Sunday (18-March-2018) — New Jersey

Late-Winter Bike Race in New Jersey.

The other day I noticed some yellow turn signs on the side of the road near my house. I went online, and found that there would be a 80 mile bike race “Hell of Hunterdon” that would pass my driveway on Sunday morning. The race was scheduled to start at the nearby Elks lodge in Blawenburg. A little after 09:00 I went out with a camera and started taking pictures. I probably should have set up a tripod and automatic shutter because my hands and fingers got really cold.


Saturday (17-March-2018) — New Jersey

Late-Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A deer checking out the large branch that broke off during the last Nor’easter. The branch is larger than I can cut with my battery-powered chain saw. The prediction is for yet another Nor’easter next week.

Deer checking out the large branch that broke off the pine tree during the last Nor'easter. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 4000, 130 mm, f/4.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Deer checking out the large branch that broke off the pine tree during the last Nor’easter. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 4000, 130 mm, f/4.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (14-March-2018) — New Jersey

Late-Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A young deer just outside my backdoor wondering when winter will be over. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens.

Young deer wondering when winter will be over. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 320, 240 mm, f/5.3, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Young deer wondering when winter will be over. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 320, 240 mm, f/5.3, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (14-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Workshop. Day 6: Golden Circle.

Return from the center of the earth. Fisheye view from behind Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall in southern Iceland. HDR composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 16 mm, f/10) using Capture One Pro and Google HDR Efex Pro 2. For the title, I like the B&W version better than the color one. There are also too many artifacts (purple fringing) in the color version. In either case, it was a difficult shot with the wide range of light, and the constant spray of water from the waterfall. The pathway to the back of the waterfall was covered with ice, and I was glad I had crampons for my boots.

Fisheye View From Behind Seljalandsfoss, a Waterfall in Southern Iceland. HDR composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 16 mm, f/10) using Capture One Pro and Google HDR Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Fisheye View From Behind Seljalandsfoss, a Waterfall in Southern Iceland. HDR composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 16 mm, f/10) using Capture One Pro and Google HDR Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Fisheye View From Behind Seljalandsfoss, a Waterfall in Southern Iceland. HDR composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 16 mm, f/10) using Capture One Pro and Google HDR Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Fisheye View From Behind Seljalandsfoss, a Waterfall in Southern Iceland. HDR composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 16 mm, f/10) using Capture One Pro and Google HDR Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)