As a small child I would visit my father in Georgia during the summers. He used to ride me down the red clay back roads on his four wheeler. We would pass small ponds filled with ducks, old wood frame houses, and rows and rows of pecan trees. But the sights that captured me the most were the abandoned shacks I would see, standing alone and decaying, in the middle of the crop fields. Each time we came across one of these, I was filled with so many unidentified emotions. I wanted to capture these images and the feelings that came along with it- just as they appeared to me. I started off with a cheap point and shoot camera that a family member gave me for Christmas when I was eight years old. I tried and tried for years to get an image that created those nostalgic feelings- I could get the picture, but never the feeling. As I grew older, family members continued to bless me with newer better cameras and with each, my technique improved. I bought my first DSLR in 2010 and taught myself to use the manual settings. I read every book I could find on the subject and woke up early in the mornings to practice what I had learned. It's been four years since I found the magic in those manual settings and I am still in love with the feeling I get when I come across certain scenes. Being able to capture those images and keep them with me has given me so much more pleasure than anything money can buy. I would love to be able to share with you the view from my lens- I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.