PA State Park Waterfront Views

Of all the Pennsylvania State Parks I’ve visited in 2021, by far the best ones (in my opinion) have waterfront views, expansive mountains, and calming shores.

August First Friday Artwalk

I’ll be exhibiting at Lebanon Council on the Arts during this First Friday Artwalk in Lebanon, Pa. The event is from 5 – 8 p.m. All photographs are on SALE and are available for purchase at the gallery. Photography from “My Views,” the “52 Week Photo Project,” and my “Nature Exhibit” will all be on display. Light refreshments will…

52 Week Project Exhibit at Homeland Center now up :)

I’ve put up the 12 selected photos from last year’s 52 Week Photo Project. They will be on display at the Homeland Center now until the end of June. Make sure and stop by to see them, just off to the left hallway when you enter the building. This is the second time I’m exhibiting…

Looking at the past, seeing the future

Since I recently hit 10,000 views on this blog, it got me to thinking about how this all started. Why I started to blog, and how I developed my skills over the past two years. It’s been a long journey. I started blogging back in 2010 in another blog, Debra Schell. After a few months…

First Friday Nature Photography Exhibit

Last night I participated in Lancaster Arts First Friday event. It’s great, tons of awesome art galleries and Lancaster has an amazing art scene. SO I was super excited when I got it all set up to exhibit at Lancaster Dental Arts, right around the corner from “Gallery Row” !!! Yes, I exhibited in a…

New Exhibits Announced for 2013 !~

Hey hey, I’ll be exhibiting at the 2nd Floor Gallery in Mechanicsburg for three months, starting in February, so make sure and check out my work if you are in the area! Selected images from the “My Views” exhibit will be on display!

Happy New Year

2012 is over and it’s 2013 ! I am so excited to continue creating photographs this year and since starting my photography business two years ago, I’ve learned a ton of really awesome things! Last year I had set a goal to have one exhibit, but by the end of the year, I had exhibited…

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get…

Week 52: Oldness

This is a neckless that my mother got as a present when she was in high school, so it’s pretty old. I’m wearing it for a New Year’s Eve retro party and I thought it would be a great way to close out the project and the year. I used a a car windshield cover…

Week 51: Winter

Go to my website for more photos from the 52 Week Photo Project !

Week 50: After

After a long day nothing is better than a hot, steamy bubble bath~ For more photos from the project, go to my website.

Week 49: Smiles

My friend Kim always smiles  but I love this photo where it’s not just her face, but her body language expressing happiness! This was taken during a Zumbathon® Friday night. (Click here for more photos from the event)  For more photos from the 52 Week Photo Project, go to my website. 

Week 48: Beyond Reach

A snowflake hangs from the beams of the Blue Bird Inn, in Lebanon, Pa. For more photos from the 52 Week Photo Project, go to my website.

Week 47: Gathering

A group of my friends and family gathered at my first gallery exhibit opening, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 1 ! Thanks to all my friends who came out to support me and my photography work. Here’s a link for more about the gallery!  Go to my website for more photos from the 52 Week…

Week 46: Music

My former boss’s band playing at the Blue Bird Inn in Cornwall !~ LIFE AFTER WORK Featuring Garry Lenton, Bob Bechtel, Jeff McGaw, and Max Naylor. Unplugged covers of songs by The Eagles, CSNY, Subdudes, Allman Bros., Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Buddy Holly, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan, The Hollies, Jimmy Buffett, John Mellancamp, Old Crow…

2013 Exhibits Announced

My Views Exhibit Dauphin County Courthouse 101 Market Street, Harrisburg Pa., 17101 Now through January 31 Nature Exhibit Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg 913 South York Street, Mechanicsburg Pa., 17055 January 18 through February 52 Week Photo Project Homeland Center 1901 North Fifth Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17102 April through June To view more work by Debra…

Week 45: Square Crop

I observed one of these round mirrors yesterday and felt it begged for a photo. It also fitted the theme since I’ve been using Instagram which is automatically a square format. For more photos from the project, go to my website.

Week 44: Out of the Box

***Shameless Self Promo for my photography exhibits, Beware**** I ordered photographs to add to my current nature exhibit of 17 prints. (Box behind photographs.) The new photographs (arrived on Wednesday) will go on display in December. For more about my exhibit, CLICK HERE.  For more photos from the project, go to my website.

Lebanon Exhibit/Opening coming soon !

  My first official art exhibit opening is a few weeks away, being held at Willow Suites, located at 752 Willow Street, Lebanon, Pa., on December 1. The photography exhibit that includes several nature photographs is currently up on display at MJ’s Coffeehouse in Annville, located at 36 E. Main Street. Several new photographs will…

Week 43: Memories

This is a scenic view of the Quittapahilla (Quitty) Creek in Annville, Pa. I grew up next to the creek and spent many hours walking along, fishing (yes I *attempted* to fish), and hanging out with my childhood buddies. For more photos from the project go to my website.

Nature Exhibit at MJ’s Coffeehouse

A selection of my nature photographs are available for view for the month of November at MJ’s Coffeehouse, located at 36 East Main St., Annville, Pa. The full exhibit – including new nature photography – will be on display in December at Willow Suites, located at 52 Willow Street, Lebanon, Pa. Go to my website…

Week 42: On The Shelf

This is the bookshelf in my room. Photographs, and other objects that have a sentimental value and memories. For more photos from the project, go to my website.

Week 41: My Neighbors

I was outside and noticed My Neighbor’s wind chimes, fitting for the project and a great saying “Live for Moments.” For more photos from the project, go to my website.