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 165 photos, 14 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 9,696 photos, 1,577 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 3,218 photos, 132 members
- The Pinnacle Challenge Group 7,617 photos, 877 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,477 photos, 576 members
- Countryfile 230,443 photos, 3,661 members
- All what you like!!!! 10,398 photos, 730 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 25,301 photos, 2,425 members
- Fflicr 3,667 photos, 86 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 1,624 photos, 66 members
- Super Shots - Only Invited Photos - Nominate Now 257,182 photos, 40,619 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 19,079 photos, 1,531 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 431,705 photos, 100,508 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 270 photos, 63 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 909 photos, 383 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III Group 592,911 photos, 23,326 members
- GhostWorks - Challenges Open - **Merry Xmas** 12,374 photos, 1,231 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 3,408 photos, 103 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 27,573 photos, 4,780 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a5) 485,078 photos, 44,935 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 314,401 photos, 10,518 members
- Middle Earth 8,961 photos, 845 members
- Asylums for the Insane 19,871 photos, 1,682 members
- 28 Days Later 80,444 photos, 2,714 members
- Photography Institute Course 1,661 photos, 818 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 191,543 photos, 22,041 members
- S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink - Post 1 & Give 3 Super Hearts 67,756 photos, 10,219 members
- UrBexer's 44,333 photos, 1,500 members
- Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts - Sweeper Active! 697,692 photos, 35,333 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 194,942 photos, 14,762 members
- Industrial Landscapes 758 photos, 176 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,066,340 photos, 35,379 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,791 photos, 378 members
- Freephotoguides 272 photos, 402 members
- Decayed Gallery 105 photos, 200 members
- Some Urban Decay 17,703 photos, 734 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 191,160 photos, 8,881 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,694 photos, 21,904 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 146,449 photos, 2,665 members
- Wales Photography. 120,091 photos, 3,752 members
- North Weald Redoubt 228 photos, 24 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 107,988 photos, 7,219 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 210,061 photos, 8,998 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,160 photos, 51 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 21,089 photos, 2,861 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,588 photos, 2,472 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ High Quality~Queue -P1/C3 251,046 photos, 31,527 members
- Groombridge Place 229 photos, 30 members
- **Brilliant~Eye~Jewels** INVITED PICS ONLY! P1/C2 181,534 photos, 22,083 members
- *Eye~Jewels* ~ please comment on one 76,639 photos, 3,729 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