So it was a very overcast and extremely windy day but I was determinded to get out and take some pictures, so off I headed to a nearby beach, which was nice because it was resonably uninhabited due to the terrible conditions to be going to the beach . These are somem of the shot I took, I liek to think that I am slowly taking better and better photos but I still have so much to learn, so the main thing I am looking for here is how I could frame/take these pictures better. As I am also learning to edit my photos (although this is taking a second priority to learning to take them well first!) and so I have included the "before and afters" of all my shots, so if people could tell me how I could have edited better I would also really appreciate that! Rangitoto Island, just off Mission Bay (Before) And the After I noticed this random tire lying on the beach and thought it added cool DOF, so here it is (Before) And again the After This bridge was really hard to get a shot of, I was bacially standing in the little river with the tripod legs positioned on rocks that broke the surface, the wind at the time also threatened to blow me out to sea (Before). After: And this one jsut had to be done as a tribute to all who have helped me so far (what a way to add depth eh!) All comments welcome! Thanks to all of you who have bought me this far and I hope to go much further!