Monday, February 16, 2009

The Moon at 2:00 a.m.

It's amazing the things I will find to do when I can't sleep in the middle of the night! :O)
The first few pics I took didn't turn out because I couldn't hold the camera still and I couldn't figure out what setting to use. I'm so bummed because the moon was down low to the left of the tree and it had a beautiful reflection on the water. Finally I got smart and put my camera on the tripod and I took this shot on the night portrait setting. While it is pretty, I wish I had remembered to use the A-DEP setting because then the tree, the moon and everything would have been in focus.

I'm finding that it's hard to remember what settings to use, especially when I'm in a hurry to get a shot before it's too late. I think I've got the ISO figured out and I like to take pics in the A-Dep mode and the AV mode. I don't like using the automatic mode because you can't control the ISO or aperture speed etc. Next I want to learn how to take pictures in RAW. If anyone has any helpful photography hints, please let me know. Also, I'm looking for the best photo shop program. I looked into the Adobe Photo Shop Elements 7.0 and it looks like just what I need, but maybe someone knows of a better one. I'm up for suggestions or more options to look at and choose from......


  1. if you get a photo shop elements make sure it's the little more expensive one that will let you do movie also. I think its called photo shop elements plus or something like that. I didn't and wish I did so I could use the same program to turn my photos into dvd's.
    Misty S

  2. Thanks for letting me know that Misty! I looked at that and told Andy about it. They have photo shop elements 7.0 at costco, but I found the one that has photo shop elements premier with it, on for a pretty good price. Andy said he would buy it for me for my birthday. Do we have the same camera? I know yours is a canon too because I remember salivating over it, when you first showed it to me. :)

  3. Misty, you should start a blog too! I know you take tons of pics of the girls and I remember that beautiful pic you took of a waterfall. It is such a fun way to share pictures.....think about it!

  4. oh myyyyyyyyyy goshhhhhhhhh i love this moon picture, miss you, love suz


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