Linda McAlpine, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement I love taking nature photos, from inspiring landscapes to the intricate detail of a flower blossom, photos that reveal what the eye often misses in a casual glance. I do not retouch or tamper with my photos, except to crop them when needed. If I take a picture of a rose and it has a blemish on it, I leave it untouched as I believe in capturing the perfect - and sometimes imperfect - beauty of nature, so with all of my photos, you are seeing nature, naturally. All of that considered, I have just added a portfolio of abstract art images, which has allowed me to toy with details and images in a whole new way. Thank you for allowing me to share my photography.