A fine image! makes me wish I lived in my "old" house again, near the forest.
On the image size: the width of the image is JUST too big for a 1024x768 resolution screen, so perhaps downscaling the image to a slightly lower width (with a no-compression save afterwards) would be easier to view in the forum.
one thing you may want to do is try the exact same viewpoin and set an f-stop much higher, maybe 11-22. the 4.5 has very shallow depth of field, and though you may need a tripod for longer exposure (not sure exactly how digital works) but very nice color saturation and framing with the tree on left.
on second thought, im sorry...gesus it was late and i was not awake.
its most likely my moniter because i saw it froma friends comp and it looked perfect. one question...since its all digital, does that affect shutter speeds? since there technically no "film" to be exposed, why would there be a need for slower shutter speeds if it all is digital? im not even sure this question makes sense but maybe someoen knows
If I wasn't on my way to work, I could explain this one. Think of this...it all has to do with a computer, that determines via a shutter speed setting of some sort to stop registering (via binary code) the amount of light entering the lens. Same goes for the aperture setting. If you didn't have some kind of controls for the photographer: One...How would the computer know what type of exposure you want it to take. Two...The photographer would get upset not having a dial or two to play with. Three...Now I have never used the D1, it must have some kind of controls for aperture (lens) and shutter speed. Again, without this information, the camera has no way to determine what you want. Yes, you can change it somewhat in a computer program. To you out there with D1s is this somewhat true. I mean I could go into the zero and ones and how the charged coupled device (CCD) (it does use CCD technology doesn't it?), operates. But I haven't got time, it's early in the morning and I have not had enough coffee.
The D1 is like a film camera with a CCD in place of the film - a physical shutter and the lenses aperture blades control the amount of light reaching the CCD. Once you've taken the shot, the data is read off the CCD.
This behaviour is rather different to the CCD's used in video cameras and a lot of other digital cameras which have an electronic "shutter" and can provide a continuous output.
I recently read a good explanation on how the two types of CCD work; wish I could remember where....
At any rate, you control the exposure on the D1 just like you do on a film camera, and the lens and shutter behave in just the same way: smaller apertures = greater depth of field and higher shutter speeds = frozen motion.