Posts in Category: Etsy

150 Years – Happy Anniversary Yellowstone

Spend the night in a National Park. It’s not enough to drive through it at noon with the masses. You need to breath in the early morning air, watch the animals and the light move at dusk, and see the stars at night. If everyone did that just once, I am convinced our planet and every living thing on it would be better off. We protect what we love.

Yellowstone National Park marked its 150th anniversary on March 1, 2022. Below is a Yellowstone slideshow of just a few highlights from the summer of 2019. That was my first, but won’t be my last, visit to the surreal landscapes of Yellowstone.

Find some prints available on Etsy or contact me to inquire about a particular image and format.

Red-tailed Hawk Spa Day

Talk about scenes that take your breath away. This Red-tailed Hawk enjoying a steamy, sunlit rooftop was why I became a photographer. Seeing a stunning moment, capturing it on camera, and sharing it with others is so satisfying.

As the hawk images were hands down my favorite shots of the year, I knew immediately the image to submit to the Flickr’s Your Best Shot 2021. It had already won my heart, but I was thrilled to have it featured on the “Explore” page on January 1st. A wonderful start to the year! “Hawk Spa” was also one of only 20 photographs selected for “Honorable Mention.” It feels amazing to see my work in such a gorgeous gallery.

Prints of “Hawk Spa” and one other of this fancy lady gazing at her feathers like Cinderella before the ball are available on Etsy.

Red-tailed hawk enjoys the steam and morning sunlight on a rooftop in Oregon.

Bridge City – Sightseeing at Home

While the last year has put some of our big travel dreams on hold, it has also offered a chance to look deeper at where we are. I know I am often compelled to take photos of every bridge I roam, but literally some of the best ones have been at home! Portland certainly holds true to its nickname: Bridge City.

This image of the Hawthorne Bridge has a place in my living room alongside iconic travel photos of Italy’s Ponte Vecchio, Bridge of Sighs, and Rialto Bridge. Now all of these favorite prints are also available in my Etsy shop. I have to say I was pretty thrilled that a recent customer shared my desire to be a tourist at home and is now displaying the Hawthorne Bridge in an impressive 20×30 right in Portland.

Sunset through Portland city buildings over Hawthorne Bridge by photographer Angie Windheim.

Winter in Oregon’s Birdland

February finally brought the freeze to my Willamette Valley home in Oregon. Most of us would rather travel to enjoy the snow on Mt. Hood with skis or snowboards rather than pick up the pieces of broken trees and power lines in our neighborhoods. Still, it is pretty amazing experience to hear the silence and see our backyards in a completely different way.

Birds steal the show for me when the snow falls. They bring the color, they puff up to twice their size, and dazzle me with their music and resilience to the cold. These are not fair weather feathered friends.

You can find this Thrush and more of my Winter in Birdland images available in print on Etsy. Prints are 10% off for a limited time.

Orange Thrush in winter

2021 is Wide Open

Rather than lament this past (insert expletive) year, I am just going to happy dance myself into 2021. When has a year felt so poised for a fundamental shift in how we care for ourselves, each other, and our precious planet? We can only change the world if we welcome change with a big hug. And, don’t we all need a hug right now?

It appears that I am not the only one feeling this sense of being wide open in the new year. I shipped two prints in the first week of 2021. Both are inspiring scenes filled with vibrant, in-your-face color. Both are also expansive, breathtaking breath-filling examples of what we can experience when we protect our public lands.

“Tree of Life” was taken in the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, and has been published by both the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and The Wetlands Conservancy. To see a full collection of prints, visit the AngieWindheimPhoto Etsy Shop.
“Sunset Over Sage” was taken in the Steens Mountain Wilderness.

Travel to Italy in AngieWindheimPhoto Etsy Shop

Travel photography triggers our nostalgia and fuels our wanderlust. I recently took a trip down memory lane courtesy of my Italy photo galleries. My first European adventure, a tour through Florence and Venice, was brought vividly back to life. 

After I swooned and reminisced, I decided it was time to put my favorite images out into the universe. I am thrilled to offer my best Italy portraits in a new Etsy print collection. My hope is that my work inspires travelers to put Italy firmly at the top of their bucket lists. And if you are lucky enough to have roamed Tuscany and the canals of Venice, may these prints rekindle magical memories from past adventures.

I have been a frequent shopper on Etsy, but the platform is basically new for me as a contributor. I’d love input or suggestions in the comments below. What products and materials would like to see? Digital downloads for DIY projects? I made my own 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle through Shutterfly with a Venice at night image. All that crazy sky and water made for a challenging quarantine project!

Would you prefer mounted and ready-to-hang prints so you just pick a size and a place on your wall. For my home, I print on lustre paper that is mounted on black gatorfoam. It’s modern, lightweight but sturdy, and gorgeous. Currently my Italy portraits in the AngieWindheimPhoto Etsy shop are available as archival prints in deep velvet matte, vibrant shimmery pearl, or the popular lustre. 


Italy Prints by AngieWindheimPhoto