Hi all, So here are the first few photos that I've thought are worth putting up for some constructive criticism. For the night one's I'd mainly just messed about changing the ISO and shutter speed until I found one that started to make the picture look half decent. I've been extremely lucky with some of the things I've been able to shoot. In Belo Horizonte, where I currently am, there are some breath taking panoramic views over the whole of the city. Something even a picture is hard to describe...................especially if I'm taking it!! It's a shame I haven't got a few years experience in this because I would love to be able to show you what I am seeing, and I'd also love to have some special shots to take back home with me. Here goes anyway! Full size image here http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=480871368&size=l Full size image here http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=480871348&size=l Full size image here http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=480871244&size=l Full size image here http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=480871298&size=l It's made me aware that you do really need a tripod in order to get the best possible shots. Unfortunately I'm only currently using a mini £1.99 tripod. But I doubt I'd have some of these better shots if I wasn't using at least that! The pictures haven'y been played with in photoshop etc. One step at a time I think!!