Three-Years Ago (13-January-2019) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 9: Crossing the Pacific Ocean From Hawaii to Japan.

Images from sunrise and sunset from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. One thing that I noted on this voyage was the very red color of the sun at sunrise and sunset as we crossed the Pacific ocean. I wasn’t expecting smog in the middle of the ocean. The closer we got to Asia, it became even more pronounced. I normally do not try to take pictures of the sun without a very dark filter, especially through a telephoto lens. However, on this voyage the atmosphere near the horizon became that filter.

Orange colored sky and clouds over the Pacific Ocean just after sunrise. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and stitched together with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Orange colored sky and clouds over the Pacific Ocean just after sunrise. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and stitched together with AutoPano Giga Pro. Click on the image for a wider view. (David J Mathre)



Individual images in the slide shows can be viewed here.

Friday (11-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

It was really cold out last night with a clear sky. When I woke up at 05:30 both Venus and Jupiter were bright lights in the sky. A bit later, just before sunrise a few of the clouds near the horizon lit up.

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Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of 11 images taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/8, 1/50 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


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

Eight-Years Ago (10-January-2011) — Chile

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 16: Torres del Paine National Park Chile.

Salto Grande Rapids just before the Waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

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Salto Grande Rapids just before the Waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24-120 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 34 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, AutoPano Giga Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)


Monday (07-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Although it was cold this morning when I woke up, I noticed some colorful clouds developing just before sunrise. I went out with a Fuji X-T2 camera and a 8-16 mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens. I took a number of shots to create this dawn panorama.

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Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of ten images taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/8, 1/50 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Saturday (08-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

When I woke up, there were more clouds than yesterday. I set the two cameras up again, and this time rewarded with some colors and a pillar of light at sunrise. The solar pillar or column is  sunlight being reflected from thin ice crystal plates. Time-lapse videos and some panorama images.