Since we're chatting about Ansel...
On my trip to the US I got to see an AA photograph at the Museum of Natural History in DC. Hard to believe but I've never seen an original print of his. I was very impressed and at the same time relieved. In the past flipping through his photo books I always felt I would never have a chance to pull off work like Ansel's. Seeing one of his prints in real life I was able to examine every inch of it, and as fantastic as it was, it was not as 'super human' as I imagined it would be. I got a feel for what went into it and how it was created, and I felt like reaching that level IS possible for anyone who is driven and dedicated enough. He nailed the subject matter, exposure, film development, enlargement, paper development, and display. It was really inspiring and I can't wait to begin my LF journey...