One of my first day trips from Los Angeles was Solvang, about a two hour drive. It's a Danish themed village with amazing pastries. (My great grandparents were born in Denmark, which I've been to now. Those photos are several years and many posts in the future.)
I tried out my new camera, Nikon Coolpix L3. at a nearby waterfall.
It was crowded, and I had not read the manual -- again.
For a good tutorial on shooting waterfalls: