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


Lighthouse Thursday — Russia

Wooden Lighthouse and Naval Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas on Kronstadt Island as Seen from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 800, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CC.

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday curated by +Heiko Köster 

4 Responses to “Lighthouse Thursday — Russia”

  1. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +John Roach This was taken at almost 11 PM. Dusk lasts a long time this far north in the Summer – but I was worried about having enough light.

  2. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +Jim Batey I had seen this the year before as the MV Explorer was transiting the shipping channel leaving Saint Petersburg. As you pass by Kronstadt Island (which is a Naval/Submarine base) you have a very short period of time to get the image of both the Cathedral and Lighthouse lined up. This year when arriving, the lighting was wrong – looking into the sun. We didn’t leave until late several days later, but the light was still good enough at almost 11 PM (22:55). It was still touch and go since our vessel was moving. This year I did get the opportunity to visit Kronstadt island and got some images of the lighthouse from much closer (as close as I could get since it is still a Naval base). A day later, I could have visited the lighthouse since it was a Naval celebration day. My private guide did mention that I was of the few Americans that had visited Kronstadt Island. 

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