Taken at the Queen Mary in Long Beach during the Marine Corps Ball. I was with a few friends, a about two weeks after I began my formal photographic studies at Brooks. I took this picture and wasn’t sure if it was “good” or not. What is the definition of good, anyway? Seeing it now, I realize how much uncertainty goes into my photography. Editing myself is always a challenge; it is entirely too difficult to separate the work from the feelings I experienced during the scene.