Three-Years Ago (10-March-2015) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2015 Photography Tour with Thom Hogan. Day 9: Estancia Cristina, Argentina.

I went for an early morning walkabout at Estancia Cristina and was rewarded by the sky being lit up at dawn. I am always amazed by the colors of the clouds at dawn and dusk in Patagonia.

Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Christina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Cristina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Christina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Cristina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Thursday (08-March-2018) — New Jersey

Late Winter Backyard Morning Nature in New Jersey.

Dawn colors as viewed from my rear patio door. The snow is nearly knee-deep. It will be a few days before this all melts. Composite of six images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. The colors in the eastern sky disappeared within a few minutes. Four trees, lots of branches and my last Rhododendron were lost due to the heavy snow and strong winds. During the rest of the day, there were several power glitches. A little after 23:00 the power went out completely for about an hour while the PSE&G crews reconnected some of the neighbors houses.

Dawn view out my patio door after the Nor'easter storm. Composite of six 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)
Dawn view out my patio door after the Nor’easter storm. Composite of six 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)