Nine-Years Ago (01-March-2008) — Colorado

Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 5. Kelly Place.

The Elderhostel/Road Scholar photography workshop that I attended with my father and brother ended the previous evening. Before leaving the Kelly Place B&B to drive back to Boulder, Colorado I took one last image of the “Sleeping Ute Mountain” from the patio at dawn.

Sleeping Ute Mountain at dawn from the back patio at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sleeping Ute Mountain at dawn from the back patio at Kelly’s Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

All week I had been intrigued by this wooden flying goddess that was hanging from the ceiling of the meeting room. [Maybe Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, pre-Hindu Dewi Sri, or Shridevi. Or An Apsara (Apsarasa) Hindu or Buddhist flying spirit???]  I spent a little bit of time trying to get an image that I liked. The lighting wasn’t good so did some experimenting with a flash.

Flying goddess and shadow. Workshop space at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash. Maybe Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, pre-Hindu Dewi Sri, or Shridevi. Or An Apsara (Apsarasa) Hindu or Buddhist flying spirit. (David J Mathre)
Flying goddess and shadow.  Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash. (David J Mathre)
Flying goddess and shadow. Workshop space at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash. Maybe Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, pre-Hindu Dewi Sri, or Shridevi. Or An Apsara (Apsarasa) Hindu or Buddhist flying spirit. (David J Mathre)
Flying goddess.  Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash.  (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (23-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 18: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

A cloudy sunrise panorama. A bit of a disappointment when compared to the previous day. Pacific Ocean, from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey somewhere east of Japan. In-camera panorama taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec).

Dreary Dawn Panorama from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Crossing the North Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dreary Dawn Panorama from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Crossing the North Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

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One-Year 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.

Some kind of wonderful!!! You had to be there to take in the dawn view of the sky over the Pacific Ocean. Someday I’ll be able to make a large format print of the full panorama. The day before had been windy and some wave action. Unlike many others, I didn’t get seasick, and didn’t need to take any of the anti-nausea medications. The aft decks 6 and 7 provide some wind protection that allowed me to get out and take images  of the dawn sky and the and sunrise. It was still a couple of days before we would arrive in Yokohama.

Colorful Dawn Panorama at Sea from the Aft Deck of the MV World Odyssey While Crossing the Pacific Ocean. Composite of 6 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 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 6 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 1 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 1 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 2 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 2 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 3 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 3 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 4 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 4 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 5 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 5 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 6 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn clouds over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image 6 of 6 taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)

Friday (20-January-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn.

From my bedroom window and out of the corner of my eye, I saw the sky light up at dawn. I rushed to get a camera with a wider angle lens and got out just in time to catch this from my back door. The colors faded within minutes. Two versions, one 9 x 16 format, the other 4 x 5 and includes the moon. Let me know which you like best.

Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Backyard Winter Sky in New Jersey. Red Clouds at Dawn. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)