I took this last December with my older camera. It was a bright, shiny day and I liked the result, except that there is so much noise in it. The full-sized image can be seen at http://weinertfamily.org/IMG_0854.JPG Here's the data for the original image: File size : 3485273 bytes Camera model : Canon PowerShot S2 IS Date/Time : 2006:12:10 14:09:46 Resolution : 2592 x 1944 Flash used : No Focal length : 39.1mm (35mm equivalent: 246mm) CCD width : 5.72mm Exposure time: 0.0005 s (1/2000) Aperture : f/5.6 ISO equiv. : 400 Exposure bias: -1.00 Whitebalance : Manual Metering Mode: matrix Is it because the ISO was set too high? I'm pretty new to photography - while we had to spend money on film my wife took all the pictures since she has/had a better eye than I do. I end up deleting a lot of images, but I am getting better. Thanks for any feedback on this one.