- Astro-Photography and Similars 30,877 photos, 1,746 members
- Stars n' Stuff 9,658 photos, 1,502 members
- New Zealand Group(Anything taken in New Zealand) 98,017 photos, 2,825 members
- Lavender (THE PLANT - NOT THE COLOUR) 5,322 photos, 1,373 members
- Provence (France) 66,948 photos, 3,733 members
- Portfolio Collection 413 photos, 20 members
- The Overberg 8 photos, 5 members
- Gorgeous Greyton 70 photos, 3 members
- Best italian landscapers 2,830 photos, 107 members
- ShipWrecks 8,527 photos, 1,897 members
- South African shipwrecks & shipping accidents 549 photos, 90 members
- Finest of... Val d'Orcia, Tuscany 2,798 photos, 594 members
- Tuscany, Provence, sunny Greece, joyful life and olive trees 1,214 photos, 161 members
- Tuscany / Toscana 61,231 photos, 4,708 members
- Tuscany Landscapes: Photos and Pictures of Tuscany 254 photos, 350 members
- Tuscany Charming 569 photos, 95 members
- Terrific Tuscany - Paul's, Mike's and Jan's Trip to Val D'Orcia 75 photos, 4 members
- Project Weather 640,047 photos, 94,121 members
- South Africa - Free State Province 1,003 photos, 151 members
- Drakensberg mountains 938 photos, 119 members
- Love South Africa 35,206 photos, 1,263 members
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 1,079 photos, 158 members
- Nikon D800/D800E/D810 Users Group 565,469 photos, 15,841 members
- STORMSCAPES 17,935 photos, 2,088 members
- Really Fancy 45 photos, 4 members
- Croporamas 1,251 photos, 265 members
- Landscape Masterclass 2,172 photos, 650 members
- Kings of Flickr 186 photos, 112 members
- Quality Photographers - Quality Pictures [CONTEST#8 - Contemplat 47,742 photos, 1,443 members
- Satire 6,962 photos, 798 members
- Political Satire 2,314 photos, 290 members
- F.O.O.F. (by invitation) P1/A2 50,475 photos, 1,628 members
- ♥ Cape Town 69 photos, 11 members
- all about fishing 13,427 photos, 2,878 members
- Fishing 30,571 photos, 5,268 members
- Wildlife camera traps 817 photos, 103 members
- Camera Trapping 1,081 photos, 85 members
- South African Farms 175 photos, 5 members
- Africa Travel Life 17,364 photos, 785 members
- Isle of Skye Magic 3,184 photos, 684 members
- Isle of Skye 23,028 photos, 2,573 members
- Banff National Park 13,538 photos, 1,788 members
- Canadian Rockies 41,292 photos, 2,632 members
- Orms 22,774 photos, 1,065 members
- SPEAKING LOVE 1,574 photos, 227 members
- California Landscape Photographer 23,721 photos, 1,345 members
- The Pantheon of Cityscape 2,208 photos, 282 members
- City Squares .. by invitation (P1/A2) 12,829 photos, 664 members
- "DUDE, this Photo is FRIKKIN' AWESOME!" 104 photos, 24 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 21,957 photos, 2,469 members
"I can't help myself, but I need to write a testimonial for Paul. Paul is a brilliant photographer which I always look forward to see his latest photo. Why?? simply due to the rare quality that his photo have. What makes his photo really stand out from others is due to his brilliant composition and exposure control. How he arrange the elements inside his photo and how he use the light mesmerize me. We can learn a lot just by looking at his photo. Truly a gem and my best of wish for you Paul. :)"
June 3rd, 2012
"A superb photographer, always helpful, and the master of the "vertorama". I have enjoyed seeing Paul's postings and been the recipient of his gracious response to my questions almost since the time I joined flickr. Always look forward to his latest work. And he has a great sense of humor!"
May 9th, 2012
Andy Brandl (PhotonMix) says:
"What is there to say that hasn´t been said about Paul yet? Let´s see...He is, without a doubt, a talented and technically very versed, superb landscape photographer and a wonderful inspiration and benchmark for my own work. I feel we share the same fanatic passion when it comes to nature and landscape magic. Without Paul, I would probably not have started venturing into panorama photography. What makes me return to his photostream over and over again however is not only the beauty of his excellent, serene compositions, but the interesting and humorous stories he likes to share with us as well. Not only that, but the kind attention he manages to give to his flickr friends makes him a very approachable and valuable companion on this journey to perfection. I´m very thankful for that. Looking forward to your next uploads Paul! Bring on the magic!"
August 22nd, 2011
Sigi K ॐ says:
"Paul is a perfectionist.
I have not met Paul face to face (yet), but I feel a connection to this talented photographer as though we are old friends.
There is very little i can say to compliment his incredible portfolio of images that has not been said.
It would be best to take a few hours off and scroll through his stream and let Paul's obvious passion speak for itself.
I lived in Cape Town for awhile and I remain awestruck at the way Paul has shot this area and her surrounds. Paul's dedication for the Cape is like a lover over his muse. They push each other to new heights. May this affair last forever.
Oh he has taken some pretty cool shots of Namibia too - hmm - I hope she's not cheating on me ;)!!!
Your an inspiration Paul!"
April 14th, 2011
Cindy Farr-Weinfeld says:
"I have to agree with everyone here--I am so thankful that I found Paul's photostream a year ago or so. His work is exceptional and stunning, and one could almost imagine that he lives in some wonderful alternate reality where everything is beautiful, magical and lit from within. But the best thing about Paul, is that he is a kind, generous and friendly person who is always willing to share his techniques, which is rare in this world of photogrpahy."
July 4th, 2010
May 28th, 2010
Tommy McDermott says:
"Im going to keep this one short and sweet, Paul is one one the best Photographers that I have found on flicker, and is the true master of the " Vertorama" and I always look forward to see what you come up with next Paul"
March 16th, 2010
"What else can I say about Paul that hasn't already been said?
His shots are an inspiration for hundreds of photographers (amateur and pro) around the world and, of course, for me too.
He's the evidence that internet is a great vehicle to share know-how and experience. His tutorial gave to a lot of us the opportunity to take tons of beautiful capture all around the world allowing to best you can get from a shot: share the feelings and the beauty of distant places and moments.
The availability and modesty that he shows despite his great talent make him a truly exquisite person.
Thank you once again Paul!"
November 16th, 2009
"One of the greatest artists at Flickr.
Your pictures are incredible.
Always inspiring and simply phenomenal!!"
Thank U fore shirring your work with us Paul ."
October 16th, 2009
"Paul has an incredible talent for landscape photography!! the famous vertorama, I discover that with him!! always such fine light and colours in all your compositions!! continue like this my friend!!"
August 27th, 2009
Sonja Müller says:
Just that one word embodies everything I've come to know about Paul's work. He doesn't rest (or post) until it's quite perfect. I am (of course!!!) in NO way qualified to even attempt to comment on his work other than my appreciation for all things beautiful. :)
I love your work, Paul and I love how you share our gorgeous part of the world in such a beautiful way.
I really appreciate your generosity and kindness towards me. Your patience and encouragement knows no (apparent) boundaries. LOL
Thank you, my friend. It's been fun getting to know you."
July 25th, 2009
"I believe that Paul is an exceptional photographer.
He has great experience and a truly eye view.
I just sent an email to Paul to thank him for having taught his techniques to achieve recovery of his now famous Vertical Landscapes.
Today, in front page on flickr, I saw my photos vertorama, I have dedicated this picture to Paul.
You are a great for me.
I hope that one day we will meet!
Thanks again my friend.
May 2nd, 2009
NeeZhom Photomalaya says:
"He is the excellent landscape photographer. Really inspiring! Keep up the brilliant work Paul :)
More nice thing about him, he's a down to earth man even he's at the top in photography world ......."
March 15th, 2009
"What can i say. kind man, kind words and one hell of a ace photographer. Paul's view on the world is great amazing.
Keep it up me friend.:-)"
March 10th, 2009
"Paul is one outstanding photographer. His photostream is one of the finest collections on Flickr, and his Vertoramas are easily some of the best i have seen anywhere. One of the things that is very obvious from viewing his work is his consistency, and the thought process and planning behind each shot certainly pays off.
December 5th, 2008
T A Y S E R says:
Simply man with different vision and amazing art, a liked most of his work and he is my idea inspiration
good luck you friend
December 4th, 2008
"c'est pas compliqué: ce mec va vous trouer le cul avec ses photos. Du pure talent!"
November 29th, 2008
Ryan Eng says:
"I blame Panorama Paul for infecting me with his vertorama fever. However this is one infection everyone should be glad to have. Learning from his tutorial and photostream has helped me to bring my photography to a whole new level. Paul has mastered composing his shots in any situation to achieve the best foreground subject and detail while still capturing stunning backgrounds. I hope he never stops shooting vertoramas."
November 28th, 2008
NRG Smith Photography says:
"One of the good guys, always takes time to get back to you!
An inspirational photographer, who has helped me, ans I suspect many others, rethink the way they shoot landscapes, take some time to go through his vertorama group and you'll see for yourself!
November 20th, 2008
"What can i give Paul(an inspiration) on his birthday? Not much... but this testimonial... AMAZING is hardly the word paul! his work is spellbinding and inspiring too! what a consistent stream... free fake cake for anyone that can challenge that! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with the rest of us... it really means a lot to us! CHEERS!"
October 4th, 2008
"I've been wondering for a while now how to describe Paul. I've not only dicovered in him a wonderful photographer but also a very special and true person I am now priviledged to count as a friend.
His images are truly inspiring and if I had to stare at landscape shots for the rest of my life, I would choose his in a heartbeat. He tells a story with every single one of them and is generous enough to share with us how he does it.
Thank you Paul for being what you are. ;)"
August 15th, 2008
™ goraiapick ™ says:
"THE MASTER OF VERTORAMAS
What a wonderful gentleman that I have met here on Flickr. Paul is a gifted photographer brimming with talent, love and a deep sense of beauty. He brings sensitivity and soulfulness to his nature photos and his photos are not only beautiful, they are supreme. Paul has an incredible eye for form and composition. I also feel like he knows way more than me technically which makes me super jealous but I love him anyway - ;)
When I first stumbled across his images on Flickr, I was amazed and inspired to do better photography on my own, and I've really been influenced by his style: moody skies, reflections, ultra-wide focal lengths, combined with low-angle shooting, and some of the best-produced Vertical Panoramas I have seen. He influenced me to invest on a costy ultra wide lens as well-;) Here we have him "THE MASTER OF PANORAMAS"
I am particularly taken with his landscapes, but I also admire his abilities to describe his great work in beautiful words. Thanks Paul for being such a great inspiration, and an influential friend.
August 6th, 2008
"Paul is one the best nature photographers on flickr !!!! He has a true artistic eye for excellent landscape composition, his stream is simply stunning!!! It is one fabulous image after the other! Paul's pictures are really fantastic and technically at a very very high level.
I enjoy visiting his site. Bravo Paul and keep up the exquisite work!"
July 23rd, 2008
Boby Pirovics says:
"Paul, first I need tell you, Thank's for give to me a new vision on my panoramas, now vertoramas :) Every yours vertorama I study and trying to learn. But I need good reasons, like a wonderful sky with I see in CT, or the rocks, or the vegetation, by the way, I need go again to CT.
Take care and Thank you very much."
July 15th, 2008
Ilse Watson says:
"I met Paul last year (2007) during the Expressions of Cape Town Exhibition (South Africa). By that time I was already a huge fan of his work. I am still a HUGE HUGE fan of his work. He has the EYE to see a great picture. His compositions are flawless and always spot-on. He is a fine artist and therefore he creates Fine ART Vertoramas. Paul, your images are truly masterpieces and you keep inspiring a beginner like me! Thank you for always being willing to help - your tips and ideas are always very useful and I have only benefitted from them. Look forward to see many more art pieces in your stream."
June 23rd, 2008
"Paul has only been a contact of mine for a few days yet his images have blown me away, he gives so much thought to each image and they convey his thoughts so beautifully. I am looking forward to seeing many more of his images."
April 9th, 2008
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