Eleven-Years Ago (25-January-2007) — Norway

Gone to See Norway 2007 Winter Family Vacation. Day 5: Northbound Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Trondheim and Rørvik).

On the second full day of the northbound Hurtigruten voyage, the ship only stops in two ports: Trondheim (06:00-12:00) and Rørvik (20:30-21:15). Having six hours in Trondheim allowed us to spend some time to see the city. Our first stop was at Nidaros Cathedral. The exterior of the cathedral is a target rich environment for religious statues and gargoyles. But it was cold outside. I would love to go back with a perspective control lens to record all sides of the exterior of the cathedral. After leaving Trondheim, we stopped at Rørvik. The ship only stopped for 45 minutes, so we only had a short time to visit the Rørvik Coastal Museum.

Troll in Trondheim, Norway. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 52 mm, f/3, 1/40 sec) (David J Mathre)
Troll in Trondheim, Norway. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 52 mm, f/3, 1/40 sec) (David J Mathre)


Nine-Years Ago (10-January-2009) — New Jersey

Troll Family Portrait.

It can be hard to get a large group to stand still for a family portrait. This time they had to freeze for 47 focus stacked images in order to get a full depth of field.

Troll Family Portrait. Composite of 47 focus stacked images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Helicon Focus (method C). (David J Mathre)
Troll Family Portrait. Composite of 47 focus stacked images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Helicon Focus (method C). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (03-January-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter in New Jersey: Troll Family Playing in the Snow.

Trolls Playing in the Snow. Winter in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 2200, 58 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)
Trolls Playing in the Snow. Winter in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 2200, 58 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)
Troll out Skiing in my Backyard. Winter in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 900, 58 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 and Nik Color Efex 4. (David J Mathre)
Troll out Skiing in my Backyard. Winter in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 900, 58 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 and Nik Color Efex 4. (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (05-December-2013) — New Jersey

Troll Family: Holiday Card

Edited images from 2013 for a Holiday Card. Troll family portrait with a background of Northern Lights from Tromsö, Norway.

Troll Family visiting Norway for the Northern Lights. The entire sky just exploded just after midnight. (David J Mathre)
Troll Family visiting Norway for the Northern Lights. The entire sky just exploded just after midnight. (David J Mathre)