Saturday (23-December-2017) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2017/2018 Road Trip. Day 3: Sunset at Fort De Soto Park.

I went to the beach at Fort De Soto park for a lasagna dinner with my parents, brother, and aunt. The park is located in St. Petersburg at the southern tip of Pinellas County separating Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Just after the sun went below the horizon, the clouds started developing some intense pink and orange pastel colors. The first image is a composite of seven images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens stitched together with AutoPano Giga Pro in a Fish-Eye view. The second image is a composite of fifteen images stitched together in a Little-Planet view.

Colorful Clouds at Dusk over the Gulf of Mexico. Sunset at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida Composite of seven images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 100, 11 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the fish-eye composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dusk over the Gulf of Mexico. Sunset at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida Composite of seven images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 100, 11 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the fish-eye composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dusk over the Gulf of Mexico. Sunset at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida Composite of fifteen images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 100, 11.1 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the Little Planet composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dusk over the Gulf of Mexico. Sunset at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida Composite of fifteen images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 100, 11.1 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the Little Planet composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (21-December-2011) — Florida

December Road Trip to Florida in 2011: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

I stopped for a couple of days in Merritt Island, and spent the time at the National Wildlife Refuge. A target rich environment. These are a few images from that day — Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Wood Stork, Alligator, and Sunset. I especially liked the Great Blue Heron doing the “Chicken Dance”.

Great Blue Heron Doing the Chicken Dance. Black Point Wildlife Road, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1800, 400 mm, f/4, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Great Blue Heron Doing the Chicken Dance. Black Point Wildlife Road, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1800, 400 mm, f/4, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)


Ten-Years Ago (04-December-2007) — Colorado

Boulder: Evening Storm Clouds

This was the second night in a row that we had unique storm clouds at sunset.

Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)
Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (26-November-2014) — Florida

Moon, Palm Tree Silhouettes, and Orange Contrail Clouds at Sunset

Another case of “the best camera is the one with you”. I’d never seen contrails lined up like this before with the added bonus of happening just after the sun set. View from the Old Northeast section of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Moon, Palm Tree Silhouettes, and Orange Contrail Clouds at Sunset in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 400, 18 mm, f/6.4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Moon, Palm Tree Silhouettes, and Orange Contrail Clouds at Sunset in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 400, 18 mm, f/6.4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)