All - I've been taking pictures for almost a year now with my Nikon D70. I've read lots of books on photography in that time and I've read Ken Rockwell's site on photos (maybe some of you don't like him, that's fine). At any rate, the one thing that I learned from all of it was that you really don't need to use Photoshop to adjust your pictures if you just "take" them right. Well, therein is my problem. I don't feel comfortable with any pictures unless I adjust the contrast, saturation or anything else in Photoshop first. The pictures have verry little color to them. Friends with the D50 and the D70 seem to get great pictures the first time shooting in the same modes as I am. I know you're going to ask "Can you post an example." Please check out my blog here and see if you can see what I mean. I shoot most pictures on Auto because when I mess with the Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority I can't seem to get anywhere as good as auto. I've even played with white balance... no dice. Maybe I need a primer again, I don't know. Any advice would be grateful. Is there any chance that the camera isn't calibrated correctly?