Once I decided resume my love affair with my favorite hobby, I momentarily wavered on the decision to try and make due with my two point and shoot camera's, or shell out large funds that I didn't have in order to buy a new fangled DSLR to replace my old SLR's. One thing that ultimately made me devote the lion's share of my upcoming tax return on a new DSLR was shots like this. The complete inability to control depth of field with my point and shoots' was really irking me. When I walked by these colorful masks while on vacation in Barbados I wanted to throw everything behind them out of focus, or at the very least slightly soft. But due to the law of physics, when you have a tiny image sensor the point and shoot camera the sensor's sitting inside of is going to have almost unlimited depth of field, no matter what aperture you choose. Only getting right up on top of your subject will reduce depth of field and usually that will kill your composition.
So five months after I took this shot (along with the generous and unsolicited help of my best friend Scott) I plunked down a large wad of dough on my first digital Nikon camera and a few new lenses to go with it, and inevitably these online galleries of my photographic adventures was born.