I have The Captain to thank for sparking my love of photography, which persists today. I might have discovered it eventually, but it is extra-special that it is one of the things that we share.
We got engaged in February of 2006, and he bought me an early wedding gift in May of that year: my first DSLR camera. Previously, I’d been shooting with a Canon Powershot, and while I loved it and eventually learned how to use it well, the capabilities of the DSLR were intoxicating to me. With it, he bought me a macro lens, since my favorite subjects back then were plant bits and pieces.
These are photos from the first outing we took with my new camera. We just went to the Ballantyne shopping area near our apartment, and I just got to play around. I was hooked!