Watkins Glen, walking under waterfalls and being a weekend warrior


Journal entry: Today is going to be about being present and mindful in my experiences, with friends and others around me, to be and feel amazing.  Earlier in the year, I had mentioned to one of my best friends, Jen, about taking a trip to Watkins Glen to see the amazing waterfalls. We decided we’d…

Light at Little Buffalo State Park


Last Sunday, in 11-degree weather, I ventured out solo to Little Buffalo State Park for a winter hiking adventure. Recently I decided to make changes to choices I make by stepping up instead of stepping back. I know that I can handle the cold, and I look forward to being in nature, so there’s no reason…

Inspiration, Meditation, and the joy in being alone at Caledonia State Park


“True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts.” ― Brené Brown Last Sunday I decided to travel to Caledonia State Park, which is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US…

Finding Truth while walking at Wildwood


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I find that it’s super easy to make excuses and lie to myself in order to justify things, to myself ,that is… I’ve had the discussion with myself, while laying in bed in the early morning, of considering…

Learning to trust at Swatara State Park


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s…

Enjoying the journey at Mill Creek Falls


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Today I learned a bit of patience, gratitude, strength, and kindness. All of this while walking in nature. I ventured to Mill Creek Falls, located near River Rd., Airville, PA. The trip took me about an hour to drive there, but just…

Hiking at Tucquan Glen


I decided to celebrate my 30-something birthday with new friends, while climbing up and down hills and valleys, for seven hours, with over a total of 9 miles. I hadn’t anticipated hiking that far, or for that long, and two days later, I’m still feeling that my body wasn’t expecting that either. Regardless, I am…

Travels to Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory


I traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and wrote about my travels in my previous post. Continuing my trip, on Sunday, April 9th I visited Phipps Conservatory . Please see more images on my website HERE.

Chickies Rock, Columbia, Pa.


I recently visited Chickies Rock in Columbia, Pa.  Out for a short hike, up the hill, got a bit lost, then found my way to this spectacular view. In post-processing, decided to create a “paint-like” image using filters. ALL Images © Debra Schell / 2014 ~ All Rights Reserved Prints can be purchased via my website.

Millersburg, PA


  Travels to Millersburg, PA today!~~ All images ©Debra Schell/ 2014 ~ Click HERE for more photos and to ORDER PRINTS!

Penn Pump Park~ Easton, Pa.


Travels to Easton, PA Photography by Debra Schell All images ©Debra Schell/ 2014 Images available for purchase, CLICK HERE for Full Photo Gallery

Lorimer Park


Lorimer Park, Montgomery County, PA © Debra Schell/ 2014 Photographs created on Sept. 5, 2014  FULL PHOTO GALLERY  

Calvert Farm, Trout Run, Pa.


  My sister Melody, is getting married to Dan Calvert. My mom and I traveled to meet Dan’s parent (Walt and Diane) at their farm in Trout Run Pennsylvania on Sunday, Aug. 24. Full Photo Gallery

Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware


  Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware © Debra Schell / 2014 Images created August 15, 2014 FULL PHOTO GALLERY This 933-acre park is divided by grey stone walls built of local stone in the late 1800’s. At that time the property was a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family. This unique area became…

Pittsburgh Parks


I was out in Pittsburgh, PA for work last week and decided that I wanted to check out some parks that I hadn’t been to for a long time, or ever! So here’s a few photos, taken with my iPhone. Locations include Frick Park, Highland Park, and Schenley Park. Click HERE for More photos.

Luray, Va. & Shenandoah National Park


Images of the town Luray, Va. & Shenandoah National Park created on May 2, 2014. Photographs include images of the famous Singing Bell Tower, which is across from the Luray Caverns. Click here for images of the caverns. Go to my website for more photos.

Luray Caverns, Va.


Photographs of Luray Caverns in Luray, Va. Images created on May 2, 2014. Go to my website for many more images.

Long’s Park, Lancaster PA


Photographs of Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA. I had planned a photo shoot there with a client, but the weather didn’t quite work out so well, so we ended up doing them in her home. Check out more photos on my website.

Moon & Trees


At night in my backyard, I noticed the moon shining through the trees. Photographs taken at around 1 a.m. in Harrisburg, Pa.

Photo Exhibit at Ladybug Baking Company & Cafe


  Select photographs will be on exhibit at the Ladybug Bakery & Cafe from October through November, 2013. If you aren’t in the Central Pennsylvania area, go to my website to see photos. 

Peace Day Philly 2013, Part 1


Peace Day Philly started two years ago. It was a small, local idea, spurred by a global initiative to celebrate and embrace peace in the world. I was one year old in 1981, when Peace Day was adopted unanimously through a United Nations Resolution. It stated that the day should be devoted to commemorating and…

Cards, Prints now available at Haven, in Lititz


If you’ve wanted to have a piece of my work, but thought you can’t afford it, well there’s no excuse now, I’ve got cards in Haven, a gift shop, located along Main Street in Lititz. Cards are $4, prints are as low as $20, so stop by and check them out!      

Lizzy & Michael, Engagement Photos


I had the opportunity to photograph a very sweet couple at Longwood Gardens who were recently engaged. The day was perfect for photos and I’m so happy to share them with you. Please go to my website to see a few other photos from the photo shoot. Another interesting part of this story is that…