I bought my first beginner digital camera just before I moved from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. I drove 2,191 miles across the country in my Mustang. These were the first images I captured.
My first overnight stop was in Oklahoma City to visit the National (Bombing) Memorial. The chairs represent people that were killed in the bombing. The smaller chairs symbolize the murdered children. It was eerie, quiet and somber. I can still feel the sorrow years later.
My second stop was in Santa Fe on a whim. (I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, majoring fine arts and history. The plan was to be a museum curator, but you need a PhD. I was broke and exhausted, and I was a single Mom at that point.) I wanted to see Georgia O'Keeffe's work in person.
We'll come back to Santa Fe later...
I had to cross over into California on the legendary Route 66. This was a pull out overlooking the state line. As I started my Mustang, a Beach Boys song came on the radio. Perfect.
Ugh. These horrible first images...
Here's one of the best and easiest videos to explain the Exposure Triangle.