Thursday (01-March-2018) — New Jersey

Winter in New Jersey — Red Sky in the Morning.

A Nor’easter is predicted for the next couple of days. I am hoping we are south of the rain/snow line, and that the power doesn’t go out.

Red Sky in the Morning. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Red Sky in the Morning. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


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.

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)

Thursday (15-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

There were some interesting clouds in the late afternoon. I took some images with a high-resolution camera/wide-angle lens combination (Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens) that I haven’t used recently.  The first image is a composite of 6 images looking southwest from my patio. I then went out to the middle of the backyard and took a series of 12 portrait and 12 horizontal images to get a 360 degree view of the sky and clouds. It took a lot of processing power to produce these images (Capture One Pro, AutoPano Giga Pro, Photoshop CC, and DxO Color Efex Pro). So much graphics processing that my computer (Microsoft Surface Pro) kept shutting down as the processor kept overheating. Ultimately, I needed to use an external fan to keep the Surface Pro processor from overheating. The images were getting to be over 2 GB in size. Best viewed in in a larger format (click on the image)

Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 6 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 6 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 portrait images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Three-hundred Sixty Degree Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)
Inverse Little Planet Panorama of Late Afternoon Winter Clouds and Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of 12 landscape images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 1/100 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and AutoGiga Pan Promo. (David J Mathre)