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)
- CHURCHES 2 26,142 photos, 827 members
- A RAMBLING WORLD 17,434 photos, 1,443 members
- Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Padarn & surrounding areas 1,664 photos, 125 members
- Anglesey Mini Meets 176 photos, 12 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 18,473 photos, 3,490 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 4,252 photos, 137 members
- The Pinnacle - Closed - Thank you for the good times 7,834 photos, 875 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,679 photos, 564 members
- Countryfile 495,219 photos, 5,902 members
- All what you like!!!! 14,668 photos, 981 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 67,471 photos, 5,515 members
- Fflicr 8,325 photos, 135 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 3,516 photos, 131 members
- Super Shots - Post 1 - Award 2 273,272 photos, 40,543 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 18,887 photos, 1,532 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 410,360 photos, 105,693 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 266 photos, 58 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 1,105 photos, 385 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Mark III & Mark IV Group 852,601 photos, 26,857 members
- GhostWorks - Challenge 110 Open 12,402 photos, 1,228 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 5,107 photos, 126 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 36,241 photos, 4,850 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a3) 590,310 photos, 46,798 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 441,031 photos, 12,692 members
- Middle Earth 10,307 photos, 912 members
- Asylums for the Insane 24,465 photos, 1,825 members
- 28 Days Later 144,910 photos, 3,499 members
- Photography Institute Course 2,941 photos, 1,141 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 206,487 photos, 21,805 members
- CLOSED! S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink Hearts 63,896 photos, 9,700 members
- urbexers 86,851 photos, 2,292 members
- CLOSED Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts 671,356 photos, 34,444 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 215,410 photos, 15,190 members
- Industrial Landscapes 753 photos, 169 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,206,796 photos, 36,593 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,737 photos, 366 members
- Freephotoguides 284 photos, 389 members
- Decayed Gallery 100 photos, 260 members
- Some Urban Decay 30,773 photos, 929 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 289,969 photos, 11,555 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,925 photos, 22,049 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 198,108 photos, 3,300 members
- Wales Photography. 193,105 photos, 4,978 members
- North Weald Redoubt 221 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 116,269 photos, 8,175 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 323,776 photos, 11,709 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,450 photos, 75 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,309 photos, 2,771 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,209 photos, 2,384 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ "Quality Photography" 289,296 photos, 32,552 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