Fall {Fine Art Photography, Effingham County, Illinois}

Spent a few hours driving around my dad's and brother's properties yesterday.  I've been looking for the perfect big gnarly tree for a photo I want to take, and there are big beautiful trees in their pastures.  I'm happy to report, I think I found one!  It's not in the perfect location, but it's the perfect tree, so I think it will work, but more about that later. The weather was awesome yesterday!  I could've happily spent several more hours doing what I was doing if it didn't get dark so early. Come back daylight savings time!! I'm enjoying every minute of the season change since I haven't experienced it in so long. I hope you're all out enjoying it too!


Death of a Cow


Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.