Today (24-November-2011) — New Jersey

Carol and Laurin’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

Carol and Laurin from across the street invited me to their annual Thanksgiving celebration dinner. This year Carol used some Bittersweet vines from my yard for decorations. I took a number of images with my new Nikon 1 V1 camera, with a 10 mm f/2.8 lens. I was trying to see what I can do with a small camera without a flash. I have 28 images to share, but am only including a few for this post. (Updated with slide show)

Laurin and Carol's Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration 2011 in Skillman, New Jersey. Images taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm lens. (David J Mathre)
Laurin and Carol’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration 2011 in Skillman, New Jersey. Images taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm lens. (David J Mathre)


Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

2 thoughts on “Today (24-November-2011) — New Jersey”

    1. So far I am impressed with the image quality. For its size, it is heavier than you would think. The V1 has an electronic view finder (100% view) which is better than most P&S cameras where the only view is the back LCD. Many of the controls for the Nikon 1 are in menu items. For example, I like the Leica X1 because both shutter speed and appature have dials on the top of the camera. With the Nikon 1 V1, you need to go into the menus to control. Also missing is the ability to shoot brackets (for an HDR). One of the main reasons I got a mirrorless camera is to use with my telescope — however need to wait on availability of the adapter from the Nikon 1 to Nikon F lenses.

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