Thanks to a tax refund this year, I've been fortunate enough to upgrade my camera. After eagerly anticipating the arrival of my new baby, I am enjoying figuring out how this contraption works and realizing I'm even more of a novice than I originally thought.
I give you, the inaugural photo:
I contemplated for quite awhile (the time it took from ordering to receiving said camera) what the first picture would be....the classic self-portrait in the mirror? Blatant picture of the camera itself? Artsy-fartsy still life picture?
But, no, it seemed only fitting the my first practice picture captured the essence of my life. The two things that make me strive to be a better person, to be happy, to live in the truth.
A very good friend put it perfectly:
"a new camera for a job well done- being. Symbolic in the biggest of ways, a reminder for you to look through a lens and find a new perspective. A calling to document your life. A celebration of beauty caught in single shots; triumph and heartbreak and the motivation to capture it all, because it is worthy."