If I was to write a book maybe I would name it something like How to persevere thru your struggles.
This morning I wanted to take advantage of the clear sky and continue learning astrophotography. I can take pictures in the day time but when I am in the dark something makes the camera not want to shoot. I am also reading the book Astrophotography is Easy. This is the book that said to keep your glasses on while you take the picture. I hadn’t been doing that because I was afraid I would lose my glasses in the grass. I think I see the difference already in my images. I checked the controls inside the house and made sure the autofocus was on MF and the stabilizer was off. I have a Cannon t5i. I am also using a PRO TW-283 remote shutter control. During my struggles earlier this morning (and earlier times) I would hit the shutter button and nothing would happen. When I took it inside it worked fine. After I turned selected the manual focus and turned off the stabilizer the camera was behaving even in the dark.
Focus focus focus. A friend teased me for the longest time about the most important thing in photography was focus. How do you focus in the dark? In my driveway I found I had a street light and a neighbors house I could focus on.
Tonight I will attempt astrophotography of the wanning crescent moon.
You may see my earlier attempts on my astronomy page.