Awesome Book {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}


I feel like a million light bulbs went off in my head!

I'm so excited reading this latest book my friend recommended. If you're a runner, or heck, even a walker!!  you'll love it too.  It's Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. And yes, I realize I may be about 4 years behind the times here, but bear with me.


I've always had foot pain, it seems like, my whole life.  Funnily enough, my feet only hurt when I have to wear shoes, which is pretty much all the time right?  Living in Cayman was such a relief for my feet!  Flip flops every day or barefoot even.  My feet NEVER hurt. I remember when I worked at an outdoor, casual pub and the owner, a very dear friend of mine, decided it would be best if we all started wearing proper shoes behind the bar.  Let me tell you, I threw an absolute fit!!! The thought of again, having to wear shoes on my feet was just too much. And in the Caribbean no less!......where everyone should go barefoot in my opinion.  I ended up just ignoring the new rule and continued to wear my trusty ole flip flops and no one ever said anything.  I'm sure I was a bit annoying to everyone else, but hey, foot pain is REAL people!!

Even when I worked at the Botanic Park, I wore flip flops every chance I got.  Those pesky fire ants put an end to most of my flop flop wearing, but I tried.  And of course, I had foot pain.  Considering I live here in Illinois now, I don't have much of a choice but to wear shoes when it gets cold.  Bit of a bummer really.

This book just makes so much sense.  I highly recommend it and I'm not even done with it yet!  So if you've had foot pain, knee pain, whatever, or if you're a it!!!  It's also just a good story involving the mexican drug trade, crazy gringos, Tarahumara Indians, ultra-runners.....etc etc.

Because of this book I'm pretty sure I'll be buying a pair of these

and some of these.....Not gonna tell you why.  You'll just have to read it.

I feel like I should go out for a run now...and thanks Lisa for the recommendation!!

Another amazing book I just finished is Half Broke Horses.  Thanks B!


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 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.