Photos by Nancy Smith

By Nancy Smith
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Author Biography

As you can tell, I mostly enjoy taking photos involving nature. I love going to new places and discovering brief moments in nature to capture, it’s always surprising to me what I will find.


Taken in the summer of 2016 at Mono Lake near Yosemite. The formations coming out of the water are called “tufas” which are due to the lake having a high concentration of salt. The tufas were spread all around the lake and made my boyfriend and I stop every once in a while to admire nature’s artistic ability to make “sculptures.”

Taken in the summer of 2015 at a place called Butterfly World and Gardens in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. I had a blast walking through a garden with butterflies free to roam and fly around me. I like this photo because it captures a sense of elusiveness butterflies tend to have.

Taken in the summer of 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. This photo brings me back to a day where most of my time was devoted to work. I had finished my dinner after a long day and started to get ready to wind down, but instead, I grabbed my camera. I ran down a trail next to this river and snapped as many photos as I could before the sun went down. This picture is special to me not only because of the beauty nature has to offer, but because it reminds me of how significant time for one’s self is.

Taken in the summer of 2016 at Union Valley Reservoir in the Sierra Nevadas of El Dorado County. At this time, I was on a camping trip with my family. We were blown away seeing the sunset illuminate the water with such deep color, it was amazing to watch.

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