Yesterday, my affection rating reached the 200 mark. When I joined 500px, I never expected to see that happen. I have worked hard, viewing the photos of others, commenting on them, favoriting them, and voting on them, and it has paid off. Not a day goes by that I don't have emails of support for my work. Now, I think I'll set my next goal at 500. That's a stretch, but I'm beginning to feel a lot more confident with my work. It's taken a long time, and I'm not 100% there yet, but my confidence has soared in the past couple of months. They say that when you take a picture, you should know what the story is that it will tell. In many case, I do. But probably in more cases, I don't. That's where I find myself struggling. In fact, if I knew why I was taking every picture, I doubt I'd take so many. I previously reported that I was working on my style, and I continue to search for the best way to manifest "ART" and "SOUL". Stay tuned as I mature in my photographic excellence.