I recently bought myself a digital camera a few days ago - in the effort to encourage myself to get back outside more often. This is a picture taken from the local cemetery (Evergreen Cemetery) in Portland. It's a beautiful place and a lot of people seem to go there for walks and the like.
This is the best of the series I took that day. I cropped the picture so that the two trees border the picture. It gives it a darker feel, as if you're emerging from a great forest to the site of a massive grave, and helps to draw the viewer towards the monument. I hope to post more of my favorite pictures in the weeks to come and any and all feedback would be appreciated.