Thursday (24-December-2009) — New Jersey

Troll Family Portrait: Christmas Eve

The troll family on Christmas Eve. Composite focus stacked images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/3, 1/1.6 sec). Camera controled and images processed with Helicon Focus. (David J Mathre)
The troll family on Christmas Eve. Composite focus stacked images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/3, 1/1.6 sec). Camera controlled and images processed with Helicon Focus. (David J Mathre)

Thursday (25-December-2008) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2008 Road Trip Day 4: St. Petersburg Pier Holiday Lighting from the Vinoy Hotel

I was staying a the Vinoy Hotel and had a window/balcony that looked out over Tampa bay. Over the holidays, the St. Petersburg Pier, which looks like an inverted pyramid is lit up with colored lights that change every few minutes. I am really liking the resolution with the new Nikon D3x.

St. Petersburg Pier at Night from the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 200 f/2 lens (ISO 100, f/11, 10 sec). (David J Mathre)
St. Petersburg Pier at Night from the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 200 f/2 lens (ISO 100, f/11, 10 sec). (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (25-December-2007) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2007 Road Trip Day 4: A Busy Christmas Day

Early morning sunrise and night-time photography at the Vinoy Hotel.  Wildlife photography at the Weedon Island Nature Preserve. Lots of birds, a crab spider, and how often do you see, let alone catch a “flying fish” in midair. Then the extended Mathre family Christmas Day celebration.

Sunrise over Tampa Bay from the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 14-28 mm f/2.8 len (ISO 100, 20 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise over Tampa Bay from the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 14-28 mm f/2.8 len (ISO 100, 20 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)


Mullet in Flight. Weedon Island Nature Preserve, Pinellas County, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/5, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Mullet in Flight. Weedon Island Nature Preserve, Pinellas County, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/5, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)



Friday (07-December-2007) — Colorado

Final Sirna Boulder Site 2007 Holiday Celebration

Snapshots taken during the final Merck-Sirna Boulder site Holiday Celebration at the St. Julien Hotel. The Sirna Boulder site was scheduled to close the following summer after operations were transferred to California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)
Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)
Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)
Sirna/Merck Boulder Site 2007 Christmas/End of Year Holiday Celebration. This was our final year in Boulder. (David J Mathre)