Hi there Cottonwoodstormy, I just finished the whole thread.
And am very curious, like the others.
Without making any guesses of my own, I do have a couple of questions.
Is this your camera model?
I was looking at the specs, and it looks like you are limited to 1 second, as the longest amount of time you can have the shutter open. Which is
actually a decent amount of time.
If you have a tripod, or can find a nice stable place to set your camera.
Try taking a photo with maximum exposure time.
I've included a link to the manuals that go with our camera.
You might take some practice shots, to see if you can get things working.
the best I can come up with given your camera model is.
Stable location, on a rock, or a wall if no tripod.
set shutter speed for one second (or more if possible)
set ISO setting to above 800.
Use the Auto timer, so after you press the button to take a photo, there will be a two second delay before it snaps.
that way your hands will be away from the camera when the shutter opens.
I hope this is helpful...and good luck to you getting a great photo!