After much research and talking myself into it...I graduated to a DSLR camera. It was between a Canon Rebel XS or the Nikon D3000 and you can see the winner. My point n shoot Canon did me well for the past year and I think I got some pretty good shots with it. But now I am ready to take it a little further...I want to learn n experiment with getting off the green square and auto feature. There is so much more to getting a great photo and I am ready to learn. So far I have been having fun testing out my new toy. I am looking forward to expanding my horizons.. Stay tuned for the fruits of my labor...haha! This is the perfect time of year to look for photo ops.