16 January 2013

Islamorada Journal 2013…16 JAN

Apparently the way this bug works that I've had, it knocks you down and then let's you feel good for a day or two...and then slams you again.

Woke up with mild nausea this morning and crashed into bed dog-tired this afternoon. Up now but feel like I've been at if for 24 hours with no sleep.

This is one, lousy, darned bug.

So to finish off last night's story on how to photograph the moon:

Set the camera on manual, then set the f-stop to f8 and the shutter speed to one over the ISO. In other words, if your camera's film speed or ISO is 400, then set the shutter speed to 1/400.

"But wait", you say, "f8 at 1/ISO is a setting for a bright sunny day. This is at night shooting a distant moon in a black sky...don't we have to open up the lens and slow the shutter down?"

No! It's a bright, sunny day up on the moon, isn't it?

You may want to fiddle with the f-stop at 7.1 or 9.0 or with the shutter at 320 or 500 to get a slightly better photo...but f8 at 1/400 will be a good starting point.

That's where this pic was shot.

So put your camera on manual, zoom in, hold 'er steady, and give it a try.

Meanwhile, in other news...

• 2012 Global Temperatures Are 10th Highest On Record

“According to NOAA scientists, the globally-averaged annual combined land and ocean surface temperature in 2012 was 1.03°F (0.57°C) above the 20th-century average of 57.0°F (13.9°C).

”The annual report also found that all 12 years of the 21st century (2001-2012) rank among the 14 warmest in the 133-year period of record.>

Source: NOAA

• Used Stolen Fish To Win Competition

“Matthew Andrew Clark, 29, stole the 13lb (5.9kg) bass from the aquarium in St. Peter Port and used it to win the £800 ($1,280) first prize. “

Source: BBC News

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