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Comments on this portfolio:

Rachel Ann Foster , January 17, 2008; 10:01 P.M.

I think you have wonderful potential and look forward to seeing more of your images.

I noticed you're from the UP. Cold up there this time of year, isn't it?

Richard Armstrong , January 18, 2008; 02:13 P.M.

16 degrees today!

Thank you Rachel, This is very exciting for me. I hope to learn enough to add some nice work soon.



Michael Murphy , January 19, 2008; 12:29 A.M.


I too look forward to seeing more of your work from the jewel of the north aka Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Regards, Michael

David Meyer , January 19, 2008; 11:31 P.M.


I wanted to thank you for the lovely comments you left on a number of my images. They were deeply appreciated. I would also like to welcome you to Pnet. Your trip here will likely be a combination of jubilation and disappointment. But work at it, and I guarantee you it will be an education. Peace

Amy Pang , January 21, 2008; 08:33 A.M.

Dear Armstrong,

Thanks for yr comments and welcome to PN. Interesting photos from yr porfolio and wish to see more.

U know, surgeon and radiologist always work hand in hand.


Chan Chen , January 25, 2008; 05:33 A.M.



Thanks for your kindly critique and rating on my photo "strength". I look through your bio and portfolio. I like many of your photos. Your snow scene pictures are very beautiful and peaceful. Thanks for sharing. Besides welcome to PN. best regards.

Greg Dahlstrom , January 26, 2008; 01:40 A.M.

Richard I too enjoyed your photos. How do you like the D300 so far? I have enjoyed mine, but only have about 3,000 shots on it so far. The colors are crazy, but I too live in the north (MN) and there isn't much for color this time of year. I look forward to seeing more of your work.


Dave Hollander , January 29, 2008; 08:00 P.M.

Nice stuff!

I especially liked the portraits and the night B&W snow shots!

Richard Armstrong , January 29, 2008; 11:08 P.M.

Thank you!

Fly, Greg,and Dave,

Thank you all for visiting, I appreciate your interest and comments. This is very new to me...fun, frustrating but always enjoyable. I'm looking forward to new shooting opportunities and getting to know much more about the details of post processing. Thanks for being out there!


Tony Hadley , January 29, 2008; 11:09 P.M.

Welcome to PN and I see from your images that you are off to a flying start.

Kuze M. , January 30, 2008; 05:19 P.M.

Hey Richard, I'll be the next guy to welcome you here. Thanks for your interest in my gallery. Your portfolio suggests you aren't a beginner, but you have a long road ahead of you with lots of room to grow. I really like your portrait and evening shots, they are the most distinguished of your portfolio. A lot of your shots have a P&S look to them, but don't worry, you'll learn about all the techniques in due time. I look forward to seeing how you grow and hope to see more work of a fellow northerner in the future.

With Friendship, Max

James Ferreira , February 05, 2008; 09:12 P.M.



Love the architecture portfolio.

Did you take these with your D300.?

Did you use the kelvin adjustment on the white balance to change the color to blue on the window with the heart light?

I'm getting better at understanding how it works. I took a picture of my wife in a store this weekend and used the tungsten setting. It came out too red so I adjusted the kelvin down to 2500, and it came out perfect.

Richard Armstrong , February 06, 2008; 07:32 A.M.


Thanks for looking! All of the photos are with the D300. I adjusted some of the color with iPhoto on a Mac. I haven't played much with the kelvin settings on the camera...yet. What a fun camera...huh?

Jörg Vetter , February 09, 2008; 06:11 P.M.

Thanks for your rating and comment. Both we are happy with the D300. I like your "winter"-portfolio. We are missing the snow in Germany. BR Joerg

Richard Armstrong , February 09, 2008; 10:58 P.M.


Thank you...yes it is a fantastic camera. I have a friend from Bottrop. Are you close?

Greg Dahlstrom , February 13, 2008; 02:05 P.M.


Thanks for the comments on my "last look" photo, after playing with it, I like the dark foreground...when it's lighter it detracts from the sunset.

However, I did take your advice with the ISO. I had limited myself to ISO 800...the max with my older D40x. I recently shot a high school hockey game for a friend and had great results at 1600 and 3200; or a camera less than five grand the D300 purrs.

How has the weather been? We have been sub zero for the past two weeks...I am afraid to bring my gear out when it is that cold; thus nothing new from me.

Happy Shooting,


Richard Armstrong , February 14, 2008; 09:00 A.M.

Hello Greg!

I'm happy to hear that you are discovering the high iso capabilities of this amazing camera. It really allows you to do things of high quality that were just impossible before. The president of Kodak in a recent article said that his goal is to get our technology to the point where flash is unnecessary except as a creative tool. He thinks that we can redefine photography and shoot almost anything with available light. With this camera we are on the way. I am also getting tired of the cold, but I've ventured out a few times, protecting the camera in a bag or my car. I think the low humidity up here makes it a little safer. Looking forward to more from you.


Raymond Banfield , February 21, 2008; 08:38 P.M.


Sorry for the delay, but thanks for the wonderful comments you left on my black and white shot of Death Valley. Looking at your folio took me back to my winters in the Mid-West. BRRRRRRRRRR!. You have a very colorful folio and your photographs are well thought out and very crisp! Great work all around and will be returning to check out your latest additions and welcome to PN.Thanks again and keep WARM...RAY

Richard Armstrong , February 22, 2008; 09:14 P.M.


Thank you!

Dave Hollander , March 09, 2008; 08:19 P.M.

I am so looking forward to your photos of spring and summer!

Gail O'Keefe , March 25, 2008; 08:18 P.M.


You have a GREAT portfolio! You're winter photo's reminds me of my upstate NY house by Lake Ontario... 321" this year. Keep shooting your very talented.

Richard Armstrong , March 26, 2008; 07:06 A.M.


You are very kind and I thank you for your generous comment. It has been great fun getting back into photography after a break for many years. I am new to digital and I am finding it quite exciting. I'll keep shooting. Thanks for looking!


cher Richardson , March 28, 2008; 09:37 A.M.

Hi Dick

I want to thank you for your comments on so many of my photos. I really appreciate your input and advice. You have some great photos here and a lot of them remind me of the kind of photos that I enjoy taking. I can not wait for warmer weather so that I can get out more and enjoy taking more photos. Keep up the good work and I will drop by once in a while to see what you have added. cher..

Richard Armstrong , March 28, 2008; 05:37 P.M.


Thank you! I'm happy you like some of them...it is a very enjoyable hobby, but can be frustrating at times. Thanks for looking!

Pierre Villeneuve , April 02, 2008; 09:38 P.M.

cold contry

Perfect all of what I've seen so far is just great. I also come from cold contry so I apreciate the photo you moke in winter. bravo!

Regarrrrd Pierre

Raymond Banfield , April 10, 2008; 08:13 P.M.


left you a thanks on Tree #2 but wanted to thank you on your folio also. Really appreciate your comments on the tree shot. Sometimes having patience beats having luck hands down...RAY

Antonio Bassi , April 12, 2008; 06:24 P.M.


One of my "foggy" shots

You are definitely a fog-lover, just like me. Beautiful portfolio with some really precious shots. Congratulations


Jude McConkey , April 12, 2008; 10:06 P.M.


you take that back! I'm not a yooper - I'm only married to one and have 4 grown child yoopers..lol

Nice to see your work and it's always fun to see places I shoot as well. welcome to photonet. I kind of post sporatically, depending on my attention span. ;)

Looking forward to seeing more.

Tamara Horton - Western NC , April 28, 2008; 11:16 P.M.


I have enjoyed your portfolio, you have some beautiful winter images. I plan to visit again to see what you add.

Best regards, Tammy

El Porte-Bonheur , May 22, 2008; 05:38 P.M.


First and for all, thank you for your quite regular visits ,comments and ratings on my recent submissions. Also I follow your postings to the 'critique forum' since quite a while - and generally speaking, they always attract my attention. I now took the time to have a good look at your works and want to summarize in one sentence: In summary, I found a variety of scenes, moments, moods and a kaleidoscope of colors - presented in a nice, digestable way. My favorites? In fact all - I am not able to make a choice. Will be back! Warm regards, El

Cynthia Jean , July 30, 2008; 08:37 P.M.


Hello...what a exciting portfolio you have. I love all of them especially the Michigan photos :o). The falls are very beautiful. Thank you for being here on PN so I can look at your wonderful images. Take care

Richard Armstrong , July 31, 2008; 08:47 A.M.

Thank you, Cynthia and all others above as I have been tardy replying in this space. I really enjoy the interaction of PN and the excellent work that I see presented daily. It really helps me become a much better photographer. I have always loved doing this...since high school, but because of my work I haven't had the time to devote to photography until recently. Joining PN has been a great addition to this hobby. I'm excited about the adventure ahead. Thanks so much for visiting and I'm pleased that you like my images!

Lawrence Paiken , August 19, 2008; 11:04 P.M.

Hi Richard...firstly, thank you so much for your time, visit and comment on my bird shots. Please would you go back to my "Bald Eagle" shot and view the original as well as the info on how this was achieve. Let me know what you think. Secondly...PLEASE keep posting. You have a gift. GREAT portfolio. Best regards, Lawrence

Linh Dinh , September 12, 2008; 12:22 P.M.

Great portfolio, artistic work and nice creativity.Thanks for your nice comments and rates on my photos. Best regards.

Linh Dinh

Richard Armstrong , September 13, 2008; 08:33 A.M.

Thank you, Lawrence and Linh! It is truly humbling for me to have you both say such kind things about my work. You both do such an impressive job with your images and serve as an example for me and others to emulate.

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco , September 14, 2008; 09:00 P.M.


hola richard you have a very nice portfolio, congratulations Eduardo

Richard Armstrong , September 16, 2008; 02:53 P.M.

Thank you very much for your comment and taking the time to view my images, Eduardo!

Monte Stinnett , September 21, 2008; 04:39 P.M.

Hand held lenses

Hi Richard, you have good folio with a wide variety of subjects. Your bald eagle is I think one of your best shots. Thx for the link on hand held lenses. I agree 100% with all that Bart said. Everything he said is spot on. I can shoot at pretty slow shutter speeds if I have to with a decent percentage of keepers, but since I have the D3, I normally don't have to. I just let my iso go up, in fact I shoot manual shutterspeed/apereture and let the auto iso do my exposing. Shooting in shade or dark overcast days are about the only time I really have to shoot with slow shutterspeeds. My camera/lens combo is 10 lbs, pretty close to the mark III/500 IS, maybe less than a lb different.

Richard Armstrong , September 21, 2008; 06:51 P.M.

Thank you, Monte, for the comments! There was some relatively controversial discussion about hand holding 10 lbs. of camera and lens and I am happy to see that you and others can do it so well.

Cynthia Jean , September 29, 2008; 07:50 P.M.


I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very generous ratings. I also enjoyed immensely your portfolio, though the winter scenes made me shiver and also made me realize it isnt far away now. Have a wonderful life.

Richard Armstrong , October 03, 2008; 08:36 A.M.

Thank you, Cynthia, for visiting and for your kind comments! Winter is coming fast. There was ice on my windshield this morning!

Cynthia Jean , October 23, 2008; 04:53 P.M.


Thank you so much for your support and your very kind ratings. I do so appreciate them always. Take care

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , November 11, 2008; 12:38 A.M.

Hi !

Very nice portfolio, great colours, congratulations !

Lawrence Paiken , November 18, 2008; 07:40 P.M.

Thank you, Dick for your frequent visits and support. You keep me inspired and motivated. Regards, Lwrence.

Richard Armstrong , November 18, 2008; 09:45 P.M.

Thank you, Ioan! And, Lawrence...thank you and ditto!!!

Lawrence Paiken , December 10, 2008; 04:39 P.M.

Trust me, Dick...you are an absolute gentleman...I would do anything to have a beer with you. Take care, my friend. Lawrence.

Tim Zeipekis , December 15, 2008; 07:36 P.M.

Thanks Richard!

A fellow Michigander, alright! Getting buried up there yet? I had a grandfather lived waaaaaaaay up in Painesdale. I used to go up there once in a while until his death in '97. I love your portfolio, especially your winter scenery and your b&w work. I'll have to mark you as "interesting" to see more of your stuff. Take care and thanks again for the comments!

Richard Armstrong , December 16, 2008; 07:42 P.M.

Lawrence, mark my words, if I find Toronto in my travel plans, I'm buying you a beer!

Tim, Thanks for stopping by! I grew up in Toledo and boating on Lake Erie out of Port Clinton. I used to come up here fishing in the Summer with my uncle and my dad. It is truly a great place to live!

El Porte-Bonheur , December 20, 2008; 12:36 P.M.

Dear Dick, wishing you and all your loved ones a very merry Christmas and the best new year ever.I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your tremendous support and encouragement during year 2008 Warm regards, El

Lawrence Paiken , December 21, 2008; 06:02 P.M.

Dearest Dicky. Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday season and everything that you wish for yourselves for '09. Thanks for your continued and valuable support. Best wishes, Lawrence.

Tim Zeipekis , December 22, 2008; 10:04 A.M.

Happy Holidays!

Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful '09!

ML M , December 22, 2008; 05:16 P.M.


Just a short note to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It’s been another interesting year on PN and your reviews, ratings and comments have been appreciated. I have also enjoyed all of your postings. I look forward to 2009. Thanks... Mike Mancil, Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Oh yes... Santa came through with the D300, now I have to learn how to use it!

Richard Armstrong , December 23, 2008; 12:56 A.M.

Thank you so much, El, Tim, Lawrence and Mike! Best wishes to all of you and your loved ones this Christmas!

Mike, congratulations on the D300! Just pick it up...you know what to do!

Best regards,


Mike O'Day , December 24, 2008; 08:59 A.M.

Seasons greetings Richard

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2009.

Kind regards, Mike

Tony Hadley , December 24, 2008; 10:19 A.M.

I wish to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a healthy, blessed and prosperous Christmas and 2009. I thank you for your recent kind words and Seasons greetings all of which are very much appreciated. I would like to tell you, IMHO, that I have seen your photography growing by leaps and bounds in 2008 and I congratulate you on that achievement. If you get the 500mm f4, you are going to need a good tripod and this is based on when I used a 500 mm f8 mirror nikkor many years ago. However technology has come a long way - High ISO and higher shutter speeds may allow you some leeway. All the very best and look forward to seeing more of your images. Caution: as you focus on one area like photography - other things may suffer but I am sure you know that!

David Danaher , December 24, 2008; 05:05 P.M.


Dick, Just showing Jim the site.

Richard Armstrong , December 24, 2008; 11:38 P.M.

Merry Christmas, Dave! Happy to see you and Jim fiddling around here!

cher Richardson , January 01, 2009; 10:57 A.M.

Hi Dick

I hope that you are staying warm and I hope that you have a great new year. cher..

Jean-Marc Raveau , January 02, 2009; 09:50 P.M.

Dear Richard, I would like to wish you and all your loved ones all the best for this new year and of course a lot of fun with your photo ;-) Thanks for sharing all those beautiful images and for your help and nice words. Regards, Jean-Marc

Richard Armstrong , January 03, 2009; 10:47 A.M.

Thank you for the kind greetings, Cher and Jean-Marc! Best wishes for 2009 to both of you! Looking forward to another exciting year here with you on PN.

Best regards,


Lawrence Paiken , January 07, 2009; 04:34 P.M.

Trust me, Dicky...I've never met you and I know you are a true gentleman...please don't be offended...it's purely a term of endearment. Have a great evening. Regards, as always, Lawrence. (the beer tasting better by the second)

Richard Armstrong , January 08, 2009; 11:53 A.M.

No offense taken, Lawrence! It made me chuckle and put a smile on my face!

Looking forward to a fun 2009!


Raymond Borg , January 18, 2009; 01:43 P.M.

Wonderful portfolio. Like them all. Hope to see more of your work. Congrats.

Richard Armstrong , January 19, 2009; 11:00 A.M.

Thank you for stopping by, Raymond!

Lawrence Paiken , January 20, 2009; 08:04 P.M.

You are a gentleman's gentleman.

Museeb Jasim , January 24, 2009; 03:14 P.M.

Great portfolio and a very artistic work. Museeb

Saad Salem , January 24, 2009; 04:44 P.M.


thanks to your wife,and she must be fine one. By her gift,she gave you a second and a different life,and your age I guess now two years only,as the mark said ,I haven't completed my official year,so I have been marked by one.my real official age is longer,thanks to my fine friends at the state who made me a subscription,they are as fine as your wife. A note came to me to visit your page by a friend, the note holds only one word, surgeon, so I have visited this page,just because your country have invaded mine,I have no power source,and I works on a special UPS,that I have adapted myself,I couldn't see all the photos,I have just see the all page without seeing all of them,what I have found is the difference between your life and mine,do not panic,it is the same,except that you have the utmost freedom to move,while I have to adapt all my life to be in restricted places,like home,and the work place,The main thing that lead me to send this Long Hi,is the similarity that I have noticed between your shots and mine,the chines dome and the door details,and some other shots,I have composed a dome with very same perspective,and composed some details of other doors,I just invite you to see the portfolio of a six year younger specialist general surgeon,and only if you like my large number of shots are at http://www.usefilm.com/photographer.asp?ID=375312 I have few shots at PN,and I live at this site as a stranger,you are my first contact,I hope I am not done any harm or said anything wrong to a colleague. my best wishes,and regards.

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Richard Armstrong , January 24, 2009; 11:08 P.M.

Thank you, Lawrence, Museed and Saad!

Saad Salem , January 25, 2009; 09:46 A.M.


You do not know how much I pleased and happy by your fine response,you have made my day,I would like to say that I appreciate every word you have said,and I am great full to the sincere wishes of you to my country,people ,and me.I know and feel deep in my heart that people have nothing to do with politics,the most hated thing to my heart,cause it legalizes the lies for self benefit.and this is my final word regarding politics.I am here because of photography,our common interest,love,and new life. thank you again for every thing ,and my best wishes and regards to you,and everyone of yours, be well and safe. Saad.

Paul Pluskwik , February 05, 2009; 11:22 A.M.

Richard, Hello, I have been enjoying your gallery for some time and recently started a gallery, your feed back was great and it helped a lot and made a difference in the photos outcome. Thank you for taking the time to help. Keep up the great work, I enjoy seeing your new work. Even though Michigan beat Minnesota in Basketball last night, I won't hold it against you. Thanks again. Paul Pluskwik (Minnesota)

Richard Armstrong , February 06, 2009; 11:46 A.M.

I'm happy that it helped, Paul! And I'm glad that I found you here on PN! I'm not much of a basketball fan, but my son is quite fond of the Twins. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your great Minnesota scenery!

Best regards,


Roxana Chiru , February 15, 2009; 07:32 A.M.

Interesting portfolio with great shoots, congratulations ! Roxana.

Richard Armstrong , February 17, 2009; 09:28 P.M.

Thank you, Roxana!

Cynthia Darden , February 21, 2009; 09:39 P.M.

Awesome photography! I only aspire....

Mari R , February 25, 2009; 11:58 P.M.

Beautiful portfolio, Richard, wonderful captures, colors, textures, compositions. Congratulations. Mari

Richard Armstrong , February 26, 2009; 11:13 A.M.

Thank you Cynthia and R Rivera! This is a work in progress. I appreciate your very kind comments!



Bobby Karimipoor , March 09, 2009; 08:20 A.M.

good portfolio..............excellent works.........regards((bobby)).

Al Holter , March 12, 2009; 01:10 A.M.

Richard ,

Stunning gallery. Wonderful stuff in here. I'll be back. Best to you and again, Good work. Al

Richard Armstrong , March 16, 2009; 03:36 P.M.

Thank you very much for visiting and for the kind comments, bobby and Al!

Best regards,


Roxana Chiru , March 17, 2009; 08:04 A.M.

You have a monumental portfolio with excellent shots and great colors, congratulations ! I like the dog photo from last section I have a dog myself PS please visit my page I need some comments Roxana

Tim Zeipekis , November 26, 2009; 07:06 P.M.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

ML M , December 21, 2009; 03:25 P.M.


You've been a role model for the quality of detail that I aspire to achieve, not to mention the inspiration to chase new and better equipment (Santa may have a couple lens for me). I look forward to an even better 2010.

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family... Mike

Sumon Mukherjee , December 23, 2009; 01:53 P.M.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2010. May the beauty of the world brighten up your life and decorate your days with love, success and happiness.

Keith Lancaster , December 24, 2009; 07:09 A.M.

Hi Richard

May I wish you and your family a Happy Xmas and an even Happier New Year...Kind Regards Keith

Tim Zeipekis , December 24, 2009; 02:50 P.M.

Merry Christmas!

May you and yours have a safe and happy holiday season! Thanks for all of your support and generosity in '09.

Richard Armstrong , January 06, 2010; 01:00 P.M.

Just returned from a very nice holiday trip to Kauai. Thank you all for the very kind comments. I have learned so much from all of you here in the past two years and I am looking forward to a productive and fun 2010. I wish the best for all of you and your families in the New Year!

Drew Sumrell , January 18, 2010; 02:11 P.M.

Richard, a very nice body of work you have here. I've particularly enjoyed your bird images. Keep them coming. I'll look forward to your future posts. Drew

Richard Armstrong , January 20, 2010; 07:37 P.M.

Thank you, Drew! I will keep them coming!

ML M , December 21, 2010; 08:34 P.M.


A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family... Mike

Gail Harmer , December 23, 2011; 05:55 P.M.

Wishing you and 'yours' the very Best of the Christmas Season; Memories to Cherish; Family and Friends gathered in Good Cheer; Time to 'STOP' and 'JUST BREATHE'; and a New Year that speaks to you of days filled with Sunshine and Happiness; Good Health and Contentment; and just PERHAPS the 'glimmer of hope' for a World that could experience, if for just a little while, Peace and Harmony, for this tired Earth is in such desperate need of such a Blessing right now ! with sincerest Good Tidings, Gail


Giangiorgio Crisponi , February 06, 2013; 05:29 A.M.


Congratulations Richard for your stunning portfolio rich of very nice images in all fields, my favourites are the series of birds and wildlife, thanks for sharing, I will return to see your new entries, ciao Giangiorgio

Dani Heller , January 23, 2014; 10:35 P.M.

Richard, you have a beautiful portfolio.

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