Hi everybody !
This is my first time writing on a Canon Rumors forum, after one year + of reading and learning a lot on this website.
Please forgive my approximate use of the English language... my mother tongue is French
So I very much like WellfedCanuck's shot, "as is".
It gives us a somewhat "from above" and realistic view of the scene.
Now Branden's suggestions are also quite interesting and would yield a totally different picture, if applied.
Anyway, in those days of "Megapixel arguing", how relaxing isn't it that we can still shoot nice pictures with the old faithful 8MP Rebel XT and its basic kit lens !
My own XT (named 350D in France) is still in service and sits close to a T2i (= 550D) - and also a G12- in the bag.
And you know what?
Sometimes I feel the need for a "back to basics" session, where a less performing camera puts more pressure on my (modest) photographer's skills :
YES stop breathing while shooting because light is poor and ISO resources are low...
YES get your framing right from the start because low MP count won't allow for heavy reframing in post...
YES switch to MF mode and do it "by hand" if the f.....g AF just misses the target very often with that particular prime... etc. etc.
Glad I didn't sell my XT : 6 years old, works like new and provides free shooting lessons on occasion !