The Crick {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

  It's not a creek, a brook, a rivulet, or a stream.  Around these parts, it's called a crick.  This particular one runs through my parents woods and I played in it constantly as a child.  My brothers and cousins and I built a multitude of dams and even caught craw-daddies and cooked them up. I once stepped on a piece of glass while wading through it and my brothers had to carry me to the house.  I may have been overly dramatic because I don't remember getting stitches.  I love this crick and now it's Tharin's turn to enjoy it.



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.