Do you change the subject focus of your photography from time to time? I think the best two forums for photography on the web are Fred Miranda (mostly Canon) and right here at the café. One of the inspiring things about these sites is the quality of the images that are posted on a daily basis. When I finally found my NAS cured, that I have for me the right lenses and cameras right now, I started to visit the image forums more frequently than the for sale or Lens Lust ones. I pretty much just stopped going to gear focused places. My new D200 and current lens line up should allow me to tackle any type of photography that I wish. I’m finding that I have in the past two years focused on bird imaging. For several reasons – access close to home and knowing that I can get a portfolio image with just a couple hours of effort. As I’ve been viewing the various image forums and working my way through the various image books I have, I can feel my focus shifting somewhat. From I can hardly wait to get my 300 back to which of my lenses am I going to work with this weekend. From wide angle fine art/architectural to street shooting, I am now planning, looking, and realizing how easy it is to focus on a single area of photography. For me, I realized that not getting out of my easy/comfort zone (especially street imaging), is somewhat like being focused on NAS. Digital is wonderfully in that we can do the single thing which makes us better photographers with little cost – image and take our current equipment and skills and stretch them. So, I’m setting some new goals and how I am going to achieve them. I now have two bodies, so when I go out imaging I am going to take both bodies and two lenses. And I am going to randomly choose them. My collection is a small but covers a wide range: Nikkors 12-24, 24-85 D, 80-200 f2.8 2r, and 300 AFS f4 (did I mention its at the DR’s?) and a Tamron 90. At first I was going to set up “rational” pairings, but I’ve decided I’m going to randomly pick them and use them in pairs and I am going to rotate areas of interest at the same time for my local shooting. Everything goes on trips Will I say, darn I wish I had that lens. I’m sure I will, but I’ll also be sharpening my skills with each lens and forcing myself to see things differently. I am surprised that I am even now doing this. But I’ve been taking images since 1964, and I keep realizing the one truth I’ve learned about photography. For me the joy of photography is the image, be it electronic or the print (I love the print, esp. B&W) and whenever I forget this I put my stuff away – but one day not too long in time, I see a book I’ve got or an image now on the web and I feel the image. When that happens all the NAS goes away, all the “that’s too far” or whatever goes away, and once again I know its time for camera work.