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.
- Stoned 216 photos, 50 members
- Google+ Refugees 1,054 photos, 143 members
- G+ Landscape Photography 663 photos, 145 members
- Pennsylvania 130,563 photos, 2,426 members
- Philadelphia: The Charm of the City 35,205 photos, 2,351 members
- B E A U T I F U L [photos with a 'beautiful' comment] 79,782 photos, 3,569 members
- Orbaliciousness 5,541 photos, 1,019 members
- Cableicious 2,695 photos, 113 members
- ₪ observances ~ HOLY⋅DAYS ~ celebrations ₪ 14,071 photos, 1,122 members
- Pixlr on Flickr 16,605 photos, 1,247 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 129,196 photos, 4,775 members
- NMX ☀ Foto 20,957 photos, 562 members
- Digital Psychography 7,647 photos, 97 members
- Phoneography Blog 7,174 photos, 194 members
- All iPhones 42,141 photos, 2,381 members
- Zombie War 2,963 photos, 342 members
- Zombie Army 17,827 photos, 2,132 members
- Zombie Walks 36,688 photos, 1,943 members
- All Gone to Look for America (USA, United States of America) 51,551 photos, 741 members
- EASTER WORLDWIDE 3,480 photos, 956 members
- Easter Decorations 5,262 photos, 844 members
- For The Love of Bread 9,454 photos, 1,406 members
- PicMonkey 61,467 photos, 2,213 members
- The big empty 9,648 photos, 423 members
- Project Weather 614,647 photos, 92,618 members
- artland 1,210,229 photos, 43,328 members
- Gems, Rocks, and Minerals 2,768 photos, 292 members
- EOS Adventure 442,384 photos, 8,319 members
- Be a Hero - GoPro 25,811 photos, 3,855 members
- Go-Pro Cameras (Pics & Vids) 8,348 photos, 1,175 members
- GoPro Photos 11,427 photos, 1,641 members
- Christmas Dreams 20,538 photos, 1,830 members
- Christmas 72,062 photos, 6,730 members
- Hubcaps... Ribbed, Finned, Spoked Plain and Centercaps 12,167 photos, 266 members
- Street Rods and Customs 51,433 photos, 2,035 members
- Hot Rods & Racing 36,798 photos, 948 members
- FOTOCYFER - The Light's Hunters 55,841 photos, 1,457 members
- Neon Lights 14,050 photos, 1,216 members
- Gas Station 12,712 photos, 1,714 members
- Abandonded Gas Stations 6,009 photos, 876 members
- Vintage Texaco 2,923 photos, 500 members
- Vintage Gas Stations (buildings) 6,119 photos, 767 members
- Amazing Weather (Skies, Nature, Places) 70,751 photos, 1,854 members
- the kids are all right... 51,313 photos, 3,730 members
- Zombies, Zombies, Zombies! 40,211 photos, 3,757 members
- Caterpillar Equipment 4,428 photos, 553 members
- Heavy Equipment 22,476 photos, 746 members
- Legoland California 1,043 photos, 70 members
- Boing Boing 136,905 photos, 5,139 members
- Chercher la Femme ♀ 42,767 photos, 2,427 members
spotted rose says:
"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