I am still eclectic and resourcefull (spelled that way for a reason)
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The majority of photos on flickr show progress from my first point and shoot cameras to the present dSLR Canons I own. This older photo is from a point and shoot camera and it is my favorite specimen of a favorite type, azurite with malachite, from Bisbee, Arizona. It's been one of my top-viewed photos over the years:
In July 2008 I got my first dSLR, so images of the last three years are mostly Canon 40D and now my Canon 5D Mark II. I left all my original point and shoot photos from 2004 on in my photo stream as a humble reminder to myself as to where I've "come up from". If only one could go back and try that same shot all over again now that one's learned more, ha ha!
For my friends and new contacts, you may contact me by flickrmail and then I will provide an email address to use. I had to limit my contacts to a number that I can reasonably keep up with and follow with comments, but I do look at each and every person who comments on my photos and appreciate your interest.
I have a CC license on my photos for Attribution-noncommercial-share/share alike and some rights are reserved. Publications and use by business entities must contact me for permission. Also please do contact me if you have a project where you may want to use one of my photos. I've had more requests for stock photography uses and am now setting up a personal website to accommodate that and other special photography services.
Comments and suggestions on my photos are encouraged. I helped start the first of the Arizona flickr meetups, and have met about 90 flickr members now. My favorite group is Arizona Wonders, with over 4,000 members. One and all are most welcome friends.
- Pixlr on Flickr 11,108 photos, 1,181 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 65,032 photos, 4,433 members
- Enchantment ☀ Photoz 14,219 photos, 519 members
- Digital Psychography 5,783 photos, 95 members
- Phoneography Blog 6,389 photos, 184 members
- All iPhones 35,161 photos, 2,472 members
- Zombie War 2,783 photos, 323 members
- Zombie Army 16,361 photos, 2,109 members
- Zombie Walks 33,711 photos, 1,823 members
- All Gone to Look for America (USA, United States of America) 34,664 photos, 645 members
- EASTER WORLDWIDE 2,996 photos, 881 members
- Easter Decorations 4,518 photos, 757 members
- For The Love of Bread 8,728 photos, 1,300 members
- PicMonkey 47,494 photos, 2,106 members
- The big empty 7,082 photos, 416 members
- Project Weather 616,599 photos, 88,654 members
- artland 831,426 photos, 37,906 members
- Gems, Rocks, and Minerals 2,841 photos, 205 members
- EOS Adventure 319,572 photos, 8,091 members
- Be a Hero - GoPro 20,121 photos, 3,402 members
- Go-Pro Cameras (Pics & Vids) 5,519 photos, 913 members
- GoPro - Be a HERO (Official) 5,637 photos, 1,064 members
- Christmas Dreams 13,276 photos, 1,085 members
- Christmas 60,969 photos, 6,332 members
- Hubcaps... Ribbed, Finned, Spoked Plain and Centercaps 12,326 photos, 262 members
- Street Rods and Customs 46,938 photos, 1,964 members
- Hot Rods & Racing 21,489 photos, 859 members
- FOTOCYFER - The Light's Hunters 44,436 photos, 1,436 members
- Neon Lights 9,565 photos, 804 members
- Gas Station 10,624 photos, 1,513 members
- Abandonded Gas Stations 5,026 photos, 770 members
- Vintage Texaco 2,852 photos, 465 members
- Vintage Gas Stations (buildings) 5,094 photos, 624 members
- Amazing Weather (Skies, Nature, Places) 43,803 photos, 1,517 members
- the kids are all right... 55,789 photos, 3,691 members
- Zombies, Zombies, Zombies! 38,769 photos, 3,774 members
- Caterpillar Equipment 3,350 photos, 395 members
- Heavy Equipment 11,726 photos, 645 members
- Legoland California 1,069 photos, 72 members
- Boing Boing 115,192 photos, 5,264 members
- Chercher la Femme ♀ 30,428 photos, 1,942 members
- in loving memory of imapix 131 photos, 147 members
- Puppy Love 49,264 photos, 5,713 members
- Just Puppies! 33,978 photos, 4,673 members
- Buildings/Architecture 1,130,617 photos, 41,089 members
- warhammer games and miniatures 20,315 photos, 1,342 members
- Mannequin 25,213 photos, 3,573 members
- US Route 60 177 photos, 53 members
- Quotes and Quotations 14,271 photos, 1,599 members
- phoenixcomicon2010 426 photos, 23 members
"She's one of those stalwart regulars for the AZ Wonders walkabouts, and I'd miss her if she vanished... not to mention her images."
February 20th, 2008
eye of einstein says:
"Ms Cobalt's works are so outstanding as to be called magnificent and ever so thoughtful and sometimes thought provoking..It is difficult to compartmentalize her..with mere words when speaking of pictures
She does many series of many subjects.. Documenting all of her varied interests with great vigor.
I especially love her architectural views and her views of nature....
It is hard to add more superlatives when all seems to have been said before
February 13th, 2008
Mr Jaded says:
"cobalt123 is a rebel, an anarchist and a trouble-maker. She is also the most patriotic American I know. Her unflinching eye (and lens) cuts through the nonsense and delivers clean cut images from the heart of the madness."
November 24th, 2007
"Anyone who lists Tom Waits and Frank Zappa among their favoured musical artists deserves to be taken seriously. Well, by me at least. B-)"
September 15th, 2007
"Cobalt's photostream is like an encyclopedia. It is brilliant, informative, and fun to browse through. She has covered practically everything in Arizona with her camera. She is a pioneer, an adventurer, an ambasador for AZ Flickrites. I salute you!"
July 7th, 2007
Daniel Greene says:
"Gosh, not that Cobalt needs another testimonial, BUT: I like how she can take a photo and make it a social commentary, character sketch, or history lesson. Her photos have more than enough artistic merit to stand on their own; her titles and descriptions just make the whole experience of visiting her photos all the more interesting, informative, and thought-provoking.
Cobalt organized the first Flickr meetup I went to, and she welcomed me with open arms. I consider her a mentor and a friend."
March 30th, 2007
KNEU Photo says:
"What can I say about Cobalt? Cobalt inspires me - and she might disagree - she pushes me.
When I think about her pictures I think 'BOLD COLOR' that just pops out of the screen and it dares you to keep looking."
March 12th, 2007
Night Heron says:
"Simply special in so many ways."
January 1st, 2007
"whoever has not fallen in love with Cobalt's work has never fallen in love."
October 8th, 2006
"How fortunate I was to run into "Cobalt" at a blues concert! She noticed my camera and struck up a conversation with me about photography. And, she told me about flickr. So, here I am! She's achieved some really great shots!"
August 13th, 2006
"Young Grasshopper has a long way to go but occasionally you'll see some brillance..."
March 11th, 2006
"Cobalt has been bitten by the flickr bug! As a photographer, she is enthusiastic, energetic, persistent and resourceful. I always find it a pleasure to visit her photostream, and respect the way she points her lens at the world and shares it with us"
September 4th, 2005
"I met cobalt123 some time ago, online on Flickr. I started noticing that she seems to be involved in many many aspects of Flickr. I always admire her photos, which she takes with great enthusiasm. I know she does, because I got to meet her in person at the Arizona Flickr meetup at IKEA. I found her to be very good natured, enthusiastic and a lot of fun. She led the group all around the store, showing us places for great photo ops. I'm glad I know her and look forward to our next Arizona Flickr meetup."
August 30th, 2005
Orbital Joe says:
"Cobalt was one of my earliest contacts here...I was amazed how closely her subjects and style seemed to coincide with my own...
I was uploading rock pix...so was she...
I was uploading flower pix...so was she...
I was uploading pix of shiny glass balls...so was she...
She refers to it as serendipity...To me it was just plain scarey....But she sure takes a mean photo!
Cobalt sees art and beauty in things that I would just ignorantly pass by.
Just check out her IKEA shots...You'll see what I mean!"
August 30th, 2005
"Eclectic and resourceful BJ is a remarkable member of the Flickr community, having formed and currently administering many fascinating groups, and always taking time to make encouraging comments on other people's photos. Using diverse Flickr application tools, she creates gorgeous mosaics and other interesting and informative images, and shares with us some of her amazing cobalt artifacts and mineral collection as well as photos of her beautiful Arizona flora and fauna. Flickr couldn't be luckier than to have her as a member."
August 18th, 2005
Ryan Brenizer says:
"Cobalt123 is one of the Flickrites who without a doubt makes it a better place to be. From the fantastic groups she's founded and administered to the great feeling you get looking at her photos, with excellent macros and a wonderful sense of color, it would be a poorer place without her."
August 17th, 2005
"a great eye for the small and the grand things in her world, that's the first thing that comes to mind, thinking of cobalt123's images. Her love of photography in them is as evident as her love for life on this planet itself. A wonderful influence in the flickr community with her delightful tours, enthousiastic commenting and positive contributions to diverse discussions!"
August 17th, 2005
"Cobalt123 has been one of my favourite contacts for quite a while. I like her photos and admire her community oriented activity on flickr and other places. I wish I knew how to manage photos the way she does, making tiles and organising tours. Don’t miss her flickrtour pool at www.flickr.com/gr.... Flickrtours are a new concept she created and she is good at making you get to know flickr in depth"
May 5th, 2005
- February 2005
- Elgin, Illinois
- I am:
- Female and Single