What's "C&C", you ask ? Comment and Critique is what the acronym stands for. It's a very quick way for people in the Cafe to identify where they want to have some constructive criticism. I'm also adding the question mark icon to the post. I've been running around recently and had little time to post shots. But I've been shooting as I've run, and I have a few compositional items for which I'd like to get some comments and good critique. These are "foot composed" without cropping, although in one case that meant sprawling on my back while doing a crunch to bring up the camera and lens to just the right spot. Firstly, some shots from a provincial park where I went on a shoot with the evervescent and highly talented TOLady herself. While she took up the incredible fall foliage, I was contemplating some unusual items of composition. The first was near a waterfall, but it's not the fall I shot. The light was harsh, the shooting angle off-kilter, and I was a frightful example to the elderly couple who happened by in the midst of the shot. The second was just laying about on a picnic table, and we stopped for a few minutes contemplation of what was there for the taking. But, delightful a companion for photography as is Sandi (and thanks Sandi for the great time shooting !), my time in El Grande Blanco Norte ended, and I was off again in travel. This shot presented itself in the usual circumstances of reflections, scratched window plastic, and movement. To boot, I didn't have my Nikon handy, so I pulled out a Canon S400. Houston's not looked so inviting to me at the ground level, I can say. Those people who want straight clean-angle horizons may note the curved horizon and the almost banked attitude of the Embraer with amusement or annoyance as they see fit. The last one I happened on after overnighting in Albuquerque due to a very late flight with Continental in the wee hours, with the next morning devoted to driving home, and then, just as I was about to enter my front door, I spied this little critter. I've always found macro shots quite difficult, so I upped the stakes even more and tried to compose the photo differently than I was initially thinking about. No pressure, eh ? Shots 1 and 2 on the D100 with the 12-24mm AFS, Shot 2 also with a Canon 500D diopter on the 12-24mm, Shot 3 with a Canon S400 P&S. Shot 4 with the D100 and the Nikon 52mm f/1.2 with extension tube. All uncropped, processed in NC (1, 2, 4), and minor PP in PS-CS (mostly for the copyright addition and resizing for the Cafe). Shot 1 was PP using Fred Miranda's action. The little hair in Shot 4 was actually stuck to the mantis' head... For those who want it explicitly stated again, comments and critique are requested and invited. Travel's a neat thing, but it has some drawbacks. Fortunately, I have a camera along from time to time. Always shoot. John P.