My friend was gracious enough to help me practice taking pictures. Most of them are taken at thrift stores. All of them have been edited - tinkered around with the curves and color balances. C&C por favors (esp with the colors/comp...). Thanks. (she wasn't laughing at herself. it was because i was getting ready to take the picture when i caught myself in the mirror and got jumpy. haha really upset because my battery died... and this was the best shot although blurry. is there a way to make it sharper without making it grainer/blurrier? ---- one more: this was what i was going for, but i couldn't on my digi cam so blurred with photoshop. what kind of lens would i use to get this kind of an effect?