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.

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Four-Years Ago Today — New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath — Day 3. Many trees and wires were down. Still no power. Those with gasoline emergency generators were out of luck when they ran out of gas — the gas stations if you could get to them didn't have emergency generators. I still had a bit of propane in my RV to run the generator. Food in the fridge and freezer in the house was going bad. I was cooking outside on a charcoal grill. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera.

In album 2016-11-01

3 Responses to “Four-Years Ago Today — New Jersey”

  1. Lol sounds like us at least every couple of months. We've got a generator ready to go to power the house. I usually have plenty of fuel for it but was caught out with the length of the last outage and had to go scrounging.

  2. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +Paul Pavlinovich I had been in the house for nearly 20 years, and the power was only ever out for a few hours. Then over a period of 3 years it was out for nearly 30 days due to two hurricanes, a snowstorms and a heavy thunder/wind/rainstorm. I lost a lot of my trees, and was lucky that none fell on the house. I now keep a much larger stockpile of water, and dried/canned food.

  3. +David Mathre I'm not surprised, I live in a similar sort of area. During early winter, spring and summer big storms with 100+ km/h winds are not the slightest bit unusual here. That's not hurricane grade by a long shot but still very destructive.

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