Fossil Springs, Arizona
It reminded me of the scene from the Tom Hanks movie "Big" where he's playing the BIG piano in FAO Schwarz. Fred Astaire of the swamp I became. It was louder as I neared the marshy area by the lake. I then realized that hundreds of little eyes were watching me from the water. All I could see were their little heads. It wasn't baby birds I had heard, it was hundreds of little baby frogs. When I stomped they let out a little bleating sound then ducked underwater but would pop back up immediately to watch me. We amused each other for some time and then I packed up my gear and we parted ways.
My photography has brought me to some of the most beautiful areas to witness and document. It also has shaped my character and helped me to learn things about myself I never knew. When you shoot solitary as often as I do and have only the company of yourself, you learn to be your own best friend. It's lovely to have time to myself to contemplate the complexities of the modern world but most often when given extra time and a little bit of water, I'm gonna play.
“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes