Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Doing so much smiling I haven’t had time to blog!


I’ve been away, but I don’t want to miss this weeks’ smile. So I’ll share one photo from my quick get-away.

I hope it made you smile too.

I’m still working on the processing of images like these, but the fact that I even found the milky way and got some of it in the image made me grin.

I’ll be back with more on this impromptu adventure, as well as the images from the new park I explored a week ago. Coming to a blog near you soon.


Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

22 thoughts on “Doing so much smiling I haven’t had time to blog!

  1. Very cool! Looking forward to more!

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  2. Yes, looking forward to more!


  3. Glad you give yourself the option of taking a rest.


  4. The Milky Way? Seriously? That’s too awesome, Dawn, and it did make me smile. Looking forward to your recap of that get-away!


  5. Wow, very nice. I have tried many times to get a good night sky photo, but haven’t been super successful.


    • I’m not thinking this is a good night sky photo..but each time I try I learn something else. I’m hoping that I finally have the capturing thing almost down…now to figure out the processing. Also I need to try the next batch in RAW, even though that sort of scares me. I have no idea why.

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      • I used to shoot only RAW, but I have an old version of PhotoShop and they haven’t updated the RAW converters 😦 Getting the exposure just right, and it never wants to focus – it HAS to be manual focus, but that isn’t always easy with stars, and… Anyway, I have a couple of OK shots, but nothing very good.


        • I never shot RAW because I had an old version of Lightroom and my laptop woldn’t download RAW. Now I have a new laptop and a new Lightroom so maybe I should try again.

          Yep the focus is an issue. I try to set my manual focus at just a tinge short of infinity and leave it there for the most part. Unless I have something closer in the foreground. Then I use a flashlight to light up whatever is up there and focus while it’s lit, then turn the flashlight off and shoot and hope.

          My biggest problem has been the remote shutter…but…I realized at the end of the night this week that I could just barely touch the monitor screen on the back and the shutter would go off! Game changer! Too bad it was at the end of my shooting session, but hopefully THOSE shots will not have oblong stars caused by my pushing the shutter. I have Snapbridge for remote shutter work, but it’s a pain in the you know to use. And I have a remote thingy that plugs into the camera but I couldn’t get it to work. Sigh.

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        • Yes, that has been my problem, the remote shutter. And not having a tripod out, so setting the camera on the ground or a car or…

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  6. So glad to hear you’ve been smiling!


  7. Wow!! 😊


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  9. Cool photo. Clear skies and sparkly stars, how could you not smile about that?


  10. The raw beauty of a single photo speaks volumes.


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