I'm just a 'for fun' photographer, I'd like to get a better camera, the Canon A50 is pretty good but I find it blows out the colour if the weather is bright. Many of the pictures I've posted are directly from the camera with little or no alterations. My ice on the window pattern is a scan of a reprint of a slide! I'm amazed it turned out so well! Living in Canada though my heart's behind in England.