i have noticed that there are some images that seem to be more vibrant and clear i guess. most of the images on this site are like that. but then there are the dull and bland pictures ( color wise, maybe also in tonal placement.) and it doesn't seem to be based on equipment so it must be in post processing. i see guys get the same kind of results with every thing from slides to canon rebel xt's to 1d's. daniel ewert and many other photographers seem to have the results that i am talking about. clear saturated color that is really clean and crisp. my stuff alwasy seems to look dull and flat, some of that could be cause i am a really bad photographer but with the same equipment and every thing even the same kind of lighting situations i couldn't get anything nearly that clean. my brother in law can do it when we take the same picture and he has a cheaper camera than i do and the same quality glass ( he has canon xt and i have a 10D and both have L series glass teles and cheaper wide angle stuff) when he posts his stuff on the net the colors are awesome. i just dont get the same results. just curious some one has to know how to get those clear colors and clean looking photos that are crisp and sharp and balenced.