Photography by Cynthia Strain
Welcome. Thirty years’ worth of photographs are gathered here for your enjoyment or purchase. Most are from the Highlands, N.C. area (western N.C.), where I have lived since 1982. Additionally, there are images from the American Southwest, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Florida, Kenya, Mexico and Guatemala. While I am basically a nature photographer, my subject matter covers the waterfront, with landscapes, wildlife, birds, flowers, sunsets, the moon, portraits and abstract subject matter.
Stock photography is also available for advertising, print or web usage. I have far more photos than I can place on this web site, so if you have a specific need, please contact me.
Aerial photography services in the Highlands-Cashiers area are available as well--most shoots cost around $500 including prints.
Wedding, family and individual portraiture in a natural setting are available (in the Highlands/Cashiers area). Please contact me for more information and pricing.
These images will look different on every computer monitor. Please be assured that all prints are made with attention to color, saturation and light so that no matter how they may appear on your monitor, they will look beautiful on your wall.
My latest book, "Highlands Through the Seasons," is a 190-page coffee table book that celebrates the beauty of Highlands. The book was published in September 2012 and features photography from my 30 years in Highlands of scenic vistas, waterfalls, and mountains in the Highlands area, as well as Main Street, buildings/churches, and local animals and flowers. Click on the link to see a preview of images. It is priced at $49.50 and will be available at Mill Creek Gallery & Framing as well as selected retail outlets in Highlands and vicinity.
I hope that the passion and wonder that I felt when making these photos translates to something that moves your heart and stirs your soul.
- Cynthia Strain