Experiments in photography....
Inspired by the photographic skills of Jedi Master Jeff, I just thought I'd experiment with what I can do with your basic entry level digital camera. It turns out that even the most basic models have a plethora of adjustments and gimmicks, such as effects, ISO settings, and exposure times you can try using, assuming of course you can figure them out. After filling up a 256 MB CompactFlash card with mostly dreadful shots, I picked a few...make that very few which, to my untrained eye, seem to have some potential...I think, and that's putting it mildly:
The Flash. (Actually just my son running in front of the camera.) Vivid effect, increased exposure.
Quick Glance. Sepia effect, increased exposure.
Bubbles. ("Bubbles" is the dog's name, not a reference to the basin of laundry in the distance.) Low sharpening and black and white effect.
Night Drive. Vivid effect, Increased exposure.
Headlights. Increased exposure.
Maybe this photographic Padawan would be better off taking lessons. :-)