For more information please visit my website James Neeley Photography or Photo Blog.
I have enjoyed photography for many years, both film and digital but it has been HDR that has revitalized my interest in this fantastic artistic pursuit. I remember the frustration of not being able to capture on film or file, the beauty that was before my eyes. This is now more attainable with hdr when sagebrush and weeds can become a thing of beauty...
I love seeing the wonderful images on flickr and learning from viewing the work of so many different and talented photographers. Keep those great images coming!
My one claim to fame is this image which sparked a brief flurry of activity and a mystery. In 5 hours after it's post it garnered 50,000 views or about 167 views per minute.
The explaination was found when I went to work on Monday and one of my partners said, "you're famous." The image link was posted on Digg.com which spurred the activity.
Interesting thing, the Internet! I just love being able to see and share great photos from all over the world. I hope you enjoy my stream and small slice of this beautiful world we all share ;-)
- Digital Painting Techniques 7,499 photos, 782 members
- Digital Paintings 12,158 photos, 654 members
- Eyes of a Painter 26,675 photos, 1,551 members
- COREL Painter 8,807 photos, 955 members
- #Flickr10 8,188 photos, 1,706 members
- Your Kew 22,001 photos, 1,233 members
- Grafton, Utah 534 photos, 49 members
- Percolator 4,257 photos, 800 members
- Perfect Light camera instructors 30 photos, 3 members
- Into the Night Photography 14,628 photos, 1,083 members
- Nikon D800 Users Group 227,647 photos, 11,095 members
- Minimalist Landscapes: take the long view! 16,558 photos, 22,837 members
- Boston, MA 50,049 photos, 3,130 members
- Boston, Massachusetts 44,361 photos, 4,760 members
- Small Strobes Big Results 431 photos, 63 members
- The Portraitists.. by invitation ~ P1/C2 7,071 photos, 598 members
- Portraiture 695,356 photos, 27,266 members
- Portraiture Photography 1,019,963 photos, 42,802 members
- PORTRAITS - A Gallery for your Best Portraiture 512,331 photos, 22,688 members
- Strobist.com 588,324 photos, 117,640 members
- Astronomers Talk 11,195 photos, 1,516 members
- Texture 95,754 photos, 7,945 members
- NinianLif's texture addicts 25,673 photos, 3,626 members
- as beautiful as you want 616,960 photos, 10,693 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,230 photos, 21,967 members
- Krazee Kool! 11,226 photos, 445 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 2,449 photos, 1,749 members
- Night & Morning 47,263 photos, 1,740 members
- Jotbe's Group (INVITE ONLY !!!!!) -Give 2 Awards 37,462 photos, 3,291 members
- London-alt 145,920 photos, 10,645 members
- Scenic Landscape's (High Quality) 1,153 photos, 460 members
- Starry night landscapes 335 photos, 11 members
- Just Street Photography 1,243,637 photos, 40,064 members
- Candid & Street Photography 959,586 photos, 24,989 members
- Galen Rowell Tribute 2,944 photos, 242 members
- FlickrOffline - Meetups / Events / Group Projects 95 photos, 87 members
- Extreme Sky 3,337 photos, 1,330 members
- Pearsonville Night Photography Workshops 1,154 photos, 43 members
- Rate + Critique My Landscape. Score 5, Post 1 9,383 photos, 3,470 members
- The Titans of Flickr 42 photos, 9 members
- Destination Charlotte 483 photos, 69 members
- THE Unforgettable Landscapes - P1/ AWARD 2 47,922 photos, 5,614 members
- Nature 1,522,335 photos, 52,379 members
- Top Photography Group ~ Monitored Queue ~ P1/C2 14,123 photos, 2,717 members
- Photography Tutorials and Helpful Links 1,499 photos, 1,447 members
- Tutorial Clearing House 21 photos, 26 members
- Golden Landscape, Only The Best ! (Post 1, Comment 1) 38,938 photos, 3,739 members
- ***PERFECT ESCAPES!*** (moderated) 7,415 photos, 1,151 members
- Eastern Idaho State Fair 6 photos, 4 members
- Very Specials Pictures ( Admin Invited photo only) 9,171 photos, 1,562 members
"I just recently discovered the photos of James Neeley, and I must say that I think he's got some of the most amazing landscape photos I've seen on flickr. He's truly got a great eye for composing and seems to be a master in the digital darkroom as well. Keep up the great work, looking forward to your next work of art!"
12th April, 2008
Thank you for sharing some of the most wonderful photos found on flickr. Thank you for sharing with us how they were created. Thank you for your visits and your words of praise.
Most of all, thank you for helping us become better than we were yesterday. In every endevour there is always one who stands above the rest. When we look close as to why, it is often because he makes us better."
20th March, 2008
Nick Haigh says:
"James is by far one of the most talented photographers on flickr,
he's an inspiration to us all, his work is always top quality
not forgetting to mention his generosity with comments & praises to others, he is a great person to know here on flickr"
31st January, 2008
Giuseppe Parisi says:
"James can be surely regarded as one of the most talented and skilled photographer you can find out in Flickr.
His way to take photos of nature is sublime and his talent in post-process is truely remarkable, defining a unique style that fears no comparison with anyone's else.
A true artist that you will surely enjoy viewing his masterful works.
13th December, 2007
"If you want to meet one of the best photographers of Flickr you have to visit this photostream, quite essential. James has a superb hability to turn each landscape in a piece of art.
Remember this name: James Neeley!
15th November, 2007
"I'm continually amazed by the range and beauty of James' images. I look forward to his posts, and am never disappointed."
14th November, 2007
"If you're reading this I don't need to tell you James is a phenominal talent, you already know.
What I can say is that as a Wyoming boy living in Florida his photographs take me home.
True to every detail, perfect in every exposure, and inspiring in every way. James makes some indelible footprints to follow through our flickr world, and I thank him for it."
15th September, 2007
Falcon EyE says:
"James is one of my most known talented and professional photographers.
his thoughtful eyes and superb skills are always bringing us heavenly scenes that catch our hearts also!
check his photostream and you'll find how hard to decide witch is the most beautiful image !!!
thank you James for sharing your great art..."
12th September, 2007
Christopher Chan says:
"There isn't a lot more than I can add to the chorus of accolades that James has already received. So, I'll keep it short. Look up the dictionary and you'll find that landscape photography = James Neeley. He defines this genre."
29th August, 2007
"With his recent Teton's set, James is clearly in his groove.
He has displayed the perfect patience that it takes to capture the perfect shot over and over again...
James, you are the master of the west.
Keep up the great work!!!!"
20th August, 2007
Josh Sommers says:
"As humble as he is gifted, James is one of the most talented photographers I have had the pleasure of meeting here on flickr.
His stunning HDR landscape photography is sure to captivate and never disappoints. In a sea of often overdone or bland HDR photographs, James works are a beacon of beauty and light that stand miles above the rest.
James' work is a constant inspiration to me. I strive to glean all that I can from his masterful compositions- everything from technique to virtues such as patience and persistance can be learned from his stream."
16th August, 2007
"Each time I browse through James' photostream, I am simply awestruck by the beauty of his work. Every image is a masterpiece... a combination of light, shadows, and color that leave the viewer wanting more. I'm especially fond of his Teton images; they capture the beauty there perfectly.
James has also mastered post-processing techniques, making his photos truly extraordinary. Unlike so many who use post-processing to create unrealistic results, James has found a way to use it to bring out the stunning beauty of the world around us.
I encourage you to sit down and take some time looking through the work of this outstanding photographer and artist... you will not be disappointed."
16th August, 2007
"I'm so jealous of the beauty I see in your photos. What a gorgeous locations and such truly excellent photography of it all. What a contrast with the industrial decay there is plenty of around my city ;)Too bad I can't travel more to these nice exotic and phenomenal looking destinations. But it's a true joy to witness it through your lens and your superb photography. Thanks for sharing this beauty!"
3rd August, 2007
""I haven't met this wonderful person and a very talented photographer but I can say for sure that his pictures are of superior quality.
Great work has been performed on each of his masterpieces and it is a delight to my eyes to view his pictures.
I encourage all to visit his photostream and view his extermely talented work.
Thanks James for sharing your wonderful work""
6th August, 2007
"I know James through flickr.
A very talented photographer who has a wonderful style. If inspiration and quality is what you're after then you've come to the right stream. Jame's ability to find just the right composition and lighting is outstanding.
Your work is a pleasure to view. Look forward to many more of your images.
29th July, 2007
Jeff Clow says:
"I only recently discovered James through the magic of Flickr and was stunned by the overall quality of his work. His landscape imagery is as good as you'll see anywhere.
His use of color and light and multiple exposure blending creates images that are both photographic marvels and magical works of art.
He is a true master at the craft of high dynamic range imagery and I'm grateful for his presence here at Flickr....."
12th June, 2007
Gert van Duinen says:
"James is not the type of guy who desperately likes to toot his own horn when it comes to presenting his photographic pieces to the world. And that's just another reason why the efforts he puts into the presentation of his photographs are one of the most valued ones among this community as well. Also, his ability to personalize a very known scene, which probably has been photographed a million times before, and take it to a higher level in terms of technical quality and ecstatics can be considered ultimate.
A kind and warmhearted type of person with a cool sense of ecstatics, tonal range, compositions and scales, who's always willing to explain the history and the meaning of the special areas he captures.
Thank you for sharing your great work to fellow photographers like me. There's no doubt we can all learn something from your experience in the field of nature and landscape photography from this great continent you're living."
11th June, 2007
Tyler Huston says:
"If there is just one thing to expect from James every time he presents a new photo it is QUALITY. His images are more than just appealing to look at; they convey a mood which overwhelms you and leaves you wanting more. His technical ability and masterful eye are destined for so much more."
9th June, 2007
"Flickr is so fortunate to have such a talented individual as James! When I found James flickr hasn't been the same for me. James is such a fantastic contributor to this great photo sharing website! He is very talented and a master of many sophisticated and unique photographic techniques. If you are looking for best HDR's around no need to look further you came to the right place. I enjoy all of his very realistic looking HDR photos. I always impatiently wait for his next masterpiece to appear in his stream! James thank you so much for all your continued inspiration for me I really enjoy your work and looking forward to much more. It's about time you started to receive the recognition for your amazing work here on Flickr."
22nd May, 2007
Ducatirider - says:
"James was one of my first contacts when first joining Flickr. His quality of art, as it is art where James is concerned, stuck me with awe the moment I first looked through his photostream. On top of that James is a good contact that always has a comment for my work and it is always a pleasure to comment on his as it is so good. James epitomises what Flickr is all about; friendship, support and inspiration. Thanks James."
3rd May, 2007
"Mr. Neeley's compositions and treatments leave me in awe on a regular basis. He is a regular contributor to the Flickr community and is most helpful to those who seek his advise or council. There are many great photographers on Flickr but James stands out to me as one of the best and he does so with class and distinction."
18th April, 2007
Mike Matenkosky says:
"I "met" James Neeley back in July 2001 from his Teton.cam website. I've been at Flickr since the beginning of 2007 and I look forward to seeing his stunning photos everyday!"
18th April, 2007
"James is one of my first contacts on flickr, and I truly enjoy watching his eclectic work, from stunning landscapes to great architectural compositions. A great photographer, he particularly excels in HDR technique, which is used in a very subtle way. He is constantly providing concise and useful comments on my work, and it's a great honor and pleasure to have him as a flickr friend!"
2nd March, 2007
"James Neeley is a superb photographer who has discovered the beauty in everything thanks to the development of HDR.
His wonderful landscapes have inspired me to 'stop and look again' at the world we see around us and try to capture the depth of colour and detail that he has achieved.
Thank you James for always finding the time to look at my efforts and leave an encouraging word, it is much appreciated, regards"
26th February, 2007
John Shields says:
"These are photos that dreams are made of! The light, color and clarity of James' shots are simply mind bending to behold. I hope you never get your photos on billboards James...far too many accidents would be caused. ;^) Books, movies, advertisements those are places they should be but you would be hard pressed to find a publication worthy of photos like these. Tastefully done HDR with jaw dropping results is just what James does. Now go and enjoy it!"
21st February, 2007
Matt "Linus" Ottosen says:
"James Neeley has some of the most stunning images I have seen on Flickr! His HDRs are awe inspiring, and the colors and details are simply amazing! This is one photostream to keep your eye on, you will not be disappointed."
31st January, 2007
- James Neeley
- November 2006
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