Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum and am starting to get more and more interested in photography. I've been shooting with my girlfriend's Sony Cybershot and fiddling around with the different manual settings trying to understand them. So, I'm posting some shots here and am very interested to know what you guys think about them, so I can try to hone my skills. The camera only allows you to change ISO, EV, white balance, and contrast/sharpness/saturation, and I honestly can't recall the settings I used for these pictures. I've tried to touch them all up with photoshop. #1. NY lights I was looking out the window and saw that the clouds were pretty bright even though it was midnight. That's what happens when you live near NYC! (I made the clouds a little brighter through photoshop) #2. Teddy Bear I was learning how to use the different EV and ISO settings so I took this shot, thought it looked kinda cool. Is it too dark? #3. Flowers Does this shot do anything for anyone? The flowers look nice but its a pretty boring shot I feel. Any thoughts? All comments are welcome! I am eager to learn and want to improve, which will hopefully justify me spending some $$ on a new camera for myself!