Woods Country Cove

Friday, October 28, 2016

Early This Morning



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 !

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As the sun was rising on the eastern horizon the light of the sky was changing but I kept my camera settings the same .

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                                  There is a bright  star or planet in the photos to the right of the moon, that's Jupitar .

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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 .

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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 .

                                                                    Country Gal


Gail said...

Your photos are great! I have to use the long lens for moon shots. Sometimes I get lucky.

Linda said...

Great photos Elaine. We had snow yesterday so everything is melting away in the sun of today. It's still chilly though, but seems that will change with the weekend. Keep taking those photos.

William Kendall said...

Great sliver of the moon!

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are really beautiful moon shots Elaine. I'm not good at them at all and I think I need a better zoom lens to take them. I never use a tripod either and I even have a monopod that I 'thought I should have' and still haven't used it! It's cold and rainy here this late Friday afternoon. Have a nice weekend!

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, I love the moon pictures, I like you always look out the window at the crack of Dawn. Blessings Francine.

The Furry Gnome said...

You must have a VERY early cup of tea! Great moon shots for handheld!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I agree, all my shots are not perfect either but it is the funof taking them and having them as memories for me. Love the moon shots.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your photos are beautiful!

Faye Henry said...

Wow!! Awesome pics.. xoxo