So I'm taking this Light & Composition class with Kristin, a friend from work. She loaned me this awesome book - "Understanding Exposures" and I've been trying to read it and try out the exercises when I have time. Tonight when I got home the sky looked kind of cool so I decided to try out some different settings in manual mode. They aren't great pictures but I thought they came out pretty good considering I didn't use a tripod. Can't wait to keep reading this book & learning new techniques! I just ordered this book for myself - as well as the updated edition!!