Tuesday (05-February-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A bit of a heat wave after the cold temperatures last week. Colorful morning clouds at dawn. It was warm enough during the afternoon to completely melt the ice in the bird bath, allowing the solar-powered fountain to start working. After it got dark I made a time-lapse video of the fountain.

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Fulll Sky View. Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of 26 images taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (Inverse Little Planet). (David J Mathre)
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Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of 12 images taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Saturday (08-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

When I woke up, there were more clouds than yesterday. I set the two cameras up again, and this time rewarded with some colors and a pillar of light at sunrise. The solar pillar or column is  sunlight being reflected from thin ice crystal plates. Time-lapse videos and some panorama images.



Thursday (06-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

I woke up early, and could see some interesting dawn colors developing. I set up a Fuji X-T3 camera and a brand new Fujion 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens to take a series of images for a time-lapse video. I also brought out a Leica T camera with a 11-23 mm lens for some dawn panorama images. I had forgotten how ornery the Leica T camera is in cold weather. It was a little below freezing (26°F, -3°C). I had a hard time changing the camera settings, so did the best I could. I’ve said this before, it is difficult to believe that a German designed and built camera doesn’t work well at temperatures below freezing. When I asked Leica about this their response was the working temperature specifications for the camera only went down to 0°C. Doesn’t it ever get colder than that in Germany??? In addition to the dawn panorama images, I’ve included some showing a swarm of Turkey Vultures starting to soar just before sunrise.

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Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of seven images taken with a Leica TL camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
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Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of three images taken with a Leica TL camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 11 mm, f/3.5, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Tuesday (04-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Dawn to Sunrise full sky time-lapse video. Images taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens (ISO 400, 10 mm, f/4, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and the time-lapse video created with PhotoShop CC.

Five-Years Ago (05-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) Along the South East Coast.

Morning Reflections in Iceland on the way to Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði). A private nature preserve on an isolated headland on the coast half way between Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon in Iceland. Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec) combined using AutoPano Giga Pro.

Morning Reflections in Iceland . Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec) combined using AutoPano Giga Pro. Nikonians Academy Iceland Photo Workshop with Mike Hagen and Tim Vollmer. (David J Mathre)
Morning Reflections in Iceland. Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec) combined using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)