Four years ago, while vacationing on Wilson Lake (in Acton Maine) I was snapping pictures like crazy of anything that moved (and a bunch of things that didn’t) with my new Fuji point and shoot digital camera.
I downloaded all the images and was pouring through them (almost as fast as I took them) until I came to this one, I paused and just stared at it. I showed it to my wife and our friends and they did the same thing, just paused and looked at it.
It as the first image I ever took that “said something", that evoked an emotion when you looked at it.
And it was soon after I got home from vacation that my photography education began (and continues), but more importantly it was the beginning of my giving large sums of money to Nikon (which also continues).