The Sky At Night: Reaching for the Moon!
Apparently, there is enough light reflected from the Moon to make it possible to take a photograph of it at night.
These shots were taken on the Shutter-Priority Auto setting, which allows me to adjust the speed of the shutter, while the Nikon automatically adjusts the aperture to the optimal exposure.
Obviously, I have much to learn still, as you can see from these pictures, but I am very pleased to capture any resolution on the face of the Moon.
This is what it looked like through my camera lens.
Here you can also see a little of the tree tops, at the bottom of the photo.
To improve on these, I will have to use a tripod and play around some more with the settings. I could still try to use the RAW image quality, which would yield a 6 MB photo as opposed to the 4 MB I currently get on the normal setting.
I could also invest in a zoom lens! Yes, there is a Moon in the photo above.
This is the final in my Nikon-ography series. I have had a great deal of fun learning more about my camera and feel confident now, that I can just pick it up and take a reasonable photo.
My objective with this series was to familiarise myself with my new camera, with the ultimate goal of capturing a night time Moon shot, and of Little Monkey in action.
I will aspire to these.