I just returned from a vacation with six other adults, none of whom knows (or cares to know) a thing about photography. Before going, I mentioned that I planned on spending some time taking photographs with my new DSLR, and they said, "no problem, that's cool." All knew I had been spending a good amount of time learning a lot about picture-takin' lately. So, on day two, we're in a secluded fishing village. I notice a small, bright yellow house isolated atop a bright green hill. I tell the group I want a shot of this house and to keep walking, I'll catch up. I spend maybe five minutes thinking about composition, exposure, etc. and taking perhaps four shots from different angles. As I'm doing this, I hear: "Why is he taking a picture of that house?" "Is he still taking pictures of that same house?" "Hey, got enough pictures yet?" Then, afterwards: "Sure you got enough pictures of that yellow house?" "Hey, maybe we'll see another yellow house and you can take some more pictures!" All of this was said light-heartedly, of course. But behind the good-natured teasing lied a genuine lack of understanding as to why anyone would ever consider taking such a photo. I laughed it off, but I am so tempted, even now, to open up a discussion about depth of field, use of color, aperture selection, early morning lighting, use of a polarizing filter, shutter speed choices, ISO, etc. etc...all as it relates to the yellow house. These are all caring, intelligent, sensitive people, some of them family members. I guess ignorance is their only crime. Comments?