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.
Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Clouds and Sunbeam at Dawn.
Just before the sun rose this morning, the clouds became bright orange with a beam of sunlight projecting up. I grabbed a camera and went out into my backyard. The display didn’t last long, but it was worth getting cold.
Later in the afternoon it got cloudy and the temperature kept dropping. I noticed this young buck (horns just barely showing) being lazy eating grass just behind my patio.
Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 4: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.
Morning sun and clouds with Crepuscular rays (God’s rays) from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 4. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/500 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro.
The colors look weird on the first image because I was having problems with the camera. It didn’t matter what I set the white balance to, the camera processed the image at ~3480 °K (with a tint of -17). ARRG!!!
Fortunately, I could fix the problem while processing the image by changing the white balance to “sunny” 5550 °K. The second image looks much closer to how I remember the scene.
This is also the reason I take more than one camera with me while traveling. I was burned in Patagonia when the Leica T camera locked-up, and I couldn’t take pictures with the camera for the rest of the trip. Then in Antarctica the Leica T had this bad habit of freezing (no pun intended) when the outside temperature was below freezing (32 °F / 0 °). Once the camera warmed up, it worked again. I can’t believe that a camera designed and manufactured in Germany can’t take temperatures colder than this???? I also had a Nikon Df camera fail in Antarctica when the shutter buckled. This was the only camera on that trip that had a telephoto lens (80-400 mm) to take bird pictures. I had to make do with the Leica T, and Fuji X-T1. Many of the countries and places I visit do not have camera repair shops or even camera shops where I could purchase a replacement.