Wednesday (10-January-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey: Contrails at Dawn.

This is an in-camera panorama taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera. I don’t like the auto white balance applied and baked into to the jpg image. This limits the color corrections that can be applied during process. In full daylight the color correction is much better. I should have taken raw images.

Colorful Contrails at Dawn. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. In camera panorama (jpg) taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/3.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Colorful Contrails at Dawn. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. In camera panorama (jpg) taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/3.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (28-October-2013) — New Jersey

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Mutant House Pet

Macro image of a Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) found wandering in my house. This one must have been breathing radon in the basement 😉 . Too bad it didn’t come out for Halloween.

Autumn Indoor Nature in New Jersey. Scutigera coleoptrata House Centipede (Not a Silverfish). Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture NX2, NIK Color Efex 3, Photoshop CC, and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)
Autumn Indoor Nature in New Jersey. Scutigera coleoptrata House Centipede (Not a Silverfish). Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture NX2, NIK Color Efex 3, Photoshop CC, and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)

Today (10-August-2017) — New Jersey

The well drilling company arrived early this morning to drill two holes for a closed-loop geothermal heat pump. The heat pump will replace my oil furnace, oil hot-water heater, and air conditioner. One more step to reduce my carbon footprint.

Two wells being drilled for a closed loop geothermal heat exchange pipe. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2.8 or 11-23 mm lens. (David J Mathre)
Two wells being drilled for a closed loop geothermal heat exchange pipe. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2.8 or 11-23 mm lens. (David J Mathre)