I attempted to take some photos of the fireworks on Monday. The results were so-so. Although I tried to follow the recommendations I came up short in several areas.
I had a good camera and a tripod. But I was missing the ability to remotely control the camera. Thus camera shake was a issue. I think my exposure and other camera settings were good, but we were far from the action. A zoom lens would have helped a lot. Even then I think I could have got better shots closer to the firing location.
I ended up with about 360 pictures of which there’s maybe 10 good ones. Even those were too small. It was a good learning experience though!
Biosphere 2, that lovable Earth environment within Earth environment is for sale. Bioshphere 2 is located in Oracle, Arizona. How much? Well they don’t seem to be saying. But it cost the current developer 200 million dollars to get it to where it is now so, uh, you will need a few million.
If you don’t recall, the whole idea in the Biosphere was to encapulate humans in a earth like bubble and see if the could manage the production of food, water and oxygen like one might do on mars or other inhospitable planet. That didn’t work out too well and they had to get help from “the outside”. Some saw that as a utter and complete failure, some saw it as a learning experience. I agree with the former. They did this 3 times.
I would also like to note that it’s annoying that their website resized the browser to full screen for no apparent reason.
Just goes to show you how little I really know how to operate this camera. Turns out I had it set at 1600 (!) ISO even though I swore I went in and set it at 200. It’s also clear how hard it is really tell any detail on the built in LCD. I’m going to chalk this up as a learning experience and consider these worthy enough for the web only. There’s always next year.