Rural Airehead, Airedale, Yorkshire, England

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Comments (3)

Margrit M. Berger (S… on April 20, 2008

English as English can be, Ian! Though I should have a basket full of stars to present for your photos, I choose that one to take into my favourites!

Dear greetings, May

Ian Stehbens on April 20, 2008

Dear May,

I am sure you know by now, how much I marvel at your landscapes and cultural images from Emmental! I marvel that you just keep on producing such special images from such a small local area - from the earliest upload to the most recent. And then, of course, are those that come from Ireland or from volcanic islands in the Atlantic! And I marvel at what I see.

My field is quite a bit wider and sometimes I hesitate to upload images from places that others know so much better than I, but I must admit that I feel myself involved in what I have framed through the viewfinder, and perhaps that allows for appropriate respect and design. You may have pieced together from the comments with this set, that I have a Yorkshireman as a special friend who taught me to love and understand the geology, geomorphology, landscape and life of the counties that make up Yorkshire.

What I see in your imagery of both Switzerland and Ireland and that of Anita Skinner in the case of this area of Yorkshire, and of Marilyn .... and I could go on listing our many friends in Panoramio, is that there is the greatest respect for the subject and for oneself. (I am alluding to something that Cartier-Bresson once said.)

Kindest regards,


Margrit M. Berger (S… on April 21, 2008

Thank you Ian, for your friendly comments! I have a little collection of my 2 stays in Scotland and some from Northengland as well, some are on the site, but most of them I haven't uploaded yet. I just haven't the time or I would scan those from France, especially Paris and from Italy, Greece, the whole of former Yugoslavia, Anatolia in Turkey and Syria etc. etc. from times, when there was no tourism. I always try to avoid any tourist attractions. I got to know Ireland only recently in 2006 and 2007. I have some family in England, so I go there at least once a year.

Henry Cartier-Bresson has said many interesting and wise words, out of which we can learn from. As for instance: "One eye of the photographer looks through the viewer, the other one into his own soul."

My best regards, May

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