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hamery03-Feb-2015 14:47
Thank you Chris for visiting my gallery and is so nice to meet u in Pbase. Thanks again for your comment. Wishing u and your love ones here have a very warm and happy 2015.
Stephanie31-Dec-2014 13:37
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Guest 29-Jul-2014 04:55
Hi Chris,
The more I use this lens the more I find it to be an awesome piece of equipment...
Guest 04-Feb-2014 23:33
Hi Chris,
Yes, these birds are hunted in the Spring over decoys and hopefully called in close enough for a shot. Their meat is a bit stronger tasting because of the varied food they eat.
Guest 10-Dec-2013 12:42
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your pictures of Dorset. I originate from Bridport but have lived in Liverpool for many years (a city with amazing architecture which you might have a look at). Your images reminded me of home but I also appreciate your artistry, in that many pictures are much more than a mere record.
hermankervel10-Dec-2013 08:33
beautyful pictures
Carl H. Johnson27-Jun-2013 01:58
Your post processing work is amazing!!!!
Ika Zinka Eferl09-Mar-2013 10:17
Just wanted to thank you Chris for leaving such nice comments to my images. Have enjoyed a lot visiting you galleries! Best,Ika
Jason Gilligan28-Feb-2013 23:08
Many great shots Chris! Nice work.
Al Chesworth22-Jan-2013 19:48
Hi Chris
May I apologise for not writing sooner. I have spent little time on pbase recently.
Unaware that Carole was ill until todays picture, our prayers are with her , god bless you both.
Pat & Al Chesworth
Guest 30-Oct-2012 15:38
Hi Chris,
Thanks for your nice comments on my Autumn images...
Our Autumn stared out slow but finished with some really awesome color displays....
Susan T15-Oct-2012 16:41
Georgeous images a gift from above Pastor! I will be spending more time
looking your galleries over....thanks for stopping by mine
Guest 29-Sep-2012 14:49
Thanks Chris,

Good Autumn images are difficult too come by this year, our wild fires have filled the skies with a smoke haze that coves up our magnificent scenery and Autumnal colors....
Marc Vermeulen19-Aug-2012 23:17
Two months ago I visited south England, beautiful landscapes. Maybe I'll bring you a visit next time.
Derek Bews07-Mar-2012 01:15
Hi Chris
I'm almost ashamed to admit that I've somehow managed to overlook your galleries until tonight.
Some excellent stuff and I've barely scratched the surface as yet.
Keep up the good work!
Best Wishes
Stephanie22-Dec-2011 23:51
Greetings Chris ~
I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest and Healthiest of New Years!
Steph :)
an nguyen18-Dec-2011 13:05
Happy Holidays to you and yours .
May the new year bring inspiration and happiness along with health and prosperity .
Anne N
Guest 28-Jul-2011 18:21
Thanks Chris...
The morning fog was magical, and the calls of the loons, as I took those images, was a pleasant addition to the moment...
Guest 19-Jul-2011 15:01
Thanks Chris, your comments on my images are always appreciated.
The day I took that image,(water falls) the temp. was hovering near 100 degrees. Our trip went from sweltering heat in the river canyons to thunderstorms and hail in the mountainous regions of Idaho...
Gar Cropser02-Jul-2011 04:21
Thanks for your compliment about my image called "Rainbow Fields." I used a Nikon N90s with Velvia.
Guest 30-Apr-2011 16:42
Many thanks Chris for your nice comments on my images...
I've been lacking in my viewing of your work and will make a concerted effort to be more attentive in the future.
I took a hiatus from photography for awhile to re-coop and rejuvenate from burn-out. I'm just now getting back into a photo routine, as well as learning a new camera. I've updated all my equipment and am enjoying a new desire for photography....
Tony Dalton12-Feb-2011 23:47
Chris, I just came upon your website as I was surfing around Pbase. I must say your photos are absolutely beautiful. I echo the comments of many before me and I try hard not to bookmark galleries but I had to bookmark yours. I will be back and I will letting others know of your works of art. Fantastic!

Tony -
janescottcumming10-Feb-2011 15:32
Let me add my name to the long list of admirers of your photographic skills. It is always such a treat to visit your site and pop into a gallery and cruise around. You have such a wonderful variety of really beautiful images. My guess is that you are just as great a Pastor as you are a photographer! Hope all is well with you and that you have a happy and healthy 2011.
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp02-Jan-2011 17:09
Happy New Year Chris. Great photo collection. Keep up the wonderful work
Bruce Stewart 24-Nov-2010 19:37
Chris, I have just come across your galleries in pBase. I will have to go through each one but I have to say that for a Pastor you have a great photographic eye! I particularly like photos of the small villages and houses in the English countryside. My wife's family is in Devon and we are there yearly.

Not having looked at all your galleries but have you ever been to Cockinton (sp?) on the English Riveria. There is a beautiful pink cottage as well as the Forge buildings as well that just beg to be photographed.

My wife and I were married in Woodbury Salterton and walked down the village street to have a small family reception in the Diggers Rest in 2006. We love the Devon countryside and have done some exploration in Surry and Cornwall.

I look forward to looking through your portfolios.

From Ottawa Canada
Bruce Stewart
Marilyn Hunt 20-Nov-2010 06:31
Hi Chris,

I was doing research on an ancestor and came across your wonderful photos of the Martock Church. I am a photographer in Colorado, US and really loved your images of this church. Very beautiful! You have a great photographic talent in many ways.

I've been told that my great, great, great grandfather, George Paul was a preacher at the Martock church for about 50 years. We think he died in 1893. Would you know who I could contact to see if our family story on Reverend George Paul is correct? Thank you for any suggestions!
David Bannister04-Nov-2010 23:19
Thanks Chris, your comment on my image... it definitely is Grand Bend. Looked through your very nice and extensive portfolios, and didn't see that you have been here... but that's entirely possible. Thanks for your kind remarks!

David Bannister
Giorgio Gregori25-Oct-2010 07:58
Hi Chris,
thanks for your generous comments. I'm gradually seeing your galleries, from which it transpires two constants : your photographic skill and your deep personal involvement (may say love ?) in portraying your subjects.
Your work enriches us.
FocusingOnWildlife.com08-Sep-2010 19:51
superb images, will check your site on regular basis.
Mary Hamilton21-Aug-2010 14:23
Chris, I browse your galleries every now and then,and I came to the conclusion today that you are my very favorite photographer! You have mastered "the art of seeing". Thank you for taking the time to share. Your photographs are a treat for me.

Adriaan de Wit 11-Aug-2010 07:44
Hello Mr Spracklen,

just spend a few day in North Curry, Somerset and as a "Photofreak" I was so happy walking around and taking pictures (with Nikon of course). This morning I saw your photography, really, really great!!!!!! And inspirational!!
Thank you so much.

Adriaan de Wit (Austria)
Francois 13-Jul-2010 07:25
Hello Mr Spracklen

I would just like to say that I am a very big fan of your work, and your photography is truly inspirational !! Your style is diverse and not narrow pointing in one direction. BRAVO !
Barbara & Roger Simms 30-Jun-2010 05:45
Hello Chris,
Thank you for your ministry in Jersey plus many thanks for sharing your photographs with us, much appreciated.
Caroline 14-Apr-2010 12:39
Hi Chris

Beautiful images! I wonder if you could email me and tell me where exactly are the bluebell woods you photographed near Yeovil? I'm looking for a local one to do some kids portraits in. Thanks, Caroline
Maureen 11-Jan-2010 19:52
I loved your photos of weymouth, which is a place I love thankyou.
Mar v.d. Lugt 27-Oct-2009 19:28
Hallo Chris
Je foto's zijn prachtig!!! Ik gebruik ze regelmatig als achtergrond voor mijn PC
With compliments
Mar v.d. Lugt
Gerard Koehl05-Aug-2009 18:12
Merci Chris d'être passé sur mes galeries et pour vos commentaires.
Je suis impressionné par votre maîtrise de la technique HDR et par la qualité globale de votre travail photographique.
Je vous ai ajouté à mes favoris et reviendrais régulièrement sur votre site.


Anthea's Photography17-Jul-2009 14:25
Chris, I enjoy looking at your galleries so much. Thank you also for your kind words since I started at pbase. God has obviously blessed you with this wonderful talent and we are privilaged enough to witness it! Anthea :o)
poetry66625-Jun-2009 09:49
Hi Chris, Thank you so much for your kind comments and support my friend. I love your work and find great inspiration from it. You are a master of your HDR work and have the best works I have seen on PBase. I am glad to be acquainted with such a wonderful photographer.
Thank you,
judithann16-Jun-2009 15:03
Dear Chris,
There is so much beauty to see within your galleries!
I could never in a million years choose a favorite, as they are all so impressive and SO exciting to view. Your work is some of the finest on this site, and I thank you for sharing it.
Frank Wilson09-May-2009 05:27
I completed my first full year of PAD today. I would like to thank you for your comments and encouragement over the past year. THANK YOU !
Frank Wilson10-Mar-2009 21:05

I'm giving a presentation on photography this Thursday at the local Middle School. With your permission I would like to print 3 or 4 of your photographs to use with my presentation. I especially want to use a couple of you HDR shots. No problem if you are not comfortable with this request. Just say so. Thanks.
Frank Wilson07-Mar-2009 16:42

Check this out. I think they've gone a bit overboard. I have no idea the real name of this church but my wife and I pass it often on our way to Kentucky. We've named it "The Church of What's Happenin' Now." You need a bigger building with your growth and programs but please don't get any ideas when you see this. IHS
poetry66603-Mar-2009 23:24
Hi Chris, Thank you so much for your continued support of my HDR work this year. Your comments and support are greatly received my friend. I have learnt so much from your HDR work. Thank you.
PauloCGama01-Feb-2009 19:18
Hi there, Chris.
This is to let you know your job is FANTASTIC!!!

Thanks for sharing, my friend.
larose forest photos01-Feb-2009 00:45
Beautiful galleries. You have some truly amazing photos and I look forward to returning to view more of your photos many times. Cheers.
Marc Vermeulen09-Jan-2009 00:53
Best wishes to you and to yours at 2009!
And thanks that you visit my site regulary.
norbi02-Jan-2009 23:25
Chris, my best wishes for 2009 - good health to manage and continue the things You love.
Regards Norbi.
Kevin Chester02-Jan-2009 18:48
Some fantastic galleries here Chris, can't understand how I have missed them thus far. Love some of the HDR stuff, I havn't mastered that just yet, ( well I havn't mastered photoshop full stop LOL ) Keep up the good work. I'm off to add you to my favorite artists. What and inspiration.
alfredo camba jr.27-Dec-2008 15:43
Merry Christmas Pastor Chris!
God bless you and your family!
Happy New Year too!
Best regards,
Jun (Alfredo Jr.)
poetry66603-Dec-2008 23:34
Hi Chris, Thank you for your recent visits to my galleries and for your kind comments and generous votes, my friend. I always look forward to viewing your work and the wonderful places that you visit. I especially like your HDR work, its so superbly done beautifully presented. Keep up the great work Chris.
Barry McCartney30-Nov-2008 01:45
Chris, I really like your pics - I look at your work and the work of others and just stand in awe at what our God has created.
Kerry Tingley26-Nov-2008 15:16
Chris, Thanks for the observation on the tiny bit of foliage on the left margin. I was concentrating on the poem, and looked right through it! Lol! Kerry
nige5022-Nov-2008 11:47
Inspiring work , food for thought, Be back to view more
Gilles Navet10-Nov-2008 22:51
I am happy to discover you.
Great composition with tones and details
Great treatement too
I will come back, you are in my fav now
Frank Wilson10-Oct-2008 05:30
Sorry. I hit the button three times when posting a message. I suppose I was impatient.
an nguyen02-Oct-2008 18:16
I really appreciated your comments and your visit to my images. You certainly the gifted and very talented artist as I can see in your galleries. I will follow your vision of art.
Best regards. Anne Nguyen
Guest 30-Sep-2008 17:47
Thanks for the kind comments Chris. Loving the D300 just bought the 16 - 85 VR which is an interesting lens. You have some superb captures I very much enjoyed looking at your galleries. Regards Dave
Guest 30-Sep-2008 14:11
Morning Chris,
Many thanks for your kind words concerning my images, I appreciate them very much..
Guest 14-Sep-2008 08:41
Some gorgeous captures Chris. Gave me great pleasure to look at them. Thanks for sharing. Regards Dave
Rosemarie Kusserow01-Sep-2008 07:12
Thanks Chris for your kind comments, it means a lot to me,

you are not only a great photographer, you are also a great musician, while I whrite to you I hear your nice music,

our Lord give you many talents and it is a plesure for me to share them with you,

God bless you and yours,

regards, Rosemarie :o)
Nikola Gruev24-Aug-2008 06:49
Chris, you have a soul of an artist. I imagine you are good not only with photography, but with anything you touch.
poetry66612-Aug-2008 16:52
Hi Chris, Many, many thanks for your visit to my galleries today. You said many wonderful things about my work which I appreciated very much. I'd also thank you for the time spent looking through my galleries as I know you are a very busy person and you don't have a lot of spare time.
Kind regards and thanks,
Guest 24-Jun-2008 14:12
Many thanks Chris for your nice comment on my Doe and Fawn image...
Guest 23-Jun-2008 14:26
Thanks Chris...
I appreciate your comments and votes on my images..
poetry66622-Jun-2008 22:21
Hi Chris, Thank you for your kind comments and votes. I appreciate them all my friend. I will be adding to the Tenby Gallery often if you want to keep popping back there :o)
Many thanks,
Guest 02-Jun-2008 23:05
Thanks Chris for the nice comments on my images...
Guest 02-Jun-2008 14:36
Thanks Chris for all your nice comments on my macros and flood water images...
Since my posting of the flood water images the rivers have receded a bit, but there is still plenty of snow in the "high country" and much warm weather ahead.
Guest 30-May-2008 10:58
Some truly beautiful wedding photography, very inspirational.
Guest 29-May-2008 16:13
Thanks Chris for your kind words and votes on my images...
Guest 25-May-2008 14:28
I'm a bit late in my thanks and appreciations to your nice comments and votes on my many images.
I've been out shooting the flood waters here in the valley. We have not witnessed flood waters, such as these, in quite a few years...
Guest 17-May-2008 14:32
Thanks Chris I appreciate all the nice comment on my images...
Guest 05-May-2008 13:25
Thanks Chris for the nice comments on my images...
Guest 04-May-2008 04:03
Many thanks Chris for the nice comments on my images...
Guest 28-Apr-2008 22:11
Thanks Chris for the nice comments on my images, they are very much appreciated...
Keith O'Brien16-Apr-2008 21:54
Fantastic galleries Chris, inspiring stuff and a real joy to look at - certain to revisit soon. :-) Keith
Guest 16-Apr-2008 02:56
Thanks Chris for your vote and nice comments on my landscape image..
Have an enjoyable vacation...
poetry66615-Apr-2008 23:30
Hi Chris, Thank you very much for all of your recent kind comments. Thank you for your visit and time spent looking through my images and galleries. Many thanks :o)
Guest 15-Apr-2008 14:45
Many thanks for your kind words on my images and i appreciate your vote as well..
The horizontal version of my "frost image" was used as a Christmas card and I received quite a few raves on it...
marita toftgard15-Apr-2008 13:51
I enjoyed browsing your galleries
and looking more closely at a few,
I will be back:-)
Thank you most kindly for the wonderful comments and votes
marita toftgard11-Apr-2008 11:31
thank you so much for the beautiful comments..
Guest 10-Apr-2008 04:26
Thanks Chris for all the nice comments on my images...
Winter has all ways been one of my favorite better be it last for seven months of the year LoL...
Guest 07-Apr-2008 21:50
I appreciate your kind words on my image Chris..
Coming from you I those kind words me a lot..
I have all ways admired your scenic images and the rich colors in each ans every one...
Guest 02-Apr-2008 22:15
Thanks Chris for the nice comments and votes on my images...
Guest 31-Mar-2008 14:42
Thanks Chris for all the nice comments on my differant images, I appreciate them very much..I really must replace and upgrade my Galleries, they have been on for to long.
My new camera has allowed me too improve the quality of my images and I recently accuried new editing software, Lightroom, which I'm still learning to use. I shoot entirerly in the Raw Format and Adobies new Raw editing software has greatly improved...
Guest 28-Mar-2008 13:24
Thanks Chris for the nice comment on my flower image...
Guest 27-Mar-2008 15:29
Good morning Chris,
Thanks for your nice comments on my two images and I appreciate your vote...
I have given up trying too second guess peoples likes and dislikes when it comes to photographic images. I have alway been partial to reflections and have hundreds of reflective images in my photo data base...
Guest 26-Mar-2008 20:09
Many thanks Chris for all the nice comments on my images..
I just finished viewing your Son Matt' website. He has some nice images...
poetry66626-Mar-2008 18:25
Hi Chris, Thank you for your visit to my galleries today and for your your wonderful kind comments. I hope you had a nice Easter weekend.
Guest 20-Mar-2008 23:02
Thanks Chris for the nice comment on my hawk image and your vote is much appreciated...
Guest 18-Mar-2008 14:31
Good morning Chris, fresh show over night cloudy with more snow in the forecast..
Many thanks for the nice comment on my apple blossom image..
Not too sound a bit naive, could you please explain the meaning of the letters, bokeh.
I've been seeing them quite a bit lately and do not know their meaning, thanks...
Guest 16-Mar-2008 23:21
Again thanks for your nice comment on my images...
Guest 16-Mar-2008 20:01
Thanks Chris for the nice comments on my images. they are all appreciated...
alfredo camba jr.12-Mar-2008 15:26
Hi Pastor Chris,
Nice to know that you are a preacher of the Gospel to a sinful world.
I admire your strong faith in God that could inspire a troubled world!
I also appreciate your beautiful photographic works! You have lots
of beautiful & artistic images! Thanks too for your kind comments on
my images!
Best regards,
Jun (Alfredo Jr.)
Guest 12-Mar-2008 15:16
Morning Chris,
Many thanks for your nice comments on my two image,
Guest 11-Mar-2008 14:22
Hi Chris,
I really appreciate all the nice comments on my images..
Guest 05-Mar-2008 05:58
I really appreciate all your nice comment on my image...
Guest 22-Feb-2008 16:23
Thanks Chris for the nice comment on my sunset image...
Guest 21-Feb-2008 16:56
Many thanks Chris for the nice comment on my sunset image...
Guest 19-Feb-2008 16:34
Hi Chris.
The Ice fountain is the results of a water pipe left running all winter. This has been a tradition with this elderly couple that has made it an annual contest to see how tall it well get during any given winter.
Guest 14-Feb-2008 17:23
Hi Chris,

Thanks for sharing your wonderful images! I really enjoyed looking at your extraordinary work. I love the sceneries you captured of the west country especially Somerset. Martock is very close where my friend lives (Longload), and I spend most of my weekends there when not working.

Best regards,
Guest 06-Feb-2008 16:02
Thanks Chris for the nice comments on my images and your vote means a lot to me...
Guest 03-Feb-2008 17:27
Many thanks Chris, appreciate your comments on my reflection image...
Walter Otto Koenig05-Dec-2007 16:18
Hi Chris,
I really enjoy looking at your work. You have a great eye for composition and color. I have added you to my favorite artists and will be back many more times to see your images.
Best Wishes, Walter
Guest 03-Dec-2007 14:44
Thanks Chris for the nice comment on my snow scene...
The beauty of Pbase, are the world wide trips I'm able to take each and every morning. I see the beauty of our world through the lens of all my photographic friends. The landscapes of the world, in all their variations, are available to me at a touch of my mouse. I'm just happy that I am able to contribute to that beauty through my photography...
XiaoBernard9902-Dec-2007 16:29
Before ,just before, I go to lookkyour official site.I discovered that you are a preacher.I understand why your words are always so kind for me.In your comments I find the spirit of a friend of long time.Very often I do a trip on your pictures ,I find some church ,also I like it is a quiet instant.Your landscapes are my favorite pictures of you with the Chris Blue very often,and the Great Britain takes an interesting way in my mind for a trip.My family name comes from the French Brtitanny when I find in your Gallery the same type of view for the sea,the rock,the village,... always very beloved to my soul.It is a little difficult for me to speak with the Shakespear language,I try the best for you.I see also that you like the music,also not the same but I must progress;i has stayed with all the english group of 60's and after..sorry for this inclination.As you say always Best regards ,but I prefer "to Chris a Friend in the blue of the sky.
Milos Markovic19-Nov-2007 11:59
Halo Chris,
it is an honor to receive so many kind words from the artist of your style.
Your work is amazing and there is so much quality and inspiration in your galleries, so expect many more visits from me.
Thank You for sharing the beauties form Your world.
Best wishes,
Guest 06-Nov-2007 03:12
Thanks for your votes and nice comments on my images...
Guest 26-Oct-2007 22:04
Many thanks for the nice comments on my images...
Licaga07-Oct-2007 16:44
excellent gallery well done
Galen Buller25-Jun-2007 14:12
Hi Chris,

Great work, I love your photos. You have a very good eye. Added you to my favorites.

God Bless

Zoltán Balogh02-Jun-2007 11:46
Dear Chris,

Congratulations on your stunning shots! They are so interesting and well-composed - I was really impressed, thank you!

Zoltan, Hungary
Guest 28-Apr-2007 07:40
Hi Chris, I had a fantastic experience viewing your works. Your love for nature and photography has genuinely come together producing a fresh and romantic feel to a traditional subject. Your use of Photoshop especially framing is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your works.
Guest 12-Apr-2007 20:39
Hi Chris,

Some utterly fantastic images in here, really impressive work! You obviously love your hobby.

Warm wishes.

Guest 05-Apr-2007 06:09
Dear Chris,
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent my friend...Greetings from Montenegro, old/new country in Europa...I will come back with pleasure...
Guest 20-Mar-2007 18:09
Great Gallery
Robbie D7024-Feb-2007 21:58
Hello Chris, I have enjoyed looking at a few of your excellent pictures and will be back to see some more. I noticed you mention the macro lens, are you happy with this type and size? or do you think there are better ?
I am about to buy my first one myself have you any advice.
Federico D'Incŕ15-Feb-2007 08:59
wow ...great photos Chris ....tke for sharing !!
Guest 14-Feb-2007 19:21
Hi Chris

Great collection of pics you have here. Also in love with the sea i bet!
Guest 27-Jan-2007 23:06
Hi Chris

Thank you for your comments, we live in Taunton Somerset.
We’re always looking for new places to take photos.

I love your photo’s they are really inspirational, keep up the good work.

Steve Goldthorp22-Jan-2007 20:13
Great photos from Andalucia with great light - the El Chorro ones I particularly like - now to look at the rest of your galleries! Votes are going to be used here! Regards Steve
Jon Dick12-Jan-2007 19:09
Chris, Appreciate your comments on my gallery. Your galleries are over the top. Just beautiful in your ability to capturing life and objects in real time. Keep up the great work. I will be back soon. You have a great audiance... Jon
Naomi 30-Nov-2006 14:59
Hi, Chris. I love your images of England, and have included you in my favorites.
Guest 22-Nov-2006 17:07
You are absolutely a great photograher. Love your landcape photos. Keep posing more. You have done the amazing jobs.
Guest 17-Nov-2006 00:25

You're a very talented artist. I've reacted to most of your photos with joy, inspiration and respect. Happy shooting.
Lampridis Dimitris06-Nov-2006 18:32
Hi Chris , your photos are a real pleasure for the eyes !!! my compliments ...
Guest 16-Oct-2006 21:29
Guest 13-Oct-2006 06:28
I was just looking through photos made with the D80 and saw one of yours. Your collection is amazing and you a newbie like me to digital photography something to inspire to. Take care and happy shooting.
Guest 04-Oct-2006 19:55
Thanks for the kind words Chris, Yeah I am a bit of a country guy I guess. I think that is great you do so much with the church. I am a christian too and I go to Hope to see all your new work Sir, your passion shows in your work.

Take good care and God Bless, talk to ya soon.

Guest 03-Oct-2006 19:49
Chris, Your photos are superb man, what a nice gallery! I love the d80 photos and the crops, you have a great eye. Nice work..

Guest 28-Sep-2006 21:32
Hi Chris! It's been a long time since we last communicated. I'm posting here on Pbase( and enjoying it. Have added some new photos since usefilm days. Hope to visit some more in the future. God Bless, Rodney
Muthu Vinayagam19-Sep-2006 14:32
You have an amazing talent. These are awesome collection. Thanks for sharing.
Guest 15-Sep-2006 14:17
I love your 'my new D80' gallery. You have proved that D80 is a great camera. And indeed your a great photographer. I really admire your talent. I learnt something here. Thanks for sharing.
Guest 14-Sep-2006 02:40
Hi Chris

You have some great photographs. Congrats on your new D80. I'm enjoying mine very much.

Guest 13-Sep-2006 13:28
Hi Chris
You have some great galleries here. Will need to return to see them all.
Emad Omar12-Sep-2006 13:10
I have finally got around your gallery - it is awesome
You have a good collection of pictures here!
please check out my gallery
Guest 04-Sep-2006 20:19
Hello, Chris. Just joined up and I see you are a member. Your images always bring back memories. Beast wishes, Roy. (PP).
Naomi Evelan 31-Aug-2006 16:52
Hi Chris, I am interested in buying a digital file of your comma butterfly pic. Please contact me at I would like to know the file size available and of coarse your price. Thank you, beautiful pictures! Naomi Evelan
Berry 28-Aug-2006 16:08
Great content! But have some suggestions about improvement. Will contact you.
Thank you.
boliston14-Aug-2006 20:07
Hello Chris, I am also from the West Country in Taunton and have recently started using a DSLR. Your superb galleries have given me good ideas for places to go. You have captured most of the good coastal areas round here, like Sidmouth where I went yesterday, and I'd agree this is an excellent place for photography. Keep us the good work - Adrian
didier 11-Aug-2006 03:11
thanks for sharing these incredible shots!!!!!
Heidi and Ulrich Burkhalter10-Aug-2006 09:19
Hi Chris I just had the prevelege to discover your galleries
It is just awesome the way God allows you to see your surroundings
through the lens of your camera.
Many blessings
Traveller08-Aug-2006 21:25

Excellent photos in your galleries. Congrats. thank for sharing.
Guest 06-Aug-2006 03:33
Hi Chris!
Nice to "see" you again! Susie and I just discovered Pbase a couple of weeks ago. We're enjoying the different venue.
Your photography is even better than I remember it!
Blessings to you my friend!
Ken Chambers ARPS20-Jul-2006 20:37
Chris, I have enjoyed looking at your galleries. The relaxed look to your wedding photography is quite endearing.
Best wishes
John de Voogd20-Jul-2006 20:23
Hello Chris,

I had a good time browsing your galleries. Many very beautifull pictures from a very talented photographer. Thanks for sharing.

Alice Cortner 19-Jul-2006 19:34
Like others I cannot find your email address and would like permissiom to use 2 o3 of your lovely photos on the back and front covers of our small garden club yearbook. I do so hope this reaches you for a reply. We are located in Clarksville, Tennessee, USA.
Mohsen Bayramnejad 18-Jul-2006 15:45
Hi dear Chris!
How do you do...hope you are well...
I'm really glad to visiting your works once again! you have a fantastic point of view my friend!...I can truly feel your photographs!!
Take care my dear!
Mohsen Bayramnejad (try to remember me!-if you can!)
Guest 10-Jul-2006 21:59
Hello Cris. You galleries are so beautiful and so special in my eyes. Congratulations for your wonderful shot.
Bobby Wong Jr.26-Jun-2006 13:12

Your photos are excellent.

Guest 25-Jun-2006 15:02
Hello Chris. You have many very beautiful images in your galleries. You have a great eye & have used image editing techniques with vision. My compliments on your work.
Nel Hegener 05-Jun-2006 07:11
I have been twice at Abbotsbury and loved it very much. The swans have their cygnets now, maybe a travel idea for you?
Guest 31-May-2006 14:58
I've just discovered your photos. I've never been to England, and these photos let my mind travel there. Thanks.
julie 16-May-2006 14:11
such Beautiful photos i have family in and around martock, ash , bower hiton and sth petherton i know i shall be visiting your site again and again
Alida Thorpe15-May-2006 19:05
I enjoyed looking through your galleries. It is a pleasure to share photography with someone who takes such good photos. I will be back to visit again. Alida
Jen 14-May-2006 13:58
Beautiful photos. I am trying to find out the name of the artists who designed the big white benches in the gardens at Hardwick Hall. I think it is a lady designer...can you please help. Thank you.
Michele Rodgers10-May-2006 15:59
It is the delight of my day to see any new photos you have posted. Thank you for your excellent work.
Tony 07-May-2006 16:36
Well i have just stumbled in while i was searching for a vicars close pic and i am left spell bound ! what an amazing gallery! I have just started to get interested in digital photography and now after seeing all this I am thinking about throwing away my camera and leave it to people with talent !
Guest 01-May-2006 11:49
You have done absolutely wonderful work and I will place your gallery in my favourites list.
Guest 29-Apr-2006 14:08
Thanks Chris...
Paul H11-Apr-2006 22:15
Hi Chris
well done on passing the 1m hits mark. Excellent stuff. Its always a pleasure to view your galleries....truly inspiring.
I want to say a big thank you to you for your encouraging words regarding post processing (a couple of years back now!!) i now PP all my pics for web display and realise its importance. Nothing fancy just a bit of sharpening and other makes all the difference...
finally got myself a DSLR, as they have become much more affordable..
keep up the good work
best regards
Perry 10-Apr-2006 13:39
Just surfed on in and stayed for longer becouse of great content! Thanks!
James 09-Apr-2006 16:10
Your photographs are stunning. Since retiring I have taken up painting as an enthusiastic if not too proficient amateur and would really like to use some of your photographs as inspiration for new paintings. I don't simply copy photographs but try to use them for inspiration for paintings. I would be obliged if you would advise on permission to use . I can't find youe e-mail address so hope you can reply from this posting. Thankyou
Brenda Scofield 06-Apr-2006 03:42
Dear Chris,

I've left comments but can't find your email address anywhere on the site. If anyone has found it could they tell me where it is? Absolutely inspirational work. I'd like to use some of the images but I need to ask your permission but so far I fail to find you!

Brenda Scofield (Hong Kong)
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad06-Apr-2006 01:08
Wow, you have a lot of galleries and images here. Amazing!
joy 04-Apr-2006 11:11
Beautiful work,
Chris Lock02-Apr-2006 16:53
I really enjoyed loking through your halcyonic pictures, I'll definitely be back. These pictures take me back to my younger bucolic days of ye jolly olde England.
J. Aikman-Izatt 25-Mar-2006 21:26
Dear Chris:
Looking at your pictures has been time well spent. You have found your true calling. I personally think your artistic skill puts you in league with some of the best photographers in the world. Amazing depth, colour and special effects. I will be telling friends and family about your site.
peter taylor 19-Mar-2006 03:17
Currently living in Perth Western Australia; I was looking for photos of Sidmouth (where I am from originally) and was amazed by the quality and composition of all the photographs - great stuff!
Simon Martin 05-Mar-2006 17:57
Hi Chris,

These galleries are amazing, I had always wondered whether there was a gallery of all the images we have seen over the years on your presentations on Sundays, I am very pleased to have stumbled across it!

Amazing photos!
Bill Ashton 01-Mar-2006 23:37
Your photos taken in England are so nostalgic to me. Especially the ones taken in York.
One in particular " The Shambles" was taken in the exact same spot of one I took. I took mine in the mid-sixties and not much has changed. If I had your email address I could send the file to you for interest. Again wonderful photos.
STEPHANIE M RIGBY 22-Feb-2006 08:59

I love English churches and England in general. I was there last year, and visited many beautiful churches I had not been to before, as well as meeting some beloved old friends in stone. I am having such a wonderful restful time finding all the sites, and yours are especially lovely. Thank you for giving so much joy.
joann 06-Feb-2006 15:52
After viewing such lovely pictures, I have decided on planning a trip to your beautiful country. I was wondering if you would recommend a place (hotel, lodge or bed & Breakfast)to stay close to Ham Hill.
Guest 30-Jan-2006 15:29
Thanks Chris, I just want to say that your series of reflections were superbly done...
keith robins 24-Jan-2006 07:34
Love your images Chris! Didn't realise just how amazing your photographic eye is. We miss you at yeovil camera club. You say you're busy with church work, but I can appriciate that you spend a lot of time at the computer. However, itis has paid dividends when you can produce such a fantasic display of images. 800,000 hits and 2,000 photos! Wow!!
Maybe you should contact me about the 240 feet plus of hanging wall space at Images Fitness Studio. I have had an exhibition of 25 pictures at Images for four months now and would like to expand this number. I hope you are interested in exhibiting some of your pictures there. 01935 424388
Eric Pouhier16-Jan-2006 21:09
Hello Chris,

You are very talented, the images you are showing here are of an incredible quality. Great lights, great compositions and clean presentation. I don't often leave messages in guestbook s but for you I had to ... thanks for sharing, ERic
akleja08-Jan-2006 20:04
So far I have only looked at your flower pictures, but I will be back for more! You are very artistic and I love the way you take your pictures. Amazing work!
Nicki Thurgar05-Jan-2006 17:50
I'm so glad I've discovered your galleries, they are just superb. I will be back to see your wonderful pictures again.
Larry Hammond 05-Jan-2006 00:29
Hi Chriss,

I'v been scanning your work on this site, you have so many pictures that are so beautiful, all this in 3 years?? You have been busy........I envy you. Keep up the great work, will see you at PhotoPoints site no doubt.

what I've seen are wonderful, looked at couple weddings and the file of humorous one!!

Best Wishes

Marion Sheath 02-Jan-2006 21:22
Dear Chris, I love your beautiful photographs of the City of Wells. I wonder do you know the house where Elizabeth Goudge (authoress) was born? I know it was called 'Tower House' and thought it was opposite the building you called 'The Crooked House' - 'The Rib' -once 'The Principle's House' where they lived when EG was 2 years old untill the move from Wells I believe.
My husband and I have been visiting Wells since 1962 and still discovering new things.
I must look in at you other pictures now, I have just discovered this site. God bless your pastoral work. Marion S.
Guest 24-Dec-2005 18:59
ON HOLIDAY!!! You lucky fellow! But seriously, I'm sure you deserve it. Not only do you inspire thousands of us with your wonderful photographs, but I'll bet you're a great Pastor as well. Happy Christmas. All joy and peace to you and yours, and thank you for your friendship and encouragement. Simon M.
Guest 02-Dec-2005 22:37
Thanks Chris for the kind words on my water image...
pamela202-Dec-2005 00:24
Your work is exceptional! Thank you for capturing the beauty of your world, for occasionally manipulating it creatively, and for sharing it with us! Cheers, Pamela
Molena 27-Nov-2005 03:40
I have some problems with your site...
Some pages don't show content.
Marc Vermeulen25-Nov-2005 23:10
Always a glorious feeling at visiting your galleries!
Guest 19-Nov-2005 23:17
Great Photos
Mike Spracklen 18-Nov-2005 21:03
Your gallery is beautiful, Chris. A friend told me of your work and it definitely lives up to his billing. As you saw, I am also a Spracklen. I live in the States in Dallas, TX. Your work is beautiful.
Emmanuel Panagiotakis14-Nov-2005 21:17
Magnificent , unbelievable ,and stunning work my friend very professional!!!!!!
Nice to see you again Emmanuel
Ashley 10-Nov-2005 14:25
Hello i am ashley i am currently doing an AS course in photography. i am basing my course on history of martock. i liked your work very much as i to live in martock.
all the best ashley
George Christakos27-Oct-2005 17:33
Hi Chris,
From the little time that I spend looking at your galleries, I saw that you've done great work with your cameras. There are so many great photos here that I should visit it again. Soon. Put in my favorites, so, I'll be back. Keep up the great work.
George from Greece.
laurent lardičre26-Oct-2005 22:13
hello chris

i see your work and i find a lot's of beautiful pics
landscapes,churchs are my favorites galleries but every galleries are so great !!you have an extraordinary eyes!!!
bye and happy to see your pics again
bye laurent in France
Guest 17-Oct-2005 20:33
Your photos are absolutely magnificent! Not only have you mastered your camera, but your ability to capture such beauty is indeed a gift. I see every image as God-expressing through you! I can spend an entire afternoon viewing your photos online. I feel like I'm really right there! Thank you for sharing this beauty with everyone.
Barbara K. from Chandler, AZ, USA
Audrey Reid17-Oct-2005 04:51
Hello Chris, I drove pass someone and saw your name :) Nice to see you here too.
Guest 08-Oct-2005 21:22
Hardly any wonder you have loadsa comments, your work is GREAT!
Didier Vanderperre08-Oct-2005 00:39
Excellent collection of images. Clean, and careful work just as I like it.
You are added to my favorites.
I will be back.
Guest 06-Oct-2005 21:13
Hi Chris! It is a pleasure to meet u here as well! I just joined and trying to find my way over here :-) It has been very nice to have a trip to ur portfolio here.
Guest 06-Oct-2005 13:21
Chris- I really enjoyed your gallery. Good job!
Buz Kiefer03-Oct-2005 20:42
Fantastic images. It was a real pleasure visiting your galleries.
Luís Pereira16-Sep-2005 22:45
Hi Chris,

my D70 does not work so good as yours... must be your (great) talent that makes the difference.
Keep up the good work.
Best regards.
Sarah Spracklen 14-Sep-2005 12:52
your pictures are great i love the colours and the shapes of the things you chose to photograph!!
Guest 13-Sep-2005 13:22
Sunset on the harbour, West Bay, Dorset
Hi Chris,
GREAT pics - what a great way to escape the rigours of pastoral life. I know how you feel!
Any chance of a copy of the pic above to use as my wallpaper? (1280x1024)

God bless,
Richard Brooker
john jacques 13-Sep-2005 06:32
Dear Chris
We spoke last night at the Barn, I have looked at your site, its great, well done!

On Nikon, I have a friend with one who says he will have to pay £300 to get a flashgun to fit!! Is there a way round this, ie with some generic non Nikon adapter? I hope to see you at the camera club.
Henry Taitano09-Sep-2005 06:29
Your photos are exceptional. Im again inspired to
shoot and shoot and shoot! In digital, film is cheap ;).
I hope you are making money on your great work.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography08-Sep-2005 16:52
Great galleries Chris. Nice shots, good points of view, beautiful subjects. Terrific work, my compliments :)
Guest 30-Aug-2005 07:07
Lovely gallery. I very much like your style. Very creative.
Wade 22-Aug-2005 19:19
Hey Chris,
Found your site through Google while searching for English landscape images. Fantastic photos! These images show the most beautiful aspects of our country.

Site saved to favourites!

All the best,

Wade, Hertfordshire.
Guest 17-Aug-2005 14:03
Hi Chris,
Great pictures, and also we share a surname - I've been researching the Spracklen surname for awhile now, and was wondering if you might be related somewhere down the line...... If any of your ancestors came from Wales, or before that from Dorset then we may well be! My grandfather was Joseph herbert Spracklen (1890 - 1966, who had an older brother William Matthew Spracklen, so I was wondering if you belonged to his family?
My email is if your interested in getting in touch.
Best Wishes
Dottie 15-Aug-2005 01:12
Could you please email me at thanks, Dottie
Evaristo Buendia Carrera01-Aug-2005 16:23
you have many beautiful galleries.
I'll be back, I need more time to enjoyed
excellent work..artist! Nice humour...
Evaristo Buendia Carrera01-Aug-2005 16:22
you have a many beautiful galleries.
I'll be back,
excellent work..artist! Nice humour...
Ken Wilson 25-Jul-2005 20:09

I reviewing your work, I was taken with your panorama images!! Your images speak very highly of the places you have been in England!! I would like to have your email address; would be so kind to share it? Thank you for your fine images!!
Soozy 13-Jul-2005 08:19
I just wanted to say that your pictures are fabulous. There was a purple flower which you said you didn't know what it was called. It is an Aquilegia, otherwise known as columbine.
Nitin Kaushik 09-Jul-2005 11:51
Great pictures. The climate of europe is especially suitable for making great photos because of different seasons and very clean air. Unlike us living in asia. I own a Nikon F55 with 70-300 lens and considering buying a D70 with 18-70 lens. I hope i am able to make some good photos with my dream camera.
Great work...
plasmahawk 04-Jul-2005 06:27
Greets Chris,
Question for you, do you have high res shots of your panaramas, I am using a dual screen or some people are using triple screen setups, I would be willing to layout touchup and help in creating some wide angle panoramic wallpapers, was goign to start my own archive but you alrady have some in place, not for any resalee purposes, just for a nice backgroudn for my windows :)

All the best
take care
mike land 03-Jul-2005 11:59
hi,i was born in martock 1935 left in 1964,my family is buried at the all saints parish grave yard.
it was lovely to come across your photos of martock,my new wife found as she was reserching family tree,now she knows more of my home town,thanks
Guest 12-Jun-2005 19:28
Chris, I was going to comment on your recent work, then realised that writting, "wow", "blimey", superb" and such like, for loads of images might take hours!
So, instead, I'll post to you here, and say;
"Outstanding, striking, fabulous, stunning.............."
Billie Mercer09-Jun-2005 14:44
Hello Chris, a dear friend and his wife from Houston, served for two years as Pastor to 5 Methodist churches around Darby/Derby??? Not sure of the spelling. Your galleries are beautiful. We have visited England a couple of times and I've always said I want to come back and photograph in the countryside. But if I don't make it, I can always just go to your galleries and enjoy the beauty.
Dave from San Diego, CA 04-May-2005 01:44
I've been in semi-pro photography for many years, and have a Nikon N90 with several "D" Series lenses (28-70mm & 80-200mm). I also have a great Hasselblad 500CM. I'm about to buy a Nikon D70s (goin' digital!), and use my Nikon lenses & accessories. Whatever doubt I may have had has been totally erased by your galleries. I've *never* seen such amazing views of your countryside (or a better demonstration of the D70)! Your use of light, sky, and composition could be used in a textbook. I'd really like to know more about the "sky" in your compositions. I've rarely seen such dramatic clouds and lighting. Is it England or PhotoShop or gradient filtering? Whatever ... brilliant! Any comments would be very appreciated. By the way ... thanks for a most enjoyable tour your beautiful countryside!
Guest 14-Apr-2005 06:34
you've got a fantastic gallery chris!! amazing shots and very beautiful scenes =D definately a favourite!!
onyeolu mgbada 12-Apr-2005 18:18
i de here
Chris Spracklen08-Apr-2005 20:13
Thanks for getting in touch, Norman, and thank you for your kind comments ~ very much appreciated.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your D70 when it finally comes ~ it's certainly is a wonderful piece of kit!!

By all means pass on the web address, I'l be happy to supply a CD if he'd like one.

Every blessing,

Guest 08-Apr-2005 19:05
I tahnk Simon for putting me onto you Chris. Marvellous galleries. Haven't had time to go thru everyone. Everyone is brilliant. Marvellous colours and excellent views of Gods wonderful creation. I look forward to using my D70 when its here. I'm going to pass your pbase address to our church here who may be interested in the church powerpoint slides.
I'll be dropping by again soon. Thanks for sharing your gift with us all.
God Bless, Norman P
jenjen francis 06-Apr-2005 08:35
chris!!!! wonderful picture n galleries.....feel to make a trip to somerset.keep it up mate !!!ciao !
Guest 05-Apr-2005 09:39
Chris thanks for stopping by. I have had a chance to look through your galleries and find your work inspirational. You should work for the UK Tourism Board. Does make me miss home- but then again Thailand isn't so bad either :-)
Charles Vark 02-Apr-2005 22:24
Thank you so much for the "trip" through your photos. They are just wonderful...uplifting. So much beauty you have captured for the rest of us.
Marc Vermeulen24-Mar-2005 11:49
Very nice galleries!
Tammy Nelson 23-Mar-2005 21:12
Your pictures are awesome. I didn't know that I could enlarge them, so when I accidentally did, the image took my breath away! Wow.
Chris Spracklen16-Mar-2005 08:54
Dear Owen,

Many thanks for your kind comments in my guestbook. It's always a joy to hear from other believers!

With regards to my pictures: Sometimes I use a tripod, if the light situation demands it, but I'm a bit lazy and don't like carrying it!! Every one of my images will have been through Photoshop, if only to check and adjust the levels, but usually I do a lot more ~ bump up the hue and saturation a little, sort out any lean to the left or right, clone out TV aeriels and other unsightly objects, replace a sky if I need to, etc.

With regard to my church: It came from a Christian Brethren background, but is now an eclectic mix of people from all kinds of denominations ~ Anglican, Baptist, Salvation Army, Methodist, Charismatic, etc!! We are simply a free, evangelical church which is not locked into any particular denomination, though we have informal links with other fellowships of like mind through a group called Partnership; are members of the Evangelical Alliance; and also play a full part in our village's 'Christians Together' group.

Thanks again for your message,

Guest 14-Mar-2005 16:40

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your amazing pictures. You have a wonderful eye both for composition and color. I am curious about your technique. Do you use a tripod or polarizing filters? Do you make adjustments to most of your pictures in photoshop, or are most of them straight? You make me look forward with greater anticipation to leading a group of college students to Britain in May, and you make me consider the purchase of a DSLR, which I had really not thought about before.

Finally, as an elder at my local Presbyterian Church USA congregation, I am curious about the Christian Fellowship? Is it a local church, a denomination, and if so is it afiliated with a larger denomination?

Thanks again for sharing your gift.

Owen Duncan, Indianola, IA, USA
Chris Spracklen08-Mar-2005 22:27
Sorry! I answered your first comment before I'd read the second.
I use the 70-300mm lens (Nikon 'G' series). If you'd like to see some samples of work done with this lens go to my 'Glorious Stourhead' gallery and look at the latest batch of pictures (January 2004). All but the last two were taken with the 70-300, most of them together with an SB600 Speedlight.
Best regards, Chris
Chris Spracklen08-Mar-2005 22:24
Thanks for your kind comment, Judy.
Unfortunately my D70's had to go back to Nikon for repair ~ an intermittent fault with the focussing! But it's a wonderful camera to use and I really miss it!! The shop I bought it from have given me an 8700 to use in the meantime and it's simply not in the same league!!
Best regards, Chris
Judy 08-Mar-2005 19:51
I clicked a button accidentally before I wrote THANKS for putting your photos out there for others to look at and enjoy !!! It is so helpful to see photos taken by the camera I am considering. I do have one question that maybe you could help me with.

One thing I would like to photograph in addition to "God's handiwork" is lacrosse and soccer games. Any advice on which lens or lenses to get for that???

Judy 08-Mar-2005 19:45
Hi Chris...

I am trying to decide what digital camera to purchase and I am doing some on line research. I am leaning toward the D70, and just came across your AWESOME photos !!
carl messano 08-Mar-2005 03:21
Hi Chris, I'm considering a D-70, your site and excellent pictures finalized my decison, thank you, in Christ, Dr. Carl V . Messano, PA, USA
Conny 04-Mar-2005 01:17
Dear Chris, I have been really taken in by your work. I am originally from Germany and have moved with my family to the US. I work as Social Worker for the State and see much, much desperation and pain. That is why I love to take pictures. It helps so to balance myself, but it also gives others a look at the world from the perspective of loving creation and the sense that there is some peace and beauty in some ordinary things amongst us. Oh, there is so much beauty in our Father's world. If only more people like you would be around to show us all. After discovering your galleries I frequently stop in to just see some of the beautiful sights that your eyes spot and that you capture with your camera. Harmony. That is what your images bring to me. I am loosing myself here. I did share your address with my Pastor here in the US. He is a wonderful, wonderful person. He accompanied my family and me as I underwent a cerebral anareuism surgery at John Hopkins Hospital 2 years ago. And God just shortly before that had brought me to his little country church. One just has to look to see there God touches us and there Jesus still works right amongst all of us. Being a Methodist Pastor, Greg Spencer, since has also been trying to bring together a new congragation under the name of "The Way". Bringing together people from a diversity of backgrounds and showing ways of teaching Jesus's followers the way of living as Christians in todays world. May I ask therefore, if you would grant permission to share your Christian Slide Show images in Pastor Gregs Outreach? It will not be for any profit and the credits will always be given to you. If you will allow us to do so, and reach across the miles of ocean, as the deciples did, we would so appreciate it. Maybe you would like to touch base with Pastor Greg? Before being called to teach us all of the Lord, he spend time with cameras hisself. He can be reached at
Again Chris, Thank You so much for your inspirations.

God Bless and Keep You

Guest 26-Feb-2005 18:12
I truly enjoy all of your images. I have not been to England in five years, but can't wait to come back in the near future. I especially enjoyed your Panoramas gallery. Thank you for sharing with us all.
Chris Spracklen24-Feb-2005 21:51
Hi Dave,
Thanks for your kind comment.
Sadly, my D70 has just had to go back to Nikon owing to an intermittent focussing problem ~ I feel lost without it!
As to post-processing, I'm using Photoshop CS.
Kind regards, Chris
Dave Brooks 24-Feb-2005 21:13

Great D70 pictures. Just beatuiful.
I wish my D2H would come close.Maybe its time to add the D70 to the D2H.
What do you post proccess with.

Dave Brooks
Chris Spracklen20-Feb-2005 13:08
Hi Conny,

Many thanks for your kind and encouraging comment ~ it's much appreciated!

I count it a real privilege to live where I do and to be able to take pictures of this little part of God's wonderful creation!

Best regards, Chris
Jean Ray20-Feb-2005 08:06
Chris, I just love your "Best Flowers" gallery. I will definitely visit again and look at some others-- you have a great eye.
Jean Ray20-Feb-2005 08:05
Chris, I just love your "Best Flowers" gallery. I will definitely visit again and look at some others-- you have a great eye.
Conny 16-Feb-2005 18:02
You have done absolutely wonderful work and I will place your gallery site in my favorite list. I believe that Our Almighty Father has given you the vision to see and the talent to capture and share these beautiful images of your world as they are intended to be seen by the most masterful Creator of all. You have a great gift.
gerard belbeoch15-Feb-2005 08:17
Une galerie de toute beauté,j'adore ,
Rob Menage 10-Feb-2005 20:42

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I was born in Oxford but lived in weymouth from 1965 to 1968 when we moved to Canada. I went to primary school in Preston and now live in the city of Cambridge in Ontario Canada. What years did you live in Weymouth? Thanks again!!!!
David 10-Feb-2005 03:12
Hi Chris,
I followed a link from DPReview to your gallery and your work is fantastic.
I moved to the US from the UK ten years ago and your pictures make me want to go back and spend some time in the southwest again.
Mel Maxwell 07-Feb-2005 22:40
Chris, I am so very very impressed with your photos - they are just beautiful !!
I am not so keen on the losin' weight one !! Looks very unlike the Chris I know but I love the Swan with attitude !!!

If I can ever decide which ones I like best I may ask you to get copies for me if thats ok !!!

See you soon

Love Mel xxx
Jarrett05-Feb-2005 00:47
Some of the best D70 work i've seen.. especially with the birds. Keep up the good work.

togo maga 02-Feb-2005 11:35
ii so ok
Michele Berti 25-Jan-2005 23:17
Thanks Chris for your kind works and dedication to me in your last post to UF. I have really appreciated that. I've searched for your email addresse in order to write u and give u some explanations but I cannot find it out. By the way.... u now have my email. Write me when u wish, I always appreciate words from friends. ;-)
Mansour Mouasher24-Jan-2005 09:57
Greetings from Amman, Jordan.
I enjoyed touring your galleries. Expressive and artistic shots indeed. I am attracted to the English countryside with its landscapes, cottages, flora and fauna. I spent 5 years in England as a student at Lancaster University, and I loved week-end trips to the Lake District.
Keep up your good work, and God Bless.
Ingo Eggers 20-Jan-2005 11:45
Hi Chris,

you have a great talent, and put it to excellent use - God bless. The pics in your galleries are a real inspiration for, I have re-discovered and recognised some "rules" I had long ago forgotten. Keep up the passion and the good work, with the D70 and in the Lord's name.

I am currently saving for a D70 - hope to be able to create a few galleries of my own.


Tony 19-Jan-2005 02:10
Chris your work is out of this world. I really enjoyed looking at your pictures.I just purchased a D70 and hope to one day take photos this good. One question for you. I noticed that you framed your pictures on pbase. It really adds alot to the presentation. How do you create the frames? In PS? Thanks and keep up the GREAT work.
Quwatha 13-Dec-2004 06:42
Your photographs are wonderful. I especially like your flowers. I am not a professional artist but I would like to use some of your photos as inspiration for painting. I couldn't find your email address to ask your permission so if you would please email me, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Greg Harp12-Dec-2004 07:11

Terrific images! I've traveled Europe extensively, but I see I was remiss in not exploring the UK more. We'll have to fix that in the future... Love your work. It's an inspiration.

Greg Harp
Robert Orcsik 09-Dec-2004 21:22
Dear Chris!

Your gallery is wonderful!!! I think, the best, I've seen so far. And because of you are a pastor, I am very happy! I am in the reformed church (Calvinist) in Hungary, near the city of Debrecen (the "Calvinist Rome" :))
I'm going to buy a D70 (with the 18-70 Nikon lens, I hope it is as good as yours, except the ultra zoom range :)), so I am very excited. I've the Photoshop, and I have a tutorial book (Classroom in a book) about it. (Is it a good book to learn the Photoshop?)
But about the frames, I've read on your page:
"I prepared a tutorial on frame making for my Usefilm friends. If you'd like me to e-mail you a copy, please send me an e-mail at:"
Is it possible to send it to me, too?

On the net, is there a good tutorial or anything else to learn the use of D70? To learn techniques?

Thank you very much:
Robert Orcsik
Rebecca 08-Dec-2004 16:01
Your landscape photographs impose a reverential quality on the scenes. Remarkable quietude. I do love the English countryside.

I noted an earlier guest researching the Spracklen name. I, too, am a Spracklen and my family originated in the Lyme area and the Isle of Guernsey. Could be we have a relation back a ways.

Thanks for sharing your vision of the spiritual and humorous in Creation.
James James 06-Dec-2004 17:40
Just shuffled through most of your galleries. Excellent work. Would that I had this talent. Wonderful stuff!!!
Richard Haas 29-Nov-2004 08:32
can you please contact me
Walton A. Carter 28-Nov-2004 01:37
Greetings from Indiana, USA, Chris.

I just had the pleasure of touring your galleries. What a beautiful experience. You are truly gifted. I especially enjoyed the shots of the villages and towns, as I am a collector of picture postcards of cities and towns worldwide. Is there any way I could persuade you to send me a card from your town. I will appreciate it very much, and welcome cards from any other readers of this guestbook. Always good to meet a fellow Pilgrim.

Walton A. Carter,
4740 W. 300 South,
Anderson, IN 46011.
Björn Solatie 22-Nov-2004 11:29
You are really good,

also D70 -owner
Naturephoto Monique11-Nov-2004 19:29
Your eye sees the true beauty in every scene, your lens reflects the beauty in your soul.
I enjoyed your gallery, keep up the excellant work.
Best, Monique
Guest 10-Nov-2004 21:44
Marvellous. Must go myself.
Adam Quinan 09-Nov-2004 18:20
Just googling around from here in Toronto and I found your picture of the Knapp in Barrington. My grandparents lived there from 1943 until my grandmother died in 1965. Its changed a bit since then! Do you have any pictures of the main house or just the road outside?
Diana Wiersma 09-Nov-2004 02:30
Hi Chris,
It is in the middle of the night here (or early morning) and I am glad I have found your portfolio here with so many beautiful pictures!!! I have enjoyed them very much and although I have seen a lot of them before on Usefilm, I have seen pictures here I have never seen! They help me to get through the night.
Yiannis Pavlis01-Nov-2004 20:57
Chris i just check some of the images and they are sharp ,excellent photos with great compositions ,i will come back another time to comment more of your regards Yiannis.
Chris Baten30-Oct-2004 08:20
THanks for you kind words starting off my guestbook!
I indeed already saw some more of your galleries includingg D70 one. It IS a wonderfull camera indeed. I am very pleased with it and will have a lot of fun with for some time to come. Actually I had the same with the s602, a great cam with more or less the same 'spirit' as the D70. Many of my pics are from the s602.
BTW my comment about not sharing your first passion was meant to make clear my comment was about your impressive craftmansship, not because I just liked the message.
I respect off course your first passion and indeed it seems that your attitude and personality makes you a great pastor.


laurent lardičre15-Oct-2004 12:53
hello chris
beautiful pics in your galleries.all,is there nothing to put in the ben,i love all!!!!!!!
i ve a d70 and i try to make some pics as yours .
please can you see my galleries and tell me what do you think about?
bye laurent
Samantha Spracklen 01-Oct-2004 21:38
Hi Chris

i came across your pictures whilst surfing the net looking for family history information. I am researching the Sprackl*n* family tree & according to my records you & my husband are 3rd cousins! Would you be willing to help with information on your branch of the family?

I have quite a bit of info already on the spracklens - i have traced them back in Martinstown to 1600's but apparently they originate from vikings!

Pleae let me know if you would be interested in helping.
my email is
or my phone number is 01305 784688

i notice from you pictures that your boyhood home was down near the harbour - we live not far from there off of chickerell road. My husband had a house in Franchise Street during his first marriage in the 1980's.

Hope to hear from you soon

Laura Gariano 29-Sep-2004 08:41
Have traveled from afar. (Not really. Just from What wonderful photographs. Such a nice comment on my wedding photo. Thank you. I see so many stunned apprecitive people here of your wonderful comments. Amazed that you can become better when your images are so wonderful. How much you honor them with your praise. Isn't that how one becomes better though? Never loosing that sense of wonder, appreciation, striving, that we all begin with? Your lack of condesention and big heart (and not a big head) help make you a better photographer (and probably a great pastor as well).
I have lived in California for most of my life, but I am also from the south of England. Born in Cornwall. Technically born in Penzance, but my parents were living in Mousehole. Your beautiful scenic photos make me yearn even more to travel back and explore. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with all of us, and sharing with us the beauty of your part of the world.
Laura Gariano
Iva Stanley28-Sep-2004 07:06
Chris~ Your galleries are all unbelievably beautiful!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed each and every photo!
This is the quality of work that I strive for.
Few have achieved what you have shown here.
Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless!
John Loreaux 22-Sep-2004 05:40
Hello Chris!
This is the first time I,ve had the pleasure to view Your photos on this site!
Very impressive collection My Friend!
I really enjoyed Your Church photos and prayers!
Your such a great photographer and photo friend!
My best and I,ll stop back to visit!.........JOHN
Panos Katergiathis 19-Sep-2004 21:55
Hello. I wish to negotiate the publishing of one of your photographs in a book i am working on. Please send an e-mail address of yours (to: and i will contact you with further details. Thank you in advance.
Guest 14-Sep-2004 12:27
I just got my D70 a month ago and I'm totally in love with it. I wish I had more time to go out and shoot with it! Your photos are beautiful and inspiring.
Paul M 12-Sep-2004 19:29

Lovely shots! Ran across your D70 gallery first, which is probably not one I needed to see. I have a Panasonic Lumix FZ-10, which I love, but I've been daydreaming about getting a D70 to go with my languishing-in-the-camera-bag Nikon lenses. Seeing your D70 shots was another nudge in that direction.

My posted shots from the Lumix are at:

Keep up the good work!

Guest 12-Sep-2004 08:43
wow !! very beautifull garden , and the pictures are very very nice , a lot of talent there !! this remembered me my holidays in UK ! I like nirds of prey , not easy to take when flying .... I know ..
congratulations for your very good work !
Cedric (Belgium)
Steve Thuman12-Sep-2004 07:01
Some of the most amazing photos I have ever seen. Unbelievable................ With such beauty on Earth one can't even begin to imagine the glorious beauty of Heaven.
Guest 31-Aug-2004 03:57
Inspiring is all I can say! I've enjoyed each of your galleries! What talent!!!
Guest 20-Aug-2004 16:00
Good grief!
How can you STILL be getting better??? This is ridiculous. Surely the best cant keep getting better all the time??

I'm amazed, and I'm supposed to be good, (ish).

Guest 13-Aug-2004 20:41
Many thanks for your kind comments about my Lulworth gallery. I take it is a compliment that someone with your talent thinks wellof something I have done. I especially like your work on Churches and Stourhead. The pictures of Weymoth take me back - I lived there a while back too. Best regards, Roger.
Hodero10-Aug-2004 13:04
came across your gallery and was more than surprised by your exellent photo's.
Thanks for sharing,and keep posting.!"H"
Guest 23-Jul-2004 14:18

I stumbled across your gallery today and was blown away by your images. I’d like to contact you by email to discuss a couple of things. Could you please send contact me at

Many thanks,

Ellen Smith 13-Jul-2004 20:20
Couldn't find you email address to ask permission for to use a photo or chat. Please feel free to email me at the above address.
Thanks Ellen
Guest 07-Jul-2004 12:49

Trevor Edwards19-May-2004 13:39
Wonderful pictures Chris, like a tour around the UK. I recognise many of the places and must get back to them now I use a digital camera. Trouble is work gets in the way of photography. Great stuff mate, have a look at my pics if you get chance.
Björn Schwentker 17-May-2004 11:22
Hello Mr Spracklen,

I am very interested in printing one of your nice pictures of stonehenge
(the one on
in a German newspaper. As I can't find an email-address on your pages I am trying to get in touch with you this way. Could you please get in contact with me by sending me an email?

Thank you very much for your quick reply.

Björn Schwentker, science journalist
chris & Pauline 13-May-2004 21:30
Hi Chris saw some of your brill photos looking forward to opening photo of the day on the 14th of may congracts again
Guest 05-Apr-2004 15:01
I somehow stumbled across your galleries. I am very impressed with many of the photos displayed here. You have an eye for composition. Thank you for sharing; I've added you to my favorites.
Jeff Cochran01-Mar-2004 17:19
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Guest 20-Feb-2004 11:57
You have really nice galleries Chris, i like a lot your way to take photos, and some places that u visited are really amazing. Keep doing like this! Regards
Paul H19-Feb-2004 20:54
Hi Chris
had a look at your images, and was very impressed. Think it's fair to say your pics are in a different league to mine. Hard to believe we used the same camera LOL...

all my pics were shot at 3mill pix fine, and apart from some cropping were not post processed in any way(as you problay can see :-) ). Not because i don't believe in it, but because dont know how.
having said that i did 'auto levels' using the ACDC editor on the albert bridge pic because the original was a bit dark.

So what post process do you carry out on your pics? I'll be interested to find out...
i would imagine learning photoshop involves investing a lot of time and effort. somthing which i dont have a lot of right now. I had a brief look at it but was a bit overwhelmed..
Do you have any recomendations on how i can improve my pics?
I accept that sooner or later i'll have to start experimenting with photoshop, otherwise some decent pics may be 'lost'.

I no longer have a s602 which went missing when i was on holiday...I now use the s5000.
which i'm reasonably happy with. Probably end up with the s7000.(when i can afford it)

think maybe i need to start shooting in 6million pix, for improved quality/cropping.
(damm! that means buying another memory card ;-) ).

Paul H
Ellen 10-Feb-2004 18:07
Hi Chris,

I can't find your email addy, but I Love your pictures and I would like to get your permission to post some of them in my Yahoo! Group:

OR if better, if you would become a member and share them yourselfs.

Thanks for your feedback,
Michelle 03-Feb-2004 08:18
Thank you so much for your encouragement after looking at the fun pictures on my Apostolic Christian Young Group page. It's really neat to know that in some way my meager pictures simply meant to keep my friends/family updated on what's going on have served as an encouragement for others in the body of Christ.

I really enjoy some of your images. You do beautiful work.

Go with God,
Guest 01-Feb-2004 12:40
Thanks for your comments on my winterpics. That gave me a reason to take a look in your galleries. I must say that it was very enjoyable. Your galleries are fantastic. You are now on my favoritlist.

Henrik H
Sam Griffiths 23-Dec-2003 10:25
Hi Chris!
Remember me from Weymouth days! Now I'm up the road from you at Wellington.
I saw your feature in the RUN email and immediately clicked to check it out. Beautiful.
How do you get your images into different pic formats?
Fancy meeting up sometime for a coffee?
Sam Griffiths
Guest 18-Dec-2003 10:50

Some brilliant pics! I love the piano!

John Grundy
Stephen 17-Dec-2003 17:44
I like your work Chris, we have just got a video projector for our church, Samares Methodist in Jersey, and would be intersted in geting a CD of your work
Emilian 16-Dec-2003 22:52
I am another minister and lover of potography. I live in the Cottswolds and enjoy recording God's creation on camera. Your photos have made me move from film to digital camera. Like you, I use powerpoint in my worship leading and preaching and find that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Keep up the good work!
Guest 29-Nov-2003 16:46
Hi Chris!
Great images. Thank you!

<>< Rufus.
Pall Gudjonsson15-Nov-2003 22:28
Hello Chris

Thank you ever so much for visiting my Canon EOS 10D gallery, and for the kind comment you left for me.

I did take some time looking through your collection, and was very pleased with my findings. I particularily like the daring and creative way you use PS to enhance your photographs, something that I have been rather shy to go in to so far.

You may have noticed that I am now involved in "The PAD Project" a challenge that a group of people on pbase have taken on, demanding one picture each and every day for a whole year. While dealing with that challenge, I reckon I have to leave aside other issues, such as comlicated PS post processing. When time becomes available for that, I will most certainly look at that aspect of your work for guidance. Until then I will be visiting your galleries for pure pleasure - and some inspiration as well.

Thank you again for visiting my gallery - and happy shooting - again and again.
Lianne Eaton Cook12-Nov-2003 15:04
beautiful, inspiring, thought-provoking
i really like your work Chris, i'll be back :o)
Guest 12-Nov-2003 13:29
What ! you wrote in my guestbook that i have baeutiful gallerie.
My god ! thank a lot ! but you are blind ? My galleries are really
bad beside yours ! I am so amazed with your pictures (i am jalous).
I tried to find some ugly and bad done pictures.. no way.. most of them
are wondeful... and especially very well composed , with the right
day light. I suppose that you are a professional photographer ?
Your landcapes could be printed in a Art book. Really.
WHich camera are you using ? I am very curious to know :))

Anyway Bravo ! and thank for your comment you wrote in my galleries.
Now i that saw your galleries, i know that this is a privilege to receive
a such positive comment from you !

Tony Moore27-Oct-2003 16:22
Great photos! I love your posters....
Larry Mallet 22-Oct-2003 23:11
You're an artist. Your photos are a hugh contrast to the mediocre. Congradulations!
ac15-Oct-2003 08:10
Welcome Chris :-) Beautiful galleries. I put your name in my favorites!