Several months ago, I visited Everglades National Park on what I thought would be a several day trip from my home in Tampa FL. Instead, I had only one evening of decent photography, followed by, what became several days of continuous downpour. Before I cut my trip short, I managed to capture a sunset over Pine Glades Lake. This was an almost perfect Everglades evening. My first interest at a Florida freshwater site is location of the alligators. I saw none, allowing me to get close to the foreground rocks at the edge of the lake. My second interest is the number, size, and viciousness of the mosquitos and other biting insects. In this case, they were few. The perceived absence of critters that would either eat or bite me allowed for focus on photography – – while still constantly scanning the surface and below surface waters and swatting the occasional mosquito. This ended as a long trip for a few images – which to me seems worthwhile.