I went out to stand on the front walk this evening, just to see if the snow was still melting. It wasn’t. All the slush that was on the ground this afternoon had turned to ice. I am thinking that tomorrow will give us some relief. It’s supposed to be in the high forties and sunny. Sounds good to me because we’ve got a big hike in the works. I’ll let you know more about that later if it actually happens. It’s times like these that you’ve got the grab the bull by the horns, so I’m hopeful.
As I was standing on the walk, I looked up at the sky and noticed a whole bunch of weird lines created by airplanes. I thought something was odd about it, so I ran inside to get my camera. I wanted to grab some pictures so I figured that I would need to start playing with the shutter speed and ISO if I was to get anything worthwhile.
The first bunch of shots turned out too dark, so I cranked up the ISO to the max, which is 6400. I also set the shutter speed to 30 seconds. This was all the camera would let me do and it was the first time I ever tried something like this. I took more photos and then brought them inside to take a look.
Apparently, they were very grainy, or what they like to call in the camera world, “noisy.” I did some reading and discovered that when using a high ISO, noise occurs. It’s one of the drawbacks of that setting. Someone also stated that it was something to do with DSLRs. I can attest for the noise at that setting because when I lowered the ISO to 400, the pictures came out much better. They still aren’t great, but I think it’s worth it to keep playing around. The more I play, the more I learn. Night time photography is very cool, so I think once I get it, I can start posting some good shots.