I went to a local camera club meeting last night and as a regular part of each meeting they have a photo contest and the photos are judged and awarded prizes. In my opinion the judge was brutal. She absoultely ripped apart some (In my opinion) great photos. I didn't enter anything as I just went as an observer with a friend of mine who is also a member here (shecks) We looked at the photos prior to judging and liked some of the eventual winners but noticed glaring processing problems, such as color casts, sharpness, etc. I guess they were judged more on content and composition than technical perfection. I think that being involved in various discussion forums such as this one and DPR we tend to get to wrapped up in the technical end of photography in search of the perfect photograph. It seems that we obsess over front/back focus, edge to edge sharpness, noise (whether real or imagined) etc..... I feel myself that I have to step back and take a new look at my photography skills. Please excuse my rambling here I am just sharing some observations. :smile: Ok, here is a photo that I took a few months ago. It is representive of the images I would like to produce and the style. I would like a no holds barred honest critique of this photo and how I could improve. "Waiting for the Train" Thanks for looking.