Don't know that I'm "normal", but it's a different culture over on SA. Amusing to watch, once you've been through it and are on the other side.
And you did get some good advice, I think. But look at some of the top sailing photogs, like Amory Ross, Tim Wilkes, etc. The bar is set really
high, that's part of what drove your beating.
The medal in the hand is my favorite shot from China, needs a little post processing to remove some of the distracting elements, but I need to learn that. I'm an old film shooter, so composition in the viewfinder is more my bag. I could do it in a darkroom!
And thanks jyk!
More importantly, our soon to be 3 y.o.'s first post-cancer treatment MRI was clear, we learned today!