Water has to be my favorite element. When I’m in New Hampshire, I find myself gazing at that lake so many times in the course of the day. I find it so peaceful and enjoy the beauty of the patterns and textures on the water’s surface. Then there are the sunrises and sunsets. They are often magnificent.

In Florida, the ocean varies from gently rolling waves to a frenzied pounding surf that can be so exciting. I love to be on the beach before a storm to hear the sound of the endless waves crashing on the shore. When the conditions are less extreme, I go into the water with my Nikon 1 underwater camera (yes, I went to the dark side as I’m a Canon shooter!) to take pictures of the waves. I especially love capturing the curl of a wave, or the detail that one doesn’t usually see.