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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.

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. :)

 

Christmas at Peddlers Village 2 by Carolyn Derstine

 

Christmas at Peddlers Village by Carolyn Derstine

 

Impressive Cucumber Falls by Carolyn Derstine

 

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge by Carolyn Derstine

 

Nodding Indian Pipe Wildflowers by Carolyn Derstine

 

Restored Farmhouse on 1830s Farmstead by Carolyn Derstine

 

Indian Pipe Wildflower by Carolyn Derstine

 

Barronvale Covered Bridge by Carolyn Derstine

 

Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park by Carolyn Derstine

 

Longhorn Beetle on Horsenettle Flowers by Carolyn Derstine

 

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Leaves in Autumn by Carolyn Derstine

 

Fall Scene Abstract by Carolyn Derstine

 

Country Fields in Italy by Carolyn Derstine

 

Rooftops in Rome by Carolyn Derstine

 

Sandpipers along the Shore by Carolyn Derstine

 

Washed Up Horseshoe Crab by Carolyn Derstine

 

Bucks County Mill in black and white by Carolyn Derstine

 

Martrys Courtyard at Buonconsiglio Castle by Carolyn Derstine

 

Leaning Trees in Alpe di Siusi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Red Bike on Contrada del Prato by Carolyn Derstine

 

Lake Como from Hotel Terrace by Carolyn Derstine

 

Varenna Passageway 7 by Carolyn Derstine

 

Porta dei Borghi Gateway by Carolyn Derstine

 

Lakeside Promenade by Carolyn Derstine

 

Along a Villa Wall by Carolyn Derstine

 

Florence Duomo and Campanile by Carolyn Derstine

 

Overlooking Florence by Carolyn Derstine

 

Loggia in Buonconsiglio Castle by Carolyn Derstine

 

Inner Harbor Varenna by Carolyn Derstine

 

Lakeside Gardens near Varenna by Carolyn Derstine

 

Lake Como View from Varenna Hotel by Carolyn Derstine

 

Waiting Gondolier in Venice by Carolyn Derstine

 

Grand Canal Produce Market by Carolyn Derstine

 

Rialto Bridge in Venice by Carolyn Derstine

 

Small Settlement in Alpe di Siusi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Meadow near the Schlern by Carolyn Derstine

 

Carriage Rides in Alpe di Siusi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Pavilion in Villa Monastero Gardens by Carolyn Derstine

 

Varenna Town Square Buildings by Carolyn Derstine

 

Wall of Roses by Carolyn Derstine

 

Morning Serenity by Carolyn Derstine

 

Riomaggio Bed and Breakfast by Carolyn Derstine

 

Cinque Terre Train Station by Carolyn Derstine

 

Monterosso Beachfront by Carolyn Derstine

 

Street Shrine in Vernazza by Carolyn Derstine

 

Colorful Harborfront in Varenna by Carolyn Derstine

 

Varenna Passageway 6 by Carolyn Derstine

 

Varenna Harborfront Restaurant by Carolyn Derstine