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Nightscape at Longwood Gardens

Last weekend I caught the final evening of the "Nightscape" exhibition at Longwood Gardens with a couple of good friends.  I have to say it was totally awesome! I've never seen a light show like this before, with the plants being backdrops for moving lights and new...

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Halloween Houses!

Just can't resist an old wrecked house! Especially during Halloween! These are just a few of the terrific decrepit, falling-down buildings I've photographed over the years, but these are all fairly recent ruins I've come across. Of course, I have to note that the...

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An Afternoon at Assateague

I have wanted to go down to Assateague / Chinoteague Island since I moved down to Delaware. I had been waiting until after the "tourist season", and finally made the roughly 2 hour drive down on a comfortably cool October weekend. The sky was fluctuating between...

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Happiness Project

The Happiness Project Music Festival is an annual event that was held this past Saturday (9/19/2015) at the Painted Stave Distillery in Smyrna DE, with the purpose of raising awareness of mental health. It was an all-day event and since I had a busy day, I could only...

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Wine Tasting in Smyrna

I'm still getting used to my new hometown of Smyrna, DE but I've made some very nice new friends. Through one of these new friends, I received an invitation to the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association's annual wine tasting fundraiser. The fundraiser included a...

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Drive Along Vandyke Greenspring Road

My friend Jan took me on a drive along scenic Vandyke Greenspring Road that starts along the outskirts of Smyrna and runs northwest to the Maryland border, where it becomes Sassafras Caldwell Road.  She wanted to show it to me because its so pretty, with interesting...

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Chesapeake City Car Show 2015

Chesapeake City, MD hosts a massive car show organized by their Lion’s Club. There were over 600 vehicles just screaming to be photographed! The town itself also presented many great photo opportunities, including a large boat being guided under the magnificent Chesapeake Bridge by a vibrant red tugboat.

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Drive Along Rt. 33 on Tilghman’s Island

The destination of my photo journey was the ruins of St. John's Chapel outside of Easton, MD, but it was not the end of my trek.  After photographing the ruined church, I followed Maryland Route 33 to the end of Tilghman's Island and back. It was a fun day with some...

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My First Delmarva Ruin – St. John’s Chapel

St. John’s Chapel of St. Michael’s Parish is a historic Episcopal church at Easton, Maryland. It is a granite Gothic Revival ruin. The building measures 35 feet wide and 50 feet deep. The chapel was built in about 1835 and abandoned around 1895.

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Bushkill Falls – “Pennsyvania’s Niagara”

I took the opportunity one nice Sunday afternoon to drive up to the Pocono Mountains area of northeast Pennsylvania. I had never been to the Bushkill Falls park – dubbed as the “Pennsylvania Niagara” – but I was looking forward to it. It was a 2 1/2 – 3 hour drive and it was quite crowded that day.

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Goodbye Chamberlain, Goodbye

My wonderful little Chamberlain died June 2, 2014. He had been with me since 2004 and had been found as a stray in the Montgomery County Pennsylvania countryside. Chamberlain was a spunky little black & white cocker spaniel who had a particular affinity with senior citizens, so I figured his previous owner was a senior. He totally loved my Mom…

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My New “Baby” – a Starved Pittie

A few days ago I found a very frightened and lonely pit bull wandering on my street. I don’t live in a part of town where you see stray dogs roaming around, so this was bizarre. I saw her from across the street and it was obvious that she had recently had pups and that she was skin and bones.

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New Jersey Ruins

It's been a very long, hard winter here in Philly - our 3rd snowiest on record and as of the writing of this post, we only had 5 or 6 sunny days since the start of winter (according to the weather report I heard earlier today).  No wonder everyone is depressed!  So I...

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Thunder, Lightning and Color!

I visited my family this summer. They live on a farm in Wisconsin, where the air is clear and you can see colors in the sky that just don't seem possible in a city.  I always forget how many stars there are in the sky until I go back for a visit.  The sunsets are...

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Farewell to my Beloved CALYPSO

My wonderful Calypso has departed this life and has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Let me tell you about my lovely little cocker spaniel. Calypso came to me as a little stray who’d been living on the “lovely” (great irony here) streets of Camden, NJ, making her my...

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A handsome watch and the rule of thirds

I'm primarily a jewelry photographer and although my clients often need what I consider to be boring shots on a white background, I am always happy when I can shoot something with a little more character. I frankly prefer shooting against dark backgrounds, so that was...

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Colleen D. Gjefle
Smyrna, DE 19977
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