Wanted to try a variant on a gear thread. While people sometimes post gear threads with the intent of trying to improve their images, thought it might be fun to reverse things and show how good gear can result in craptastic images. The rules are simple: use some of the best gear you have to produce some of the worst images you can imagine. Exposure should be "close" to correct (not fair to post a completely blown out image or a horribly under-exposed image, like pure black), but it is fair to make common "newb" mistakes regarding exposure. Also not fair to just point the camera at the ground, a wall, or the sky. There should be elements in the image that approximate what a novice might shoot. Garage. Shot with a Nikon D800 and 14-24 lens and SB-900 flash on-camera. Not that interesting of a subject and not a great composition of that subject. The flash helped it (unfortunately for this example--damn Nikon). Have to try harder next time Less obviously bad. Shot at the same time without the flash.