This week my homework for my Journey of Recognition photography class was to take pictures of something that I don't normally photograph. I am learning to be more comfortable behind the camera and I am recognizing what is important to me when I take pictures but I also know how uncomfortable I am having my picture taken. So I decided that the something unusal I would take a picture of would be me. As I was walking around the square, I looked into the window of a family owned Italian restaurant. I could see lovely plants, oil paintings for sale and me. I decided that this would be a great time to become more comfortable both in front of and behind the camera. As the quote above says,"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." At first I was uncomfortable taking the picture but as I became more involved in what I was doing I forgot to be self-conscious. I am hoping that this first step will be just one of many in a long and interesting journey. Is there a first step you would like to take this week?