it was getting very dark outside, and the night-lights by the deck were on. I went outside with a tripod to see how the camera can handle the evening. I was very impressed with some of the shots! These shots are taken around 9:00 at night, so at this time of year, it's not completely dark yet. I'm using the P mode on the camera.
First I used the flash on a flower, since I didn't expect anything to show up without a flash. Here's the flash shot:
then I thought, why not? Try it without a flash and see what it will do. I put it on a tripod, because I expected it would take a while to take a photo. Here's the result!
Lastly, I zoomed in on the deck light, to try and get an interesting picture, but this time the camera wasn't sure what to focus on, and in the dimness, it was pretty blurry, so I need to practice fiddling with the settings some more. Though it does have a nice kind of glowing effect.