Sunday (11-December-2011) — New Jersey

Gone to See New Jersey: Aerial View

A friend took me on a flight in his single-engine Cessna Scout airplane. We took off at the nearby Princeton Airfield (which is closer to Rocky Hill than Princeton). I was able to see the local high school, the J&J site, my backyard, and the local mine. The mine used to be owned by 3M, but is now owned by Gibraltar Rock. We also saw the Merck Corporate headquarters at Whitehouse station (large hexagon building).  During the flight I took images with my new Nikon 1 V1 camera using the 10-100 mm VR lens. I also took video images of take-off and landings as viewed from the back seat. I made a movie using both time-lapsed images and the video clips. It still needs to be edited (currently 10 minutes, and no background music).

Midair Shadow while Landing in a Small Airplane at Vansant Airport. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 14.4 mm, f/4.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Midair Shadow while Landing in a Small Airplane at Vansant Airport. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 14.4 mm, f/4.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

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 and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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