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My Wife:
Phantom Jen

Macro with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50.
Mirrored Candles in the dark.

My Camera:
Currently: Canon Powershot A630
Old: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

About Me:
BOB: All keyed up ...

I'm an amateur photographer at best. I know the basics and work at improving at all times, but this is certainly not something that I will ever make a living at ...

So given that, I am out to have fun and enjoy this hobby ...

I have almost three decades working on computers which gives me no small advantage working with digital manipulation ... no formal training, just a lot of trial and error.

My basic statement about computers is, "There are no experts in the industry, just a lot of people like myself who have made a lot of mistakes. I have almost 30 years of mistakes to learn what not to do ..."

I am also very luck to have a wife that has almost identical interests ... though she is focusing on print photography at the moment while I am focused on digital photography ...

Update 29 Jan 2007:
I never expected when I started using Flickr that I'd have so much fun ... the reason I am posting this update is to explain part of the smile on my face today.

Over the last few days I've had to explain what Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper are to other contacts of mine (for those that don't know ... carbonated, caffienated drinks popular here in the United States) ... Flickr is more international and with more exciting individuals than I ever expected ...

Photos of Bob.Fornal (6)

  • IMG_2115 by drbob65
  • hearts by laurawashburn
  • Go for the Knees!! by Myesta of Winter
  • Walking Away by Myesta of Winter
  • Bob in View by Myesta of Winter
  • Things I ♥ Thursdays: Candles by εïз Jackie εïз

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    gira says:

    "Bob has a wonderful eye for both the beautiful and quirky. It's always fun to see what he comes up with :-)"

    June 14th, 2007

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    NEW! Pink Sherbet says:

    "Bob's photos are fun and quirky...especially his froggy pics. Your work makes me smile. Cheers!"

    May 17th, 2007

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    Mand-eye says:

    "Bob is an amazing photographer and a wonderful friend! I look forward to seeing his photos...they always put a big smile on my face! I'm facinated at Bob's ability to see art in ordinary everyday things that most of us would just walk right by. Old, new, silly, serious...anything and everything Bob sees through his lens has the chance of becoming artwork!

    I'm so glad I had the chance to get to know Bob here on Flickr. He always has such nice things to say about my photos and I'm encouraged to keep my eyes open to find new objects to shoot! Oh, and I LOVE Froglette!"

    May 5th, 2007

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    (s@jj@d)~`~DiL~AwAiZ~`~ Back says:

    ""Bob, is so talented, he has the ability to see beauty in everything, he is always looking for new things to upload and coming with new ideas, new creations. A very inspiring photographer, and person, one of the best here on Flickr."

    May 4th, 2007

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    insteadofscience says:

    "Bob's photography is beautiful, creative, often funny, and some of the most eye-catching work on flickr. Added to that, he is definitely one of the more thoughtful people that I have run into on here as well."

    April 29th, 2007

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    *ShelbieMyLove* says:

    "Bob is a wonderful photographer with an eye for impressive creativity.

    One of Bob's passions are of his heart collections, which are truly amazing.
    His gift of imagination runs wild with shots of jelly beans, cards, frozen drinks,
    legos, and zippo lighters, all beautiful and uniquely shaped into colorful hearts!

    Not only are his photos beautiful and delightful, Bob is an excellent asset
    to the Flickr community!

    I am honored to have met Bob here on Flickr!"

    April 28th, 2007

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    Damgaard_USA says:

    "An unpretentious view of life and the world around us through a smiling lens. Bob is a talented photographer with a great eye and is also a generous flickr friend, not only posting his photos for view but also complimenting and commenting on others work unselfishly. A great contact, I always like waiting to see what's next! Keep the fun going!"

    April 6th, 2007

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    Babi_Santander says:

    "I love the way Bob sees through his view finder. His pictures might reveal something even more rewarding. I look forwards to seeing more of his brilliant work.Original , colorful , sweet, and brings me a smile everytime I look at his creations!"

    March 27th, 2007

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    sabal-bruce says:

    "sensual loks and irish bears...gealous walls and decided colours. Be careful with the macro man, he catch moments where nobody can see them...He is Bob, formal and foreinger of reality...i invite you to enjoy the tiny giant moments of Bob."

    March 16th, 2007

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    =Tom= says:

    "What can I say about Bob that hasn't already been said!?! He is a terrific photographer with an eye for creativity. He is adapt at turning even the most mundane scenes into amazing art. His view on the world makes those of us lucky enough to view his images think and feel."

    March 12th, 2007

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    ♥loveberries says:

    "Wow - what a creative eye! I never know what I'll find when I visit Bob's photostream.. wonderful perspectives, amazing colors, lovely hearts, and my all time favorites- the adventures of froglette!

    Not only are his photos amazing, but he's a great guy too - always full of encouragement and nice comments..

    I'm so glad to have met Bob here on Flickr!"

    March 10th, 2007

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    sevgi_durmaz says:

    "Thank you Bob.Fornal:)
    " he was write first testimonial for me, and he add his friends to me..
    I admired his photos when to go his page..Yes he is creative.. I am
    glad to meet him on the Flickr""

    March 10th, 2007

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    foreveravalon says:

    "I can describe Bob in one word - AMAZING! His photos have been featured in Explore like a hundred times, and my day isn't complete without another installment of The Adventures of Froglette. :) Thanks for being my friend Bob! :)"

    February 22nd, 2007

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    thru jens eyes says:

    "Since I met Bob here in the wild world of Flickr, I can rest assure that I will get a smile a day as long as I check out his photos. You can tell that he sees things with wonder and excitement and each and every time he captures that. And all who stop in to see his pictures can experience that also…and that is a great thing.
    Thanks for giving us such a fresh and fun look at the wonderland that you see thru your eyes Bob."

    February 22nd, 2007

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    curious_spider says:

    "I'm no photo genius, but as someone once said, I know art when I see it. And Bob's shots are art. They're fun art, delightful art, art with a kind of crazy anarchic whimsy. Flip through his Photostream, and you'll find a grin on your face."

    February 21st, 2007

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    nascareer says:

    "Bob's macro work is quite stunning and original, and he always takes the time to give his contacts positive feedback. He has got to be one of the most thoughtful photographers on Flickr. Keep it up!"

    February 18th, 2007

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    bartolo100 says:

    "Bob's creative and original photos are some of the most interesting that I've found on Flickr. His use of color, style and humor is riveting and worth exploring!"

    February 13th, 2007

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    HintOfKizzle says:

    "Bob.Fornal's got a great eye, good technique and quite the sense of humor. His photos will make you smile and warm your heart."

    February 11th, 2007

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    leyla gundogan says:

    "I love your photos! all work is realy nice..
    They're so sweet... you're the best of the best in photography...
    good luck and keep up all the good work :)"

    February 11th, 2007

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    Vato Bob says:

    "Who knew hearts could be so interesting? Bob expresses vivid imagination and creativity with his photos, taking everyday objects, and turning them into works of art. His photostream has many interestingingnesses(???) elements to it, that keeps me coming back for more."

    February 11th, 2007

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    photogenesis ... says:

    "At the time of writing this Bob has not been a contact for very long. However, he brings with him a level of enthusiam, encouragement and kind words that is always uplifting. Thanks Bob for your generosity and for taking such an interest in my efforts. It is greatly appreciated I can assure you."

    February 10th, 2007

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    Closed For Business. says:

    "An awesome collection of heartfelt photographs taken by a photographer with a heart of gold!

    Always a joy to see his next shot!



    February 9th, 2007

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    Brian The Euphonium says:

    "I visited Bob's flickr site after he had written a very nice testimonial about my own amateurish work, which has given me great confidence and encouragement. I was immediately impressed by the fun, quirky and imaginative nature of his captures. He wears his heart(s) on his sleeve (and his flickr site!) and if you need cheering up then Bob's site is the place to go!"

    February 8th, 2007

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    strelitzia --- says:

    he make beautiful photos , especialy his hearts , very creative , a real talent :)
    thank you bob :) (sorry for my english )
    keep up your good work :)"

    February 6th, 2007

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    Stox - Ideas Playground says:

    "The love under all its forms could be a good definition of the first feeling which we have by discovering Bob.Fornal's stream...

    In it adds a curious and creative eye.

    Artist to follow !"

    February 1st, 2007

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    Sassy Walt says:

    "Thanks for your kind words Bob, I look forward to sharing our photos here on Flickr. Your photo stream is amazing and inspiring, so much beauty in your photographs."

    February 1st, 2007

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    Ne$ says:

    "thanks for the add :)
    and hehe I love dr pepper lol"

    January 31st, 2007

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    TOLZ says:

    "hey Bob many thanks for the kind testimonial..that's my first one =)

    looking at Bob's photostream will make an impression that he has a real talent and creativity when it comes to fine art photography. his technique on lighting and shadows are top notch. keep up the very good work Bob!"

    January 31st, 2007

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    Markiza says:

    "Bob, thank you for your pleasant words!!!Your photos are very kind and warm and positive!!!Bob is a man with Big Heart!!!!"

    January 31st, 2007

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    Lutz-R. Frank says:

    "Bob is a wonderful example why I've chosen to become a member of the flickr-family. Distances make no difference - it's our passion for the beauty of live which connects us, regardless if we're are living on different edges of or globe which has become smaller and smaller by the means of tools like flickr. I'm glad to call you a friend. I'm hoping to see more series like your adorable "hearts" series... I love the idea how you made a heart out of the shadow of an wedding ring.
    You have something most photographers try to reach a whole life time - you already developed your style."

    January 31st, 2007

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    samtimur says:

    "We met in Flicker and share same interest in Mustang and Photography. Bob, I am honored to know you"

    January 29th, 2007

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    Åsta says:

    "I feel lucky to have encountered Bob in this big Flickr-universe! I love looking at things through his eyes and lens; Warm, pink, interesting, funny, quirky, humorous, beautiful and sweet pictures! Bob has a thing for hearts, and this reflects in how he is. He's always got a kind, encouraging and humouros comment to give - so thank you, Bob, from the bottom of my heart :-)"

    January 29th, 2007

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    Free2bJ.C.♡Photos says:

    "I love Bob's photography - it proves one of my favorite quotes true - Beauty is everywhere. I'm so glad I met him on Flickr."

    January 26th, 2007

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    Richelle Ludwick says:

    "Such a great eye for structures, nature, and the lives of others around him. I was instantly drawn in."

    January 26th, 2007

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    Tabbie-cats says:

    "I first met Bob when he sent me an ever so thoughtful Flickr mail asking permission to be a contact. Such a gentlemen, I'll never forget it.

    An amazing photographer who has a knack for seeing the lighter side of life. He reminds us all to remember what life is about . . . having fun and seeing the beauty in not just the big things, but the little things as well.

    Warm, kind & full of great character. It is truly an honour to call him a friend.

    Looking forward to seeing more incredible photography from you Bob."

    January 25th, 2007

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    * Thierry * says:

    "Thank you for your amazing words

    You make a very creative work, there is a lot of idea in your photographs.
    You have the eye of great photographer.
    Your photostream contain a lot of beautiful shots.

    And i dont forget your love for the hearts


    January 20th, 2007

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    Almighty_Fotografie says:

    "Bob is a great photographer .,, I really like his amazing shot!! I have much to learn !! Good job My friend!!


    January 18th, 2007

Robert Fornal
January 2007
Columbus, OH
Phoenix, AZ, USA
I am:
Male and Taken
I'd try anything once, but primarily Teaching.