Sunday (29-December-2019) — Florida

Gone to See Florida — 2019 Road Trip.

The sky lit up with colorful clouds just after sunset, so I ran outside with the first camera I found.

Colorful clouds after sunset. Andalusia Plaza in Granada Terrace. Historic Northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 9 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Colorful clouds after sunset. Andalusia Plaza in Granada Terrace. Historic Northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 9 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Colorful clouds after sunset. Andalusia Plaza in Granada Terrace. Historic Northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 5 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Colorful clouds after sunset. Andalusia Plaza in Granada Terrace. Historic Northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 5 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Colorful clouds after sunset. Andalusia Plaza in Granada Terrace. Historic Northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 7 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Colorful clouds after sunset. Andalusia Plaza in Granada Terrace. Historic Northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 7 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (28.3 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (7.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. The outdoor temperatures went down and the sun was hiding. A deficit of 20.5 kWh. Most of the hydroponic gardens were off or only on for fewer hours. Also, the thermostat for the Geothermal heater and hybrid heat pump hot water heater were set for vacation mode.

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Sunday (29-December-2019) — Florida

Gone to See Florida — 2019 Road Trip.

The extended family got together for a holiday celebration on Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s day. Lots of food and time to go walkabout in the urban garden. The Hibiscus flower series is a study of depth of field vs. len aperture (f/2.8, 1/500 sec; f/4, 1/250 sec; f/5.6, 1/125 sec; f/8, 1/60 sec, f/11, 1/30 sec; f/16, 1/15 sec).


Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slideshow.


Daily Electric Energy Used (28.3 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (7.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. The outdoor temperatures went down and the sun was hiding. A deficit of 20.5 kWh. Most of the hydroponic gardens were off or only on for fewer hours. Also, the thermostat for the Geothermal heater and hybrid heat pump hot water heater were set for vacation mode.

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Saturday (28-December-2019) — Florida

Gone to See Florida — 2019 Road Trip.

Afternoon walkabout in an Urban Garden and Farm with a Nikon 1 V3 camera with a 70-300 mm VR lens. Many flowers (Flame Lily, Purple Bengal Clockvine, and hanging Orchid), a Lizard and Garden Angel.

Flame Lily Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 124 mm, f/5, 1/640 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Flame Lily Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 124 mm, f/5, 1/640 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Flame Lily Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 121 mm, f/5, 1/1000 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Flame Lily Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 121 mm, f/5, 1/1000 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Purple Bengal Clockvine Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 70 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Purple Bengal Clockvine Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 70 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Orchid Flowers. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 104 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Orchid Flowers. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 104 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Orchid Flowers. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 640, 104 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Orchid Flowers. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 640, 104 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Lizard on a Banana leaf. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 124 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Lizard on a Banana leaf. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 124 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Garden Angel. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/4.5, 1/400 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Garden Angel. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/4.5, 1/400 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (22.4 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (26.9 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. It was sunny out. This was the first day since September that I produced more energy that I used. Most of the hydroponic gardens were off or only on for fewer hours. Also, the thermostat for the Geothermal heater and hybrid heat pump hot water heater were set for vacation mode.

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Friday (27-December-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Night-time Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Fat Possum on the patio.

Daily Electric Energy Used (36.6 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (10.2 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Overall a net deficit of 26.4 kWh. Most of the hydroponic gardens were off or only on for fewer hours. Also, the thermostat for the Geothermal heater and hybrid heat pump hot water heater were set for vacation mode.

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Eight-Years Ago (27-December-2011) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2011 Florida Road Trip. Day 8: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Wood Stork Wading Along Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Wood Stork along Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Wood Stork along Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)