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Carolyn Derstine

CarolynDerstineFineArt

Telford, PA

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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.

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.

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!

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. :)

 

Blooming Red Dogwood by Carolyn Derstine

 

Victoria Waterfront View by Carolyn Derstine

 

Monument Valley Landscape by Carolyn Derstine

 

Spirit Island on Maligne Lake by Carolyn Derstine

 

Pink Hyacinth by Carolyn Derstine

 

Thawing Lake Ice by Carolyn Derstine

 

Hoverfly on Flower Bud by Carolyn Derstine

 

New Leaves in Spring by Carolyn Derstine

 

Vancouver View by Carolyn Derstine

 

Scented-Leaved Geranium by Carolyn Derstine

 

Old Barn near Cayuga Lake by Carolyn Derstine

 

Dingmans Falls by Carolyn Derstine

 

Moth Orchids by Carolyn Derstine

 

Orchid Arch at Longwood Gardens by Carolyn Derstine

 

Green Wall at Longwood Gardens by Carolyn Derstine

 

Orchid Trio by Carolyn Derstine

 

Shed in a Meadow by Carolyn Derstine

 

Patio Container Garden by Carolyn Derstine

 

Abandoned Building along Watkins Glen Trail by Carolyn Derstine

 

Bare Tree against a Cloudy Sky by Carolyn Derstine

 

Cayuga-Seneca Canal by Carolyn Derstine

 

Carpet of Ferns by Carolyn Derstine

 

Newfield Covered Bridge by Carolyn Derstine

 

Skipper Moth on Seed Head by Carolyn Derstine

 

Windows at Grey Towers by Carolyn Derstine

 

Fall along the Creek Bank by Carolyn Derstine

 

Vivid Color Contrasts of Fall by Carolyn Derstine

 

Edge of the Pond by Carolyn Derstine

 

Fall Ramblings by Carolyn Derstine

 

Oak Tree and Hay Bales by Carolyn Derstine

 

Farmhouse Porch at Lock 31 by Carolyn Derstine

 

Evening at Shohola Falls by Carolyn Derstine

 

Beach View of OC Music Pier by Carolyn Derstine

 

Eyes of Disguise by Carolyn Derstine

 

Stone Barn by a Country Road by Carolyn Derstine

 

Fall Tree Glowing in the Afternoon Sun by Carolyn Derstine

 

Hidden Lake Overlook View by Carolyn Derstine

 

Hanging On Tight by Carolyn Derstine

 

Backyard Autumn Colors by Carolyn Derstine

 

Skaneateles Lake Cruise Boat by Carolyn Derstine

 

Sunflowers Up Close by Carolyn Derstine

 

Landmark Building on Ocean City NJ Boardwalk by Carolyn Derstine

 

Burning Bush Fall Transition by Carolyn Derstine

 

Foraging Sandpiper by Carolyn Derstine

 

Vine Covered Shed by Carolyn Derstine

 

Dogbane Seed Pods by Carolyn Derstine

 

Autumn Afternoon Colors by Carolyn Derstine

 

Painted Lady Butterfly on Butterfly Bush by Carolyn Derstine