A friend recently turned me on to this site. Love it and the honesty but am scared to post . I havent been taking pics very long, I do have lightroom 2.3 (but have no idea what I am really doing). I would like to know that if you were to take the pics what would you of done differently and 2nd what could I do in lightroom to make them better? I bought a Rebel XS a couple of weeks ago and these were my first real pics ever on Manual settings. I do have XS for dummies book so im finding my way through. All of these photos were taken last week at Tybee Island I dont have any other photos/locations that I have taken thus far with this camera. I had an Olympus E-500 but never got it off Auto.