Two-Years Ago (22-February-2016) — Burma (Myanmar)

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 48: Yangon, Burma (Myanmar).

Everyone had to be back on the ship by 22:00. We remained docked in Yangon and didn’t depart until the following day which was a class day. The moon was full (or nearly full) so I had the opportunity to take pictures of folks appearing to be looking at or holding the moon. I stood back some distance, and used a telephoto lens so the size of the moon would appear to be relatively large. What I wasn’t able to do was have both the person and the moon to be in focus, so the images are composites. The low light also required that I increase the ISO to 6400 for the images.



Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.

Monday (19-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Colorful Clouds at Dawn.

Some interesting colors at dawn. I almost missed it when I found that the camera I grabbed had dead batteries. ARRG! Ran back inside, got new batteries but the colors were fading fast.

Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)

Sunday (18-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

During the night we got 5-6 inches of heavy snow. First some pictures of the snow, including a 360 degree panorama (and the corresponding Little Planet views). I then spent most of the day helping boiling down Maple sap to make Maple syrup. The time-lapse video of the operation will come later when I get a chance to view and process the 6k+ images. The Turkey Vultures were in my neighbors tree waiting for a deer to be hit by a car.

Snowy Backyard Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Inverse Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Inverse Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slide-show are available here.




Individual images from the slide-show are available here.

Saturday (17-February-2018) — New Jersey

Winter in New Jersey. Backyard Maple Syrup Production.

The first maple sap to syrup boil-down started later than last year. Some due to weather, and some due to the setup of a new stainless-steel concentrator. Theses are some initial images taken during the operation. Time-lapse videos to follow when I get caught-up processing the images.



Individual images from the slide-show can be viewed here.