Diane and I have a tradition of walking on Nauset beach every Christmas Day afternoon. Being a photographer, I always carry at least some of my gear. Christmas 2003 I created two of my best selling images, both with my new 3 megapixel point and shoot. That was a defining moment in my photography. Shortly after, I purchased a Canon Rebel digital SLR, and I haven’t used film since.
This Christmas, we again walked Nauset, heading toward the remains of a schooner that a nor’easter had washed up the previous month. I had photographed the piece a few days after the storm when it was still at the edge of the surf. A month later, it was now high on the beach and rolled over, exposing the ribs, pegs and planking.