Friday (20-January-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn.

From my bedroom window and out of the corner of my eye, I saw the sky light up at dawn. I rushed to get a camera with a wider angle lens and got out just in time to catch this from my back door. The colors faded within minutes. Two versions, one 9 x 16 format, the other 4 x 5 and includes the moon. Let me know which you like best.

Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (20-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 15: Crossing the Pacific Ocean From Hawaii to Japan.

Sun rising through the orange clouds viewed from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey.  The first image was taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens. The last two images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens.

Sunrise panorama from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200m, 35 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with NIK Define 2. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise panorama from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200m, 35 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with NIK Define 2. (David J Mathre)
Sun rising through the orange clouds viewed from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with Topaz DeNoise 5 (David J Mathre)
Sun rising through the orange clouds viewed from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with Topaz DeNoise 5 (David J Mathre)
Sun rising through the orange clouds viewed from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 144 mm, f/8, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with Topaz DeNoise 5 (David J Mathre)
Sun rising through the orange clouds viewed from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 144 mm, f/8, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with Topaz DeNoise 5 (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (20-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 15: Crossing the Pacific Ocean From Hawaii to Japan.

Students at dawn waiting for the sun to rise. Aft deck of the MV World Odyssey.

Sunrise Photography Club waiting for the sun to rise. Aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 35 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with NIK Define 2. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Photography Club waiting for the sun to rise. Aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 35 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with NIK Define 2. (David J Mathre)
Students waiting for the sun to rise. Aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Semester at Sea. Spring 2016 Semester Voyage -- Day 15. Crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 112 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with Topaz DeNoise 5 (David J Mathre)
Students waiting for the sun to rise. Aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Semester at Sea. Spring 2016 Semester Voyage — Day 15. Crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 112 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, noise reduction with Topaz DeNoise 5 (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (20-January-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Snow on a Dead Vine.

Snow on a dead vine. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snow on a dead vine. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (20-January-2008) — New Jersey

New Jersey Winter Nature: Sourland Mountain Preserve

A flock of European Starlings roosting on a tree. I guess that they stay around for the winter.

A flock of European Starlings roosting on a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve on a cold winter day. The image was taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
A flock of European Starlings roosting on a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve on a cold winter day. The image was taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)