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-Nov 11, 2021
The Art of Wood Turning -   Twenty five years ago, I began collecting wood from cut trees in Moorestown and the surounding area that were left along the curb as free firewood.  If the tree was Oak, Walnut, Cherry, Sycamore, Maple and some other specialty hardwoods, I would take a few logs home, cut them up into good size turning blocks, paraffin the ends and put them in my basement under a tarp.  Now after very slow drying, the wood is more than ready for turning.  Almost hard as a rock, very stable and with very few checks and cracks, they are making excellent turning blocks.  To date, I have finished over 100 turnings of all different sizes, shapes and wood types.  Many have already sold or been given away.  My total collection can be viewed at this link Bowls.  The wood turnings that are available for purchase can be viewed here Bowlsforsale.   You can email me at if you have any questions about any items.
-Feb 27, 2020
Egypt and Jordan
This past Nov/Dec, we flew Cairo, spent several days there, then flew South to Lexor and boarded a Nile River Boat for 5 nights.  The second part of our Middle East journey was a flight to Amman Jordan, then bussed to Jerash, the historic cliff dwelling city of Petra and the Dead Sea.  Panoramic pictures can be viewed at Egypt and Jordan.
-Oct 25, 2019
Some high angle panoramic views from the top of the new Comcast Technical Center/Four Seasons Hotel.  We had a great view looking North towards the Art Museum and Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River.  Also the surrounding trees had begun to turn beautiful Fall colors.  PhilaOctober
-Oct 12, 2019
Panoramics from the Islands of Oahu, Hawaii, and Maui.   Hawaii
--May 30, 2019
Salem MA and Vicinity
Panoramics taken during the recent International Association of Panoramic Photographers Conference in Salem, MA. Photo locations include the Mt Auburn Cemetery in Boston, Gloucester, Marblehead and Rockport. Salem
--Mar 7, 2019
San Diego
Panoramics from our recent trip to San Diego, California.  SanDiego2019
-- Feb 28, 2019
Viking trip to Portugal, starting in Lisbon, traveling North to Porto, boarding a Riverboat and cruising up the Douro River to almost Spain.  The Douro River Valley, famous for its sceanic Port Wine Vineyards and Olive Tree Plantations. Panoramic Image from the trip viewed here.  Portugal
-- Oct 10, 2018
Greenland and the High Canadian Arctic
In August, we had an amazing adventure which started on the west coast of Greenland in a town called Kangerlussaug.  We boarded a ship, headed North and proceeded to explore the beautiful and rugged snow cappped mountains and many glaciers of Greenland and the high Canadian Arctic.  We also visited several villages along the way which sported the very colorful painted houses.  My collection of large high resolution panoramics can be viewed here.
-- March 29, 2018
Africa Wild Life, Panoramic Photography by Tom Sheckels
Just published my new Africa Wild Life Panoramic Coffee Table Picture Book.  The 110 page book opens up to reveal 8in by 20in panoramic images of Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Baboons, and Lilac-breasted Rollers, to name a few, all in their natural habitat.  The new Layflat format means that each two page spread opens up like a single continuous image with no gutter where the book is bound.  You contact me if your interested in buying a copy.  Preview the book at Africa Wild Life
-- Mar 31, 2017
New York City
Look across the East River at both the Queensboro Bridge and the Rooselvelt Island Tram.   Enjoy the amazing panoramic cityscape from the Observation Deck at the top of the recently completed Freedom Tower. These views that have not been attainable since the 911 catastrophy.  And of course, there is the iconic Times Square shot at night. 
-- Mar 30, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
Spetacular panoramic views form the Observation Deck at the Tower of the Americas.
-- Jan 20, 2017
Early December, Lydia and I spent 10 days in Cuba, which included several days in Havana, Ceinfegous, Trinidad, and Isle of Youth, a large Cuban island just south of the main island.  Panoramics can be seen here:
-- Dec 1, 2016
New Web Site Domain Name
I recently acquired a new domain name that directs you to my (this) web site.  It is very easy to remember and as simple as:  Toms.Pictures  Thats right, just Toms.Pictures  Try it:
-- Nov 1,2016
Cape May, NJ
Lydia and I spent our Anniversary weekend at a Bed and Breakfast in picturesque Cape May, NJ.   I found time to take some panoramic pictures of the wonderful suroundings.  That included the  Victorian style houses and of course the Cape May Lighthouse .
--Oct 15, 2016
Washington DC
Added 13 horizontal and vertical high resolution panoramics from Washington DC.  The new African American Museum, American Indian Museum and other Washington views but not the typical iconic views....

--July 31, 2016
Azores Adventure
Added 47 large high resolution Panoramic Images from the Azores Islands.  Located 1,000 miles west of Portugal in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this Archipelago is one of the more beautiful and least visited places in the world.
--Mar 4, 2016
China Adventure
Added 60 large, high resolution Panoramic Images from China.  Scenes include the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Tibet, Yangtze River and Three Gorges Dam, Guilin, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
--Mar 4, 2016
Unusual and perhaps Unsafe ways of getting around in China
What is you preferred mode of transportation in the rural areas of China?  Take a look at some of your options.
--Jan 22, 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
Added large panoramics of Cape Town and the surrounding wine country to the gallery.
-- Sept 24, 2015
African Safari Adventure
For three weeks in August, Lydia and I had an amazing time in Southern Africa. We spent 5 days in Capetown, then traveled North, staying at Safari camps in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. The exotic wildlife was just fabulous and I've set up a link to view my favorite 80 wildlife images.
Also I have finished my set of Wildlife Panoramic Images from the Africa Trip.  You can view them here:
-- July 1, 2014   
Unique Moorestown Note Cards
Now available at
Navy Blue Home and Gifts, 3 East Main Street, Moorestown, and
Moorestown Hardware,  300 Mill Street, Moorestown
--  Feb 11, 2014  I'm excited to let you know that I'm currently the featured photographer with a worldwide niche photography stock agency, Panoramic Images. They specialize in wide and large format panoramic photography and I now have almost 500 panoramic images with them. You can read the article and check out some of my panoramic images at
-- March 31, 2013  Do you have shelves of Photo Albums and Scrapbooks that are filled with photos and notes, documenting your travels, the kids growing up, events with relatives and firends, all those special times and occasions?
They are one of a kind personal memories that are irreplaceable......
Let's digitize those “pages of memories” onto a CD and know that you can have them to enjoy forever and ever.
A new professional photography service by Sheckels Creations Photography available at
Panoramic Images Inc
Most of the images in the Panoramic Photo Gallery can be purchased for commercial use from Panoramic Images -  The Big Stock Picture Experts.  Please go to and type the location and sheckels in the Find box.
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