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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23-November-2007

Thom Hogan 2007 Hawaii Photography Workshop: Day 5 Hawaii Nikon D300.

The workshop team stopped at Lighthaus Camera in Kona before being dropped off at the Kona airport. This was “black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving). We noticed a pile of just delivered D300’s behind the counter, but assumed that they were all pre-ordered by locals. After some discussions, we found out that they were available for purchase and with a 5% discount as part of their Thanksgiving (black Friday) sales event. At least three of us walked out with a new D300 camera body that day. I wasn’t planning of getting a D300, and had to pay cash since they didn’t accept AMEX. In his D300 review, Thom did comment that he was the last of us to get a D300. I took a few pictures with the new camera while waiting for my plane back to the mainland at the Kona airport, and had many hours to read the manual.

Kona International Airport Waiting Area. Bronze of "The Lei Makers" Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 560, 45 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Outdoor waiting area at the Kona International Airport. This was taken after sunset and it was beginning to get dark. Testing the higher ISO capabilities of the D300. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 560, 45 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec).

Kona International Airport Waiting Area. Bronze of "The Lei Makers" Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 560, 45 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Image cropped. (David J Mathre)

Lei Makers Bronze cropped from the previous image.

Kona International Airport Waiting Area. Bronze of "The Lei Makers" Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 560, 45 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Image cropped with NIK Define 2 noise reduction. (David J Mathre)

Nik Define 2 noise reduction (automatic) applied to the above image.

Kona International Airport Waiting Area. Bronze of "The Lei Makers" Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 1400, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Fisheye view of the Lei Makers Bronze. It was gitting dark and pushed the ISO to 1400.  Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 1400, f/2.8, 1/125 sec).

Kona International Airport Waiting Area. Bronze of "The Lei Makers" Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 1400, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). With Nik Define 2 noise reduction applied. (David J Mathre)

Nik Define 2 noise reduction (automatic) applied to the above image.

Full Moon over Kona International Airport  Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Full moon taken at the Kona International Airport. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).

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