TECHNOLOGY AND VISION - I definitely agree with David duChemin that technology should be at the service of our vision, as well as his awareness that the full expression of our vision needs the technology that is available. Less than eight years ago, I did not own a computer and had never used one. 5.5 yrs. ago, I bought my first P&S digital camera (although I had been doing photography since the early 50s). iPhoto was my original photo editor. In the fall of 2005, I got PS 7, and with Adobe's massive book, began the steep learning curve into the world of Photoshop. Much of what I learned, I have never used. Two years ago, I purchased Lightroom, which felt like a Godsend. And I also purchased Nik's and onOne's plug-ins. These have come to form the core of my photo processing. Late in 2006, I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D80, and later purchased a D300 and then a D700; plus I have some fine lenses. All of the above are my technological resources. Over these past few years, my vision has been sorely neglected. But now that I have honed the technological tools that work for me, I am ready to return to what matters most, my artistic vision. The left side of my brain is exhausted, and I truly look forward to giving the right side the attention that it deserves. Intuition, feeling, subtlety, nuance, ambiguity, sensitivity, etc., etc. - all of these hold great attraction. I feel very much like I have been in a foreign land and am ready to return home.