Cynthia Staples

has been a member since Apr 2007 and goes by Payne.

I am a freelance writer living in Boston. I grew up in Virginia, not far from the Blue Ridge Mountains. When I have a camera in my hand, I am particularly fascinated by light and how it illuminates and reveals textures and colors. You can read my creative musings at

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8 May 201111 views
In "Photo Challenge: May Flowers"

The Blue Egg

8 May 201110 views

In the Blue Ridge Mountains

11 Apr 201121 views
In "Growing Up"

Green Stars in the Water

10 Apr 201112 views, 1 comment
In "Ripple Effect"


14 Feb 201123 views, 1 favorite, 1 comment
In "Bloom"

Winter Light on a Table

27 Jan 201110 views


24 Jan 201110 views, 2 favorites

Melissa's Frog

24 Jan 201121 views
In "Pretty Ugly"

Autumn Memories

14 Dec 201013 views, 1 favorite


13 Dec 201019 views, 1 favorite
In "Fabulous"

New England Sunset

22 Nov 201019 views
In "Through the Window"


21 Nov 20105 views

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