Greetings from Wheaton, a western suburb of Chicago. I appreciate the chance to share my photos on Flickr and to see the world through the eyes and lenses of others. I value the friendships that have been formed here with fellow photographers, some around the corner and some across the oceans. Thanks for visiting!

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StrixRex says:

A man of truly excellent wit paired with a true artist's eye and all the necessary skills. The captions of his images create that additional effect that makes the complete work intellectually gorgeous.

October 14, 2021

Excellent Deep FocuS Great Images -- strees free

August 26, 2021

Carlton’s photo stream rewards viewers with riches beyond the depths of his creative and technical skills and his mastery of composition and light....image after image traverses built environments, the natural world and humankind, capturing a diverse range of special moments of movement and nuance, grand themes invokin… Read more

Carlton’s photo stream rewards viewers with riches beyond the depths of his creative and technical skills and his mastery of composition and light....image after image traverses built environments, the natural world and humankind, capturing a diverse range of special moments of movement and nuance, grand themes invoking contemplation and wonder as well as great beauty and artistry. Like many before me, I am a regular visitor who is always assured of finding many cleverly titled visual treasures. ...congratulations Carlton on this masterful and artistic body of work....and thank you for sharing these with us as well as lending eloquently articulate appreciation to our own works!

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July 31, 2021

Wonderful portfolio from a true photographer whose command of the subject can be applied in any genre.

July 22, 2021

dear mr Holls, so many things have been said about your work.., but watching your mastery, and not wanting to be pedantic about it, I cannot but bow in front of the perfection of your detail and the exactness of your sharpness..! respectfully and gratefully to your exceptional creativity... you are the crème de la crèm… Read more

dear mr Holls, so many things have been said about your work.., but watching your mastery, and not wanting to be pedantic about it, I cannot but bow in front of the perfection of your detail and the exactness of your sharpness..! respectfully and gratefully to your exceptional creativity... you are the crème de la crème..! may I call you Carlton ? thank you, sincerely. (wwhheeewww, I did it...)

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June 3, 2021
aha52 says:

Besides great pictures, best photo titles in the business :-) !!

June 1, 2021

Thanks Carlton for sharing your awesome work. Very nice collection!

May 28, 2021

Always a joy to explore Carl's photos. I feel like an invisible, travelling companion seeing a vibrant, vivid, visual world through Carl's eyes. Thank you for sharing with us!

May 19, 2021

What a wonderful gallery of beautiful photographs you have collected, Carlton. I feel impressed by the great quality. There is no doubt that you are a skilled photographer. You seem to be concerned with composition, lines, light, depth, colors and balance in your images. Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us. … Read more

What a wonderful gallery of beautiful photographs you have collected, Carlton. I feel impressed by the great quality. There is no doubt that you are a skilled photographer. You seem to be concerned with composition, lines, light, depth, colors and balance in your images. Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us. Now I felt inspired :) Wonderful! :)

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April 4, 2021

You have a wonderful gallery. I love your photos of Chicago, which bring back wonderful memories, but I can't seem to comment on them. These are not accessible, is this normal?

March 18, 2021
Karol says:

Have you ever sat at the table of a starred chef for dinner? At Carl’s you are always greeted like an old friend. As you are checking in at the reception desk you can already hear the humming voices, the tinkling of glasses and cutlery, smells and flavours along with a familiar comfortable feeling that slowly starts t… Read more

Have you ever sat at the table of a starred chef for dinner? At Carl’s you are always greeted like an old friend. As you are checking in at the reception desk you can already hear the humming voices, the tinkling of glasses and cutlery, smells and flavours along with a familiar comfortable feeling that slowly starts to submerge your senses, you start feeling weightless and you barely hear a seductive voice asking you to follow her while she leads you to your favourite table. You slide through space crossing familiar faces that smiles back at you, salute with a nod. The atmosphere is warm and cosy, the dimmed lights reflect, sparkle and shine all around you, a harmony of colours, textures, patterns complete that sense lightness as you are comfortably being seated. The menu is continental with just enough exotic perfumes, colours and flavours to fill up your senses... Time is like suspended... You don’t know how, but there in the heat of the night, you are in a taxi, taking you back home, you are floating on air and that sensation slowly dims off as times goes by till you meet again. Thank you Carl :-)

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March 5, 2021

Great gallery, I love your photos!

February 25, 2021

Très belle galerie, joli travail !!!

February 3, 2021

I wish I had more time to browse the spectacular photography of Carl. Thank you for sharing your unique perspectives and masterful processing with us.

January 28, 2021

Yep, he knows how to handle a camera! Love your images.

December 16, 2020

It is no surprise whatsoever that so many others have left words of appreciation for Carl's photography. My only regret is that I should have done so sooner, but as they say "better later than never". Whenever I see Carl's images on my contacts' page, I know immediately that it is his work even without checking it. He … Read more

It is no surprise whatsoever that so many others have left words of appreciation for Carl's photography. My only regret is that I should have done so sooner, but as they say "better later than never". Whenever I see Carl's images on my contacts' page, I know immediately that it is his work even without checking it. He has such a unique and distinctive style. Something I only hope to accomplish one day. Carl is not just a photographer who captures the moment. He is an artist in the true sense of the word. He creates rather than just captures an image, and whilst doing so there is so much of his world and emotions that is in there. So, please keep shooting and sharing all those beautiful, inspiring moments with us.

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August 12, 2020

I have seen part of this gallery and it is impressive, with a variety of themes, perfect frames and details in the photographs to highlight. Congratulations, best regards. Mario.

July 5, 2020

This remarkable gallery contains many impressive pictures of exceptional quality. I especially like the atmospheric picture design. You don't see such a lot of beautiful and interesting photos every day. Many greetings from Berlin! Gina.

June 14, 2020

A superb collection of images Carlton, always interesting and a joy to view.

April 21, 2020

Carl is a photographer par excellence, he skillfully uses sensitivity, composition, and light in all of his works. His photos express all aspects of life, people, the city, nature, animals, architecture with a sense of beauty and many include a sense of humor as well. I highly recommend visiting and enjoying his work… Read more

Carl is a photographer par excellence, he skillfully uses sensitivity, composition, and light in all of his works. His photos express all aspects of life, people, the city, nature, animals, architecture with a sense of beauty and many include a sense of humor as well. I highly recommend visiting and enjoying his works, you will not be sorry. Thank you for sharing with us, Carl.

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January 14, 2020

Félicitation pour toutes ces belles réalisations !!

October 30, 2019

An amazing photostream with so much wonderful shots ! Congratulations

August 21, 2019

La galería de Carlton Holls es una de las más bellas que pueden visitarse en Flickr. Carl es un fotógrafo con gran sensibilidad artística y estética en todos los géneros que abarca. Supoe todo un placer visual pasear por esta Galería deteniéndose en cada una de sus fotografías. Es un lujo contar con él como contacto. U… Read more

La galería de Carlton Holls es una de las más bellas que pueden visitarse en Flickr. Carl es un fotógrafo con gran sensibilidad artística y estética en todos los géneros que abarca. Supoe todo un placer visual pasear por esta Galería deteniéndose en cada una de sus fotografías. Es un lujo contar con él como contacto. Un cordial abrazo. Felicidades.

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July 13, 2019

Amazing images, beautiful visual compositions and quite the artistic imagination all in one!

April 21, 2019

Fantastic big art-work dear Carl. Warm greetings from cold Germany*)

March 31, 2019
Holly says:

It is such a pleasure to follow Carl’s photostream. His images are first-rate and memorable with superb lines and light. Not only does Carl take impressive photographs, but he’s a good-hearted person too. Somehow (even when he’s travelling) he always finds time to support other Flickr members. His wacky humour and enco… Read more

It is such a pleasure to follow Carl’s photostream. His images are first-rate and memorable with superb lines and light. Not only does Carl take impressive photographs, but he’s a good-hearted person too. Somehow (even when he’s travelling) he always finds time to support other Flickr members. His wacky humour and encouraging comments make me smile. ♥

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March 18, 2019
Sonia ::: says:

I am a big fan of your gallery...first time I saw it I was impressed that someone with this high quality could just stop and see my newbie pictures.....! Your photography is not only of a tremendous good quality, but also storytelling.....I always enjoy when you travel to Thailand and you show us the world through your… Read more

I am a big fan of your gallery...first time I saw it I was impressed that someone with this high quality could just stop and see my newbie pictures.....! Your photography is not only of a tremendous good quality, but also storytelling.....I always enjoy when you travel to Thailand and you show us the world through your lense. Congratulations and keep the wonderful work!! :)

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January 30, 2019

I had a good time watching the world through your eyes. cordially

January 25, 2019

Magnificent gallery !! The compositions are perfect and very varied. I'm a fan !! Many thanks for your visit.

October 31, 2018

Some great compositions here :)

October 1, 2018

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