Hola everyone. It's occurred to me that despite posting fairly regularly here, the number of actual shots I've posted so far numbers about two. So I'm going to throw myself at your mercy and ask your opinions on a few shots and what could be done (or could have been done at the time of shooting) to improve them. Since I have a few, and they're not particularly great, I've avoided the Critique board. Anywho... These were shot on my new toy, the Pentax K100d (the first dSLR I've actually owned myself rather than simply borrowed) on Tuesday, around Canary Wharf and West India Quay. The reason for this was basically just laziness, since I live within walking distance and thought it was a good way of testing the camera and various lenses. Anyway here they are... 1) (SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens) 2) (Vivitar - made by Kiron - 70-150mm f/3.8 ) 3) (Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4) -------- Other than converting RAW to tiff before resizing and saving as Jpeg, I haven't changed much except for using Auto Levels in Elements, cropping a fair bit off the top of the second photo and adding a very tiny amount of sharpening to the first one. Although I'm fairly pleased with these shots they seem a bit bland to me. I don't think that was helped by the weather; at this time of year I shouldn't complain at a completely clear sky on a sunny day, but it's not the most conducive or interesting conditions for photography. For the third shot in particular I was lucky to get any colour in the sky at all; I had to bracket and found I was either losing detail around the boat or losing the sky completely. I'm thinking I should probably get my hands on a good ND filter. Anyway, apart from the problems I've already mentioned, any suggestions on what could have made these shots more interesting, or simply 'better'? Everything is completely OTE. Thanks!