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.

Lorimer Park


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

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.

Open House/ Art Sale~


If you are in the Harrisburg area, join me for my open house where selected images previously exhibited will be 50 % OFF ~!!! This is an awesome deal if you love my photography and have wanted a piece to call your own. In addition to my work, music, and improv will be happening, so…

Travels to O.C. N.J.


I had a great adventure yesterday, traveling from Harrisburg, Pa. to Schwenksville, Pa., to Ocean City, N.J., all in a day, along with a cute couple who just happen to be expecting soon! Here’s some photos from our adventure. (The pregnancy photos will be shown later, after her baby shower.) For more photos, Go To…

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…

Week 51: Winter


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

New photography exhibits announced!


My first solo gallery exhibit in Lititz went well and I sold two prints! Now the photos are in my home but some exciting news – the nature exhibit will be at two location this year! November: MJ’s Coffeehouse, 36 E. Main Street, Annville, Pa. ; December: Willow Suites, 752 Willow Street, Lebanon, Pa. Don’t forget about…

Week 16: Growth


Nothing can stop mother nature, that’s what I think when I see something like this, flowers growing through a ladder that is sitting next to my porch. It still grows through the steps. For more from the project, go to my website, debraschell.zenfolio.com/52weekphotoproject/hae509b7#hae5…