More comments from Flickr

Posted May 24th, 2010 in Flickr Comments by neil

Up, up and away...

Some comments from the last photo in his flickr photostream. I can assure you that the family does read them all.

From *Gracie

Oh no!!!!!

I had to take a longer than expected leave from Flickr and am just finding out this sad news. Horst was one of my first contacts and a beloved member of this community.

One of the best things that happened to me was stumbling upon Horst’s magical photo stream. He had an enthusiastic passion for capturing and creating the most unique images – the anticipation of each new post was consistently met with the satisfaction of yet another masterpiece.

He always had the ability of making everyone feel special and as if their images alone were the best photos ever taken. He never missed an opportunity to compliment others with his wonderful words of wisdom and humor, a real treasure for those of us on the receiving end. It was an honor to have him as a friend. Continue Reading »

Some random Flickr comments

Posted May 22nd, 2010 in Flickr Comments by neil

A comment from bdec on a photo that I posted.

Horst inspired and encouraged me and any others with his creativity, humor and friendship. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to you and the rest of the family.

A comment from tv writer on the same photo:

Your Dad was an amazing man – kind, talented, warm and funny.
He will be missed.

A comment from L’embellie on the same photo:

I join my words to all his Flickr friends to offer to you and your family my deepest condolences, Neil. Horst was a sunshine in our life – a wonderful friend and a great photographer. Will miss him so much…

Sometimes these brief little statements say so much.

Flickr testimonial from jude

Posted May 18th, 2010 in Flickr Testimonial by neil

From Horst’s flickr profile page:

horst is truly the master of all he surveys. his ‘sky magic’ defies compare. it is a sheer, and addictive delight, that a full grown being, with grandchildren–whom he adores–can continually fire up his imagination to entertain us with his mastery of all things seen through his lenses.

horst takes the completely common in life, and extracts the essence of its most uncommon qualities and attributes. he adds a unique layer of magic to the mundane–inspiring the rest of us to endeavor to do the same. for me–and for many others i am certain–flickr is a more magical place with horst here.

horst’s enlightened sense of humor inspires us to banter with him–in our photo streams–daily. thank you horst, and a special thanks to your handsome cast of characters and models who make marvelous guest appearances in your photo stream. an endless source of enchanting wonder.


Dedicated to hb19

Posted May 17th, 2010 in Memories of Horst by neil

From this photo posted 32 months ago on flickr.

Dedicated to hb19… I know these letters represent to best of Flickr… if you have been fortunate to receive a visit from this creative and talented “SHOOTER” you would understand where I’m coming from… His drive is inspirational… His comments are cherished… I don’t come close to his sky color or his signature style.

But my shot is to say…
Thank you for your friendship, “I TIP MY LENS” to this giant of a person…