Hello everyone, I just wanted to start off by saying thank you for having such an informative and helpful forum, especially for beginner photographers like myself. I have always enjoyed photography and recently bit the bullet and invested in the Canon T1i deal that Amazon has running. I have read through the Beginner forums and especially loved Tiberius47's tutorials. They were very well written and super easy to understand for someone like myself. I have also ordered Understanding Exposure and hope to get it in the next day or so. Now I hope that I have posted this question in the correct area as I wanted to introduce myself as a beginner first. I searched several different key words but was not able to find any threads on pictures taken at NYC during Christmas time. Has anyone seen such a thread or have pictures to share? I will be heading into the city this weekend and was hoping to get some creative ideas as well as photo settings for different areas in NY. This will be my first time in NYC with my new camera so I want to try to catch all the X-Mas time activity I normally wanted to take but didnt come out well on my point-and-shoot camera. Any input into some great spots for pictures or particular settings that worked well would be much appreciated Thanks!