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  • About Me

    My passion for photography began several years ago, when I purchased my first 35 mm (film) camera. Technology has changed significantly over the years, but what hasn't changed is my love of capturing meaningful moments. The sun rising over the Grand Canyon, or setting over Grand Lake, the day a child is born, the adoring looks of a newly engaged couple, a special anniversary -- capturing these moments and recording the images brings me great joy.

    My goal is to make your photo shoot great fun and to provide you with images that you will cherish for many years. Any of the landscape images on my website, Facebook page, or Instagram can be custom-sized for your home or office. Contact me for prices and for information about upcoming art shows/sales.

    There is beauty all around us and in every individual. Capturing this beauty and reflecting the personality of each person I photograph is very rewarding. I provide on-location portrait shoots in and around the state of Oklahoma, and in my studio in Edmond. I look forward to working with you.

Mount Cook and the New Zealand Countryside

This set of images focuses on the Mount Cook area, and the four-hour hike we took during our brief two-day stay there. Its paradise shelducks are unique to New Zealand and are large and goose-like; the males have black heads and bodies, while the females have white heads with chestnut colored bodies. We also these ducks in (of course) Paradise Valley, outside of Queenstown. Other images included in this set are of Lake Tekapo and the New Zealand countryside, which I thought looked a lot like Tuscany, with its vivid green rolling hills. We were especially excited to revisit Lake Tekapo, which we remembered from our trip to New Zealand 20 plus years ago.  Lake Pukaki, in the Mount Cook area, is known for it exceptional blue color. The blues reminded us the turquoise water in Bora Bora. I’m close to completing my New Zealand images from our November trip. I hope you enjoy these. Any image on my website can be converted into art for your home or office. Contact me if you have questions. sheryl@sherylmclain.com.

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More Alaska Fall Landscapes

As I have been working to finalize our New Zealand images, I realized today that I hadn’t yet posted this set from Alaska, in September. These images were taken in several different places, including Palmer, Sutton, Homer, Seldovia and along the Little Susitna River. I also got to photograph the aspens in the fall, which was a bonus for me. Any of these can be converted into art for your home or office. They are all signed by me and ready to hang. I have printed some of these of canvas and on metal and they are stunning. If you have questions, you can email me directly at sheryl@sherylmclain.com.

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New Zealand’s Most Beloved/Photographed Tree

Before we traveled to New Zealand in November, photographing the Wanaka Tree was near the top of my “must have” shots. We spent a couple of hours in the town of Wanaka, and after finding and photographing THE tree, we had lunch across the street from Lake Wanaka. Such a memorable trip and experience. Any of these images can be converted into art for your home or office. They also make great gifts. Enjoy!

 

 

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Hiking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand

During our time in New Zealand, in November, my husband and I were very excited to hike the Routeburn Track. We had hiked (tramped) the track 22 years ago on our honeymoon, and it has been one of our favorite memories over the years. The Routeburn Track is a world-renowned 32 km tramping (hiking) track on the South Island, classified by the New Zealand Department of Conservation as a “Great Walk” — premier tracks through areas of some of the best scenery in the country, ranging from beaches to dense rain forests and alpine terrain. We did not do the entire multi-day hike, which includes overnight stays in one of the four huts provided along the trail. Instead, we retraced the same hike we did 22 years ago, which took us about 4 hours and was primarily through rain forests. The day we hiked it rained almost non-stop (we had our rain gear on), but it still provided us was incredible views and memories. Here are a few images from our hike. 

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Charming and Rustic Glenorchy, New Zealand

A 45-minute drive from Queenstown, this charming, sleepy little town is on the way to, and minutes from, Paradise Valley. Both areas are said to provide backdrops for the Lord of the Rings productions. It is set on Lake Wakatipu and the Dart River. Many buildings are preserved, and it’s like stepping back in time. A great place to have lunch or a coffee. Or, get a picnic lunch to go and enjoy the scenery, like we did. Contact me if you’d like any of these images converted into art. sheryl@sherylmclain.com.

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