Croquet | Exploring Winter Park, FL

I love when I stumble across something so conducive to photography it's as if the photo Gods simply handed it to me. That's the case with these images. I was driving down Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida and saw a guy playing croquet. I parked my car and asked if he usually plays alone. He said no. There are usually a group of fellows who play with him, they just didn't show up this time. Over the next hour he taught me the game and we played a round under the humid Florida sun. I can't recall who won our match, but if it was me he was simply being kind. I came back the following week to photograph him and his friends play. I've gotta say, croquet is fun. It's relaxing, competitive, and gives you a sense of regality. You should give it a whirl.

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