Thanks for the good comments on my work, regarding equipment I was referring to the time I am putting into the pictures which the equipment can have a part in. A picture, and I mean a landscape picture (other photography is different so don't take this out of context) on the most part is far better when you put time into it and choose the right composition, whether you need a polariser etc etc. When I say snapshot I mean a quick shot with not much thought, the fact that I use a small camera for this has little relevance, but maybe this wasn't obvious, I wouldn't and can't take a snapshot on my medium format kit as it require setting up, the quickest set up is 2 mins and then it is no longer a snapshot.
I stand by my comment though, there is no way I can take a quick shot on my GF1, of say a waterfall that will be as great as a shot on my medium format or 617 camera with time, getting the focus right, the perfect composition using my geared head, using a polariser to reduce reflections, and a long shutter to get the smooth flow of the water, clear crisp detail and colours. But in another way I can't take a snapshot as great on my medium format as I can on a small camera, it depends what you are wanting to take.
The larger slower equipment demands me to think more about the shot because it takes more time to set up, this is my way of thinking and working though that I love, with smaller instant cameras I feel disconnected from the scene, and I won't take a picture I feel will be amazing on it if I can get the shot on a better camera, why would you? Unless of course there is no other way, which I have found to be rare. If a picture is worth taking why wouldn't you put time into it and use your best equipment? Yes if I put the GF1 on a tripod and use filters and take more time I will get the same shots, but then why wouldn't I use my medium format to get that shot with the extra pizazz and depth that medium format brings.
Russ, your work is totally different to mine and you can use the snapshot way of thinking, but your work to me looks that way which is not what I like to take and not what I want my shots to turn out like.
I'm not saying a great shot can't be taken on small cameras, that would be silly, it depends on the subject matter and the time you put in.
The reason to link them together is to get people to keep visiting my site, following my photography, I don't see it as a bad thing that all the photos on my blog aren't perfect, so long as my main site where I am selling my work has the best shots.
Sorry that's really long, and hopefully makes some sense!