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Mount Shasta from Lake Siskiyou by Carolyn Derstine
Chalk Art at Mission Santa Barbara by Carolyn Derstine
Lake Tahoe by Carolyn Derstine
Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe by Carolyn Derstine
Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe by Carolyn Derstine
Abandoned at Bodie by Carolyn Derstine
South Tufa Area of Mono Lake by Carolyn Derstine
Mono Lake Sunset by Carolyn Derstine
Yosemite Falls through the Woods by Carolyn Derstine
Yosemite Valley Chapel by Carolyn Derstine
Majestic Yosemite Falls by Carolyn Derstine
View from Garrapata Beach Trail by Carolyn Derstine
Female Tule Elk along the Tomales Point Trail by Carolyn Derstine
Wildflower Meadow at Pierce Point Ranch by Carolyn Derstine
Pacific Coast along the Tomales Point Trail by Carolyn Derstine
Rock Formations at Pebble Beach by Carolyn Derstine
Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur by Carolyn Derstine
Path to the Point by Carolyn Derstine
Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle by Carolyn Derstine
Point Reyes Boat by Carolyn Derstine
Misty Pathway by Carolyn Derstine
Santa Cruz Wharf by Carolyn Derstine
Trail to the Beach by Carolyn Derstine
McWay Falls on the Big Sur Coast by Carolyn Derstine
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About Carolyn Derstine
Nature has always played a significant role in my life. On walks with my dad when I was a child, I was taught to notice the world around me and appreciate the wonder of nature and all of God's creation. To this day, being out in nature is balm for my soul and necessary for my well-being. When I took up photography, I suddenly had a way to express my joy in nature by preserving the wonder I see, and then being able to share it with others.
While I initially did nature and especially macro (close-up) photography, my interests have expanded into photography from travels, scenes of local interest, historic buildings, and basically any interesting image I happen to come across!
Since I have taken up photography, my enjoyment of the world around me is heightened and I am always noticing potential pictures no matter where I am. The whole photography process is intensively and creatively fulfilling for me, from the search for pictures to the final, ready-for-print, edit of an image. I do like to experiment with various editing processes, but mostly I try to stay true to the feel of the original scene as it came across to me. I am also greatly enriched by what I learn from researching the story behind my photographed subjects and places.
I have had several pictures published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine and National Wildlife Magazine, and have won numerous contests. I also was a moderator on the Nature Photographers Network for several years. But for me, my greatest reward, hope, and goal is that through my pictures, I can impart to the viewer some of the wonder and beauty of this amazing world we live in. . .if we just stop to notice. :)