Could you figure out what it was? Well, it’s actually an abstract shot of my children hugging. Taken about 2 years ago to test my new camera and lens, this was the very first shot with my new gear. I was so impressed with the amount of detail in the file I decided to keep it. Later I grew to appreciate the emotional value of the image. Although my children very rarely get into any type of fight or disagreement, I thought it was a particularly genuine moment where they shared a very sweet embrace with one another. It’s kind of hard to decipher because there’s so much hair in the shot but, that’s exactly why I love it! It just goes to show that sometimes the photos we dislike or maybe think very little of at first can eventually turn out to be some of our most cherished. I’m so happy I decided to keep it! ❤
Here’s a random throwback from 2005 featuring my youngest brother Antonio. We were on an Amtrak train in Chicago en route to UIC University so that he could give me a tour of his school. I had a great time!!! I really wish I could have attended college but, I’m very happy that my brother was able to go. He’s tremendously intelligent and he deserves to get a good education. Proud of him! I shot this with my old trusty Canon 10D, which was my first semi pro SLR. This second shot was just one of him overlooking the Chicago skyline…I really miss it!