Sunday (31-July-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Night Sky Over New Jersey.

Going from sunspots to startrails. The view is from my back deck over the roof. A tree in my front yard just blocks the north star. The image is a composite of 326 30-second exposures combined using the Startrails program. There are at least four jet trails, and a couple of meteor trails. The meteor trails are too faint in the composite, so I included a crop from a single image showing a meteor trail. I’ve also added a version of the startrails in B&W, converted using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

North View Star Trails. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/4, 30 sec). Composite of 326 images combined using the Startrails program. (David J Mathre)
North View Star Trails. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/4, 30 sec). Composite of 326 images combined using the Startrails program.
Meteor Trail. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/4, 30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5 (David J Mathre)
Meteor Trail. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/4, 30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5
North View Star Trails. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/4, 30 sec). Composite of 326 images combined using the Startrails program. Converted to B/W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
North View Star Trails. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/4, 30 sec). Composite of 326 images combined using the Startrails program. Converted to B/W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

One thought on “Sunday (31-July-2011) — New Jersey”

  1. Dave: It was great seeing you once again and helping in your send-off from Merck. I hadn’t thought about all of that Corey stuff for years – Mike’s email on Wednesday morning brought it all back. On my side, I also had stuff on the phase transfer chemistry. EJ gave us pretty good press in his 1997 communication, but didn’t get it quite right. I ignored such because I thought his paper was a real advance in the field and should be immediately published. When we got his OS submission, I had to really fix that before we could print it.

    Enjoyed your web site – will look forward to more pictures.

    I have been publishing in the stamp world – you might enjoy a note in the Westfield Philatelist on someone who has attracted my attention lately. Scroll down…..

    http://westfieldstampclub.org/Newsletter/WSC_News_2010-01.pdf

    Best,

    Ed

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