Having traded my E-p3 to my son for the old, lower level E-420, is going to push me, to work on my camera and PP skills. My first few images with it this week, left little doubt that I've been leaning pretty hard, on the abilities of the E-p3's JPEG, with some minor PP. So, until I become more "affluent", I am determine to find that balance of camera, technique, and PP, that I can live with, if not be especially proud of. And to me, that means, not hiding behind filters, or special effects. Other folks use them to great advantage, not to hide behind, but to a purpose, and that is great. It's not the "look", that I usually strive for. So, more study! Harder, as I get older. I like to lean on, what I already know! This thread might be a good place, for others to explore the struggles and journey to photographic "perfection". :smile: Feel free to add your thoughts. This small piece of red cloth, caught my eye this morning, as I was taking a walk, in the woods. The original image was really off, in color and some other things I can't describe. My efforts to correct it, are less than pleasing. Hence, more study needed. And this, after more than 50 years with a camera. Some folks are just slow!