Three-Years Ago (26-December-2014) — South Georgia

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/5: Day 11 – Hurtigruten MS Fram near Strømness, South Georgia

There are not many hours of darkness this far south at this time of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.  You need to stay up late to see the colors at sunset and dusk, and very early to see the colors at dawn and sunrise. I was fortunate to catch this cloud formation at 03:51 AM. No one else was out on the deck other than the ship’s late night watch.

Lenticular Clouds at Dawn Over Strømness in South Georgia from the Deck of the Hurtigruten MS Fram. Composite of three images taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/11, various). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, NIK HDR Efex Pro, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Lenticular Clouds at Dawn Over Strømness in South Georgia from the Deck of the Hurtigruten MS Fram. Composite of three images taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/11, various). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, NIK HDR Efex Pro, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (24-December-2014) — South Atlantic Ocean

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/5:  Day 9 – At Sea on the Hurtigruten MS Fram in the South Atlantic Ocean

Dawn colors from the deck of the Hurtigruten MS Fram between the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and South Georgia Island. Views like this are why I get up early to view the sky at dawn while at sea. This is a composite of 16 image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera.

Colorful Clouds at Dawn over the South Atlantic Ocean from the Deck of the Hurtigruten MS Fram. Composite of 16 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite panorama created with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dawn over the South Atlantic Ocean from the Deck of the Hurtigruten MS Fram. Composite of 16 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite panorama created with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (19-December-2007) — Colorado

Morning in Boulder: Colorful Clouds and Panorama

I got permission to get onto the roof of the Sirna facility in Boulder to take pictures. I had been planning to do a panorama for some time, and saw some colorful clouds developing. I got up to the roof in time and got the picture. I also noticed an interesting sign (someone working there apparently thought they were “God”). By the time that I got the images for the Boulder Flatirons panorama the colors were gone, and the light had gone flat.

Colorful Dawn Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 38 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 38 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Roof of the Sirna Facility in Boulder at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 18 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Roof of the Sirna Facility in Boulder at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 18 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Morning Panorama of the Mountains and Flatirons from Boulder. Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Early Morning Panorama of the Mountains and Flatirons from Boulder. Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Thursday (30-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Dawn Panorama

This morning the colorful clouds lit up earlier than yesterday. The display only lasts a few minutes, and is then gone. I did three different panorama images while moving around in the backyard to get slightly different compositions. You can see the colors and intensity changing in the three images all taken within four minutes.

Colorful Autumn Sky at Dawn. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of three images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Colorful Autumn Sky at Dawn. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of three images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Colorful Autumn Sky at Dawn. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of seven images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Colorful Autumn Sky at Dawn. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of seven images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Colorful Autumn Sky at Dawn. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of two images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Colorful Autumn Sky at Dawn. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of two images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)