Just about a year ago I uploaded a picture to Flickr of our oldest daughter playing on the beach in the evening sun. And, since we just got back from our beach vacation, I wanted to take a look back not only at this photograph, but also asses how my photography has grown/changed over the last 12 months.
This image represent more than capturing a memory of a great family vacation, it’s a milestone in my growth as a photographer. I remember, right before we left for this trip, I decided to commit the time and get back into photography after taking a long, 5+ year break. That simple decision propelled my photography into a new direction and a short 5 months later I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D90.
The photograph above was taken hand-held with a Panasonic DMC-TZ5. The flash did fire and I processed the image with Picnik; I applied their Lomo-ish look to get the warm, vibrant colors as well as the vignette. I also used Picnik to added the text and double border.