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 (3)
- CHURCHES 2 49,939 photos, 1,176 members
- A RAMBLING WORLD FROM ABOVE 36,049 photos, 1,514 members
- Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Padarn & surrounding areas 2,245 photos, 147 members
- Anglesey Mini Meets 173 photos, 12 members
- Dreamy Landscapes (Editors' choice) 24,977 photos, 4,405 members
- Cymraeg ar y Brig (3 - ar y mwyaf - bob dydd) 4,527 photos, 136 members
- The Pinnacle - CLOSED - Thank you for the good times 7,726 photos, 866 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,664 photos, 560 members
- Countryfile 660,097 photos, 7,074 members
- All what you like!!!! 17,494 photos, 1,032 members
- Skancheli (BlackandWhite Only) 88,232 photos, 7,834 members
- Fflicr 10,552 photos, 140 members
- Black 'n White In Wales 4,595 photos, 151 members
- Super Shots - Post 1 - Award 2 295,424 photos, 40,542 members
- Love Photography (COMMENT ON THE 2 MOST RECENT PICS) 19,357 photos, 1,545 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 404,189 photos, 104,443 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 258 photos, 58 members
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Mark III & Mark IV Group 942,209 photos, 28,069 members
- GhostWorks 12,314 photos, 1,215 members
- Welshot Photographic Academy 5,344 photos, 127 members
- Best Of DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken That 46,823 photos, 4,987 members
- Better Than Good 636,837 photos, 47,318 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 480,768 photos, 13,708 members
- Middle Earth 12,014 photos, 925 members
- Asylums for the Insane 25,274 photos, 1,871 members
- 28 Days Later 162,139 photos, 3,641 members
- Photography Institute Course 3,095 photos, 1,182 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 218,748 photos, 21,828 members
- S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink Hearts - CLOSED! 62,198 photos, 9,525 members
- Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts - CLOSED 659,574 photos, 34,002 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 217,898 photos, 15,036 members
- Industrial Landscapes 442 photos, 165 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,239,044 photos, 36,882 members
- Peek into my Photostream 1,722 photos, 361 members
- Freephotoguides 281 photos, 385 members
- Decayed Gallery 95 photos, 269 members
- Some Urban Decay 37,841 photos, 988 members
- Urban Exploration - Exploring Abandonments 326,778 photos, 12,286 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,618 photos, 22,298 members
- WelshFlickrCymru 212,971 photos, 3,477 members
- Wales Photography. 230,096 photos, 5,606 members
- North Weald Redoubt 221 photos, 25 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 113,998 photos, 8,261 members
- Urbex :: Urban Exploration 367,946 photos, 12,412 members
- Welsh Industrial Ruins 2,195 photos, 106 members
- Life Thru A Lenz: Quality Critiques 20,193 photos, 2,737 members
- Comment on my Stream 23,524 photos, 2,343 members
- ~ Platinum Photography Group ~ 314,185 photos, 33,128 members
- Groombridge Place 260 photos, 36 members
- **Brilliant~Eye~Jewels** INVITED PICS ONLY! P1/C2 199,604 photos, 21,648 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