Category Archives: Good Morning 2016

Good Morning November 23rd, 2016

Woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep so went out to see if there was anything to get some pictures of.  The moon was a nice waning crescent so I snapped a few shots.  Was a bit difficult to get exposed properly.  The crescent was about 29% illumination which was causing the camera to want to over expose it in live view.  I ended up taking a number of pictures with different settings.

What ended up working the best with the Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens was F8 at 1/200th and ISO 200.  I didn’t see any extra detail at F11 and a bit more softness wide open.

Image of Waning Crescent Moon
29% Waning Crescent taken with Nikon D7200 using Tamron 150-600 G1 lens at F8, 1/200th, and ISO 200.

Good Morning November 22nd, 2016

Yesterday was rainy all day.  I worked on the office a bit.  Turned on the TV, wish I had left it off immediately.  Murders, Earthquakes, Mayhem.  Prayed the Lord would return and end all this craziness.  Luckily the rain was finished this morning and was able to go out and take some picture.  Decided to work a bit on macro photography.  Subject is the wife’s old rust bucket a 1975 International Scout.  What do you think?

Image of 1975 International Scout II Fender Rust
1975 International Scout II Fender Rust
Image of 1975 International Scout II Fender Rust
1975 International Scout II Fender Rust
Image of 1975 International Scout II Grill
1975 International Scout II Grill
Image 1975 International Scout II Grill
1975 International Scout II Grill
Image of 1975 International Scout II Grill
1975 International Scout II Grill

November 14th, 2016 Super Moon

The Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens is simply amazing.  Such great results time after time.  Never a focusing issue, snaps to focus like it has ESP to know what you want.  I also am amazed by the stabilization provided by Tamron’s VC.  I was able to get acceptably sharp pics using the D7200 in the 1.3x crop mode (which gives a 1.95 total crop) all the way down to 1/100th sec hand held.  That is really amazing.  That is at almost 1200mm field of view at that crop mode.

Going to 1/200th sharpens a bit more and 1/400th almost every image is tack sharp.  With VC off I have to be at 1/1000th or higher to get tack sharp images.

The moon started out an orange red color, turning to bright yellow, and as it moved above the horizon became closer to the soft silver we love about it.

Image of the November 14th 2016 Super Moon
November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/400th
Image of November 14th 2016 Super Moon
November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/100th
Image of November 14th 2016 Super Moon in Bokeh behind foliage.
November 14th 2016 Super Moon in Bokeh
Image of November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/100th
November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/100th
Image of November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/200th
November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/200th
Image of November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/400th
November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/400th 600mm
Image of November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/400th
November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/400th 500mm
Image of November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/200th
November 14th 2016 Super Moon at 1/200th 300mm D3300 & 55-300