First---I'm saving up for a Rebel but in the meantime I figured I'd keep tinkering with the "other" settings on my p & s. I've done this more for indoor shots but wanted to throw this pic out here and get some quick feedback.
This pic was before our snow came today so the sky was whitish/gray.
I was in Av mode and tried some different shots but realized it was 20+F outside with no gloves and hungry kids so didn't stick around to try the shot in automatic to see what happened with the settings to compare.
If I were to try a shot like this again in similar conditions, what can I do sharpen it up (I know how to "fix" it in PP, but looking at getting it right on the front end). Tree & squirrel more washed out than should be. Again, given the restraints of a P&S, suggestions would be welcome to give me a starting point to try again.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b154/ ... g_7182.jpg
Canon PowerShot A570 IS
Exposure 1/125 sec
Exp. Bias +2
Foc. Length 23mm
Max App. 4.90625
Meter. Mode Pattern
White Balance Manual
(Is there a way to easily grab the EXIF data rather than having to type it--wasn't sure if it was available through the link I gave or not)