A very early creation for Courtney on the Haven. If memory serves, I had only been trading for a couple of months. I went very generic with the photo and text in white space. I do remember saying to myself very early on that a caption should not exceed one photo--the story should be self-contained, unless it is a multi-caption story.
In 2010, I began sometimes incorporating multiple photos in the same caption. More importantly, I began putting my name to my work. I had started branching out a bit from my comfort zones, and would play around with some more options in style.
2011... The year of the border. I was quite fond of the colored border around my captions. I had even grown to a point where different colors represented different universes, but eventually I phased that idea out. I felt this border helped signify my captions. Also, this was the year my faerie marker was introduced (Thanks to AshleyM).
Feb 2013 - At this point, I've been blending the old with the new, allowing a photo to pop from the background, which is itself a faded image. I've just began using this technique, and still have some issues to work on, but overall it looks very crisp and new without sacrificing any elements.
So that's it. Five years of captioning. I'll probably post something similar in the future. Maybe captions made for someone over the years, or perhaps captions from a universe. Hopefully, even if you just read the captions, this was an enjoyable post for you.