My inexperience has led to me accidentally shooting these at ISO1600 today... oops! I got pretty upset at myself when I uploaded the photos and realized how noisy they were... I immediately checked the camera and what do you know, ISO1600... Oh well... at least now I've learned to check everytime before I start shooting. Anyhow... at the advice of many on this forum, I bought the 55-200mm vr today and took it out around the neighbourhood to try it out (thanks to all who told me to get this). I love this lens and quickly realized that many of these shots would've been completely missed had I stuck with my 18-55mm. So here are a few shots I took today. I'm trying to apply the advice you guys have given me in the past few weeks... as well as PP and crop a little less than I did before to actually push myself to make decent shots right out of the camera.... still not quite there yet... gotta keep trying Anyways as always... any constructive criticisms or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.