Nice shots.. I have sony a230 also but I never explore it yet. I don't know how to use the proper settings especially in low lights. I'm always using auto but I am not satisfied with the results to the point of selling my camera and planning to buy a new one.
But when I saw your sample shots, I was amazed on how you did it. Any tips or advice from you and from the experts? By the way, I'm from dubai also..
Thank you very much.