Look like a little adventure
Good pictures, night & on the snowy road (I bet there was a good background music accompanied you)
I love to drive similar conditions as you did there, but there is not too much snow here.
I like most of the "rose" photo of you, that photo is really good imo. Fishes are good too.
You have a good kit, VR lens is big +.
Back yard sunset is looks wonderful. It is also a bit over saturated to me, but anyway, it can be desktop bg
One thing is not clear for me, did you really took the "moon" photo without any support or without tripod?
Thanks, I purposely gave the sunset a bit of oversaturation to get more color in the snow. And, I took the moon without a tripod, but did brace my elbows on the railing of my porch. That was daytime that the moon was showing. I couldn't do that with a longer exposure in the evening/nighttime. That was the best of about 10 shots of the moon, most of which were VERY blurry.
You'd be surprised what sort of shutter speeds you could use to get the moon properly exposed. My best shot of the moon so far was ISO 100, f/7.1 and 1/320 secs shutter speed. OK, I did use a tripod, but only because I was in the back garden and I had one handy. Bump the ISO to 200 and you should be able to hand-hold that without a problem.
As the things are related with each other in photography, if you take a big picture of the moon then it means whether non zoom but large mpixels camera is used (cropped photo) or zoom. When zoom used, better it has a low f value for lower ISO or scene must have enough light (if tripod not in use), with tripod, exposure time can be anything as necessary with lowest ISO.
Shooting the moon at night is not a big deal since it has enough light if compared to overall night photography, exposure time could be low and f could be higher than overall night shoots, but mrodgers took that photo at day light condition, moon light is more balanced with background, it is more difficult than shooting the moon at night time/dark sky with large zoom lens unless he has a very low f value hi-speed lens imo.
Problem with moon and stars is that you really can't set insane exposure times, planet earth rotates and moves which makes it bit harder than one would except
Problem is that bright nights seem to be quite rare nowdays, there has been two good ones from october and only once I have been able to go out with my D40, no moon then and I did fail operating camera properly so all pics came out blurred
Hoping to see moon some evening so could try it a bit more
Night pictures aren't fun unless you're somewhere where there is very little atmosphere, and very little light polution. Because you'll get a really bright sky and just some white speckles where the stars are. Increasing exposure like they do on satellites is totally different, the satellites have no atmosphere to see through, thus all the light it picks up is from the starts. On a camera within an atmosphere it's going to pick up all that light pollution, thus making .. not pretty pictures.
If you don't want a blurry night sky go out and get a telescope that rotates with earth and attach your camera to it. That of course is an expensive alternative.
Otherwise, get a faster lens or increase your ISO.
Heck, attached is my picture of the moon I took with my dad's like '00 Olympus DSC through a telescope. Picture was taken in 2005, oh and by the way, that is the full frame, it wasn't cropped in any way.
We have that hole in ozonlayer here up north and luckily I'm going to northern part of country again soon (330 people village, next village is 120km to south), where nights are really dark as sun does not rise even at day, hopefully not cloudy then, at least other environmental aspects are pretty good then :P