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 13,345 photos, 739 members
- RAMBLING WAYS. 11,189 photos, 1,106 members
- Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Padarn & surrounding areas 1,234 photos, 108 members
- Anglesey Mini Meets 176 photos, 14 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 16,110 photos, 2,870 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 4,021 photos, 137 members
- The Pinnacle - Closed - Thank you for the good times 7,871 photos, 881 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,671 photos, 564 members
- Countryfile 409,719 photos, 5,313 members
- All what you like!!!! 13,831 photos, 948 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 55,846 photos, 4,629 members
- Fflicr 6,853 photos, 121 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 2,840 photos, 117 members
- Super Shots - Monthly Contest - Nominate Now 262,036 photos, 40,354 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 18,939 photos, 1,528 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 413,999 photos, 105,928 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 266 photos, 59 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 1,010 photos, 380 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III Group 797,314 photos, 26,185 members
- GhostWorks - Challenge 105 Open Now 12,407 photos, 1,231 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 4,871 photos, 125 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 33,593 photos, 4,806 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a5) 561,234 photos, 46,427 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 409,473 photos, 12,248 members
- Middle Earth 10,225 photos, 899 members
- Asylums for the Insane 23,410 photos, 1,793 members
- 28 Days Later 130,442 photos, 3,384 members
- Photography Institute Course 2,680 photos, 1,093 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 202,496 photos, 21,746 members
- CLOSED! S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink Hearts 64,564 photos, 9,828 members
- UrBexer's 72,703 photos, 2,094 members
- CLOSED Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts 677,531 photos, 34,700 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 210,112 photos, 15,104 members
- Industrial Landscapes 754 photos, 172 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,171,939 photos, 36,235 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,738 photos, 370 members
- Freephotoguides 284 photos, 391 members
- Decayed Gallery 100 photos, 255 members
- Some Urban Decay 26,209 photos, 876 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 262,683 photos, 11,018 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,399 photos, 21,576 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 184,979 photos, 3,116 members
- Wales Photography. 173,959 photos, 4,587 members
- North Weald Redoubt 221 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 117,292 photos, 8,024 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 293,010 photos, 11,144 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,406 photos, 68 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,302 photos, 2,787 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,334 photos, 2,401 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ "High Quality" Post 1 Award 3 271,878 photos, 32,219 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