Far more people talk than have something to say. The world is filled with lots of empty words and an equal number of empty photographs. The difference is for you John Voss is that you have something to say and you say it better than just about anyone I've ever seen. And that includes Ansel, Sexton and the other "greats". Special in photography is the same as it is in any other art form. When you expereince it you know something has hit you with meaning. All I have to do to understand special is look at the photos posted. As far as my own photos I've never thought of myself or what I do with the camera as anything special. I just love it is all.