Thursday (25-January-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Dawn Sky in New Jersey.

There were some subtle colors in the sky at dawn. I used a different camera today — Leica T with a wide-angle zoom lens (11-23 mm). There is significant distortion when the lens is used at 11 mm. For comparison, the first horizontal image is at 11 mm, and the 2nd image is a composite of 5 vertical images at 23 mm.

Winter Dawn Sky and Clouds in New Jersey from My Backyard. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 11 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Dawn Sky and Clouds in New Jersey from My Backyard. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 11 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Dawn Sky and Clouds in New Jersey from My Backyard. Composite of 5 image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Dawn Sky and Clouds in New Jersey from My Backyard. Composite of 5 image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Dawn Sky and Clouds in New Jersey from My Backyard. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 13 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Dawn Sky and Clouds in New Jersey from My Backyard. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 13 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images in the slide-show can be viewed here.

Two-Years Ago (22-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 17: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

I woke up at 05:00. We experienced heavy wind and waves all night. The aft deck was open, and even though it was still dark I could see some color in the clouds developing. Dawn and sunrise turned out to be “Some Kind of Wonderful”

Colorful Dawn Panorama at Sea from the Aft Deck of the MV World Odyssey While Crossing the Pacific Ocean. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn Panorama at Sea from the Aft Deck of the MV World Odyssey While Crossing the Pacific Ocean. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Sunrise, sunburst, crepuscular rays, and clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise, sunburst, crepuscular rays, and clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)


Larger views of the images in the slide-show are available at my gallery.

Sunday (21-January-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Contrails and Clouds at Dawn.

More of the clouds were contrails this morning. It was a lot warmer this morning with most of the snow gone. The deer ran off as soon as I got outside (barely visible below the tree).

Dawn Morning Contrails and Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 8 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Contrails and Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 8 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Clouds, Contrails, and Birds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 7 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Clouds, Contrails, and Birds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 7 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

 

Saturday (20-January-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Clouds at Dawn.

Developing cloud patterns over a few minutes. It was cold out, and there still was a little bit of snow left on the ground.

Dawn Morning Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 12 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 12 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 11 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Dawn Morning Clouds. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 11 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)