Very Rare NJ Snow Gator

The weather here in NJ started to get a little warmer and the heavy snow fall finally started to melt. Which meant we could actually get out for a walk. It felt Great to be able to get a nice walk outside. As we were walking I was surprised to see this very rare New Jersey Snow Gator warming on a sidewalk. It was one of the largest I have seen here. I managed to get a couple of images of this rare sighting. The featured image was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro with 6mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 52mm). It was not moving so we were able to get by it and continued on our walk with the satisfaction of getting a few images of this rare NJ Snow Gator. If you come across one beware of it’s Frost Bite! Thanks for humoring me!

NJ Snow Gator, iP11 Pro 4.3mm lens, cropped

All Flags Half-Staff For Victims Of COVID-19

2 image panorama of the Flags at Half-Staff at the Club House in our community. Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 114, ordering the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey should be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities indefinitely. This started on Friday, April 3, 2020, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and have been affected by COVID-19.

I had trouble photographing the flags because of the wind & the flags not blowing nicely or even in unison. So I shot the main scene view with 2 vertical images on my iPhone 11 Plus. Then I shot a video of the blowing flags. Back at my computer I combined my 2 main images into a slight panorama to get both street lamps bordering the image. I then did screen grabs from the video and selected the best blowing Flag position of each Flag. I then placed the grabbed images with Photoshop in the shot for my final image. I also was going to clone out the slight vertical cloud to the left of the flag pole, but decided to leave it in.  I am surprised at the versatility and quality of the images from the iPhone 11 Plus. Also the quality of the flags from the video.

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