Guess what?! I found the "starry night" setting on Camera!
Prepare yourselves to be inundated with night sky photos in 2018!
Don't panic though, there'll still be beach walk photos.The following three photos are the best of my first, rather wobbly, attempts. They're not exactly as taken, though. Once I'd trapped then in Computron, I moved the brightness slider thingy up to max to make the constellations really pop! Those are the actual stars' colours, though - I didn't mess around with them.
|This is the constellation Cassiopeia, just right of centre (the W on its side). Left of centre is part of Andromeda, and I believe that's the Pleiades cluster on the far centre left.|
It was taken with a 15 second exposure.
|A drunken Orion leaning in the east. The glow is coming from the scary old house on the cliff, and that appears to be the silhouette of a slumbering Triffid in front of it...|
|Cassiopeia and Andromeda again, this time taken with a 30 second exposure|
(as was Orion, above)
* Post title from "Star", Erasure's 1990 single from their 1989 album Wild!
Here're some rough seas from Sunday, just to get over the upset of a new photography topic:
|Overstrand and Sidestrand beaches taking a light pounding|
|Ow! My groyne!|
|Cromer (on the horizon) getting ready for dusk|
|Overstrand cliff top.|
On the left is the Cliff Café where I used to work when I looked like this.
Next time, I'm going to map out the constellations and try to get Camera to take longer exposure photographs (30 seconds is the maximum on the "starry night" setting, but there's a couple of custom settings that I can probably do something with. However, my track record with anything technical may mean it'll all turn into a bit of a "Drama!" really.
Perhaps The Very Mistress will lend me her Personal I.T. Consultant...?