What's up, guys? Just got a D40 as a late Christmas gift. Been messing around with it, mostly in M mode. The D40 is a new game to me, so I'm trying to figure out aperture, focal length, etc. Is it strange that in M mode, most of my shots turn out dark, despite there being light all around? I think I just need to tinker with it a little bit more, but I'd love to get some advice/suggestions from people here. Thanks a lot! PS - Here are some random shots I took. Just uploaded them straight to Flickr. Honestly do not know how I took these shots (hence, me messing around -> ) Critique is most certainly welcomed!