This photo was taken literally “from the hip” and I couldn’t believe my luck with the result. It was Christmas Eve, and we were waiting in line to enter the manger at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. I noticed she was staring deep into the candles with this mesmerized look and I took the shot, without aim, before the opportunity was gone. I think it captures the moment perfectly – I distinctly like the way the fire was bending perfectly to show both of her eyes as she gazed into the candles with wonder.