I was using the program Backyard EOS, so was able to establish up front what settings I wanted for a series of 20 exposures before running inside the house to continue getting ready for work...the slowest shutter speed I set was 1/800 of a second...turns out, I should have tried a few perhaps even slower. I'll try that tomorrow.
Below are two images fro this morning that I believe show the granulation a little better. The first is 1/800 of a second, and the second image is 1/1000 of a second, both at ISO 100. I am partial to the 1/800 of a second exposure as it is inherently brighter, which is why I am wondering if a slightly slower shutter speed would still allow me to capture some granulation and provide a brighter image. Anyway, here are the pictures and I would love some feedback.
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