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Thank you for finding me!
A Graphic Designer by profession, my photography is an extension of those skills and something I have a huge passion for.
I started taking photographs on a more serious level (rather than just holiday snaps) back in 2005 when I bought a S5500 Fuji Finepix (Which I still own). I was published several times that year in a national magazine, and went on to claim 3rd place in their photographer of the year competition (altered images category). Spurred on by initial success I upgraded my camera to a modest DSLR, in 2006 I held a successful exhibition and 2008 I attained the first merit level within the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
My images are many and varied, I try not to restrict my subject matter as I love a challenge, and use all manner of processing techniques.
Traveling is my other passion in life. I want to see as much of the world whilst I am still on it. I am lucky enough to have already traveled to so many wonderful places. In 2010 I made a dream a reality and emigrated from the UK to Nova Scotia Canada. You will find many beautiful scenes from around this picturesque Province in my photostream.
Current Camera: Canon 60D
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to view my images and read my ramblings! I appreciate every visitor, invite and comment, although I couldn't possibly make everyone a contact I do try and drop by and visit folk's streams as and when I can.
My work is copyrighted. Please respect this, if you wish to use an image of mine on blogs, websites or for any other project you need my permission, so please contact me. You can now also request to license my images through Getty Images directly from my flickr pages.
Images on the website have been digitally watermarked with ownership and usage information. Digimarc and the Digimarc logo are registered trademarks of Digimarc Corporation. The "Digimarc-Enabled" Web Button is a trademark of Digimarc Corporation, used with permission.
Pease visit my group Beach Hut Elite
Other Groups I am associated with:
Our Memories, Our Times
Free Flickr Flowers
Tropical and Exotic Flora
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 100,587 photos, 7,061 members
- *World Photographers & Photos* 86,185 photos, 5,353 members
- urban explorers 179,017 photos, 7,842 members
- Project Weather 53,798 photos, 17,891 members
- INDUSTRIAL BEAUTY 5,477 photos, 526 members
- ART of Architecture (P1/C1) 1,450 photos, 149 members
- Colorful Building and House Details (no complete structures) 5,426 photos, 438 members
- Pick me! 311 photos, 94 members
- PHOTOGRAPHERS OF CANADA 268,496 photos, 4,575 members
- Texturing the world [Add 1 and Coment 1] 48,336 photos, 1,821 members
- Photographers of Halifax (HRM) 3,421 photos, 91 members
- **The New Masterclass** Level 1 *Admin Invite Only* P1- A3 6,620 photos, 962 members
- casiers à homard - lobster pots 2,511 photos, 876 members
- Autumn Whimsy 4,689 photos, 640 members
- Buoyant - Buoy Images 27,809 photos, 3,009 members
- Multi Colour CrAzY! (post 1 - comment 1) 2,842 photos, 336 members
- Life's a Crop Shoot (Narrow Format) 1,589 photos, 210 members
- Prince Edward Island Travel Pics 983 photos, 135 members
- Best of Cats (Invited Photos only): VOTE NOW! 64,050 photos, 19,706 members
- Abandoned Places and Things 326,254 photos, 12,268 members
- this is Canada-Photo Competition 4,134 photos, 867 members
- New Yorkled State of Mind : Please Post Images with Taste. :-) 6,399 photos, 367 members
- Green Eden 11,830 photos, 1,367 members
- Nova Scotia Travel Pics 2,694 photos, 206 members
- Cafe Elite 61,424 photos, 3,763 members
- Pompeii 7,597 photos, 643 members
- Barcelona + 6,093 photos, 244 members
- Historic Buildings of the World (and other distinct architecture 4,191 photos, 79 members
- Barcelona Experience 18,675 photos, 1,485 members
- Ross Farm Museum Nova Scotia 122 photos, 17 members
- Trash the Dress 7,582 photos, 2,652 members
- Water and Oil Photography 2,208 photos, 664 members
- Portrait Beauty ! 62,832 photos, 4,284 members
- Once was home 28,132 photos, 1,201 members
- Not So Picture Perfect :-) 17,870 photos, 446 members
- Lighthouses of Nova Scotia 680 photos, 126 members
- *~ Rock .. Paper - No Scissors ~* by Admin/Mod Invite 3,110 photos, 958 members
- NOVA Photo 41,415 photos, 2,028 members
- ~*Flickr Pics That *WoW* Us*~ 18,158 photos, 937 members
- Peggy's Cove 1,708 photos, 310 members
- Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2010 Halifax Nova Scotia 106 photos, 17 members
- Scott Kelby's 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk - July 24, 2010 14,730 photos, 3,848 members
- Uncommon Common Art 34 photos, 14 members
- *The Best of Landscape around the world* 1,029 photos, 1,901 members
- Sackville Photography Club 10,624 photos, 213 members
- “Looking Up” Photography 22,527 photos, 1,025 members
- Bokeh and Bokeh (No People)散景世界 82,622 photos, 7,932 members
- Maritime Photographers Canada ~ from aspiring to pro 9,407 photos, 125 members
- The PARAGON APOTHEOSIS COLLECTION *** INVITED IMAGES ONLY *** 974 photos, 198 members
- fishing villages 3,253 photos, 446 members
"What to say about AJ...
Well, firstly she's one of the friendliest Flickrists you're ever likely to meet - someone who really understands how to make a website really feel like a community.
Secondly and perhaps more importantly to the casual viewer sminky_pinky100 is an enormously talented photographer, whose sense of image design, composition and post-processing combine to produce a photostream of the very highest quality - take some time and browse her wonderful work."
16th October, 2009
"A flickr friend for 14 months now, I can't say enough
delightful things about sminky_pinky! Not only is she a wonderful photographer with published works, she is the best flickr friend!
She is always commenting on my stream with kindness and
wonderful invitations to the beautiful groups she is so involved in.
I think my favorite thing though, is that she travels all over the world and takes the most marvelous photos and explains where she is and its history. I get to travel with her from the Atlantic Provinces to Dubai,
and top it off with wonderful visits to the colorful beach huts in Dorset!
Visit her stream, you will be delighted!"
25th September, 2009
Olivier Guetin says:
"Amanda est une artiste Talentueuse.C'est une personne comme on peut en rencontrer rarement dans une vie.Elle est généreuse,fidèle en amitié,une personne vrai.Il suffit de parcourir ses pages pour s'en rendre compte.Merci Amanda :)pour ta gentillesse et toutes ses belles photos."
22nd September, 2009
"AJ is not just an amazing photographer she is an amazing person, with passion, drive and a mean eye for detail. AJ is an amazing flickr friend and i really admire her support.
Every time i see a beach hut shot i think of AJ. :-)"
15th June, 2009
"well I have been on Flickr now for about 2 years and this is the first testimonial I have written..........so either I am a tad lazy or rather impressed with Amanda's stream. I have quite a few contacts but I always look forward to viewing sminxies latest pictures, very vibrant, full of information, always high quality that exude a passion for photography.........she has a rare eye.......well two actually! she can see the picture within the picture and I have to say that is what we are all striving for......... Well done Amanda, for your style, quality, enthusiasm, effort and that other rare gift of inspiration for other photographers."
12th May, 2009
Aleeka dreams says:
"Ok, how do I begin? I have a list of artists I admire on Flickr, with all different styles.... but Sminks is my fave! I love every single image on her stream...and that's the truth.
Her lightly textured landscapes, her beautiful beach huts are all a joy to view. Not only that, she is a wonderful flickr friend.....keep them coming, AJ...don't ever stop!"
9th February, 2009
Ken Yuel says:
"Where to start, well lets see; few photographers will grab your eye the way Sminky does. Technically brilliant in skill level, and with compositions and presentations that stun the viewer Sminky_Pinky100 has a photo stream that is jaw dropping.
Don't take my word though, have a look for your self, you wont be disappointed, and you will soon wonder where all your time has gone, you won't be able to tear your self away, Sminkys images are that good.
I am so pleased to know Amanda and I count her as a dear friend. Now I am going to dive into her photo stream once again....see you in a couple of days....."
2nd January, 2009
"This lady is EXCITED by her work and her vision of the world around her. She has a wonderful eye for a picture and her collections resonate with colour and life. I am inspired, and feel uplifted by the images I have seen here. Please keep it up...I need the fix!II"
4th December, 2008
"Sminks has an amazing and creative eye for not only the great scenes, but for the artistic flare that sets her shots apart from others. She is a great and reliable flickr friend. She is also an undercover operative for the British SAS and, folks, those just aren't run of the mill beach huts she is shooting. I could tell you more, but then ...."
14th November, 2008
Tibby is finally back! says:
"She's an awesome photographer, a great help with my Flickr group (I mean she really invited half the pictures, she's that amazing!), and a wonderful person overall. I'm always looking forward to more of her beautiful pictures & am happy to count her as a Flickr friend! :) Thanks for everything Smink!"
6th August, 2008
"Phlower Fotos can really annoy me...I KNOW flowers are beautiful things! SP's flower photos are quite different to many, as she manages to extract her personal graphic images from the raw material a flower provides....so....
I have found someone who takes photographs using flowers......
That I REALLY like!!
....and the flower photos too of course! :))"
18th July, 2008
"I love my stinky friend! Aside from being a FABULOUS photographer, sminky pinky is a fantastic Flickr friend and chat-buddy. Give her a camera and a flower, and you'll get a masterpiece ;-)"
14th July, 2008
Marcel 2012 says:
"Suffice to say that if "sminky" comments favourably on one of my shots, it makes my day ! I love going to her photostream and just wallowing in the sheer quality and creativity of her shots.
Her wonderful photographs have helped me to add ways to "freshen up" my own work and are a constant source of inspiration. Keep 'em coming Sminky !"
4th July, 2008
"You my dear are by far the number one non professional photographer on Flickr!
As far as the professionals go, you are at the top with the best of them!
In a little over three months you have amassed an absolutely stunning display of an eclectic, diverse portfolio that no one can ever deny as being a brilliant gift to the world!!!!!!!
Some days A.J. outshines the sun!!
I thank you for being a part of my life!!!"
2nd July, 2008
"I have enjoyed seeing her work every day. It is evident that she sees the world differently due to her profession. It is more than just an interest in a different perspective that interests me in her work. It's the skill she uses to compose a simple shot that looks so artistic. I appreciate contacts that can teach me how to use my camera in ways I never thought of. Sminky_Pinky100 has done that for me and I'm grateful."
15th June, 2008
"Just to say thankyou for your recent attentions, and am enjoying your photos. Bournemouth, London and Canada are familiar to me, but little else. Maybe flower macros and grass cutting will do."
17th May, 2008
"Sminky Pinky is a lass that I have come to think very fondly of, in the last few months. Not only are her photos out of this world, but she has been my partner in crime in getting two relatively successful new groups off the ground.
The number of images that have made it into Explore in the last few months are a great indication that her photos are just amazing. From fabulous flowers, to luscious landscapes, this girl has it all!
Please make sure you take a look at her photostream, and show her some love!
Love your work Smink!!"
6th June, 2008
"I've never written a testimonial before. I've also never been a huge fan of macro flower photos. Sminky has made a convert of me. Her macro shots are consistently surprising. They really are a view into another world. She never ceases to impress me with her artistic eye. Plus, she's a great contact who is quite generous with her positive feedback. Sminky, thanks for sharing your wonderful work!"
6th June, 2008
- Amanda White
- March 2008
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Graphic Designer
- Digital Expressions