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Comments on this portfolio:

Lauren M. - North Shore, MA , June 26, 2007; 08:24 P.M.

Hi Dick. Nice little portfolio and real interesting bio. Thanks also for your service to our great country. Are you in Southern Maine? I'm in Northern MA.

John Wilson , August 06, 2007; 11:53 P.M.

Mr. Arnold,

Very nice gallery. I especially enjoyed your bio. I look forward to your posts in the various forums as well.

Gerry Siegel (Honolulu) , September 19, 2007; 05:04 P.M.

Very pleasant work, good bio too

Dick, I found your bio interesting in that we have some things in common(A past military connection, an admiration for the New England coast too...). I hope you will include some of your face shot portraits, Dick. ( Incidentally, got to send in a 50th college reunion sqib on myself and a head and shoulders photo of the bearded mug to Cambridge, MA this month. Incidentally, -don't laugh,- I just happened to pick out your personal headshot above as a "sample" for my wife to try to emulate from behind my camera on a tripod and all set up for her to release shutter. (A reluctant helper= she,but an enthusiastic supporter of my ardent lifelong hobby.)

And... I also had a precocious granddaughter who lived with us,who had a "touch" for camera work/art and was a good model as a kid,but now she has gone off and moved to SE Pennsylvania following her own script and what all... I may be back to a few self portraits even, with my nice Nikon Coolpix on program mode and save the E-1 and lights and umbrella stuff for special occasions when I can maybe lure a model, onto my lanai cum ad hoc studio. I am a seeker of the interesting face,and Hawaii has some great "hapa" faces. Photoshop bores,but I never cared for the darkroom either, though the Navy taught me how to punch hypo when I first enlisted... Best to you in your retirement travels and shooting for fun. Gerry

Dick Arnold , September 20, 2007; 10:44 A.M.

Reply

Hi. Thanks for your comments. Using my face as a model is a recipe for disaster. I am kind of reluctant to post faces as none of these experienced people that I have been photographing would know and I am uncomfortable with that. They live all over the country. I love doing them, however. Most of them are candid without benefit of studio lights. As to the two earlier comments, as oblivious as I am, I just stumbled on them. I live in the Portsmouth area of NH. Do not do anythig for money anymore but I am very active taking mediocre pictures. After getting the 1994 and 91 Russion Velvia pictures scanned I kind of yearn for my Bronicas again. I really liked that saturated film as well as some of the Kodak 100 film. Post processing digital pics is more work than having a well exposed Velvia pic scanned as is a a good commercial scanner. Dick

Anne Hunt , March 07, 2008; 11:59 P.M.

Difficulty of being a Russian

Dear Mr. Arnold, Enjoyed viewing your photos - you capture the moment really well. Seeing the food lines in Russia makes me stop and silently thank my grandparents for emigrating to this wonderful USA. We are so fortunate to live here. I think one of the people you photographed must be a relative because she looks so much like my grandmother did and how I am beginning to look. It is the lady in the picture entitled 'Going home with some cabbage and bread'. Russians needed a lot of strength and endurance to cope with those conditions. Respectfully, Anne

Bill Tate , July 17, 2008; 11:31 P.M.

Noticed you are also Air Force mentioned in a recent comment to someone, so I decided to look over your portfolio. Nice stuff here. I love the bird shots and that nice light house with the cumulus. Many excellent photographs and like me, you are rather eclectic in your choices of what to photograph.

M Nelson , November 12, 2008; 09:52 P.M.

A SWIMMER!

Hello Dick,

I enjoyed your portfolio a lot. Especially the swimmer shots. I was a masters' swimmer, but haven't found them in Minnesota. M btw: your head was out too much on your fly. (I used to coach too.)

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco , April 15, 2009; 02:07 P.M.

hola

hola Dick nice portfolio, congratulations. eduardo

Carolyn Hodges , November 19, 2009; 09:15 P.M.

Nice portfolio

Hi Dick,

Nice job on the portfolio and I love the Bio.

Carolyn

Diane Hooper , December 29, 2009; 07:36 P.M.

Dick,

What a great portfolio - every shot is stunning! Sounds like you've had a wonderful career too! I'll be looking for more of your work.

Diane

Tommy DiGiovanni , January 22, 2010; 01:15 P.M.

Great photos. Also you give a lot of good advice in the forums. thanks

Daniel Joder , May 31, 2010; 06:44 A.M.

Read your comment on the 'photography as a solitary pursuit' thread and it kind of struck a chord with me.  I will likely take some sort of photography course at some point in the near future (I'm still a relative beginner at digital), but I find it hard to imagine setting up my tripod with a dozen others at some scenic viewpoint...I need to walk around and do my own thing.  I also noticed the USAF connection...I flew A-10s, F-16s, and, for a couple of assignments, the Tweety Bird (T-37) as an IP...in for 21 years, now retired.  I like your bird shots in your portfolio--both the fixed wing and the feathered wing types!

Ken Kartes , September 04, 2011; 11:11 A.M.

Portsmouth

Dick, nice shots, if I had know you were in Portsmouth I would have met you for coffee.

James (Jim) Johnson , December 20, 2013; 04:41 P.M.

Dick,
Its been another year already, . . . and, although my visit is short, I do wish to send You a very Merry Holiday Cheer and, wishes for a prosperous New Year!
Regards always,
Jim j.

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