I thought I would post up some of the results of my first month's shooting with my first dSLR, the Canon 40D. Even better if I receive some (hopefully constructive) criticism from which I can learn and improve. Then I can see if there's any improvement a few months from now The pics are in fact all taken in the last 2 weeks, as I spent the first 2 weeks' ownership familiarising myself with the camera. I've tried hard to pay attention to composition and framing of each shot, so do say so if I've nevertheless got it wrong. Almost all pics are taken with the 24-105 lens. So, without further ado here's one to start with. Depth of field is something I had never been too concerned with when using a Point & Shoot compact camera, but using the dSLR I found I had to be quite deliberate in its use. Second picture is from my “misty new year morning” shoot, where I shot a few pictures early on new year's morning before the mist cleared. A picture of my 6 year old son Taken with the cheap 50mm f1.8 lens, which I have found I really like! Sunset, viewed from a balcony on the back of my house. I thought I'd try HDR for this I shot it portrait to maximise the sky/clouds whilst having the trees in the foreground. Another shot from my “misty new year morning” shoot. Just a wheel, but I like this Another sunset, same view but zoomed in. I liked the rays of the sun in this one, as well as the fiery orange/red sky over the tree horizon. My 4 year old daughter ….with the sun in her eyes. Demonic tree! The last shot from my “misty new year morning” shoot. You can recognise the tree from the first sunset shot. Another sunset, again from a balcony on the back of my house and using HDR. Finally, the same sunset view, a few minutes later as the sun set lower (below the horizon) and the light changed to a reddish hue.