I was definitely looking for better pictures and would have preferred a location far from my back yard, but it would have required driving a couple of hours. Instead, I perched on top of my motorhome. After the first 43 I took on a rather shaky tripod, I discovered my camera settings had magically changed. It's not the first time and I have no idea HOW it happens. The ISO setting changed to AUTO, causing very grainy images as it added light, you know, because it's DARK outside. A setting of 100-200 would have been perfect.
I really didn't pick up on it until I noticed the manual settings didn't look right. I kept having that nagging feeling in my brain that something just wasn't as it should be. Sure enough, the ISO setting read 25,600 instead of 100. How irritating!! It took ten minutes to crawl down off the rig and another thirty minutes of scrolling through the 10,000 item menu before I finally found the problem, at which time it was really too late for more pictures.
Apparently that was also the problem two days before when I took these images. Not quite a full moon, the clouds made for some interesting colors and light. I never could quite get the image I wanted ..... no wonder with incorrect settings.
It's all about capturing the light in photography. Entirely too much light, thanks to my ISO. I'm going to play around with them a little today and see if I can fix the problem. That's one nice thing about Photoshop ... you can change most all of the settings for an image AFTER you download it to your computer.
For those that may not have seen it, 60 Minutes interviewed Trump and his family last night. Seems there won't be a return to slavery and he is Pro Life but says that issue has already been determined by the Supreme Court, as has gay marriages, which he has no intention of changing. The only immigrants he's going to deport are those with criminal records and Obamacare will be changed/replaced being sure that no one misses even one day's coverage. He said everyone will receive a cut in income taxes ... I like that one ... and he's not taking that $400,000 salary except for the $1 a year he is forced to accept as President.
It was interesting to note 60 Minutes brought up Trump supporters were being hateful to people (Clinton supporters I assume) and what he planned to do about it. They totally forgot to bring up the Clinton supporters who are rioting, damaging personal property and burning the American flag. It's also interesting that neither President Obama nor Mrs. Clinton have publicly told people to stop demonstrating and rioting, least I haven't seen anything about that.
I'm not really a political person, I hate politics, but I did sign up with Trump on Facebook. He feels it's a perfect way to stay instantly connected with the American People, a modern form of communication. I have to say I agree and it's a way to stay updated on what his policies will be. So far I agree with what he's proposing. Time will tell.
I'm meeting with a security "expert" from my Alarm Company today about installing cameras to keep an eye on my mowers and blowers. Sad that it has come to that. I'm a little leery of someone who's just SO excited to see me, however ... can't you just hear her voice? I'm pretty sure she's more of a saleswoman than an expert. Those cameras at Costco are looking better all the time.
Photoshop Magic ....... just so you know all those golden moon pictures out there are a little enhanced.