I looked out the picture window to the East and saw that the moon was rising tonight. Quick grabbed the camera and went outside and took my chances that I'd get anything since it was so dark and my tripod was downstairs in the basement. Set the camera to manual mode and set shutter speed, ISO and aperture and quickly took about a dozen, Unfortunately this was the best I could get. You really have to freeze up and not flinch while the aperture is open in night shots. Still, not too bad for this old grandpa all things considered!