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Comments on this portfolio:

Laurie Effinger - Spring Texas , August 10, 2005; 10:15 P.M.

Thank you! I've seen your beautiful pictures and I respect your opinion! (Ecspecially since it's complimentary!! haha)

I will keep practicing..It's easy when you love it!

Thanks again! Laurie

Howard Dion , September 02, 2005; 09:56 P.M.

I think you are more than an avid amature. You have the eye and a great sense of composition. Keep experimenting. Your images are unique and wonderful and say a lot about how you see the world.

Regards, Howard Dion

Parthasarathi Chakrabarti , September 11, 2005; 02:15 P.M.

Good Pictures

Beautiful pictures Laurie, I realy love these. And thank you for your comments for my picture. Please give a look for the updates in my folder.

Eran Baruch , October 05, 2005; 03:23 A.M.


First of all, great portfolio, it's very refreshing! great colors!

second, fell free to visit my portfolio any time, your appinion is very welcome!


Walter Hinterberger , October 22, 2005; 06:50 A.M.

This is a very interesting and imaginative portfolio , Laurie . You can be pleased with yourself. BTW guys, the word is AMATEUR...Cheers.

Byron Lawrence , October 31, 2005; 02:51 P.M.

Your portfolio is nice.

you have two images I really like, the guy playing guitar in the People folder and the kid sitting on the fountain in the Children folder. they both are images that tell a story and have a good sense about them. (not to say the rest don't but these I like the most)

anyway. great job! keep up the good work.

Susan Stone , November 28, 2005; 12:31 P.M.

Diversified and creative.

I certainly enjoyed a sightseeing trip through your portfolio, it's very diversified and creative. A few of my favorites; from your singles folder I really liked "Autumn Welcome II", the composition of the colored leaves and goldfish is wonderful, so well seen and exposed; in your abstract folder there was an image with no title but you had referred to it as "Adrift", a perfect description, the two complimentary colors of orange and purple with the flower centered make for a stunning image; and from the Old and Lovely folder my votes for the wagon wheels (one small suggestion, crop out the roof line), I love a Western theme in most things; and finally in your Children folder I love the spontaneous image of the two playful boys having fun getting wet. Thank you for sharing.

Brooke B , November 28, 2005; 01:00 P.M.

Your portfolio contains a wide-range of talent and creativity. You possess "the eye" and a good sense of what's needed in order to produce a good photo. I especially like the common thread found in your work: a gusto for and enjoyment of life!

Kenneth Fugate , December 30, 2005; 11:47 P.M.

Happy New Year! Thank you for all your support and comments on my photos in 2005. May 2006 be a very good year for you and your family, Best wishes from Dallas Texas

Ric Marder , December 31, 2005; 01:51 P.M.

Lovely portfolio Laurie. i especially like your abstract/fantasy folder. if you didn't get one yet... i hope santa brought you an SLR. looking forward to seeing what u do with it in '06.

Joy Kelley , February 09, 2006; 08:18 A.M.

What a wonderful and diverse gallery! Keep up the great work Laurie! How do you like your Nikon D70? I'm thinking of getting it.

Ivan Colman , February 12, 2006; 07:01 A.M.

A very impresive portfolio. I love your "use of colors". Especially your red - blue effects impresses me. Great work... looking forward for more.

Rafik Kamel , February 13, 2006; 01:42 P.M.

Nice Work!

Hi there laurie, you have a really nice diverse porfolio here, i like the colors u emphasize in your shot, good job and keep sharing with us please. Thanks for the lovely comment on my recent phto submission, welldone and best regards!

John Seward , February 23, 2006; 11:07 A.M.


I like this portfolio very much. Outstanding images. Best of luck to your Marine. John

Laurie Effinger - Spring Texas , February 24, 2006; 07:09 A.M.

Thank you John! I appreciate that you stopped in!


dean venkataramiah , February 24, 2006; 10:45 A.M.

Hey Laurie,

Dean here - I am very impressed with your entire portfolio. What surprises me is that I had no idea that you were so inclined. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

Laurie Effinger - Spring Texas , February 24, 2006; 05:50 P.M.

Guess what Dean?? Neither did I!! :-) I see you joined! Go take some photos and get them up! :-)

Thanks for your support ..Pretty cool for an "ex brother in law!"..haha

Jan Strumpf , February 25, 2006; 11:56 A.M.

Nice work. and Thank You to your son for his service. Keep up the good work...

Rob Wray , February 25, 2006; 12:16 P.M.


You have a most wonderful folder. I like the lot! Keep on snappin :)

Suchitra Vijayan , February 27, 2006; 07:11 A.M.


Hey thanks for your comments. I generally tend not to comment on portfolios on the technique / composition. Most of my comments tend to be an appreciation of what pleases my eyes. I think you are more than an avid amature. You have the eye. Keep experimenting and the very best of luck

Connie Lisembee , April 06, 2006; 03:06 A.M.

Great Work

I just wanted to say how wonderful your pictures are. You have a lovely way of looking through a lense. Many Blessings My Friend!

Priscilla Bawa , April 12, 2006; 09:31 A.M.

Great Pictures!

Hi Laurie,

Just wanted to tell you again how wonderful I think your pictures are, and THANKS for taking our engagement pictures. Only you could possibly make me look good at 6 a.m.!!!

Keep it up! Maybe you can take my bridal too!!! (just kidding...kinda) :o)

Stay in touch,


Jim Downs , April 16, 2006; 12:07 A.M.

I've enjoyed browsing your portfolio. Just remember, kids will come and go but a good photograph is yours forever!

Janis OKelley , April 25, 2006; 09:04 P.M.


I enjoyed every photo! Love your point of view. Must be a Texas thing~! I'm about 2 hrs north of you. Keep on shooting.

Paul Chepikian , April 30, 2006; 07:50 P.M.

Lauire: I came here after reading your comment on your son's portfolio. You both have "it." "It" can't really be taught. "It" is a point of view. "It" is heartfelt. "It" is from within. I belive some are born with this gift. It's like learning to play the piano. Anyone can learn how to play the piano just like anyone can learn to take "pictures." But we've all heard those with the "gift" play the piano and it takes our breath away. I can spot someone with the gift to take "photographs." You're both on the right track! I believe the gift is given by the Universe, what we do with the gift is up to us. It needs to be nurtured, supported, encouraged and it will grow. I can't stress enough how important it is to keep shooting. Respect and learn the rules and then you can break them in order to find your own voice (in this case "eye"). PhotoNet is a perfect environment with access to many, many talented photographers. We're all learning from one another. I wish you both the best, you are both talented.

Anil Sharma , May 16, 2006; 05:11 P.M.

Beautiful portfolio! Very interesting and unique selection of pictures! Vibrant and creative! Keep up the good work and keep updating with new pictures for us to see!

RJ S , May 26, 2006; 04:55 P.M.

your photos are truely great. thank you for the comment and happy belated birthday. Riley

George Kabanis , May 27, 2006; 12:33 A.M.


Thanks a lot for your comment, This is only in b&w film, Thanks a lot, Regards George.

Sheila Kumar , May 31, 2006; 07:10 A.M.

Thank you!!

Thank you for your suggestions on my work which I will bear in mind in future. Please continue to visit my site & feel free to give any suggestions, which will be useful for a newcomer like me. I had a look at your portfolio which is impressive.


Alvin Lee , June 12, 2006; 09:44 P.M.

Inspired by you!

Hi Laurie! If you find me familiar, that's because we've met online elsewhere... LOL

After viewing some of your earlier pictures at YahooPhotos and the latest photos here, it rekindled fond memories of my old flame (photography) too. I'm starting to take photographs again... focusing on nature photography and astrophotography.

Your passion in photography inspired me to join PhotoNet and other photography forums to learn more. Keep up with the good work.

Cheers! Alvin

Laurie Effinger - Spring Texas , June 12, 2006; 11:05 P.M.

Alvin! What a beautiful compliment! I am so happy to know that my love for photography has rekindled yours! Thank you for taking the time to share that with me! I can't wait to see your work! In fact I'm on my way to your portfolio now!


apurba B , June 18, 2006; 09:47 A.M.

thank you so much for your words and i really appreciate ur keen interest in INDIA , love to see u someday here. u portfolio is great too, especially i like ur flower and abstract folder. they are amazing . keep doin great work and keep in touch -

thanks and warm regards apurba

Paul Chepikian , February 27, 2007; 02:57 P.M.


Hi Laurie: I haven't been here since April of 2006. I'm glad to see you've been busy shooting. The portfolio has grown and matured with some wonderful images. Keep at it! I hope all is well in your life. I am very glad to see you still shooting. Be well.

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco , June 01, 2007; 08:28 P.M.


hola laurie, nice photos.

Marla Marrs , July 24, 2007; 11:12 P.M.

=]] Your welcome... Thanks. your portfolio is great as well. I see a lot of interesting photos.

Kenneth Fugate , December 07, 2007; 01:02 P.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting


Paul Chepikian , February 07, 2008; 06:06 A.M.

Hi Laurie: It's been sometime since we've written. Thank you for stopping by to comment on one of my photos. I left you a response to your comment at the photo but I wanted to come back here and take a peak at what you've been up to. You continue to make wonderful progress. You have been prolific which is wonderful. I have a brother who lives in Houston and I am always jealous of the clouds and weather you all get. They make for some dramatic sunsets. In Los Angeles, we get lovely sunsets but we rarely have dramatic clouds. Only sometimes after rains. Continued success in your photographic endeavors, don't stop shooting! I see you've also expanded your horizons as have I. I've always wanted to work more with models which I've have the good fortune of doing though my "muse" Jen has moved away. Hopefully not permanently. All the best and thank you for your comment. Paul

Alberto Massari , February 07, 2008; 08:45 A.M.


Nice shots, Laurie

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