I finally tried my fancy camera.

Today we went to a local farm with some friends for some fall fun. This finally gave me a great chance to charge up my Sony A500 (Marco is right, the battery life on the Sony cameras is terrible) and try to take some nice photos. 

I'd give myself a C- on photography skills, but some of them came out ok. I look forward to trying it out again. For my photographer friends who care, I varied between Aperture and Shutter priority, Auto, and something similar to a "Sunny 16" manual setting I googled. Enjoy.