Welcome to "Scenes From Far and Near" ! A collection of beautiful and inspirational images from around our world... and our neighborhood. Just select an image or gallery of your choice and click on it for better viewing. Once there you will find an easy selection and a wide variety of print sizes, mats, frames, canvas wraps, metal or acrylic prints, greeting cards plus current pricing and shipping information.
Secure online ordering by most credit cards with direct shipment to you. All orders are professionally printed and assembled to your specifications at a quality facility in the U.S.A., or now one in the U.K. is available for art collectors living in, or shipping their orders to Europe.
My love for photography began as a boy when I was taught the basics by my father. During a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Scout Dog Handler in Vietnam, I purchased an expensive Nikon SLR camera and dreamed of becoming a photographer when I returned home. A family of my own and a new career put that dream on hold, however I have always enjoyed taking photographs. Several years ago, after surviving another kind of war with cancer, I began to really see the beauty in our world. Equipped with a new awareness of life and improved photographic vision, I am now able to find beautiful scenes almost everywhere I go. I am very fortunate to be able to travel to places that may be far away, or simply to visit those places that are near my home.
All of my favorite Scenes From Far And Near are created from my original photographs taken on location. They are then processed by me with added digital enhancements, textures or other effects. All images here are Copyright Mel Steinhauer with all rights reserved. Unauthorized use, alteration, copying, or publishing in any form of media without my written permission in advance is prohibited by U.S. and International Copyright Laws. Exclusive or limited rights for authorized use may only be obtained by an email to me directly through the contact link above.
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