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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Five Years Ago Today — Patagonia

Glacier Calving. Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina.

Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage: Day -1

Sea Gull and the Semester at Sea MV World Odyssey. Gone to See the World 2016.  San Diego, California. Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10-30 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/10, 1/125 sec). Image Processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

This morning I went for a walk along the San Diego Harbor to see the MV World Odyssey. This is the new ship that Semester at Sea is using for its voyages, and will be my home for the next 3 1/2 months. Even though the ship is docked in San Diego, we have to take a bus ride to Ensenada, Mexico before we can board the ship. The Spring Semester Voyage starts tomorrow night. The first port will be Honolulu, Hawaii. 

#semesteratsea   #sp16   #MVWorldOdyssey  

Bird Poker — Big Beaks

Brown Pelican on a Post Along the Harbor in San Diego, California. Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 264 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Big Beaks curated by +Phil Armishaw 

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

One Year Ago Today — Patagonia

Final Dawn, Beagle Channel on the way to Ushuaia from the Upper Deck of the MS Fram. I was one of the few to get up to see the dawn that morning (too many celebrating their final night on the voyage…), 

Five Years Ago Today — Patagonia

I woke up to more orange clouds at dawn. This time they covered Mount Fitzroy, but you could see the glacier. Before we left Hosteria El Pilar near El Chalten I took some pictures of the lupines in bloom. We then headed into Los Glaciares National Park. where I took a panorama image of Perito Moreno Glacier. As with the previous panorama images, these are best viewed in full screen mode.

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Two Years Ago Today — New Jersey

It snowed the night before, and my Trolls went out to play.

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Five Years Ago Today — Argentina

Images from Hosteria El Pilar and a Hike to El Mirador and Laguna Torre.

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Four Years Ago Today — New Jersey

Moon with Jupiter in Conjunction. I could just barely get Jupiter in the frame using a 300 mm lens.

Five Years Ago Today — Patagonia

Images from around Hosteria El Pilar near El Chalten in Argentina. When we saw the orange clouds developing at dusk over Mount Fitzroy we all left our deserts and rushed out of the dining room with cameras. Some said the cloud looked like a shrimp, a dragon, and a Praying Mantis. I may have wished I had a different camera at the time, but didn't chance missing the show.

The other images include a bee approaching a Pink Lupine flower, a horse and reflection of Mount Fitzroy at dawn, and then several early (02:00 to 03:00) night sky images. This was the first time I saw the Southern Milky Way, and an upside down Orion constellation.

#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators by +Dusty Gedge

#mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay

#MirrorsandReflections +Mirrors and Reflections by +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron


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Fungus Friday — Florida

"Dog Vomit Mushroom" This Fungus Came Up Overnight in the Wood Mulch. Backyard Urban Farm in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/4, 1/850 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

#FungusFriday (+Fungus Friday) Curated by +Shawn McClure and +Leonie H