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



Ghirardelli’s “The Original Chocolate Shop” at night in San Francisco. A must stop for chocoholic’s near Fisherman’s Warf. The image was taken on 20-October-2009 with a D3x and 16 mm fisheye lens (f/2.8, ISO 1250, 1/60 sec). The image was processed using Capture One Pro 5 and Photoshop CS5 using the Topaz Denoise 5 and Focus Magic filters, and then conversion for web and sRGB using Photoshop CS5. The Topaz Denoise 5 (medium RAW setting) filter did a much better job removing noise from the image than other software. If you look closely, you can see the photographer’s reflection looking over the pumpkin in the window.

2 Responses to “20-October-2009”

  1. Kari says:

    I like the effect you get with the fisheye lens. Did you use a tripod for this, or was it handheld?

  2. David says:

    It is hand held (as you can see my reflection in the window)

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