One-Year Ago (11-November-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Trolls and Star Trails

Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms after the election results were posted.

Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.2, 1/150 sec). (David J Mathre)
Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.2, 1/150 sec). (David J Mathre)
Night sky, moon, star and jet trails looking south. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)
Night sky, moon, star and jet trails looking south. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (11-November-2012) — New Jersey

Indoor Nature and Outdoor Night Sky: Moth and Star Trails

Indoor moth. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/250 sec) with SB-910 flash.

Moth -- Indoor autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/250 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Moth — Indoor autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/250 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Southern backyard view of the night sky. Star trails, jet trails, and clouds. Composite of 180 images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/2.8, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)
Southern backyard view of the night sky. Star trails, jet trails, and clouds. Composite of 180 images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/2.8, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (11-November-2006) — New Jersey

 

Backyard Autumn Night Sky in New Jersey: Star and Moon Trails

Star and moon trails with colored autumn clouds. Composite of many images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 17 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec). I wish I remembered how I processed this, but there was bokeh and color from the reflected ground lights in the clouds. Time-lapsed video of the sequence also included.

Star and moon trails with colored autumn clouds. Composite of many images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 17 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Star and moon trails with colored autumn clouds. Composite of many images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 17 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Tuesday (07-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Clouds and Sunbeam at Dawn

Just before the sun rose this morning, the clouds became bright orange with a beam of sunlight projecting up. I grabbed a camera and went out into my backyard. The display didn’t last long, but it was worth getting cold.

Sunbeam at dawn. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunbeam at dawn. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Later in the afternoon it got cloudy and the temperature kept dropping. I noticed this young buck (horns just barely showing) being lazy eating grass just behind my patio.

Lazy Deer in my backyard. Autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Lazy Deer in my backyard. Autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)