David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

Afternoon yoga in the sun — On the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Semester — Day 12. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro including conversion to B&W.

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One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

Statue on the forward upper deck of the MV World Odyssey holding back the sunburst. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 12. Crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/4000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro.

#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron

#semesteratsea +Semester at Sea #travelphotography

One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

Concentration during levitation practice — Harry Potter would be proud. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 12. On the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/640 sec).

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One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

Beginning of the sunrise and breakfast club. This became a tradition for the rest of the voyage when the weather permitted. Some were regulars, others came every now and then. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 12. MV World Odyssey crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens.

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In album 1/17/17

One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

Series of four images capturing the sun rising over the Pacific Ocean from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling from Hawaii to Japan. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 12. Images taken with a Nikon N1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). Field of View equivalent to an 810 mm lens on a 35 mm sensor camera.

#semesteratsea +Semester at Sea #travelphotography #sunrise

#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes and +David Mathre

In album 1/17/17

Six-Years Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

For those wondering what happened to the Masked Booby that was released the previous evening. It came back and spent the night on the mast of the MV World Odyssey. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 12. Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean as we crossed from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Nikon N1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. This picture was taken early dawn before the sun rose, with very little light. I had to push the ISO, and then use the Topaz DeNoise filter to clean the image (the NIK Define filter was not able to handle this much noise).

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET

#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes and +David Mathre

#Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)

#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY



Six-Years Ago Today — Florida

Back in the USA after my photo safari to Patagonia, with an extended stay in southern Chile. I never saw my nephew stay still this long before. I was able to upgrade to a seat that reclined into a bed so I could sleep during the long flight back.I was glad to be home. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 400, 5 mm, f/2, 1/8 sec).

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Five-Years Ago Today — New Jersey

Squirrel in my backyard eating a nut. Images taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). Field of view equivalent to 540 mm on a 35 mm sensor camera). Animation created using Google Photo Assistant.

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET

#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes and +David Mathre


One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

A Masked Booby decided to spend the night on the forward deck of the MV World Odyssey. Actually, I think after the bird landed, it found out that there was not enough room to take-off again. It is actually a pretty big bird. Before the students could harass it, or try to feed it bread some members of the crew came out with a blanket to cover the bird. They then took it to an aft deck where there was room for it take-off and fly away. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 11. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1/60 sec). Topaz Define was used in post-processing to remove some noise. I didn't want to use a flash and night-blind the bird.

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#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET

#Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)

#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY

There will be no images from January 16th, 2016 — Because we lost that day crossing the International Date Line…



One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

Pathway to the Sun. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage – Day 11. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/4000 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W), and Photoshop CC.

#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron

#semesteratsea +Semester at Sea #travelphotography