Field Notes from the Belmont Prairie

The Belmont Prairie is one of the last remaining tracts of natural prairie in the United States, and it's footsteps away from my house. Sometimes I photograph it from the outside looking in, because once you're in it it's too overwhelming. The trail is narrow, you can't even see your feet because the plants have taken over, and they grow really tall. I'm submersed, I surrender. I close my eyes and listen to my surroundings.

I'm at piece here.

When I return, I'm at odds with my auto focus again because I want to shoot it one way and it has other intentions. And then my memory card is full, but I'm still hungry. Yet I'm numb, and the only thing I feel is happiness just to be a part of this moment. Experiencing this.