The very first picture I ever took with my DSLR camera was this view of "Under the Bridges", which was near the apartment that I lived in at the time. I will never forget that day. When my camera finally arrived in the mail, I quickly opened the package and scooted out the door to take pictures. I walked down to where these bridges were and took a bunch of pictures of the marsh and surrounding area. This is the only picture that actually turned out decent. But they say you can take 100 pictures and you'll have one keeper out of that 100. Well this was a keeper!
I was walking home with my camera resting around my neck when the strap came undone. Somehow, I managed to catch it just before it hit the ground. Whew! That was close! That would have been devastating to break my camera on the first day! After that, I always have a good grip on my camera. I just don't trust the strap.
I have the original image of these bridges hanging in my bedroom and every time I look at them, it reminds me of a tuxedo. So I thought I'd do something fun for New Year's Eve, since most people like to dress up and go out, and I turned these bridges into a tuxedo! I think it makes for a fun optical illusion.
I'm excited about all the possibilities coming with the the new year. I don't typically make resolutions because I can never seem to keep them, but I do have a few goals for 2014. My number one goal is to finish this 52 week project, which is definitely a challenge some weeks, and I think I'd like to start doing bridal portraits. My favorite images are the one's of me in my wedding dress. Of course my bridal portraits wouldn't be your typical portraits... if it's not creative and unique, then I don't want to do it. It has to be just the right amount of weird, otherwise I'm not staying true to myself and that is more important than anything else.
Wishing you all a very safe and happy new year!!