"Fire on the River"

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Comments (78)

stephan Seo on February 9, 2010

Ian,Ian... It is untouchable and, at the same time,mysterious shot.You make me another imagination.Thank you for your great sharing .

Greetings,Stephan from Seoul

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 13, 2010

Dear Ian ;>) In reading your extensive and heart warming reply, I am searching for the right words to express my profound thanks..Gosh! that was some accolade my friend, and in response, I can only say that we all contribute in some small way, through our photographs, our comments, our desire to reach out to other free thinkers, and to express our feelings and shared values, we offer help and support and above all, we welcome those who are less able to communicate;>) You have set the bench mark here my friend ;>)

There is no one more able to fulfil those underlying principles than yourself Ian! I am simply following your lead..

Now before anyone mentions the word back-slapping..I will quietly take my leave...until the next time...Cheers


kasiulowa on February 15, 2010

very nice!!

Ian Stehbens on February 19, 2010

Thank you, kasiulowa. I am delighted that you appreciate this. Ian

Ian Stehbens on February 19, 2010

Dear Jim,

I appreciate your sincere response, Jim. And while I delight in the sharing of imagery, I also get great satisfaction out of conversations that engage brain and heart as well as eye. Along with the puns, back-slapping and humour!

Thanks mate! Ian

Ian Stehbens on February 19, 2010

Dear Mira,

Goodbye from Panoramio, Mira. I love your new gallery.

Mira Lakes have water in them again, dear friend, for there has been good rain following a Timor Sea tropical cyclone that crossed the Western Australia coast and became a big depression that moved across Australia.

Warmest regards from Brisbane. When you have your next Mug of Coffee think of me.


Ian Stehbens on February 19, 2010

안녕하세요, Stephan.

새해 복 많이 받으세요. I trust the colours here are suitable for your recent celebrations.

That this excites your imagination certainly delights me.

I have just returned from New Zealand with plenty of photos.


Ian Stehbens on February 19, 2010

Stephan, Mira, Jim and kasiulowa:

There are replies to your each above. I have been away with the camera, so am catching up.


Maja Weidemueller on February 19, 2010

Ian!! Lovely surprise - a very warm welcome back to you my dear. Maja

Ian Stehbens on February 20, 2010

Why don't you come over, Maja, and we could have a looong cup of coffee and critique the images from New Zealand together? And while we are at it, bring Jim and Mira with you. I'll call Stephan and kasiulowa!


Maja Weidemueller on February 20, 2010

Damn distance Ian ~ the other side of the coin named globalisation ~ real distance is still real :( ~ who knows, perhaps we can still have this loooong cup of coffee together in this life ~ stay tuned my dear one ~ warmest greetings ~ Maja

Ian Stehbens on February 21, 2010

Dear Aline and Maja,

Your appreciation of this image is special, Aline, for in my quick preview of your gallery I see some wonderfully creative work and some great night images as well.

Thank you for your greetings too. Warmest greetings from Brisbane.

I fully understand Maja, for I have only managed 2 stints in Europe in a lifetime - wonderful and extended visits they were. How I would love more occasions to do so. But when you do check-in at the Frankfurt departure counter, know there is a host awaiting on this continent. See you here.

Warmest regards,


Hubs56_je suis CHARL… on February 21, 2010

beautiful play with loght and fire Ian, very impressive, congratulation YS

greetingsn from Bavaria, Hubs

antoni f. on February 21, 2010

You got an amazing gallery, i love your photos very much. BO and good luck, antoni

Ian Stehbens on February 21, 2010

Hubs, Aline and Antoni:

Thanks for the wonderful compliments, Antoni. I look forward to more contact with you. It really is a great pleasure to connect with you too, Aline. I am honoured to have the gallery included in your favourites, and to have this image receive a YS. Thank you very much. Your praise is also valued Hubs. THanks.

Did you all see the daytime photo that reveals what it was that I was photographing? Look at the "flood" photo to the right above the GE Map.

Warmest greetings from Australia to Germany and Brazil.


© mARTin on February 28, 2010

Wow, great picture. Texture and colours are fantastic.

Greetings, Martin

Ian Stehbens on February 28, 2010

Your appraisal is very much appreciated, Martin.

Warmest regards,


EVA_L on March 4, 2010

What a great composition with warm and contrasting colors and beautiful flowing lines, Yan!!! Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on March 4, 2010

Let's include this place in your Brisbane itinerary, when you come, Eva. Thanks for the lovely compliments.


EVA_L on March 4, 2010

With great pleasure, dear Yan!!!

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