I guess it was about a year ago that I first ran across Theron and his wonderful Coonhound, Maddie. Of course, at first, I was drawn to the photos of Maddie in all her glory. But I then I found Theron's story to be much like my own, especially his relationship with his grandfather. He talked about visiting his grandfather right before cancer took his life. He was a farmer and told the most amazing stories, much like my Nonnie. The big difference between Theron Humphrey and me is that he realized what he should be doing, and it wasn't being a cooperate America Photographer (as good as the $ was). And he was brave enough to give it all up and follow his dream, and on the way, met his best friend. Which in turn, turned out to be the real story. I preordered my Maddie on Things months before it was released, because I was amazed at the things this dog would do. But as I waited, and followed them on Instagram I became more and more intrigued by his style of photography, again, very much like my own. He has a true gift of shooting the everyday, and making it extraordinarily beautiful. His use of natural light is amazing, and the way he captures Americana is classic. A few days ago, just in passing, he tweeted "I've been shooting for the past 6 months with a Canon 6D and a Canon 40mm 2.8 lens". That was the ightbulb moment! I knew at that moment I had to order that lens. The camera he uses is almost the same as what I shoot with (Canon 7D) aside from a few more bells and whistles, which I don't need right now. But that lens was calling my name. And as soon as I saw the price, I knew it should mine. I've only had it for two days, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it won't be off the camera. It's SO SWEET! Here's a few shots from last nights jaunt around town with MKD, something else I love doing.