Deborah Downes

has been a member since Sep 2008 and goes by dsdownes.

My life as a global nomad (about 22 years) continues to influence my writing and photography. When I lived in Shanghai, I went through a sea change of sorts, resulting in a major shift in my writing (from fiction to memoir) and a great new love, photography. Currently my husband and I live in Garland, Texas, near our daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters.

Also at: http://www.redbubble.com/people/dsdownes

The Wedding Planner

29 Jul 2013912 views, 27 favorites, 27 comments
Hot! In "Woman in Red"


22 Jul 2013100 views, 24 favorites, 21 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Truck Stops"

A Room with a View

16 Jul 2013132 views, 38 favorites, 33 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Rural Living"

Curtain into the Past

8 Jul 2013106 views, 25 favorites, 26 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Layers"

Fancy Hat Pins

8 Jul 2013121 views, 25 favorites, 21 comments, In 1 collection
Hot! In "Soak Up the Rainbow!!!"

Hotel del Coronado

24 Jun 201395 views, 21 favorites, 19 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Beach Bums"

Piazza Saminiati

24 Jun 201384 views, 21 favorites, 19 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: The Gardens of Summer"


10 Jun 2013231 views, 36 favorites, 37 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: An EDM Uprising"

Evening Dip

3 Jun 201385 views, 23 favorites, 22 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Breath of Mountain Air"

A Natural Crown

27 May 201375 views, 17 favorites, 17 comments, In 2 collections
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Moments Caught"

Waiting for the Show

27 May 201384 views, 16 favorites, 13 comments, In 2 collections
Hot! In "Favorite Outfit"

Italian Curves

20 May 2013153 views, 41 favorites, 30 comments, In 2 collections
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Dangerous Curves Ahead"

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Deborah's votable photos

Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?