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Marilyn Whiteley on November 17, 2007

Very good shot, Ian--clean, uncluttered, and well focussed, which is rare for a photo that includes four people!

Ian Stehbens on November 17, 2007

What time is it at your place? By my reckoning you should be in bed, Marilyn. Thanks for your positive assessment. I think that long trip to Australia just has to happen again - for there are galleries to see as well as trees and landscapes. We have such a fragile environment on this big island, that we need plenty of visits from environmentalist and photographers to raise the environmental consciousness of the nation.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 17, 2007

It's between midnight and one, and we're home from a baroque ensemble's concert in Toronto. Yes, I should go to bed, but I have this article to finish on the wives of John and Charles Wesley ... That's another thing I didn't do in Australia--make any contact with the Uniting Church (do I have the name right?), though I'm a historian of Methodism, mainly Canadian Methodism.

Ian Stehbens on November 18, 2007

I delayed replying, hoping neither to interrupt your writing nor to delay your going to bed. I presume you are writng for "Touchstone". When your article is finished, I'd love to read it. We have a fairly thorough Wesley library here, as a result of receiving most of the late Sir Alan Walker's library. Yes it is Uniting Church in Australia - United in Canada. It was an amalgamation of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational denominations. Back to photography - Did you take your camera to the concert? Ian

© Stéphane RAVERDY on November 18, 2007

Amazing !!! could be lots of thing // Eye, Vortex ? Interesting idea to paint a realistic relief . I'm curious of the title the artist gives to it !



Ian Stehbens on November 18, 2007

Bonjour Stéphane. I am pleased with the photo for it does reveal the 3D impression one gets when seeing it in real life. It was not hung. It was painted straight on to the wall of the gallery - which asks the question, "How long will it stay there?" I am sorry that I did not make note of its name of the artist's name which is a bit unusual for me...especially with a digital camera in hand. But I have a vague memory that it was simply called "Vortex". If I can research this I will let you know. Every one who sees it tries to look into the vortex as 3D. One can almost bump one's head trying. It was in the Gallery of Modern Art on the Southbank, Brisbane.

Majlend Bramo on November 27, 2007

Wonderful picture! You have took a great moment of "curiosity", well done!



Ian Stehbens on November 27, 2007

Hi Majlend, It is a special work of art, and I was pleased to capture the group viewing it. I believe it was untitled but is the work of an Indian born artist. The simple photo of the artwork on its own doesn't do it justice, even though one can get the impression of 3D. Greetings from Sydney. The art was photographed in Brisbane at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). Ian

esseil panoramio on January 4, 2008

Very Good shot! Well done! I like very much! Greetings,esseil

nuh sarche on January 26, 2008

walking through your gallery is a big joy!!!

greetings from ⓜⓞⓝⓘⓚⓐ ① or ⓜⓞⓝⓘⓚⓐ ②

Ian Stehbens on January 26, 2008

Dear esseil and Monika,

Thank you both very much for your appreciation.

But let me first apologise to you esseil for not acknowledging your visit earlier - I simply missed it somehow. I am sorry.

It is great to meet you both through Panoramio, for you both are creative photographers and your folios are full of artistic work, which I have briefly enjoyed just now. I now look forward to more sharing of conversation, as well as seeing more of your creativity in the future.

I will immediately begin perusing your galleries and I know already, that I will enjoy them.



VKeith on April 16, 2008

I like this photo!

Ian Stehbens on April 16, 2008

I appreciate your visit to the galleries, both this one and mine! Regards,


Ian Stehbens on December 4, 2008

Hi Billy,

It is great to be in touch with you and to receive such an appreciative comment. I see your positive comments flowing through the network: you make a special contribution to Panoramio friendships. Thankyou sincerely,


Bruno Mazzetti on June 2, 2010

And suddenly it makes a big noise...

Very nice idea, intriguant composition

Ian Stehbens on June 3, 2010

...and three of them leapt into the air, and the girl at the back fell over!! And the artist fell about laughing!

And all it is is paint on a wall!

Thanks for your appreciation of the composition.


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