a moonset II

This was a very difficult shot for my camera, the Nikon Coolpix P530. It doesn't have the capability to keep the shutter open long enough to get the quality I want. The camera is fighting to dim the crap out of the moon while struggling to get any light at all near the lake. I... Continue Reading →

a moonset

This morning, before I went to bed, I was able to get a shot or two to turn out without a tripod. I have another one coming from amazon tomorrow. This shot was taken very early this morning. The sun was coming up as the full moon was setting, making a colorful moonset.

blinded by the light

I left camp yesterday at 5pm to pickup a prescription in town. I got to the pharmacy by 7:30 and then grabbed a few things at Safeway. It rained sideways on me the whole way there and all the way back to the park. I stayed dry. The rain let up at about 11:30 and... Continue Reading →

Going for the moon…

The featured image is the first decent shot I got of the moon. It was about 54-56% illuminated when I took it last October. If tonight is anything like last night, practically light out, then tonight should be even brighter. Tonight's moonrise is at 18:30'ish, so I should see it pop over the ridge close... Continue Reading →

Learnt sumthin…

Let's ponder yesterday's shoot. Remembered everything I needed. Didn't run out of battery. Wasn't injured or threatened. Didn't miss the moonrise. I learnt sumthin. The place I chose to shoot from could be described as the mid level of a valley. It was 600' down to the river and almost 1200' to the top of... Continue Reading →

Where did the time go?

Ok, this is a scheduled post. Only because I lost track of time and needed to hurry to get setup, if i wanted to catch the moonrise over Rattlesnake Ridge. The ridge is right around the foothills of the cascades and might yield a few good shots. Fingers crossed, I have a mile to hike... Continue Reading →

Ever been Thomas Edison?

While out for my trip something happened to me. I don't know what the difference is between feeling and emotion is, but it was one of them. When I headed out yesterday, I only had three objectives to complete. I wanted to find treasure, something Japanese and see what happened to the loggers. Left early,... Continue Reading →

Full Moon Lastnight

I took my first photos since February 1st of this year, last night. My last attempts at a full moon didn't work out. All of my shots last night were shot in full manual without using any presets. I was able to get a much clearer photo this way. Still working on tweaking it, now... Continue Reading →

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