I started out on "P" (portrait?) where the only thing I could change was ISO. When I remembered to do this, it really made a big difference...allowed me to take some low light pictures without blurring.
Monday night (after some storms):
Then I started playing with "T" which I thought was shutter speed, but I learned was aperature (I think). My pictures were coming out fine, but the color on the screen after the picture was taken wasn't matching what my eye was seeing (in terms of lightness and darkness). So I set the aperature way high and (thinking it was shutter speed) and got a black picture. Kept lowering it and at 1/50 I finally got what I wanted:
And now, for the first time, and despite being told it many times in the past, the numbers that go with aperature finally make sense and stick with me!
Tuesday night (a bit more color):
Then Cheryl requested some silhouettes:
And the reflection in our cabing door:
A self portrait:
Friday (not as much color, but loving the natural star effect):