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.



Hosteria El Pilar, Southern Hemisphere Night Sky, Fitzroy Massif at Sunrise, and Chorrilla del Salto Waterfall . Day 7 of a Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan in Patagonia.

Since everyone was tired from the long hike yesterday, we decided to take day 7 as a relatively light day to rest. This gave me the opportunity to do some night sky imaging. This was good in that the weather forecast was for us to start seeing more clouds. I went out at about 3 AM, knowing that it would start getting light sometime after 4 AM. The further we get south, the shorter the nights!


Southern Hemisphere Milky Way. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4 G lens (ISO 100, f/4, 50 sec) (David J Mathre) 


As the sun started coming up, I then got some more images of Fitzroy from within walking distance of the hosteria. After a leisurely lunch at El Pilar, we went into town an on the way back stopped at the Chorrilla del Salto waterfall for some photographic instruction. A lot of the local residence were using the waterfall to cool down on a hot summer Sunday afternoon.

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