One-Year Ago (11-November-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Trolls and Star Trails

Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms after the election results were posted.

Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.2, 1/150 sec). (David J Mathre)
Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.2, 1/150 sec). (David J Mathre)
Night sky, moon, star and jet trails looking south. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)
Night sky, moon, star and jet trails looking south. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (11-November-2014) — New Jersey

Home Renovation Project: Exterior Views at the Project Beginning

Time-lapsed 360 degree videos of the front and back yard. The images were taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 200, 28 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) for the front yard or a Df camera and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) for the backyard. An Astro controller was used to rotate and control the camera, taking ~ 1200 pictures while doing a 360 degree circle over a period of 15 minutes. The time-lapsed video was created using Photoshop CC and Premier Pro CC.

In the videos you can see a neighbor vacuuming up the fallen autumn leaves to cover his daffodils for the winter. These videos also show the exterior of the house before the renovation project got started. Since then the roof was replaced, solar panels installed, garage door replaced, copper gutters installed, new siding installed, the deck removed and replaced with a stone patio, and the french doors replaced.

Five-Years Ago (11-November-2012) — New Jersey

Indoor Nature and Outdoor Night Sky: Moth and Star Trails

Indoor moth. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/250 sec) with SB-910 flash.

Moth -- Indoor autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/250 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Moth — Indoor autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/250 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Southern backyard view of the night sky. Star trails, jet trails, and clouds. Composite of 180 images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/2.8, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)
Southern backyard view of the night sky. Star trails, jet trails, and clouds. Composite of 180 images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/2.8, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (11-November-2006) — New Jersey

 

Backyard Autumn Night Sky in New Jersey: Star and Moon Trails

Star and moon trails with colored autumn clouds. Composite of many images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 17 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec). I wish I remembered how I processed this, but there was bokeh and color from the reflected ground lights in the clouds. Time-lapsed video of the sequence also included.

Star and moon trails with colored autumn clouds. Composite of many images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 17 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Star and moon trails with colored autumn clouds. Composite of many images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 17 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)