Monday (12-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

While bringing in the cameras from the previous nights star trail shoot, I noticed some clouds and colors developing at sunrise. I managed to get a few shots with my Leica CL camera before the colors faded. The prediction is more rain tonight and tomorrow. The county already sent out local flooding warnings again. Notice most of the leaves have fallen off the trees. Now to decide, rake & mow the leaves, or leave them in place to become better fertilizer.

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Autumn Backyard Sunrise Panorama. Composite of nine images taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 18 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro.(David J Mathre)


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

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)

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.