that you left an event you were shooting? I just left another LSU gymnastics meet after only about 30 minutes and 75 pictures. First off, Dora the Explorer was there, so there were several hundred more people there(families with young girls--they were cute, I must say). I could not get my "front row" seat, so I settled for about the 10th row, which was about 20 feet farther away than last time. It made a HUGE difference, as I was out of the overhead "ring of lights." Then, as I was setting ISO, white balance, etc. and taking test shots with my D40 and Sigma 70-300, two 20-year-old LSU coeds decide to plop their cute, firm behinds lol in the seats right in front of me. Other than reminding me how old I was, one had a Nikon D2 with a Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 lens, the other had the Canon equivalent (Property of LSU, so I assume they were on the staff of the student newspaper). This bummed me out immediately. Then, none of my pics were coming out worth shiite. The girl with the Canon was shooting in burst mode, which sounded like about 273 frames per second compared to my burst mode, which seemed like 3 seconds per frame. ANYWAY, after the vault, I moved to shoot the unevens, and after about ten shots and crappy results, I gave up and left. :banghead::banghead::banghead: I plan on shooting the LSU baseball game tomorrow afternoon, so maybe I won't be so restricted by low light conditions. I suck.