Denver Experience, Part 3


This is the third in a series of stories from my experience traveling to Denver, Colorado. Please read the second one here.  September 26 Journal Entry: As I stepped onto the gravel pathway, I took a deep breath and closed my eyes, I took a moment to be grateful for this moment, and vowed to…

Persistence at Hickory Run


“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ― Seneca Up one hill, down another, up again, so much that I had to stop to catch my breath. Then down, down, down, sometimes tip-toeing, sometimes sliding, sometimes going “Slow-Motion”, but I did get up and down the mountain, well one of the mountains at…

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…

Peace Day 2015 Video “What will you do for Peace?”


This video was created on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Peace Day Philly volunteers asked random people in Rittenhouse Square what they can do to contribute to a more peaceful world. The idea was to get people thinking about Peace Day, on Sept. 21. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE The United Nations International Day of Peace, September…

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.

Travels in Lancaster County


After picking up artwork in Lancaster, I decided to travel around and make some photographs. Click here for more photos on my website and to order any prints.  All photographs ©Debra Schell/ 2014 ~ All Rights Reserved

Lorimer Park


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

New Castle, Delaware


  Full Photo Gallery  Photography ©Debra Schell/ 2014 Created August 15, 2014 Info about the town: New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic. Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement was constantly changing. The…

HYP Italian Lake Concert Series – The Villones


Harrisburg Young Professionals is continuing a favorite tradition of live, outdoor music with the Italian Lake Summer Concert Series! The Villones The Villones, Dean and Vicki, have been performing together in a wide variety of venues for over ten years. While their musical skills enable them to perform a large variety of music, in many genres,…

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.

Peace Day Philly 2013 Video


Last year I participated in activities during International Day of Peace, and I wanted to document events during Philadelphia’s event that day, Peace Day Philly.  I attended “What Can You Do for Peace?” on Friday (Sept. 20) evening. The event was held at Hawthorn Park in Philly. Several people spoke that night, encouraging the crowd…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

My Views 2013, Y ~ Bridges of Harrisburg


To view more of  “My Views” go to my Website. Selected images from this collection are on exhibit at the Lewis Street Gallery. The images, which are framed, matted, and signed are available for purchase and are on sale for 50 percent off! !~ Contact me if you are interested in purchasing my work! All…

A view of Harrisburg from City Island


This was taken with my  smartphone just before I went to the Harrisburg Senators baseball game last Thursday.   For more of “My Views” go to my website. 

My Views, 2013


It’s finally spring! Time for me to continue my series titled “My Views” – a collection of photographs taken with my Droid smartphone. Several photographs from last year, when I started the project, are up at 2nd Floor Gallery in Mechanicsburg, Pa. I’ll be adding more of these and hopefully I’ll be exhibiting new work…

Nature Photograph selected for the 85th Annual International Juried Exhibit


A photograph from my nature photography exhibit has been selected for the Art Association of Harrisburg‘s 85th Annual International Juried Exhibit. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Art Association building, 21 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Go to my website to view more photographs.  The exhibit will be…

Nature Exhibit up @ Central Penn College


I spent the morning putting up my Nature Photography Exhibit at Central Penn College with the help of my business manager aka “MoM” and Paul Kiesow, art gallery curator for the college. Make sure and stop by to view the work, it will be up until the end of May! Go To My Website if…

Revisit photo walk in Lititz, Pa.


I revisited Lititz, Pa., which was recently named the “Coolest Small Town in America, 2013” by Budget Travel. It was a great chance to reshoot the places I did back in 2011. While walking around along Main Street in downtown Lititz, I started to photograph a metal sculpture and then saw another one, so I…

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…