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 24,817 photos, 822 members
- A RAMBLING LONDON 17,161 photos, 1,437 members
- Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Padarn & surrounding areas 1,634 photos, 125 members
- Anglesey Mini Meets 176 photos, 14 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 18,227 photos, 3,427 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 4,205 photos, 137 members
- The Pinnacle - Closed - Thank you for the good times 7,834 photos, 876 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,680 photos, 564 members
- Countryfile 484,608 photos, 5,839 members
- All what you like!!!! 14,585 photos, 978 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 66,741 photos, 5,443 members
- Fflicr 8,131 photos, 132 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 3,434 photos, 129 members
- Super Shots - Post 1 - Award 2 272,171 photos, 40,526 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 18,846 photos, 1,532 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 410,911 photos, 105,727 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 266 photos, 58 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 1,097 photos, 385 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III Group 845,440 photos, 26,814 members
- GhostWorks - Famous Quotes CH Open + 109 Voting Now 12,481 photos, 1,229 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 5,099 photos, 126 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 35,737 photos, 4,847 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a3) 587,072 photos, 46,761 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 437,159 photos, 12,646 members
- Middle Earth 10,233 photos, 912 members
- Asylums for the Insane 24,372 photos, 1,824 members
- 28 Days Later 143,775 photos, 3,491 members
- Photography Institute Course 2,858 photos, 1,136 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 205,771 photos, 21,799 members
- CLOSED! S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink Hearts 63,937 photos, 9,715 members
- urbexers 85,430 photos, 2,273 members
- CLOSED Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts 672,401 photos, 34,471 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 214,923 photos, 15,187 members
- Industrial Landscapes 754 photos, 170 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,204,026 photos, 36,570 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,737 photos, 367 members
- Freephotoguides 284 photos, 389 members
- Decayed Gallery 100 photos, 260 members
- Some Urban Decay 30,284 photos, 924 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 287,288 photos, 11,494 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,918 photos, 21,993 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 196,589 photos, 3,284 members
- Wales Photography. 190,951 photos, 4,924 members
- North Weald Redoubt 221 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 116,288 photos, 8,153 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 320,627 photos, 11,659 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,440 photos, 74 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,316 photos, 2,771 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,208 photos, 2,386 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ "High Quality" 287,712 photos, 32,534 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