Hi my name's James and although I have been interested in photography for quite a while I have only just started in the last week or so. Thought I would join a community like this so I could get some constructive critisism. So here's a sample of what I have occupied myself with for the last few days. This is a little dark for my liking but the sun was going down so fast I didn't have a lot of time to mess with the shutter speed or aperture. I got bored waiting for a storm that never came. I think I need a bit more zoom. I have quite a few better lightning shots but this is one of the few that wasn't obstructed by powerlines, eagerly awaiting the next storm in my area to have another crack. Sorry about the large pics I did resize them down to below 150kb each, if it is more appropriate for most to have them as thumbnail links to larger images let me know for next time, cheers.