Visual Splendor section images by Paul S Howell, commercial photographer based in Chicago, Houston and Upper Midwest. One great influence to my photography is my love of nature. I love hiking in state and national parks, gardens and vistas when traveling domestically and abroad, exploring waterways and rocky trails for hours on end. I also enjoy growing and photographing flowers in our garden at home in Wisconsin. I have set up small studios in the garden at times to study the minute details of the blossoms. All photographs in this section are available for purchasing enlargements printed on archival paper. Framing is available for additional costs.