First off I'm a new member to the forum and am extremely ecstatic to have found such a valuable resource on the net, and look forward to becoming an active member. I would like critique on these two photos I captured recently while in Peru. To my unprofessional eye I find them to be great shots, but I'm sure, as with most travel photographers, we have a higher value of our own work as it brings out the memory of the moment the image was captured. These images were taken on a Canon 30D and my new 50mm lens at f1.8 which I'm trying to get used to. Was f1.8 too much aperture? Would it have been preferable to have a greater depth of field? In the first photograph, would the use of fill flash been preferable? Only minor photoshopping has been used for color correction. Any suggestion on additional use? And last, I'm considering entering one of these in a photo contest, which is your preference. Thanks everyone!