Thursday, 17 November 2011

Flickr ♥

I'm what you'd call a learner when it comes to photography, I'm now familiar with the jargon of ISOs, shutter speeds and filters but there is so much more to master and I get completely engrossed in practising.  It's funny how photos have become such a substantial part of everyday life for me when I grew up in a family who weren't particularly snap happy and never owned a video camera.  Flickr has been a massive source of inspiration - I see so many stunning images on there that I wish I'd captured myself and it motivates me to keep trying. Here are a few of my favourites, if you click the photo it will take you directly to the source.

Horse eye




Graffiti, Granada (Spain)


Hermione's Time-Turner necklace

Old Books


northern lights

UPPERCASE Typewriter Event

A couple of my own Flickr offerings . . . . .

Duchess Star Tea Cup

Floral Gladstone Tea Trio


  1. these youve chosen to post are definitely amazing,brilliant images. but yours are also pretty amazing, I think you have less to learn than you think you do. You have the eye - thats the main thing!

  2. Wow!!! I love these photos! Such a beautiful post.

  3. Lovely photographs - I take my camera [and the boy
    s] everywhere!

  4. Great photos Jem, I think you are great at taking photos when you post yours :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  5. I'm so glad you are pursuing your photography talent further. So many people have fancy cameras now, but a flair for photography cannot be learned.
    Your images are beautiful, the gold detail almost looks super-imposed in the tea cup. Love the geisha girl and the pendant, really striking.
    Look forward to even more wonderful shots on the blog.

    Lucy x

    Ps, my family didn't take many photos/ have a video camera either.

  6. I love the tea cup pics! Your very talented!

  7. Those tea cups are so pretty! I have some which were my Grandma's

  8. Very lovely. I really like the colored typewriters!
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. I know nothing of photography (as is probably sadly obvious), but I do enjoy it as a medium and love other people's photographs. You definitely have a talent and it lifts your blog way up above others. x

  10. oooh yesss flickr is one of my source of inspiration too! love all those photos and they're all awesome! i've been meaning to learn more about photography ISO etc, i still dont bother to fiddle with my own digicam to see or experiment with its features and more engrossed in photo editor *shame me*. thanks for sharing those beautiful photographs, Jem! x susan

  11. Isn't it the best fun in the world! I don't really know too much about the technical side I just think the universe is MAGIC, through my own eyes, through a car window, on a movie screen etc... and through a camera lens, just magic. Your photos are gorgeous! Now that I think about it, there is something more magical to me about 'amateur' photography. I am in awe of most professional images but they have a feeling of the helping hand of technology and while that is a wonderful craft in itself, I just love the raw, true snapshot of the magical NOW. I've had this argument with me brother! His main issue is clarity and I love some of my blurry or out of focus photos! What do you think? Oops, running late, off to work!

  12. I love your first tea cup shot in particular Jem, it's beautiful! I'm so pleased your getting into photography it makes your blog even more of a pleasure x

  13. These are all beautiful pictures, yours are way up there with the others. I remember when i first started reading your blog and was hooked on your beautiful tea cup pictures :o) Scarlett x

  14. Such beautiful images. You've inspired me to read our camera manual!

  15. What beautiful photos, you are talented! I just loved the dish rack and the lovely cups.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  16. Thank you for this mini-gallery!

  17. Those photo's are stunning. I love the one with the colourful vintage typewriters!
    I must admit that I don't know how to use half the settings on my camera. I am a point, click and hope for the best kind of girl :P

  18. Hi Jem, sorry I p[osted FTOF late today, but it's up and running now if you fancy joining in! Your Flickr photos are beautiful. Love the pcitures of your cups. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog post about the earrings I made. I'm made up you like them. Em x


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