Hi Guys, I am very new to photography, I've had cameras for years but only used them for the average snap. Recently I was given a Canon EOS 300, I must admit that the myriad of controls is still a little over whelming. These are my first photos In this one I was trying to use the bridge as the focus point This one I wanted to show the path disappearing into the woodland I walk past these gates a lot but dont stop to look often, more of a general shot. Again this one was just a general shot. Constructive criticism is welcomed. I've looked at TonyWorkShop close up water photos and thought they were awesome, I would like to try a few of those, how do you get such a close up? I'm going to some waterfalls tomorrow, any tips? I would really like to catch the waterfall at a stand still so you can see the beads of water, I've tried a few shots at 1/2000 but they come out black Cheers Guys, Steve.