Gary Zuercher

Gary Zuercher

Lives in United States Southern, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer/Artist
Has a website at
Joined on Feb 17, 2003


Total: 14, showing: 1 – 14
On photo Horsetail Clouds in the b/w Sunset challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks! I was fortunate to grab this shot as the clouds disappeared quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment

Thank you! Death Valley is a must stop for landscape photographers. The geology is amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 1st comment

Great shots that make it seem like one is actually part of the climb.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Aspen grove and the moon in the December magic night challenge (10 comments in total)

Stunning image and well composed

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On challenge Close up or Macro Shot of a Flower (13 comments in total)

In reference to your disqualification of my Heliconia image, I would note that the two green cylindrical shapes in the image are the stem of the plant.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:46 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Wave Sunset in the Processing Techniques: HDR challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks to you both for the kind words!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Triangle Rock Pools in the Triangles, Squares & Rectangles in Nature challenge (7 comments in total)

This image fulfills the challenge requirements as well as any I have seen recently. There are some halos around the triangular rocks and a hot spot in the sky that are somewhat distracting, but it would also make an excellent B&W conversion.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Bad Weather = Good Photography (77 comments in total)

I see the bad weather... where are the great photos?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 21:19 UTC as 31st comment

I remember a man who came by my exhibit at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA a few years ago with a $7000 Leica M9 hanging around his neck. I could appreciate his camera both as a tool and as an example of industrial design, but to him it was merely another form of expensive jewelry. BTW, I never did see him use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 18:07 UTC as 11th comment

The camera itself is immaterial to the final result: a great photograph is a great photograph. A skilled photographer can produce a great photograph using a pinhole camera or an iPhone, if need be. Many smartphone users merely wish to record their lives in a documentary fashion and only care about how the image appears on Facebook.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 16:14 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Software Technique: Creating and Adding Textures (80 comments in total)

The French Impressionists of 1870-1900 were the artists who, in reaction to ever-improving photographic technology, made oil painting more expressionistic and "painterly" rather than photo-realistic. Today's photography, especially digital photography, can be made more "painterly" by the use of the techniques mentioned in the article and others. That being said, I always remind myself that, just because I CAN doesn't necessarily mean I SHOULD.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2011 at 19:09 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On photo Antelope Canyon AZ in the Earth Textures: Patterns in stone challenge (4 comments in total)

Slot canyon images are so numerous they have become a cliche for me. This image is an exception because of the unusual colors and perfect vertical composition. A well deserved win IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 16:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Peak a boo in the Quizz challenge (10 comments in total)

Looks like the eyes of a Sand Dollar.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2009 at 17:20 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Stingray in the Vintage Oldtimer Cars challenge (3 comments in total)

Outdoor car shows can certainly be a challenge when it comes to reflections. Not only the sun, clouds and people are a problem, but the other cars' reflections are a pain too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2009 at 19:44 UTC as 1st comment
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