Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The "Dragger" in this picture is about 2 miles / 3.2 km from where I was but I managed to get a couple of good handheld shots with the Nikon Coolpix.
Lately I've been leaving the DSLR at home and using either my cell phone or the Coolpix S9700 as my everyday cameras. I find myself far more likely to take pictures with these small lightweight cameras than with the DSLR.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
I have been doing some reading on techniques for shooting the night skies lately so I decided to try some different settings just to see what would happen.
This is a three second shot. Yes, 3 seconds. The ISO was 25600! The green flashing light on the lighthouse was on for maybe a half second of the exposure.
In retrospect I think I like a little bit longer exposure at a lower ISO but it was fun to see what the camera would do.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
We spent a couple of days camping in an area called Kipahula this weekend, about ten miles past the town of Hana. We got rained on a couple of times at night and shooting the stars was a little hit and miss because of the clouds but if you're up long enough the clouds would go away for a while.
It also makes you very tired!