Paying close attention to small details in nature brings me peace and stillness. The often haunting beauty stays with and within me for a long time — longer it seems than wide, sweeping views. Coming so close to the subject I am photographing, I am drawn in to the smell, the texture, the sound of the moment as well. Perhaps this is why these small moments of beauty stay with me for so long. I find too that I have begun to notice these moments more frequently, bringing me into the same still calm state more often during my days. Shadows and small beautiful details can be seen anywhere, even amidst commercial urban settings.