As a child, I always wanted to be an artist. I wanted to paint, however, that dream was never to be. Later on, I received my first camera for Christmas, and from there began my journey into photography.

This is one of my very first photos. I took this when I was about 6 years old. My father had taken me on my first camping trip. He told me about a place he wanted to show me, and just before we got there, he said "now get your camera ready". Little did he know how he inspired me. As we rounded the next turn on the mountain fire trail, I saw one of the prettiest places my young eyes had ever seen. The clouds were laying thick over the valley with the mountain tops peaking through as the morning sun was topping the horizon. It was an amazing site. This photo was taken at sunrise from Bald Mountain in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. Landscape and nature photography are my passion.

I hope you enjoy the site, thank you for visiting.

Missie Smith