Nine-Years Ago (09-August-2010) — Nevada

Gone to See America August 2010 Road Trip. Day 9: California to Nevada.

Closest Restaurant, Bar and Motel to Area 51. Little ALEINN in Rachel, Nevada. Earthlings Welcome. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 100, 45 mm, f/16, 1/80 sec).

Earthlings Welcome. Little Aleinn Restaurant Bar and Motel in Rachel, Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 100, 45 mm, f/16, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Earthlings Welcome. Little Aleinn Restaurant Bar and Motel in Rachel, Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 100, 45 mm, f/16, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (09-August-2010) — Nevada

Gone to See America August 2010 Road Trip. Day 9: California to Nevada.

Extraterrestrial Highway Sign (Nevada 375). For those that are planning on visiting  Area 51 this year. Note, there are not many places to stay in the vicinity so plan on roughing it. Bring plenty of water.


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Sunday (04-August-2019) — New Jersey

Bridge Velo Bicycle Race in Montgomery Township.

The bicycle race passed right by the house this morning. The race starts at the bottom of the hill at the J&J facility and went around the block. Blocks here are pretty big and includes some significant hills (both up and down). I need to use my Elby electric power assisted bicycle to make it up the hill.

Bridge Velo Bike Race in Montgomery Township. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Bridge Velo Bike Race in Montgomery Township. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Bridge Velo Bike Race in Montgomery Township. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Bridge Velo Bike Race in Montgomery Township. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)


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Daily Electric Energy Used (58.9 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (71.6 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Daily net Surplus 12.7 kWh. For the week used 399 kWh and produced 441 kWh. Weekly net surplus 42 kWh.

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Six-Years Ago (11-February-2013) — Norway

Gone to See Norway 2013. Chasing the Northern Lights. Day 14: Tromsø.

Wintertime walkabout in Tromsø, Norway. Random sights, ships and graffiti. Most in B&W. Images taken with a Leica X2 camera.

Roald Amundsen statue in Tromsø, Norway. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Roald Amundsen statue in Tromsø, Norway. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Lonely snow covered bench in Tromsø, Norway. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lonely snow covered bench in Tromsø, Norway. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)



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Six-Years Ago (09-February-2013) — Norway

Gone to See Norway 2013 Chasing the Northern Lights. Day 12: Tromsø.

Indian Navy Diesel-Electric Submarine INS  #Sindhurakshak   Docked Next to the Hurtigruten MS Finnmarken in Tromsø. The 16-year-old Russian built submarine was returning from a 2 year upgrade in Russia. This was the first time that I saw a submarine with glass windows in the conning tower. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 18.5 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 800, 18.5 mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec) combined using AutoPano Giga Pro.

Indian Navy Diesel-Electric Submarine INS Sindhurakshak. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 18.5 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 800, 18.5 mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec) combined using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Indian Navy Diesel-Electric Submarine INS Sindhurakshak. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 18.5 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 800, 18.5 mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec) combined using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Just over six months later (13-August-2013)  the Indian Sindhurakshak submarine experienced two explosions a fire, and sank while docked in Mumbai, India.