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.


Five Years Ago Today — Shadow Selfie at Dawn

Three photographers (Rick Hulbert left, myself center, +Albert Esschendal right) deck 8 of the Semester at Sea MV Explorer photographing sunrise in the Caribbean Sea (between Trinidad and Bonaire). +Winston Hall  taught me to always look behind because there may be a better image. Day 9 of the Ultimate Travel Workshop with Michael Mariant.  Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8 and Photoshop CC.

The version of this image taken by Rick won him the "Best Image of the Year" with +Nikonians North America, Inc. You will have to ask him what the award was (having to do with taking images of the female form).

During the voyage one of my goals was to get images at both sunrise and sunset. I continued this during seven additional voyages on the +Semester at Sea  MV Explorer and +Hurtigruten USA +Hurtigruten AS  MS Fram. 

4 Responses to “Five Years Ago Today — Shadow Selfie at Dawn”

  1. Winston Hall Winston Hall says:

    Love the photo and thanks for looking behind.

  2. Thanks for the great memories!
    Hope to connect on another excursion in the future.

  3. John Roach John Roach says:

    Really cool image

  4. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +John Roach Rick and I still disagree who saw it first. But he won the prize. 

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