Saturday night, we had the sun setting, and clouds on the horizon. I was all excited for a beautiful sunset; boy was *I* disappointed. Well, it wasn’t a total loss. I took some neat pictures of Boise, though, they all kind of suck. The A650 is a GREAT little snapshot camera, but as you get more serious, it has some serious limitations. I would say, THIS is one of them.
As I was returning to my car, I heard a scrabbling sound above me, and looked up. There was a herd of deer up there! I started taking pictures. I fired off a bunch of pictures. I was there long enough, that the herd came down the hill, and went over to the lot I had been shooting pictures of Boise from! It was pretty cool. I fired off 34 pictures, and got 1 that is ok. Most are about snapshot quality. The biggest problem, was shooting in low-light again. I was kind of fighting my camera tonight, on the low-lighting issue. It kept jumping up to ISO800, which is TERRIBLY noisy. Though, the deer were not keeping still much, so running at a lower ISO with a longer shutter, may not have worked well, either.
I started my trip off, looking for the road up to Table Rock. It has been a LOT of years since I last went up there. Even though, I did not find it intially, I did find a cool spot, to shoot from.
After I packed up, I decided to look around to see if I could find where the road to Table Rock was. I DID find it, though, there is now a gate they lock after sundown. On the way back down the hill, I found a great shot of Boise. By this time, it was pretty dark, so Boise was alight, with, uh, light. I took some pictures, and a few turned out pretty cool, though, it could have been better. I tried running at ISO 100, with a long shutter, and that did not work. There was a bit of wind, and I NEVER thought some wind would cause my camera to shake as much as it did.