This is one of the very first photos I took with my camera. I had been saving up and researching every site I could and picking people's brains - what is the best camera for me? I chose a Canon Rebel T5 and absolutely LOVE it! As soon as my camera was delivered, I plugged in the battery and rushed to the store for an SD Card - and then out on a mission to take a photo.
I found myself at the Mukilteo Ferry. I immediately set about playing with settings and snapping photos as fast I could - a kid in the proverbial candy store if you will! I used the base lens that came with the camera (waiting for the Sigma lens I ordered to arrive) and then happily uploaded the SD Card to my computer to take a look.
I was excited, sad, critical - I ran a full gamut of emotions, but... I was thrilled that I finally started on the dream of taking photos to share with my dad. Which is what got me started in the first place.
This photo is now a year old. It was taken 11/29/2015 - and I can say that I have come a very long way and improved a great deal. And I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn... but, I always will love this photo.