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. My photographic interest include Travel, the Natural World, Landscapes, and Photographic Techniques. I try to include information for each image as to where, when, why and how the image was processed. Most of the images are available for purchase -- either as prints or rights managed (Clicking on an image brings you to the ShepArt Studio Team Site). Comments about the images or this site are always welcome. DJM

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Bird Poker — Funny Looks

Puffin in Scotland. Semester at Sea Spring Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera, 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens, and TCE 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus, and Photoshop CC. 

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Funny looks curated by +Phil Armishaw 

300 mm Monday — Gone to See Europe 2014

As a (heavy) luxury I took a 300 mm f/2.8 lens along during my 3 month tour of Europe on the MV Explorer (Semester at Sea Spring Enrichment Voyage and Summer Semester Voyage). These are a few of the images taken with the 300 mm lens.

#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes
 

In album SAS SEV14 + SU14 300 mm

A short time-lapsed video of the "Sphere within a Sphere" at Trinity College…

A short time-lapsed video of the "Sphere within a Sphere" at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. 

#mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron 

A short time-lapsed video of the Gunnuhver Thermal area in Iceland. Named after…

A short time-lapsed video of the Gunnuhver Thermal area in Iceland. Named after an angry female witch, Gudrun, whose spirit was trapped in the hot springs by a priest centuries ago. The steamy area has an eerie atmosphere and an incredible sulfur odor reminiscent of Yellowstone.

#steamysunday is curated by +Paul Pavlinovich and +Shelly Gunderson page +SteamySunday 

Spider Sunday — Spain

The Spider Sculpture at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Image taken with a Fuji XT1 camera and Bower 8 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 200, 8 mm, f/16, 1/320 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC.

#spidersunday  +Spider Sunday curated by +Kimberly Hosey and +Lerato Majikfaerie 
#sculpturesunday  +Sculpture Sunday 
#skysunday  +Sky Sunday – Photography Theme  #skysundayphotographytheme  curated by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach 
#sunsunday  +Sun Sunday curated by +Shauna Dominguez 

Sculpture Sunday — Spain

Monument to Evaristo Churruca in Getxo, Spain. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/14). Raw images processed with HDR Efex Pro, Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC.

#sculpturesunday  +Sculpture Sunday 

Sacred Sunday — Ireland

Mary Statue at the Alexandra Road Entrance to the Port of Dublin. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC. 

Description near the statue: "O Mary Conceived Without Sin Pray For Us That Have Recourse To Thee" This Statue was Erected the Marian Year 1954 By the Workers of Alexandra Road and Their Friends. In Honour of the Blessed Lady.

#SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +***

Dawn on Sunday — Baltic Sea

Summer Baltic Dawn Panorama from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Voyage. Composite of 32 images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 24 mm f/3.5 PC-E lens (ISO 1600, 24 mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Lightroom, Autopano Giga Pro, Capture One, Define, and Photoshop CC.

+Dawn On Sunday Curators +Ray Bilcliff +Linda Stokes +Corey Gibson +Andrew Caldwell +***

Bird Poker — Singing

Red-Winged Blackbird Singing at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker singing curated by +Phil Armishaw 

Note that even though I took this image back in 2008, I didn't notice that the bird had an ID tag on its leg until today. 

Sunset Saturday – Portugal

Lisbon Sunset from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC.

#sunsetsaturday  +Sunset Saturday curated by +Dennis Hoffbuhr