Sunday (15-December-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird. Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. (David J Mathre)
Northern Mockingbird. Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. (David J Mathre)

Sunday (09-December-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey

Birds and seeds and berries I found while waking around my yard. All of the images were taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens.

New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Bittersweet berries. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Bittersweet berries. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec).
White-throated Sparrow. New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow. New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec).
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Holly berries. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Holly berries. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec).
Northern Mockingbird. New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Mockingbird. New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec).
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Grass Seed. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Grass Seed. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec).
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Pine Cone. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 160 mm, f/3.5, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Pine Cone. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 160 mm, f/3.5, 1/125 sec).
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Tree Seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 175 mm, f/4, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Tree Seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 175 mm, f/4, 1/80 sec).
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Yucca Seed Pod. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
New Jersey Late Fall Backyard Nature. Yucca Seed Pod. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec).

Friday (07-December-2007) — Colorado

Final Sirna Boulder Site 2007 Holiday Celebration

Snapshots taken during the final Merck-Sirna Boulder site Holiday Celebration at the St. Julien Hotel. The Sirna Boulder site was scheduled to close the following summer after operations were transferred to California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)
Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)
Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)
Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)


Sunday (02-December-2007) — Colorado

Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park

Although the season is officially still Autumn, at the higher elevations of Colorado it is winter. I drove to Rocky Mountain National Park on a sunny Sunday morning. It is only an hour from Boulder, Colorado. The first stop was to get a picture of the “Chapel on the Rock” with Mt. Meeker in the background. Then it was into the park to get more pictures. Winter view of the Big Thompson River in Moraine Park; Winter Trail to Storm Pass along road to Bear Lake; and a Winter Panorama of Longs Peak taken along Colorado Highway 7

Saint Catherine Chapel and Mt. Meeker, Rocky Mountain National Park. (David J Mathre)
Saint Catherine Chapel and Mt. Meeker, Rocky Mountain National Park. (David J Mathre)
Big Thompson River, Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with Nikon D300 an 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/22, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Big Thompson River, Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with Nikon D300 an 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/22, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Trail to Storm Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with Nikon D300 an 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/22, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter Trail to Storm Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with Nikon D300 an 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/22, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Longs Peak Panorama from Colorado Highway 7 View Area, Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of 4 horizontal images taken with a Nikon D300 and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec) processed with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Longs Peak Panorama from Colorado Highway 7 View Area, Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of 4 horizontal images taken with a Nikon D300 and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec) processed with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (01-December-2007) — Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park: “Winter Play Area” in Hidden Valley

Although the pass across Rocky Mountain National Park closes for the winter, much of the lower elevations in the park are kept open. It is only an hour drive from where I am working in Boulder, Colorado. A couple of images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 35 mm f/2 lens at the “Hidden Valley Winter Play Area”.

Winter Play Area, Hidden Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. (David J Mathre)
Winter Play Area, Hidden Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. (David J Mathre)
Winter Play Area, Hidden Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. (David J Mathre)
Winter Play Area, Hidden Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. (David J Mathre)