Sunday (11-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nighttime Sky Over New Jersey.

Second night in a row the sky was clear, so I set up two cameras to record the night sky (and hope to see some meteors).

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Night Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of images (19:00-05:29) taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 19 mm PC-E lens (ISO 200, 19 mm, f/5.6, 120 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Night Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of images (19:00-05:29) taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens (ISO 800, 10 mm, f/5.6, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)


Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.

Saturday (10-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nighttime Sky Over New Jersey.

The sky was clear, so I set up two cameras to record the night sky (and hope to see some meteors).

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Night Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of images (18:00-05:20) taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 19 mm PC-E lens (ISO 800, 19 mm, f/5.6, 120 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Night Sky Over New Jersey. Composite of images (18:00-04:59) taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens (ISO 800, 10 mm, f/5.6, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)


Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.

Friday (09-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

I noticed some yellow color out my window just before sunrise. I ran out with my Leica CL camera to catch some of the color before it faded. The prediction is more rain today and tonight. The county already sent out local flooding warnings until Saturday morning.

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Autumn Sunrise Panorama. Composite of seven images taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 18 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Autumn Sunrise. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 18 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Thursday (08-November-2018) — New Jersey

Home Cooking: Apple – Pomegranate Crisp.

A friend told me she just made Apple Crisp, and ate the batch in one sitting. It made me hungry. I checked the kitchen, and found the ingredients. The recipe is modified from many sources: First I peeled, cored, dewormed, and sliced eight slightly bruised apples. I added the juice of one lime to prevent the apples from browning, then the seeds from one pomegranate. The apple slices and pomegranate seeds were layered into a buttered glass casserole dish (8 x 13 inch). While preparing the topping, the oven was preheated to 375° F (190° C). I prepared the topping from sprouted wheat flour (3/4 cup), rolled oats (3/4 cup), maple syrup (1/2 cup), walnut oil (1/4 cup), cinnamon powder (1 tbs), clove powder (1 tsp), ginger powder (1 tsp), and nutmeg powder (1 tsp). The topping ingredients were mixed by hand and then layered over the apple slices and pomegranate seeds. The batch was baked in the preheated 375° F oven for 45 minutes (until the topping was brown and crispy). I had a hard time waiting for it to cool down to eat.

Time-Lapse Video (Little Planet View): Preparation of Apple-Pomegranate Crisp.  Images recorded with a Garmin VIRB-360 camera.

Thanks to Chloé for the suggestion to use Maple Syrup and Walnut Oil.

Saturday (03-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Sky Over New Jersey.

The sky looked relatively clear again, so I put two cameras out to record the night sky. This time I remembered to set the ISO on the D850 camera correctly. I managed to see a couple of small meteor trails (Taurids?).

Star Trails looking South (19:25-03:15). Composite of images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 19 mm f/4 PC-E lens (ISO 200, 19 mm, f/5.6, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (scripts, statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Star Trails looking South (19:25-03:15). Composite of images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 19 mm f/4 PC-E lens (ISO 200, 19 mm, f/5.6, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (scripts, statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Star Trails looking Up (19:28-02:29). Composite of images taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens (ISO 800, 10 mm, f/5.6, 30 sec) (David J Mathre)
Star Trails looking Up (19:28-02:29). Composite of images taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens (ISO 800, 10 mm, f/5.6, 30 sec) (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slideshow can be viewed here.