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 with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, I purchased an expensive Nikon 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.
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.
I have created all of my favorite Scenes From Far And Near images from my original photographs taken on location, by adding digital enhancements, textures, painterly style brush strokes or other effects. These effects and image details will become more visible by clicking inside the green magnifier square as the cursor is placed over the image. 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.
Please stop back soon as new images are being added every week. Give yourself, family or friends the gift that keeps giving all year long. Give the Gift of Art !
Thank you and best wishes !