I will start by stating that I am in no means a professional. I am an ameture looking for advice on how to make better photos so one day I could become a so-called professional. (if that is what you want to call it) I posted my photos in this forum because I knew you could give me advice on how to make photos better. I posted UNedited photos in hopes that you could all see the original and point out what is wrong and let me know how to fix them. I do not like to post already edited photos because to me they seem "Stepford". They seem so perfect and flawless when there is NO SUCH thing as a flawless and perfect photograph of any sort. Yes, I did ask for CC but I did not ask to be told that my work is CRAP and that I am not good at what I do. Basically when you tell me that, you shoot away my hopes and dreams of ever becoming a better photographer and it makes me want to dig a hole and bury myself in it. I am not trying to play the "poor pitiful me" charade but I would rather get help and advice than told that I am a no good crappy photographer who will not amount to anything.