David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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24-November-2006

Vandalism. A tree in my Backyard Toilet Papered.

I set up my D200 with a 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens to take night sky images looking north in my back yard (30 second images + 30 second long exposue noise reduction) once every 2 minutes begining about 1830 h. The EN-EL3e battery used in the D200 has about a 2 hour life, especially when it is cold. I went out to change in a fresh battery every ~ hour. A little after 2000 h I realized that a tree in my back yard had been toilet papered. Going through the images taken by the camera, I could tell when it happened. I am just glad that they didn’t trip over and/or take the camera and tripod. This was reported to the local Montgomery Township police, but nothing ever came of the report. Probably some local kids since the tree is well within the back yard, and no car lights were seen in the time lapsed video.

Toilet Papered Tree. Image taken with Nikon D2xs and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 18 mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

The toilet papered tree. Image taken with Nikon D2xs and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 18 mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec, flash).

Time lapsed video of night sky looking north. The images were taken with a Nikon D200 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, f/2.8, 30 sec). The toilet papering of the tree occurs at ~47 sec.

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