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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. :)

 

Restaurant in Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Italian Countryside by Carolyn Derstine

 

Ancient Orvieto by Carolyn Derstine

 

Madonna Fresco in Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Nativity Scene in Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Little Church of St. Francis by Carolyn Derstine

 

St. Francis Statue and Live Doves by Carolyn Derstine

 

Bells of Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Charming Street in Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Alley in Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Lower Square and Umbrian Countryside by Carolyn Derstine

 

Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Lawn at Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi by Carolyn Derstine

 

Intersecting Passageways in Siena by Carolyn Derstine

 

Arched Passageway in Siena by Carolyn Derstine

 

Library Ceiling in Siena Cathedral by Carolyn Derstine

 

Piazza Salimbeni by Carolyn Derstine

 

She Wolf, Symbol of Siena by Carolyn Derstine

 

Siena Cathedral Dome Interior by Carolyn Derstine

 

Siena Cathedral by Carolyn Derstine

 

Piazza del Campo in Siena by Carolyn Derstine

 

Palazzo Pubblico Wall by Carolyn Derstine

 

Siena City Hall and Tower by Carolyn Derstine

 

Overlooking Siena and the Duomo by Carolyn Derstine

 

Time for a Break by Carolyn Derstine

 

Carved Pulpit of Pisa Duomo by Carolyn Derstine

 

Pisa Duomo Interior by Carolyn Derstine

 

Pisa Duomo by Carolyn Derstine

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa by Carolyn Derstine

 

Harbor Square in Vernazza by Carolyn Derstine

 

Poppies and Grape Vines in Cinque Terre by Carolyn Derstine

 

Flowers on an Old Stone Wall by Carolyn Derstine

 

Monterosso Beach and Harbor by Carolyn Derstine

 

Top of the Village Houses in Riomaggiore by Carolyn Derstine

 

Riomaggiore Boat Rentals by Carolyn Derstine

 

Cinque Terre Village of Riomaggiore by Carolyn Derstine

 

Cinque Terre Hiking Trail by Carolyn Derstine

 

Vernazza Harbor View by Carolyn Derstine

 

Church along the Vernazza Harbor by Carolyn Derstine

 

Cafe in Vernazza by Carolyn Derstine

 

Manarola in the Cinque Terre by Carolyn Derstine

 

Vernazza Cafe Sky View by Carolyn Derstine

 

Breakfast by the Vernazza Harbor by Carolyn Derstine

 

Early Morning on the Monterosso Beach by Carolyn Derstine

 

Wine Shop Entrance in Monterosso by Carolyn Derstine

 

Monterosso in the Cinque Terre by Carolyn Derstine

 

Piazza Anfiteatro by Carolyn Derstine

 

Piazza Santa Maria by Carolyn Derstine