I've noticed that lately I've started critiquing more and more photos and not posting them as much. What seems to be happening however is that I'm learning more doing this than I was posting constantly looking for input. I was so concerned with what other people might write that I didn't really concentrate on the shot. Now after looking and critiquing photos, I have my own thoughts in the back of my head on what I can do to make improvements. Just another way to look at it I suppose, but if you feel you aren't able to critique other peoples work because you are new to the hobby, please think again! Photography as an art means that there are no set rules, only guidelines - so the more input we can get, the better we'll all become. That's my $.05 for the day.