Friday (10-March-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Winter Nature in New Jersey.

We had a reminder that it is still winter today. Yesterday it was 65°F/18°C and sunny. Snow started coming down about 07:00 and continued until 13:00, with about 3 inches of accumulation. By 14:00 the sun was back out, and the snow was sliding off the solar panels. Yesterday, the solar panels generated 64 kWh of electricity, today only 3 kWh.

Chives out my window during a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 640, 143 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Chives out my window during a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 640, 143 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fountain statue after a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/1100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fountain statue after a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/1100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fountain statue after a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 290 mm, f/5.6, 1/1900 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fountain statue after a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 290 mm, f/5.6, 1/1900 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snow on a Japanese Maple tree after a late winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snow on a Japanese Maple tree after a late winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pine tree and power line after a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/1800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pine tree and power line after a winter snowstorm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/1800 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (10-March-2016) — At Sea, Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 65: At Sea, Indian Ocean.

Back at sea, crossing the Indian Ocean from Mauritius to South Africa. Yet another amazing dawn and sunrise. What else can I say? Best to view the panorama in full screen mode. The color of the clouds is real changing from a pastel pink/lavender to a fiery yellow/orange.

Sunrise panorama on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise panorama over the Indian Ocean from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Maria at dawn, only a few days since the hair was cut on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Student at dawn, only a few days since her hair was cut during the Neptune Day celebration on the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria and Charlette at dawn. The sky was really that color. From the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Two students at dawn on the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. The sky was really that color. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (10-March-2015) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2015 Photography Tour with Thom Hogan. Day 9: Estancia Cristina, Argentina.

Early in the morning I went for a walkabout at Estancia Cristina. I was rewarded by the sky being lit up at dawn. I am always amazed by the colors of the clouds at dawn and dusk in Patagonia. Later in the morning we went for a horse ride to the glacier. Here they required helmets when riding the horses (which was good). A few images of silhouettes with lenticular clouds, and one of a rainbow over the glacier.

Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Christina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Cristina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Christina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Cristina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
About to go horse ride in Patagonia from Estancia Christina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
About to go horse ride in Patagonia from Estancia Cristina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Crossing a glacier stream on a horse in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Crossing a glacier stream on a horse in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and selfie from a horse in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/11, 1/120 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and selfie from a horse in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/11, 1/120 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and lenticular clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/16, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and lenticular clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/16, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and lenticular clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and lenticular clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and lenticular clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette and lenticular clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Rainbow over a glacier in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/16, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Rainbow over Upsala glacier in Patagonia. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/16, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (10-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Trip. Day 2: Reykjavik.

I had some time to do a walkabout in Reykjavik, Iceland on a rainy winter day before joining a photo safari. These images were all taken with a Leica X2 camera, my favorite small travel camera.

Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
The big eye. Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
The big eye. Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Geese and ducks on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Geese and ducks on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Leif Erickson statue in front of the Cathedral in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Leif Erickson statue in front of the Cathedral in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)