Hello, I'm here to learn about photography and get as much information as possible. I took my first few shots yesterday with my Nikon D300. I'm into shooting cars and looking for a tad bit more dramatic shots but not into HDR. I'm okay with photoshop and learning to use lightroom 2. Just really looking for pointers on how to make the clouds more dramatic, play with the colors and make the photos as clear as possible. I have been shooting in manual because also still learning how to use the camera. Here are my first few shots played with in photoshop and light room. Let me know what you think or what I can do to make them look better. Thank you all! These where taken very late in the day. I had about 35 minutes of sun light left.