Okay, so I was listening to NPR and they interviewed John Mellencamp. This is part of the transcript What struck me was the "of course we can play now, too" quip. Had to giggle because there's a ring of truth in that. The skills that I'm good at have been honed over years. I see in new photographers passion and wonder, but almost everything is an accident, like the younger Mr. Mellencamp, volume, large numbers of takes are needed to get something good. He is essentially admitting that he wasn't that good at his craft back when. Over time, if we stick with it, we can become skilled in any craft and a single take becomes plenty to get something. For me now, not having to worry if my exposure is workable or not, or how to get a certain effect, and all that jazz is freeing. I can think about an idea instead instead of the machine. Kinda fun growing up.