Every morning when I get up I go down stairs to put the kettle on for my cuppa of tea and I always look out the window over my kitchen sink as I fill my kettle I look out to see if I can see anything to photograph as there is the valley I can see from my window. Well there was and I had to get out there and try to capture it . Taking photos in the dark and cold and have them turn out ok are still a challenge for me as it is tricky to get all ones settings correct but still I like a challenge and love to be out there in the early frosty crisp mornings as the sun is starting to rise and the land is slowly waking up .
I took these photos hand held as I take all my photos I don't use a tripod , to time consuming to me and not as challenging , would the photos be better if I did use one , probably but I am stubborn that way lol . My camera settings for all these photos - ISO 800 , F-stop 4.5 and shutter speed was 1/5th of a second , perfect ? not by a long shot but I am happy with them lol !
As the sun was rising on the eastern horizon the light of the sky was changing but I kept my camera settings the same .
There is a bright star or planet in the photos to the right of the moon, that's Jupitar .
The sky was getting lighter as the sun was rising and I was beginning to loose the affect of the moon and Jupitar and I was pleased with my shots . It was the second frosty morning this morning after a day of rain yesterday but this mornings sun rise in the east and clear sky's was looking promising for a nice day today . The light on the ground was still dark and I wanted a few frost photos so I went ahead and took just two in hopes they turned out as well with the same camera settings .
I find that not all photos have to be prefect , as a matter of fact the ones that aren't can be quite interesting looking .
Well that's it for me , the sun is up now and I am off for my walk with Miggs , a nice fresh crisp frosty sunny morning walk . It is to be a nice day of sunshine and temps to be 10C or 50F great for more outdoor work and a camp fire .
Until next time .