Living here in South West Florida is inspiring as a photographer. The Gulf of Mexico is invitingly serene: Billowing thunderheads at sunset, shorebirds skimming the water's edge. After a storm, there are numerous tidal pools, each filled with mounds of shells. Each shell is as distinctively different in shape and size. Shells are great subjects for photographs.
The Everglades is a place where time stands still: Echoes of wildlife resound through the cypress hammock. It's an amazing adventure to walk through the forests, viewing the bird sanctuaries--and avoiding the alligators along the paths.