The alternate title should be “OMG what a difference a camera makes.” I’ve always used Canon cameras – back in the day, I had a SLR, and until recently I’ve been using the “good” Canon point-and-shoot. And, my pictures sucked. If I edited – edited – and then edited some more, they were passable. But. Well, I finally took the plunge and bought a Canon digital SLR. Wow, what a difference. I still need to do some figuring out, mainly some depth of field stuff, but that’s no biggie. The most recent pictures, including this one and the one of the coral roses, were taken in a much more point-and-shoot manner than with the last Canon – put the beads in the little light tent thing, turn on the lights, put the camera on the tripod, and click! Voila!