Aside from the obvious beauty of my subject (and that she happens to be one of those lifetime friends who has been with me through all), when I saw this picture for the first time on the screen of my computer, I saw a photographer in me.
To me, everything about it was perfect. This was long before I learned about lighting and composition and I wouldn’t have been able to tell why I liked it so much. But after looking at it, I knew I had just grown an inch. I had broken though to a new level of photography, that had (until then) been beyond my grasp.