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.


Ten-Years Ago Today — Washington State

This one image helped me decide to be a nature photographer. I didn't realize I had it until I got home and downloaded the images from my road trip across America. At the time, I really didn't know how to use the camera. The manual was nearly useless. Sometimes you just get lucky, and this is one of my favorite images. I have posted it before, but do it again on this anniversary.

Female Mallard Duck on Lake Chelan from the deck of the "Lady of the Lake". Image taken with a Nikon D200 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec).

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4 Responses to “Ten-Years Ago Today — Washington State”

  1. Great shot!

    But i learned the D200 coming from the F801s (F8008s) and  that was for me easy. Got a manual from Thom Hogan and some vital infos was good explained.

  2. Mary Sperley Mary Sperley says:

    Remember this picture and was fascinated by the reflection. Aunt Mary

  3. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    After the trip, I did find the better manual from Thom, and then went on three trips with him one in Hawaii, and two in Patagonia

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