Hey guys! I just purchased a Nikon D40 today and took it for a go. This is my first foray into photography and I'm really enjoying it so far Since I'm new however, I know there are certain things I could very well be doing incorrectly or might be missing some things that would make the photos stronger. Compliments and Criticism are welcome. I was testing the camera's color filters. A neat frog ashtray -I think- that has been in the house forever. Dog. Brightened it up to make it less gray. I found this more attractive. Cool lights. I decided to attempt and make it look as if they were actually turned on and shining in this picture, so I made it black and white and gave it that yellow color. Loose change. I hadn't done any black and white outside of this; I figured I'd give it a go. Thanks for looking! Tell me what to fix/keep doing. I really dont know the technical jargon, I just go with the flow and mess with the camera's manual settings to figure out what everything does.