Saturday (26-October-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Heavy rain is predicted for tomorrow so I needed to put down some lime, rototill, and seed some of the wildflower sections with crimson clover as a winter cover crop. Some of the work was recorded as time-lapse video with a Garmin VIRB-360 camera. During the work I found another Praying Mantis ootheca or egg sack that I moved to a protected location.

Daily Electric Energy Used (62.8 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.7 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. More clouds than yesterday. At this time of the year the sun is lower, and the Sycamore tree leaves shadow the solar panels part of the day. Overall a net deficit of 34.1 kWh. Use higher than yesterday because of laundry (4.2 kWh)

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One-Year Ago (14-October-2018) — Portugal

Gone to See Portugal. Street Photography Workshop with Steve Simon. Day 0: Lisbon, Portugal.

I arrived in Lisbon a day before the workshop. I walked around most of the day. Lots of tourists in town to watch the running of the marathon. Later in the evening I had dinner with Steve Simon.






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Afternoon Walkabout in Lisbon during the Marathon. Little-planet time-lapse video (Garmin VIRB-360).

Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Little planet and Tunnel View time-lapse video (Garmin VIRB-360)

Four-Years Ago (13-October-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Autumn 360 degree panorama view of my backyard four-years ago. Renovation was in process. The new French doors to the Great Room were installed, the siding was being replaced, and the deck had been removed. The big rocks were going to be the foundation for the new patio. Four hundred and fifty images were taken using an Astro programmable rotating head on my tripod. Ten of the images were used to create the composite panorama (20755 x 4634 pixels). The image was cropped just to show the exterior home renovation in progress. The full set of 450 images were taken and used to create a rotating time-lapse video.

Autumn 360 Degree Backyard Panorama. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 1250, 14 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Autumn 360 Degree Backyard Panorama. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 1250, 14 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Crop from Autumn 360 Degree Backyard Panorama. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 1250, 14 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Crop from Autumn 360 Degree Backyard Panorama. Composite of 10 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 1250, 14 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Thirteen-Years Ago (14-September-2006) — Nevada

Gone to See America 2006 Driving Tour. Day 16: Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada.

Sometimes you just have to stop and take the picture. No idea where the guys with the hard hats went, but it is close to Area 51. The area is desolate. Just outside Rachel (population 54), Nevada there is an old mine site. Afterwards more desert. For those planning to attend the Area 51 stampede later this month bring plenty of water, otherwise you will end up dazed and confused — easy pickings for the aliens.

Extraterrestrial Highway Sign. Somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 62 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial Highway Sign. Somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 62 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 27 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 27 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 100, 38 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 100, 38 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)

Seven-Years Ago (12-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 20: Fort Breendonk Memorial in Antwerp, Belgium.

Field trip to Fort Breendonk. A concentration camp during WWII. Some of the images may be disturbing. “If you don’t remember the past you are doomed to repeat it” And it seems like some in the US (and around the world) have forgotten. How many camps are there where people are being held against their will for reasons of race, religion, political belief, and poverty.

Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)


Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.


Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)