Columbus Day Long Weekend {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

  A few things we got up to this long Columbus Day weekend...we also celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving.



Fresh picked figs.  Our new favorite!!!  We fight over them.  He usually wins since he's shorter and can spot the fruit easier.  He always shares though.


Picking grandma's peppers before their time. Touching them to his tongue to see if they're hot.  They are.


Mr Bob Brown.  This is not a stuffed animal but a real live kitten.  I know, hard to believe.


Learning to read.  It's so exciting!!!!


His own private island.  He even drew a line in the sand to mark his territory.


We now listen to music everywhere we go with the new iTunes Radio.  It's hard to get my phone back.


Walking on Water


It's kind of pretty but oil/gasoline in the river is never a good thing.


Heaps of pine needles to bury himself in.....and throw in the air.


A dying grasshopper we found up in the treehouse.  He wanted to 'set him free' so he threw it over the railing so it could fly away. Poor thing fell straight to the ground. :-(


It smelled divinely of pine needles here.  I know because I was right down there with him.


Playing hide and seek.  I found him.


These last two are by Tharin.  Me attempting to get my expensive camera out of the hands of a five year old while simultaneously trying to put new string in the weedeater.






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.