In the Summer and Spring of 2003 and 2004 I visited the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Yosemite National Park in California. That's when I got a fire lit inside me regarding photography. For the next several years, I piddled around Mt Cheaha and the Talladega National Forest taking photos here and there, eventually working my way to working on weddings and school photography.
The summer of 2013 saw a major rejuvenation in my interest for landscape/nature photography. I spent the better part of the next couple years upgrading my equipment and photographing everything I could get time for, from the Nantahala River to the Smoky Mountains, to the grassy balds of the Pisgah National Forest and the waterfalls and creeks in between.
Nowadays, there's seldom a better view than a sweet sunset over Lake Guntersville. Extreme beauty lies amidst these trying times, wrapping our hearts with joy and reminding us that love and hope never die. My part is to capture that beauty with a lens.