Member Monday Featuring Steve Coyle

Our next Member Monday transports us back to simpler times. We imagine sitting by the water, skipping rocks, and listening to the roar of the creek. Steve Coyle created a wonderful landscape composition, that we just had to share!

We love the story behind this image—bringing Steve’s passion for the visual arts full circle! Read all about this colorful, idyllic cabin in the woods below.

About the Photo

Title – Mills Turn

Location – Babcock State Park, West Virginia

I put together a jigsaw puzzle of this scene when I was a boy in the 70s. The jigsaw was old at the time as it was one my grandmother had that I believe she bought when my mother was young. A few years ago I found out where this mill was and it’s been on my bucket list since to make my own image.

Time of year was important to me as well, so I had to wait for the right time and hopefully be lucky enough to be there at peak fall foliage. Luckily everything came together in 2019 and I got a break in the rain during our visit.

Gear and Software

I used my Nikon D810 with a Sigma 24-105 Art lens to capture the image. Then a combination of Lightroom, Photoshop and the Luminar plugin for processing the image.

Photography Preferences

For pleasure, I love to photograph landscapes. I love to hike and taking my camera on those hikes is my way to escape and bring back memories of what I saw. I also photograph weddings, portraits, and events in my part-time photography business.

Photography Inspiration

 My inspiration came from that jigsaw puzzle I put together years ago.

Favorite KelbyOne Class

It is hard for me to pick one favorite since I have been a member for several years and have watched many great instructors that I have gathered ideas for both personal projects and professional work. 

You can find Steve’s website at

Steve is also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with his work.

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