My first shot on Explore - it's still very special to me. And, with all the photoshop stuff I've learned since this shot, there's not a thing I'd change. Just goes to show. PS ain't everything.
This image from Coloma, California won 3rd Price in Costco's 2008 International Photo Competition (with 21,000 entries):
This shot won me four tickets to a sunset cruise on the San Francisco Bay with the Red & White Fleet:
My shot from Bodie made the 2011 Bodie calendar - I'm honored:
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Hot Flash Photography
Copper Canyon, Mexico
I guess it's time I update my info as it's been years since I started on flickr. When it comes to photography I have three loves: nature, landscape, and HDR and sometimes the three do meet. However, I do not turn my birds into HDR, wouldn't dream of it. The birds and animals are sacred when it comes to that, tempting though it might be :-).
I dream photography, I read photography, I study everything in sight just to get better and understand the process. My camera goes where I go, and I spend hours in front of my computer studying the masters and try to learn from the many wonderful photographers who chose to share their knowledge for which I'm eternally grateful. Thank you so much for dropping by and for leaving me a note. I am very bad at reciprocating as there are other priorities in my life, like keeping my husband happy, but I do appreciate any feedback I get.
Today (August 27, 2008) I read the most enlightened and inspirational blog entry about photography. If you read this please check out www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/archives/1889
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Photos of Hot Flash Photography (5)
- Birding World 11,506 photos, 447 members
- The Monthly Bird Photo Contest 3,124 photos, 151 members
- Wild Birds of North America 12,909 photos, 327 members
- Birding at Home 4,157 photos, 157 members
- Triggertrap 1,203 photos, 1,139 members
- Granada 78,125 photos, 3,800 members
- Shape Collage 760 photos, 1,065 members
- Auburn California 61 photos, 12 members
- Canon EOS 7D Users Group 172,857 photos, 5,178 members
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 184,212 photos, 10,045 members
- Canon EOS 7D Owners 314,382 photos, 8,960 members
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM 88,766 photos, 6,623 members
- Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC / Fish-eye fan 23,029 photos, 2,409 members
- ~Passage to Beauty~ High Quality Photography 2014 Pt 1/Ct 2 23,334 photos, 1,408 members
- SNS-HDR 2,102 photos, 147 members
- HDR One Magazine 34,861 photos, 1,366 members
- Gadling 32,490 photos, 1,724 members
- Croporamas 949 photos, 271 members
- Northern California Photographers 77,334 photos, 2,020 members
- Stuck On Earth Community 92,387 photos, 5,868 members
- HDR 881,866 photos, 89,436 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 2,424 photos, 1,738 members
- The California Missions- Spanish Influence 130 photos, 5 members
- Places I Have Been 106 photos, 23 members
- Rural American West 31,276 photos, 842 members
- CITRIT,Best of yours! / Invited shots only/comment 2 / 290,420 photos, 29,325 members
- Sevilla 38,374 photos, 2,840 members
- Cordoba 4,180 photos, 356 members
- " Málaga Sun Coast.. " 5,771 photos, 381 members
- For Garnite! 533 photos, 138 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 22,627 photos, 2,115 members
- BorrowLenses.com 3,237 photos, 534 members
- SF Bay Area Photography Group 115 photos, 14 members
- iHDR 2,406 photos, 208 members
- Beautiful California 94,527 photos, 3,075 members
- San Francisco 229,626 photos, 13,896 members
- California HDR 1,794 photos, 142 members
- Canon 7D Digital SLR 354,594 photos, 10,030 members
- in loving memory of imapix 133 photos, 153 members
- Photomatix 403,557 photos, 19,509 members
- Lightroom Competition 95 photos, 76 members
- The Nature Conservancy 608,479 photos, 35,140 members
- Adobe Photowalk 535 photos, 114 members
- TIO's "Seal of Approval" (Invited Images Only) 8,288 photos, 829 members
- Super Shots - Only Invited Photos - Nominate Now 257,172 photos, 40,554 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 298,438 photos, 39,397 members
- San Francisco's Mission District Photo Walk 709 photos, 80 members
- Elite Photography (Post 1 Award 2 Fave 1) 122,463 photos, 6,000 members
- Jotbe's Group (INVITE ONLY !!!!!) -Give 2 Awards 37,564 photos, 3,295 members
- FlickrOffline - Meetups / Events / Group Projects 95 photos, 87 members
Kris Kros says:
"Marianne is one of my favorite friends on flickr. I just love her devotion and dedication to her art and photography."
19th November, 2009
"Marianne is a role model for me. A lady, a great woman, an excellent photographer....She is a winner, when is facing a difficulty she goes to fight, she seeks the victory with faith and energy. Your attitude facing a sickness in her family is great, an example for us. I feel in Marianne a truly friend and it's an honour to have her friendship, a pleasure to see her photos, EXCELLENT photos, where the versatility is her trademark. Marianne has fabulous landscapes... and great macros, so nice bird! Talented girl! One inspiration on Flickr, a lighting mind and a lovely friend. Let's be frank, she is an intelligent brain sharing her photos on Flickr. She is a happy person and I just love my dear Marianne. One day I will go to California, so I will meet this great photographer. Now, a lot of hugs my lady!
Helena, June 18th, 2009."
19th June, 2009
"My good friend , fine friend for long. Marianne you are among the people I hold in high regard. One for your work. Your knack of capturing the antics of the birds is second to none - I just gape at them. Variety is the essence on your stream my dear. Two for your friendship. Thanks for your visits and inspiring comments"
15th May, 2009
Gypsy Flores Photography says:
"Not only is she one fantastic person who is absolutely one of the most fun and informative people to go on a photo safari with; but her photography is some of the best around--ANYWHERE. She deserves every award that she wins for it as she is not only very talented but very passionate and hard-working. She is one of my inspirations and when I grow up I want to be like her."
4th January, 2009
"Marianne is one of the most amazing photographers I've gotten to know on Flickr. I've watched her work grow, change, and evolve over time and every time I think she's posted her best work yet, she blows me away with another masterpiece of nature. Please take the time to browse her photostream; you won't be disappointed. On a more personal note, I find her warm, friendly, and forever helpful. I'm truly lucky to call her friend."
22nd October, 2008
Fraggle Red says:
"Marianne is an outstanding photographer and artist. No matter what her subject, be it wildlife, landscapes or cityscapes, she puts her own imprint on these, making them even more interesting and eye-catching. She has her own unique style of processing her images which just leaves me speechless and in awe. Words really can’t do her work justice; if you know her you know what I mean, if you shouldn’t have seen her work, I urge you to go and have a look NOW. I promise you, you won’t regret it and you will be coming back. I certainly can’t wait to see more of your wonderful work, Marianne. Thanks you for sharing it with us all."
30th August, 2008
"Marianne is a photographer that keeps amazing me with her wide variety of subjects. She always knows how to grab my attention with those great quality photos. They are very refreshing."
18th August, 2008
It has been a year of knowing you and enjoying your work here at Flickr.
You can create a landscape to blow our imagination,
you can capture a flower that melts the hearts,
and you can give us the wildlife with creativity.
It’s has certainly been my pleasure dear friend !"
14th November, 2007
A Sutanto says:
"I took had the pleasure of meeting Marianne in person. I truly admire her talents in making great capture as well as processing and editing her images into a one of a kind master piece. I can honestly say I have been and will continue to be inspired by her work."
22nd October, 2007
Christopher Chan says:
"I recently had the pleasure of meeting in person, this wonderful San Francisco-based photographer, even though I lived half way around the world in Sydney. Marianne's infectious enthusiasm for photography and her bright outlook makes her an ideal photo buddy and friend. Not to mention the fact that she is an extremely talented photographer."
2nd October, 2007
"Marianne is a very talented photographer. Wether her subject be a street musician in the city or a bird on a nieghbours roof, she has an uncanny ability of capturing thier mood and character. Her post prossesing is remarkable and floral shots superb. I am very glad to have met her as a photographer and contact. Thanks Marianne, your a pleasure : )"
26th December, 2006
- May 2005
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- I am:
- Female and Taken