New camera is in my hands and a handy dandy lightning detector arrived as well.
Last night with after a week of nearly continuous rain, we had clear sky. Just after sundown I went out and shot this off the deck. I'm still a little too close to the city, but this gave me an idea what I can do.
There are several issues I realized. I need a shutter release or timed release, I'm too close to city lights, out of focus but as stated, these are some of my first shots. More to come on clear nights and when storms hit the area.
The bright spot on the picture is Venus, below in the tree is Jupiter. Looking due west at 9:00pm.