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Comments on this portfolio:

Goran Anastasovski , October 09, 2007; 04:07 P.M.


Luigi De Vivo , October 13, 2007; 10:53 A.M.


Very interesting work!! compliments

julio mulero , November 09, 2007; 09:52 P.M.

I really enjoyed loooking at your gallery of pictures/paintings. Your expertise in PS really shows. Great work, Julio.

Ken Boxsell , November 16, 2007; 05:10 A.M.

Fantastic images

Tim James , November 17, 2007; 11:46 A.M.

Strong, unique selction here. I enjoy it.

Cynthia Bowers , November 21, 2007; 08:53 A.M.

Wonderful collection of images. Love the color and variety. The birds are outstanding!

Ali Watson , December 05, 2007; 03:09 A.M.


Its so nice to see a portfolio that has that something different to it, and yours is one of those, this is very interesting work and not something we see on here often. Great idea and it shows your talent well. Keep it up. regards Ali

Dave Hollander , December 05, 2007; 06:06 A.M.

I like this stuff!

Thanks for the comment that provoked this visit. You're creating very beautiful and engaging images!

John Crawford , December 05, 2007; 10:22 P.M.

Great Color!!


You have a very keen eye for color! I seem to have a proclivity for B&W. Thanks for the suggestions on one of my photos.

Best Wishes- John Crawford

Rosalie Vallescas , December 06, 2007; 04:32 A.M.

incredible shots!

Elwood Orsippus , December 10, 2007; 09:43 P.M.

Very nice

I really like what you do with simple compositions and bold yet tasteful use of color. The bird shots are great, but I also like the more abstract images. Well done! EO

Denise L , December 13, 2007; 06:36 P.M.


Hi Christopher, your work is amazing- very artistic and unique. Thanks for your kind comment of my image Circle and Line. It's repairs of a boat. Cheers. Denise

Sheryl W (Blue Mt.) , December 18, 2007; 09:26 A.M.

Hi Christopher.... I enjoyed rolling thru your portfolio... your painted landscapes are my fav's... Warm Regards and Blessings for the New Year!

Tracie Kelly , December 20, 2007; 12:11 A.M.


I've looked through all your images here and they are all quite extraordinary. You are definitely too humble in your bio. Excellent work. I love your 'paintings'. Keep doing what you do.

Tony Hadley , December 24, 2007; 08:19 A.M.

A talented artist with a creative bent. Beautiful portfolio.

Olaf de Vries , January 07, 2008; 05:26 P.M.


...what can I say. Stupid words! Now and than I do watch unique stuff here on PN. Amazing! Incredible! However, here (!) in your countryside.. I was toutched! You did touch me Christopher! Backroads, montage.. what not?! just modest jewels! Modest, they stand longuer. Seeing your eyes.. expression.. beard.. just don't paint that red, dear brother van Gogh! Oh.., what will you enjoy the colors in the Heaven(s)! What would you think, he.., van Gogh is doing now ?! Painting? Shooting? Why not! A grown person out of Zeist (Netherlands) was in Heaven like forinstance Paul, yes, the Paul. After that adventure the Zeist-brother told..: "I can't get used to the colors on earth again. I even don't like them anymore!" Haha.. about being touched. Yes I'm serious, but I would love to see your reaction now. With respect, Olaf.

R Christopher Vest , January 08, 2008; 11:54 P.M.

hi y'all. thanks to everyone for dropping by and leaving such kind comments-- ones that make my morale soar. cheers to you good people!

Denise L , January 09, 2008; 09:18 A.M.


Christopher, I love YOUR backroad photos and continue to admire and be inspired by your work. You are an artist who uses photography as your medium and PS as your brushes to create art. You are way too modest. Cheers. Denise

John Soulnier S. III , January 09, 2008; 10:36 P.M.


Thank you for the comment on my photo, you have some nice work here. The two that stand out to me are, "The Spoonbill and the Cat", Sounds like a good Disney movie.

William Storoniak , January 10, 2008; 06:17 P.M.

Thjank You!!

Thank you for your comment on my shot..your portfolio is fantastic, especially the Americana and wildlife. I'm very inspired by your work! William

Bill Guptill , January 19, 2008; 10:31 P.M.

Thank you Christopher..

Christopher... thank you for visiting my portfolio and commenting. I enjoyed your images here. Your single photos are great, but I am overwhelmed by your beautiful "Painted Birds" section... Bill G

Bruce Lee , January 26, 2008; 12:03 A.M.

Beautiful work!

You have a great portfolio. I am envious of your Photoshop abilities!

Alfredo Machado , January 26, 2008; 05:53 P.M.

I very much enjoyed viewing this portfolio, you have an uncanny sense of color and composition. Your color palette reminds me of that of the French impresionists doing provence. Alfredo

Gholamreza Jamali , January 27, 2008; 09:11 A.M.

Deare Christopher

Thank you for commenting on my photo 'Kang village'. As you suggested, I submitted another photo with the same subject 640*480. You can find it in 'Architecture' folder anyway. I hope you pay another visit and leave your kind comment. At the same time, it gave me a great chance to know you and your beautiful bunch of artistic work, which is really tauching me. You are a great, colorful photgrapher and I wish you a colorful life as well. Congratulations.

Mike Stemberg , January 30, 2008; 03:55 A.M.

Inspiring work, Photoshop or not!

Travis Bower , February 02, 2008; 12:05 A.M.

thanks for your comment on my "gorilla and tree" shot. thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. and i love the portfolio, i wanna learn some of the techniques you got going on here.

Fred Mueller , February 06, 2008; 10:24 P.M.

great work!!

Hey Christopher....nice stuff....I really really like the "fixer upper".....it looks like my idea of peace and quiet....

I got into a kick of trying to make photos look like watercolors with CS3 last fall....here is a link to a folder on my modest photo.net page.....where I put three "watercolors".....


I can never quite believe how many photos some people here produce.....and on the fan boy sites (dpreview etc.) I can never quite believe how hung up people get on resolution and noise and that sort of thing, as if the absence there of is necessary for an acceptable shot.....in fact literal rendition doesn't often do much for me at all...so I really appreciate what you are doing...

Fred Mueller

Richard Armstrong , February 08, 2008; 10:11 A.M.

r christopher,

Thank you for visiting my photos...you have a very creative and impressive collection of images here! I'll be back for a better look!



Liz Weisiger , February 08, 2008; 11:38 A.M.

Chris, your portfolio is filled with interesting and creative work. You can make PS sing! I envy your talents and I look forward to more. Also, many thanks for your comment on my image, Loneliness. I appreciate it.

Chan Chen , February 17, 2008; 09:36 P.M.


Hi, chris

Thanks for your kindly critique "magic dragon of the city". I look through your bio and portfolio. I like many of your photos or images. They are very beautiful, creative and well treatment. Don't cut your throat, I 'm waiting to see more of your works. I'll come back often. Best regards!

Steve J Murray , February 18, 2008; 12:27 A.M.

Really amazing portfolio, Chris. I'll take some time to wander through it more slowly.

Take a look at Kent B's stuff:


He has a similar style to you in some ways.

regina pagles , February 25, 2008; 08:32 P.M.


I am honored to have you comment on my photo. Your stuff is awesome! Regina

Mike Marcotte , February 25, 2008; 09:44 P.M.

Where I'm concerned, these pictures of yours stir emotions & feeling. I think it's an excellent body of work & I'll look forward to more. I hope you don't take offense at this, but these pictures of yours remind me of the illustrations I used to see in books when I was a kid, back when people used to take the time.

anonymous one , February 27, 2008; 12:40 A.M.

Thanks for commenting on my photo Chris, I know I had seen one of your photo paintings before but after reviewing all your work I have to say, HOLY CRAP! Unbelievable work man, you've done an amazing job salvaging your "breathingtakingly dull and out-of-focus" photos. Kudos on the creativity.

John Galyon , March 03, 2008; 08:26 P.M.

Christopher, It's always a good experience to visit your portfolio. Your rural backroads series (my favorite) is nothing less than splendid! Looking forward to more of your fine photographs. John

Stephen Fayard , March 04, 2008; 12:40 P.M.

Your work is amazing. The way that you adapt what you have captured with your camera to be what you see in your mind is truly magical. Your photos are magnificent works of art.

Terry Gilroy , March 07, 2008; 04:03 P.M.

Thank you for your comments. Your use of colour is amazing and I have enjoyed my visit

Magdalena Campomenosi , March 14, 2008; 12:15 P.M.

Thank you Christopher for your comment on my photo. You have a excellent porfolio: I lake your magics landscapes and animals. All good captures, lights, traitements...

David Henneman , March 28, 2008; 01:08 A.M.

I like them

Hello Christopher, As with all of your portfolios, this shows a great command of color and compostion. I enjoy keeping an eye on your work. best regards, David

Fernando Lopez King , March 29, 2008; 08:54 A.M.

point of view

Thank you for your comments on my photo, very nice interpretation. Beautiful work. Thanks again.

Thomas Powell , April 22, 2008; 11:08 P.M.


I appreciated your comment on my picture, so I visited. You have one of the most interesting portfolios I've seen. You subjects are simple and you add a cool flare to them. I'll visit again.

Bill J Boyd , April 23, 2008; 08:55 A.M.

Christopher, thanks for your comments. I have just discovered you portfolio and it is AWESOME!. I especially like the photo montages. You have great talent and I will be back to visit again. Kind Regards.

Paolo Bevilacqua , April 24, 2008; 06:18 A.M.

Christopher, you have a beautiful Portfoglio. I love your vision of Italy and all your work. From Italy Ciao Bevip

lonewolf1966 man , May 22, 2008; 09:16 P.M.

Very interesting work!! compliments

Laure Montandon , June 06, 2008; 04:08 P.M.

Chris, thanks for taking time to comment on my work, I always appreciate it. I just spent some time browsing your portfolio. Very original! I don't know how "mediocre" the original pictures were but your photoshop skills are definitely creating some wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Eric Kaufman , June 07, 2008; 09:57 A.M.


Thanks for the detailed critique of "Into the blue distance". After reading your bio and checking out the portfolio, I would venture a guess that your "mediocre bird photos" did not suffer so much from lack of skill on your part but rather from the fact that your mind's eye was able to envision something far superior to what "was there". What difference does it make (or should I say "what does it 'matter'") if you paint with molecules or electrons? art is art and art is what I see here.

Diego Ravalico , June 20, 2008; 11:32 A.M.


A strange, beautiful, unusual, excellent portfolio. Great great work! Congrats

Ron Jones , June 20, 2008; 01:22 P.M.

I absolutely love your style and blending techniques. Is there a book or artist that gives you inspiration or shares the techniques you 've mastered so well?

Rick Du Boisson , July 01, 2008; 10:37 P.M.

Hi Christopher,

Your comments on my "mad cow" picture brought me to your gallery (this is what I love about PN). I think you undersell yourself! - behind your creations is a special ability at the shot taking stage with great composition and technical skill. The PS transformations into a work of art is truly remarkable and I enjoyed browsing through your gallery - if I had to pick a favorite (its difficult!), I am much taken with "Row of Haycamp Oak". Cheers! RickDB

David Meyer , August 23, 2008; 10:27 A.M.

R Christopher

Thank god I didn't take your word for it in reading your very clever bio, because I hate bird pics. Oh, I'll admit you do them as well and even better than most, but they still don't interest me. Hey, what can I say? But the rest of this stuff, looks like a buffet laid out for a hungry man, and I can see I'll have to grudgingly come back, since they only give you a small plate at this cheap diner. So I will. Come back that is.

Susan Wolfe , August 25, 2008; 09:57 A.M.

Oh, great! You've introduced me to a whole new aspect of photography and post processing that I will have/get to explore. So much to learn, so little time. Seriously, thank you for sharing these. They are wonderful and solidify for me the tie between photography and art.

Alex Marlot , September 11, 2008; 02:43 A.M.

very nice use of color.

Ron Jones , October 22, 2008; 04:33 P.M.

Wow, talk about a good eye. My friend, I bow before you. How do you render such rich texture and colors into your work? I'll end up studying your images for hours. Any help you can give me would really be appreciated. Ron

Victoria Hwesome , October 22, 2008; 08:07 P.M.

Amazing portfolio! I can not tell it is photography or painting, all I see is every single one is a piece of art. Best Regards, Victoria

regina pagles , October 26, 2008; 05:17 P.M.

Love your portfolio! Thanks for the inspiration...Regina

Andre Gilden , October 31, 2008; 10:12 A.M.

Love it. Very unic in it's own way and that make it very special. Thanks and regards.

Martin Bushue , November 06, 2008; 10:50 P.M.

Thanks for commenting on one of my photos "Bali Girl". Now that I've seen your portfolio, I'm really inspired. Great shots!

James Gardner , December 04, 2008; 05:04 P.M.


R.C. thank you for your comments on my photo, Firewood. It is far different from what I mostly do. I'm pleased that someone like you has enjoyed it.

Your portfolio is just amazing.

Antoni Tomadakis , December 08, 2008; 07:08 A.M.

R Christopher, you poetically express your view of this world through your images. Thank you for opening the door to your art, to share your vision.

Dominique Blanchard , December 09, 2008; 08:27 P.M.



Chuck Turner , December 20, 2008; 07:47 P.M.

very nice

Hey Chris;

I enjoyed looking over your portfolio. I think we have a similar appoach to our image creation: Try to take good photos and then accentuate them with Photoshop. You do it well.


Paolo Bevilacqua , December 23, 2008; 07:27 A.M.


Wendy de Kok , December 29, 2008; 04:06 A.M.

What a interesting portfolio you have! Really like it, looks like painting. Thanks for sharing and stopping by. Keep the good work up!

Alija Kamber , January 20, 2009; 03:52 P.M.

I just love your work...

...and the way you use layers...almost every would be more than welcome on the walls of my home...and that's the biggest mark I can give to a piece of art. )))))))))

Much Love from Bosnia

Thomas Schnaider , February 15, 2009; 09:17 P.M.

What a nice portfolio. Great pleasure to browse, the amazing union between ideas and postprocessing. Great work.

Lester A. Garcia , February 17, 2009; 04:01 P.M.

One thing I admire in photo.net is I get to discover other people's works and I am glad I found your unique and amazing gallery. Your painted photography images are pleasure to look at, the compositions are outstanding like your, 'italian businessman', 'mushroom trees' and so many others. Congratulations!

Deidre McNamara , April 23, 2009; 04:29 P.M.


Thanks for your kind words. Coming from you that means so much. Your portfolio is AWESOME !!! You are a true artist if there ever was one. God Bless, DMc

George Nowosad , May 05, 2009; 02:37 P.M.

Hello Chris,

Thanks for the kind words on my image (St, Michael statue) and congratulations on an excellent portfolio, the "Painted Birds" folder is truly exceptional. Best wishes, --George

Teuku Jody Zulkarnaen , May 15, 2009; 03:41 A.M.

Artistic portfolio

Regards Jody

Charles Miller , May 15, 2009; 10:21 P.M.

Chris, Thank you for your beautiful analysis and comments on my shot "Waves of Blue." I was very touched by your comparisons. This is the first time I have had the honor of visiting your site and I must say it is beautiful. How do you create those images? Your use of color and light; your textures; your combinations of images are all superb. I will be back to take this in more and more. I am just beginning to use photshop and can only hope to acheive some of these feelings in the future. -- Charles

nina saunders , June 07, 2009; 07:46 A.M.

Many thanks Christopher for your wonderful comment on my picture of the bridge in Amsterdam, your portfolio is wonderful and colourful.

kind regards nina

Steven Richardson , June 10, 2009; 08:06 A.M.

Christopher, What a wonderful portfolio!!! You have so many wonderful images. Looking forward to seeing many more..

Maria Conversano , June 11, 2009; 06:03 A.M.


What a wonderfull portfolio, Christopher! Each immage is so intense, emotional, delicate and strong in the same time! I love it so much and I enjoied every thing.

ALESSANDRO SPIGA , June 18, 2009; 04:00 A.M.


Thank you for your comment, I saw your portfolio ..... it's fantastic! Done a good job.

Arzu Kilic , July 23, 2009; 04:36 A.M.


Thanks for your comment. Very nice Portfolio. Congr....

Arzu Kilic

Keith Harper , August 09, 2009; 09:17 P.M.

Hi Christopher

Not sure if this is photography, art or photoshop, but who needs labels. Your work is original, imaginative and the birds in particular are outstanding. Regards, Keith

samar diab , August 30, 2009; 12:34 A.M.

a very very interesting work , thx for ur nice comment that lead me to see ur beauuutiful work , Regards , Samar .

Jim Tew , August 30, 2009; 01:21 P.M.

Terrific Portfolio!

Christopher, I loved looking through your portfolio of "paintings". You have some terrific work posted here on photo.net. Having once been a painter, now a photographer, I can really appreciate the fine art effects that you've been able to achieve. I look forward to your future posts. -Jim

Jana Vanourkova , October 12, 2009; 04:39 P.M.

Christopher, You are a very original artist. Nearly all Your images are like wonderful paintings. It was a pleasure to go through Your work, greetings from Holland, Jana

Birte Ragland , October 13, 2009; 03:00 A.M.

Unique portfolio,you have talent my friend, keep working and producing images like these.Hope they are getting into galleries, they should be.

R Christopher Vest , October 25, 2009; 10:32 P.M.

great thanks to all!

thank you all, my friends! i appreciate your comments and your kind words!

Ron Jones , October 28, 2009; 06:18 A.M.

I love your style. Your knowledge and patience with photoshop is incredible. Each piece is a work of love.

Al Dorner , December 09, 2009; 09:26 P.M.


Thanks for taking the time to comment on my photo. As always happens it gives me a chance to look at another persons work and your portfolio is really worth the time. I have already stolen several ideas from you and when I get a few minutes in my busy schedule I am going to work on some stuff. thanks again, Al

Yannik Hay , December 15, 2009; 08:15 P.M.

Very interesting work with taste and talent. I find lots of inspiration in your work. Thanks for sharing. Wish you all the best!

Andrew Campbell , December 24, 2009; 06:42 A.M.

Merry Christmas and all the best in 2010.

Alex Koutsalexis , January 01, 2010; 08:16 P.M.

I wish you the greatest photos for 2010. Ciao, Alx.

Glenn Rasmussen , January 04, 2010; 01:43 P.M.

Christopher, First, a thank you for your well considered critique of "Icy Faces." Second, you've done a great deal with mediocrity to earn my praise. Your portfolio is outstanding. Best regards, Glenn

joanne graham , February 11, 2010; 12:33 A.M.

Thanks for your comment on my portrait, just looked through your portfolio! wow! i love fine art stuff and spend hours trying to teach myself ps.....your portfolio has really motivated me, thanks.

Mike Macartney , February 23, 2010; 12:45 A.M.

Eye of the Beholder

Thanks for the comment on my green car. You have very good art processing. I like it.

It is odd that people will rate highly a photo that copies Ansel Adams or Galen Rowell over and over, but can't seem to relate to one that is made to look like Vermeer. Oh well, keep it up!

Trisha Jean-Angela , March 23, 2010; 10:33 P.M.

Your work is AMAZING! You are very creative, imaginative, and talented to say the least! I have visited your work many times but for some reason never left a comment and so I am doing so now. I will return for there is so much beauty to take in I can't possibly do it all at once! Great work, thank you so much for sharing it with us! :)

Leslie Nicole , October 27, 2010; 02:58 A.M.


Love your work. Very inspiring.

Michael Raddatz , February 01, 2011; 08:00 A.M.

Fine eye and stylings. Very enjoyable work, Chris. 

Ajay Ramakrishnan , October 11, 2012; 06:47 A.M.

Hi Christopher!
This is one of the outstanding portfolios on PN. You've elevated your photographs to another realm with your PS mastery. As I commented on the first picture that caught my attention, your birds remind me of those great paintings by Audubon. I realise I need to spend more time on the pictures, to enjoy them one by one. Wonderful. I really admire your creative work. Best wishes. Ajay.

paul roberts , September 15, 2014; 07:35 A.M.

Dear Christopher
I'm not a great fan of digitally manipulated photography..... but your pictures prove how wrong I can be........ your style is your own... so hard in this day and age...... you have inspired me as I'm sure you've inspired others
Very best Paul

LuDa LuDa , November 18, 2014; 11:26 A.M.

Hi Christopher, I read your bio, really interesting and you know what you found the real balance. For me you are an "Artist" I love your portfolio, really inspiring, colorful and full of life. I would visit many times again lots of thing to learn here. :)
Warmest regards,

Carolyn D ( Santa Fe) , June 10, 2015; 12:00 A.M.

What a wonderful find I found with your portfolio. I love it! The variety and post treatment are beautifully done. Bravo!! Thank you for this treat for my eyes.

P. Staadecker , December 10, 2015; 09:55 A.M.

Hi Christopher,
This is one of the finest portfolio's in PN.
I hope you'll keep adding - it's a treat for us viewers.

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