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)

Nine-Years Ago (29-November-2008) — New Jersey

Undocumented Domestic Help: “The Caretaker”

One of the many trolls that take care of my house. I never know where I will find him, typically avoiding doing any work. You can find more of his friends — all members of the Trolls without Borders union at the Henning site in Norway.

The Caretaker, Henning Hand Carved Norwegian Troll. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 200 mm f/4 macro (ISO 200, f/11, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J Mathre)
The Caretaker, Henning Hand Carved Norwegian Troll. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 200, f/11, 1/60 sec, flash).

One-Year Ago (12-November-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Afternoon Trolls and Nighttime Star Trails

Nisse out on a Mushroom jamboree. I have never seen this many Trolls out during the day before. Then star trails looking north.

Nisse out on a Mushroom jamboree. I have never seen this many out during the day before. Autumn nature in my backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Nisse out on a Mushroom jamboree. I have never seen this many out during the day before. Autumn nature in my backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Star trails looking north. The north star isn't exactly due north. Composite of 110 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)
Star trails looking north. The north star isn’t exactly due north. Composite of 110 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)

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)

Friday (06-December-2013) — New Jersey

New LG Washing Machine/Dryer Vibrations: Troll Family Dance

The new combination LG washing machine/dryer arrive. It was a bit of a challenge getting it into the house, and into the laundry room. Once it was in the laundry room, it was very easy to set-up. It only requires a single outlet (120 V, 15 A), hot & cold water connections, and the drain. The previous electric dryer required higher voltage and current (220 V, 40 A), and an outdoor vent. I did note that during the spin cycle, there was a bit of vibration (actually a lot of vibration until I leveled the unit). The house trolls quickly discovered that it worked as a great dance floor.

Thursday (05-December-2013) — New Jersey

Remote Camera Control Test: Troll  Family

I periodically use the Nikon Camera Control Pro program to remotely control cameras. This was the first time I used to the program to control a Nikon Df camera. Three images of the Troll Family changing the aperture and shutter speed.

Troll Family Photo Session. Nikon Capture Control Remote Test. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/1.4, 1/4 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll Family Photo Session. Nikon Capture Control Remote Test. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/1.4, 1/4 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll Family Photo Session. Nikon Capture Control Remote Test. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/4, 2 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll Family Photo Session. Nikon Capture Control Remote Test. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/4, 2 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll Family Photo Session. Nikon Capture Control Remote Test. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/16, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll Family Photo Session. Nikon Capture Control Remote Test. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/16, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)