I've lost my Marbles............. : ) by Karen  Betts

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Taken at Bungay Antique street fayer on 12.7.09

In the stress of this world it can so easily done, trying to be everything and do everything

This is a wonderful annual street fayer filled with stalls holding everything imaginable from old books, jewllery, fur coats and so many things from the past.
I noticed these marbles sitting on a stall, i love old marbles and have a small pot of them. I spent many a childhood day playing them out in the street on a small patch of grass come dirt with the other kids from the street, trying to win the best marble.

Featured in the Artisits of Norfolk and Suffolk Group July 09

Featured in Image and writting group july 09

Featured in the beginners group July 09

Placed 5th in the Womens Photography Challenge, in FEATURED MEMBER ONLY

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 18-105 vr lens

Focal length 105mm
F/. 5.6
Exposure 1/800
IS0 560

Aperture piority and manual focus
Slight level change in photoshop and very slight tonal contrast


antique market, bungay, childhood, colours, glass, marbles, spheres, suffolk, vintage

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...about 5 years ago

    Nice, i collect marbles.

  • Thank you, i love marbles and have a few old ones some of these were beautiful. Look forward to seeing a image of your marbles. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 5 years ago

    beautiful colours :)

  • Thank you i wish i could of moved them around and got different combinations. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • seductress
    seductressabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • JanT
    JanTabout 5 years ago

    I like your title, Karen, but I doubt that you’ve lost all of them. I think I see you in several of the marbles, so you can’t be lost entirely. Good closeup!

  • No i have not lost all of them yet, but close to it. LOl yes my reflection is in some of them and the other taller person is Simon. But im not mentioning what state his marbles are in : )

    – Karen Betts

  • sneha
    snehaabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    Gosh I used to love playing marbles in primary school, nicely spotted Karen, great shot :)

  • Oh i spent many happy days playing out the front on a small bit of earth green we called the triangle that sat between the houses in the street, playing marbles, think todays kids have lost something. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous colours and composition Karen. I especially love the blues and rainbows.

  • Thank you Georgie, just a quick shot as not really comfortable taking images at stalls always worried im going to get told off, Simon just jumps right in and does not bat a eyelid. LOL

    – Karen Betts

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    Oh I’m quite like that Karen, I’m a furtive photographer! I feel a bit sheepish a lot of the time hence preferring the wide, open spaces and captive tomatoes in my kitchen. Very well done on the spur of the moment!

  • Yes im a oh can oh dare i sort of photographer when im in different areas hence i only took 8 photographs all morning were when im out and about take 100’s, but its a learning thing.

    – Karen Betts

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous idea, well done, xx

  • Thank you so much for a lovely comment. : )

    – Karen Betts

    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 5 years ago

    Love the composition !…anna : )

  • Thank you so much im totally thrilled, at the feature and lovely comment. : )

    – Karen Betts

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