Original photography by Barbara Snyder M.A.Ed. (We have included selected images by Floyd Snyder in this gallery as well.) Barbara lives on the Central Coast of California. As a California native she has always felt the allure of the great variety of natural features offered in her home state. Born in Santa Maria, California, Barbara graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo as a history major, English minor. She earned her Master's degree in education from the same university and began a teaching career that has spanned over 3 decades. During that time photography has always been a part of her life and has been enhanced by the opportunities for summer travel and finding new subjects and interests to expand her photographic endeavors. Being a co-owner of an art and frame gallery several years past has provided experiences that have added to her repertoire of skills and versatility in thinking. Barbara has been featured in Strictly Business Magazine, a Central Coast publication, designed to showcase local talents and to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit. She has also written several articles and provided photographic contributions to that and other publications. Whether it is seascapes, vineyards, desert, mountains, forest and all that in between, the pursuit of "fresh, natural and alive" subjects and scenes has inspired Barbara's work. She has shown a special fascination in her most recent works with the tropical features of Hawaii and the desert landscapes of Arizona. Barbara's work offers a simplistic, rich view of life. Her work has been acclaimed as sensitive photography dedicated to bringing otherwise little-noticed scenes to the public eye. Barbara's has brought the peace and tranquility of nature into so many homes. Her images hold the viewer with their sheer beauty and visual appeal that provide the lyrical commentary of nature's many gifts.