Every photographer has that first time. The first photograph they took where they felt like a photographer. This was mine, The Old North Bridge. The place where the shooting in the Revolutionary War began. A fitting place for my photographic ambitions to truly begin.
I was packing my first digital camera, a Canon Powershot S40, a 4 megapixel beauty that I loved and a crappy tripod I bought for $20.
This is the first image that I ever thought of conceptually in my head and then executed. I planned the shot and scoped out the area looking for right place to work from.
I am fascinated by American history and I saw this sort of image in my head. I knew I wanted a beautiful shot of this amazing place. I got it.
People who saw this image would compliment me. They told me I would be a great photographer, that it ought to be in a calendar, that I should do more like it.
This picture was the one that set my future as a photographer.
Having said all of that, let's be honest, most of these shots suck. Lack of focus, low pixel count. Just not great images in general. I keep them here to remind me of where I came from. They drive me to do better.
Enjoy the images below.