However, I may be deficient, but so is my camera, dammit. Of course, I bought the camera, so that is also my fault, but let's just blame the inanimate object here, okay? I suspect that because my camera is cheap, it has inadequate pixelage (look, I made up a word!) to clearly capture things like the pattern in an Oriental rug. Or maybe it's just that we haven't seen the sun for a few days, so there isn't enough light. Whatever, the photo was really dark. I lightened it in my Kodak EasyShare software (isn't that what all the pros use?), but then it was really grainy.
I have decided that rather than focus on my failings as a photographer, I will instead claim that all of these aspects of my photos that are normally considered bad, are not really bad, but instead . . . ART. Yup, totally on purpose and artistic.
Behold my art.
Nope, still looks like a crappy photo to me.
Guess I won't quit my day job.