This shot was during Canberra's 100 year anniversary. The first time that I go somewhere far for the pure purpose of photography. My sister was very kind to me and let me borrow her camera to play with. She my first photography teacher and the other is the Canon 7D.
When I first start learning about photography, I was very intrigued with HDR photography. I did bracket this shot but the processing and software to create a HDR looks has became so better that one shot can do it these days.
There so much to is involved in the creative process these days that a software is more important than the camera itself. If I have a suggestion to someone new to photography. My suggestion is to get really good with Lightroom and Photoshop. Some people will argue that is not pure photography but photography was never pure anyway. It's an adaptive art and as a photographer you are an artist.