Saturnalia Sunset

One of my favorite times (of the entire year) for photography is after Christmas dinner. Life is slow and sedate, and it matched the placid(ish) rolls of the Gulf of Mexico perfectly. Even the shapes of people are soft and indistinct—an impressionist’s idea of a family playing in the waves. Spending the holidays in Florida has a certain appeal.

Saturnalia Sunset

Meeting Eagle

This eight-month-old colt is named Eagle, and he’s a bundle of friendliness and worry, now that he’s been weaned. For Piper, meeting him was perhaps the most exciting moment of the year. Pony eye contact tells the whole story.

Meeting Eagle

December in Florida

When the weather outside is frightful, go to Florida! With sunrises like this to greet me, I might never leave.

There is something enormously satisfying about the moments when a great shot comes directly to me—no setup, no searching, no prep. I looked outside, the scene was beautiful, and all I had to do was compose and shoot. The “easy” feelings keep coming in Florida: I don’t have to shovel any snow, either.

December in Florida