Thirteen-Years Ago (30-December-2006) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Fisheye View

My fourth Nikon lens was a 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. I had never used a fisheye lens before, so these were some early experiments with the lens.

Red Ivy Berries. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Ivy Berries. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Small Pine Cones. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/90 sec). (David J Mathre)
Small Pine Cones. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/90 sec). (David J Mathre)
Large Pine Cones. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Large Pine Cones. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (05-December-2015) — New Jersey

Late-Autumn Night Sky in New Jersey: Jets Through the Star-trail Vortex

These are not fireworks. The challenge here is for someone to explain how I created this star-trail image… The Fuji X-T1 camera and 18 mm f/2 lens was mounted on a tripod just outside my backdoor.

Star-trails with jets going through the vortex. Composite of images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 18 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 18 mm, f/4, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Star-trails with jets going through the vortex. Composite of images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 18 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 18 mm, f/4, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (05-December-2013) — New Jersey

Troll Family: Holiday Card

Edited images from 2013 for a Holiday Card. Troll family portrait with a background of Northern Lights from Tromsö, Norway.

Troll Family visiting Norway for the Northern Lights. The entire sky just exploded just after midnight. (David J Mathre)
Troll Family visiting Norway for the Northern Lights. The entire sky just exploded just after midnight. (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (03-December-2015) — New Jersey

House Renovation: Outside Panorama and Little Planet Views

Two-years ago, I set up the Mindrain Astro motion control head to take 360 degree images of my backyard to document some of the exterior house renovation project.  I converted these into time-lapsed videos. I’ve now reprocessed the images to create 360 degree Panorama and Little Planet views of the work in progress.

Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey (David J Mathre)
Backyard South WEst 360 degree Panorama. Composite of 26 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David Mathre)
Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey (David J Mathre)
Backyard South East 360 degree Panorama. Composite of 25 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David Mathre)
Front Yard North East 360 degree Panorama. Composite of 19 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David Mathre)
Front Yard North East 360 degree Panorama. Composite of 19 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David Mathre)