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)

Menai Bridge

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

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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

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or at Photobox

or contact me via Flickr Mail.

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    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

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    "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

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    Raymond Lee Lomibao Quijano says:

    "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

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    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

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    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
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Marian Jones