Brenda Tharp

I love being out early to capture mist rising on a lake, or to witness the rainbow of dawn’s colors as they are painted across the sky. A great photo takes planning, preparation and a bit of luck and timing, but it still feels like a gift when I’m out there and it all comes together. My goal is to transport viewers to the locations I have photographed and share the experience I’ve had by creating images of nature and wildlife. It is my desire that my images will inspire and bring joy to those that view them. My time spent in nature brings a healing to my soul like no other activity can. I am drawn to light, shape, texture, color and moments of perception. In my exploration of nature, I thrill at the prospect of discovering something new, or seeing something familiar in a fresh way. I love it when something stops me in my tracks and says ‘photograph me.’