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Sparks, NV - United States

What an awesome piece of work; such talent;

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bobbee, much obliged!

Gardendale, AL - United States

Awesome!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Barbara!

Phoenix, AZ - United States

Congratulations on your sale! Very creative!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Fred!

Hamilton, ON - Canada

Love this piece ! great work and congrats on your sale !

Bryan Allen replied:

I appreciate it Christine!

Budapest, H - Hungary

Excellent work.Congratulations on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Odon! Those new gossamer abstracts of yours are great.

Mahon - Spain

Funny and creative. great!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks you kindly Pedro!

Tonbridge, Ke - United Kingdom

Wonderful!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Helen!

Jammu, Ja - India

Really imaginative :-)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Vijinder!

Simi Valley, CA - United States

This one makes me smile every time I see it! Congratulations on another wonderful sale, Bryan!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks for the kind words Lynn. Was just looking at your lovely piece "Back Porch Paradise" I could sit there a while...

Skerries, Du - Ireland

A fantastic image and a truly wonderful story. Thank you for sharing this.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the comment Lewis!

Haifa - Israel

Awesome and original, congratulations

Bryan Allen replied:

Much obliged Itai!

Richmond, VA - United States

Congratulations on selling a great work of art!

Bryan Allen replied:

I appreciate the kind words Eric!

Nevada City, CA - United States

How fun!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks much Joy!

San Francisco Bay Area, CA - United States

Brian! Congratulations on the sale! Irina Sztukowski

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Irina!

Markham, ON - Canada

Stunning piece, congratulations on selling.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Daniel. Your paintings on silk are so vibrant and bold. Love the aquatic ones especially.

Seattle, WA - United States

Hey Bryan, I'm ready to order a big metal print! Can you check your email and answer a question or two please?

Bryan Allen replied:

Hi Christopher. Just saw a metal print order go through. Much obliged! Guess I answered the questions right. Enjoy.

Morganton, NC - United States

Bryan -- outrageous!! Wonderful creation!! What is the connection with this and the Pink Floyd album cover??

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks for the comment Bill! The connection is that someone in Russia helped themselves to the image and produced a bootleg. Pink Floyd had no involvement - unfortunately.

Oakland, Or - United States

This is amazing! Great work. v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Tyra!

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

I really love this! Very creative! Congratulations on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Diane!

Lewiston, ME - United States

Fun and unique!! Congrats on your sale. Def made me smile.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the smile Brenda!

Myrtle Beach, SC - United States

Congrats !!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Paulette!

Portland, OR - United States

Congratulations

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Dee!

Clearwater, FL - United States

This is outstanding artwork so realistic the imagery is awesome!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Jacqueline!

Phoenixville, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Michael!

Atlanta, GA - United States

Congratulations on another sale!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Kaylee!

Effingham, SC - United States

Congrats on your sale !!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks for the comment Brian & Lisa!

Santa Cruz, CA - United States

Very cool!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Deana!

Matthews, NC - United States

Bryan, forgive me if I'm the 350th person to bring this up but, for some reason I remember this image being used on a Pink Floyd album. I think it was a Greatest Hits CD compilation? I've seen it all over the internet for many years I believe. Just curious if the image was ever licensed as an album cover and how long ago it was created?

Bryan Allen replied:

Hi William, I don't think anyone else mentioned that in a comment here. It has been licensed properly for album covers before but the Pink Floyd cd set you referenced was a bootleg made by a guy in St. Petersberg Russia that goes by the handle Zolty The Silent. I only know because I bought one and saw his 'credit' on it. I tried to contact him but he lived up to his name. The image itself goes way back to PS3 days, say around 1996 or 7.

Baltimore, md - United States

lllllooooovvvee!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very kindly Monique!

Castries, Ca - Saint Lucia

Very very nice. Wasn't sure if it were either a hyper-photo-realistic painting. This is NOT done in Photoshop you say? Absolutely genuine and authentic piece of work. Love this composition. This looks like a great story of an old American couple who harvests lightening and are pros at this for years in the prairie hills. Nothing to it, so says the ol' man in the foreground. I love this story-telling artwork of yours. Just so unique.

Bryan Allen replied:

Hi Lou Ann, thanks for the lovely comments. I'll have to go back and read what I wrote because it was definitely Photoshop, the first version that had layers. I think that was PS 3. What I was trying to get across was that none of the effects were created using a filter or some such. These days you can make what looks like electricity or lightning without ever getting out of your chair. But who wants fake lightning?

New York, NY - United States

My daughter is applying to college and one of the schools has a box on the application that the student is supposed to upload something that appeals to them…picture, poem, anything. She would like to put your picture in the box, but doesn't want to misuse your work. If she put your name on one of the greeting cards of this picture and scanned it into the application, would that be OK with you?

Bryan Allen replied:

Hi Wendy, Let me first begin by saying thanks so much for the order of cards! Your daughter should probably put Fine Art's name on it or maybe both our names but whichever way you decide to go, you have my blessing and thanks for asking. I wish her all the best.

Williamsburg, VA - United States

Absolutely FANTASTIC CONCEPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION! Is it too late to squeeze in among these many sensible commentators? I must admit that I have not read many comments, yet. I simply could not read so many before starting my own. And Bryan, it is so kind of you to share in detail the whole process of creation. The depth is amazing! As a would-be painter -- hell! -- as a human being, I am so humbled by this work. And so thrilled. What dreams and pretend! I want to share it with all my friends, and especially the younger ones. Most of them I remember dearly (maybe the few I disliked and feared and tried to avoid: I would have shared this, but still only by post wherever they are.) But my buddy friends, even girls! -- and later them! Alas, the ones I know of all have died. I'm 75. And still I'm so wanting to join in and to be a part, in pretend, and I will be showing or sending it tonight, sharing in that way, with them. with my children, grandchildren, acquaintances -- I can hardly wait to see, hear their reactions! And often for a number of years I have closed my letters to friends, not "hugs" or the phoney "love," "May you have a pocket full of lightning!" Ah, this represents the ideas caught, and utilized by the few true geniuses in history! Oh, and Bryan, congratulations on this so much deserved sale! I assume one of many, and awards. Peace and Rainbows, Bruce Combs

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so very much for the detailed comments and kind words Bruce! I'm glad to see you are so passionate, creative, and still keeping a pocket full of lightning at 75. I hope I can walk in your footsteps.

Rowhedge, Colchester, Es - United Kingdom

Thank you for such a brilliant concept Ð loved your 'Twilight' imagery too Ð inspiring!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks twice David!

Florida - United States

Spectacular work, Bryan. This must've been many weeks / months in the works... and then some... Love your description... a MUST for a piece like this. MUST ADD to my favorites! Liked! Congratulations on your sale, sooo deserved! This is an amazing image, indeed!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the very kind words Joy!

Saint Louis, MO - United States

WOW! Speechless...

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Timothy!

Lambertville, NJ - United States

Whenever I see this I Have to take another look! An all time favorite Bryan! LF

Bryan Allen replied:

Stop by any time Val. Thanks again!

Richmond, Su - United Kingdom

Nice artwork! Congratulations on your sale!L/F

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very kindly Maj!

Santa Fe, NM - United States

Awesome ! Love it ..Congratulations..Joe

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Joseph!

Woodbine, Ga - United States

oh wow.. how wonderful a picture...well done

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very kindly Melissa

Milwaukee, WI - United States

how all out amazing! and what a wonderful story. jeez, this is great. v, fav, and pinned.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so very much David!

Portland, OR - United States

Illuminati

Bryan Allen replied:

Haha, love it! Thank you Sondra.

Harrison, AR - United States

This is fantastic congrats on your sale

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Kathy!

Pianoro, Bo - Italy

Fantastic, congratulations on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very kindly Veronica!

Martinez, Bu - Argentina

Hermoso trabajo!!! f v

Bryan Allen replied:

Gracias, muy amable Pablo!

Seattle, WA - United States

Wow Bryan, what a home run! I'm going to have to have one. Lightning is one of my favorite subjects, soon I will do a book. I can see this piece above my mantel!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much for that Christopher! Much obliged.

Christchurch, E9 - New Zealand

Bryan I love this work when you first put it up for sale and seeing it again I am so happy for you !!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you so very much Joyce! I'll give you one if I can come visit in Christchurch... :-)

Malatya - Turkey

Fantastic! Congratulations...

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Rezzan!

Corona, CA - United States

What a great image

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Leanne!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - United States

congratulations, Bryan so wonderful !!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Linda!

San Lorenzo, CA - United States

Wow, I just read your narrative, and I'm so glad I did!! What a great story...It was a pleasure to read, and I thank you for sharing it with us!!! It makes this incredible image even more special. How sweet and special, too, that this print was on display at each of these wonderful people's funerals. I love this so much. This is truly some very, very special, creative, magical, and absolutely fantastic work, in every single way!!!! Huge congratulations on your sale!!!! :)))))fv

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the very kind words and comments Laurie!

Monroe, NY - United States

Beautifully realized. I love the lighting & color effects. Congratulations on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Stephen!

Tulsa, OK - United States

What an imaginative and creative photo, Bryan! It is great! f/l

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you so much Janette

Lebanon, Mo - United States

Great composition. Love it.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Julie!

Madrid - Spain

How talented. Wonderful !

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much!

Bunkerhill, IN - United States

Love this! The look on grandpa's face is great and grandma with the lightening stick is priceless, really well done!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the comment Jeanne!

Brookville, IN - United States

Very well done Bryan. f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very kindly Chuck!

La Plata, Bu - Argentina

congrats!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Lazaro!

Miramar, FL - United States

Now THAT is hot!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Shawn! Take that Paris Hilton...

Lewiston, ME - United States

Congratulations!! Love it!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Brenda!

Loveland, CO - United States

Congratulations on your $ale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Jon!

London - United Kingdom

this is so beautiful...congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you so much A!

Damascus, Or - United States

To clarify my above statement, my grandpa and I use to catch lightening bugs!

Bryan Allen replied:

How nice your grandfather shared that experience with you. Thanks Dee!

Damascus, Or - United States

So awesome! Reminds me of some of my childhood experiences. Congratulations!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Dee!

Rosetown, SK - Canada

great job -- very unique -- love it

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Mary Ann!

Dillon, SC - United States

I love the story behind this image as much as I love the image itself.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly MM!

Clifton Heights, PA - United States

That's really cool! Congratulations on the sale, Bryan.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Ed!

Lambertville, NJ - United States

I know I have commented before but every time I see this one I have to take another look! An all time favorite Bryan! fv

Bryan Allen replied:

Stop by anytime.. Thanks again Val!

Ashland, OR - United States

Wonderfully creative & expressive piece, Bryan! Such a great description, too. Thanks so much for sharing the story behind the process & the people who were a major part of your inspiration for it. So well done. One of my all-time favorites! F/v.

Bryan Allen replied:

Glad you are enjoying it, Thank you Brooks!

New York, NY - United States

This is so coo, what fantastic work! This is amazing and just so unique! Fabulous. I hope you sell many many copies of it!!! - Pamela J.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Pamela!

Christchurch, E9 - New Zealand

Bryan, love it ,this is so cool. v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Joyce!

Kernersville, NC - United States

very nice image. Grant Wood meets back to the future? I like it!

Bryan Allen replied:

Yes or Grant Wood sticks his finger in a socket and has a dream. Thanks Gary!

North Platte, NE - United States

One of my all time FAV pictures!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Sylvia!

Asheville, NC - United States

I have loved this work for years. It's one of my main inspirations in my own work. Congratulations on this iconic image. I will never ever get tired of seeing it!

Bryan Allen replied:

Wow, high praise! I know because I looked at your work. Great stuff. Thanks Cynthia.

Minneapolis, MN - United States

Absolutely incredible work, love the story behind this piece!! Brilliant execution worthy of its' success! F&V!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the very kind words!

North Platte, NE - United States

Love this! So creative and I love the story behind it too!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Sylvia!

Hamilton, On - Canada

Haaaa what a great piece of art, and an amazing story! For a moment I swear I thought that you knew my father..lol! I too grew up in a in the suburb of a tiny community..with 5 neighbors, I totally understand that feeling of curiosity discovering these neat things Mr. Bronson was putting together! My father was a lot like him, I guess that is what influenced me in being a computer tech ..beside living in a small place far away from the convenience of the city forces you to become a bit of a McGuiver! I love the story about your art piece as much as the piece itself! I feel Iike I know him! I am really intrigued in that 'Thingnimajig" used for contact expose electricity! You know I could see Mr. Bonson turn into a great character in a Disney movie! Fabulous colorful personality he had! voted and favored this capture! Danielle

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks for the very kind words Danielle! As for the "Thingnimajig", the newer ones don't look like that old thing Walt had. http://neonpro.hyrite.com/docc/Product-TestingTools.htm

St. Marys, WV - United States

This is sooo cool!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Jennifer!

Londrigan, Vi - Australia

Bryan, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful story of the characters in this magical image, it's made it even more magical! vf fb

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Linda. Everyone seems to like the story. I'll have to write a longer one...

Lambertville, NJ - United States

Whenever I see this I have to revisit it! fv

Bryan Allen replied:

Well thanks again Val!

Honolulu, HI - United States

Very cool!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Elaine!

Phoenixville, PA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Michael!

Port Orange, FL - United States

Glad to see this again, Bryan, nice work. Congratulations on your sale, and a vote for your magical image.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Wayne!

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Bill!

Bay Area, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale:)!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Xueling!

Simi Valley, CA - United States

This is such a cute image!! It makes me smile every time I see it on the recently sold page (which seems to be quite often!) Congratulations on your sale, Bryan!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Lynn!

San Francisco Bay Area, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!..........Irina Sztukowski

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Irina!

Sempeter, Vi - Slovenia

I know your photo for a long time and it is still one of my favorites.Deserves lot of sales. Congrats

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Matjaz!

Razgrad, Ra - Bulgaria

Congratulation on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Petko!

Singapore - Singapore

Wow! Fantastic Bryan!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Vel!

North Platte, NE - United States

The expressions, colors, and the whole package is WONDERFUL!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Sylvia!

Glenwood, MN - United States

Interesting, congrats on the sale Bryan!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Dacia!

Ottawa, ON - Canada

So great! Very creative!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Anastasiya!

Detroit, M. - United States

Creative!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Jenny!

Summertown, Tn - United States

Awesome art!! Congrats on sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much!

Orillia, On - Canada

Congratulations on your sale ! No wonder ! This is absolutely amazing. /v

Bryan Allen replied:

You get lucky sometimes.. Thanks Gail!

Selah, WA - United States

Way cool Congrats

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Jeff!

Christchurch, E9 - New Zealand

Bryan Great thinking on your part of the Lightning Catchers makes a wonderful work to look at and enjoy.Congrats on your sale of art.Love that face it makes me smile to think you could so that and store it all up ,still one day we will never know what we can do. v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks for the very kind words Joyce!

Killeen, TX - United States

Great work, congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Joe!

Lambertville, NJ - United States

I had to visit this one again...an all time favorite! fv

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Val!

Québec, Qc - Canada

Totally original! Love it :-)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Rachel!

Sacramento, CA - United States

Wow this is wonderful.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Mercilla!

New York, NY - United States

Just one word, Beautiful.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Pamela!

Wesley, AR - United States

~ Magical ~

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks John! It felt magical putting it together and watching it come alive. That was a quite a while ago now.

Seattle, WA - United States

Absolutely Awesome!! Congrats!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Ashley!

Reno, NV - United States

I absolutely love the image!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Brent!

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Stirling - United Kingdom

Wow.....absolutely stunning ! Congratulations.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much!

Bonne Terre, MO - United States

Wow, I absolutely love this! Amazing.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Kathleen!

Freiburg Im Breisgau, BW - Germany

Real Masterpice !!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Jens!

St. Marys, WV - United States

This is sooo cool!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Jennifer!

Hayden, ID - United States

A truly deserving sale Bryan - congratulations!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Doug!

Reno , NV - United States

very nice piece, congratulations on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly!

Tavares, FL - United States

placed on my facebook page!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Christy! Hope there is a link and/or credit also.

Astoria, NY - United States

I love it! Congratulations!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Ricardo!

St.Croix - United States

cooool; congrats =i

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Al!

Esperance, WA - Australia

Awesome! Congrats on your sale!! :)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Sally!

Budapest, H - Hungary

Congratulations on your sale.................Odon.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Odon!

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bill!

Wyoming, PA - United States

A really nice work of Art...

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Arthur!

Hayden, ID - United States

A monumental photograph!!! F/V!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Doug!

Tavares, FL - United States

Oh Bryan - this is so totally cool. Congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks for the kind words Christy!

Maidstone, ke - United Kingdom

Brilliantly clever!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks David!

Coral Springs, FL - United States

Amazing. Very creative. One of my favorites. f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Gerry!

Ballyconnell , Co - Ireland

Congratulations - Wonderful image -very well done !

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Trudi!

Calgary, Al - Canada

Hi Bryan...Congratulations on your image and your sale...Cheers Bob

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bob! Cheers to you also.

Toronto, ON - Canada

This is wonderful...it reminds me of a Wyeth's work...saw it on Facebook but as there was no link to you traced it through Google to comment...

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Janis! Much appreciated.

Lake Country, BC - Canada

Beyond amazing, Bryan~~fabulous creativity!!! F,V & SU!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Will!

Colfax, CA - United States

A very unique image - I love it and the story behind it - Well done! v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks to both of you!

Longmont, CO - United States

THIS IS AWESEOME! V/F

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks James!

Waldenbuch, BW - Germany

Still one of my all time favorites at FAA, congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Matthias!

Archer, Fl - United States

What a beautiful image friendship makes.

Bryan Allen replied:

You said so much in so few words. Thank you very kindly Craig!

Calgary, Al - Canada

Hi Bryan...Congratulations on your image and your sale...well deserved...Cheers Bob

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Bob!

Burnaby, BC - Canada

This is OUTSTANDING! Congrats on your sale. LOVE this. Very inspirational! v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the kind words Lisa!

Budapest, H - Hungary

Congratulation for your sale.........................Odon.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Odon!

Etna, NH - United States

wonderful!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Edward!

Budapest, H - Hungary

Congrats on your sale..........Odon.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Odon!

Jackson, WY - United States

Brian, I saw this image several years ago in a Photoshop magazine. I loved it right away for the wonderful execution and the mastery of digital tools you show. Congratulations, it's beautiful and deep.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the kind words Luca!

Taft, Tx - United States

Congrats on the sale. truly amazing work!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Thomas!

Budapest, H - Hungary

Congrats on your sale...........Odon.

Bryan Allen replied:

Odon, thank you. I recognize your name because I was looking at several pages of paintings and the ones I clicked on were yours so often that I took note.

Wesley, ME - United States

Fantastic image and wonderful story! Congratulations on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Susan!

Bangkapi, Ba - Thailand

Stunning !!! Both the picture and the story behind. Very interesting. Congratulations to your sales.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Jirawat!

Tommerup, Fy - Denmark

I can see a whole load of superlatives have been used to describe this work. I can only echo them and say bravo and congrats on your sale. Brilliant stuff.

Bryan Allen replied:

Robert, thanks so much!

New York, NY - United States

SPECTACULAR, GORGEUS, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, SUPER, THIS IMAGE IS JUST IMPRESIVE I HOPE YOU MAKE HUNDREDS OF SALES ON THIS IMAGE, YOU ARE REALLY GIFTED MY RIEND!!! - Pamela J.

Bryan Allen replied:

Wow thank you kindly Pamela!

Fort Myers, FL - United States

Nice work! Congrats on your sale!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Ronald!

Schaumburg, IL - United States

Very inspiring and uplifting. Congrats on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Adam!

Fort Collins, CO - United States

This is awesome. Congrats on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Dana!

Greensboro, GA - United States

Very cool photo and story!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so very much Kelly!

Broomfield, CO - United States

so wicked cool!

Bryan Allen replied:

I'll buy that. Thank you kindly Holly!

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bill!

Toronto, ON - Canada

just fabulous! Congrats on your sale

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Elaine!

Quezon City, Lu - Philippines

This piece is totally amazing. It blows me away, and it left me wondering if it was a photograph or just digital art piece. When it said that it was a photograph it blew my mind. The image is amazingadthe post processing is top shelf. Congrats on the sale ad fantastic job.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Terry, very kind of you to say!

Calgary, AB - Canada

Cool!

Bryan Allen replied:

I think you have summed it up perfectly. Thanks Anna!

Victoria Crater , Ma - United States

Very cool image!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Gary!

Belle Chasse, LA - United States

QUOTE: "He made it to 98 and never had or needed his own doctor. He got a flu shot at 97 and the guy asked him who his regular doctor was. Walt said, "You are." I always wondered about that flu shot.." My maternal grandmother was half Cherokee Indian, a lot of medicines were toxic to her. That flu shot, very well could have been toxic to him. When a person has any amount of Native American in them, they have to notify their doctor about allergic reactions to medicines. A lot of medicines work, & react differently in Native Americans, I saw this firsthand with my grandmother.

Bryan Allen replied:

Hi Joseph, I guess we'll never really know, but your story is the first I've heard of this Native American / traditional western medicine link. Thanks for taking the time to share it!

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Bryan this is the third time i've seen this masterpiece today, once just now, in the forum and on yahoo when looking at PINK FLOYD stuff. It was a Pink Floyd "Greatest Hits" of sorts, do you know of this and if so can you clue me in please? Once again....Top 10 pieces here @ FAA

Bryan Allen replied:

Hi Christopher, Yes, the Pink Floyd Greatest Hits CDs. It's a bootleg put together by as character in Russia who goes by the name Zolty The Silent. He helped himself to the image and the music as far as I can tell. The image has been swiped many times. It's even on an FBI page somewhere. Anyway, thanks so much!

Exeter - United Kingdom

Not only is this picture is outstanding, but the story behind it is pretty special too. It reminds me of the film It's A Wonderful Life, only this isn't Hollywood.

Bryan Allen replied:

Great movie, thanks so much Jan!

Belle Chasse, LA - United States

This is an awesome tribute to two people who left a lasting impact on your life. This makes me think of the people who entered my life, left a mark, then are no longer here. Sometimes people enter one's life, leave a mark, or thought, that stays forever, & then they're gone just as quickly.

Bryan Allen replied:

Very well said, thanks so much Joseph!

Ringwood, Vi - Australia

I only just found this recently on FAA, and I'm not sure I can say anything that hasn't already been said. All I know is that this image makes me look... and look.. and think. Not something that happens often, even with all the imagery floating around in the world. Brilliant concept and execution, Bryan. The story is the icing on the already magnificent cake! :) f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks for taking the time to write Amy, and very kind words you wrote too!

Indianapolis, IN - United States

Your art work is the most stunning I have so far on this site. I was really drawn in by the lighting in the jars the color is amazing.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you so very much Alicia!

Winston, OR - United States

I thought there wouldn't be an end to these wonderful comments! Rightfully so! This is a most awesome piece! What every artist would like to capture......something so unique!

Bryan Allen replied:

Yes and I have been remiss in getting to these comments. I was away from the computer for several weeks (and it was great!) Anyway, thank you so very much Donna!

Bel Air, MD - United States

LOVE IT!!!! Excellent idea.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Robert!

Rego Park, NY - United States

BRYAN, THAT'S WHAT I CALL THE INVENTION OF THE CENTURY! IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD CAPTURE LIGHTNING THIS WAY! VERY CREATIVE AND WELL DONE! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR'E SALE, AND ADDED TO MY FAVORITES, LES

Bryan Allen replied:

Kind words Leslie, thank you kindly!

Phoenix, AZ - United States

Bryan, Congrats on your Sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Chrisann!

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bill!

Haskell, TX - United States

Marvelous Piece, Bryan! I love it and the history it communicates! Wonderful work!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Linda!

North Brunswick, NJ - United States

Congrats on your sale!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Sonali!

Nashua, NH - United States

Love this! Excellent work...congrats on your sale:)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Joann!

Pahoa, Hi - United States

Congratulations on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Linda!

San Francisco, CA - United States

Amazing image and wonderful story, congrats on your sale! v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Kate!

North Brunswick, NJ - United States

Congrats!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Sonali!

Putnam , CT - United States

Bryan; This is amazing. Such Magic!!! Great work!!!!!! F/V!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Neal. Much appreciated!

Azuga, PH - Romania

Excellent work !

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Sorin!

Grants Pass, OR - United States

I totally agree with Lois! :)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Mick, that got a smile out of me. Hey, there's a Grant's Pass in Tucson where I am in winter.

Brookeville, MD - United States

Has to be one of the coolest images I've ever had the pleasure to behold. From his wonderful facial expression to the beautiful landscape background .. you are genius .. I think some of Walt's magic rubbed off on you!!!! WOW and WOW!!!! Congratulations on your sale!!!!! f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

Wow Lois, kind words indeed. Thank you so very much!

San Diego, CA - United States

Fascinating capture & very well done! f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Jeremy!

Simpsonville, SC - United States

The look on his face,great work,congrats.

Bryan Allen replied:

Walt had to deal with the fact that I had a guy just behind me waving a big piece of cardboard to make his hair stand up a bit as if the winds were kicking up from the storm. It never even occurred to me to do that for the static electrical effect. ...another happy accident.

Jackson, MO - United States

Amazing work. Congratulations.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Jane!

Cosmopolis, WA - United States

Wonderful! Love it! Voted/fav

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Delores, I appreciate that!

Chicago, IL - United States

Wonderful image and story!! What a tribute! ! congrats on your sale :)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Anne!

Grants Pass, OR - United States

Very cool!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Mike!

Pendle Hill, NS - Australia

Congratulations thats fantstic news

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Josephine!

Dublovice 231, Cz - Czech Republic

I like it. Very inspirative!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much David!

Canton, OH - United States

Fantastic image and story behind the image!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Sharon. The story is all true and more. He was a very intriguing guy and I once said "Someone should write a book about you." to which he immediately said no, he didn't want the attention. What I found interesting was that he wasn't the least bit surprised by the idea, almost like he'd considered it or heard it before.

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bill!

Pataskala, OH - United States

Beautiful work

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bobbie, much appreciated!

Haskell, TX - United States

Wonderful work, Bryan! Congratulations on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Linda!

Crawford, TX - United States

congrtulations!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Teresa!

Glasgow - United Kingdom

That is so cool. Nice one.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Paul!

Bangalore, Ka - India

woooww....its nice...congratulations on ur sale

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Priyanka!

Onalaska, Wa - United States

totally kool.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks James!

Calgary, Al - Canada

Hi Bryan...Congratulations on your wonderful image and your sale. Well deserved...Cheers Bob

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Bob!

Islamabad, Pu - Pakistan

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Saba! Nice Avitar.

South Lake Tahoe, CA - United States

Wow ! v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Mitch!

Maple Ridge, BC - Canada

simply stunning!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Faye!

Winchester, KY - United States

Seeing work like this makes me want to be a better artist! Such a wonderful and creative piece.

Bryan Allen replied:

Kind words Christopher, thanks so much!

Placentia, CA - United States

That is such a beautiful story behind this portrait, and I know both of there family members were proud to have it displayed at there service

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Julia!

Dunoon, Ar - United Kingdom

If only you could do that!

Bryan Allen replied:

Wouldn't that be great? I'd spin my electric meter backwards so fast the power company would need to set up a daily direct deposit system with my bank.

Oceanside, CA - United States

Wonderous creation ..so thought provolking

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Julianne!

Lexington Park, MD - United States

wow!! amazing!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Trish!

Melbourne - Australia

Magical, both the story and the image, what a great combination.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Rosy!

Kampala, No - Uganda

great!!!!!, you are UNIQUE great work

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Okwir!

Morrison, CO - United States

I'd like to add that I also rarely feel like "I have to have this!" The effects are great. But it's his face. I cannot stop looking at his face. In my culture we stay connected to our elders. We revere them, honor them, cherish them, and celebrate them. It bothers me that for the most part the US sees the elderly as a burden, extra baggage, and are often relieved to see them go. The look on his face has me captivated. Whether its because he reminds me of my family or because of your story I don't know.Wow.

Bryan Allen replied:

Margarita - Thank you for the kind words. I looked at your work and it is terrific. It reminds me of Henri Rousseau. You piece titled Del Valle is much like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henri_Rousseau_-_Il_sogno.jpg

Morrison, CO - United States

Rarely do I stop this long to read. I'm always in a hurry. But you had me captivated from the first sentence. The picture is amazing but the story makes it priceless. I hope you continue to write, I hope you continue to tell your story, and thank you for sharing it. I look forward to seeing and reading more. Margarita

San Jose, Sa - Costa Rica

I´ts a wonderfull masterpiece. Congratulations

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Jean Pierre!

Shady Cove, Or - United States

This is a real cool image, love it! Dee

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Diane!

Clermont, FL - United States

Shades of Benjamin Franklin.

Bryan Allen replied:

I think Benjamin would have been intrigued with the thought! Thanks Carl.

Missoula, MT - United States

Bryan this is so cool!! What awesome work! This is amazing & just so unique! Fabulous. f/v! Congrats on your sale! :) ~Teshia

Bryan Allen replied:

Hey thanks so much Teshia!

Cranbourne, Vi - Australia

Fabulous work!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Tim!

San Antonio, TX - United States

I envy this buyer! I'm so excited for you, Bryan, as this is one of my fave images on all of FAA! :-)

Bryan Allen replied:

Kind Words..Thank you Wendy!

London , On - Canada

Like it !

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks John!

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Incredible! Congratulations on your sale of this amazing work.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Eric!

Downingtown, PA - United States

Awesome piece art.....!! Congratulations on your sale...!!!!

Flint, MI - United States

This very fine piece of work is beyond words!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Douglas!

Fairfax, VA - United States

Congrats!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Becky!

Jacksonville, fl - United States

congratulations

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Sherry!

Hampton Roads, VA - United States

Creative, magical, and simply Brilliant!!!! What a great conversational piece!!!! Bravo!! F/V

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Olah! I have sailed past Hampton Roads a few times but never stepped ashore.

ANNAPOLIS, MA - United States

What a wonderful story and amazing artwork!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Valia!

Lakeland, FL - United States

what a fantastic story teller you are and these old folks must have been very proud of this piece. It reminds me of a Norman Rockwell. wonderful work, wonderful title. Bryan

Bryan Allen replied:

They were both pleased to be a part of it. Thanks Sharon!

Tallahassee, FL - United States

What a wonderful image!! Saw this promoted by a fellow FAA artist on a thread in the Digital Photography group. Thank you, Wendy!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Caria! Glad you like it.

Gilbert, AZ - United States

This is cool! I love it!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks you kindly Mimi!

Galveston, TX - United States

Love it and would love to have you in our group: http://fineartamerica.com/groups/unique-surrealism.html :P

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much and thanks also for the invite!

Nottingham, NH - United States

Wonderful image and story !! f/v ;-)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Cori!

Belgrade, Se - Yugoslavia

Beautiful !!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Drinka!

Ocala, FL - United States

Well this is just brilliant, but you know that already... Congratulations!

Bryan Allen replied:

Nice of you to say Kelley. Thanks!

Brest - France

Beautiful. I just love this.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you GC!

Whitewater, CO - United States

Wow, what an incredible story with an unbelievably exciting image! Bravo!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Allen!

Port Orange, FL - United States

What a great idea this was, it must have been an extremely time consuming project. Congratulations on your sale, and such an extraordinary image, Brian. Nice story in the description.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Wayne! The idea percolated for about a year and then it was many weeks building it.

Ahmadabad, Gu - India

This is a cool image. I love it. ^^

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very much Ishan!

Boyertown, PA - United States

WOW! This is SUPER COOL! Congrats on being featured!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Trish! Much obliged.

Coachella, CA - United States

wow this is really awesome! makes me think of the movie Powder

Bryan Allen replied:

Powder was great! Thanks so much Ladibug!

Sacramento, CA - United States

Electric I love the illumination in this

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Spirit!

Gavle - Sweden

real beauty, nice worked Bryan

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Johnny!

Port Orchard, WA - United States

I have been coming back to look at this on and off all day. I was struck speechless, except for the word Awesome, on my first visit. Each time I come to look at this image I see the magic of it and it inspires me to wonder like I did when I was a child. Thank you for creating it and sharing it. I am so happy to have come across this image. I hope you do more along this vein, but then maybe just maybe this masterpiece is enough...no, I want to see more. Is there more in the works? :-)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Jani! We got one other image done with Walt in it which you will find in my gallery.

Thermopolis, wy - United States

Wow..really love the creativity and childlike fascination of it. GREAT WORK..,!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Al! I do appreciate the comments along the lines of "childlike fascination" that you and others have made. I never have been a fan of the many of the more dark and disturbing photos. Maybe it's just that I'm just not good at those. At any rate, I've always preferred to stay on the fun and wondrous side of things.

Louisville, KY - United States

I saw this piece some years ago (don't know where or when) but it has been in my mind ever since. It is such a whimsical piece as it allows my mind to wander in amazement. The gentleman's face is classic and the lady is so focused. You've even captured the subtleties of the cracks in his worn belt. I am so glad to have a way to express my appreciation to the artist of this masterful work. All that I can say, still, after all of these years of seeing something different in it every time I look at it is "WOW!"

Bryan Allen replied:

Very kind words Charles! Thanks so much. I would take credit for the cracks in the belt but that was just what Walt wore. I did ask for the jeans and flannel but the rest was him. He was part Iroquois which gave him that noble look I think.

Naples, FL - United States

outstanding! this is one of the best photos i have seen on faa. great story,great work! i wanna see more!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you so much Bill! Much appreciated.

Galesburg, MI - United States

Plus.... f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

And thank yo again!

Galesburg, MI - United States

Congrats! It sure is a nice image

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Randy!

Omaha, NE - United States

This is an awesome photograph!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Jacob! I didn't know dogs could type.... :-)

Yorba Linda, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Patricia!

Marietta , GA - United States

Great Photo, wonderful composition. Congrats on sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Ted!

Bloomfield, NE - United States

What an amazing piece of art! Such a unique and creative concept and so excellently realized! Truly one of the most dramatic works I have ever seen. With your permission I would love to share this at Facebook and Twitter. I don't share anyone's art without their permission.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Lea! So granted

Lebanon, Mo - United States

Awesome creativity. So much detail. Congrats on the sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Julie!

Lebanon, Mo - United States

Beautiful work. Stunning color & sharp details. Awesome creativity. Congrats!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Julie!

Glenview, IL - United States

Congrats on your sale - terrific work!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Sandra. An impressive collection of photos you have there.

Simpsonville, SC - United States

Great picture,congrats.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Gary!

Delray Beach, FL - United States

This is wonderful, beautifully done! Congratulations!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Michelle!

Sturbridge, MA - United States

This is great!! Congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much John!

Lusby, MD - United States

This is wonderful Bryan! I love it....gonna fav it! Congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Kelly! Much appreciated.

Baltimore, MD - United States

I say WOW to all your photo but I like this one the best. Long live surrealism!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Richard! But what do you mean surrealism? That's just how it happened... :-)

Grand Rapids, MI - United States

Wonderful and so very inspiring different. You made me smile! Congratulations!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Rosemarie! I got a smile from your lovely comment.

Tower City, PA - United States

That is soooooo cool! Congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Lori!

Port Orchard, WA - United States

This is awesome! v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you Jani!

Leavenworth, KS - United States

great concept and execution

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Chris!

Astrakhan, AS - Russian Federation

Excellent - so much work in this! Congratulations on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks again Alisa!

Hazlehurst, GA - United States

FANtastic added as favorite

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Spencer!

Brasília, df - Brazil

Very interesting work. Loved it. superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Shanta, glad you liked it!

Saint Augustine, FL - United States

Wow -- so beautifully done! An amazing concept and a favorite.

Bryan Allen replied:

Much appreciated Richard!

Anderson, CA - United States

Superb work here; congratulations on an awesome sale! jd

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Joyce!

Gallatin, TN - United States

Congrats on you sale.. well deserved! This is a brilliant idea and carried out perfectly.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly EricaMaxine!

Calgary, Al - Canada

Hi Bryan...I like your image. In fact, I love your image. Very clever...You have taken a great idea/concept and turned it into a classic work of art. Super job...can't wait for a sequal or even a series on this theme...Well done...Cheers Bob

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Bob! Nice of you to say.

Grants Pass, OR - United States

Congratulations on the sale of this creative work!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much CIndy!

Rochester, NY - United States

Love it!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Tish!

Calgary, AB - Canada

Hi Bryan. Amazing! What a fun image. Your different elements came together so magically. I love everything about this image. Congratulations on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Vivian! Walt, the guy in the shot, helped me solve the problem of capturing electricity on film.

Wilder, KY - United States

Wow, that's so awesome!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Anne!

San Marino, CA - United States

OK..youre blowing me away with this one! Too creative for words!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Belita! And I see you are no stranger to talent and creativity. In your piece Generational Love, you handle a very difficult light angle (from directly behind you) masterfully.

Brussels - Belgium

congratulations, that's a very fun image!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Stanislav!

Nesbit, MS - United States

Great piece!!! Congratulations on the Sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Barry!

Pendle Hill, NS - Australia

Wow, I love it you are a very gifted person.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Josephine! Nice of you to say.

Huntington Beach, CA - United States

Very nice picture.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Shane!

Kenner, LA - United States

Cool picture!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks James!

New Britain, CT - United States

Your lightning ROOCKS....God bless your vivid imagination.This is so beautiful. :)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Estrella!

The Woodlands, TX - United States

Incredible. My imagination is jealous! LOL!~ BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Ha! that's funny. Thanks.

Hillsborough, NC - United States

Just remarkable. This will be my next purchase.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Laura! Someone bought a print today, maybe that was you?

St. Michael/Austria, Ca - Austria

This is absolutely great!! Held my breathe with the first view, congratulation, Dagmar

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Dagmar! I wanted to hold my breath while assembling it but it took too long...

Helsinki - Finland

I just love, love love, your photos!!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Wow, thanks Ona!

Miami, FL - United States

Most amazing art work!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Manny, appreciate it!

Cocoa, Fl - United States

Brian, that is truly amazing!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Shannon!

Lambertville, NJ - United States

AWESOME!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Val!

Lithia Springs, GA - United States

Congrats on the sale! This has always been a favorite PS image for me. It was in one of the books I had on PS techniques years ago. Showed how the lightening in the jars was done. That has always been amazing to me! Very clever and well done!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Judi - Kind words. And you bought book so thanks for that also! The ol' book is so out of date now you can get copies for pennies on Amazon.

Calgary, AB - Canada

AWESOME!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Anna!

Redan, vi - Australia

This is just amazing!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Julie!

Wentzville, MO - United States

very cool!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Bill!

KOTTAYAM, KE - India

super , how to create it

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Jiss!

Sydney, NS - Australia

Firstly, congrats on your sale...Secondly, congrats on being on our Home Page...Thirdly....your image is just fantastic in the truest sense of the word....what great accomplishments...Congratulations, Vivian

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Vivian! Very kind of you to say. Incidentally, I can't ever hear about Sydney Australia anymore without thinking of the young British couple that planned their vacation there, found great prices for the airfares online, and made it all the way - to Sydney Nova Scotia and even the front page of the local paper there. I only know because I happened to be there at the time, poor kids....

Warwick, RI - United States

Congrats on your sale!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Kate!

Mount Joy, PA - United States

CONGRATS on your featured on the home page!!!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Dan, I appreciate that!

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Top 10 pieces for me here @ FAA.....wow!!! F/V

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much for the high praise!. Much appreciated.

Jamaica, NY - United States

This is most interesting. I love the concept.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much David. Your paintings are great.

Blackshear, GA - United States

Bryan, I love art that makes me smile and feel good, this piece does just that. The composition is wonderful as well as the Title. Great creative mind!

Bryan Allen replied:

What a nice string of compliments, thank you so very much. I like happy music and wish I could play an instrument and make people smile with that also but I don't have that skill. Next life maybe...

Bryan, TX - United States

As a child I always knew my grandfathers were magical. They could do amazing things like untie impossible knots in balloons, and told the tallest of tall tales (which I believed, every word.) This image brings me back to that magical feeling. It is brilliantly conceived and executed! Congratulations on your front page feature! I'm there too today, and I'm humbled to be in your company. :) v/f/g

Bryan Allen replied:

What a great comment, thank you very kindly! Congrats on your home page image.

Astrakhan, AS - Russian Federation

Dear Bryan ! Awesome depth on this shot - - our invitation to the storytellers of the world http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=710277&targetid=714807#714807

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Alisa! Much appreciated.

Santa Rosa, CA - United States

Bryan, soooo very creative! Congrats on your sale. V/F

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you very kindly Antonia!

Hillsboro , TX - United States

Amazing!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Terence!

Mount Joy, PA - United States

THIS IS SOOOOO COOOL!!! LOVE IT!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Dan, nice of you to say!

Chabreloche, Au - France

Love it!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Georgia!

Astrakhan, AS - Russian Federation

Really nice work... and reflections! Please, add it to "AllYNeedILove" group's Home Page... http://fineartamerica.com/groups/allyneedilove.html?tab=artwork Best wishes, Alisa

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Alisa, will have a look at the link.

New Hope, MN - United States

I love this picture. Flike/fav

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Lori! Appreciate it.

Prestatyn, De - United Kingdom

Brilliant! What an image - a new favourite. f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Barbara!

Munich Area, BA - Germany

great work. f/v

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Ralf. Wish I had found some of those trees at White Sands that you did. Nice.

Waldenbuch, BW - Germany

How cool is that? Outstanding work and concept! Love this one!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Matthias! Appreciate it.

Littleton, CO - United States

Every gushing comment this work has received is exactly why I fell in love with this piece. Such a great concept, the execution is masterful...and it is based in reality while completely eliminating what reality says is true. A new FAV.

Bryan Allen replied:

Kind words indeed Angelina! Thank you very much!

Hemet, CA - United States

Incredible. I need to get one of those....

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Glen! I know where you can find one... :-)

Central, MT - United States

FAA is worth it, if for no other reason, finding artwork like this. Outstanding!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you so very much Linda!

Peoria, AZ - United States

WOW... I Love this...Right up my Alley!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Dan! Cool Lightning sculptures in your bio BTW.

Sedona, AZ - United States

A masterpiece in every sense of the word, Bryan. Brilliant idea, great execution. It has iconic qualities. Seriously, this could be the new American Gothic.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Dan! New American Gothic eh? Where do I sign up?

Hawaii Kai, Shingle Springs, CA - United States

This is Absolutly fabulous!!!! v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thank you kindly Cheryl!

Clinton Township, MI - United States

WOW!!!!! This is really awesome!! I LOVE this!! :-) v/f

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Rebecca!

Dyersburg, TN - United States

Th Lightning Catchers is right down my alley. What a feel to this piece. This is the way I think exactly. So much can be read into this. I am a painter on fineartamerica and enjoy seeing such fresh, lively and unique artwork.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Randy!

Portage La Prairie, MB - Canada

Phenomenal !!!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Carmen!

Clinton, Wa - United States

Well deserved sale congrats! Love the concept.. Lord knows Id love to have my own jar of lightning!

Bryan Allen replied:

Yes that would be an interesting conversation piece wouldn't it. With all the various orbs with electricity in them for sale over the years, I'm surprised no one ever made one shaped like a jar. Thanks!

Centralia, Wa - United States

We all know this is not physically possible--nonetheless, you have made a believer of me! Wonderfully inventive and so well done it absolutely looks real. Wow!

Bryan Allen replied:

When I first got Photoshop - PS 2 back in about '93 - that's what I thought it was for - changing real photographs into other photographs that still looked real. No one told me it could do so much more. Thanks so much!

North Brunswick, NJ - United States

Congrats!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Sonali!

B.S., MO - United States

Congrats on your sale! :)

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much!

New York, NY - United States

Excellent idea and execution!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Madeline!

New York, NY - United States

Very imaginative and skillful.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Andrea!

Miami (USA), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) - United States

Breathtaking artwork, congratulations on your sale! Voted and promoted!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thnanks for the voting and promoting!

Oakey, Qu - Australia

Wow! So creative, Bryan. You've created such a unique composition that really tells a story. I just want to keep searching every detail of this...

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Therese. If only we really could harvest energy like that...

Arlngton, WA - United States

Amazing piece of artwork Bryan.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Ken!

Godwin, NC - United States

I have always loved this image, glad you brought it here. Well done Bryan!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Mike. It's certainly not a new image. Where did you first see it?

Hartselle, AL - United States

Very cool image, I don't think I'll try it except with me camera, ha, congratulations on your sale

Bryan Allen replied:

Oh go ahead Kathy, give it a go. If you can imagine it, you can make it come alive. It's only Photoshop and lots of time. Thanks so much!

Saint-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, QC - Canada

Congratulations!! Stunning and very creative, love it!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Sandra!

Liberty, MO - United States

This is great !! Congratulations on your sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Carol! Much appreciated.

Lewiston, ME - United States

Very Nice!! Congratulations on your sale

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks so much Brenda!

Oliver, B. - Canada

This is amazing, Bryan! Congrats on the sale, its a no brainer, the capture is unlike anything I've come across. He's got the world by the tail! Fav/Vote!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Susan. It was more of an assembly than a capture in some respects, but a capture of an idea I guess so thank you kindly.

Charlotte, NC - United States

This is very unique. Congrats on the sale.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Cecile!

Falls Church, VA - United States

Congrats! Very interesting and unique artwork! Love it!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Victoria!

Paule, Br - France

Congrats on your sale! I love the series!

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Sophie!

Converse, TX - United States

wow, what a guy....amazing..my grandfather was something like that too, although he died at 89....glad they 'have been' in our life even though it feels they still are. these large characters.

Oak Beach, Ne - United States

He made it to 98 and never had or needed his own doctor. He got a flu shot at 97 and the guy asked him who his regular doctor was. Walt said, "You are." I always wondered about that flu shot..

Converse, TX - United States

He looks very young for his age, glad he got to live a long life and still be playful.

Converse, TX - United States

Love it........just without words for that expression in his face......love it.

Bryan Allen replied:

Thanks Mona. He was 92 at the time of the picture and was 1/4 Iriquois Indian, or so he told me.

Seattle, WA - United States

Just stunning. You have a creativity and talent that I've hardly ever seen before.

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Title

The Lightning Catchers

Artist

Bryan Allen

Medium

Photograph - Photography

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Much of the magic of this image for me is the people in it and my history with them. As a kid growing up on a quiet suburban street in the late 60's, I knew most of the neighbors and the man in the foreground, Mr. Bronson, was a one. My friends and I thought of him as a bit of a wizard. He had all this unusual electrical equipment in his house, had several patents, and talked of strange secret projects he had worked on in the past, some military, some not. He could build a keyboard organ from just boxes of parts with no plans. He had spent time as a photographer back when 8x10 cameras were the norm. He was able to grind his own lenses from blanks of glass and even built 6 leaf irises from thin sheets of metal. Of extra interest to the neighborhood kids was a massive stereo system he built all from parts wired to dozens of large speakers juiced with enough wattage to rattle your teeth out and make your scalp tingle. Ironically, my very first introduction to him was when I threw a snowball at his house and dented the aluminum siding. He was none too pleased. Of course that was before I knew what a treasure he was, long before.

Walt was also instrumental in helping me put lightning in a jar. I came to him when I was struggling with a way to capture electricity on film. I wanted everything in the image to be real, not created by gimmicky Photoshop filters. He lent me this odd-looking tool that looked like an old bakelite flashlight with a big 3� metal bee stinger where the lens would have been and wire and plug on the other. He said it was used for testing neon signs for leaks. I was able to contact-expose electricity in the darkroom by pressing wrinkled foil against raw film and zapping the length of the foil with the tool. Anyway, he was a character and was perfect for the role of Lightning Catcher despite being 92 at the time. He was part Iroquois Indian, which gave him something of a regal look.

The gal in the pic is not Walt�s wife. She was the local historian in the town library of Boonton, NJ, above which I once had my photo studio. I did not know her as well as Walt but she was a wonderful person and very enthusiastic about being in the image. Both of them have since passed away and each had the print displayed at their service.

Again, please excuse the watermark. It won't appear on your poster. Stealing this picture had become sport for many. Illegal copies have appeared on no less than a bootleg Pink Floyd CD and even an FBI web page. Go figure. Does one sue the FBI or just smile and move on?

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