This picture is a perfect example of what my last few months journey into the world of photography has brought about for me.
Needless to say, it means a lot.
This picture is sharp and colourful, but also full of contrast. It was also shot in manual focus with a flash in an extreme low-light situation.
All of these things are skills I've picked up over the last few months. Ironically, it's also what I swore that I would never do when I first started out in photography. I wanted to be different. I didn't want to be the guy blinding people in the club. I didn't want to use Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to their full extent. I wanted to keep things simple and minimal - nothing more, nothing less.
Yet, this picture is the exact opposite of all those beliefs.
Seeing it manifest in this form is extremely pleasing.
I've been able to embrace technology for what it is and am happy with the results.