Here are some more landscapes. They are not the nearest and dearest things to my heart but I'm practicing for the real moment. I tried out a bit of what you guys suggested. (I need to finish reading all of your recommendations, though.) How do the colors look? What do you think about the compositions? (I was feeling compositionally challenged, that evening.) What about exposures? We haven't had blue skies for ages. It might be easier, when I'm not trying to catch a shadowy land AND sky like this. (I used the evaluative metering. Thanks, for the suggestion for that. I've read the book, read the tutorial but was still a bit confused. I'm making strides with my understanding of that.) I, also, adjusted the "picture style" on the 450d and made my own, in camera filters. (Lacking any real filters, at present) Especially for the last one (sunset) - I did that "on the fly" and didn't adjust it very much at all afterwards. Also, the closeup on the hills was sooc and I wanted to know what you thought of the color. Am I rambling, btw?
comments and/or criticism, anyone? Thanks!!!