The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. (George Eliot)
My interest in photography is a revival of a past interest really. Work and family took over and I hadn't used a camera for years. Digital cameras are wonderful.
I started by using my husband's old Olympus, then kept 'borrowing' his Konika Minolta Dynax 5D. Earlier this year I bought a CanonEOS350D that I am slowly getting used to. I have upgraded a while ago to a Canon EOS 40D and am now craving a Canon 5D Mk II with shedloads of L lenses.
I don't think that I could say what are my favourite kinds of photos. I do like conventionally nice pics, but also like the abstract and different ones too. Mostly I like what I like in a pic.
Flickr has been a wonderful way of learning and modifying what I do with the camera, have learnt a lot through using it.
Thanks again for such a great site, and for all the work that people put in looking after the many groups.
It seems traditional to have a Photoblog these days, so here is my attempt at one Photoblog
Follow me on Twitter
And a list of Welsh Photographers I have started compiling to follow on Twitter
Anyone interested in prints of any of the images can look here at my website
or at Photobox
or contact me via Flickr Mail.
abstract_effects' flickr score: 2690
Photos of abstract_effects (1)
- Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Padarn & surrounding areas 796 photos, 102 members
- Anglesey Mini Meets 175 photos, 14 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 14,519 photos, 2,325 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 3,728 photos, 138 members
- The Pinnacle Challenge Group - Closing 7,894 photos, 895 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,634 photos, 560 members
- Countryfile 332,056 photos, 4,650 members
- All what you like!!!! 13,073 photos, 918 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 37,879 photos, 3,294 members
- Fflicr 5,440 photos, 108 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 2,114 photos, 90 members
- Super Shots - Only Invited Photos - Nominate Now 257,853 photos, 40,235 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 18,837 photos, 1,522 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 418,907 photos, 106,124 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 266 photos, 60 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 983 photos, 382 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III Group 734,659 photos, 25,353 members
- GhostWorks - Challenge 100 + Dictionary Challenge Open Now 12,205 photos, 1,229 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 4,352 photos, 114 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 31,873 photos, 4,786 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a5) 535,757 photos, 45,905 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 375,049 photos, 11,558 members
- Middle Earth 9,715 photos, 885 members
- Asylums for the Insane 21,728 photos, 1,752 members
- 28 Days Later 112,698 photos, 3,186 members
- Photography Institute Course 2,157 photos, 1,048 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 200,052 photos, 21,709 members
- CLOSED! S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink Hearts 65,769 photos, 10,001 members
- UrBexer's 60,491 photos, 1,859 members
- CLOSED Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts 690,195 photos, 35,074 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 204,106 photos, 14,994 members
- Industrial Landscapes 755 photos, 174 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) Watch out! Sweeper about! 1,141,017 photos, 36,015 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,772 photos, 374 members
- Freephotoguides 286 photos, 392 members
- Decayed Gallery 100 photos, 245 members
- Some Urban Decay 23,522 photos, 817 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 235,227 photos, 10,266 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,790 photos, 21,607 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 172,286 photos, 2,953 members
- Wales Photography. 153,774 photos, 4,225 members
- North Weald Redoubt 221 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 117,213 photos, 7,825 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 261,330 photos, 10,369 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,317 photos, 62 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,428 photos, 2,808 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,432 photos, 2,429 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ Queue ~ No People 264,337 photos, 31,930 members
- Groombridge Place 229 photos, 32 members
- **Brilliant~Eye~Jewels** INVITED PICS ONLY! P1/C2 185,375 photos, 21,892 members
Brian The Euphonium says:
"Abstract_effects' photostream is inspirational and we can all learn from it. She obviously has an incredible natural talent and I always enjoy looking at her work."
October 10th, 2007
"I collect people carefully.
The group is small.
Every member is unique.
Except for one thing.
They are all truly exceptional photographs.
Your work tutors me.
Your art leads me.
Your vision inspires me.
Thank you for doing what you do.
"The sisters of St. Cathode ask that you cover yourself with filaments and take pains to make yourself fully incandescent this evening""
August 10th, 2007
"Abstract Effects photos are simple yet they display power and a certain command of authority. The shots will really relax your tired body whenever you're looking at them. Keep it up"
March 29th, 2007
V a n e s a says:
"Day by day I find out new wonderful shot in your photostream.
You make an excellent work full of art and sensibility.
You take great photos of landscape.
Thank you very much for sharing all your amazing and beautiful work.
(Excuse my english, I'm spanish)"
January 19th, 2007
Phil Bradley says:
"Abstract_effects is, quite simply, an excellent photographer. She has a fantastic view for a great shot, the patience to try different things, the imagination to explore and is gaining in technical ability all the time.
She's also very helpful to other people as well, and gives freely of her time.
All of her photographs are good - even the ones that she doesn't think much of! Many of them are works that professionals would be proud of. Fantastic stuff."
October 5th, 2006
- July 2005
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Marian Jones