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  1. Chris Wright says: Reply

    Nice work Chris. Your accompanying text is always detail rich and insightful. For myself, it was the observation on self-imposed limitations that resonated in this article. Pushing through those can be challenging indeed. I also sometimes wonder if we even fail to recognize some instances of those?

    1. chris says: Reply

      Yes, there is a lot we miss for sure! The search is a wonderful part of photography!

  2. Kris Andrews says: Reply

    Exceptional photos Chris. They are beautiful.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you kindly Kris.

  3. Brenda Jenkins says: Reply

    Chris: I am inspired, not only to see the prints and stories that are a part of this art philanthropy project, but most of all your section on ‘revisiting.’ Though not a photographer, this same message carries so much meaning in life: “If the reality in front of you no longer inspires, express yourself differently.” Revisit, and bring new eyes and new expression to the world. And what a light-filled reality results! Such a perfect illustration in images of what you discovered on Gabriola and in Montreal. May I always live and see this way… Thank you for your art which you brought to me today, Chris.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you for articulating your emotional response Brenda. As that is what art is supposed to do, it’s an immense compliment to read your comment. Thank you kindly.

  4. John Hack says: Reply

    wonderful pictures Chris, just love the way you capture everything, thank you for sharing

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks for commenting John.

  5. Joyce Maitland says: Reply

    What an honour for you to have your photography hanging in the Shriners Hospital for Sick Children in Montreal. I’m certain the chosen photos will be a memorable glimpse into the untamed beauty of remote BC for the children, parents and staff. It will probably instill in them a passion to travel West and try to see at least a little of it for themselves. Congratulations!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Great to hear from you Joyce. Hoping all is well in your neck of the country. It is an honour; thanks for connecting.

  6. Micheline Gravel says: Reply

    All the pictures are Beautiful , but the ones from Montréal give the impression that people are climbing those stairs to reach the top of the mountain and Finally get a little more air and space .
    Thank you again
    PS hope you had time to photograh your house in Beloeil ?
    Regards
    Miche 😉

    1. chris says: Reply

      Hello Micheline. In fact, they were heading up toward McGill and the mountain beyond! It looks like they were exiting the city, heading for cleaner air!!
      I did get a picture of my home in Beloeil; I actually was invited in to see it. It seemed very small from how I remembered it!

  7. Ernie Siemens says: Reply

    Spectacular images as usual. Enjoyed viewing all of them but especially the two taken in Montreal. Thank you for sharing them.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Ernie. Guess what? I am returning to Montreal this spring to teach and photograph. Can’t wait!

  8. John Baxter says: Reply

    Well done, Chris! Beautiful pictures!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks John. Hoping all is well with you and yours!

  9. Helen MacIsaac says: Reply

    OMG! I absolutely loved this set of images-my eyes teared up with the beautiful shots you capture. I love every post! Thanx Chris for your amazing photos! Cheers Helen

    1. chris says: Reply

      Your words are inspiring! Many thanks.

  10. Phil Dyer says: Reply

    Beautiful Images Chris. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on having some of your images hanging at the Shriners Hospital in Montreal.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Phil. I look forward to seeing them at the hospital when I return to teach and photograph this spring.

  11. valerie Hensley says: Reply

    I can’t say enough. I love your sight. Looking forward to seeing your images at the Shriner’s Hospital. Are they in public areas?

    1. chris says: Reply

      Hi Valerie. I am being taken to the hospital this spring to see them hanging. At present, I don’t know where they will hang.

  12. Dorothy Fowler says: Reply

    Chris, these photos are amazing! We have looked at them, in awe, several times! Hope our paths cross again!

  13. Jane O'Malley says: Reply

    Hi Chris
    What an honour to have your work included in the collection at the Shriners Hospital in Montreal. The children, their families, staff and visitors will be so appreciative. It will certainly give them inspiration and an insight into the landscape you are still so lucky to explore.
    Favourites are the two taken on Gabriola Island.
    Janie

    1. chris says: Reply

      It is an honour Jane and I am looking forward to seeing the exhibition at the hospital this spring. I’m getting a tour!
      Glad you like the Gabriola images. I look forward to discussing them with you!! Chris

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  15. Randy Gibbons says: Reply

    Once again, I feel encouraged and inspired by your work and your words. Thanks Chris, for sharing your images and your feelings. Hopefully I will be able to make another trip to the Cariboo in the near future!

    1. chris says: Reply

      I hope so too! Wonderful to hear from you. Drop by any time if you pass through the Cariboo!

  16. Bravo Chris for your generous donation!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Pat.

  17. Fred Nenninger says: Reply

    Amazing images Chris and your generous contribution to the Shriners Hospital for children is awe-inspiring. Very much looking forward to the June workshop.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks, and I am very much looking forward to creating with you again this summer Fred. See you soon. Chris

  18. Joan Loeken says: Reply

    Inspiration is always what I get when I visit Chris’s art!

    1. chris says: Reply

      A special thanks, as always, Joan.

  19. Splendid selection for the Shriners Hospital. Does deserved justice to the Chilcotin landscape and yourself.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you, I look forward to seeing the exhibit in Montreal later this spring.

  20. Michelle Sims says: Reply

    Your love of the Chilcotin is obvious in your images. Thank you ! Your words of wisdom re: revisiting the same places over and over at different times is something for me to try. Great newsletter !

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Michelle. Have fun returning to your favourite places!

  21. Bravo Chris! The photos you are donating to the Hospital for Sick Children in Montreal are among your very best. Those kids will be as inspired by them as those of us that live here.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Knowing how inspiring the Chilcotin is to you folks, I am so happy for the children in Montreal. I hope to visit them when I am there in the spring. Take care. Chris

  22. Adbhuta Ananda says: Reply

    Thank you Chris for sharing your vision, feelings and words to the families who visit hospitals for children. For me they provoke a sense of patience allowing the self to find alignment with the Light of who we are.

  23. chris says: Reply

    Thank you for your thoughtful words Adbhuta. I hope all is well up north!

  24. Satya says: Reply

    Lovely Blog, with great images; Chris Harris’ style!!!
    Very happy for you that you found your artist within.
    Because I am walking the same path, I know how much that means to you. It’s sheer Soul food; isn’t it?

    Take care
    Satya

  25. Joanne O'Dwyer says: Reply

    Hi Chris. Beautiful landscape shots. “Out to pasture” caught my eye this time. Keep up the good work. Best regards from the O’Dwyer’s.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks and best wishes to all the O’Dwyers in Ireland!

  26. chris says: Reply

    Wonderful news Satya. Your right…a feast for the soul!

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