Forest Floor In Autumn

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I took a hike with my family at Highland Forest, part of the Onondaga County Park System in Central New York State. We go there often and while it is lovely in every season, I prefer the scenery in autumn when the foliage is colorful and vibrant. Here, a mottled but bright red sugar maple ( latin: Acer saccharum ) leaf contrasts against brown logs and green moss, ferns, and other plants. A click on the photo will take you to my Fine Art America site.

A Venetian View In Deep Pink With Laundry

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While traveling in Venice can feel as though one is in a living museum, there are scenes such as this where one is reminded that people actually live here! The original color of this building was drab, so I took some liberties and made it a raspberry – pink with a soft glow. Clean laundry flutters in the Spring breeze. Forest green shutters flank the windows. Clicking on the image will bring you to my Fine Art America page.

Winter Sunrise

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Here in Central New York, we have already seen more than two feet of snow. I shot this image the winter we spent in Central Massachusetts. The delicate leaves of the lovely Japanese maple in our side yard were surprisingly resilient, withstanding the weight of the icy snow long into winter.

Delicate Hydrangea Blossoms in Earth Tones

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I photographed these delicate dried hydrangea blossoms on a sunny winter day in Central New York. Earth tones of beige, brown, tan, ivory, and gray are featured, and the ice crystals in the background create a beautiful bokeh effect.  I enhanced the image with fine French script and layers of light textures.

Ethereal Marsala Austrian Forest

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It’s been one year since my family traveled to Austria. Even my ten and eleven year-old daughters appreciated the cleanliness of the pristine mountain towns, and the healthy lifestyle – hiking and eating fresh, wholesome food – of its inhabitants.

I photographed these woods as we followed the trail to Festung Hohensalzburg, the fortress perched above Salzburg.

Butterfly in a Field of Lavender at Sunset

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Those of us who have braved a frigid Upstate New York winter are seeing the first signs of Spring. I am getting ahead of things, but there is nothing like the scent of fragrant lavender in the air on a summer day. This image is new to my shops!

Pastel Pink Butterflies

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The butterflies in this display are actually a pretty butter-yellow, but today I made them pink and added some vintage texture and faint script. How pretty they would be fluttering across a little girl’s bedroom wall or a baby girl’s nursery. A click on the image will bring you to my Fine Art America website.

Orchid Vines, Window, and Gray Stone

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I discovered this vine-covered stone building in Hallstatt, Austria. This photo has been in two exhibitions in Kentucky, part of a traveling show featuring the Female Photographers of Etsy.