shisley

Shirley Valencia

has been a member since Jan 2010 and goes by shisley.

I dearly love photography. I am a writer, artist and very passionate about photography. I was a photo journalist for nine years, but the joy and excitement of shooting the great outdoors and all that it offers, make my day.

When I am stressed I take my camera and go for hours shooting everything and anything. I don't know about you , but I never tire of GOD'S creation. Every day is another photo shoot for me.

Thank you all who take the time to view my Photos.

Doing St. Louis , TtV style
Photo Essay

Doing St. Louis , TtV style

9 May 2012878 views

TtV a artful form of photography using two cameras.

Beautiful Ladies in Bloom
Photo Essay

Beautiful Ladies in Bloom

3 Feb 20122020 views

No on can describe the beauty of a flower like the old Webster Dictionary.. "The best part of a seed"

The Fabulous Gateway to the West
Photo Essay

The Fabulous Gateway to the West

9 Nov 2010904 views

The city of Saint Louis is an awesome city. It is alive with activity every night and day of the week..

Following a dream
Photo Essay

Following a dream

20 Aug 20101668 views

At the age of five Chris was swimming 25 meters along with the six and eight year old.

Horseshoe Lake State Park
Photo Essay

Horseshoe Lake State Park

12 Aug 20101681 views

Oxbow lake only three feet deep and the second largest natural lake in Illinois.

Wondrous Beauty
Photo Essay

Wondrous Beauty

1 Aug 20102003 views

Coming face to face with some of the most beautiful butterflies in the world.

It always rains "Pennies from Heaven"  in my heart
Photo Essay

It always rains "Pennies from Heaven" in my heart

24 Mar 20101374 views

When I was a little girl I always had my little purse full of pennies. I thought they came from Heaven.

A little boy more precious than gold
Photo Essay

A little boy more precious than gold

18 Mar 2010884 views

My great grandson lives in Florida and is growing up to fast for me.

Barns across our Country
Photo Essay

Barns across our Country

15 Mar 20101863 views

I love to photograph the beauty of a dilapidated old barn. You can count on an interesting story behind each one.

Site where the movie "Escape from New York" was filmed reopened
Feature Story

Site where the movie "Escape from New York" was filmed reopened

9 Mar 20102043 views

The Chain of Rocks Bridge on old route 66 is reopened as a bike and pedestrian trail after being closed for over a decade.

An Arch and it isn't golden
Photo Essay

An Arch and it isn't golden

8 Mar 20101291 views

I love the Saint Louis Gateway Arch. I never tire of photographing the megastructure.

Granite City IL.  American Steel Town
Where I'm At

Granite City IL. American Steel Town

8 Mar 20101829 views

Have you ever wondered which city in Illinois produces the vast majority of steel that you come into contact with on a daily basis?