It was a dark and stormy night…

No, really, it was. After a couple of positively gorgeous days, a cold front came through, bringing gusty winds and lots of rain.

This one was a challenge, but that’s what we’re here for, right? My camera (a Nikon D3100) only goes up to an ISO of 3200, so it would only focus on something and take a picture if there was enough light.

This first one is the window next to our kitchen. Our house is very…homey. There are things about it that are dated (like linoleum and paneling) that we don’t have the time or energy to do anything about, and the walls and windows are covered in kid stuff. We’re not at all fancy. As you can see here.

dark3 iso3200 f 3.5 1-60sec

This one was off the front porch. The only light I could grab onto was the street light, but I just happened to catch a car driving by at the same time. You can almost make out the trees in our yard, but that’s about it.

dark iso3200 f 1.8 1-40sec

Through The Lens Thursday is meant for self-improvement, so please….constructive criticism is welcome!

Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison of Writing, Wishing and I are doing this year.

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Next week’s prompt: DOOR