Sometimes it just takes a little time to figure out how to do things. I always thought that photography was only done by people who had a special talent for it. Turns out that even I can take a great shot! It all really boils down to practice, practice, practice.
Equipment: I use a Pentax K20D. This is an awesome camera that really can take it's kicks. It's weather-proof which is especially important in Oregon. I have three lenses that I primarily use.