Five-Years Ago (01-November-2012) — New Jersey.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath:  Day 3.

Many trees and wires were down. The power had been out for several days. Those with gasoline emergency generators were out of luck when they ran out of gas — the gas stations if you could get to them didn’t have emergency generators to run the pumps. One of the lessons learned. Now many gas stations have auxiliary power. I still had a bit of propane in my RV to run the generator, however food in the fridge and freezer in the house was going bad. I was cooking outside on a charcoal grill. Images from that day taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera.


30-October-2012

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath.

Around midnight the wind and rain subsided. No power, but I could hear multiple generators running. Once it was light out I went out to survey the damage. A few trees in the yard were down or lost large branches, but less damage than from Hurricane Irene.

I was lucky as the power came back on at 8 AM. Most of my neighbors are still running on generators, when I checked found that I was one of two houses that had power. I set up a free cell phone charging station at my front door. Cell phone & internet signals are weak and intermittent. I gave 2 gallons of gas to a neighbor with a generator.

When I checked the basement, I only found a small amount of water. I did see a lot of house centipedes (Scutigera Coleoptrata) and crickets. Also, the mouse/rat poison trays were empty.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Montgomery Township Fire & Rescue. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera. (David J Mathre)
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Montgomery Township Fire & Rescue. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera. (David J Mathre)
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Skillman New Jersey Day 1. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Basement Critters. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Basement Critters. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Basement Critters. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Basement Critters. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Basement Critters. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Basement Critters. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)

29-October-2012

Hurricane Sandy Getting Closer

When I woke up this morning, only light rain and little wind. As the day progressed the rain got heavier and the wind increased. This still does not seem like a tropical storm as the temperature is only in the mid 50’s °F. Now that the wind is increasing, there have been several power glitches. I decided to grill this Porterhouse steak I got from Mallery’s Grazin Meats before the power goes out. Once the power goes out, no idea how long it will be before power will be restored. I have everything in the RV (water, food, fuel) ready for a few days.

The power just went off at 5 PM.

Porterhouse Steak Dinner Waiting for Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica VLux 30 camera (ISO 250, 4.3 mm (25 mm equiv @ 35 mm), f/3.3, 1/60 sec) internal flash. (David J. Mathre)
Porterhouse Steak Dinner Waiting for Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica VLux 30 camera (ISO 250, 4.3 mm (25 mm equiv @ 35 mm), f/3.3, 1/60 sec) internal flash. (David J. Mathre)

Tuesday (30-August-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Fawn Checking Out a Fallen Tree Branch Post Hurricane Irene.

Doe Checking out a Downed Limb After Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe Checking out a Downed Limb After Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Monday (29-August-2011) — New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Lambertville Station Inn with the Delaware River at Near Flood Stage, Post Hurricane Irene.

I took these images of the Lambertville Station Inn with the waters from the Delaware River up to the level of the parking lot. The Lambertville Station Inn is right next to the Lambertville  — New Hope bridge,  which I cross on my way to work in Pennsylvania. This bridge remained open. These images were taken just after the river peaked at about 12 feet above normal. The official NWS flood stage is 13 feet. The USGS has a website where you can see a graph of the river level at this location.

Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 36 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Silver Efex 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 36 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Silver Efex 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 42 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 42 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 28 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 28 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 42 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 42 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn from the Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 28 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn from the Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 28 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn from the Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 28 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Lambertville Inn from the Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Delaware River at Near Flood Stage after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 28 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dead Tree Floating Down the Delaware River after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 180 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dead Tree Floating Down the Delaware River after Hurricane Irene. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 180 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Crow on the Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Crow on the Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)