I have been reading and viewing photos in the different forums, but I keep coming back to this forum to post. I see all the same work that most here see. It intrigues and inspires me to improve (which is not difficult at this stage, I am only a beginner). I used to think that I was poorly situated in my environment to produce great shots, as I have viewed spectacular work online. Woe is me how will I ever learn However, I have learned more than just photography skills lately, and have come to the realization that I am in a great location for shooting. Yesterday I spread my wings a little and drove into downtown NYC. I have seen some shots from there that have me wondering if I can produce similar work. It took me 35 minutes to reach lower Manhatten. Not bad! I have also driven 40 minutes north of me for landscape type shots. Not too bad either I am going to do some PP work on a few of the shots and I will post them (I am even less skilled at PP than snapping shots). I am very curious to see if others see what I saw - and if I am able to convey those feelings with my work.