Over the course of the past few months I have been reading Bryan Peterson's books 'Understanding Exposure' and 'Understanding Photography'. Both books are really good reads and are very informative. I am trying to use some of the skills he teaches his readers and have some of these to show...please give your C&C on how these could be better! Each pic has a bit of a description at the top: 1 - With this pic I was trying to get the picnic table as a silhouette as best as possible...playing around with different types of metering eventually got me to this shot: 2 - Some friends were playing Bocce ball in the park and I wanted to capture them in the background, but not be the centre of attention in the picture. I wanted the weight of the photo to be on the bright red ball: 3 - Action shot #1 - I opened up the lens to f5.6 for this pic, but could only get my shutter speed to around 1/60 at ISO 100. I increased my ISO to 400 and was able to get the shutter speed to 1/200. Not as fast as I wanted, but the pics turned out ok I think? This was in the evening, about 1.5 hours before sunset: 4 - Acton shot #2 - See description above: 5 - Supper time! Had a tough time getting the yellow peppers to be as crsip as the others...anything I could do better next time for this? 6 - This is one of my first attempts at a night shot. This was with a tripod and remote shutter release with a shutter speed of 30 seconds. The 'orange' is from a light on the path that I couldn't seem to get far enough away from. Any feedback on this image?