I don't really consider myself a photographer. I just enjoy taking pictures, and I like the look of some of them. Submitting them to groups makes me nervous because I'm afraid they'll be rejected because I'm too inexperienced.
But everyone has to start somewhere. : D And I think some of your pieces are better than the ones in the photo groups I watch. Your pictures have souls, meanings, and purpose which a lot of photos lack. They're just "pretty".