Yay I got for Christmas .... Can you guess ...I chose the wrong day Velbon DF-61 new camera tripod testing. The temperature was -21 degrees. Hours of standing around behind the camera, did not do a good toes and fingers. Coat Hat heater ears. Image bluish tint was partly due to the cold.Now that I have a working and a better camera tripod. I can practice new photography stuff. I have had the SLR nearly 5 years. I am most of the time described the automatic settings. I want to challenge myself and to find their own way to describe the world and life. Photographs can be surprisingly challenging. White balance, sensitivity, f-number, the shutter speed settings ... Options creative symbiosis with the description of the item. The challenge. How to create impressive photo. I am completely at the beginning of photography in relation to. I photograph, I train and I read. I can never become perfect. It will keep in mind. Too much self-criticism is bad. photography must enjoy. I have to first get to know my camera before I can add a description of items. New Year's Eve, I have the opportunity to test what I've learned. The colored fireworks burst in the sky. Maybe start with these: Bulb -exposure time, Sensitivity 200, f-number 16, Tripod, Canon EOS 450D, Canon EFS 18-200mm 0.45m/1.5ft, delay tripping or remote control trigger. I choose not to be nervous, if I can not describe the fireworks. New opportunity will be years from now.