WOW WOW WOW - shooting in manual was VERY cool. I've been playing with it since yesterday and having a great time. I definitely can't shoot photos of my daughter inside without the flash if the curtain is closed.... she's TOO FAST!! I need to shoot at 1/125 at the minimum and she's still a blur!
Then today, I monkey'd with my white balance just as Darcy suggested in Day 12 - What's White Balance? ... WOW! I had no idea such a simple setting could change my photos so drastically.