I could just kick myself for not having my camera with me sometimes! I live in a small community that is very strict about its building standards. The town is very horse orientated and everything in the town has specific standards it must meet. In other words, everything needs to look like a set from Bonanza. This morning I ran to the local market. It's a strip mall but looks more like a scene out of an old west movie. It a huge would structure and the whole place even has places to tie your horse. So I am walking out and all of a sudden it looks like the Tour De France outside. There must be 50 bicyclist outside riding up. And you know the colors they wear. As I walk to my car I look back and think "perfect photo op" if I had my camera! argh. It was just so surreal, the contrast. Picture Lance Armstrong in a Speghetti western! So here's my question that has been on my mind for sometime now. I use my camera on manual. So how does one set up all the settings in the spur of the moment to get that perfect shot. Since I am so new at it, it takes me sometime to figure out aperture and shutter speed. So by the time I have it figured...the shot is gone. Is it just experience? Does it all fall into place eventually? If your doing portrait work, no problem if the sitter is patient with a newbie. But how do you get good candid shots while trying to set up the camera?