noticing. Maybe if it was in focus it wouldn't jar so much? I particularly like you late summer detail shots, but feel unable to critique as I have never attempted that kind of photo. Thanks again, James

Gary Treadwell , September 13, 2006; 03:22 A.M.

Pure and Simple

Thanks for your comment ............... which has brought me to your excellent portfolio, once again thankyou.

Colin Calder , September 21, 2006; 03:24 A.M.


Thanks for taking the time to comment, your thoughts appreciated as is your portfolio: very nice tones in your B&W conversions. Rgds Colin

Barbara Corvino , September 30, 2006; 09:31 A.M.

Asla, thanks for your comment on my portfolio. You have beautiful b&w pictures in your portfolio.

Ciao Barbara

Keith Harper , November 07, 2006; 09:47 P.M.


Thanks for the comment. Nice portfolio. Tight shots with a great eye for detail. Simple and effective. Keith

Dimitris Mentis , November 11, 2006; 01:14 A.M.


very well done, very personal, cheers, dimitris

vikas kumar , December 03, 2006; 11:12 P.M.

Thanks for ur comments

Thanks for your very constructive comments regarding my "Freezing Christmas" contribution. Yes, I did snap at wide aperture (5.6, 1/125, ISO 100). I have cropeed the image a little, and it looks much better. Regarding removing the background details, I am not sure how to do it well. Any ideas will be appreciated.



Daniel R Tantono , December 13, 2006; 07:30 P.M.


Thank you for Your nice comment & I appreciate all Your comment - best regard Daniel

Alpo Syvänen , December 28, 2006; 04:58 P.M.

Asla, I just found your portfolio. You have an interesting collection of moody B&W images. The "Winter details" and "Winter scapes" folders deserve an special mention. Greetings from Viitasaari!


patrick love , January 02, 2007; 01:23 A.M.

Hi Asla, You've got a great eye for details. I really liked your pictures of ice.

Andrew Trask , January 05, 2007; 03:50 A.M.

Thank you very much Asla, I really appreciate your comments.

You have a really great portfolio here, intesting and unique; excellent work. It was a real pleasure to view. Regards, Andrew..

Mário Hipólito , January 05, 2007; 05:38 P.M.

Thanks for your comment. I just saw your portfolio and found such simple and efficient compositions. I?ll come back soon, for more... Happy 2007!

Mikko Aspegren , January 09, 2007; 11:53 A.M.


good portfolio Asla! ya should post more shots in here, or are ya too self-qritical ,)? really, luw yar art, i will keep coming here to check out for new stuff! voi hyvin!


Kent Draper , January 14, 2007; 08:58 P.M.


Thanks Asla for your comment on my pic. I agree with you about the other eye. Wish I had three arms and alot of super glue to hold the puppy still in available window light. I will keep working on it till I get it right. Really love black and white and your work is exceptional. Thanks again


Andrew Campbell , January 16, 2007; 11:00 P.M.

Beautiful portfolio. I like your choice of subjects.


Emmanuel Enyinwa , January 18, 2007; 01:40 A.M.

Your work reminds me of Brett Weston, Edward's son, and in my opinion, the greatest of the Westons, even though his work, of course, borrowed from his father.

Your still lifes, needless to say, are your best images.

Arun Bala , January 18, 2007; 08:53 A.M.


Thanks Asla for your kind remarks. I really dig your work. Great tones in B/Ws. Cheers -Arun

j fox , January 20, 2007; 07:01 A.M.

thank you

beautiful B/W work...Wonderful relsults from your "hobby"...obsession is my task master I also call it my hobby...Thank you so much for your comment on "Silent night"...jfox

Karthikeyan Ramanathan , January 20, 2007; 08:51 A.M.


thanks Asla for your constructive critisim. i am also intersted in knowing ur views about how that photograph could be taken. and your portfolio is cool cheers Karthik

Vinoth Kumar , January 20, 2007; 03:05 P.M.

i just stumbled upon ur portfolio.good work.i am happy that i did stumble.keep it going. regards vinoth.

J.K. York , January 29, 2007; 07:31 P.M.

beautiful winterscapes. thanks for the kind words. i enjoy all your b/w work. once again, your comments were most appriciated. take care. J.K.

Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux , February 08, 2007; 09:43 A.M.

Hi Asla,

I came to your folio following your comment on one of my shots... First let me say i really like your winter details, very graphic, along with your view of a radiator...

Now in response to your question on the reaction of people to be photographed on the street with a TLR it is very variable but mostly good. The best are people of the older generations. 40-50 have memories of their parents using them and older people have memories of themselves using them and can be surprised that they still function!

On my side I have to say being a big fan of all functioning items of a certain age I take an infinite pleasure using my Rolleiflex!

Keep the good work, Cheers


Julius Jebamony , March 14, 2007; 05:24 P.M.

Wow, a wonderful portfolio.

Antonio Da Re , April 06, 2007; 03:53 P.M.

Thanks for your comments.

Bert Reitter , June 18, 2007; 11:53 A.M.


Yours is a lovely portfolio. Can you imagine how much more beautiful it would be in colour? Nature gave us such wonderful colours and eyes to see them...why deprive yourself and me of such loveliness???Bert

Dylan Luis , July 26, 2007; 03:10 P.M.

Hi Asla

Your photographs are very distinctive. This is and excellent portfolio. Also you for visiting. I am very greatful for your comments and suggestions.
Regards - Dylan

Mishu Vass , August 01, 2007; 08:55 A.M.

Very good!

Your work is excellent, but I guess you know that by now. I love the winter details suite. Congratulations and keep the good work! Mishu

Ingrid Law , August 01, 2007; 06:43 P.M.

Great Work!

Amazing portfolio. I love all the black & white. Thanks for taking the time to comment on one of my photos.

Jacynthe Harel , August 08, 2007; 10:38 P.M.

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Hello Asla, thank you so much for your comment on my photograph of insect. You have much beautiful photographs on your portfolio, bravo! great job of a good photographer with a big talent! Jacynthe of Montreal

Danny Wilson , August 17, 2007; 09:28 P.M.

Thank you

Thank you for your comments concerning my work :)

Dennis Zanone , August 21, 2007; 12:18 P.M.


Thank you for your recent comment on my photograph. You are building a very nice portfolio. I particularly enjoy your winter details, nicely observed!


Francisco Ribeiro do Vale , August 21, 2007; 08:32 P.M.

Thanks Asla for your comments on one of my last posting. Your portifolio is beautiful. Congratulations. Regards, Chico.

Joao Pereira , August 24, 2007; 10:54 A.M.

Excellent gallery, Asla. Your compositions are truly excellent. I love your b/w. Congrats

Roberto Lamberti , August 31, 2007; 02:00 P.M.


Hi, Thanks for your kind comment on one photo of mine! You got a really interesting and beautiful portfolio.

See ya soon!


Susan Hardman , September 06, 2007; 07:55 A.M.

Hey Asla,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my photo.

Sweid Sideris , September 06, 2007; 10:02 A.M.

Refined images, with a special care about composition. Treatment of subjects, framing, and lightning are a demonstration of knowledge and artistic skills. Very interesting collection, underrated works, no doubts.

Tim James , September 10, 2007; 11:10 P.M.

Thanks for your comments. More PN patrons could take a cue from you--that comments speak louder than ratings! Excellent, unique shots in this portfolio. I'll be back again!

David Seltzer , September 11, 2007; 11:27 P.M.

Thank you!

Asla, your comment on my photo - one of my first forays in B&W - is precisely the kind of comment I hope to get. You've encouraged me to look at different elements and given me ideas about how to work with this photo that I hadn't come upon on my own.

Your body of work here is wonderful... inspiring... I'll be back!

Daniel Tomiuc , September 12, 2007; 02:31 A.M.

Thank you for Your nice comment & I appreciate Your work - best regard Daniel

Fane Spoitoru , September 13, 2007; 10:57 A.M.

You have a very special portofolio, Asla. Very different of the others on PN. Congrats! theo

JeffS L , September 14, 2007; 05:10 A.M.

En masse, you've created a stirring, very focused portfolio with a wonderful eye for detail and composition. Your B&W processing is impressive and enviable. A lovely collection.

Dave Hollander , December 15, 2007; 06:49 A.M.

I really like the photos and feel of this portfolio. The ice and frost shots are wonderful!

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2007; 01:35 P.M.

Una galeria sensacional.Felicidades Asla.

Thank you for your time and comments.Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family.

Cordial greetings -Tolo.

Pierre Villeneuve , February 26, 2008; 07:30 P.M.


Yes nature is full of wonder. frost is the same in diferent part of the world. Amazing we only have to wait and their it is for us to capture. And I must say you capture nature in a very spacial way..

regards Pierre

Devon Derksen , February 26, 2008; 09:50 P.M.

thanks for your thoughts and encouragement, asla. i'll think over your comments. you have a great set of black and whites here. i love the macro/detail work.

Cherene Kelly , March 02, 2008; 02:14 A.M.

Hi Asla

Thanks for the crit! Had a look at your portfolio, very impressive!! Hope to keep in contact. regards G & C

Carita Tuulikki , March 09, 2008; 02:47 P.M.


kyll䠯n mahtava portfolio sinulla :) kehuja joka kuvalle :)

Ion Viorel , March 23, 2008; 09:01 A.M.

You Have a very beutiful and sensitive portfolio. Regards!

Paul Coren , March 26, 2008; 11:53 A.M.

terrific use of form

Hi Asla,

Thanks for your recent critique of my photo "high school chorus" -- it definitely does mean more to me than a pair of numbers, even good ones.

Anyway, I really like your portfolio and particularly the clean, elegant sense you have of form.

all the best,

Paul Coren

Salvador Penaloza , March 26, 2008; 10:49 P.M.

Thanks !

Thanks Asla for your comment n my shot "Solo Circulos" I appreciated it , I like the version you post it, in fact I did not edit the original shot. On the other hand Felicidades for your outstanding portfolio, you have very original and interesting shots, I like them. Well amigo I will come back to see more of your work, happy shooting and regards from Mexico // Salvador

Tolo Duran , December 22, 2008; 06:32 P.M.


Gracias por haberte cruzado en mi camino y haber hecho un alto para darme tu apoyo,dedicandome un poco de tu tiempo. Que en estas fechas de paz y amor se hagan realidad tus mejores deseos. Te deseo de corazon para ti y los tuyos,una feliz Navidad y prospero 2009. Recibe un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.


Charles Knowles , January 02, 2009; 03:32 P.M.


Asla, You critiqued one of my ice images and I liked what you had to say. After reviewing your site I can see that you know what you are talking about. You have a great collection of different Ice forms. They are very inspiring and I will think of them next time I am out and see Ice crystals forming. Thanks for sharing you galleries. Charles

Bettie Coetzee , March 12, 2009; 01:39 P.M.


Asla, what a unique collection of Ice photographs ... with soul... I have to add. Nothing icy and offish about them. The speak to and from a warm heart. Thanks for your comments. Toast

Sadegh Miri , March 14, 2009; 06:23 A.M.

Hi Asla

Thanks for your time to comment my picture. You have a very interesting and impressive portfolio.Best regards

George Nowosad , March 28, 2009; 11:52 A.M.

Hi Asla,

Thanks for taking time to comment on my photo (The Hoyt Family Monument),I'm always happy to read an honest opinion. Best wishes, --George

çiğdem fesçioğlu , April 01, 2009; 05:12 P.M.

Thank you for your sweet comment:) Very good portfolio by the way..

cheers, cigdem

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2009; 03:52 P.M.


Un año mas en estas fechas tan especiales quiero desearte lo mejor para ti tus seres queridos, esperando que tus mejores deseos se hagan realidad. Gracias por tan bellos instantes que a traves de tus fotografias has compartido con todos nosotros y gracias por tu apoyo y tu tiempo.

Feliz Navidad y prospero 2010.

Un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.

Tolo Duran , January 01, 2011; 01:53 P.M.

Querido Amigo. Te deseo que pases una muy feliz Navidad en compañia de tus seres queridos y que el nuevo año que esta a punto de comenzar sea mejor que el anterior y puedas ver cumplidos tus mejores deseos.

Un afectuoso abrazo -Tolo Duran

Tolo Duran , December 26, 2011; 06:34 P.M.


Apreciado Amigo. Un año más en estas fechas tan entrañables quiero desearte una feliz Navidad a ti y a tus seres queridos, así como un año próximo lleno de inspiración, paz, amor, felicidad y puedas  ver como tus mejores deseos se hacen realidad.

Un fuerte abrazo - Tolo


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