Sunday (21-January-2017) — New Jersey

Wintertime in New Jersey. Neighborhood Maple Syrup Boil Down.

Sap from the Maple trees was running 6 weeks early this year. The Maple trees were tapped and the collection of sap started on New Years Day. Over 100 gallons of sap needs to be boiled down and concentrated to make 2 gallons of maple syrup.

Neighborhood Maple syrup boil down party. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 640, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Neighborhood Maple syrup boil down party. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 640, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (21-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 16: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Morning sun, crepuscular rays, and clouds after breakfast from viewed from the aft and port decks of MV World Odyssey.

Morning sun, crepuscular rays, and clouds after breakfast from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 11 mm, f/14, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Morning sun, crepuscular rays, and clouds after breakfast from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 11 mm, f/14, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Morning sun, crepuscular rays, and clouds after breakfast from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Morning sun, crepuscular rays, and clouds after breakfast from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (21-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 16: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Charlie’s Angels or the sunrise photography group waiting for the sun to rise. The dawn colors are gone, and it is still 27 minutes until the sun is up. I normally don’t do people pictures, so they took me out of my comfort zone during the voyage to include people in my images. This is really a composite of two images taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 500, 90 mm, f/4.4, 1/200 sec). You might ask, why is it a composite image? Rookie mistake doing people pictures. One image they all have their eyes open, but I cut off the feet. The other image they don’t all have their eyes open, but I did have the feet. There still are some artifacts from merging the images that need to be fixed.

Sunrise and Breakfast Club. Composite of 2 images taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 500, 90 mm, f/4.4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise and Breakfast Club. Composite of 2 images taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 500, 90 mm, f/4.4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)