Welcome to a collection of my favorite 'Scenes From Far and Near' ! Just select a gallery and click on any image for better viewing and for an easy selection of print sizes, mats, frames, canvas wraps, metal or acrylic prints, cards, pricing and shipping information.
My love for photography began as a boy when I was taught the basics by my father. During a tour of duty 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 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.
In 2006 I began selling my photographs locally, then later in 2009 I established my online galleries here with Fine Art America. While continuing to travel, improve techniques and add to my ever-increasing inventory, my art has now been purchased by collectors in the majority of our 50 states as well as those in other countries around the world. Although I am no longer a young man, my passion for this art form grows and I will continue to create and share my art with others for as long as possible.
All of my images are created from my original photographs taken on location by adding digital enhancements, textures or other painterly-style effects. Many are also available in Black and White and all 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 use may only be obtained by an email to me directly through the contact link above. To view more scenes from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio only, please visit my other website at: www.TriStateArt.com.
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