These POTD and weekly contests show some incredible work from some very talented people. It's also an open, encouraging community of folks who love photos and the art of capturing moments in time via the photographic arts. I know I have a long way to go to even be considered a "decent" photographer, but I truly love seeing an image in my mind and then setting out to create that image in media. I continue to be inspired by the others that post in these threads. I am also thankful for the digital medium (as opposed to the days of film), if for no other reason, than the ability to experiment without the cost of film and processing, and for the almost instant feedback afforded by being immediately able to review the shot. I just wanted to let you all know that I appreciate you sharing your craft, and am thankful for the warm welcome and kind comments that I've received since becoming involved in this section of MacRumors.