Wednesday (18-January-2017) — New Jersey

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Western Conifer Bug.

I originally thought these were Stink Bugs, which also try to come indoors once the temperatures drops outside. They have similar colors, but the Western Conifer Bug is more elongated. I do wonder if the Conifer Bug is the reason many of my pine trees died, and had to be removed. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec) with the pop-up flash.

Western Conifer Bug. Indoor winter nature in New Jersey. The bugs think it is too cold outside... Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec) with the pop-up flash. (David J Mathre)
Western Conifer Bug. Indoor winter nature in New Jersey. The bugs think it is too cold outside… Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec) with the pop-up flash. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (18-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 13: Crossing the Pacific Ocean From Hawaii to Japan.

Claude Monet oil painting in my cabin on the MV World Odyssey. Does anyone know the title? I think I have mentioned that this ship is a bit more opulent than the MV Explorer previously used by Semester at Sea.  Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 320, 19 mm, f/4.2, 1/125 sec).

Signed Claude Monet oil painting "Path Through the Corn at Pourville" in my cabin on the 8th deck of the MV World Odyssey. I think I have mentioned that this ship is a bit more opulent than the MV Explorer previously used by Semester at Sea. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 320, 19 mm, f/4.2, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Signed Claude Monet oil painting in my cabin on the 8th deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 320, 19 mm, f/4.2, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (18-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 13: Crossing the Pacific Ocean From Hawaii to Japan.

Panorama of the sun rising over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec).

Pacific Ocean Sunrise from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 120, 35 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pacific Ocean Sunrise from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 120, 35 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (18-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 13: Crossing the Pacific Ocean From Hawaii to Japan.

Radar Love — You never know who you will find on deck before 06:00. Forward deck of the MV World Odyssey. Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec).

Early morning silhouette of the forward statue against the satellite communication dome from the forward upper deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early morning silhouette of the forward statue against the satellite communication dome from the forward upper deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eight-Years Ago (18-Janurary-2009) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey — Sourland Mountain Preserve.

A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens.

Winter Winding Road. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Winding Road. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
It would be difficult to skate with the pond covered with snow. It is not that cold so you would probably fall through the ice if you even tried. A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
It would be difficult to skate with the pond covered with snow. It is not that cold so you would probably fall through the ice if you even tried. A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec).

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)