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  1. Michael Sturdy says: Reply

    I’m sorry about your fuzzy photos.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Gotta love ‘fuzzy’!

  2. Shirley says: Reply

    Astounding as usual

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you; have a wonderful Christmas Season. Chris

  3. Trev Whiting says: Reply

    We receive many special gifts at Christmas….thanks Chris for your year ’round gift of amazing and inspiring photography.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Trev, your appreciation is a gift. Have a wonderful Christmas Season. Chris

  4. Jeff McClellan says: Reply

    Wonderful and very creative Chris. Have a great Christmas.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks…I’m eternally grateful to be out enjoying the creative journey. Merry Christmas Jeff. Chris

  5. John Baxter says: Reply

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy NewYear, Chris! We are thinking of you and Rita! Love your creative art!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Best of wishes to you John, and Judy, wherever you may be hanging your hat these days. With very fond memories of 65 years ago!! Chris

  6. Chris says: Reply

    Thanks Chris for sharing those photos and the details. The ice pattern ones were amazing! I’m looking forward to the workshop.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Chris. I always look forward to sharing at the workshops, so see you then! All the very best over the Christmas Season. Chris

  7. Erin Smith Friesen says: Reply

    Neat little study of lines and ice Chris. Such symmetry and so interesting. Wishing you and Rita a very Merry Christmas and peaceful holiday. ~ Erin, Remco and boys.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Erin. The lines are gone now but we may soon be able to skate on these lakes. That would be a blast, especially on Horsefly Lake! Take the boys out; a different experience than canoeing! All the very best to you Erin, Remco, and the boys. We hope to see you in the New Year. Chris & Rita

  8. Val says: Reply

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Chris and Rita. I find your newsletters fascinating and they make me nostalgic for the Cariboo!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Val. Come visit!! Chris

  9. Dennis says: Reply

    I can see you whooping with joy at the invisible delights in your camera while the passing motorists shake their heads! Your continual search for art and beauty is inspiring.

    1. chris says: Reply

      With the inspirational imagery you shared with me that morning, I left inspired to seek out what I had never seen before on a road I have travelled a hundred times before. I now also do the same at every lake I pass. Thanks Dennis; it’s a pleasure to work with you. Chris

  10. Valérie Hensley says: Reply

    Best of the season Chris! You make my morning! I love seeing the unseen! Your images inspire and give me joy. Only problem is it gives me GAS! (Gear Aquisition Syndrome). I want a new camera now (with multiple exposure capabilities). Love your work/play. Valérie

    1. chris says: Reply

      OMG. Giving someone GAS was never my intent!! However, being creative keeps you young at heart, so GAS might be a great investment! All the very best to you as well Valerie. Chris

  11. Patrick Teti says: Reply

    Awesome images of the frozen lakes! Merry Christmas to you and Rita!
    Did Dugan ever get to finish his walk?

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Pat. Duggan understands my crazy quirks, and for that, he gets EXTRA walks with me!! Season’s Wishes to you and Jane. Chris

  12. Chris Leach says: Reply

    I so enjoy your pictures, Chris. “Seeing” the possibilities in-camera are inspirational. I do not use PS (just LR). So often creative images are made post-production. Nothing wrong or right about that, but the immediacy of in-camera abstracts is what I appreciate about your work. I feel that the one of the distinctions between photography and, for example, painting, is that immediacy that in-camera image making demands. Hope you enjoy Christmas. Looks like you have already embraced the season.
    Cheers,
    Chris (Leach)

  13. Donna Thimpson says: Reply

    Stunning work Chris! Merry Christmas to you and Rita! I am at Mark’s for the holidays!

    1. chris says: Reply

      How wonderful. If you have some spare time, give us a call and drop by. It would be great to see you all. Merry Christmas…Chris & Rita

  14. every day is Christmas for you Chris. Your practise of seeking the “visually unseen but is seeable” is perhaps your highest art of all………loving your “different direction” and the imagery it is producing. Thx for taking us along! All the best of the Christmas season (and perhaps new realities!) to you and Rita……love, Darrel and Shawn

    1. chris says: Reply

      All I can say is that I feel blessed to do what I am doing, and I feel even more blessed when those like yourself feel enriched as a result. I’ll try and make every day in the field a ‘Christmas’ day in 2019! A great idea! All the very best to you and Shawn as well. I’ll do my best to connect next time I’m in your vicinity. Chris & Rita

  15. Domenic says: Reply

    Another awesome newsletter Chris. Bless you and thank- you for your dedication effort and inspiration. Great images and thanks for sharing your thoughts and creativity. Merry Christmas to you and your’s.
    May the spirit of the season bless you all with love, health, happiness, joy, laughter, smiles, peace bliss and light. All our very best for the New Year. Merry Christmas to all and all a good night.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you for all those blessings! I’ll carry them all with me into the field in 2019; in fact I’ll stuff them all into my camera. You’ll see the results in my next Newsletter!! All the best to you and your’s. Chris

  16. chris says: Reply

    Thanks Chris. I have fond memories of you sharing your creativity here at the Gallery. I agree, nothing against ‘Post’, but I love the feeling of coming home after a creative shoot, knowing that my work is done. There is a sense of closure and satisfaction to having ‘given it all’ while in the field. I drive home ‘happy’, excited about my next creative outing. Have a wonderful Christmas Season. Chris

  17. Petr says: Reply

    We always enjoy your photographs Chris and we hope that both of you have wonderful Christmas and to the New Year we wish you a good health and success with your art!
    Petr & Mika Hasek – Lac La Hache.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you both; sharing the Cariboo and Chilcotin light is always my pleasure.
      Best wishes to you both over the Christmas Season and all of 2019!
      Cheers, Chris & Rita

  18. Buzz says: Reply

    I didn’t know you wereallowed to do that with a camera!!!!All I can say is WOW..OH YAH AND THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION YOU ARE TO ME!!!
    What a great experience we shared together this year Chris …and Dennis too!
    Thanks for helping (pushing and encouraging)me to see the unseen in the seen…incredible
    Merry Christmas Chris…and Rita and Dugan too!,

    1. chris says: Reply

      Buzz, that has to be my favourite quote of the year…”I didn’t know you were allowed to do that with a camera”!!! I’m just trying to prove you wrong!! Buzz, Merry Christmas to you and all your family. Best wishes from Rita and I ….and Duggan too!!

  19. Nancy Turner says: Reply

    just beautiful Chris. thanks so much. and All the best in 2019.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Nancy. All the very best to you as well. Merry Christmas. Chris

  20. Rosalie Starkey says: Reply

    Hi Chris
    Those photos of lake ice are astounding. Always enjoy your newsletters. Thanks.
    Merry Christmas to you, Rita and Duggan. Rosalie and Tom

    1. chris says: Reply

      Great to hear from you! We were in Toronto for a couple of days but had to stay in Scarborough to present there. So sorry not to have had time to visit. Next time for sure. Would love to connect again. Merry Christmas to both of you. Chris, Rita & Duggan!

  21. Joe Facey says: Reply

    Merry Christmas to you And Rita. I am still a huge fan!!! and “Yes” the Canon 7D mark II does multi exposures.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Merry Christmas to you too Joe. Enjoy the surprises that are gifted to you when you make multiple exposures!! Chris & Rita

  22. Adbhuta Ananda says: Reply

    “Seeing” the unseen!! I love it Chris. All we need to do is soften our 3rd Eye! It’s amazing what can show up. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your “seeing”. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the miracles that await you in the New Year. Love to you and Rita

    1. chris says: Reply

      I love miracles Adbhuta! Have a wonderful Christmas yourselves. Do drop by if you ever travel south! Chris & Rita

  23. Karen Wrinkle says: Reply

    Stunning and magical mysteries in our midst unfold before your camera and then you give them to us. What a gift. Thanks!

  24. chris says: Reply

    Thank you Karen for your magical thoughts throughout the year. Looking forward to sharing more magic in 2019! Chris

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