I am so very new to taking photos rather then snapshots. I love to learn and look forward to growing with all who know me. Be patient with me as i may have a lot of questions. Thank you to all who have given me more tools for my "toolbox"
"if you give an average man or woman a Hasselblad he will bring you a snapshot. If you give Ansel Adams a disposable camera he will bring you a masterpiece."
03/09/2010 = finished my first year of photography and i am learning so much thanks to all of you !!!! I am now finding joy in seeing other people in my contact list grow and learn as well. Is it wild that i find joy when i see a shot a friend has taken that is better then anything i have done ??!! Well i am ... true i wish that i had taken it ... but the joy is there for that person in thier accomplishment ... My wife has taken up this art as well please see her work her stream is here www.flickr.com/photos/lanieb1966/
she has provided me with a lot of inspiration as well ... we go out together and take shots of the same thing but we see so differently ... i hope she inspires you as much as she does me. god bless
02/11/2012 === WOW never thought I would be where I am today in Photography. The wife and I started up a company we named VISUAL PERCEPTIONS. Not a full time job by any means but enjoying it all the same. My love for this hobby has not diminished at all. I still have a lot to learn and I thank all of my FLICKR friends for all of the support and motivation you have given me over the years. You all know who you are ... if you are sitting there reading this and wondering if I am talking of you ... I AM and I thank you.
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"Tony is a fantastic photographer, his landscapes are stunning and I love his use of vivid color, to me it's his trademark and I look forward to his new additions. To be honest I have never really been interested in aviation photography but Tony's shots are amazing, he can capture images that make you gasp with amazement at the skill of the pilots, I am sure if any of them seen his shots they would be very impressed. Tony has become a good Flickr friend and I thank him for his kind comments and look forward to his next shots."
1st October, 2010
"Thank you so much for sharing your great photo's
You say you are learning, but you have so many fantastic shots, and the variation is great. I started looking through your stream and just had to look through it all."
12th March, 2010
"Tony's artistic ability is so awesome! His photostream is what blew me away when I came to Flickr.
I was so inspired by his work that I adopted the genre of aviation as my focus. His aviation photography is what I judge all others by. Every time he posts a new pic it is like Da Vinci unveiling a new masterpiece. I think when you follow an artist you get familiar with his or her body of work and you develope a sense of what they are trying to express with their art! That is what I find fascinating about Tony's work, he is a true artist that never ceases to amaze me and he has the keen sense of being able to seek out the beauty in art wherever it may be and capture it with his camera! Bravo my friend! Thank you for the good feelings and the sense of humor and beauty you share by being an artist extraordinaire!"
21st October, 2009
"rakkasan69(Tony) is very modest when he says he is a beginner and just learning how to use the camera. the quality and variety of his photographs have continued to impress me and I love his recent aircraft ones, especially the speed of sound - and the parachutes - aswell as the landscapes and scenery and he always has time to view and comment on others' photos too."
25th August, 2009
"Tony has a rather unique and very appealing style, certainly one that makes his images stand out.
His photos are bold and confident, often full of rich colour and strong contrasts. When viewing some of the peaceful garden scenery ones they reminded me of Monet paintings – I think he has got some real artistic talent going on!
More lately I have been stunned and amazed at his aircraft shots. These seem especially suited to his particular style, and this linked to his mastery of the camera results in some awesome images that I recommend everyone to have a look at.
28th June, 2009
"I am so glad that Tony found a hobby that he loves. While sometimes it drives me nuts standing there while he takes his 35 photos to my 10, he has a wonderful eye. His early HDR shots are some of my favorites. Maybe some day he can turn this winderful hobby into something more."
4th June, 2009
"I love his photostream! Tony is really talented and I appreciate the way he works with colours and lights, his pictures are always so intense I have never enough of watching them."
17th May, 2009
Megan Carlson says:
"Tony is an extremely talented photographer. I look forward to viewing his stream every day. He truely knows how to capture the beauty in everything. It has been a pleasure getting to know you :) And I look forward to seeing more from you! - Megan"
12th May, 2009
Gio § Photostream says:
"He has a sensible feeling to photography, his shots are beautiful and when you see his creations you will enjoy all of them!
He's a great person and a good friend, i am proud to call him a friend!"
4th April, 2009
- tony babcock
- July 2008
- downingtown, pa
- downingtown, PA USA, usa
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- sales / and photographer wanna be