It was the August of 2014 and I just got my very first camera, a Sony NEX-7 with a Ziess 55mm f1.8, which you could probably buy together for under $1000 now. Most all my photos were shot at crazy settings like 1/4000 sec and 1.8, and I don't think I had any clue what I was doing. I wanted to go back and see what it would look like if I took some time and revisited these photos to compare to what I've been shooting lately, and I must say, I'm really impressed with how these photos hold up 4 years later.
My 30th birthday present to myself, a trip from Portland to San Francisco, came with an extra gift from my wife, as about two weeks before, Jess and I found out we were going to be parents. We've always said that we don't want having children to slow us down, so without second guessing our decision we boarded a plane from Nashville to Portland.