My newest digital camera (since 2008) has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. So many features I love! And so many that I find annoying.
Today, I am here to share one of the parts I love – The photo quality!
Isn’t it lovely? Our moon … It seems like with this camera, there is an optimal time of day to take a picture of the moon. (using auto settings) And I caught it!
I have tried earlier in the day. The results were too faded to catch this kind of detail. I tried again 30 minutes later and my camera just couldn’t handle contrast between the darker blue sky and the shine of the moon.
Check out my “Shooting the Moon” post for some info about using manual settings at less optimal times of day and night.
Jupiter on Night Landscape
My first attempt taking a picture of Jupiter was not quite what I expected. Apparently Earth rotates a bit more than I expected during 16 seconds of night time exposure. But I was very pleased to see that I seem to have captured some of Jupiter’s moons!
Jupiter on Regular Landscape
A few nights later I decided to try again, once again on Landscape setting so that the camera would try to focus far off. But this time I told my camera it was still day time 🙂 Much shorter exposure time, nicer picture.
This camera has also taken some nice pictures for the purpose of printing out and framing. The above image (like all others on this page) has been cropped so that you can see how good the results are at full resolution. Click it to see a scalled down (20%) copy of the full image for color quality. This picture was taken outside with natural light. I was standing 10 – 15 ft away from the subject. The results were when printed as an 8×10 photo were beautiful!
Here are a few of my other favorites, taken with the Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS: