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)

Tuesday (13-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

The Turkey Vultures keep getting closer. There were nearly 40 in my neighbor’s yard and trees before I went out to take some pictures.

Two Turkey Vultures in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Two Turkey Vultures in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (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)