This is a great post from Alain Briot on talent or more correctly on rethinking the concept of talent. A very inspiring and thought provoking piece of writing if I do say so myself.
At the very least it gave me hope that I or anybody else can achieve to create a unique and distinguish piece of photography through proper planning and continuos improvement on our knowledge and skills.
Though his interpretation of a photographer differs to that of mine. To him a trained hand is considered to be a photographer while for me, as I mentioned in my previous post, as long as you intend to improve your photography makes you a photographer.