I started taking almost daily photos in October, 2006. l usually take nature shots--close-ups of plants and animals or views of the sky. The shots I take are, frequently, scenes I would have, in the past, pointed out to a companion. The joy is that, now, I can keep those views & share them with a broader community! My photos are usually not altered, except by cropping & slight balance adjustments. Most of my photos have an 800 x 600 ratio, to make them convenient to use as computer wallpaper. I love the contact that flickr gives me with people around the world & the opportunity to see the great art photos they produce! If you notice similaries between my photostream and cyberastrofolkie's, it's because we, sometimes, go on photo jaunts together.
From October, 2006 through January, 2009, the camera I used was an Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom--a light-weight point & shoot digital camera with 4 mp & 10X zoom. At the beginning of May, 2007, I started using the macro setting on my camera. This opened a whole new world of beauty to me. At the end of January, 2009, I purchased an Olympus SP-570 UZ--a more powerful point & shoot with 10 mp & 20X zoom. Unfortunately, I didn't find it to be a helpful change for me. Instead, I opted to buy a 1.7x teleconversion lens for my original camera, which gives me a bit more "reach." I find that I am more interested in making the most of the composition & art aspect of my shots, rather than seeing how closely I can image my subject. Thanks to all my flickr contacts for your friendship & the joy your photos bring me!
In September, 2011, I took early retirement from education & am spending more time on photography. There has been some interest in my photography--website, magazine, book, & corporate. It's satisfying to realize that others enjoy what I do. I present my photos under the name B. Bowen Carr Images, in honor of my dad.
May 20, 2013 was a sad day for me, when flickr forced its members to accept justified format for our pages. It is visually overwhelming & makes me feel nauseated. It has stolen the joy I took in viewing my photos & those of my friends.
Photos of mudder_bbc (8)
- ~ Wonderful World of Wildlife ~ 13,273 photos, 1,702 members
- Views: 10000 4,879 photos, 3,222 members
- Yahoo News: Your Photos 7,160 photos, 1,359 members
- Mailboxes, etc. 4,495 photos, 1,209 members
- Adirondacks 10,079 photos, 1,046 members
- Warren County, New York 251 photos, 30 members
- Raccoons Skunks & Squirrels 3,412 photos, 437 members
- Connecticut 21,486 photos, 839 members
- Life Through My Viewfinder 99,359 photos, 2,545 members
- V8000 198 photos, 132 members
- V7000 270 photos, 129 members
- Take my insects--Please! 3,264 photos, 88 members
- Post, Letter & Mail Boxes 13,323 photos, 1,713 members
- V6000 314 photos, 150 members
- Views: 5000 8,835 photos, 3,971 members
- Views: 4000 4,394 photos, 3,063 members
- Statues and Sculptures. 274,342 photos, 20,309 members
- * "For the Love of Alpacas" 1,251 photos, 202 members
- MY Llama Your Llama Or even a Alpaca 1,266 photos, 193 members
- Green Acres is the place to be. Farm Animals of all kinds 5,049 photos, 238 members
- Recipes to Share 34,138 photos, 13,470 members
- Views: 3000 7,661 photos, 3,822 members
- Squirrels Gone Wild! 14,859 photos, 1,519 members
- Lighthouses of the World 65,499 photos, 10,621 members
- LIGHTHOUSE LOVERS 101,177 photos, 17,062 members
- Now That's Sky 90,740 photos, 6,738 members
- Skyscape 33,467 photos, 2,111 members
- Sundogs, halos,sun pillars,atmospheric optics........PLEASE READ 6,375 photos, 1,242 members
- If The Animals Could Talk... 951 photos, 108 members
- Parks, Arboretums, Botanical Gardens 106,885 photos, 4,984 members
- Views: 2000 19,798 photos, 6,174 members
- Alpacas 4,023 photos, 673 members
- Woodpeckers 8,788 photos, 1,265 members
- It's the Composition, Flickr 41,136 photos, 1,532 members
- Columbia County, New York 1,621 photos, 84 members
- Memories: Capturing Experiences 61,658 photos, 523 members
- Birdshare 177,193 photos, 4,142 members
- Thomisidae 528 photos, 41 members
- Ambush Bugs (subfamily Phymatinae) 386 photos, 36 members
- Views: 1000 40,721 photos, 11,583 members
- golancasterpa 2,692 photos, 79 members
- quilts and quilting 57,751 photos, 4,924 members
- Black Squirrel 245 photos, 52 members
- Views: 900 15,981 photos, 6,435 members
- Squirrel Photography 24,690 photos, 4,281 members
- PERSONAL BEST - Preserving Meaningful Moments 297,994 photos, 11,617 members
- Views: 800 20,547 photos, 7,227 members
- Backyard Bird Feeders 4,839 photos, 263 members
- Ice is nice! 44,113 photos, 7,097 members
- Views: 700 26,752 photos, 7,807 members
"Barbara is one of the nicest people I know. A true kindred spirit!"
16th April, 2007
R. Aoki says:
"Well, Barbara is one of my friends that I made here on Flickr.
It's been such a short time since we got acquainted, but it was enough for us to have admiration and respect for each other.
I haven't met her yet, but who knows if someday we could do it!
Thank you for all your kindness, surely you're a great person, a great friend!
20th March, 2007
- B. Bowen Carr
- October 2006
- New York State, USA
- I am:
- Female and Single
- Retired educator
- View my DNA