As a working nature photographer, there are two parts of every day that decide my daily schedule when I’m in the field. It isn’t when I actually start thinking about work and deciding to call it a day, and it isn’t when I arrive to my destination and start/stop shooting. My day is dictated by sunrise and sunset – and it is a little different each day, depending on the season.
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Sabal Palms on Apalachicola Bay
I am usually on location shortly before sunrise, and my day ends most often when sunset has faded and I’m ready for dinner and bed – be it a tent and campfire in a remote location or home to my wife and children. Usually alone all day with my thoughts, ideas, and a mental notebook full of f-stops, shutterspeeds, genus and species names – by the end of the day I’m ready for the splendor of the kind of sunset that can only be seen in my Florida. It’s a time of quiet reflection, of casual introspection – falling into that sense of place that only a native Floridian can know. Home.
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