Simon, fud and Denise,
thanks for your comments,
all the photos are a fantastic standard i can still only hope i can reach that standard.
Congradulations on winning.... its definatley a beautiful shot and worthy of the win.
Denise, when i first joined this forum my views were the same as yours, counless posts and help from other members my photography has improved beyond recognition and now ive managed to win a photo chalenge, so if i can do it so can you !!
Hmm... These two posts, combined, ought to win the "The Ultimate Quote Challenge" for 2007. I think it's true for most, if not all, folks here, as I'm sure we all have picked up a few things at the very least. I'm in the same position; I've learnt a huge amount about both photography (in general) and digital photography mostly from these forums. Though, books have helped quite a lot, too.
One more thing, when I made the winning anouncement, I was over worked, tired, and just tallied up the results and was thinking only of making the anouncement, so the one more thing that I forgot to mention is, "Well done, and congratulations to MinoltaMad, and thanks for entering. You've done a great job."