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) 10,895 photos, 1,697 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 3,308 photos, 135 members
- The Pinnacle Challenge Group - K Challenge Winners! 7,743 photos, 877 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,524 photos, 570 members
- Countryfile 246,636 photos, 3,784 members
- All what you like!!!! 11,060 photos, 775 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 27,814 photos, 2,559 members
- Fflicr 3,889 photos, 88 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 1,566 photos, 67 members
- Super Shots - Only Invited Photos - Nominate Now 257,252 photos, 40,557 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 19,088 photos, 1,531 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 428,691 photos, 102,830 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 271 photos, 64 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 942 photos, 385 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III Group 622,705 photos, 23,770 members
- GhostWorks - #90 Winners Named+Challenges Open! 12,481 photos, 1,227 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 3,461 photos, 110 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 28,319 photos, 4,807 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a5) 493,630 photos, 45,089 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 328,032 photos, 10,722 members
- Middle Earth 8,888 photos, 857 members
- Asylums for the Insane 20,170 photos, 1,696 members
- 28 Days Later 87,543 photos, 2,832 members
- Photography Institute Course 1,716 photos, 885 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 193,784 photos, 21,961 members
- S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink - Post 1 & Give 3 Super Hearts 68,005 photos, 10,203 members
- UrBexer's 46,698 photos, 1,533 members
- Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts - Sweeper Active! 700,239 photos, 35,278 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 197,085 photos, 14,820 members
- Industrial Landscapes 758 photos, 176 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,083,688 photos, 35,579 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,787 photos, 376 members
- Freephotoguides 275 photos, 398 members
- Decayed Gallery 105 photos, 204 members
- Some Urban Decay 19,136 photos, 749 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 200,113 photos, 9,107 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,250 photos, 21,973 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 152,521 photos, 2,697 members
- Wales Photography. 125,833 photos, 3,819 members
- North Weald Redoubt 228 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 111,720 photos, 7,348 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 220,041 photos, 9,205 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,185 photos, 53 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,988 photos, 2,850 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,595 photos, 2,459 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ High Quality~Queue -P1/C3 253,040 photos, 31,566 members
- Groombridge Place 229 photos, 30 members
- **Brilliant~Eye~Jewels** INVITED PICS ONLY! P1/C2 182,297 photos, 22,030 members
- *Eye~Jewels* ~ please comment on one 76,517 photos, 3,725 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