The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. (George Eliot)
My interest in photography is a revival of a past interest really. Work and family took over and I hadn't used a camera for years. Digital cameras are wonderful.
I started by using my husband's old Olympus, then kept 'borrowing' his Konika Minolta Dynax 5D. Earlier this year I bought a CanonEOS350D that I am slowly getting used to. I have upgraded a while ago to a Canon EOS 40D and am now craving a Canon 5D Mk II with shedloads of L lenses.
I don't think that I could say what are my favourite kinds of photos. I do like conventionally nice pics, but also like the abstract and different ones too. Mostly I like what I like in a pic.
Flickr has been a wonderful way of learning and modifying what I do with the camera, have learnt a lot through using it.
Thanks again for such a great site, and for all the work that people put in looking after the many groups.
It seems traditional to have a Photoblog these days, so here is my attempt at one Photoblog
Follow me on Twitter
And a list of Welsh Photographers I have started compiling to follow on Twitter
Anyone interested in prints of any of the images can look here at my website
or at Photobox
or contact me via Flickr Mail.
abstract_effects' flickr score: 2690
- Anglesey Mini Meets 111 photos, 16 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 7,760 photos, 1,296 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 4,343 photos, 136 members
- The Pinnacle Challenge Group! 7,643 photos, 855 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,435 photos, 595 members
- Countryfile 183,880 photos, 3,170 members
- All what you like!!!! 9,405 photos, 672 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 20,548 photos, 2,090 members
- Fflicr 3,324 photos, 85 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 1,692 photos, 63 members
- Welsh Landscapes - Tirluniau Cymreig 1,583 photos, 174 members
- Super Shots - Only Invited Photos - Nominate Now 259,533 photos, 40,929 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 19,312 photos, 1,540 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 442,640 photos, 94,095 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 271 photos, 62 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 785 photos, 365 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III Group 521,528 photos, 22,181 members
- GhostWorks ~ Challenges Open + Voting Now!! 12,509 photos, 1,239 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 3,005 photos, 103 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 26,521 photos, 4,766 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a5) 468,241 photos, 44,638 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 284,908 photos, 10,130 members
- Middle Earth 8,321 photos, 838 members
- Asylums for the Insane 19,036 photos, 1,629 members
- 28 Days Later 65,625 photos, 2,473 members
- Photography Institute Course 1,453 photos, 710 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 189,952 photos, 22,334 members
- S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink - Post 1 & Give 3 Super Hearts 68,298 photos, 10,327 members
- UrBexer's (Urban Exploration) 39,904 photos, 1,464 members
- Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts - Sweeper Active! 709,344 photos, 35,628 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 190,963 photos, 14,710 members
- Industrial Landscapes 759 photos, 174 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,027,565 photos, 35,019 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,821 photos, 376 members
- Freephotoguides 256 photos, 405 members
- Decayed Gallery 105 photos, 198 members
- Some Urban Decay 16,352 photos, 708 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 171,862 photos, 8,386 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 115,709 photos, 21,906 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 136,081 photos, 2,578 members
- Wales Photography. 105,480 photos, 3,574 members
- North Weald Redoubt 228 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 99,682 photos, 7,056 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 189,962 photos, 8,605 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,190 photos, 51 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 21,502 photos, 2,895 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,705 photos, 2,490 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ High Quality Mandatory - P1/C3 248,190 photos, 31,651 members
- Groombridge Place 230 photos, 30 members
- **Brilliant~Eye~Jewels** INVITED PICS ONLY! P1/C2 180,975 photos, 22,361 members
Brian The Euphonium says:
"Abstract_effects' photostream is inspirational and we can all learn from it. She obviously has an incredible natural talent and I always enjoy looking at her work."
10th October, 2007
"I collect people carefully.
The group is small.
Every member is unique.
Except for one thing.
They are all truly exceptional photographs.
Your work tutors me.
Your art leads me.
Your vision inspires me.
Thank you for doing what you do.
"The sisters of St. Cathode ask that you cover yourself with filaments and take pains to make yourself fully incandescent this evening""
10th August, 2007
"Abstract Effects photos are simple yet they display power and a certain command of authority. The shots will really relax your tired body whenever you're looking at them. Keep it up"
29th March, 2007
V a n e s a says:
"Day by day I find out new wonderful shot in your photostream.
You make an excellent work full of art and sensibility.
You take great photos of landscape.
Thank you very much for sharing all your amazing and beautiful work.
(Excuse my english, I'm spanish)"
19th January, 2007
Phil Bradley says:
"Abstract_effects is, quite simply, an excellent photographer. She has a fantastic view for a great shot, the patience to try different things, the imagination to explore and is gaining in technical ability all the time.
She's also very helpful to other people as well, and gives freely of her time.
All of her photographs are good - even the ones that she doesn't think much of! Many of them are works that professionals would be proud of. Fantastic stuff."
5th October, 2006
- July 2005
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Marian Jones