A good photograph is much more than the capture of an instance in time and place. It enables the viewer to see from the context of their own memories, views, and perspectives. How we each perceive an image is entirely different because of who we are, and where we've been in our lives. My goal in photography is to capture beautiful images that provide as much open framework for the viewer to incorporate their memories and thoughts into the viewing experience.
For me, water scenes are very compelling. I have many powerful memories of events that occurred near it, and I have experienced the greatest peace and contentment there, regardless of whether it's it's the ocean or a quiet stream.