I love photography!

It doesn't happen every time I go on a shoot, but when it does, it's golden. By that, I mean that sometimes, I run into some pretty cool people.

Yesterday, while shooting a nearby listing for a local agent, I went down to the pool to get some "amenities" images. Because of the rain and thunderstorms moving through the area, the pool and surrounding cabanas were empty, except for the gent pictured here.

 My new bud, Fran.

My new bud, Fran.

He called me over when he saw my camera, and introduced himself as a resident. He then asked me to take a few snaps of him enjoying retirement. I couldn't have been more pleased to do it! (We've made arrangements for me to deliver these pictures to him.)

While his shirt says he's "Not A Morning Person," Frank was as happy as a pig in poop - the master of his 6x8 foot poolside recreational space. Maybe the Budweisers helped his demeanor, but he was great fun to talk with and he made an interesting - and unexpected - portrait subject.

I love photography!