Having the abilty to change the exposure on the N8 but not have a APP to automate this to produce what is called auto bracketing (taking several shots at different exposures to produce HDR image in third party software)is very frustrating.
Therefore inspired by the comment in this article
regarding connecting a USB mouse to the N8 - I found that I could pair my `stowaway `bluetooth mouse to my phone. From this I have quickly cobbled a spare car cradle to act as tripod and I can happily reset exposures and take a series of shots without even touching the device. Not the most elegant solution but the bluetooth mouse is at least portable and the cradle works vertically or horizontally on most glossy surfaces.The over `grunged` sample attached is not the best example but shows the clear allignment of images