I am a retired music teacher for some years. When I stopped working full time, I raised my interest in photography. I am self-taught, but has photographed almost all my life, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Another interest is to be out in nature, discovering new beautiful views, enjoy all the flowers, insects, birds. The two interests are the ideal combination.

 

Something I always wanted is to be able to paint, but my fingers would not. But through photography is a way, as I am now, through Flickr, discovery.

All the inspiration I got through the wonderful texture groups, I learn new things every day through all the great photographers, make me grateful.

 

I also love to have contact with people and are curious about how others live, curious about the different environments.

How wonderful that all these components can be met through the Internet, through Flickr.

 

My life has been enriched these three years I have been a member here, been inspired by great artists, met wonderful people.

 

This heat and everything positive my pictures have received, is overwhelming.

My gratitude and even surprise is great, over the invitations to the groups with top class photographers that I received. It is a great honor for me.

Almost my time is enough, I try to watch all of my contacts' photos, I'm sorry if I miss anyone.

 

Years go by, I am no longer as quick and smooth as I would like. I also have osteoarthritis in my knees that prevent me to walk as far as I want. If, therefore, I sometimes use old pictures from my archive, you will understand why.

 

Life is, as we all know, changing, and sometimes may not agree with you. What do we know ??

Today I therefore had a suggestion that I should write a mail address of a relative, if for some reason I could not participate on Flickr. If you would wonder where I went, you can email my sister. Here is her email: lillemor.sjostedt@telia.com

 

Many of my pictures are on display at mostphotos.com/bivi and Shutterstock.com

but not those with texture from Flickr.

 

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Birgitta Sjöstedt (Bigganbivi) has a long experience in photography as she is a `self taught photographer`. She captures every beautiful moment of our wonderful nature and share with us. Most of her captured images are awesome, blended with fantastic design of textures. She is sincere and serious in her work. Above all… Read more

Birgitta Sjöstedt (Bigganbivi) has a long experience in photography as she is a `self taught photographer`. She captures every beautiful moment of our wonderful nature and share with us. Most of her captured images are awesome, blended with fantastic design of textures. She is sincere and serious in her work. Above all, she is an artist and most of her captured images are artistic. I believe she is one of the favorite photographers of many Flickr fiends around the world. We expect more from her in the coming years. May God give her a joyful life. The World and my Camera Uttam Kumar Chatterjee India 20 Nov 2013

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November 20, 2013