Crows, Moon, Mia’s Tree, Tangle Heart Tree

Crows over cranes at dusk.

Crows, crane, Sliver Moon over Mia’s Tree.

Intermission: Daddy owl hooted at me in the dark and got my attention. +2 stops made for an interesting exposure.

Crows and Sliver Moon.

An alignment of Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity, a plane, and the Sliver Moon under the Tangle Heart Tree. Saturn is trying to shine through the clouds above Jupiter.


41 thoughts on “Crows, Moon, Mia’s Tree, Tangle Heart Tree

    • Thanks, Stine. If your camera has + and – stops, you can easily bracket to try and get the best, workable exposure. low light can be very frustrating. I almost always bracket so I have three or four exposures to work with.

      • Where would these + and – stops be found? I really need to go to a camera shop or something and have someone teach me. I have had this camera for a long time and I still can’t figure it out. I have tried to read the manual but it makes no sense to me. Someone who posted pictures the other day said they had a Nikon 950 something or other. Beautiful and they said easy but a lot of money. Mine is still good. Sony a300 DSLR

      • The manual for your A300 is at On page 35, 11 is the +/- exposure button. It’s the button to the right of the viewfinder. On Page 85 it eplains how to change the exposure using the exposure button. On the bottom of your viewfinder you will see short lines with -2 -1 0 +1 +2. When you press the +/- button then turn one of your dials, the indicator will move under the lines and numbers to show you how far over or under your exposure will be. The minus side will increase your shutter speed or ISO, and the plus side will decrease you shutter speed or ISO. I hope that helps.

      • Yes, that helps a lot! Can you explain the rest of the functions of my camera in easy to understand ways like you did? Lol. Seriously, listening to someone would probably do me a lot of good. Thank you for the info. I will definitely check this aspect out.

      • I’m not familiar with Sony DSLRs, but they are all somewhat similar. I use Canon, but I’ve helped a lot of people out with their Nikons. You are welcome to email me questions at and I’ll answer the best I can.

  1. Another great set of photos, Tim. I see a set of AM broadcast towers in one photo. Do you know the call sign? If the owl didn’t hoot, I’d have totally missed it.

    • I have a few photo books. When I start trying to figure out what I want to put in a book, it all becomes too much. Thanks, Tiffany.

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