As an aside, I want to praise my camera! It is a Canon S3-IS and I have used it for all my blogging photos. For the above photo I used a tripod, the M for "manual" setting with the speed set at 15 seconds and aperture set at F 3.5. I chose manual focus and set it to infinity and the shutter delay at 10 seconds. There is a wee bit of shake apparent because I forgot to turn off the image stabilization so I think the lens was doing a little bit of hunting, Still in all, a very remarkable "point and shoot" camera. It is also light enough in weight I decided to take it with me during my backpacking trip. During that trip I shot 495 photos with the camera set on the highest quality setting and powered it all with just one set of EverReady AA 2,500 mAh rechargeable batteries!!
I took this photo for Mark at Beating the Bounds to prove there is at least a wee bit of civilization in Fort Bragg!