I just need to forewarn you all, if you are going to ask me questions like what ISO, F stop, etc, I have no idea what you are talking about. I am about as new as you can get at this aspect of the hobby. I'm a gearhead who spends most of his free time turning wrenches are at the racetrack. So the technical aspects of this hobby is something I just do not know. Anyways, here are a couple of pics I took last spring when we were at the Outer Banks using my grandfather's old Minolta. If I was to say which lens I used, I would be guessing. However, given that I only ever use the telephoto or the wide angle, it had to be one or the other. The telephoto lens has a filter on it that I can not remove. Correction, I could probably get it off, but something would get broke in the process. Any criticism, advice, etc will be appreciated (or probably best, shoot me a link or two that might educate me so I dont have to swamp you guys with kindergarten level questions.) They just dont look 'right' to me. These were taken with my Fuji S1000fd. Granted I used one of the auto settings, but they look much better than the above pics.