Whenever I start to feel at all confident in my picture-taking abilities, I look at photography blogs and websites and flickr, and I get so over myself. Like this. And this. And this. Or this. Just looking at the colors and composition makes me want to work harder than ever.
Side note: we shot a wedding last night and it was a tiny, lovely, intimate affair held in a gorgeous old house. Totally the way to go. The bride and groom were relaxed, the setting was lovely, and after the brief service we all just ate and laughed and enjoyed one another. (Yes, us too. They invited us to join them.) 'Twas lovely.