Those are very nice images! I especially like the one with the blue coat and blue umbrella. It has a beautiful use of light. I agree that the camera is not what makes the image! I have invested in some gear that is probably half way between amateur and professional, but I am finding it is my skill that needs to be developed, not the need for ever more expensive equipment. I even tried submitting a photo taken with my cell phone to another company. I'm having some trouble with JAVA on DT, and will be uploading a couple here as soon as I figure it out. I am curious how they will do.