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.



Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage

I am back home after an extended voyage on the Semester at Sea M/V Explorer. Over 52 days the Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage visited 19 countries (Spain, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Norway, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany). The Garmin GPS that I carried recorded 24539 miles (10068 miles by air, 9216 miles at sea, 2457 miles by car, 1800 miles by bus, 819 miles by train, 46 miles by ferry, and 133 miles by foot). Using five cameras (including my smart phone) I took over 60K images taking up almost all of a 1.5 TB external hard drive. Internet access on the ship was slow so I didn’t make many posts. I plan to go back and post images from the trip over the next few days and weeks.

Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage

2 Responses to “19-June-2013”

  1. David Brooks says:

    you better post some pics! I’ve been waiting… Glad you are back safely; looking forward to seeing some pics.

    • David Mathre says:

      Images about all backed up, computers & programs updated so start looking for new images tomorrow. During the voyage, I saw 8 ships/boats pass in front of the setting or rising sun (need someone to calculate the probabilities). Saw noctilucnet clouds (and had a short time-lapsed video). DJM

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