Here's one of the first photos I ever took with my D50. No editing. I just got this lifeless background and life coming from the middle. That was the intent, and luckily enough, that's what my noobie ass got, which was lucky considering how I had never used my D50 or knew how to operate it.
Oh, and anyone who tells me that a tighter crop is a good idea is probably right (my stupid Dell at uni can't even crop a fracking photo.......gotta install other programs, but I don't have admin privileges on this machine and don't have my own computer right now.....D'OH!).
Took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet last year. Shame about the bleached background (the sun is like a dose of Xrays in the day there!) but I love the pic of a traditional monk texting the monastery on his mobile and carrying home a plastic carrier bag of toilet rolls!