About Ruth

Ruth C. Taylor - Reflections by Ruth

Born and raised in Delaware County, PA, Ruth grew up visiting Bucks County since childhood. Fond memories and a passion for the natural surroundings, brought Ruth and her husband Steve to relocate to Bucks County in 1986. Her passion for capturing scenes in the best light has led her to focus on some of the most artistic areas of Bucks County. Her collection of scenes show the wonderful beauty and light of the changing seasons. Often times Ruth returns daily looking to capture the perfect colors and light in order to create tranquil moods enjoyed by so many of her collectors.

Ruth’s passion for photography began late Summer of 2003. While on the long hour drives home from her job in Princeton, NJ she decided to enjoy the beauty Bucks County had to offer and photograph them along the way. By November of 2003 she began entering her photographs to online competitions. The first photo entered at Bytephoto.com won “Photo of the Week”. This gave her the incentive to continue to learn more about the art of photography. Ruth is a self taught photographer who has honed her skills by interacting with some of the finest photographers through online photographic communities.  She has expanded her vision by looking for scenic locations on weekend trips or vacations with her husband Steve. their travel adventures have lead them along the East coast and as far North as Quebec, Canada. However, Ruth is always drawn back to the beauty of Bucks County.  Ruth and her husband Steve purchased Bytephoto.com from the original creator/owner in November 2009. They have expanded the contest and membership and now run a successful photography critique and contest website.

Publications:

Delaware Today - May 2012
Sparta Calendars - January 2013, December 2014
Offmetro.com - Quintessential Fall Escape: Historic New Hope, PA
Uwishunu.com Nov 2011 - Travel Phila. Region
Intell/BC Courier - Nov 2011 Autumn Snow - Columnist Kate Fratti
Travel Squire- September 14th & 23rd 2011 on Bucks County
Visit Bucks County promo material & Visitors Guide 2009 - 2012
Bucks County Woman’s Magazine: Dec/Jan 2011 article about Ruth
Woman’s World Magazine - October 2010
Where & When Pennsylvania Travel - Summer 2009
New York Post - 2009
Upper River Road Alliance Brochure 2010
Rejuvenate Magazine February - 2009, December - 2008
Bucks County Herald - Front Page, August 2009
DTown Magazine - November 2008
Baudeville Greeting Cards 2008, 2009, 2010
Class-Harlan Realtor Brochure - Doylestown
Homes & Land Magazine Bucks/Mont - March/April 2008
Old House Interiors Magazine - December 2007
Princeton Magazine - December 2007
Woodall’s Campers Ways Magazine - October 2007
US 1 Newspaper - February 2006
Princeton Packet - Autumn 2005, February 2005
Loudoun County, VA Magazine - Autumn 2005
Sayen Gardens Brochure, Hamilton, NJ, 2006-2009
VisitPA.com PA Dept of Tourism
Intelligencer Travel & Bucks County Courier Time Travel section

Awards:

2012 & 2010 Peddlers Village Fine Arts - Honorable Mention
2012 Essence of Upper Bucks County Award - 2nd Place Arts Alive
2011 Peddler’s Village Fine Arts “Founder’s Award”
2011 Excellence in Photography “Ray Fulmer Award”-Arts Alive
2011 Fine Arts Quakertown Arts Alive 2nd.
2011 “Essence of Upper Bucks County “- Honorable Mention
2010 Sellersville Gallery of the Arts - 3rd Place / 2009 2nd Place
2010 Lansdale Festival of the Arts - 3rd Place / 2009 2nd Place
2009 & 2010 Pine Run Community Art Show - 2nd Place
2010 Quakertown Arts Alive “Essence of UBC Award” - 2nd
2008, 2009 Quakertown Arts Alive - “EUBC Award” - 1st
2006 “Picture Bucks County” 1st place in color & Best in Show.
2006 Middletown Grange Fair - 1st Place Landscape category
2005 Get Wild at Work photo contest - Bristol Myers Squibb
2005 Editors Choice Award winner  - Bytephoto.com
2004 Prallsville Mill “Images of the Mill”

Organization Memberships:


Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County