Once upon a time, long ago and faraway, there was a world without digital photography, the internet, or flickr.
Self Portrait - Abby Lisa

With their camera, and a roll of film in hand, photographers lived a life of quiet solitude, processing their photos in darkrooms, and.sharing them with their beloved kitty cats.
"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this."

Magically, one day, that world vanished!
Merlin by "King Arthur's Carousel"

Those olden days are but faded memories...
A Postcard from the Edge (in color)

Now flickr unites kindred spirits worldwide...
Things (and people)  I love Thursdays

...In their quest, to take, and share, the perfect photograph!
my new table

If you've found flickr, and bothered to read this profile page, you're likely a kindred spirit. I hope my photographs convey the joy I feel taking them...
"The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble." ~Ellen DeGeneres

And may you live happily ever after on Flickr!
Disney Princesses

About me:
Photographer, Gardener, and Artist. Life takes on another dimension for me through a camera. Photography allows me the opportunity to share the beauty that I see in this world.

Photographer Dorthea Lange said, "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."

Enjoy my "stills" and I wish you a happy, creative, and beautiful life.

You're invited to visit my photography blog at ~
abbylanesphotography.blogspot.com/

And this is my gardening blog ~
simply-flowers.blogspot.com/

Ciao!

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    rita | v says:

    "Abby has been one of my flickr friends for quite a while now, so I thought it's definitely time I wrote her a testimonial :) Her colorful and creative stream was what first caught my eye. Over time, I've seen that her flower pictures are always beautiful and flawless, and anything else she tries with textures or photoshopping always seems to work too! She really knows what she's doing, and the artwork that she produces never disappoints! And now we share a common bond through the All I Need Is A Moment group also :) Even those impromptu shots always turn out so well! Abby, you've become so successful on flickr and it's easy to see why. Keep shooting, I can't wait to see what you capture next!

    < 3 Ree"

    May 17th, 2009

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    The Box Brownie says:

    "Miss Abby Lanes is such an inspiration to so many photographers all accross Flickr. I first ran in to Abbys stream when I joined one of her groups. Not only are her photographs amazing, inspirational, and filled with love, but she is also a fabulous group moderater. I love Abby's groups so much that I think I've joined just about all of them!

    Abby's ability to take photographs that carry a sense of heart in them will never stop inspiring me!

    Thank you Abby Lanes!"

    May 12th, 2009

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    ⊰s ⊱ says:

    " This is a long overdue testimonial I have wanted to write and just now getting to! I came across Abby's photostream one day when I entered one of her groups Whispery White Wednesdays. I clicked on to her photostream and just fell in love with her style and talent for capturing the simple beautiful of life itself in her still life images and gorgeous flower shots. She has a hint of french country flare to some of her images..I just love that!! She is amazingly talented with her processing work and so generous to create and share some fantastic textures. Once you look at her photostream you will surely be as inspired as I was.
    Abby...I look forward to more of your creativity. Keep up the exceptional work. You are a daily inspiration. Thank you!!"

    April 22nd, 2009

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    Melanie {Inspirationszauber} says:

    "Abby has such a great eye for light, colours and tones.
    Her photographs touch my heart, so much that I could sit there and just look at them for hours. Her wonderful creations just reflect how sweet and wonderful she is."

    April 19th, 2009

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    SemiCharmedLife (☯) says:

    "OK - it's about time. Since I have crossed paths with Abby I have seen her talent grow, always adventurous, kind, and funny. And filled with energy about her work. She has many friends and contacts but is always there with a kind word or great observation. Thanks Abby!"

    March 31st, 2009

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    a photo blog of www.adrisbow.com says:

    "Did you ever have a feeling like fate was doing its thing? Well that's how I feel about finding Abby on flickr. A friendly spirit like no other, but it's her amazing talent that keeps you coming back for more. She captures the essence of love and spirit in each photo. And now she is adding another power with textures... WOW work for sure! Thank you and much continued success Abby. You make me miss home even more :)"

    March 28th, 2009

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    jacynthe blaire {slowly catching up} says:

    "Abby is such a wonderful Flickr friend....i so admire her passion in photography and her stream is so fabulous.....i'm so glad that i have been part of her contacts....hihihihihi may you continue doin' such great photos and wish u the best! :D"

    March 21st, 2009

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    MHammon says:

    "Abby's photostream is like sun light into my life! I love visiting and seeing the magic she creates with her amazing photographs. Her post-processing skills are also phenomenal. I love her textures, which she often shares, just because she has such generous heart! I love her and her photography. I could go on and on. She is one of those people that radiate joy to the world and for whom it's always hard to explain into words just how truly wonderful they really are!"

    March 20th, 2009

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    *GloriousNature*bySusanGaryPhotography says:

    "Hey Abby!! Well, this is a long time coming, my dear friend...! I love your sparkling, bubbling, southern-style personality first off..! and I adore your photography...always creative, fresh and innovative..and such a wonderful start to see your lovely smiling face along with gorgeous imagery each day..;-D Abby, you have a special place in my heart here in Flickrland..and I am looking forward to our continued journey and the photographic learning processes we are both getting to develop here too. Thanks for being such a gr8 and faithful friend..!"

    February 25th, 2009

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    Amanda's Weekly Zen says:

    "Abby’s work always makes me smile. I am inspired by her work and I find myself looking forward to her next upload. Fantastic work Abby!"

    January 21st, 2009

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    Stephen B Whatley says:

    "A visit to the site of Abby Lanes is like entering the gates of a magic kingdom ~ which is an appropiate analogy, as Abby, the photographer is a great fan of Disney; vividly evident by her magical captures in Disneyland, CA, and various creative tributes to the legendary animation studio, that sparkle throughout her site.

    Abby's site glitters with positive energy , hope and happiness; and shines with the sunshine of her Southern Californian state home ~ which is what first attracted me to her Flickr site. I just love her wonderful and intriguing shots of Californian flora and fauna ~ she conveys sheer artistry, an acute and sensitive eye for details - amidst poetic atmospheres. She is a great photographer ~ but I would go further to say that her vision and ideas reveal her as a great artist.

    Anyone who is fortunate enough to have Abby visit their site will know that when she leaves a comment, it is like she has gently placed one of her flowers; such sensitive , thoughtful and kind words that she leaves (along with her beautiful smile).

    I feel honoured & touched to call Abby a friend..."Thank you Abby, God bless you!" ~Sincerely, Stephen, London, UK"

    January 11th, 2009

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    daiseedeb says:

    "Abby...your pictures are a delight. You are one of my favorite flickr photographers. I appreciate your talent and friendship so very much! If you ever are down in the dumps...go to Abby's place! She is sure to lift you up! I guess I am trying to say, you just rock sweet Abby! ; )
    dd"

    January 11th, 2009

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    Just Kimberlee says:

    "OMG Abbby... the **sweet* Abby... I'm honoured to be her friend... Believe me, she's one of the sweetest and cutest Flickr friends I've met... From the very begining she was so kind... and her work, or, I like to call it art, is so amazing... Just take a look at her steram and see for yourself... You'll know what Im talking about..."

    January 4th, 2009

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    astanse♥(Angela Stansell) says:

    "Abby has become one of my best Flickr friends. She is so talented and creative in all that she does. You can really see her personality shine through in her photographs. Her photos are all beautiful, warm and welcoming and I always look forward to seeing what she will post next. Abby is always helpful, kind, and comes up with the greatest ideas for our group (My Photographic Memory). I appreciate Abby so much and am so grateful for all that she has done for me........including be a great inspiration. Thank you Abby!!! You are a true treasure!!!!"

    December 4th, 2008

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    Express Monorail says:

    "You don't have to look far into Abby's photostream to see what kind of incredible photographer she is! Everything from beautiful flowers, to amazing Disney details, to fabulous colors, delicious bokeh, natural light and an unbelievable eye for composition, Abby has got it all. And on top of it all she's a great Flickr friend and an all around wonderful soul!

    Keep up the good work Abby, and cheers to one of my favorite Flickr photographers!

    --Joe"

    December 3rd, 2008

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    ₪*ClandryP*₪Anima e Respiro says:

    "What I can say about Abby Lanes?
    First, her photo are absolutely fabulous. Everyone can certify it. Flickr must give her a premium account honoris causa, because she actually deserves it. She gives the possibility of dreaming her beautiful city to me and to anyone who never seen it. She shares her annual card for Disneyland with whole web community. (I saw her disney theme photo before join flickr). I appreciate her description almost as the photos, because I can know more about the subjects.
    So I officially ask Abby to share more Abbyness with us."

    November 13th, 2008

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    floridagull says:

    "I've had the privilege of
    first "meeting" Abby through
    flickr and one of the many
    groups - "Shades of Inspiration".

    Abby is a gentle breeze of
    inspiration! She is kind and
    creative. She is also as bright
    as sunshine - bringing a steady
    stream of genuine warmth and
    enthusiasm through her photography.

    ~ Keep growing and shining, Abby!"

    October 5th, 2008

Name:
Abby Lanes
Joined:
December 2006
Hometown:
I grew up in Newton, North Carolina
Currently:
Los Angeles, CA (The South Bay), USA
I am:
Female and Taken
Occupation:
Wife, Mom, Photographer, Blogger, Artistic Type
Website:
Abby Lanes Photography
Email:
abbylanes [at] yahoo.com