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Thanks for visiting my photo gallery. If you like what you see, please leave comments or hit that little green "thumbs up" icon that appears when you mouse over a photo. If you don't like what you see, well, I can't help you.

I shoot with the Canon EOS 30D and a decent collection of glass. Most recent shots have been tweaked in photoshop. The older photos in these galleries were taken with the Canon S2 IS and the Canon S400.

Check out my live music movies at http://www.youtube.com/tnoelle
I post selected shots on Flickr, too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tara-noelle/
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Featured Galleries

Will Ward 2012

Updated: Dec 02, 2012 6:47pm PST

Friends & Family


Disney 2012

Tara & Will's first visit to Disney.

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:15am PST

Camera Awesome Photos

Updated: Jan 16, 2014 12:08pm PST

Will Ward 2012 (phone pics)

Updated: Dec 17, 2012 12:15pm PST

Will Ward 2012

Updated: Dec 02, 2012 6:47pm PST

Will Ward

Displaying from newest to oldest.

Updated: Dec 06, 2011 6:29pm PST

Women of Vision

A lovely evening at the Evans-Kavaldjians that included a photo shoot ...

Updated: May 01, 2010 2:52pm PST

Watermelon Park Fest 2009

Updated: Oct 04, 2009 11:11am PST

Bug macros, summer 2009

Updated: Aug 08, 2009 9:14am PST

Women's Weekend 2009

Updated: Jun 14, 2009 8:04pm PST

Woodshedders & Furnace Mountain at the Beans

Extraordinary local talent at the most charming venue.

Updated: May 07, 2009 8:03am PST

selected SOOC shots and steps

Updated: May 05, 2009 6:41pm PST

The Polka Dots

Updated: May 03, 2009 9:14am PST

Mike Dobbs' memorial service

Updated: Apr 26, 2009 6:57pm PST

Tuesday at Beans

Mike and Lydia jam with Doc every Tuesday at the Beans in the Belfry. ...

Updated: Apr 08, 2009 6:48pm PST

Open Mic Night at Beans

26Mar09 at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD

Updated: Mar 30, 2009 5:32pm PST

Jessica Kilroy, Tory Gallery, and friends at Beans in the Belfry 20Mar09

Jessica Kilroy, Tory Gallery, Emily Martin, Mike Ward, and Josh on bas ...

Updated: Mar 29, 2009 8:13pm PST

Macro shots 15Mar09

Updated: Mar 29, 2009 5:39pm PST

Lensbaby & new actions

The first experiments with two recent purchases: the Lensbaby Compose ...

Updated: Mar 29, 2009 5:15pm PST

Harper's Ferry National Park, 08Feb09

Mike and I had a great hike with Jen and Chris and all the dogs in bea ...

Updated: Mar 08, 2009 1:40pm PST

Orous - favorites, tweaked

Updated: Mar 07, 2009 10:51am PST

Orous - proofs

Updated: Feb 10, 2009 7:56pm PST

Jamming at the Yorks

Updated: Jan 20, 2009 6:24pm PST

Erin & Aislinn

On 30Dec08 I made a visit to see Erin and her 3-month old baby Aislinn ...

Updated: Dec 31, 2008 1:51pm PST

Brunswick Railroad Days 2008

October 5 2008, Railroad Days celebration in Brunswick MD. Dad and Ly ...

Updated: Dec 31, 2008 10:53am PST

Profile Pics

Updated: Dec 24, 2008 8:53pm PST

Chelsea McBee and The Fox Hunt

Chelsea McBee and The Fox Hunt at the Beans in the Belfry, in Brunswic ...

Updated: Dec 23, 2008 7:44pm PST

Watermelon Park Fest 2008

Updated: Oct 04, 2008 6:37pm PST

Augusta Old-Time Week 2008

I attended Augusta Old-Time Week in August 2008, taking fiddle classes ...

Updated: Aug 21, 2008 12:26pm PST

Women's Weekend 2008

Updated: May 31, 2008 8:17pm PST

Preachain Beltaine 2008

Updated: May 06, 2008 10:48pm PST

Valley Earth Fest 2008

Earth Day festival in Rose Hill Park, Berryville, VA April 26 2008. O ...

Updated: Apr 27, 2008 12:02pm PST


Dresses I made myself.

Updated: Apr 24, 2008 6:17pm PST

Special Effects

Examples of effects that can be applied in photoshop. See captions fo ...

Updated: Mar 20, 2008 9:21pm PST

The Woodshedders

Updated: Mar 20, 2008 9:12pm PST

Furnace Mountain

Updated: Mar 18, 2008 8:31pm PST

Craggy Island

Updated: Mar 18, 2008 7:33pm PST

Danny Knicely & Friends Groundhog Day Show

Danny Knicely & friends "Bluegrass & Beyond" show at the Carter Center ...

Updated: Mar 08, 2008 7:50pm PST

James Leva and Purgatory Mountain

Dancing Beagle Productions and Go Green LLC presented James Leva and P ...

Updated: Feb 24, 2008 8:34pm PST

Kristin Andreassen at the Lyceum

The Sunspot Concert Series presented Kristin Andreassen with Danny and ...

Updated: Feb 22, 2008 6:27am PST

Ophelia & Sarah Lee at the Bottling Works

Ophelia--Tory Gallery on mandolin, Greta Van Susteren on banjo, and Lu ...

Updated: Feb 21, 2008 6:35pm PST

Icy Trees

01Feb08... home sick during icy weather (a good day not to drive to wo ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2008 12:34pm PST


Fun with photoshop--crazy effects of the sort I don't post in my regul ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2008 5:55pm PST

Celtic Fiddle & Feet 2007

We had a great time at the Celtic Fiddle & Feet weekend in Harpers Fer ...

Updated: Jan 18, 2008 6:08am PST


A walk around the west side of town at sunset. I have a thing for the ...

Updated: Dec 27, 2007 9:06pm PST

Crazy Lanea Bags

My good friend Lanea designed these lovely little bags to hold sock kn ...

Updated: Dec 27, 2007 8:24pm PST

Frederick County

I drive through some beautiful parts of Frederick County Maryland ever ...

Updated: Dec 27, 2007 8:06pm PST

Brunswick Veterans Day Parade 2007

Brunswick, Maryland's annual Veterans Day Parade, 04Nov07.

Updated: Nov 09, 2007 6:53pm PST

Halloween Party 2007

The Yorks host the best Halloween party every year.

Updated: Nov 04, 2007 7:54am PST

FloydFest 6

July 26-29 in southwest VA--best festival ever.

Updated: Oct 14, 2007 8:06am PST

Watermelon Park Fest 2007

Our favorite music festival, on the Shenandoah River in Berryville Vir ...

Updated: Oct 14, 2007 7:53am PST

Grey Fox 2007

FINALLY, all Grey Fox pics are up except one or two I'm still tweaking ...

Updated: Sep 13, 2007 10:19pm PST

Zoie & Rooney

Updated: Sep 03, 2007 12:28pm PST

Squash Blossoms!

A particularly special delivery from our CSA ended up filled with chee ...

Updated: Aug 24, 2007 8:16pm PST

Charles & Zachary Turn Five

Charles and Zachary had a mad scientist at their fifth birthday party. ...

Updated: Aug 21, 2007 7:01pm PST

Barry & Sarah's Wedding

Barry and Sarah finally get hitched, on 30Jun07 in Pittsburgh PA. My ...

Updated: Jul 08, 2007 8:59am PST

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2007

My first outing with my new camera (Canon 30D); still learning how bes ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2007 5:20pm PST

30D Test Shots

Updated: Jul 01, 2007 2:19pm PST

Graves Mountain 2007

One of our favorite bluegrass festivals, nestled in a holler in the Bl ...

Updated: Jun 11, 2007 8:41pm PST

Preachain Beltaine '07

At John's farm with the newly-roofed Long Hall!

Updated: Jun 11, 2007 5:30pm PST

Potomac Celtic Festival 2007

It's a whole new PCF.

Updated: Jun 09, 2007 8:34pm PST

Workin' on a Building

We spent Memorial Day Weekend 2007 scraping and painting the Yorks' ho ...

Updated: May 28, 2007 8:59pm PST

Women's Weekend 2007

Our annual beach weekend at Camp Merryelande.

Updated: May 21, 2007 6:50pm PST


Our pies are made-from-scratch team efforts. Mike: pastry artisan and ...

Updated: May 13, 2007 5:14pm PST

Mother's Day '07

The Moms and Aunt Pauline came over for lunch.

Updated: May 13, 2007 4:13pm PST

Celt Wars '07

Celt Wars moves back to Spring! A lovely time was had by all at good ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2007 7:36pm PST

Susanne's Party

Our debut performance 24Feb07 at Susanne's birthday party.

Updated: Feb 25, 2007 12:31pm PST

Danny Knicely Concert

Danny Knicely's CD release concert, 10Feb07 at the Old Stone School in ...

Updated: Feb 13, 2007 1:03pm PST

Train o' Thought practice 31Jan07

A typical Wednesday band practice. Mikele took pictures for us.

Updated: Feb 01, 2007 2:06pm PST

UPDF Fiddle Retreat 2007

Our second time at the fiddle retreat was a blast. Joyous music and p ...

Updated: Jan 22, 2007 6:07pm PST

Lonan & Kelby's Housewarming

Music and merry were made, delicacies were devoured, potatoes were pro ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2007 9:30am PST

Kristin Andreassen, Mark Schatz & Friends at Sunspot

Double CD release party and concert featuring Kristin Andreassen, Mark ...

Updated: Jan 07, 2007 1:23pm PST

Thanksgiving at Dad's

Thanksgiving 2006 at Dad's.

Updated: Jan 07, 2007 1:02pm PST

Making Christmas

Christmas 2006 at home--old train, new transformer. Also check out th ...

Updated: Jan 07, 2007 12:55pm PST

Zoie and Ripley being cute

Updated: Nov 13, 2006 12:15pm PST

Samhain '06

Clan Preachain's annual Samhain get-together, this year at John the Fe ...

Updated: Nov 11, 2006 2:21pm PST

Adrienne Young with Steppin' In It

Adrienne Young performed a great show at Jammin' Java in Vienna, Virgi ...

Updated: Oct 31, 2006 3:37pm PST

Hallowscream '06

Annual Halloween party at Doggie's... it's a scream!

Updated: Oct 29, 2006 7:40am PST

Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky, multi-talented old-time instrumentalist and singer, perf ...

Updated: Oct 17, 2006 5:07pm PST

Heyler Reunion '06

Updated: Oct 17, 2006 12:40pm PST

HGS Talent Show

Mike and John and I were well-received at the HGS talent show happy ho ...

Updated: Oct 17, 2006 12:14pm PST

Old Crow Medicine Show

OCMS played a fantastic show for a packed 9:30 Club on 04Oct06. These ...

Updated: Oct 05, 2006 3:54pm PST

Sunspot Concert Series 30Sep06

Boulder Acoustic Society with Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun, at the Lyceum ...

Updated: Sep 30, 2006 9:30pm PST

Watermelon Park Fest 2006

Watermelon Park Fest features a delightful mix of music, from oldtime ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2006 5:15pm PST

Baron's First Birthday

Baron and Atticus celebrated their first birthdays at Lake Frank, with ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2006 7:46pm PST

RenFaire Sep '06

Mike and I went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival with his mom, aun ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2006 7:05pm PST

Ward Family Reunion

South Park, PA.

Updated: Aug 14, 2006 7:33pm PST

Dinner at Atria's

The old friends reunion the night before the family reunion. Elegant ...

Updated: Aug 14, 2006 7:08pm PST

Pittsburgh -- August 2006

We made the obligatory tourist round of the city, hitting Mount Washin ...

Updated: Aug 14, 2006 7:00pm PST

Nicole & Andy's Wedding

My cousin Nicole married Andrew on July 21, 2006, in Eatontown, NJ.

Updated: Aug 02, 2006 6:09pm PST

Floyd Fest 5

July 27-30, 2006, just past Floyd, VA. This was our first Floyd Fest ...

Updated: Jul 31, 2006 6:07pm PST

Potomac Celtic Festival 2006

We spent the day at Potomac Celtic Festival on June 17, 2006.

Updated: Jun 24, 2006 11:51am PST

Graves Mountain 2006

Graves Mountain Festival of (Bluegrass) Music in Syria, VA; June 1-3, ...

Updated: Jun 06, 2006 10:00pm PST

Funny Faces

Dinner at Dad's, May 2006. The boys hammed it up with their funny fac ...

Updated: May 28, 2006 6:26pm PST

Women's Weekend 2006

The sixth annual women's weekend at Camp Merrylande. My first chance ...

Updated: May 28, 2006 5:25pm PST

Christmas 2005 at Nanny's

This year's Christmas circle at Nanny's was preceded by gingerbread-ho ...

Updated: Dec 20, 2005 5:04pm PST

Salvadore Dali Museum

While in Tampa on business, I made it to St. Petersburg to see the Sal ...

Updated: Dec 20, 2005 4:36pm PST

Introducing Callie!

My mom just got a dog--she is a miniature schnauzer and a retired show ...

Updated: Dec 20, 2005 4:32pm PST

Lovebirds at the Loaf

Updated: Dec 20, 2005 4:30pm PST

Hair Cutting and Dyeing

In December 2003, right after my first chemo treatment, I had my hair ...

Updated: Sep 13, 2005 2:50pm PST

Zoie & Solmyr

Updated: Sep 13, 2005 2:50pm PST

Charles and Zachary turn 3!

My little brothers, Zachary and Charles, just turned three. We celebr ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2005 8:00am PST

Dolly Sods, Sept 05

Mike, John and I hiked about 17 miles of Dolly Sods on Saturday and Su ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2005 7:20am PST


Pretty sure this was 2003.

Updated: Apr 29, 2005 2:15pm PST

Panama City

Mike and I spent a week in Panama City Beach, Florida, capped off with ...

Updated: Apr 29, 2005 12:34pm PST

HGS Geese

Updated: Apr 29, 2005 12:00pm PST

Overall Falls Mar 04

A hike down to Overall Falls and back in the Shenandoah National Park, ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2005 11:49am PST

Antietam Hike Oct 03

More of a long walk than a hike, Mike and Mr. Mike and I rambled aroun ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2005 11:29am PST

Sugarloaf March 05

A test hike: Oona was breaking in new gear and I was testing my stami ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2005 11:07am PST

Weekend at Macha's

Updated: Nov 16, 2004 1:49pm PST

Weekend at the Maymans

Updated: Nov 16, 2004 1:45pm PST

Celt Wars 2004

Or, the war of Nina's Photogenic Dwarf Cap

Updated: Nov 16, 2004 1:25pm PST

Samhain 2004

Warning: this gallery is almost entirely pictures of the dogs.

Updated: Nov 16, 2004 1:17pm PST

Dolly Sods: Rocky Point & Red Creek

Updated: Sep 24, 2004 7:00am PST

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Updated: Sep 02, 2004 7:50am PST

December 2003 Circle at Nanny's

All Christmassy with the wonderful tree. Susan tries on Elspeth's wed ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2004 8:35am PST

March for Women's Lives

Updated: Jul 16, 2004 6:40am PST

Photo shoot by Phalen

Updated: Jul 16, 2004 6:27am PST

Zoie's Action Shots

Updated: Jul 16, 2004 6:20am PST

Whiteoak Canyon & Cedar Run Falls

Updated: Jul 15, 2004 7:10pm PST

England 2004

We went to England in June 2004 to attend Josh and Marianne's marriage ...

Updated: Jul 05, 2004 11:10am PST

Graves Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Graves Mountain Bluegrass Festival was June 3, 4 and 5, 2004, in Syria ...

Updated: Jun 07, 2004 8:02pm PST

Tree Circle, Autumn 2003

Planting trees at Amy's house! Also, I receive many hats and scarves ...

Updated: May 28, 2004 6:56am PST

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Updated: May 28, 2004 6:23am PST

Women's Weekend 2004

Updated: May 28, 2004 6:17am PST

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