Back in my black-and-white film days, I went on many overnight kayaking adventures through Fisheating Creek, which is the last naturally flowing tributary of Lake Okeechobee. In 2016, I began returning to many of my secret spots in Florida to recapture them in vivid color. This massive, twisting oak was first on my list. After several kayaking adventures, I finally arrived during perfect water levels. A warm glow of light suddenly burst through the trees for about 20 seconds, which I captured just in time to create an image that represents one of my favorite Florida Paddling adventures.