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.


One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean

Charlie's Angels or the sunrise photography group waiting for the sun to rise. The dawn colors are gone, and it is still 27 minutes until the sun is up. I normally don't do people pictures, so they took me out of my comfort zone during the voyage to include people in my images. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage — Day 16. Aft deck on the MV World Odyssey At Sea while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Composite of two images taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 500, 90 mm, f/4.4, 1/200 sec). You might ask, why is it a composite image? Rookie mistake doing people pictures. One image they all have their eyes open, but I cut off the feet. The other image they don't all have their eyes open, but I did have the feet. There still are some artifacts from merging the images that need to be fixed.

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3 Responses to “One-Year Ago Today — Pacific Ocean”

  1. Looks a little chilly for the sisters 🙂

  2. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +Paul Pavlinovich It started getting windy and colder that day. Later they closed the forward outer deck as we were doing 17 knots into a 15 knot headwind (effectively over 30 knots).

  3. John Roach John Roach says:

    Very nice….now I know why you took those trips…..(smile). Seriously, having been on a couple of recent cruises, although nothing like your semester at sea cruises, I understand the joy and beauty of sunrises and sunsets at sea…the light is awesome and it great to feel that headwind.

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