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I am a self-published author of 12 non-fiction books about travel, spirituality and philosophy.( I’ve also written a fictional and inspirational book about a fairy who comes to planet earth to share her perspective on both dimensional worlds. )

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My father was a photographer. I remember spending hours watching how he developed his negatives, hung them up in his darkroom and then printed his photos – using traditional methods in those days. He was at peace in his dark room. We grew up in East Africa and my father took marvllous photos of the wildlife there – even when he went crocodile hunting! When we moved back to England, his love of photography continued.

I started with an inexpensive phone camera 2 years ago, then an inexpensive dijital point and shoot and now I am the proud owner of a compact point and shoot LUMIX panasonic, with a Leica lens.

I didn’t develop a big interest in photography until about two years ago when I needed photos for my books – and then suddenly I loved it! I started off just taking photos with a very inexpensive phone camera – and suddenly loved the new ‘world’ I was in. I now have a fairly ordinary dijital camera…….my camera goes with me now wherever I go.
My travels to India, Thailand, Alaska, Hawaii, Greece in past years – were great opportunities for photography and sunsets – but at that time I was more interested in the experience itself. I wish I had been interested in photography during those journeys!! I also lived in Zurich, Switzerland for 15 years – but didn’t take photos even though my ex-husband was obsessed with the perfection and quality of Leica cameras and Leitz lenses.

My husband and I love to go on driving trips with our dog, and taking photos of scenery.

I very much appreciate your comments and critiques about my photos, thankyou so much for visiting!

I am also a Medical Herbalist and Naturopath.

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Copyright © 2009 by Charmiene Maxwell-batten


Take a look at MARJORIE’S art and writing she is such a gifted artist as well as a dear friend and an incredibly caring human

My husband is also on RB with his lovely photos
we both have fun with our cameras when we go out for the day


  • Joined: June 2009



wow! what is going on – I can’t respond to your comments on my work because RB has done something …..again! I try to click on ‘more comments’ and nothing happens – I want to show my RB friends that I appreciate your comments on my work by responding – but I can’t after the first 10 – what the heck is going on? These updates have bee…
Posted 10 days – 9 comments

Outsourcing web designers

Maybe RB has done what a lot of corporations are doing – Outsourcing!!!! Maybe they have outsourced the job of updating this site to a contractor who hires amateurs
Posted 24 days – 12 comments

terrible update

RB should fire these amateur web designers who have messed up and made more work for us artists. / I can’t showcase pictures of my products on ‘artists notes’ or on comments – we used to be able to do this by copy/paste and posting the link for the product to show the actual picture.. / The writing is too faint now on artists notes – and I still can’t respo…
Posted 24 days – 13 comments

new format

RB has changed their format again!!!! Does anyone know why or how we can tell if we have ticked the box ‘favourite’ on someone’s picture? It used to turn red when we favourited a picture – now it doesn’t change colour so how do we know if we have ticked ‘favourite’ – RB keeps messing things up with their formatting updates / Charmiene
Posted 27 days – 12 comments

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