Very nice images! If the images were captured with your D3000 body you don't have to post them in "Non-Nikon Section" as they were captured with a Nikon Camera. The camera itself is the governing factor, not the lens. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
My vacation photos are done , I finshed all my Grand Circle - S.W. National Parks shows.
On vacation I mainly used th dial settings ... best for me being 'Landscape' on the dial , next best was the 'no flash' mode on the dial(atop the camera).
But I had some trouble with some exposures coming too bright.Luckily I had my AEL set to lock only exposure...that helped me to lock in a darker exposure when needed,(not so easy to do)
But since , I learned something good. Ya know where NL,SD,and VI are?, there is a landscape mode there ! The exposures seem to be pretty good , or almost as good as useing ;'Landscape' mode on the dial.! And you can +/- exposure , or use a smaller apperature for better DOF.!
Learning my camera.This was a nice find for me.So I thought I'd share it.