This was unexpected: Ann Torrence dropped a note on my Lake Blanche post. It is intimidating when an exceptional photographer drops a note on an amateur photographer's site. I follow both Ann Torrence's photo blog and check in on her galleries on a regular basis. She is one of those photographers who've elevated the craft beyond snapshots to true storytelling.
I admit, my photo site exists primarily for database design experiments. This blog exists simply because blogging is the in-thing-to-do.
Theoretically, the value of my type of mindfart blog is that it can help point out quality sites. I hope that this posts directs some traffic in Ms. Torrence's direction.