At Arles I was talking to a gallery director, and a phrase she REALLY understood was "sauf que..." (except that...). We have all taken countless pictures that are perfect "except that..." One of the tricks of learning to take better pictures is learning NOT to show people pictures that are perfect "except that..." Usually, we don't need to be told what the "except that..." is. But it can take quite a long time before we stop ignoring "except for..." and trying to persuade ourselves that a picture is perfect in the hope that others won't see the flaws we can see all too clearly for ourselves. Any thoughts? Cheers, R.