My learning experience has been via looking on Flickr, some side conversations (including someone who lead me here), and via a few books (some purchased, some read at book stores casually). But it all left me a little...flat. Thus, I started to want more from the moments I was capturing as I walked around. But I didn't have direction. Comically, I was talking with a friend about 'post retired life' - what I'll do with my time while I look for a new job - and he mentioned photography and the fact someone made a MILLION dollars on a photograph of a potato. A million dollars. Of course, things are NEVER, ever that simple; and his perspective was a bit different. However, it got me to thinking about Kevin Abosch's photo of a potato. Who buys anything like that? What’s so special about a potato? ANYONE can do that, right? Who takes pictures of potatoes? But after some reflection, and a few un-answered social media reach outs to Mr. Abosch, I started to think it over: How easy is it to take a GOOD photo of a potato? What can you learn from taking a picture of a potato? What makes a good photo of a potato? Can it be interesting to take a picture of just a potato? How hard is it to take a GOOD photo of a potato? What makes a good photo of a potato? Is a potato worthy of photos? So, now a gallery of photos of one, potato, that's purple. Has anyone else here had a journey of self taught photography documented on line? If so, I'd love to read it. "Purple Potato Project"