Ithaca, N.Y. — Back in July, The Ithaca Voice published a photo gallery courtesy of local cake decorator Amy Gaines.

Gaines has again shared her photos with The Voice — this time, exclusively with images from around the scenic Cornell University.

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The last story featured photos primarily from around Ithaca. See here for that gallery.

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Gaines told The Voice in July that she began snapping the images on her iPhone shortly after moving here from Buffalo.


“Since my move, I find myself looking a little closer, moving a little slower and appreciating a little more,” said Gaines, owner of

“I try to see art and beauty in things and places others may not; a lot of times I go for walks with the sole purpose of finding it.”

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Gaines’ method is simple. She takes all the photos with her iPhone and then edits their saturation, warmth, detail and contrast, she says.

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.