Early Morning Colors. Autumn in New Jersey.
Mistakes in Photography. This is what happens when you don’t reset a cameras settings when done. For the camera that I keep in my car I try to have it set so I can take a quick grab image and not have to think about settings. It is set to program mode, auto ISO, auto WB. Once I get an image I can go back and fine tune the settings for a better image based on conditions. I forgot to reset the camera to the default settings when I took this image. Oh well — lesson learned AGAIN! The camera was set for a 30 second exposure from some night sky images the night before. When I took the image, I couldn’t understand why the shutter didn’t close. Then remembered that the camera was probably still set up mirror-up/shutter delay mode. There was a car coming up behind me, so I set the camera down — and then the shutter closed. What you see is what should have been an interesting pre-dawn sky + all of the internal car instrument lights and center console GPS.