Wednesday (08-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Trolls and Mushrooms

One of the backyard Nisse/Trolls out hunting for the elusive red mushroom. Only found in the autumn before the first frost. He claimed this one as a “Troll Stool”.

Troll hunting for the elusive red mushrooms. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 560, 28 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll hunting for the elusive red mushrooms. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 560, 28 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (08-November-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey:  Trolls and Mushrooms then Star Trails

Tipsy Nisse Viking Warior wanabe in the late afternoon sun asking the question “Do I eat the magic mushroom, or watch the election results tonight?” Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec).

But one has to ask the question — did he vote? One-year later he woke up wishing that it was all a dream…

Viking Nisse Wanabe asking the question "Do I eat the magic mushroom, or watch the election results tonight?" (David J Mathre)
Viking Nisse Wanabe asking the question “Do I eat the magic mushroom, or watch the election results tonight?” (David J Mathre)
Night sky looking south from my backyard. Composite of 100 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 300 sec) (David J Mathre)
Night sky looking south from my backyard. Composite of 100 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 300 sec) (David J Mathre)

 

Three-Years Ago (08-November-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Leaves

Colorful autumn leaves in my backyard. A target rich environment for a photo “walkabout”. Images were taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens or Leica T camera with a 23 mm f/2 lens.

Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)




Four-Years Ago (08-November-2013) — New Jersey

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Mutant Green Cricket

I had been hearing loud noises in my basement. When I went down to investigate, found this mutant giant camel cricket. I don’t know what it has been eating to get this big, and cause it to glow in the dark. Maybe the radon seeping up from the Reading Prong???

Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)


Five-Years Ago (08-November-2012) — New Jersey

Autumn Weather in New Jersey: Hurricane, Nor’easter, and Snow

One week after Hurricane Sandy, we were hit with Nor’easter Athena. I didn’t know that nor’easters were given names. During the night we got 8-12 inches of snow. The power went out again.

At the time, PSE&G sent an e-mail out that stated 70K users were still out due to hurricane Sandy, and another 90K users were out due to the nor’easter last night. The other comment was “Despite the snowstorm, the 4,000 out-of-state workers and 700 PSE&G linemen restored service to more than 120,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy in the past 24 hours. Many of our crews from the south have never worked in snow before, but have proven more than capable of handling this new challenge.”


Seven-Years Ago (08-November-2010) — New Jersey

Macro Views of Currency and Stamps: America the Beautiful Quarters

Macro images of three of the 2010 “America the Beautiful ” quarter coins. Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Yosemite National Park. All places you need to see in person.