Wednesday (09-December-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Full image size (20462 x 7971 pixel).

Colorful Clouds at Dawn. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of eight images taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and combined using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Colorful Clouds at Dawn split into 4 image. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (73.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (9.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds with some rain. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 43.0 kWh.

Thirteen-Years Ago (04-December-2007) — Colorado

Late Autumn Clouds over Boulder.

I miss Boulder.

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Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 45.6 kWh.

Sunday (15-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Crepuscular rays and colorful clouds at dawn.

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Daily Electric Energy Used (52.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 37.7 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (286 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (117 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Geothermal HVAC system on, Forced Air-Dryer for Hot Peppers. A deficit of 169 kWh.

Eleven-Years Ago (23-October-2009) — California

Autumn in California.

Sunset view of San Francisco and Oakland from the Berkeley Hills.

Sunset Panorama of San Francisco Bay. (David J Mathre)
Sunset view of San Francisco and Oakland from the Berkeley Hills. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/5, 0.5 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (43.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (18.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system turned on to heat the house. Forced air dehydrator on to dry end of season hot peppers. A deficit of 25.1 kWh.

Thursday (24-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Colorful Clouds at Dawn.

Things seem to be aligned near the spring and autumn equinox that the clouds to the east at dawn light up with intense colors. High level smoke dust from the forest fires out west may also be contributing to the colorful displays this year. I’ve been checking early every morning, but the skies were clear. This morning it was different, so I ran out and disturbed the deer in the backyard to get this panorama (11415 x 4520 pixel = 38″ x 15″ print @ 300 dpi) .

Backyard Panorama: Early Autumn Morning Colorful Clouds. (David J Mathre)
Backyard Panorama: Early Autumn Morning Colorful Clouds. Composite of seven images taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 18 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Backyard Panorama: Early Autumn Morning Colorful Clouds. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (36.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (25.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy day. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 10.4 kWh.