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.



Dall “White” Ram.

Dall Ram standing on the side of the road in Denali National Park. Image taken 2 years ago today while on the bus with ANPAT 9.

Back to the present, the Delaware River has gone above flood stage at the Lambertville – New Hope bridge that I usually cross every morning. I had to take the US 202 bridge, and I could see water almost up to the road bed of the the Lambertville – New Hope bridge. The USGS site shows the river peaking at about 16 feet, with flood stage at 13 feet. This is 3 feet higher than my 29-August-2011 post showing the Lambertville Station Inn after Hurricane Irene. The road was blocked so I could not get down and get some pictures near the Inn, but expect that there is water running under the Inn today. The ground is so saturated after Hurricane Irene, that the last several days of heavy rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee is causing even more flooding.


Dall Ram on the road to Denali. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 900, 150 mm, f/5, 1/1000 sec) (David J. Mathre)

Dall Ram on the road to Denali. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 900, 150 mm, f/5, 1/1000 sec) (David J. Mathre)


Additional Images from Denali National Park: ShepartPhotography.

2 Responses to “08-September-2009”

  1. David Brooks says:


    This is a really nice shot. I have a very similar shot to yours of the “Road to Denali” but with a little more green in the landscape (shot July 4-5 when everything was really green), but my ram shots are taken with a 600 f5.6 + a 2X and they still look like little blurry dots. My caribu and moose were much better because they came a lot closer to us.

    • David Mathre says:

      I saw your image of Denali from the same location, and like the greener vegetation. The better bus drivers know exactly where to stop. I have several more images from the ANPAT 9 Denali trip in a SmugMug gallery. The same day we had some Dall sheep, Red Fox, and Coyote so close that anyone with a big lens couldn’t even focus.

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