Photography is about light. Light is the photographer’s lifeblood and without it we are nothing! It is the fundamental building block for the images we create.
It is easy to get distracted and think photography starts with the camera, but that is not true. Photography always starts with the light.
In Northern California where I live, Winter light has a special quality unlike anywhere else. A soft, glowing quality that lends itself to crafting photographs on subjects that at any other time of the year would be too harshly illuminated. I’ll bet where you live the qualities of the light change throughout the seasons, lending itself to particular subjects at different times of the year.