I've always been impressed by photographers who can shoot close to home. Maybe part of it that I now live 200 yards from the building that I was born in and when I am not traveling the world I'm a terrible home body. Seeing the same things day after day, year after year is both comforting and confining. Breaking through the utterly familiar is difficult.
The photo above is an attempt to see close to home. I'm always trying to make pictures about the good parts of growing up in the rural south. The immersive freedom of diving into a warm lake's water is a feeling tied to my youth. This picture starts to explain the feeling.