Picture of the Day, 2019.02.07

46048114405_71735e1034_kTrinity Episcopal Church, on Jan. 13, 2019, across from the main square in downtown St. Augustine, Fla. The stone actually is gray, but the street lighting and my color balance turns it gold. The church has that classic English feel in a downtown that’s otherwise Spanish Colonial and Victorian. Handheld with Nikon D500, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, ƒ/1.8, 18mm (DX 27 mm), 1/20th sec., 1600 ISO.

Picture of the Day, 2019.02.03

39782573503_6bf34a6cc3_kMatanzas Bay on a January Night After a Storm: St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay in northeast Florida on a foggy January night. Made without a tripod by holding the tripod against a bridge railing. A copy of the image with the system-required crop is serving as the blog’s header image. Nikon D500, Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (no VR onboard), manual focus, ƒ/1.8
19.0 mm (DX 28.5mm), 1/2 sec., 1600 ISO.

Picture of the Day, 2019.02.02

31882136097_4f8a2cb7f6_kLunar eclipse: This is the full moon in full eclipse just after midnight Eastern Standard (GMT -5) on Jan. 21, 2019 — the so-called Full Super Wolf Blood Moon, or whatever. Outside temperature 10F, with Nikon D500 and Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens — ISO 3200, f6,3, 600mm (DX 900mm), 0.3 sec., -2EV — set on a Benro heavy-duty tripod and Movo gimbal head, using a wired remote button. Tough shot with moon at nearly zenith; after rotating camera 85 degrees, I manually focused in 10F weather using the live-view articulated screen. Brrrrrr. Link to Flickr