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.

Thursday (15-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

There were some interesting clouds in the late afternoon. I took some images with a high-resolution camera/wide-angle lens combination (Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens) that I haven’t used recently.  The first image is a composite of 6 images looking southwest from my patio. I then went out to the middle of the backyard and took a series of 12 portrait and 12 horizontal images to get a 360 degree view of the sky and clouds. It took a lot of processing power to produce these images (Capture One Pro, AutoPano Giga Pro, Photoshop CC, and DxO Color Efex Pro). So much graphics processing that my computer (Microsoft Surface Pro) kept shutting down as the processor kept overheating. Ultimately, I needed to use an external fan to keep the Surface Pro processor from overheating. The images were getting to be over 2 GB in size. Best viewed in in a larger format (click on the image)

Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 6 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 6 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)

Thursday (08-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Dawn Sky over New Jersey.

Backyard winter dawn panorama with the last quarter moon. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Backyard winter dawn panorama with the last quarter moon. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)