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 28,536 photos, 830 members
- A RAMBLING WORLD 19,855 photos, 1,476 members
- Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Padarn & surrounding areas 1,733 photos, 128 members
- Anglesey Mini Meets 177 photos, 11 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 19,157 photos, 3,606 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 4,297 photos, 138 members
- The Pinnacle - Closed - Thank you for the good times 7,823 photos, 875 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,679 photos, 560 members
- Countryfile 511,333 photos, 6,052 members
- All what you like!!!! 14,955 photos, 987 members
- Skancheli (BlackandWhite Only) 69,359 photos, 5,679 members
- Fflicr 8,731 photos, 141 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 3,735 photos, 135 members
- Super Shots - Post 1 - Award 2 275,811 photos, 40,569 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 19,022 photos, 1,532 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 409,614 photos, 105,632 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 267 photos, 58 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 1,123 photos, 386 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Mark III & Mark IV Group 863,882 photos, 27,016 members
- GhostWorks - Challenge 111 Voting Now 12,419 photos, 1,226 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 5,134 photos, 125 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 37,217 photos, 4,851 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a3) 595,199 photos, 46,831 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 446,580 photos, 12,805 members
- Middle Earth 10,561 photos, 914 members
- Asylums for the Insane 24,679 photos, 1,837 members
- 28 Days Later 146,928 photos, 3,519 members
- Photography Institute Course 2,969 photos, 1,154 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 207,518 photos, 21,813 members
- CLOSED! S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink Hearts 63,553 photos, 9,667 members
- urbexers 89,275 photos, 2,334 members
- CLOSED Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts 668,969 photos, 34,346 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 216,530 photos, 15,159 members
- Industrial Landscapes 753 photos, 168 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,214,049 photos, 36,626 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,737 photos, 366 members
- Freephotoguides 284 photos, 386 members
- Decayed Gallery 100 photos, 263 members
- Some Urban Decay 31,780 photos, 945 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 294,099 photos, 11,657 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 115,180 photos, 22,085 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 200,709 photos, 3,317 members
- Wales Photography. 197,833 photos, 5,071 members
- North Weald Redoubt 221 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 116,198 photos, 8,195 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 328,862 photos, 11,767 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,563 photos, 80 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,290 photos, 2,769 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,207 photos, 2,381 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ "Quality Photography" 293,706 photos, 32,631 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