I always dreamed of a camera that would allow me to make a virtually unlimited number of photos of anything I fancied. Thanks to the "digital revolution", this dream became a reality - thank you Pentax -. You can compare it with skiing as in the old days, with a strip card: every extra ride had a tangible financial repercussion, while a day- or weekcard frees the mind considerably. I'm a fervent skier, by the way. Although I consider myself being a sculptor now, I studied painting during a few years, and it's still a major interest of mine of course. During travels, I used to carry a videocamera -unlimited image capturing capacities remember-, planning to use stills for paintings. But videocams are bulky, the images are coarse, so a compact stills camera is a far better solution for me. Favourite themes would be landscapes, trees and architecture. Equipment for the moment : a Pentax Optio 550, first compact to come with a 5-time zoom. I' m still discovering new possibilities with the machine. After having taken almost 40 000 pics in less than two years, I'm now trying to make a selection and share part of it with FC.