Hi everyone. I finally got myself a decent new camera (see signature). It's not an SLR, but it takes some very nice photos and has a lot of flexibility (18x optical zoom, full control over aperture/shutter speed/ISO, RAW mode, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, and lots of other goodies). Over the past 2 or 3 months since I've owned the camera, here are some of my personal favorites that I've taken. Looking for some comments and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to be overly critical. It'll do nothing but help me. :thumbup: Without further adieu... My kitchen chair My friend's dog playing in a lake. Tip of a small penninsula on a lake. I intentionally tried to make this look like a tropical island (minus tropical plants LOL) This one was kind of rushed because the girl's mom was calling for her and I had to hurry and snap it. I realize the watch is a little out of focus.. other than that, I thought this one came out nice. My embarassingly dirty ceiling fan. If you can't tell, I love black and white photography. Anywho.. I haven't been too many places with good photo opportunities. The watch, fan, chair.. that's just me roaming around the house looking for possibilities. C&C welcome. Thanks!