I was inspired by the pictures in my previous post to do some more night photography. Last night, on my way home from a school-sponsored dinner, the nearly full moon was beaming off of clouds and looking spectacular. I promptly picked up my camera and tripod and trudged out through the local area looking for some cool, moonlit pictures. Unfortunately I was having some camera malfunctions, and just when I got them squared away my battery died.
So tonight, under a proper full moon, I went back out to try and get some better pictures. Actually, none of them were as good as I had hoped, but I managed a few decent shots. I was fixating on a greenhouse that looked really cool in the moonlight, and had a patch of tulips blooming in front of it for some color. The second picture is just a random neighborhood shot that turned out kind of cool. Again, I was digging the exposed canal and running water by the side of the road.
My camera seems to be acting up a little bit. Perhaps it needs a cleaning, and I could probably stand to run through the manual once or twice to check a few things. Of course, tinkering with camera settings that I’m not entirely sure about, in the dark, is bound to not end well. Anyway…
I have the day off tomorrow for a national holiday, Ocean Day perhaps? I could check the calendar if I really cared — the important thing being that I don’t have to work. Next week is also the annual Golden Week holiday, so I have Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday off. We’re heading up to Niigata on Saturday. And I’m heading off to bed now! Good night.