I reacted strongly and positively to Alain's first piece, specifically because he has taken the time to lay a basic foundation for what is yet to come. You don't start writing a book with Chapter 3, any more than you construct a building without first clearing the ground and laying down a foundation.
Based upon the level of thought he has put into the topic, the quality of his writing, and certainly his exceptional photography, I am very much looking forward to future chapters as he can contribute them. This statement is certainly a teaser for great things to come:
"In my case it is also difficult to put into words a system which has largely been developed through years of trial and error, years of learning what works and what doesn't work, until, someday, I find myself looking at one of my images thinking "I really like this one. How did I get there?" I, and you, got there, I am tempted to say, because of perseverance, because we never gave up, and because we loved photography so much that we somehow found both the motivation and the finances to continue in the face of less than satisfying results."