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
- Anglesey Mini Meets 165 photos, 14 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 11,997 photos, 1,757 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 3,356 photos, 135 members
- The Pinnacle Challenge Group - K Challenge Winners! 7,780 photos, 879 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,533 photos, 568 members
- Countryfile 256,128 photos, 3,850 members
- All what you like!!!! 11,346 photos, 789 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 28,594 photos, 2,576 members
- Fflicr 4,002 photos, 86 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 1,608 photos, 67 members
- Super Shots - Only Invited Photos - Nominate Now 257,383 photos, 40,516 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 19,059 photos, 1,531 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 427,476 photos, 103,575 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 271 photos, 64 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 953 photos, 386 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III Group 633,697 photos, 23,893 members
- GhostWorks - Challenges Open Now!! 12,254 photos, 1,223 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 3,593 photos, 110 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 28,570 photos, 4,794 members
- Better Than Good - Level 1 (p1/a5) 497,078 photos, 45,157 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 333,790 photos, 10,807 members
- Middle Earth 8,937 photos, 857 members
- Asylums for the Insane 20,209 photos, 1,700 members
- 28 Days Later 89,713 photos, 2,865 members
- Photography Institute Course 1,754 photos, 909 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 194,336 photos, 21,928 members
- S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink - Post 1 & Give 3 Super Hearts 68,072 photos, 10,190 members
- UrBexer's 47,293 photos, 1,554 members
- Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts - Sweeper Active! 700,662 photos, 35,255 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 197,017 photos, 14,819 members
- Industrial Landscapes 754 photos, 175 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,088,704 photos, 35,654 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,787 photos, 376 members
- Freephotoguides 275 photos, 396 members
- Decayed Gallery 103 photos, 207 members
- Some Urban Decay 19,711 photos, 755 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 203,894 photos, 9,206 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,226 photos, 21,965 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 154,696 photos, 2,713 members
- Wales Photography. 128,245 photos, 3,843 members
- North Weald Redoubt 226 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 113,369 photos, 7,385 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 224,094 photos, 9,278 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 1,200 photos, 54 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,984 photos, 2,847 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,586 photos, 2,460 members
- Platinum Photography Group ~ High Quality~Queue -P1/C3 253,696 photos, 31,563 members
- Groombridge Place 229 photos, 30 members
- **Brilliant~Eye~Jewels** INVITED PICS ONLY! P1/C2 182,130 photos, 22,002 members
- *Eye~Jewels* ~ please comment on one 77,141 photos, 3,725 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."
10th October, 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""
10th August, 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"
29th March, 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)"
19th January, 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."
5th October, 2006
- July 2005
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Marian Jones