Christal Steele [Christal]

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BIOGRAPHY
12/27/2011 Happy New Year to all of my Photo.net friends. I'm starting the year with a freshly updated portfolio. I've deleted about 50 images, and I apologize if some of your comments/suggestions were deleted with them. Please feel free to offer suggestions on my new images, which I look forward to loading as I'm able. I am a 56-yr. old violinist who spends much of her time working as assistant concertmaster of a major symphony orchestra. I spend much time indoors practicing, rehearsing with my orchestra, and private teaching. My husband and I are active volunteers with the American Red Cross, and we have worked some national disasters in addition to helping local fire and flood victims. We love to travel to places near and far, and we love nature and being outdoors.....camping, biking, hiking, and birding. Our interest in photography has evolved as an off-shoot from the above activities, and we've been inspired by many of our friends who have been to exotic places and taken some excellent photos. The digital age intimidates us a bit, but sites like photo.net will enable us to expand our knowledge and hopefully have fun doing so. p bVisitors by locationb/ - Starting August 20, 2009 - Thanks for your visit a href"http://s01.flagcounter.com/more/PVr"img src"http://s01.flagcounter.com/count/PVr/bg6B8EFF/txt080808/border080808/columns5/maxflags248/viewers0/labels1/pageviews1/" alt"free counters" border"0"/a

Country: US

GALLERIES

FLORALS/BOTANICALS

CRITTERS (wild)

BIRDS

JUST FOR FUN

SCENERY

PEOPLE & PORTRAITURE

Desert Plants

Colors and Abstracts

Black & White Offerings

Digitally altered

IN AND AROUND INDIANA

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Impressions of Chicago

ARIZONA

WINTER IN INDIANA

Indianapolis as Host of Super Bowl XLVI

FOOD

FAMILY

CANADA....here and there

BADLANDS & BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

PALOUSE, EASTERN WASHINGTON

MONTANA AND GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

IMPRESSIONS OF ALASKA (MORE COMING SOON)

Jasper National Park & Mt. Edith Cavell

NEWEST IMAGES ADDED as of Nov. 2016

SMOKY MOUNTAINS

SKIES

CRITTERS (Not so wild)

MARINE & SEA CREATURES

INDIANAPOLIS AREA

PHOTOS

Does anyone know the name of this flower? The photo was taken in Hawaii.

Forest of ginger

Anthurium, Hawaii

Orchid

Bed of tulips....downtown Victoria, Vancouver Island

Get me down from here! Bighorn sheep (female), Jasper, Alberta

Spider monkey.....Costa Rica

Great Egret.....Costa Rica

Got him in flight!! Great Egret...Costa Rica

My husband 'playing' golf with Tiger and Arnie.....Las Vegas Wax Museum

Chipmunk....Lake Louise, Alberta

Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

Jasper National Park

Poas Volcano, Costa Rica

Sky over Conner Prairie, Indianapolis

Camouflaged gecko....Big Island, Hawaii

Canopy of leaves

Sunset in Joshua Tree National Park

Taken in the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas

Stovepipe Wells, DVNP

Pupfish pond at Ash Meadows.

Yucca, Joshua Tree National Park

Cholla, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, sunset

Delicate

The back of the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas

All cracked up.

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Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley National Park

These boots are made for walking.....

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The Beatles

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Great Horned Owl, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree at dusk

Yucca flower, Joshua Tree National Park

I didn't know these people, but as you can tell they were delighted when I asked if I could take their picture.

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Zabriskie Point

Sandfire yellow bearded Dragon

Lazy Days

Surfboard Fence

Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes, DVNP

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

I'll follow you anywhere!

My first digital creation (view larger)

Smoke Tree

Cool Creek Nature Preserve

Cool Creek Nature Preserve

Smoke tree

Stovepipe Wells, DVNP.......please read technical details

Wheel in Roller Mill with dappled sun

Palouse Twilight

"Not tonight, honey...I have a headache!"

Rippled Rocks

Slate blue

Streak

Minimalist Palouse #1

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Minimalist Palouse #2 Red Barn

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Road to Nowhere

Black Cloud Palouse (Please view large)

A Bad Horn Day

Early Morn

Minimalist Palouse #4

Minimalist Palouse #3

Palouse Twilight #2 (Please read note)

Center stage

Heavenly Palouse

Imposing

75J and Friend

Yummy! (Look at the tongue!)

Dahmen Barn

Many Glaciers

Soft Beauty

Illuminate

Wildflower

Minimalist Palouse #5

Orchid

P'tooey

Togetherness...Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica

Unknown flower

Pin-stripe and Sparkle Blues

This is my first attempt at street photography, but since I've cropped in so close I decided to enter this in the portrait category.

Alberta Grain Barn

He Went That-a-Way!

The Anatomy of a Dandelion

Blue Mesa in Petrified Forest

Hummingbird at rest

"Give me a 'Y'!"

Green on Orange

Welcoming Arms Saguaro

Antelope Canyon

Navajo Ancestry

Dale Chihuly Marbles

'Pretty Bird' Profile

Slot Canyon in Arizona

Where's my Dental Floss? Please view larger.

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Old time barber shop

Somewhere over N. Arizona

Roots (Please view larger)

Spider Rock...Canyon de Chelly

Antelope Canyon

Flowing Sand...Antelope Canyon

Rusty

Diagonal Antelope Canyon

Corral and tapestry

My 2nd digital alteration (view larger)

Cradled Sunset

Neon bouquet

Round Barn in Indiana Cornfield

Flag furled in Denim

Burning Leaves

Happy Halloween to all my friends at Photo.net

Light Painting Technique

Green Ghoul with Spiked Hair

'Escape' Goat

Tough Day at the Zoo

"Wait! My Hair!"

Dusk at Cannon Beach

Sun Beams

Ecola State Park

Haystack at Cannon Beach

Navajo Tapestry

Learning Curve

Corridor of light and shadows

Golden Rapids (Revised version from the original...I've put a different frame around it).

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Alberta Sunset

Footsteps to the bridge

Indiana waterfall

Up to the rooftop

Parsley bandit

"I Nailed It"

"Ze Plane, Ze Plane" for those of you who remember the TV Show 'Fantasy Island'

Fancy Feet

Not so 'Rosey'

Sunflower

"Pisaster Ochraceus", Purple Starfish

"Heralding" the mail

God Beams

Ad for Nike?

Yin Yang

'Electric' Eel

Party Food

Food of Love Postcard

The 'Eyes' Have It

GGB Dressed in Yellow

Underwater Ballet

Peyto Lake (Please view large)

Harbinger of Autumn

Scroll down to see how small this really is.

Twig Artistry

Galaxy of Ice

Ice on the Bias

Blue Ice

Winter's Beauty (Please view larger)

Winter's Dream

Snow Geese Hill

A Snowy Creekbed (Please see larger view)

Contrasts of winter (Please view larger)

Food of Love (Happy Valentine's Day)

2 Prisoner of War buddies reunite

I'm bored in here!

The universal gesture (no offense intended)

Tinged in pink

Striations of color

Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Whidbey Island, WA

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Fog Artistry on the Oregon Coast

Happy Halloween

Path of Solitude

Calm Reflections

Super Bowl XLVI Light Show (Please view larger)

Indiana World War Memorial (Please view larger)

Super Bowl XLVI Headquarters

Super Bowl Roman Numerals on Monument Circle

Indianapolis Capitol (Please view larger)

News Team

Super Bowl XLVI Headquarters

Super Fan

Anything for the shot

Home of the Indianapolis Colts, NFL football team. Super Bowl XLVI will be played here in 2012.

St. Elmo's Steak House, downtown Indianapolis

My man Peyton Manning

Ways to Stay Warm at the Super Bowl

Football....an American pastime

Party Boys

Capitol Indianapolis

Designer Toilets?

Let's Join Hands 1 (Please view larger)

No Parking

Super Bowl lights abstract

Super Bowl XLVI Headquarters

Stepping between the reflections (please view large)

Old Michigan City Lighthouse (larger view available)

The resident at 629

Silhouettes (view larger)

Dinner! (Please view larger)

Wanna play? (Please view larger)

Historic chandelier (Larger view available)

Stained glass abstract (please view large)

Twins (Please view large)

Ice Inversion (Please view larger)

Above the clouds

Harbinger of Spring

Prairies of Southern Indiana (Please view larger)

Eastern Bluebird

Fuzzy Great Horned Owlets (view larger)

Generations past (view larger)

Need plant identification, please. (view large)

Times Gone By (Please view large)

Veggies from my kitchen

Melodic

Big sprinkler? (Please view large)

Chicago Store front

This was a gift.

Tulip impressions

High Rise

Hello!

Storefront 2 Downtown Chicago (please view large)

Underwater ballet

Chillin' in Chicago (please view larger)

Where in the world is?

Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago (Best viewed large)

High Rise 2 (View large)

Friendship (View large)

Burst of tulips

Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Chicago

A Total Mistake

Look what Grandpa taught me!

Star-crossed lovers?

Adoring Grandpa

I want that one!

Shifty eyes (please view large)

This is one long deer! (Please see the large view)

The Last Supper? (Please view large)

Morning light (Please view large)

Family outing at the zoo (large view available)

Behind Bars (larger view available)

River Rock Abstract

Dunvegan Suspension Bridge (large view available)

'Double Paned' Window (large view available)

Trees Exhibit A (large view available)

Trees Exhibit B

Trumpeter Swans

In Formation (please view large)

Cactus abstract (Please view large)

Sundial

#1 and #2 ? Pardon the potty humor

White Pass/Yukon Railroad (please view large)

Bighorn (large view available)

MOOOOVE, please! (large view available)

Alone in the Palouse

Canola Contrasts

Badlands 1 'Protective Big Brother' (large view available)

Badlands 2 (large view available)

Badlands 3 'Storm Brewing' (large view available)

Lenticular cloud (please view large)

Badlands 5 'Juncture' (please view large)

Badlands 6 'Prairie Meets Mountains' (Click for larger view)

Stealthy (Click for larger view)

Regeneration (Click for larger view)

BEWARE! (Click for larger view)

"Not So Bad' Lands (Click for larger view)

Early Morn in Badlands (Click for larger view)

Montana Skies (Click for larger view)

Badlands Oasis (Click for larger view)

Yellow Mounds 2 (Click for larger view)

Stark (Click for larger view)

Striations (Click for larger view)

Contrast (Click for larger view)

First Ice Cream Cone (Click for larger view)

Pier 5/3.2 (Click for larger view)

Canoeing at Glacier National Park (Click for larger view)

Alaskan State Fair Abstract 1 (Please view large)

Jagged Peaks (Click for larger view)

Haunting Eyes (and an exercise in patience) Please view large.

Logan Pass 1

Yellow Mounds Dusk (Please view large)

Mountain and Sky 2 (Click for larger view)

Yellow Mounds 3 (Please view large)

Goose Island (click for larger view)

Spectrum

Abandoned church

Prairie Window (please view large)

Magpie (Click for larger view)

Josephine Lake (Click for larger view)

Fireworks (Click for larger view)

Shades of Grey (Please click for larger view)

Lone Pine (please click for larger view)

In the Spotlight (Please click for larger view)

Angel Glacier (Please click for larger view)

Mt. Edith Cavell meander (Please click for larger view)

Through the Trees (Please click for larger view)

Nature's Chaos (Please click for larger view)

In camera blur (Please click for larger view)

Mini Waterfall (Click for larger view)

In Harmony (Click for larger view)

Happy Thanksgiving from 'Tom' (view large)

Maligne Canyon 3 (large view available)

Mt. Robson 1 (large view available)

Tree face horizontal (large view available)

Glacier (please click for larger view)

Cowboy Bob (read attached story & please view large)

Classic Bridal (Please click for larger view)

Man's First Nose Ring?

Smoky Mountains (Please click for larger view)

Smoky Mountains Barn (Please click for larger view)

Fall Specimen from Smoky Mountains

A Stroll (Please click for larger view)

Bible

Smoky Mountain Morning (Please click for larger view)

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Kaleidoscopic Reflection

Leaves Among the Trees

Altered State

Mountain Stream B&W (please click on image for larger view)

Country Lane (Please click for large view)

Dusk in Cades Cove

White House (Please view larger)

Rapids (Please click for large view)

Diagonal Tree Line

Fuchsia Skies (click for larger view)

A Closer View (Please view large)

Simply Father (Please click for larger view.)

Little Cabin in the Woods (Please click for larger view)

Grandeur of the Smokies (please click for larger view)

Liquid Gold (Please click for larger view)

Together (Please click for larger view)

6 points (Please click for larger view)

Super Moon Triptych (Please click for larger view)

Garden of 1000 Buddhas in Montana (Please click on image for larger view)

Mountain Stream (Please click for larger view)

Another view (Please click for larger view)

Grazing (Please click for larger view)

May your holidays be bright!

Show Stopper

Smoky Mountain Morning B&W (Please click for larger view)

Early Morn in the Smokies (Please click for larger view)

False Advertising?

Bygone Times (Please click for larger view)

Montana Night Sky (Please click for larger view)

Red Sky Montana (Please click for larger view)

Volcanic Skies (Please click for larger view)

Twilight on the Palouse

Deserted (Please click for larger view)

Tiger Cub (Please click for larger view)

Three Generations (Please click for larger view)

Wedding Party Kids Trying to Stay Clean

Blue Heron (Please click for larger view)

Sycamores on the Wabash (Please click for larger view)

Pool Party (Please click for larger view)

Solitary

Narrows Covered Bridge (Please click for larger view)

Under the Bridge (Please click for larger view)

Glowing embers woods scene (please view large)

Peaceful Morn (Please view large)

Julia

Land

Bounty (Please click for large view)

Trash the Dress custom (please view large)

Trash the Dress 2

Tension

Natural Framing (Please view large)

Good Enough? (Please view large)

Blue Moon (please view large)

Golden Eye (Please view large)

Guess Who? (Please view large)

Dedication Hill (please view large)

Sheath of Ice (Please click for large view)

Snow Falling on Cedars (Please view large)

Historic Covered Bridge

Deer (click for larger view)

Softness

I pick Door #3. (Please view larger)

Jimmy Fallon perhaps??

Contortions of a Sycamore (Please view large)

Posing (Click for larger view)

Baker's Camp Bridge 1901 (Please view large)

Rooster (please view large)

Lion (Please view large)

Homemade (Please view large)

Halibut Cove with eagle (please view large)

Sunrise Through the Trees (Please view large)

No Eggs? (Please view larger)

Morning glow (Please view large)

Prairie cabin (Please view large)

Emily

Portrait of an Eagle

Indianapolis Men's Chorus (please view large)

Tim

Hiding

Winter Prismatic

Funky Hat

Holcomb Gardens (Please view large)

Out of hibernation (please view large)

Big Horn Sheep portrait (please view large)

A Mother's Love

Birthday Cake (please view large)

Calf Roping B&W (please view large)

Calf Roping Color (Please view large)

Bull Rider

Trey

Ashley2 (for true colors, please view large)

Trey2

Ashley2

Vacant (Please click for large view)

Two for the price of one

Wedding cake

Men of Stone (please view large)

Cuteness Personified (colors more accurate in large view)

Murat Temple in Indianapolis

Palouse Red Barn (please view large)

Palouse Countryside (please view larger)

Palouse lane through the wheat fields (Please view larger)

Palouse Yellow Truck (please view large for accurate colors)

Waiting (please view larger)

Dusk at Salmon Arm Wharf (please view large)

Coming in for a Landing (please view large)

Show and Tell for school

Twins in stripes (please view large)

Eyes

Steptoe Butte

Tree abstract

Smokies in autumn

Mingus Mill

Glacier (Please view large)

Tree abstract (Please view large)

Glacier National Park (Please view large)

Snowy (Please view large)

Telephone operator

The Famous Kiss

English Bulldog

Twins

Cauldron

Landing

Head On

Happy

Foggy Morn

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Early Morn Bar Harbor Maine

Early Morn book store

Mallard

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Coastal Maine sunrise

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Colorful reflections

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Twisted chain

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Coastal Maine sunset

Weathered boat

Boat and reflection

Female Rufous Hummingbird

Male Calliope Humminbird

Rufous female humminbirds

Male Rufous Hummingbird