Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Big Moon

As you probably have heard, last night and the night before the moon was the biggest and brightest it will be until the year 2034 (which is really just around the corner, if you think about it, so don’t sweat it if you missed this one).

Late Sunday afternoon, I was taking the dog for a walk through the trails in our woods, when I spied the moon rising. I ran back to the house for my camera and then back through the woods. I thought I could get cool pictures through the trees, but my camera didn’t know what to focus on, so they didn’t turn out.

I conceded and went to the end of the driveway where I had a clear shot down our road. Unfortunately I didn’t have my glasses on, so I couldn’t really tell if any of the pictures were turning out. It dawned on me that I have all these cool settings on my camera that I never use, so I scrolled through them. Of course, I never read my camera book, so I don’t know what any of those settings mean. But as already mentioned, I didn’t have my glasses on, so I couldn’t see the settings anyway.  

When I first bought my Yashica 35 mm FX-3 (here's a picture on Ebay of one exactly like the one I have stored away somewhere, peeled off fake leather and everything. You might want to read Sunday's post to understand why I still have that camera),  I played with all the settings and jotted notes in a little book so that once I got those pictures developed, I knew which settings worked best in each – well – setting. I know, it was all explained in that camera’s instruction book, just like in my current Nikon’s instruction book, but I am one of those who has to do the thing to learn how to do it.

So what do you think? Did any of my moons turn out? 

Yup, so those are all the settings on my Nikon CoolPix. Sure can't tell you which is which though. 

1 comment:

Denise said...

Chris I did the same not only with the camera I have like yours but on my cell phone & my other digital camera. Like you I wanted to take it between tree branches.