more ramblings on other subjects can be found on my blog : (available but not updated)
Urban Theatre of The Absurd Observations analeesmith.blogspot.com/
view images on flickr hive mind fiveprime.org/hivemind/User/ana_lee_smith
Thanks for your visit. Any comments & critque are most welcome & appreciated.
Many thanks to Ozlem, CKM, Mezarc, Tonya, Sandy, Nisha, Deanna, Thomy, Andre, Kathy, Kai, Julio, Ronaldo, Petra & Ashley for the generous testimonials they've written.
I ask respect for my copyright. If you wish to use any of the images found in this flickr photostream , please contact me by flickrmail or at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
all my sets are in the same format...... the most recent post is always at the top,
"The only thing I want is to capture a fraction of a second of reality"
"It's not about depth of field, it's about depth of feeling" (Peter Adams)
- Candid in Canada 3,917 photos, 359 members
- Shoot the Street 566,944 photos, 9,274 members
- MOUNTAIN 183,130 photos, 13,023 members
- Blog-it 16,752 photos, 720 members
- MONUMENT 67,098 photos, 2,318 members
- Photographes Tunisiens 155 photos, 62 members
- PORTRAITS *** 427,028 photos, 17,793 members
- Vivian Maiers style 62,143 photos, 1,688 members
- China Uncut and Unrated 64,253 photos, 2,860 members
- Top 20 Great Wall Pics - 长城 28 photos, 169 members
- Magnifique Paris 4,552 photos, 153 members
- Tyrone Power: Not Just A Pretty Face 358 photos, 152 members
- Famous graves and tombs 5,268 photos, 279 members
- * 99+ favorites 25,637 photos, 1,204 members
- Toronto Exposure 18,171 photos, 609 members
- Rethink Toronto 11,049 photos, 344 members
- Urban Toronto 44,386 photos, 1,141 members
- Cimetière du Père Lachaise 10,516 photos, 540 members
- Paris Cemeteries 10,373 photos, 427 members
- Cimetière du Père-Lachaise 7,245 photos, 635 members
- Paris J'adore 5,234 photos, 164 members
- ART ON FLICKR 13,032 photos, 192 members
- Rodin and his protégés 1,586 photos, 402 members
- Rodin Museum 349 photos, 65 members
- Working Class Heros 4,254 photos, 972 members
- PARIS - ROMANTIC CITY 100,648 photos, 10,165 members
- ! Images for the Little Prince 46,253 photos, 3,378 members
- Church Interiors 198,127 photos, 11,962 members
- I know where you are 110,926 photos, 5,325 members
- Grace Cathedral 296 photos, 62 members
- Tunisia - ** BEST ** 1,915 photos, 375 members
- All Photos from Tunisia 12,403 photos, 554 members
- O céu de Brasília / Brasília's Sky 3,609 photos, 427 members
- Brasil/Brazil 409,272 photos, 13,318 members
- The Power Of Colors 53,728 photos, 1,438 members
- Archaeology Travel Photos 51,905 photos, 2,504 members
- Photo News Canada Gallery 139,585 photos, 4,239 members
- portraits in black & white 41,319 photos, 2,747 members
- Tunisia 26,225 photos, 1,710 members
- Bold Street (Liverpool) 768 photos, 170 members
- Vatican City - The Holy See - Santa Sede 15,067 photos, 2,402 members
- The ArchiteKt / Admin Invite 3,154 photos, 136 members
- London Streets 140,107 photos, 12,528 members
- Cemetery UK (not churchyards) 23,703 photos, 714 members
- Highgate Cemetery 3,187 photos, 366 members
- Only Invite / Only on Explore 31,077 photos, 1,207 members
- Citing Beatles Songs 695 photos, 165 members
- iPiccy - The Official Group 20,435 photos, 802 members
- Written Pages 6,649 photos, 201 members
- Sony Alpha Kids 109 photos, 9 members
"Ana is w/o a doubt one of my all-time fave
FLICKR buddies. She captures the human
spirit as well as anyone I've seen. And is
just tops at candid photography, which also
is not one of my fortés. Thank you so much
for sharing your life's journey with us . . ."
November 25th, 2012
Ana is one of the sweetest friend on Flickr. She is an
excellent photographer and a great journalist. She has such
a variety of subjects and a unique style and touch .
If you go through her photos stream - that I heartily
recommend. - you will see treasures of the world –from her trips—and
you will see also the poor people from the streets and their
She doesn’t only show us the beauty of life but also the
cruel reality we often pass by, sometimes
indifferent…..sometimes helpless…all these makes a
special and unique photos stream….
She is also a special and caring person. She is always
there to encourage others with her lovely words.
Thank you dear Ana for your awesome photos and for your
friendship. Love you."
January 4th, 2010
Tomorrow this year of 2009 will be living its last day and before this happens I want to write some words to you, dear Ana.
I wonder HOW a brazilian can do that in an acceptable way, as the poor vocabulary is not much helpful in such a moment.
Someone like you makes a difference in one´s life, my dear friend and you are a true inspiration to me, especially because of this "enormous heart" you carry inside of you. Each one of your postings, your words, the way you refer to people you get in touch with, your caring thoughts about them turn your stream into a very special place to be and I am so glad to have found it in this vast flickrworld.
I admire your attitude towards others and your "presence" by facing adversity in this world. Likewise, I admire your incredible sense of humour and your special "ways" to connect to people, including myself.
You are a great human and I compliment you for it, Ana...as well as I thank you for it!!!
Best wishes for a fantastic 2010!!!
Warmest brazilian hug,
December 30th, 2009
Ronaldo F Cabuhat says:
"Ana's stream is one of my favorites. WIth her already interesting photographs her feature stories are fascinating and edifying.
Her photostrem is actually an awesome blogspot itself.
Who needs a website to write and publish worthy stories?
Keep on shooting and writing. We love you!
March 5th, 2009
"Ana es irrepetible, sus ojos son una ventana al mundo que comparte con sus fotos. Nos muestra los detalles, la libertad y la calidez humana en cada una de sus obras. Sus comentarios son siempre positivos, cálidos e inteligentes. Son como los de alguien que forma parte de mi familia. Ana es de esas personas que cuando se ausenta, la extrañas por que hace falta, por que se da a querer........ por que es un ser humano maravilloso
Es un privilegio ser su amigo."
October 29th, 2008
"Ana Lee Smith ...
can be described
with the following words.
Besides having so many
Explored pictures her
and the pictures from
Turkey are really amazing!
She has definitely eye
for photography and
the passion that is not so
hard to tell! Just look at
her shots and you will
find out for yourself.
Now, I consider myself
privileged to be in her
list so when she see my
pictures, she leaves
the most genuine comments
that I enjoy so much to read.
If she really loves my
pictures with no hesitation
she faves them and shows
me honestly she loves
what she see!
Wishing all the best
for the rest of her life
Greetings from New York City"
August 9th, 2008
"It's difficult to put in words the work of Ana. Thoughtful is one of the strongest words that comes to mind. Purposeful is another. And yet another is deep. Each photo she takes is a masterpiece that is careful thought out and has a sense of purpose way beyond the obvious. One can't just glimpse at her photos, one needs to take their time and really *know* each one and read the little stories that go with them to get the true essence of them. For me her images burn into my mind a lasting impression. This is rare with so many photos on Flckr.
Knowing Ana has been an honor and a true pleasure, as an artist and a friend. She is alive, thoughtful and caring... Her thoughtful comments are very much appreciated as well."
March 23rd, 2008
"Ana Lee is one of the most competent and intelligent photographers I know. Her work is inspiring and each post is a pleasant surprise. The power of her photographic vision crosses the imaginary, with powerful and memorable compositions. Full of charisma, information and beauty. Her images are provocative...!
In addition to all this, she is loyal & affectionate friend. An honour to have her as friend and I appreciate the friendship with a specal and unique person as Ana Lee.
Her comments are always intelligent and relevant . She always looks to evaluate what the image sells, trying to see in addition is being shown. She has a special vision... a talent.
Bravíssimo, Ana! Abraços, querida!
March 19th, 2008
familiar harbor says:
"well for an amatuer photographer my testimonial maybe wont count ! but i shall say ana is a really gifted person .. she has amazing perspectives and a woman with creativity .. later ana .. and i hope ull continue ur magnifcent work (Y)"
March 7th, 2008
I have so many lovely Flickr friends,
I have seen so many wonderful shots,
I have read plenty of lovely comments,
But I am sure that no one have ALL these qualifications at the same time except you….
Thanks for caring, thanks for being a true friend
Your stream is so interesting, full of magic touch, plenty of adorable explanations, and above all you have spread your spectacular words while commenting.
I feel lucky for knowing you!
Pierre Thomas (Thomy)"
March 7th, 2008
"Ana is a very caring and thoughtful person whom I am very lucky to have met on Flickr. She's always there giving a thumbs up and advice when needed, and very supportive to others photos. She is a wonderful photographer and an inspiration. She brings out a hidden beauty in each of her wonderful photos...and behind each photo, a story is told. I am extremely fortunate to call Ana a friend. Thank you, Ana, and look forward to seeing more of your great photos!"
February 18th, 2008
"Ana is one of the finest photographers and good friends that i have on flickr. Its a treat to browse through her fabulous photostream. She is an excellent source of support and encouragement. Thanks for being a wonderful flickr friend Ana. I really appreciate it
February 11th, 2008
sandy in seattle says:
"Ana doesn't make it easy to peel through the multi layers of fabulous images that she adds to her Flickr site each week ... She hasn't put her photographs into sets (so far) ... You either have to catch them as they come across your contact page if you are fortunate enough to have her as a contact ,,, or dig through her photo stream ... or find things listed under her tags ...
Which ever way you choose, you will be rewarded with beautiful photographs that make her home city of Toronto come alive ... She has captured the skyscrapers ... St. James Cathedral .. the beauty of Lake Ontario and the Toronto harbor ... snippets of street scenes ... street performers at the Toronto Busker Fest ...
You will also discover another world if you visit her photographs taken in her travels to Turkey. She has captured the colors and people and places just as beautifully as she has her home in Toronto ... In Turkey, you are treated to scenes of life along the Bosporus River in Istanbul to pottery making in Avanos Cappadocia to the people living in Goreme Turkey ... You are never bored when you visit her site ... she might even surprise you with a beautiful image of a flower here and there along the way ...
The most recent revelation was to learn that Ana had a life in front of the camera as a model in the '60's before she began taking photographs seriously herself ... It has been a joy and pleasure meeting Ana on Flickr and seeing her world through the lens of her camera ... I am thankful that I can call Ana not just a Flickr contact but a friend as well"
January 15th, 2008
♥ Hazed ♥ says:
"I am fortunate to have met Ana here on Flicr. She is a wonderful photographer and very creative. She has something for everyone on her photostream to enjoy. She seems like a wonderful person and her artistic work comes straight from her heart!"
November 30th, 2007
mezarc da diva says:
"When I got into Flickr, I mostly wanted to learn new tricks and draw inspiration from people who are into photography. Gladly, I met some really really talented Flickroos that I find inspirational - and that includes Ana. No doubt that Ana is a very good photographer and she's improving day by day - but the one thing that I most like about her is that I feel the heart and soul in her pictures. Now that's what I can say inspirational."
November 5th, 2007
"I am very fortunate to get to know Ana through flickr. She's an artist, she've got some creative photos which i really like!It's amazing to see her photography skills improve on a daily basis. she just wonderful and righteous person, she is always so generous about others photos. I am very grateful for our friendship. Best of luck to you on your future photographic endeavours and thank you for sharing your photos with us here on flickr."
September 17th, 2007
"Ana is highly talented & all her works are mater piece of art by itself. Also she has a good eye for colors and textures.
I am totally impressed.
Keep up the good work, Dear Ana :-)!!!
PS: She seems to be a very kind and righteous soul."
September 4th, 2007
- March 2007
- Toronto, Canada
- I am:
- pretending to be other people in imaginary circumstances :)