Wednesday (28-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey — Signs that Spring is Coming.

Fiery red clouds at dawn. The sun is rising earlier every morning, and I had to jump out of bed as I saw the colors starting to develop. It gave me a chance to test a new camera before reading any of the manual. The best way to learn is by doing. Later in the day some images of the bird bath statue and some early purple crocus flowers. Not as early as some years, but still early. The daffodils still have a bit to go. There are threats of a Nor’easter tomorrow night through Saturday. I hope it is just rain.




Individual images from the slide shows can be viewed here.

Tuesday (27-February-2018) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey — Spring is Coming.

I noticed that the purple crocus flowers across the street just started to bloom. Early, but not as early as 17-February-2012. It was sunny today, and another reason to check out a new camera. This was also the first day this year that my solar panels produced more electricity than I used.



Individual images can be viewed here.

Pink indoor cactus flowers. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 telephoto lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Pink indoor cactus flowers. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 telephoto lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (22-February-2016) — Burma (Myanmar)

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 48: Yangon, Burma (Myanmar).

Everyone had to be back on the ship by 22:00. We remained docked in Yangon and didn’t depart until the following day which was a class day. The moon was full (or nearly full) so I had the opportunity to take pictures of folks appearing to be looking at or holding the moon. I stood back some distance, and used a telephoto lens so the size of the moon would appear to be relatively large. What I wasn’t able to do was have both the person and the moon to be in focus, so the images are composites. The low light also required that I increase the ISO to 6400 for the images.



Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.

Monday (19-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Colorful Clouds at Dawn.

Some interesting colors at dawn. I almost missed it when I found that the camera I grabbed had dead batteries. ARRG! Ran back inside, got new batteries but the colors were fading fast.

Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Dawn Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 26 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Pro. (David J Mathre)