Saturday (09-December-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey: First Snowstorm of the Season

First Snow. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
First Snow. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)


Wednesday (22-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey 

The leaves on the Japanese maple tree have faded from bright red to brown. Yesterday, some birds found the newly renovated bird bath. They will have to wait until next spring for me to install the solar-powered fountain. The three inquisitive but wary does looked on as I was taking pictures of the statue on the bird bath. Now that it is hunting season, the deer know that they need to stay within 400 feet of a house in order to stay safe.

Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (10-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn in New Jersey: Home Renovation

The statue for my bird bath is finally back in place. I tested the solar-powered water pump, but had to drain everything because of a hard freeze (16 °F/-9 °C) predicted for tonight. I don’t know if I will be able to use the bird bath again until next spring?

Bird bath statue. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/4, 1/900 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bird bath statue. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/4, 1/900 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (07-November-2015) — New Jersey

Wrought iron bench covered with fallen Japanese maple leaves. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec).

Red malple leaves on a bench. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Red malple leaves on a bench. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

Fountain-head for my bird bath laying on the ground with fallen Japanese maple leaves. I think the local bear knocked it over the previous night. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec).

Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (16-November-2011) — New Jersey

Coming Thru the Rye – Bronze by Fredric Remington

Our annual departmental meeting was held this year at the former corporate headquarters of Schering-Plough. While wandering around in the nearly deserted building during a break, I came upon this bronze statue by Fredric Remington in the executive suite.

Coming Thru the Rye. Bronze by Fredric Remington. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/40 sec). Converted to B/W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Coming Thru the Rye. Bronze by Fredric Remington. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/40 sec). Converted to B/W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)