|Creek in the moonlight - with my condensing breath|
Last night, there was the added benefit of freshly fallen snow on the landscape, so I went for a walk soon after the moon rose - and I took my camera with me to try to capture some of the magic.
In general, I was sorely disappointed - but I'm sharing the images with you anyway (hence, the first part of my post's title). The woods and the creek were beautiful, but I was unable to capture the ambiance. My camera has a "night scene" setting, but there just wasn't enough light even for that setting. To do the woods justice, I need to bring along my tripod and shoot with a very long exposure. And, to dress much more warmly!
|The shadow of a bankside tree|
After photographing the creek and the woods, I was headed back to my car when the moonlight shining behind a post-and-rail fence caught my eye. I figured, "What the heck; I'll give it a try." but the camera didn't seem to respond, so I gave up - and moved slightly just as the shutter clicked. Here's the result. If I'd had more patience, it might have made a nice image.