I am a self-taught photographer whose primary subject is natural beauty close where we live. I love the quiet that nature conveys. Sitting by a waterfall, just listening. I know nature can be fierce and unrelenting, but when her quiet side surrounds us it feels like a warm hand’s embrace. Wanting nothing from us. Counting on us to do right by her. I capture images where the bustle of other humans is only steps away…quiet natural spaces that are close to where we live. A harmony of nature and people – neither pushing against the other – is a view of our world worth noting. I strive to find the beauty in those quiet corners of nature that are within our grasp.