Ten-Years Ago (10-October-2008) — California

Gone to See America October 2008 Road Trip. Eighth Annual Nikonian Photography Adventure Trip. Day 6: Yosemite National Park.

On the last day of ANPAT 8, we did a walkabout in Yosemite Valley. First, we visited the smallest waterfall in the valley at Fern Spring. It is just off the road and in the shade. Well worth taking the time to visit and photograph. I also got some images of mushrooms/tree fungi. While I was busy with the mushrooms, the rest of the group tried to get a picture of a small brown bear running to the Merced river.

 (David J Mathre)
Fern Falls in Yosemite Valley. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 42 mm, f/16, 1/2 sec). (David J Mathre)
Yosemite's Smallest Waterfall at Fern Spring. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/16, 5 sec). (David J Mathre)
Yosemite’s Smallest Waterfall at Fern Spring. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/16, 5 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree Fungus in Yosemite National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 4 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree Fungus in Yosemite National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 4 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree Fungus in Yosemite National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 4 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree Fungus in Yosemite National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/16, 4 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (04-October-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Fungus Among Us!! Since I got back from the Fall Semester at Sea Voyage six years ago, everything had been damp and wet. I’ve never seen a blue mushroom before. This one had a slug feasting it. The images in this post are all from my driveway where mushrooms are abundant.

Blue Mushroom and Slug. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/16, 1/13 sec) + SB-910 flash. (David J Mathre)
Blue Mushroom and Slug. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/16, 1/13 sec) + SB-910 flash. (David J Mathre)


Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.

Saturday (29-September-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

The extended Troll Family had its Autumn Mushroom Jamboree to celebrate a better than expected crop. They also were discussing their DNA Ancestry results: (77.2% Norwegian,  10.9% British & Irish, 10.2% Broadly Northwestern European, 0.7% German & French, 0.5% Eastern European, 0.2% Broadly European). Pretty much where the Vikings traveled.

Troll Family Autumn Mushroom Jamboree. Composite of 20 focus stacked images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera with a 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 200, 56 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Helicon Focus (Method B, R8, S4). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Troll Family Autumn Mushroom Jamboree. Composite of 20 focus stacked images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera with a 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 200, 56 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Helicon Focus (Method B, R8, S4). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Saturday (28-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

With all of the rain we have been having, the Trolls are happy because mushrooms are starting to pop-up.



Individual images from theses slide shows can be viewed here.

Three-Years Ago (26-June-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Puff Ball — Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 400, 135 mm, f/4.4, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Puff Ball -- Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 400, 135 mm, f/4.4, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Puff Ball — Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 400, 135 mm, f/4.4, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)