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Thanks, Mike, for this discussion. I have had this discussion with myself for a long time. I feared that if we all follow the “rules” of what makes a great photograph (as defined by what images win then our photos) would all begin to look alike. Yet that has not been the case for when in competitions I can say that’s Mike or that’s Ronnie…I see that we do develop our own styles and favorite subjects and ways of attaining a certain “look”. For a long long while I was able to ignore the “what will win” voice and just play within the bounds of the club structure and of the photographers that I grew to know and respect. Suddenly I advanced within the group just when I was really letting go of ‘wanting to win” curiously. Now in Masters I am more and more selecting Critique/Feedback so that I feel freer to experiment and try what pleases me. I am SO glad that we have kept that category! While competing I surely learned a lot from the journey along the way and now it is good to be free. Mike I am glad you continue to explore who you are as a photographer for I enjoy all your images and postings. I bet those athletes and youth love having your images.