I bought a Canon Digital Rebel XTi last October in hopes that my slight interest it photography would gain some momentum. I took about 200 pictures before lots of schoolwork took over and I lost most of my free time. At Christmas, I dropped the XTi just in the right place that it jolted the sensor (or so the guy at Ritz told me). I had to send it in to Canon, and it was gone for a good 2 months. Just recently I had some time to spare, and decided to reach for my XTi to qwell my boredom... so I started taking more pictures. I came to grips that the kit lens was keeping me from expressing some creative freedom (if I have any), so I purchased a 28-235mm lens from B&H. I'm starting to think my pictures are getting better, but it's hard to find anything interesting in suburban Las Vegas. Anyways, here are some of my first shots. I am still a beginner by all means, and hope to improve enough someday so I'll be able to take pictures that measure up to some of the ones I've seen on this forum. Criticism would be nice; I would like to know what I can improve upon.