Please help! I am having terminal problems with really nasty white balance symptoms. I did a search for fixing white balance issues with the D300 but cannot find anything camera specific. I cannot seem to get correct exposures no matter what I try...auto, or preset for sunny, cloudy, fluorescent, incandescent etc. nothing works right. Every once in a great while I can get a picture that the color looks correct but very rarely. I have spent several hours working with the camera to attempt to get it to shoot something that vaguely resembles what I am seeing. I have tried running EV settings up and down, using picture control on standard, neutral, vivid to enable more saturation, I just can't get it to work right. I am sure it is something I am not doing right but what? Today I was shooting outdoors in the woods (temporarily in Ohio) with bright sunshine. I set the white balance for sunshine and auto and tried EV settings all over the place and even tried a polarizing filter on and off the lens to no avail. I had to delete all but a handful of pictures because they just looked like crap. Almost every time I go out to shoot this happens, no matter if it is sunny or cloudy or whatever. I feel like if I do get a good picture, it was purely an accident. I mainly use the camera on program auto settings unless I need aperture or shutter priority for some particular composition, because I can't trust the camera to render the white balance correctly so it throws off what I perceive the settings to be doing. I have tried all the different metering modes as well but nothing seems to help. Can someone PLEASE tell me what I am doing wrong? Or is the camera malfunctioning? I have had the camera a little over a month so I figure it is operator error due to inexperience. I just can't figure out what to do about this problem. I spent WAY too much money on this camera to be getting results like this.