Great call John! Thanks for sharing. Need to take notes for my own night shots... need to mess with exposuresWhen taking night shots it must be dead calm, no wind at all. It appears you had some wind since it's so out of focus. With calm conditions, try 1 to 2 second exposures in manual mode and experiment with different ISO settings. Take 5 or 6 shots of the same scene and pick the best focused one of the group.
Yeah totally... I need to let my drone hover in the same spot and just snap tons of pics messing around with settings!!! I'm a sucker for auto focus and not taking the time to mess with manual
Your first shots were awesome, don't be discouraged. It just looks like this was a foggy night and that's why it looks like this. Exactly what I'd expect - I don't think this is your fault! Just keep getting out there and shooting with it. Mess with the settings - something I need to do myself.