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Helen Page

Pro Member, San Francisco

About me

I am returning to serious photography after a 3-plus decade absence. Back then I wanted to exhibit in art shows, had a few photos in small shows with good response and was doing b&w and color darkroom work. Have forgotten everything I ever knew it seems but am bitten again, not sure how it happend. I am a writer in between projects and I think my creative yearnings reached out for something to fill the breach until the words started flowing again. Now I plan to write a blog and post photos, before my novel picks up again, which will take front and center. However, after learning a bit about my Panasonic FZ20 have gotten a few good images which have sparked my excitement for visual expression. I am so grateful I found this site because the photos inspire me and Paul and Chip in particular have been so helpful.

Note: Thanks to the helpful advice I've found here, I've traded in the Panasonic for a Canon Rebel XT (350d) and as predicted, I'm in love with it.

Comments 67

  • Giovanni Bonnerarte 07/10/2011 19:55

    good to have You with us...
    Mission caesar
    Mission caesar
    Giovanni Bonnerarte

  • Gallus Pictures present 08/28/2010 19:18

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz,dem Appenzellerland,
    Naive Fotografie NanisAu
    Naive Fotografie NanisAu
    Gallus Pictures present

  • Jutta Ploessner 04/25/2010 3:41

    Hello Helen, thank you so much for your comment on my photo! Yes, it is a beautiful place ...
    Greetings from Jutta in British Columbia.
    Early morning at Six Mile Lakes
    Early morning at Six Mile Lakes
    Jutta Ploessner
  • WGL 05/01/2009 1:20

    Thank you for your comments
  • Julia Kretsch 08/13/2006 17:07

    Helen, thank you very much for commenting my work. I like your photographs, too. They are so colorful, so full of life. Compliments. Julia
  • Robert L. Roux 04/17/2006 9:17

    happy easter, helen -
    smiles from the farrrr north ...
    Marco Island Valve
    Marco Island Valve
    Helen Page
    welcome back ;))
  • Valfoto 03/23/2006 13:13

    Thanks for your comment on my pic Helen

  • Julia Wahl 10/04/2005 16:54

    Hi Helen,
    thanks for your comment in my profile.
    Yes, I live in San Francisco as well. It's a great place to take pictures, there are so many sides to this city and California is amazing :-)
    Hope I see more of your pictures soon.
  • Rita VanDeemter 08/21/2005 22:36

    Thanks Helen for taking time to write down your
    comments on this photo, much appreciate :)
    greetings Rita
  • Dominic Falcone 08/17/2005 0:29

    Hi Helen
    thanks for your kind comments on "electricity"
  • KasiaD 07/16/2005 14:25

    Hi Helen,
    Thanks for your comment on my photo "Traces".
    I've been viewing your gallery and am impressed - our tastes are in many ways similar. I look forward to seeing more.
    Cheers Kathryn
  • John Moore 07/07/2005 8:31

    Helen, I know neither you or young Rohan.
    However I was about to post a comment on young Rohan's profile, when I saw your inspiring comments.
    May I just say, that I was deeply touched by the advice to the young lad!!
    It is folk like yourself that inspire the young, rather than offer negative feedback.
    Bless you, the world needs more Helen's.
    A humble but happy snapper
  • Tatjana K. 06/29/2005 16:26

    thanks for you comment for my picture.
    Glendalogh Klosterbezirk
    Glendalogh Klosterbezirk
    Tatjana K.

    It's nice to see some impressions from San Francisco. I love the city very much and I locking forward to visit it again with my digitalcam.
    Cheers, Tatjana
  • FM van Z. 06/25/2005 19:35

    Hi Helen,

    I would like to thank you for your comment on my picture (the red wall) It's a nice feeling to know my picture can trigger something in somebody other then me :-). I just started posting on FC so this is a whole new (learning) experience for me. Hope you're enjoying taking photo's as much as writing!
  • John Bennett 06/24/2005 21:38

    Helen, thanks for your kind thoughts, to "conversation piece".
  • Rob Wells 06/23/2005 18:57

    Seems like ages since we last saw some pictures from you, Helen. Where are they ?? ;-)
  • M B. 06/18/2005 11:54

    hi dear helen,thank you so much for your nice comment on my Pic.,i'm happy you liked my Pic.
    i am looking foward ,if you visit my pic. in .
    take care
  • Kenny Jazz 06/09/2005 11:31

    Thanks for wonderful and charming words on my site. Its a pitty but i cant write very well about my point of photography on English. Soo instead of that I will reperesent some of my pics about my city - especially for you!:) Of course i promise to see your pictures because somebody who lives in America is always stay mystic for me.( Its so far and so technological :)
    With best wishes,
  • Taunusschrat 06/04/2005 9:04

    Hi Helen
    nice to read that you like my picture. It is one of those made at a lucky moment. Really two minutes later and the light changed completely...
    I had a look to your pics and I was astonished of the way how you see the world. Good work. It is a pity that you stopped snapping about 30 years.

    regards Jo
  • John Bennett 06/02/2005 9:23

    Hi Helen, I noticed that when you wrote to Yolander in Florider, and the trouble you had with over exposed pistures from to strong a light. Well, I don't know if anyone has mentioned this before but how about neutral density gray filters,these will cut down the level of light transmitted by the sun and you can and allow you to use a wider appatures for creative use I'm sure your nearset camera shop will give you good advice on this.
    Regards John.
  • Philipp Körblein 05/30/2005 19:28

    Hello Helen, thank you very much for your nice comments on my fotos! Certainly I am able to understand your english. Would be a pitty if I wouldn't! I like your pictures a lot and am honoured to communicate with a famous author! ;-) Kind regards Philipp
  • Lc S 05/25/2005 13:15

    thanks for your comment!! hope to hear you again?!??!


  • René Keiser 05/23/2005 17:59

    Hi Helen

    First of all I'd like to thank you for your comment on my picture
    . Happy to hear that you like it. I took it when I lived in New York. Unfortunately that is now already four years ago... At the end of my stay in the US I also visited San Francisco and it is quite nice to see some pictures from the city made by a person living there. It's quite different from the pix I made as a tourist! :-) But I like them!

  • Josep A. Collado 05/17/2005 6:05

    Thank you for your comment on my pic. It is very kind .
    Greetings from València.
    Josep A. Collado
  • Robert van der Sanden 05/11/2005 21:58

    Hi Helen,
    thanks for stopping by my pictures and for your nice words about them. I'm glad you like them.
    With those words I can picture you as a writer :-)
    In your profile I see a long history of warm thank you's from a lot of people. I guess it's sort of an honour if "Helen" dropped by! Somehow that's how it feels to me at least. Funny hey?
    You have produced a couple of real nice pictures yourself! One I like in particular is the "Marco Island Valve". Strong composition and nice combination of colors.

    Regards, Robert

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