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Comments on this portfolio:

David Wegwart - Denver/CO. , January 07, 2004; 02:51 P.M.

you are quite masterful with a lens! excellent work.

Nils Adlercreutz , January 08, 2004; 04:54 A.M.

Great pictures!

Thank you for your comments on my pictures. I have tried to follow you recommendation and redone some ofthe pictures. Please comment my “New Style” folder. Best regards Nils

Alec Ee , January 11, 2004; 09:07 P.M.

Dear Jamie. Initially I took your praises with a pinch of salt. Then I began to look at your equally outstanding photo.net site. You have the special talent for composing great images. I can tell you love photography. The quality of light you delivered in your nature, landscape and family portraits show great patience. I love the family sketches, what software did you use?

When I saw the other superb 5 sites which you highly respected and rated I can say that I feel very, very honored. The cul-de-sac was from your general comments portfolio where you show your skills in PS and cropping. (http://www.photo.net/shared/community-member-all?proc_name=ad_general_comments&user_id=825764#ph_photos) I am left spell-bounded that you chose many of my pictures, and your patience to recreate, admire and also to assist others towards self-improve. Jamie, there are not many sincere people like you and I hope we keep in touch more often.

Hans Koot , January 22, 2004; 03:49 P.M.

Jayme, I looked who wrote these nice words about my industry folder, witch actually appears to be quite difficult for many viewers and raters. I found very nice folders with a tender, subtle and delicate approach to the subjects. (not commonly found on this site) It should have been soft sometimes if you hadn't that good eye for strong lines and composition. Thereby the overall the quality is very consistent. Nice to have learned you know and I will sometimes drop by. regards.

Cristina Fumi , January 26, 2004; 08:06 A.M.

Jayme you have got a great sense of taste. I will mark you as an intersting person, so I can watch all your posted pic. and learn...

Raffaella Lunelli , February 01, 2004; 10:05 A.M.

Wonderful portfolio: I like especially the Nature folder.

Low Teck Yang , February 01, 2004; 12:07 P.M.

Thanks for taking time to show me how to improve on how the composition of my photo. (candy apple). I like your folder alot, u've made simple daily subjects look wonderful. I think there is a lot i could learn from u. Have added u to my interesting person list. Cheers to good photography.

Ronnie Valentine , February 08, 2004; 08:00 A.M.


Really, really, really nice work. Would love to see more.

Thomas Collins , February 11, 2004; 11:42 P.M.

Jayme, "inspirational" is the word that comes to mind when I look at your portfolio. Thank you for sharing!

Geri Linda Metterle , February 13, 2004; 07:03 A.M.

You have a ...

very good eye for composition and colors.

Darko Kordovan , February 13, 2004; 11:02 A.M.

Jayme,your work is so warm,warm,warm as certenly you are nice and warm person.When I look at your pics I do not see nothing else except pure heart and emotions.Every single one tells me so.I am here now and I will be here again.Thank you for discovering your nice and warm world.Darko.

Ronnie Valentine , February 14, 2004; 07:22 A.M.

Real Photographer?

Your work is outstanding! Man o Man! Love It! I would be downgrading some of these to give them a 7/7. Just to let you this photographers opinion on the 1Ds like your work OUTSTANDING! I love the full frame sensor and and everything about it. the res is fantastic and the options, wow. It's a little slow for fast action shot when compared to it's little brother (3fps vs. 8.5fps) the 1d or the new 1d Mark II. I have also marked you as interesting and will be watching for more of your work.

Baldur Birgis , February 22, 2004; 07:42 A.M.

mark this person as interesting: SURE!

Stef Karpa , February 23, 2004; 07:47 P.M.

wow, an impressive body of work. very, very good. thanks for sharing. :)

Liz Uribe , March 06, 2004; 07:11 P.M.


Your portfolio left me speechless. It's just spectacular!

David McCracken , March 07, 2004; 01:48 A.M.


I am always happy to receive 6/6 for my photos! However, when I receive 6/6 from someone who can take photos like you, I feel very humble indeed.

Your photos really are wonderful.

s.t. cole , March 07, 2004; 09:32 A.M.

Let's Eat!

Your portfolio is a multi-course meal for my brain. Thanks so much for sharing your table and I'll be back for seconds. Your ratings are a "standard" and I deeply appreciate your taking time to look at my work. I've got a ways to go.

Vladimir Meshkov , March 10, 2004; 04:34 P.M.


Wonderful Portfolio. Good paints. Nice collection.

Fernando Porto , March 10, 2004; 10:17 P.M.


Thanks for rating my "Julia". It means a lot coming from someone like you. I think that if I could say that we have something in common it would be that we both love photography, our families and, are turning 50... But your photos are so consistently good that I would have to say that in that respect I'm not so sure I have that much in commom with you. Looking at your portfolio one can find lots of inspiration and get a kick to go out and try to be a better photographer.

Greg Taft , March 10, 2004; 10:55 P.M.

Spectacular!! Really like your capture of color. But love your B&W folder.

Peter Meisterle , April 02, 2004; 01:51 P.M.

Hi Jayme, your pictures are not spectacular, exotic or something like this and though very attractive. I can see you love the details and you consequently concentrate on them, reminds me on Zen philosophy. The shots are moreover carefully executed and presented, congratulations! Finally, I would like to thank you for your valuable and helpful comments. Regards, Peter.

Pradeep Raghunathan , April 04, 2004; 07:27 A.M.

wonderful portfolio

such a wonderful portfolio, i am so glad u rated my photos, its given me a chance to see such pleasing photographs, wonderful, and young Ethan, so sweet! happy shooting! cheers!

Maria Di Liegro , April 14, 2004; 01:18 A.M.

This is one of the most truly beautiful portfolios I've seen here. You have a highly aesthetic eye, and amongst your many fine photos here, I especially like the small yellow house, Monk's retreat house and the Kentucky farm morning. This farm photo is one of the easiest-on-the-eyes photos I've seen here from a multitude of farm photos on this site. Congratulations on such a wonderful body of work.

Michele Berti , May 12, 2004; 05:43 A.M.

Hi Jayme,

u really got a wonderful portfolio. I have looked at all ur photos... they're wonderfull and what mostly really catch my eyes is all the attention u put on the photo's composition. I really like ur style and I have to thank you for sharing ur work here @ PN which gives me the possibility to learn a lot from photographers such u. Thnx again.

Best Regards

Doug Hawks , May 23, 2004; 09:38 A.M.

As If!

Jayme, your observations on my photograph, "Self Defense", were most appreciated (it is a personal favorite, because of its inherent commentary on our times). I must confess, however, that your interpretation is much more intelligent and insightful than my intent at the time. But isn't that the wonderful thing about photography? The complexity of meaning and emotion in a simple scene one happens upon is often not revealed until after the film is developed and the print is made. I came across your portfolio as I was "investigating" one of those "hit and run" ratings artists. I seem to get more than my fair share of them, but I've managed to changed my perspective on the whole event and now look at low ratings in two very different ways. First, it means one of my photographs has generated an emotional response. I don't always know why or how, because comments are generally not made to give one a clue, but the photograph spoke to something for the viewer. Second, those low scores often lead me to talented and generous artists like yourself. For that I am truly thankful. Regards, Doug.

Markus Maien , May 27, 2004; 03:30 P.M.

Your photography is stunning. You truly have mastered so many of the aspects of photography. Being somewhat new to displaying my work online, i have a question. How do you get those beautiful frames, which very much compliment already beautiful photos? Is there a software I can aquire? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Leo Rossi , June 14, 2004; 08:00 A.M.

Lots of extremely well crafted images and very professional looking portfolio. Thanks for sharing.

domenico maria giffone , June 16, 2004; 10:01 A.M.

Hi Jayme

You have a wonderful portfolio. I like very much the fall colors. I add your page to my browser favorites. Also thank for you comment.

Tim Nichols , June 25, 2004; 01:04 P.M.

Fantastic Portfolio!

I enjoy the rich variety of photos and each is done well. Your creative framing is good too. I'll keep checking back.

mondiani . , June 26, 2004; 10:49 P.M.

this is professionnal


Mondiani party event photographer

Lorenzo Robatto , July 01, 2004; 07:39 A.M.

Very very good portfolio

Jiri Gregor , July 16, 2004; 12:50 P.M.

Jayme, professional photos with high aestethic level. Your portfolio is beautiful gallery. Congratulations. Jiri.

Shauna Sechrist , July 17, 2004; 06:20 P.M.

Jayme, your images are all very, very well done from beginning to end. I particularly like the amount of care you've put into post-processing, and presentation. They are presented as "art". This is so important, I feel. It conveys that you've taken a great deal of time with them and encourages the viewer to spend an equal amount of time taking them in. Thanks for rating one of my photos, as it led me to this wonderful portfolio! I'll look forward to seeing more of your work!

Maris Ojasuu , July 19, 2004; 02:58 A.M.

Very beautiful photos..

Ira Crummey , July 19, 2004; 07:28 A.M.

Very nice work, I especially like your plant macros, you have given them a slightly different slant which I can't really put my finger on but which appeals to my eye.


Sébastien Pepinster , July 21, 2004; 10:37 A.M.

For a simple "amateur grandmother", you make work that some professionals don't.

Great quality in that portfolio.


Mike Swirp , July 30, 2004; 01:37 P.M.

What an eye you have for composition! Great photos!

Luigi De Vivo , July 30, 2004; 04:15 P.M.

very good

I like it!!!

Ray Wei , July 31, 2004; 06:52 P.M.

What an eye you have for colors! Great pics!

John Smith , July 31, 2004; 10:46 P.M.

Jayme, I believe your 'new stuff' folder demonstrates a better composition, thoughtfulness, and quality of your photography. This is, so far, your best work. Thanks for your critique. Bruce Sturm.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , August 03, 2004; 01:48 P.M.

Thank You

Thanks to all for such nice coments. They do not go unappreciated.

Michael Kelliher , August 10, 2004; 08:13 P.M.

I have not seen your gallery before today. Just awesome!

Marta Eva LLamera , August 12, 2004; 02:25 A.M.

Excellent work, Jayme!

After watching your work, I only want to Congratulate you. I like much your portfolio full of life and color, good compositions and moments. Cheers! Best Regards, Jayme.

Ken Thalheimer , August 18, 2004; 05:48 P.M.


Quite a wide spread in variations in your portfolio, and very nicely done. Good work. I like it

Jerry King , August 21, 2004; 01:44 P.M.

Kind Words

Thank you for your generous comments about "lotion".I'm especially grateful,since it led me to your amazing portfolio.As the kids say,"I'm not worthy." Respectfully, Jerry King

Tamara L. , August 29, 2004; 05:06 A.M.

I love your work. Creative, warm, colorful, great...

Andrea Salini , September 23, 2004; 05:29 A.M.


Your portfolio is really wonderful, I love a lot of your image, thank you for shared it.


William E. Jones , September 24, 2004; 08:06 P.M.

You're good and you know it. Love your portfolio. Everything else has already been said.

Jaakko Mikkonen , September 29, 2004; 07:13 A.M.

Very interesting portfolio. I really liked your BW shots.

Scott Jenkins , September 30, 2004; 12:48 A.M.

You Tell The Story

Jayme, I come by your site from your comments. Thank you. There are thousands of great pictures, but you've found the means to "tell the story" Wonderful work!!!

Sriram Varadarajan , September 30, 2004; 08:42 A.M.

You have such a diverse and wonderful portfolio. Congratulations.

Wilson Tsoi , September 30, 2004; 07:01 P.M.

Pioneering Spirit...

Jayme, thanks for waking me up to the portfolios on PN. I enjoy and admire your pioneering spirit; the fact that you continually experiment, create, and stay true to your own conviction and not letting any nay-sayer get in the way. The artist in you is easily seen through just about all your work and your creativity is always refreshing. Keep it that way, and keep it coming, Jayme! ^_^

Jason Lucas , October 01, 2004; 01:26 A.M.

Perhaps you should become a professional photographer (I read your biography), it would be an easy step for you. I enjoyed browsing your portfolio and I agree with your theory on digital manipulation. I try not to modify my photos too much (I like to think that there's photographic talent hidden in there somewhere!)but the manipulation is part of an artistic and creative process/outlet, I think it should be utilized whenever possible. Thanks for rating one of my photos.

Howard Dion , October 01, 2004; 08:09 P.M.


Back in May 2004, I was attracted to an image titled, "Are We There Yet". I have been following your work ever since. Your nature folder, your family & friends folder, as a matter of fact every folder, contains exciting beautiful examples of outstanding photography that reflects the inner eye of Jayme Hall and how she sees the world we live in. Thank you for sharing.

Christophe Debon , October 03, 2004; 05:17 P.M.

Like many I thought you were a pro photographer ! I have to read your (very good !) presentation to be sure... Classic but : "keep up the good work" ! ;-)

Jesús Pizarro , October 13, 2004; 05:21 A.M.

Very good portfolio


A great work, I see that you dominate both the landscape and the portrait, with a photographic very good vision. Your images are full of quality and beauty. A greeting.

Gerry H , October 17, 2004; 10:29 P.M.

I can't believe it...

I cant believe I have never commented on your portfolio before. This is a stunning collection for someone who is not at this professionally. I mean professionally as in that is what you are paid to do. Your portfolio is full of professional results. You are one of the photographers I really look up to and admire. Not only are you able to produce wonderful images but your post processsing skills are at the same level as your shots. Your portfolio is very diverse and creative - excellent. Keep shooting and posting to photo.net

Philip Turner , October 19, 2004; 02:35 A.M.

Love Your Work & Love This Site!

Just when I thought I'd seen it all with florals you blow me away with your unique composition, isolation and use of color. I'd love to have a room full of your prints, I'm sure it would be uplifiting to anyone else who might venture into the room. Remarkable though, that you have brought a freshness and sensitivity to your subject that is rarely seen in what can be a very overdone genre (florals). Your images of Ethan and Michaela are superb too! The sensitivity that is innate in yourself and most women with regard to children seems to lend itself quite well to your image creation with portraiture. After years of artistic observation, I am still of the opinion that most men have a more difficult time stepping "out of the box" as their awareness appears to be much more tactile and immediate. We men have a great deal to learn from the innate masters of instinctual sensitivity, "women"! I am reminded of that disconnect when I take-in many of your intriguing, and very natural images. How different we (men) choose to see many of the very same things. I would be very interested to learn more from you about your imagery and what processes (psychological) you invoke when you create or decide to capture images? Hope you'll feel free to share your thoughts too? We should all definitely keep your enthusiastic attitude of "excited anticipation" in as much of what the future will bring us? Hopefully it will be our continued growth and awareness of the new technologies and tools that may be of use to us as visual artist's? Thanks again for your perspective (no pun intended!). Drop me a line at any time.

Justin Mihulka , October 20, 2004; 05:51 A.M.


Just wanted to say I am glad you liked my Dublin photos, it sound like it brought back a few memories for you? I have been having a look through your portfolio very impressive indeed, you have loads of great work. Look forward to seeing more of it.

Pitman Lee , October 23, 2004; 01:50 A.M.

Very very colourful and diverse collection of photos, you certainly know what your doing. Also thank you very much for commenting on some of my work, I really appreciate it. :)

media manipulation , October 26, 2004; 12:11 A.M.

Heading off into some cool territory with the just playing exhibit i like it very much! regards!

Ben Granillo , October 27, 2004; 12:40 A.M.

maybe its time

perhaps its time to hang up the old nursing hat and give it a go with photography, seems that you love to shoot, so why not indulge others with your passion for imagery?

Jessica Ulm , October 28, 2004; 10:35 A.M.

I absolutely adore your photos. I always try to decide on a favorite image or theme when commenting on someone's work, but I can't even seem to decide on a favorite in each folder. They are all such vibrant little gems. They are so full of light and life, Instead of just cranking up the saturation on poorly lighted and exposed photos like some people do, all of your seem so naturally full of life.

Also, hate to bring down the party, but something you said in response to one of Howard Dion's photos is nagging at me. 'the acid rain the Northern states keep sending down south, thus ruining our trees & leaves.' Long gone are the days on the industrialized North and the super rural South. Folks in my area thought that the haze and acid rain was the fault of our northern neighbors, so a study was done by two area universities (UNC and VA Tech I believe, with a very strong possibility of being wrong since this area is crawling with research centers) and we discovered that the haze and acid rain were all of our own doing. It makes sense really. Those cars may be more spread out (let's assume, though I would not even put money on the population density really being lower overall), but they add up, and those textile, tire, and furniture factories may be shutting down at a frightening rate for the huge pool of already unemployed or soon to be unemployed but they churned out smoke and ash for years, with a steady supply of coal. Then there's damage that farmers have done by either not knowing of the proper way to run a farm without contaminating ground water or not being able to afford to do it right because they are already losing financial ground. My point is, it's us. It's the 'darn government can't tell me how to use my own land/factory/car and I'm going to get away with everything I can before the other guy beats me to it' attitude. The 'I don't trust science because I don't understand it because I don't think I can understand it because everyone says we're dumb rednecks and for whatever reason we actually believe them' attitude. It's sad but, essentually, it's us. I know, long rant in response to a sentence.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , October 31, 2004; 04:32 P.M.

Thanks Jessica for the nice comments on my portfolio.

Now you've done it, I'm officially on a rant: (LOL)

But the facts are the facts. Acid rain increased 4% in 2003, who knows what it is this year, the year is not over and the report is not out. When large fossil fuel burning plants can BUY pollution credits from another plant that has not polluted to it's quota, that is just plan foolish. I have included a map of the USA showing the entire area where acid rain is a concern. Ohio (of which I was born and raised) along with Penn. continue their foolish emissions of the lion's share, along with Indiana and Illinois.

Here's a quote from the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) "Acid rain is a uniquely human-related phenomenon. The burning of fossil fuels (coal and oil) by power-production companies and industries releases sulfur into the air that combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide (SO2). Exhausts from cars cause the formation of nitrogen oxides in the air. From these gases, airborne sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3) can be formed and be dissolved in the water vapor in the air. Although acid-rain gases may originate in urban areas, it is often carried for hundreds of miles in the atmosphere by winds into rural areas. That is why forests and lakes in the countryside can be harmed by acid rain that originates in cities."

Another quote from ENN (Environmental News Network), this one on the EPA report of 2003: "Agency chief Mike Leavitt and other EPA officials attributed the pollution increase last year to market trading, which is one aspect of the program to reduce acid rain. A power plant that has polluted more than it was allowed can buy credits from a plant that is under the limits of its allowable emissions."

So while our over all air quality might have improved just a tad, acid rain increased, it's a fact.

I really don't need the EPA reports to know that something is wrong. All I have to do is look outside and see the devastation of our leaves on the trees. While the reports are always interesting, it's kind of like getting a weather report, it might be wiser just to look out the window and see if it's raining. It's raining acid rain here and from what I've read, it's blowing in from the states to our North. Sad but true. If you have information to the contrary, please share. The ENN, USGS & EPA would be interested I'm sure. I have no doubt, we do it to ourselves, but when big business is left unaccountable, and we allow "pollution credit buying" we have no where to go but down. I rarely believe what I'm told, but seeing has made me a true believer.

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Scott Jensen , October 31, 2004; 09:23 P.M.


I feel like im lost in the crowd here Jamie. I just love your work. I agree with all the great things said here!!!!

Al Li , November 01, 2004; 11:32 P.M.

Hi Jayme:

You have a very strong collection of images. The color one are all stunningly "colorful". Your back and whites all have a truely intimate feel to them. They are all well composed and produced. All beautifully executed.

Paul Greenwood , November 03, 2004; 07:01 A.M.

Went through 3 Uriah Heep albums since starting in here. Been here awhile. I especially enjoyed the acid rain rant.haha. Loved the whole deal in here and the flowers wow. Lotta love of the work has taken place here. Luv luv luv all ya need is...

Stanislav Belyaevsky , November 03, 2004; 08:44 A.M.

Portfolio of Jayme Hall

Beautiful works! Thank you!

Davide Tizzoni , November 05, 2004; 10:19 A.M.


This is a FANTASTIC portfolio !!!!

Nathan Christopher , November 06, 2004; 03:16 P.M.


Jayme, you have a wonderful portfolio. I am really amazed at your diversity. Thanks for all the comments you've made on my work. From reading through some of the critiques that your photos have, and the responses you've given; you sound like someone that would be great to sit down with a coffee in hand and just talk photography. Great work.

Marcel Deschamps , November 06, 2004; 06:42 P.M.


Paolo Rella , November 07, 2004; 11:34 A.M.

Very nice portfolio... compliments!

tommi b , November 08, 2004; 06:14 P.M.

wonderful portfolio

some pictures are REALLY great. compliments.

Dick Yowell , November 10, 2004; 09:11 A.M.

Thanks for your encouragement!

I really appreciate your comments on my Cape Town shots and took a tour of your site. WOW! All this from a nurse! You're obviously a multi-gifted person. And I appreciate your subjects...family and the stuff you all do together. Congratulations, best wishes, and keep on shooting! ...Dick Yowell

James Guy Hebert , November 10, 2004; 01:49 P.M.


Thanks for your comments on my photograph! You are a great photographer! I really like your portfolio, all I have to say is if you're half as good a nurse as a photographer I want you to take care of me when I am sick!!!!

blauwatsky . , November 10, 2004; 03:31 P.M.



Chester Nicholls , November 10, 2004; 09:51 P.M.

Gentle colours, thoughtful images; I think they probably reflect alot about you. Thanks for your comments on my image.

Imanol Gabilondo. , November 14, 2004; 08:28 A.M.

7 / 7

F A N T A S T I C!!! GREAT!!

Lidia Marcelli , November 17, 2004; 08:54 A.M.


I love your portfolio and expecially your portraits, the look of the child... very very beautiful

Sacha De Carlo , November 17, 2004; 08:09 P.M.

Dear Jayme, thank you for your recent comment on my spiral cactus. Coming from someone like you, your comment is even more valuable and appreciated. Cheers, Sacha :)

Biliana Rakocevic , November 23, 2004; 10:10 A.M.

oh, ah, wowwww!!!!!!!

Wow dear Jayme, you made me smile and filled my heart and soul with all your unique and precious children portraits and lovely natural photographs! All my respect for such B.E.A.U.T.I.E.S. Thank you, Biliana

charles battaille , November 23, 2004; 12:38 P.M.

Rock solid framing and composition - sharp timing - perfect exposure and color control - photos finnished and framed with utmost care and precision - and all in all a strong sense of balance in your work. I like it a lot in here...Also, thank you so much for your "electrifying" opening comment to my pf.

Lee Jianmin , November 23, 2004; 01:46 P.M.

Jayme, You surely without any doubt,earned all the glory for your gracious portfolio.

Terry Pumphrey , November 24, 2004; 01:51 A.M.

Give up your day job.

Thanks for visiting my portfolio and posting your comments. The alterations looked good. Your plethora of pics are wonderful, you should be a photographer full time and give up the day job.

Cheers, Terry

M. Zafar Rabbani , November 25, 2004; 03:02 A.M.

Excellent work.

What a wonderful porfolio. Diverse images as you almost shoot everything. You have an eye for photography and I am deeply impressed by your portraits. It seems they are shot with emotions and not just the camera. Great thoughtful compositions and perfectly exposed. Thanks for sharing..... Best regards.

Gerry H , November 25, 2004; 05:47 A.M.


most recent shot of yourself for your bio pic is gorgeous - well done - great shot

Todd Laffler , November 30, 2004; 10:20 A.M.


I must say I couldn't believe how far I had to scroll down to enter my comment. The amount of people who have taken the time to comment on your portfolio speaks volumes as it is. I almost feel like just saying, "yeah, what they said", what more can be said. Anyway, I will just say that I really enjoyed looking over your portfolio. I love to see variety and creativity in people's work, and you lack neither. I think your children portraits are where you really shine the brightest though. They seem to stand out, excuse the pun, but head and shoulders above some of your other work. Not to demote the other stuff of course. :) I really like the fact that you seem to cease any opportunity for creativity and aren't afraid to try something different.

I also want to let you know that I truly appreciate the time, energy, and thought you put into critiquing as well. The "numbers" are somewhat meaningless, it's the words that help us really grow, and I thank you for that.

Warm Regards,


Dave Nitsche , December 05, 2004; 01:03 P.M.

A wonderful exploration of light and thought. Very nice...

Paula Grenside , December 08, 2004; 01:35 P.M.

Hi Jayme,

Stunning to say the least. Your flower shots have transparency and depth, and your children's portraits, once again, show the love with which you take photos; your talent is great, but you add warmth and love for the subjects you frame and, believe me, this extra touch is visible.

MR OMAR , December 10, 2004; 11:50 P.M.

Wonderful collection !!

Sigrun Thorvardar , December 17, 2004; 11:00 A.M.

Absolutely great

I really like your photos, you have so good eye for cropping and colors. Your portraits of your children and grandchildren are truly great and of nature, and your hand colored photos are very good. I rated many of your photos and look forward to see more from you. Thank you.

Christopher Knittel , December 19, 2004; 04:11 P.M.


The quality of your work is what I aspire to. Thanks for sharing! chris

Al Li , December 20, 2004; 07:41 A.M.

Your portfolio is world class. The lighting you select for your landscape and building images are exceptional, you really have the eye and the ability to wait for the right light. Your portraits are excellent. You are a wonderful artist.

Steven Biegler , December 22, 2004; 06:57 A.M.


Thanks for your kind comments about my recent photo submission. I like your work very much also. Such warmth and love come through with every image. Thanks again.

Raffaella Lunelli , December 23, 2004; 02:59 A.M.

23 December 2004

Dear Jayme, thank You very much for your kind comment to my portfolio. I like very much all your works, and especially the flowers and the portraits. I wish You an happy new year, full of beautiful shots!

Cherlyn . , January 08, 2005; 02:23 A.M.


Such a wonderful portfoliio. I enjoyed them very much. I like them all, especially " Just playing". Your images has given me much inspiration. Thank you.

Don Miller , January 10, 2005; 03:44 A.M.

Gratitude . . .

. . . from all of us who are simultaneously humbled and motivated by you and your images. You combine the commitment of a nurse, the love of a mother, and the eye of an artist. Plus, I've become a fan of your "the voice of calm reason" prose. 8-)

I read, and appreciated, your bio (really refers to previous version), think your concern over your hair is silly (I'm mostly, um, past that, myself), but then I can see you're lovely. My very best wishes for continued prosperity for you and yours.

Dick Yowell , January 14, 2005; 11:44 A.M.

Jayme, thanks so much for your comments on my portfolio back in November. I just noticed them. You've got a lot of great work here. I'd be repeating what others have already said so well, but you and my wife (of 44 years!) would find a lot to talk about! Best wishes and keep on shooting!

A.K. Sircar , January 22, 2005; 02:06 A.M.

Your images are excellent. I admire your spirit of helping other photographers. You are not only a good father, skilled photographer, friend but also a nice human being. People like you make this planet worth-living.Regards.

Alex Mehl , February 02, 2005; 08:19 P.M.


Just wanted to say that I am very impressed by your work. Also by your reflective and thoughtful comment for M. Zafar Rabbani's picture "Prayer for Tsunami Victims" and your contributions to the "This is getting ridiculous!" thread. Regards

Lou Ann Aepelbacher , February 12, 2005; 07:26 P.M.

Jayme - you have an eye for beauty of all types!! Beauty in nature, people, color, lines, form, composition, etc. It's wonderful to look through your portfolio and see all of the beauty the way YOUR eyes do!! Thank you for sharing so much with us!

Tina Ness , February 19, 2005; 01:34 P.M.

Best i've seen!

You have the most impressive portfolio! I hope to be half as good a s you one day! If you ever have time to give any advice on hand painting photos to the new girl it would greatly appriciated this is a new venture for me!

Sasho Alushevski , February 24, 2005; 09:45 A.M.


Slava Khristich , March 11, 2005; 02:40 P.M.

7/7 for all of your photos

I think each of your photos should be rated at least 7/7. Love your work. Thank you for help and inspiration.

Bridget Pitt , March 24, 2005; 04:49 P.M.


Jayme, the softness and colors of your portfolio is just beautiful. Thank you for commenting and rating my photo and giving me the opportunity to visit your gallery. I am new to the field of photography and have tons more to learn and viewing your work is so inspiring. Thank you Bridget

Bahadir Urkmez , March 24, 2005; 06:33 P.M.

Thanks for commenting one of my photos. I loved your portfolio. Somebody wrote above Mark This Person Interesting Defintely!. I couldn't agree more

Asit Jain , March 25, 2005; 05:18 A.M.

I am inspired.

Thanks for having us look at such wonderful images.

Pnina Evental , March 25, 2005; 08:04 A.M.

Jayme, looking at your folders,seeing the beauty, colors ,varaiety and especially your eye and mind co-working together, it is realy a photographic experience!

I love a lot your family portraits, I think it is a real tallented observation combined with great love.

To translate feelings to words, I can only say , Thank you for sharing ! Pnina

brian fulham , March 25, 2005; 09:18 A.M.

A gorgeous portfolio, very artistic and inspired.

Diodato Campagna , March 27, 2005; 11:00 A.M.


Your portfolio leaves without words.

Larry McGarity , March 28, 2005; 01:09 A.M.

I probably can't add anything that others haven't already expressed. Suffice it to say I am very impressed with your portfolio. Your landscapes are stunning. The bridge photos are as beautiful as any I have ever seen and I mean that quite sincerely.

Luigi Patella , March 30, 2005; 07:57 A.M.

Molto belle!

Joe Baker , April 02, 2005; 03:55 P.M.

don,t ever stop

don,t ever stop takeing photos ; your way to good to stop. you have the eye and the know how, we are all better for haveing seen your work. sincerly Joe.

Hugo Nienhuis , April 05, 2005; 09:07 A.M.

Jayme, thanks for your words. When I look at your portfolio I really feel like a beginner. I think your photo's are more than good enough to be a pro! Go for it, I am sure you will make it.

Maurizio Guarino , April 05, 2005; 12:31 P.M.


Thank you for your comments on my pictures. Your portfolio deserves a long,long stop. . I like your way of photographing. Bye - Maurizio

Pat Merz , April 06, 2005; 09:06 A.M.

Jayme, thanks for your comment on my photo. I really enjoyed browsing your portfolio.

Positive comments from a master like you are very encouraging!

Francisco Javier Gimenez , April 07, 2005; 10:16 A.M.

Jayme...thank you, thank you and many thank you... for your attentive comments, allow me him to eulogize your galleries. They are replete of unique moments decorated with an excellent technique, mainly the family ones... A cordial greeting.

Tim Withnall , April 08, 2005; 04:07 A.M.



What an incredibly beautiful and inspiring portfolio you have...

I am in awe

Best wishes Tim

Michelle Hekle (Guertin) , April 10, 2005; 09:05 A.M.


Just love your work! Thank you for helping on a crop of one of my photos - a simple thing which made a huge difference. I know I can and will learn a lot from your photos, I will visit often. You have a great eye!

Jennifer Anderson , April 12, 2005; 11:59 A.M.

wow...what a beautiful portfolio. I love how diverse it is - and every subject you photograph is captured with excellence. There's so much emotion behind each one - and most tell their own story. I'm interested in the fact that you're a nurse (?). I too am entering the medical field and use photography as an escape from the crazy medical world. Anyways...well done.

Pulok Pattanayak , April 14, 2005; 05:39 A.M.

Great Portfolio. Diverse subjects; beautiful composition; superb exposure.

Kind regards...

Leopoldina Dias , April 19, 2005; 09:44 A.M.

No words enought

Great quality, wonderful, hight level and so many emotion Congratulations

Praveen Murthy , May 06, 2005; 07:05 P.M.

Great portfolio as others have said! Really like the kids stuff.

Dragan Blagojevic , May 11, 2005; 07:27 A.M.

Very nice

I'm 100% sure that this is one of the most colorfull portfolio ever. I really love your work. DRagan

Philip Turner , May 19, 2005; 03:53 A.M.

To My Favorite Environmentalist/Photographer

Congratulations on making the jump from amateur to professional! Hope you and your studio find much success, joy and happiness. You should do very well in your chosen niche and area of expertise.

A few words of advice to you if I may? Be careful to keep costs down, especially at first. Don't think you'll need every piece of "pro" equipment your local photo center tells you you need. If you think you really have to have something try to get it used first. Buying high quality studio equipment is a little like buying a tandem bicycle. The best buys are always had after the dissolutions or bankruptcies (hate to say it). There's always a lot of well intending new business owners who believe it's in the bag as far as success is concerned. I recommend either consulting with another successful retired photo studio owner or having a SCORE (Service Corporation of Retired Executives) member help you setup a business plan. That is unless you've got endless funds and it doesn't matter how much you spend or make?

Hope all is going well otherwise and proceeding up to your expectations. Wish you much success and continued joy in your artistic endeavors. As they said in the 70's; "You've got to keep on keeping on". My sincere hopes for your continued success in your extended career. All the Best- Phil.

Christa Thompson , June 07, 2005; 11:53 P.M.

Jayme, I am glad I found your portfolio, you are so talented! I am excited for you about your opening day, I hope it went well. Thanks for sharing. Christa

George Pennington , June 18, 2005; 12:17 P.M.


Thank you for sharing your story and your wonderful portfolio. Thank you also, for your encouraging comments. They are all valuable, but coming from someone with your skills and experience, they are especially appreciated. Best regards and best of luck in your new profession.

Wolfgang Plautz , June 22, 2005; 03:03 P.M.


Jayme, your work leaves me speechless, take my kids and make your kind of photos withe them :) (if you ever visit Austria). All the best to you, Wolfgang

E. J. , June 24, 2005; 08:03 A.M.

The saga continues

Nice additions...I always enjoy visiting your portfolio.

Todd Bennett , June 24, 2005; 01:38 P.M.

Great portfolio. Excellent body of work.

Bill White , July 04, 2005; 11:09 P.M.

Jayme, I see your heart is in your work. It's great to do what you like and like what do. Great Stuff!,Bill

Peter Diaz , July 08, 2005; 04:37 P.M.

YTou say you are slowly becoming a pro. Well, from what I see you must mean that you are not making money yet because your skill is superb. Great great eye and composition. i know that I will study your shots with great interest to see what I can learn.

Warren Williams , July 12, 2005; 06:50 A.M.

Jayme, I can't believe that I've visited your page so many times and never left a message! It's almost criminal of me! Your family and kiddie portraits are absolutely magnificent. Sometimes I believe that I've caught a special shot here and there. But then I visit your page and I know I still have some way to go! So thank you for sharing your work - it's inspirational to say the least. Warren

Denis Sutherland , July 12, 2005; 01:22 P.M.


Beepy . , July 17, 2005; 11:20 A.M.

Hey Jayme. I like your nature folder a lot - the colors are vibrant and the compositions strong. Your kid portraits are great - there are some B+W's in there that are humorously elegant at capturing childhood.

Terence J Sullivan , July 18, 2005; 07:11 A.M.

Terry Sullivan

very nice work very artistic, love the colours, and the kids eyes especially.

Jason Williams , July 20, 2005; 12:38 P.M.


Thanks for sharing your wonderful images! I agree whole heartly about your take on the ratings. I have often been to lazy to spend the time to put many comments, but after reading your profile it reflects my thoughts on spending more time with constructive critism and less on number ratings.

Thanks for all the wonderful images:)

Emily Koch , July 25, 2005; 10:50 A.M.

So Impressive

I truly love all of your work from the bright colors and angles used in your nature and landscape images to the softness and unique expression on your children images. I inspire to be as good and creative as you someday. Thank you for sharing your talent and passion for photography. I check your gallery often and you never cease to amaze me. Your family is so lucky to have you capture so many beautiful photographs of each of them. Thank you also for your critiques of some of my photographs. I take all the comments left by others to heart and try each day to think of new ideas and see people and things in a different perspective.

Mehmet Tüzün , July 27, 2005; 03:16 A.M.


Your pics are great. Especially childrens and Alyssa folder. You're an ARTIST! No more word.

Zeeshan Nofil , July 28, 2005; 02:44 A.M.

You got a compelling collection of photographs, keep it up!

Vicki Passmore , July 28, 2005; 12:29 P.M.

Hi Jayme Just can't say enough about your photos, they are truly a work of art. I wish I could be an apprentice for you and see you at work. You see, feel and capture emotion that people can relate to when they see your work and in my mind that's alot of what photographers/artists strive so hard to do and for you ....you make it look so easy. Once again there is just not enough words to say how much I enjoy your work.

Henny B , July 31, 2005; 07:19 A.M.

Thank you,

I like to thank you for your comments on my picture The beauty and the beast. All you said was so true and I really need to learn more and more. I have always been a painter and it is hard to learn to give the creativity to technics:) Looked at all your work and I am amazed of what you can do with the camera!! Greatings from Amsterdam.


Balachandra Busam , August 23, 2005; 08:51 P.M.

Jayme, You have a great collection of photographs here. You have a talent for taking very good photos. I wish I could take pictures like these. I liked children, portrait and landscape sections very much. You definitely inspire me. I'll keep looking here for inspiration. Thank you.


Paul Turton , August 31, 2005; 11:23 A.M.

Jayme, What an inspiration your gallery is. All the best with your new studio.

Sherwin James , September 03, 2005; 11:25 P.M.

Fantastic work! Such vibrant and clean colors. I especially like the nature shots.

Your experience definetly shines through.

Iren Nagy , October 09, 2005; 11:36 P.M.

Wow Jayme! This is an incredible portfolio! I loved your diversity. I particularly enjoyed the beautiful expressions you have captured in your people portraits. Thank you for sharing. I am truly humbled! Iren :o)

Kathy Brown , October 22, 2005; 01:09 P.M.

You have a magnificent portfolio. It will take many visits here for me to completely enjoy all of your talent.


Alex Milarakis , October 25, 2005; 05:47 A.M.

Excellent work on your portofolio !

Todd Kuhns , November 11, 2005; 09:40 A.M.

I have looked at your photos as a result of reading the great debate of the images of the girl with the sword series. I guess I expected to see very simple portraits when I got to your page but was blown away with the consistent quality throughout your work. Everything you have posted is very beautiful. Technically your work is also very strong. Very impressed!

Will King , November 14, 2005; 01:23 A.M.

Jayme, Thanks for looking at my stuff. It has given me a chance to discover your work. WOW!!! What an awesome portfolio. Truly amazing work. I am sincerely honored that someone of your talent has commented on my photos.


Todd Kuhns , November 17, 2005; 04:15 P.M.

Thanks for the comments on my images!!!!

Uros Kricka , November 20, 2005; 10:06 A.M.

Beautiful portfolio. You sure now how to handle light. keep it up

Huibert Evekink , November 20, 2005; 06:29 P.M.


Thanks for excellent tips on my Victoria photo! Amazing portfolio, both in quality and diversity. Good luck with your arm!

Bridgette E , November 21, 2005; 10:09 P.M.


Jayme for commenting on my granddaughter's photo of her kissing her foot. Your comment is appreciated. I am quite a fan of your work and love the new studio. What a wonderful dream fulfilled. I will be thinking of you as you go through the process of getting your hand healed. As a nurse I know how important it is to get the proper treatment early. Good luck and may God Bless you.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , November 26, 2005; 07:31 A.M.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. They are greatly appreciated. Now that I am somewhat incapacitated, I find looking at others images so inspiring.

My new philosophy regarding my situation is that "this too shall pass". I just want it to pass quickly! :)

David Vives , November 27, 2005; 04:48 P.M.

Fantastic pictures!

I think that your pictures are wanderful! The inspiration will come back soon, don't give up, your work is excelent!

Doug Stewart , November 28, 2005; 06:44 A.M.

I loaded up your pictures - all of them, and can only say WOW! The word that comes to mind for me when looking at them all is "elegant" - they are all, without any doubt exceptionally well thought out and executed images. It was most pleasnt looking through your collection - took ages to see all of them - but a most enjoyable ride it was! Good luck with the op and get back to clicking asap! Cheers Doug

Oliver Weber , December 05, 2005; 10:43 A.M.

Jayme, I wish you the best with your healing. You have an amazing portfolio. Hang in there.

Ilse P , December 05, 2005; 10:31 P.M.

Just now, time flew by unnoticed while I was looking at your portfolio. I can't really find the words to describe the beauty I just have seen, but I know for sure that I will be back to see more of it!

I wish you all the best with the healing process of your hand. I hope it will be as good as new in a few months time.

Katheryn Lieb , December 06, 2005; 10:16 P.M.

What a page

I am so flattered that you commented on one of my photos. I got impatient while your portfolio was loading, so I scrolled down to go ahead and say thank you, and couldn't believe how many photos and comments you have collected, I'll be scrolling back up in a minute or so when the page finally loads! The masses do seem to appreciate you! I've marked you so I can come back and look again, and maybe even read all the comments on your page!!! Thanks again!

Huibert Evekink , December 11, 2005; 06:16 P.M.

All okay !?

Thanks again for kind feedback! Just wondering how your arm/hand is doing? All the best.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , December 12, 2005; 06:10 A.M.

Hubert- Thanks for asking. Surgery is scheduled for January, Friday the 13th! Eeek! The surgery will be followed by 2 weeks of a cast(of which I can't tolerate, they'll have to knock me out) then 6 weeks of a hard plastic removable cast( only off for bathing, yeah right!) Then 6 weeks of Occupational Therapy. So..... 14 weeks from January the 13th (April 14th, figures the day before Income Tax is due) I am planning on being back to at least 90%. This has been an ordeal I NEVER want to repeat!!!!!

At present, the hand is stiff & hurts like hell, swells each day, I have no lifting power & it is one of the most frustrating, infuriating feelings not to be able to do all the things I want to do.

For example: I needed to change the rubber thing in the kitchen door's threshold. It had gotten torn & cold air was leaking in!!! Don't you think I could do something this simple, NO WAY! I had to ask my husband to do it! I hate that! I'm very, very independent. I've changed a hundred rubber thingies before, no problem, but I just did not have the hand strength to press it back in place. So there I stood, as my husband fumbled around for an hour (yeap, an hour) replacing the threshold gasket. As a carpenter/handy man, he makes a much, much better doctor! I've always been the handyman, not him! I have a living room to paint, I have pictures that need processed & I'll be damned, I can't do it!!!!

Siri Simonsen , December 13, 2005; 08:35 A.M.

I love your work, and have been looking several times.

Javed Rassi , December 14, 2005; 09:06 A.M.

Excellent collection

Enjoyed looking at your photographs, your passion for photography shows in your work, keep it coming, all the best.

David Vives , December 27, 2005; 04:29 P.M.

Jayme, I see that you will need a great deal of patience whilst recovering from your injured arm. Be strong, time flies! and soon you will be at 100% to continue showing to us those wonderful pictures that you make! Regards.

Sharon Jobe , January 08, 2006; 01:21 P.M.

Inspiring Portfolio!

Hi Jayme, what a visual orgy for the eyes! Your portraits are sensitive, intimate, and captivating! I want to thank you for your comments on my photo which led me to your art! I am amazed at your talent, your innovative and creative images are a delight! I hope your arm is healing and that you have no pain! Happy New year, and you now have a new fan!

Al Dennis , January 12, 2006; 11:22 A.M.

Nice, nice, nice. I'm impressed

Mark Pav , January 13, 2006; 04:54 A.M.

Jayme, you've got a wealth of eye-catching photos here. Keep up your good work!

Mandi Cox , January 15, 2006; 10:50 A.M.

Jayme, your work is truly amazing. I have seen beautiful shots from photographers who excel either in shots of scenery/nature/still life or people, but rarely both. There is an evident connection you have with each subject you photograph, and that combined with your technical expertise and artistic talent make for exquisite images.

Jim Baker , January 17, 2006; 04:16 P.M.



i feel like i say very generic things when I write comments for portfolios, but I guess I only comment on things that really stand out, the first thing that stands out is the clarity of all of your pictures, you provide a very focused capture for every shot you take, lighting is amazing and your composition just leaves no room for your eye to wander it just takes the whole thing in. I also like the fact that your very versaitile taking shots of a variety of subjects and doing it well. Excellent work!

- jim baker

Andrea Tognoli , January 18, 2006; 08:22 A.M.

thanks for you contribute on my photo "soft light portrait". regarding your portfolio I think it's really intresting. i like very mutch the portrait and your composition is simply perfect in my opinion. like the landscape too. compliments and thanks to share .

Ger Foy , January 25, 2006; 08:40 A.M.

Wow Jayme,

Seriously impressive. Love your Nature Shots. You are a gift and the added ability of knowing PS to a very high standard.

Thanks for the comment.


Wade Rose , January 26, 2006; 11:51 P.M.

to many comments :D

Jayme very nice wow I have been shooting for three months and Ilove it your pictures are GREAT! hope to get as good someday..cheers

Marga dD , January 30, 2006; 11:45 A.M.


Amazing! I like your photo's very much. Very creative. I can only dream to become as good as you. You SEE things, i am always looking and have troubles finding them :-) Regards, M

Mark Anthony Kathurima , February 05, 2006; 05:29 A.M.


Fantastic collection of photos, Jayme! I've been meaning to add you to my interesting people list, and today I finally remembered to do so! Wow! Amazing work creatively as well as technically. Thanks for sharing and inspiring....

Best regards from Kenya, Mark

Fausto Finocchi , February 06, 2006; 03:28 A.M.


F. Martin Ramin , February 07, 2006; 10:03 P.M.


Read your review of Gerard Laurenceau's portfolio, your joking right?

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , February 08, 2006; 10:32 A.M.

Martin- Unfortunately not. I did not mean my statements as negative. I love his works, but they are just so "depressing" & "Dark" (for lack of better words) to me. Call me crazy, but geez.... even his self portrait is very serious. I just once want to see a "happier" side to his works. He is obviously very, very talented, no question about that. Should one be multifaceted? or not? I don't know, but I bet if he set out to do something just a little different from his norm, he'd be even more successful. Just a thought. Nothing ventured, nothing gained :)I'd really like to see him smile :)

Elisabetta Moschetto , February 11, 2006; 09:29 A.M.

Hi Jayme, I think that your portfolio is really great! Your pictures are so happy and sweet...it is a plasure to look at them. Congrats! Eli

Phil Morgan , February 12, 2006; 09:15 A.M.

great portfolio

Jayme Found your portfolio from a comment by will king. Just thought i'd drop you a quick line to say how inspirational it is to new photographers such as myself. Keep up the great work



John Seward , February 13, 2006; 07:33 P.M.

Jayme, Fabulous portfolio. I can learn a lot from you. Thanks for your comments on "Welcome Stone" John

Matteo K , February 14, 2006; 03:22 P.M.

Jayme, a really great and wonderful portfolio!

Fernand Hick , February 15, 2006; 12:17 P.M.

Thanks to your comments, I have the chance to discover another great sensibility. I like particulary your flowers, and child pictures. Regards, Fernand

David Vives , February 17, 2006; 02:31 A.M.

I am happy to see new photos in your portfolio. I hope your arm is now totally OK. The new pictures are fantastic as usual and I enjoied very much to see all of them. Regards!

David Arran , February 17, 2006; 08:28 A.M.


You have a varied and interesting portfolio. Your eye for composition and light is wonderful, and I love your sense of colour.

I will definitely take the time to browse your work in more detail, you have some wonderful images here. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , February 18, 2006; 03:46 A.M.

Thanks you all for the encouraging comments. The arm is almost well. Still have to get the OK next week for lfting any weight. I have been playing, but I will know nore after the xray next week. Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Helmut Schadt , February 18, 2006; 05:48 A.M.

Jayme, you do outstanding fine work of photography! Congratulation and best regards, Helmut

Jukka Tuohino , February 18, 2006; 01:52 P.M.

Excellent portfolio

Thank you for commenting my photo. I must say I am really amazed how interesting and good your all photos are. I like especially from flower pictures. There is so good mood in your pictures. Just for interest, do you use natural light or studio flashes for your child pictures? Sincerely, Jukka

Pradeep Raghunathan , February 19, 2006; 02:26 A.M.

Hey Jayme

Good to see your comment on my recent photo. It has been ages since I came to PN. Looks like you had an accident some time back. Hope you get fit and fine soon. Your portfolio is awesome. I can visibly see how professional you have become with your work now. There is a lot to learn from you on Photography and Photoshop. Lets chat up / mail sometime.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , February 20, 2006; 05:49 P.M.

Jukka- Thank you. I use a variety of natural light & studio flash when I take the kids images. I love to use natural light, but sometimes you just can't.

Pradeep- good to see you back! :) Thank you for the wonderful comments. Yeap...I slipped in some wet grass & feel down a 5ft embankment. Landed right on my right hand, broke both bones, one bone twice :0 Two surgeries & a bone graft later, I'm doing well. Waiting for the Doc to give me the OK to return to work. I'm hoping real soon!

Marco Ruggiero , February 21, 2006; 01:47 A.M.

Ciao Jamye!

A portfolio that not only reflects a great artistry and technical ability but a love for this art, for the people and for all that sorrounds you and you have captured with pure perfection.


Tim Everett , February 21, 2006; 03:33 P.M.

Best Wishes

Heres hoping you make a Speedy and Full Recovery and go on to Produce more of your 'eyeball pleasers'

Will King , February 21, 2006; 11:04 P.M.

Jayme, it's really great to see you posting photos again. I said it before, but I'll say it again, you're absolutely the best mentor on this site. Thanks for inspiring and teaching...and keeping the grumpies in check. :)

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , February 24, 2006; 06:27 A.M.

Marco, Tim & Will, Thank you

Will- as for the "grumpy old men" They tickle me & some one has to put them in their place every once in a while. I guess I just kind of feel into the position :) Doesn't pay much :)

Mehmet Akin , March 10, 2006; 02:20 P.M.

hello jayme

i liked all of your photos.they are excellent.you are really very skillful...congrts.regards

Ben Bowles , March 12, 2006; 04:49 A.M.

you are a very good or great photographer your philosophy of life is very interesting and your pictures are sharp, clean and beautiful. the portfolio you have is amazing and you master photoshop like no one else. iwould love to see you hit the streets and capture the essence of earthlings. congrats... i am honoured that you took time to help me with my photography

Eric Reagan , March 15, 2006; 06:19 P.M.


Thank you for the comment. Your portfolio is truly inspiring. Everything you do looks so wonderful. I am just in awe of your work.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , March 16, 2006; 06:35 P.M.

Mehmet- Thank you for your wonderful compliments.

Ben- Being from another world has it's advantages :) I actually did do a little book of collected images of "Harley" owner's group (HOG) rallies. I was dragged (kicking & screaming) by my Harley crazed husband & came to realize that "these particular earthlings are pretty darn interesting!" :) LOL, I may expound upon that again this year, if the planets align correctly :) Thanks for your compliments.

Eric- Thank you for your kind words.

Tim Everett , March 18, 2006; 07:45 P.M.

Pleased to hear your on the road to recovery, thanks for your advice and feedback on my postings, you did a nice job on the tree. Iv just been looking through my old contacts from wedding jobs and found some good Portraits of babys and kids, when I get some prints done you will have to take a look for me. I like photographing people but I tend to do more of the other stuff. I like and agree with your general philosophy/observations on Life. Regards, Tim.

Lol Cain , March 31, 2006; 07:07 A.M.

What an amazing portfolio! One of the best I've seen on photo.net. Great work. Regards.


Janis OKelley , April 07, 2006; 01:26 P.M.


Thank You! I love what you did to "Pigs Ear"! I truly appreciate your critique. Please stop by anytime. You can't offend me, I crave constructive cirticism. Your photos are beautiful. Oh, glad to hear you are on the mend! Thanks again.

Rick Vivian , April 11, 2006; 08:24 A.M.

Hi Jayme

What a refreshingly beautiful portfolio. Your work is testimony to your love of photography just as your forum postings are a reflection of your heart. I've learnt a lot by dropping by for a look. Thanks.

Arnab Kundu , April 12, 2006; 04:35 P.M.


Hi, thanks for the comment..actually I like the cropped one you posted. You have a very wide and inspiring portfolio...some of those are my dreams; particularly I like your macros and kids. They have nice and colorful lives portrayed. I wonder why I didn't visit you earlier. Great work and keep posting.

Thanks and best wishes, Arnab

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , April 13, 2006; 05:02 A.M.

Tim- Thank you LLO C- Thank you Janis- Thank you Rick- Thank you Arnab- Thank you

I rarely get back here, so I apologize for my delay in thanking you all. It's so nice to get feedback :)

Paul Deans , April 15, 2006; 01:25 P.M.

Excellent work!

Your portfolio is one of photo.net's top ten.

I loved the picture that you entitled "Savanna". Cuter than a room full of bushbabies. I'm wholly flattered by your attention to my portfolio and having now seen yours, feel even more flattered that you stopped by. I admire your architectural monochromes very much and you most certainly have the gift that with photographong children seems to require.

I hope you are on the mend after your accident/surgeries/grafts. Good luck with the bone growing and keep up what I consider to be work of the highest quality.

kind regards, Paul

Jim Baker , April 16, 2006; 02:10 P.M.



I stopped by again to check out some of your new work. You never cease to amaze me, your just pumping out amazing work. I love the 'new work' folder. Your able to take a seemingly boring piciture 'whimsicial garden series' and turn it into beautiful works of art. Your architecture pictures are such clean captures. And 'time' and 'camoflaged' are yet again another set of amazing art peices, I love the tones to your digitally altered pics, they convey a depth.

whatever or however your doing it... keep doing it. :)

In awe, Jim Baker

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , April 20, 2006; 07:33 A.M.

Thanks Jim & Paul.... back at you :) It's so much fun to meet & view others works. It seems everyday I find someone else of interest :) Keep up the creativity, I have learned from both of you. Thanks! :)

Kraig Emmert , April 20, 2006; 07:59 A.M.

Hello Jayme...Thanks for the comment in the critique forum...so hard to get comments from people. And thanks for leading me to your portfolio....very nice work. Very nice indeed.

Christine Sharp , April 30, 2006; 01:00 A.M.


Jayme... what a wonderful portfolio. I love visiting your page to view your incredible pieces of art... but also to read your comments. I have learned so much and laughed so often (2 of my favourite things to do) whenever here. I greatly appreciate how open you are with your technique. I have taken a few evening photography classes for beginners at the local college, but have learned a thousand times more from you. I feel like I owe you a tuition fee or something!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and look forward to visiting your site often. Sincerely, Christine Sharp

Ken Beilman , April 30, 2006; 10:25 P.M.


Your portfolio is colorful, diverse, interesting, and very creative. In fact, it is just awesome and something you should take great pride in. Because of such quality work, you have earned yourself quite a sizable following.

Since my foray into digital photography and PN, you have taught me a lot about how to get the most out of my images in the brave new digital world. I thank you for that, as I know many others thank you for your mentoring and contributions to this site.

It was so nice to finally meet you and share our experiences on PN in person, as well as getting to know both you and Toby. We have so much in common. Looking forward to more of your images and meeting with you and Toby again in the near future.

Paul Lehmann , May 01, 2006; 06:54 A.M.

Great pics and I appreciate your helpful suggestions on images in my port!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , May 06, 2006; 06:40 A.M.

Christine, Ken & Paul- All I can say is thanks & I'm blushing :) You are all way too kind!

Yann R. , May 16, 2006; 08:14 A.M.

Trully impressive portfolio. I'm not a fan of all of yours (just a matter of taste) but I like how you control your work. You've got a great eye for composition.

Alex Mazur , May 17, 2006; 11:12 A.M.

Absolutely stunning!

Jayme, thanks for sharing your work! Absolutely gorgeous photos, lovely composition, perfect timing, great colors and light! I enjoyed the galleries very much!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , May 18, 2006; 07:23 A.M.

Thanks Yann & Alex

Yann- That we all prefer different things is the most wonderful thing about life :) It's what makes life interesting for me. I love being able to look through others eyes, amazing stuff to me :)

Stefano Truzzi , May 19, 2006; 06:10 A.M.

What a beautiful portfolio! Brava

Bridgette E , May 22, 2006; 09:59 A.M.

Hi Jayme, I just wanted to tell you how much I like your new stuff. You seem to have a great feel for everything you see and I am enjoying your portfolio all the time. You are an artist for sure. Hope you are doing well.

Sylvain Chapet , May 27, 2006; 02:31 A.M.

Impressing !

impressing!!! I am usually very demanding, but there I must acknowledge that it is a beautiful portfolio. The effects are very pretty!! I will almost like to know with what scripts you did them :)) Congratulations !!! I just precised that I had send you an email here ;)

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , May 31, 2006; 04:17 A.M.

Stefano- Thank you so much :)

Bridgette- Thank you, I am doing great! Arm all healed & my hand is back to it's old self, working :) More than I can say for the brain :)

Sylvain- Thank you. The lettering I use is "scriptina" I hope this helps. I downloaded from a free site. I love to think it looks like my own hand-writing on a very good day :) Thanks to my 5th grade writing teacher who made me practice & practice & practice. Habits die hard. I still doodle in the alphabet, upper & lower case as I talk on the phone :) Weird!

Kristian Haflan , May 31, 2006; 04:50 A.M.

Nice job

Love your portfolio, what a variety of pictures! I also have to give credit for your phramework, that really makes your pictures stand out. Have a wonderful summer!


Paul Chepikian , May 31, 2006; 07:28 A.M.

Hi Jayme: Well, judging by the numerous comments above, you certainly don't need my two cents BUT... You and I just left a comment on someone's photo. He asked for some advice and there we were. I was impressed by the time you took to help him out. Very generous. Your work above is extraordinary. You are very prolific. Your children's portrature is done with love and compassion, it shows. Great color saturation on your landscapes and wonderful compostion. You do great work. I've never been to Kentucky but if it's anything like your photos, I'm missing out. Continued success and keep shooting and posting. All the best... Paul

Adam Cooke , June 04, 2006; 04:36 A.M.

Your pictures are beautiful

And like you said,let us not forget the mothers either. God bless them all.

Joao Pereira , June 06, 2006; 07:43 A.M.

Hi Jayme,

Many thansk for your generous comment to my photo. Besides the pleasure of receiving it, brought me to your excellent gallery.

I find very interesting the way you blend top-notch photography (your nature gallery is fantastic) with such intimate subjects.

I shall be abck often. All the best

Philip Turner , June 08, 2006; 06:38 A.M.


Check out this image by Maris Ojasuu. Just offering up one to consider for your AAA Jayme's Top Picks for the Week of Other PN Photographers. As if your were taking submission requests, oh the nerve of some people!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , June 11, 2006; 08:03 A.M.

Kristian- Thank you for the lovely comment :)

Paul- Too kind! Thank you :)

Adam- Thank you & ditto!

Joao- You are so very welcome :) It was well deserved. Thank you for your kind comment :)

Philip- Wow.... thanks for sending me there. Beautiful portrait. I find it so amazing how one's like this are so often over looked. There are so many wonderful images that never make it anywhere unless they are what I term, "over done" extremes. Sometimes, I just want to see plain, old, good photography. Does that make sense? I guess because I have enough PS skills to realize one "can" made a silk purse out of a sow's ear, I find it more challenging at this point to attempt to capture something special right out of the camera :) Must be a phase :)

Kent Draper , June 15, 2006; 11:43 A.M.

Holy Cow

Thank you so much for the nice comments on my daughters (Mandy Draper) pic's. It means alot to her. I am stunned by your portfolio. It gives me goose bumples. You truly are a great artist in every sense of the word. I think you have a great gift and am glad you are sharing it. I used to shoot a long time ago and had to quit in the late 70's. Just starting back and can't get enough of it. Again, thanks for spending time to do the nice things you do. Kent

Rakesh Syal , June 16, 2006; 08:16 A.M.


You have a great portfolio, I am so impressed!!

Neil Murray , June 17, 2006; 06:49 P.M.

Dear Jayme,

After our little exchange on the site feedback forum, I thought I should look at your work. Very good indeed. I have left comments on several photos that immediately appealed to me. Overall, a first class body of work.Your collection of portraits is excellent and I should imagine will serve as a cherished legacy for your family and friends.

Kind regards, Neil

Neil Murray , June 17, 2006; 06:51 P.M.

Top pick

PS. like your idea of presenting your top pick photos of the week

Phillip Rabie , June 20, 2006; 05:18 A.M.

hi jayme, thanks for your time and kind words on my photo. your photos are realy realy AMAZING. you sure are talented. thanks alot. greetings all the way from south africa

Brad Farlow , September 28, 2006; 07:46 A.M.


You have a great eye for composition. I especially love your portraits of children.

Jim Downs , October 02, 2006; 06:00 A.M.

I've enjoyed browsing your portfolio and particularly like the landscapes and intimate detail folders. I also like the quotes in your bio. I keep an electronic file of favorite quotes and will be adding a couple of yours to it. Per your forum post, I likewise grow weary of the way nudes dominate the TRP, not because I have a problem with them but because their disproportionately high ratings prevent so much other good stuff from getting proper exposure. Unfortunately, I have no answer to solve the problem short of splitting the site into two sections: nudes and everything else.

ian salgado , October 05, 2006; 09:24 A.M.

Looking for you

Dear Jayme

This is Ian Salgado from SQM (www.sqm.com) and i need to contact you urgently, it's about one of your photos, so please write me to ian.salgado@sqm.com and send me your phone number to call you, i hope you can answer me today thursday.

Many thanks in advance

Ian Salgado

Justin Johnson , October 11, 2006; 06:35 A.M.


Such a wonderful portfolio. I'm so jealous!

Congrats on ALL of your hard work!

Cristina Fumi , November 22, 2006; 05:11 P.M.

Hi Jaimie, sometimes I still visit my old's friends portfolios and love to remember how much I used to love (and still do)their styles... I don't have so much time to participate as I used to, but once in a while I come back to have a look. Take care

Maggie Habieda-Nowakowski , December 01, 2006; 11:41 A.M.

Hello Jayme, I can not thank you enough for taking your time to critique my work. Your protfolio is SIMPLY STUNNING! So colorful, happy and beautiful. You have very great compositions and I love the usage of the frames, very tasetfully done. Thank you again, Maggie

Michael Morris , December 06, 2006; 08:06 A.M.

Hi Jayme, thanks for the critique (she is a 24 year old college graduate). You have a lot of very nice work. Best of luck to you!


Marga dD , December 22, 2006; 01:38 P.M.

Hi Jayme

I want to wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Thank you for watching, rating and commenting on my photos in the past year. It was very highly appreciated. Looking forward to your new photos in the next year. Best regards,


Landrum Kelly , December 29, 2006; 12:25 A.M.

Jayme, what an assemblage of beautiful shots! I don't rate or comment so much anymore, but these are beautiful. I miss your old biopic. Regarding your current biopic, I wish that I had a new motorcycle. I sold my last one in 2001. I miss it.


Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , December 29, 2006; 05:02 A.M.


The old Biopic was just way too "nice" for me :) I usually have my hair tied up on top of my head with a rubber band, it's so naturally wild ( similar to Albert E.'s :) Sticks out in every direction unless I spend lots of time on it & I really hate spending any time on "the hair", as my kids call it :) I thank God everyday neither of them got THAT gene :)

Anyway, good to hear from you. I also don't rate or comment that much anymore. Somehow the fun has diminished a little, but I think it's on the rebound :) My motorcycle is sitting until Spring. I don't ride unless it's at least 70 :) Jayme's rule! Toby, however, has a 40 degree rule. He's riding today :) Upper 50's, low 60's.

Wishing you a wonderful & safe New Year :)

Keith Clemens , December 31, 2006; 08:33 A.M.

Best Wishes!

As we approach the turning of the calendar, Jayme, I wish for you and your loved ones health and happiness in the new year. The year 2006 was made more special because of the nice words of encouragement, support, and advice from you. I always look forward to your postings and hearing from you as you review mine. Again, best wishes for a Happy New Year!

-Stn- Tanya , January 04, 2007; 05:34 P.M.


beautiful ... great ... interesting! :))

Andreas Bruhn , January 17, 2007; 07:29 A.M.


Hi Jayme! I looked through your portfolio and just wanted to let you know that I think you're really good at capturing children. I noticed how I kept "clicking" on your child portraits as I was scrolling down on your page. I also like the portraits you have worked more with in editing...You're really good at that!

Good luck in the future!


Marcelo Maiolino , January 18, 2007; 01:00 P.M.

Hi Jayme,

Thank you for your comment on my photo. I am glad to see that you really liked it. Your portfolio is fantastic and will come back often in search for inspiration.


P.S.: I forgot to say that that stair is, acctually, inside a church... maybe it leads to the belltower or to heaven... who knows?

Rachel Barker , January 18, 2007; 07:10 P.M.

Hey, Jayme.

Your portfolio is enormous! Every bit of it is great, though. I love your folder entitled "learning lighting and other frustrations". It actually taught me a couple things, so BRAVO.

Tony Hadley , January 18, 2007; 08:13 P.M.


You have quite a variety of photos and a beautiful portfolio. Congrats.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , January 22, 2007; 06:38 A.M.

Thank You All

I rarely visit this area, I think I will come back more often. So many wonderful comments, I am blushing! You are all way, way too kind.

Again, PN can be such a super place to look, listen & learn. The majority of the members are wonderful, creative individuals who are willing to share their knowledge. It creates a wonderful place to communicate, collaborate & improve our craft. Again..... Thank you all for your comments :)

Marcelo Maiolino , January 22, 2007; 12:28 P.M.

Your place

I loved your studio!!! Congratulations!!!

Tim Reaves , January 27, 2007; 09:16 A.M.

Wonderful work in your portfolio.......congratulations!

Tim Reaves

Pavle Marjanovic , January 31, 2007; 07:59 A.M.

Bravo, maestro!

Jan Piller , February 07, 2007; 11:31 A.M.


I love this forum! You left a comment on my Plum(b) and so I came to visit. I love your bio and your favorite quotes - they look like quotes I would choose too. Your images are exceptional (I don't use that word very often) and of a quality not always seen on PN - you are an "example" for us newbies! Thanks again for your comment - every comment inspires and motivates me to do better - you were most gracious to leave it. Regards,

Micki F. , February 12, 2007; 11:13 A.M.

Jayme, Ha! You have to change your BIO... it says

and I am taking this straight from your bio..."I love Art, I love Children, I love Photography & I love being creative. If I could draw or paint, I would, but I can't. To be able to capture with my camera & convey what I see & feel is my only goal." It now needs to say...

I love Art, Children, Photography, being creative, Drawing Painting, capturing EVERYTHING with my camera and sharing it with everyone.... After the last few days and what you have been doing! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!! GIRL!! ;) ~~ CHANGE it ;) ~ he he ~

Thank you so much for the wonderful encouragement and coments you made on my portfolio and my toe on the beach picture (and the beautiful picture you made with it ~ LOVE IT). The fact that you spent the time to do it meant so much to me! My daughter LOVED the candy hearts better than "anything" I have done so now I have to raise the bar for me! She liked it even more than my cheese cake but I think that is because I didn't bring back any to her!

Your portfolio is filled with YOU, and your thumbprint is so evident all over everything. You can tell that your hand was on everything and that means that you have already got your style down.

I can't wait to see what else you have planed to do in paint! Thank you for sharing all that you do with everyone! ~ me ~ micki

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , February 14, 2007; 05:50 A.M.

Thank You all for the encouraging compliments :)

I live to learn & I love to share :) In my opinion, learning something new & sharing what you've learned is what makes each day worth experiencing:) It's all about communication :)

I wholeheartedly thank you for the communication of your opinions & thoughts. They make me smile & encourage me to learn & share :) Thank you!

Live, learn, love & enjoy life, it's very, very short! Make sure you have lots of people to share it with. Misery loves company :)

Gunn White , February 18, 2007; 08:33 A.M.

Bravo !!

I am soooo impressed about your portfolio!

Gerardo Llaneza , February 25, 2007; 05:14 P.M.

Portfolio very varied. I like in special your work with the flowers, and the dominion of the B&W. Thanks for your commentary in my photo (To me it either does not please that enormous publcidad to me in the commentaries, I think that they would have to put it in another place)

Reyhan Taravati , March 07, 2007; 02:39 P.M.

So Cute !

Thanx for your nice comment and your attention I agree with you . my photo would be better if the backgraund was solid .... you have a wonderful gallery ! thanx for sharing ;)

best wishes Reyhan

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Lorenza F , March 08, 2007; 05:50 A.M.

Hallo Jayme! I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove how you portrait children!!!!!

Tony Quinlan , March 22, 2007; 05:28 A.M.

What an insperation your work is Jayme ... :)

Emmanuel Enyinwa , April 01, 2007; 10:45 P.M.

Your work has staying power, not because you love photography, but because you love people and you love nature. Of all your pictures, I find the portraits of children most engaging. As you know, this takes PATIENCE. Your repeated portraits of family members also speak to someone who is at ease with herself, and at peace with her kin. Must be that Bluegrass spirit. I spent a year in Frankfort back in 1999, and I have never met nicer folks than I encountered there. Your pictures bring back those happy memories. Hope you do well in your new studios. I'll be watching. Emmanuel.

jorge a , April 08, 2007; 07:40 A.M.


There is no other way to describe it. Beautiful portfolio. Tony

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , April 15, 2007; 07:00 A.M.

Thank you all for your supportive & sensitive comments. They are such an inspiration :)

Thank you Gunn, Gerardo, Reyhan, Lorenza & Tony I truly appreciate your inspiring comments :)

Emmanuel- Thank you, your comment was so lovely, I am blushing :)

Jorge- Thank you

I hope to be posting some new images in the very near future :)

roger sonneland , May 11, 2007; 08:14 P.M.

Hello Jayme

Well where to start, have just gone through your portfolio some lovely work and it gave me great pleasure to discover it , I also read your bio , a couple of times , you sound a fasinating person. Shall definatley put you down as someone to watch.


Jan Piller , May 13, 2007; 08:39 P.M.


Your new studio looks amazing! And well it should, it is the place where genius and artistry meet. You are so talented. Every so often I stop by and drool over your photos and hope someday to be a tenth as talented as you! Congratulations!

Amy Rich , May 13, 2007; 09:10 P.M.

Jayme, I love your photographs! Your children's portraiture in particular is beyond excellent. It is this type of portfolio that I aspire to...It is just wonderful! amy

roger sonneland , May 22, 2007; 07:00 A.M.

hello Jayme

Have something here to bring a smile to your face. Hope you enjoy it Happens quite a bit here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsuDDJ91VfA

Cheers roger

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , May 28, 2007; 10:40 P.M.


Very cool :0 I am smiling:) Thanks!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , May 28, 2007; 10:41 P.M.

Also, Thank you so much Jan & Amy :)

Paolo Inselvini , June 16, 2007; 11:00 A.M.

Very nice Portfolio good colors and compositions. Thx for your comment to my Angel foto... if you have some time please my new version.... Best, Paolo

Vicki Passmore , June 18, 2007; 12:08 P.M.

Your work is such an inspiration. I just have not a chance to check out your latest work. Amazing!!!!!! I am definately a fan of your beautiful images. Thanks for sharing.

Raj Nandwana , July 07, 2007; 10:32 A.M.

dear jayme

namaste - greetings from india !

a visit to your portfolio is not enough. I need many more to see in detail your beautiful work.

best wishes Rajen

John Galyon , July 09, 2007; 11:02 P.M.


I'm not sure how I haven't found you before now...but please hear my most sincere words in saying that I find your work to be among the finest, the most creative, and the most diverse that I've seen in some time. Within the initial minute of viewing your portfolio you were suddenly near the front of the line in my list of favorite photographers on site. I certainly hope that we can chat at length in the near future. I would be remiss if I did not say that after reading your bio...however briefly...(as I am presently very tired and in need of sleep)...that I perceive you to not only be a skilled craftsman but an intriguing observer and most importantly...participant in life. I'm very impressed and encouraged as a human first and a photographer second...by what I have learned of you on this lazy summer evening. best regards, john

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , July 10, 2007; 12:12 A.M.

Thank you Paolo & Vicki :) I do so appreciate your comments.

John- You have made my tomorrow & night tonight! I too am having a hard time keeping the ole' eyes open :) But.... I find your comment so flattering, I must respond.

Just the other day I was talking with another photographer who asked me what my specialty was, I kind of looked around, tapping my foot lightly, (feeling just a little insecure) and said, "Anything that comes my way." :) Then I read a quote from Picasso, he said, "I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them."

This quote really summed it up for me. I just can't seem to develop a "style" :) I personally think that's a good thing. I never want to be pigeon holed into a particular style. I want to try everything at least once :) So thank you for noticing my style. I think "eclectic" might be the word :) It sounds good anyway. I'm going to use it the next time someone asks :)

I'm an Eclectic Photographer :) I like that!

Gershon Levi , July 10, 2007; 10:25 P.M.

Thank you for the comment & rating on my photo. Your photos are amazing. I'll definately be back to see what's new. Very inspiring!

Sachn M , July 22, 2007; 02:14 P.M.

wonderful portfolio!

You have got variety of wonderful photographs in your portfolio. Thanks for visiting and editing my photo.

Best Wishes, ~Sachn

Vicki Passmore , July 27, 2007; 09:02 P.M.

I could look at your portfolio a million times and see something new each time. You are a true artist in every way. You see and capture life and preserve it for others in such a beautiful and artistic manner. What more can I say AWESOME WORK!!

pk Hall , July 28, 2007; 07:55 A.M.

Thank you for your comment on my photo. Your portfolio is amazing.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , August 06, 2007; 05:41 A.M.

Thank you

Gershon- You are so very welcome :) Thank you, definately...come back :)

Sachn- You are also very welcome. I never want to offend, sometimes I just can't control my fingers :) I'm glad you liked my play :)

Vicki- You know I love your girls :)You should also know I think there was a mix up & you got one of my girls anyway :) Yesterday, I would have traded you 2 of my ornery boys for one of your sweet little girls, no questions asked (LOL) :) They were bad! Must have been the heat. They came into my studio like 2 little tornadoes & left the same way. They had every doll, toy, etc. out! Took me an hour to straighten the place up :)

You are just too kind. What more can I say but Thank you:)

pk- Thank you for the compliment on the portfolio & you are most welcome, I enjoyed your image :)

Jim Iverson , August 06, 2007; 11:24 P.M.

I love your portfolio!

Jim Iverson , August 16, 2007; 11:00 P.M.

Thank You

Thanks for your comments on my "Future Hall of Famer?" picture. Antonio, my Grandson, loves his sports!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , August 23, 2007; 04:14 A.M.

Thanks Jim- our boys love sports too. I should spend more time taking photos of the oldest (9). He plays football, but it's so dang hot! I'm afraid my camera would melt! :)

Jim Iverson , August 23, 2007; 10:29 P.M.

Thanks for your comment on my Ava. She is a doll. I really admire your photos of the children. I am working hard to improve my photos. My grandkids make for great shots and love to "pose" for Grandpa!

Mark McCune , August 25, 2007; 04:25 A.M.

Thanks Jayme

Thanks for the comment on my "Parasol". I think it was a combination of one of the first times out with the new DSLR, amature, indoors, kit lens. I looked at the original and was surprised it looks this good...lol. The 5 meg picture was really shakey. My new 14-54 f/2.8-3.5 is in transit somewhere between here and NJ (FedEx),So excited. Congratulations on your studio! Hope all is well. From looking at your portfolio I am sure people are flocking to get their photo take from you. Excellent work. I would like to the same. There's a property thats been for sale here for a couple years that I have had my eye on that would be perfect. But at $250,000 it is mostly a dream for an hourly working stiff. Keep up the great work. Regards, Mark

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , August 27, 2007; 05:13 A.M.

Thanks Jim- Ava is a little doll baby. I'd love to photograph her. Having 5 grandsons & no grand-daughters makes me want a little girl more. A friend of mine who will be working with me in my studio has a 3 year old niece we are going to borrow. I am looking forward to the fun :) I have this antique dress (actually it's about 27 years old, our daughter's "most beautifulest dress") I can't wait to get it on her & photograph her. Off white, lots of satin ribbon trim, little pearl buttons, you get the picture. Then, I have our daughter's old (27 years old) Mickey Mouse dress we bought in Disney World, ears and all :) What fun!

Thanks Mark- Keep dreaming :) But as my mother always says, "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it :)" 10 years ago I only dreamed of having a studio, now I have one. I was working as a registered nurse. It sure helped pay the bills, but..... Art was truly my passion. Now that the digital darkroom has come to pass, I am having way, way too much fun! Now I can put on paper what I see in my mind's eye. Oh my gosh is it fun! But as usual, I'm still learning :)

Michael Nigro , August 28, 2007; 03:59 P.M.

I like your work. You have an eye for the visual grid. Be more selective.

Alexa Halford , August 29, 2007; 12:40 P.M.

What an expansive and beautiful portfolio! I think I like your nature section the best, but it's very hard to choose. - Lex

Danny Wilson , September 03, 2007; 12:01 P.M.

Thank you!

Thank you for your kind comments concerning my work, and thank you again for putting me in your watch list.

Danny WIlson, Wilson Photography, www.wilsonphotos.net

laura larson , September 03, 2007; 09:24 P.M.

Thanks for the stopping by my sight. The image of the little girl was just a test shot in my new studio. The lighting is pretty straight forward. Two alien bees and one key at about 45 degrees and a fill above and behind the camera. Looks like you already have a great understanding of light based on your portfolio :) Take Care, Laura Larson

laura larson , September 04, 2007; 08:44 P.M.

Hey, I love the crop on the belly shot. Some thing was bugging me on that image and I couldn't nail it down. The way you cropped it was perfect. I guess my head wasn't on straight that day. I ended up catching that mistake. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience. Sincerely, Laura Larson

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco , September 05, 2007; 10:08 A.M.


hola jayme, wonderful portfolio, congratulations


Richard French , September 12, 2007; 07:57 P.M.

You have a gift!

Appreciate the nice words on my image. THEN I come to your pics and WOW! You have a truly amazing portfolio. The kids, the nature shots, the babies, I couldn't begin to tell you what my favorite is. Very nice work, you are truly gifted.

Joe Payant , September 27, 2007; 12:41 P.M.


Jamie, I happened upon your gallery for the first time today. I am so impressed at your ability to ballance your technical skills with your ability to bring out such great expression in your models. I will be adding you to my favorites. Thank you for sharing. Joe

Micki F. , October 23, 2007; 09:16 A.M.

I absolutely LOVE your new profile picture

GOD it's gorgeous the way you did it!

You need to post it so I can say wonderful praise about you.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , October 26, 2007; 07:19 A.M.

Thanks to All

Thank you to all for the wonderful comments. I appreciate each & every one of them. If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it is that each of us has a different perspective on how we approach our victims:) I love being able to see what others see & how it differs from what I see :) What one person thinks is wonderful, another dislikes. That's the way of the life. The differences add spice & widen our views of this wonderfully interesting world.

Micki- With that said.... At first, I did post my new self-portrait in a folder. It got such bad reviews, I decided to take it down :) I liked it, but others thought it was pure trash :) LOL. At 52 (almost 53), I no longer look like a "cover-girl". (Not that I ever did!:) The story behind the new self-portrait is that I am having a book printed of my photos for our children for Christmas. I felt I needed a shot of myself to put at the end of the book with a brief message to our children. Since my husband is the only other person in our family that occasionally takes photos & every photo he takes of me & everyone else looks absolutely hideous, I decided I should take it myself :) (Heads cut off, glowing red eyes, shooting down on the subject (geez.. that really makes everyone look bad), capturing everyone in a half blink :) Everyone scatters when he gets his camera out :) He refuses to listen to any advice from me:) Figures! After 34 years, he's not about to change now!

However, I truly believe it is very difficult to really capture a person's personality in photo. I find myself thinking about this when I take other's portraits. I also find I look at others differently. I rarely see the simple exterior flaws we all have. My goal is to capture that inner beauty that I see :)I absolutely want others to see exactly what I see. Sometimes I accomplish my goal, sometimes I don't. It's a trial & error situation most times.

Children are so easy. They wear their personality on their sleeves :) Adults are a whole other ball game. As we all know, we tend to cover ourselves for self preservation. A learned response from life in general. We are much more difficult.

I am starting a new project with older adults. I know loads of elderly people, mostly due to my husband's practice. By elderly, I mean those over 70 :) I hope to be photographing them in my studio doing something that makes them unique & captures their personality. One lady loves to crochet, she has a very beautiful soul. One man, in his 90's, loves to dance.

I simply adore children under 35 & those over 70 :) It's those in the 35-70 year old age group that give me grief :) Those under 35 & over 70 are direct opposite from the ones in between. The under 35 crowd is still learning how to deal with life & they are trying new things. Those over 70 have already dealt with life & most have come to accept themselves as they are. The "in betweens" (like myself) are rarely satisfied with their exterior :) So keep an eye open for my new project :)

Ben Huybrechts , October 28, 2007; 05:32 A.M.

Thanks for your critique

Hi Jayme, I am new at photo.net and I very pleased you had a decent look at one of pictures. You even took the time to write some recommendations. Thanks. After you commented on my picture, Colorful Gray, I checked out your portfolio. Great portfolio. I found out that I have still about 10 years to reach your level :-). I will look out for your new project ...


Jeffery Beach , October 28, 2007; 06:59 A.M.


Thanks for the comment. I like your work. Technically fine and I'm envious of your children portraits, there not easy to do.

Jeff Beach

Jim Downs , October 30, 2007; 12:51 A.M.

Good to see your work again. You continue to be the master of child photos as well as many other nice images. I don't recall having seen you around much in recent months. Then again, I've been on the road a bit this year and have had long absences. Thanks for the comment on my northern Chile geoglif panorama. Here is a tighter shot that shows much more detail: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6567373 Also, I am happy to see your fiesty forum posts. It has become so boring here! Cheers, GJ

Becki Pino , October 30, 2007; 11:55 A.M.


I wanted to choose a photo to comment on and could be here all day long just trying to pick! You have amazing work. What an inspiration you are!! Keep up the awesome work!!

Hugs, Becki~

Dennis Aubrey , October 30, 2007; 05:36 P.M.

Fine portfolio, Jayme ...

... truly a trove of great shots in here. Particularly like your churches (because of my own bias), but everything is so well done. Congratulations and I'm very glad I stumbled onto this collection!

Malija Bell , November 11, 2007; 11:33 A.M.

Im gonna add another "wow" to the already enermous pile of admirers of your skills, sences, sensitivity, imagination. Definately stimulating body of work!!

Emanuele Carapacchio , November 13, 2007; 06:39 A.M.

I am immensely happy and enchanted by the criticism of a great photographer like you. Thank you for your attention. So, I had the opportunity to visit your portfolio, wonderful. Again thanks and sorry for my bad english :-)

Sahin Tuhan , November 13, 2007; 02:51 P.M.

Hi Jayme

thank u for comments on my picture.u have got very nice portfolio...it is nature of his pupils:=)))))congurationals....

Jenny Kim , November 13, 2007; 08:34 P.M.


Thank you for your comment. I feel like I could learn alot from you, can't wait to see more of your work

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , November 14, 2007; 10:08 A.M.

Thank you to all for your wonderful comments

As I grow older I forget things more frequently :) One thing I forget about is looking here for new comments :( I always like to respond so here goes.

Ben- Welcome to PN. It can be an eye-opening experience. Just remember: You are not your photographs. I try very hard to keep this in mind. Sometimes the critics can wear you down. But overall, my experience on PN has been an education worth learning :)

Jeffery- Thank you. You are correct, children, even on their best behavior, can be difficult. Patience & time is the secret :)

GungaJim- I've been around, just keeping a low profile as of late :) Not like me at all!;) Still recovering from the broken arm, fractured ribs & broken big toe :) I have been banned from ladder use. (I still use one, just have to do it on the QT) It slowed me down a little. Of all, the rib fracture was the worst. Told my husband I must have needed to learn just how painful it was so I could have a little more sympathy for his patients with rib fractures :) Slept in a recliner for a week! Ouch! I am hoping I'm over this phase in my life. I am just a confirmed klutz, who's not afraid of heights :) For some reason I enjoy the freedom of standing on top of the ladder. I have no idea what that's about??? Probably something to do with being under tall, I'm use to seeing shoulders & chests in a crowd!

It has been a little boring around here :)

Becky- Thank you so much. I feel honored for your comment :)

Dennis- Thank you. Stumble back sometime :)

Anna- Thank you. "Stimulating" is what I enjoy. PN has lots of stimulating photographers. I love it!

Emanuele- Thank you. I don't know about the "great" part :) Persistent is more like it :)

Sahin- Thank you for the lovely comment & you are most welcome :)

Jenny- Thank you & you are very welcome. I love to look & comment as best I can. It is my pleasure :)

Emanuele Carapacchio , November 14, 2007; 05:22 P.M.

A rose! Thank you for your attention and kindness.

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Gershon Levi , November 17, 2007; 10:59 P.M.

Thank you for the comment & rating on my photo. Your photos are amazing. I'll definately be back to see what's new. Very inspiring!

Brian Winn , November 18, 2007; 10:08 A.M.


Thanks for your comments on my "Patron Moon". You have a wonderful and diverse portfolio...you've seemed to have mastered numerous areas of photography! I especially enjoy your "Intimate Details" folder.

Kenneth Fugate , November 19, 2007; 06:15 A.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


Emanuele Carapacchio , November 20, 2007; 06:53 A.M.

I am so glad you watch my portfolio.. Thanks Jayme.

jamie mabe , November 23, 2007; 07:13 P.M.

I love your portifolio, you have many talents!!!

Sonny DeLeo , November 30, 2007; 10:09 P.M.

Jayme, after your critique of my photo "Alaska from Above" I was prompted to look over your portfolio and am pleased I did so. You have an eclectic collection that strays then comes back to your forte' (just my observation) portraits. Yet artistic talent seeps into all your work whether experimenting, playing with P/S or a straight up shot it extols real talent. I am still figuring the difference between an 'f' stop to a backstop so when someone of your caliber takes note of something I worked hard on I am inspired. I take a lot of heat for my photos and try to learn and improve. It's nice to get noticed, positively, as I stagger through by trial and error and error and... But it matters more when the pat on the back or honest critique comes from a 'qualified' photographer such as you. I will be back and if you find time to comment on my other photos (good or not so good) I would be the better for it. Thanks again- love your work! <>< Sonny <>< ps. since you felt the need to inject politics in your profile I feel compelled to state I disagree with your philosophy's and reasoning. But I'd rather save that sparring for a political blog-site and not a photography critique forum. Peace through strength or until the other guys stops shooting -other wise you're just a target. There is an evil out there who wants to kill you and your free way of life and the only thing evil needs to win are for the good to do nothing. PEACE is an illusion, a tool to weaken the opposition to lower their defenses. I thank-God there are people in our government who understand this. (End of my off-subject retort)

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , December 03, 2007; 11:10 A.M.

Thanks Sonny for the praise of my portfolio:) I appreciate it.

Let me add:

I always enjoy other's political points of view. Nice to know we can still have them here in the USA:) Obviously, we disagree politically, that's OK :) I tend to like to believe that people are inherently good but bad things happen to change their course in life. Like maybe the USA backed the wrong side or maybe both sides? This would explain a lot of anger towards us.

I believe our founding fathers knew what they were doing when they wrote the Declaration of Independence. I believe they were trying to prevent exactly the type of things that have been happening in our country right now. This is not Democracy, this is on the road to Fascism. A little scary don't you agree?

I am not normally paranoid but, since I started making my beliefs known via the Internet, my computer has become slower & slower? Could it be I have been added to some list of citizens to watch? How silly, right? NOT! Why would my government feel threatened by some little old lady in KY? Because it's just not this little old lady in KY that has come to realize we are in serious trouble. Can our way of life survive until 2008? For the very first time in my life, I honestly don't know. Now that's scary!

It's no longer about truth, justice & the American way, it's about money, power & the control of oil in the dollar market.

Bela Laszlo Molnar , December 10, 2007; 11:52 A.M.

Hi Jayme.

You given me a comment, and I discovered your portfolio. And I discovered more. YOUR BIOGRAPHY. You quotation, most from A. Einstein, right out from my collections of quotations. And your opinion abut the world, politicians, existing "governments", etc., is right on, and I have to realize, you do not have to be 60+ somebody, to learn and known all this facts. You mast be an extremely intelligent person, and a sensitive human being, and an artist. Your images/ photographs, all very nice and reflecting all mentioned above. You are an excellent photographer, with talent and a good eyes, good artistic taste, and clear mind, free of to days excessive brain washing by the media, government and some religious institutions. I wish you a good lack, a happy life and a lots of hope for the future. Have a peaceful, and happy holiday season.

Best regards; Bela from Toronto

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , December 15, 2007; 10:45 A.M.

Dear Bela

Thank you so much for your absolutely wonderful comments :) I'm blushing! Over my 50+ years of life, I guess I could always have been described as an independent thinker. (Even as a child, I drove my parents crazy with my "Why?" questions) I refuse to let others sway my thoughts without the true facts. Extremely hard headed. I also refuse to get caught up in unrealistic scare tactics. The "every one's out to get us" is a complete falsehood. Yes... there are bad people out there. But.... if I allow them to change one thing in my life, then they have won! Plus... there are lot more good people out there than bad ones!

I was amazed by a recent comment made by Hilary Clinton that if she were elected President, she would "not" talk to those governments in our world that we have shunned & ignored for years, for at least one year. What's that about? Why not? There sits Castro off the coast of Florida & we have shunned him for decades! His people have arrived by rafts & boats for years. Why not talk to him? Talking doesn't mean we have to agree with him, it just means there's a dialog going on! There can be no understanding without verbal engagement. I find charades unacceptable when it comes to politics. China is learning this, why can't we?

Just on PN alone, I have communicated personally with normal people from all over the world. Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, England, France, Spain, Italy, Kuwait, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Kenya, Mexico, Egypt, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, Brazil, Romania, Poland, Pakistan, Israel, Jordan, Portugal, Scotland, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Ukraine, Latvia, The Netherlands, Qatar, UAE, Singapore, plus the USA (which sometimes feels like a foreign country today). These are only the ones I can remember :) None of them have threatened to kill me! All have been extremely gracious & kind. I find out more truth from these normal people than I do from our Press. What has happened to our world? Yes, I support our troops, I want them home!

I refuse to let fear strip me of my freedoms! I flat out refuse! I like to believe I am a direct descendant of one of our country's original freedom fighters. I know I am not, my descendants arrived here from Ireland, England & Germany long after our country was formed. But then you never know :) I only want my country back! I want our politicians to actually speak for us, not just to us! We are not ignorant, we are an extremely intelligent group of human beings. Hanging Chads? Give me a break! I am tired of being treated like we need to be taken care of. We don't. I am tired of all the secrets & detained persons of interest without any rights. How dare we do this! This is absolutely unAmerican! How dare we torture? I use to think "water boarding" was something a kid did, kind of like surfing! How can we? This is NOT something I want anyone whom I pay to do! And yes... we all pay for these awful crimes to be executed. At what cost? Our freedom? No way! We need to be setting good examples for our world, not acting like crazed animals! I am completely tired of the fact that everyone else in the world knows more about what's happening with our government than our own American citizens do. It's sad & outrageous!

I saw a world poll done on the Internet the other day. It involved both our Democrat & Republican candidates. After all was said and done, the world elected Ron Paul as the next President of the USA. Could it be that the world knows better than we do what our country needs next? Really, really sad! Apathy in America is rampant. We feel as though there's nothing we can do to change anything. We've been told this is the truth. This is also a falsehood. We can change the world, all of us together. The operative word here is "together". If we do not talk with our enemies then they can never become our friends. With the way the world climate is heading, we are all going to need as many friends as we can muster :) Sorry I got off on a rant, but.... it's how I feel!

Emanuele Carapacchio , December 22, 2007; 07:06 P.M.

Hallo Jayme

Merry Christmas and happy new year, Emanuele Carapacchio.

Michael Brown , December 31, 2007; 07:53 P.M.

Happy New Year Jayme

Hi Jayme,

It's been a long time, and I just sent someone over to look at your portfolio, so I thought I had better pop in and say hi myself.

Well all I can say is WOW!!! Your images have just gotten better and better over the years, amazing work. You have gotten to a level now where you can really say you have your own style. I think I could pick your work out of a crowd just by looking at it.

Keep up the great work.

How is the studio going?

Mike Brown

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , January 08, 2008; 06:51 A.M.

Thanks Emanuele & Michael :)

(Rereading my own comment)I sure can rant! LOL But darn it, this is how I feel! Anyway, I haven't spent much time on PN the last few weeks, busy taking some new photography classes, learning to improve the craft! Never too old to teach an old dog new tricks :)

Michael- Thanks for sending others my way! I'm honored :) As for style, I think I just haven't captured it yet :) I keep trying new things & every time I do, I think, hum.... maybe this is my style. I guess I'm just not satisfied yet! Hopefully, I never will be :) But thanks for the wonderful compliment!

Steve G (Wellington) , January 10, 2008; 08:51 P.M.

Hi Jayme

Just thought I would pop back to your portfolio for some inspiration. Hope you have a great 2008. Regards Steve

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , January 14, 2008; 07:55 A.M.

Thanks Steve, you too!

Ilze Lucero , January 19, 2008; 10:38 A.M.

amazing portfolio

Alejandro Emilio Fernandez , February 03, 2008; 06:06 A.M.

Alejandro emilio

Hola su portfolio es magnifico, lleno de ternura, de belleza y de poesia. Un cordial saludo.

Joseph Anthony , October 25, 2008; 03:10 A.M.

I'm back

Hi Jayme

I disappeared from photo.net for a long time . Sorry I didn't respond to your critique on that headshot like a year ago and your revisions But I do appreciate it. I have more of my photos on smugmug. Go to joeminolfiphotography.com

Glad to see you're still here and displaying your beautiful work as usual :)

Best Wishes


Iren Nagy , December 26, 2008; 12:15 A.M.

Dear Jayme,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love, Joy and Peace. Blessings, Iren

Raymond Borg , February 03, 2009; 03:47 P.M.

Wonderful portfolio. I really like your high key images. Well done.

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , March 21, 2009; 02:37 P.M.

Hi !

You have a monumental portfolio with excellent shots and great colours, congratulations ! All the best from Romania, Alex.

Janet Cull - Western NC , July 02, 2009; 08:50 A.M.

I was going to say, "love your flower pictures, and the horses"... but I keep seeing more and more! Very nice. An enjoyable view!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , July 02, 2009; 11:01 A.M.

Thank you!

Thank you all for the lovely comments above. If you noticed my absence for a while it was because I was bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider (3 times) about 18 months ago & am just now have fully recovered. Life seemed like such a chore for the last months! Fever, fatique & malaise, not to mention the tissue distruction at the bite sites. All is healed & fever gone, along with fatique, Yeah!

So, now I need to catch up with my life! (everything was on hold for 18 months) I am really busy doing that, but soon I should be able to get back to my creative side & do some things with my photography again. So, check back soon for new photos. I will try to find the time to check out your photos too. I love to do that too :) I always leave comments :)

Take care & stay away from Brown Recluse Spiders! :) & also slippery banks :)

David Vives , August 08, 2009; 10:00 A.M.

Welcome again!

Hi Jayme, I've been been astonished with your story with the spider and I am very happy to see that there has been a happy ending at last. You first welcomed me at photo.net. Now it is a pleasure for me to be the first welcoming you again to our community. I hope very soon we will be able to again enjoy your new pictures and lovely comments. Very best regards.

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , August 21, 2009; 04:04 P.M.


Thank you so much. I hope to take some new photos tomorrow of my grandchildren. It's just been so crazy. It just seemed like life was passing me by. Me watching, but not really participating! It was kind of weird. Like being in slow motion. I kept moving, but I never seemed to get anywhere! I know I did get somethings done, but it was at a great effort.

So now I have no excuses, except I am a little worse for the wear. My stamina & brain have to get together :) My brain is working so much better than the body. But everyday, I feel more in sync. Thanks for the welcome back!

Steve G (Wellington) , July 03, 2011; 08:25 P.M.

Hi Jayme

Long time no comment!  How is it all going.  As always some beautiful images in your portfolio - a pleasure to spend some time here.  Kind Regards Steve

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