“Your photography is a record of your living,
 for anyone who really sees.” — Paul Strand
"It's very difficult to judge your own art. But that's okay - it's not your job to have an opinion about everything - including your own art. Just create your brains out and let humanity (and history) judge the value of your efforts - it's actually none of your business." Paraphrased from meditations by Marcus Aurelius
George Eastman said... "Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." An interesting quote given the state of photography today, and the over-the-top pursuit of cameras with good low-light capability.

They can’t all be winners! I post lots of successful bird photographs here and on social media. But please realize that I spend hours each day, and many days each month to get the one or two gems you see here. Much of the time, things don’t work. Almost always because I am deficient. But I will never give up because when it works, it is so rewarding that I will gladly suffer the slings and arrows of failure.

Your success in no way threatens mine. I am rooting for you.