Tuesday (07-January-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Walkabout after the second snow storm in two days with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 90 mm f/2 lens.

Lawn tractor parked in the snow. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/300 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lawn tractor parked in the snow. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/300 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree in the snow. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/900 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree in the snow. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/900 sec). (David J Mathre)
Holly berries in the snow. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Holly berries in the snow. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Icicle dripping. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/340 sec). (David J Mathre)
Icicle dripping. Our second snowstorm in two days. Winter has finally arrived. Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/2, 1/340 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (07-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 3: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

This was our first day of classes. I woke at 05:00, and it was still dark out. As it got close to sunrise we had some clouds and light rain. I set up a camera with a fisheye lens to take a time-lapsed video of the ocean from my cabin window (shown at the end of this post). The MV World Odyssey is much more opulent than the MV Explorer (the previous ship used by Semester at Sea). When Semester at Sea is not leasing the MV World Odyssey, it reverts back to the German cruise ship — MV Deutschland. During the voyage I would use the statues and other artwork on the MV World Odyssey in my images. I signed up for the “Energy for the World” class taught by John Tyner.

Pink clouds over the MV World Odyssey at dawn. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/3.5, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pink clouds over the MV World Odyssey at dawn. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/3.5, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bronze statue of a woman and seagull leading the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/14, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bronze statue of a woman and seagull leading the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/14, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Four-Years Ago (07-January-2013) — Florida

Gone to See America. January 2013 Florida Road Trip. Day 5: St. Petersburg .

Crane Fly — It’s not a mosquito that bites. Winter Indoor Nature at the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec) + SB-910 flash.

Crane Fly in my room. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO400, 105 mm, f22, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Crane Fly in my room. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO400, 105 mm, f22, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (07-January-2011) — Patagonia

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 12: Calafate, Argentina to Estancia Lazo, Chile.

This was a travel day, starting out in Argentina and ending up in Chile. For lunch we stopped at an Estancia (sheep ranch). I don’t think we crossed the border yet. We had a demonstration of the sheepdogs herding the sheep, and then one of the sheep getting sheared. That is where wool comes from. After lunch we proceeded to Hosteria Mirador del Payne on Estancia Lazo. A long drive.

Bienvenidos (Welcome) Wagon Wheel Along a Wood and Barbed Wire Fence at an Estancia in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bienvenidos (Welcome) Wagon Wheel Along a Wood and Barbed Wire Fence at an Estancia in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slide show are available here.



Individual images from the slide show are available here.

Photographer Working the Windmill at Lazo Estancia in Patagonia. Paine National Park, Lago Verde, Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Photographer Thomas Working the Windmill at Lazo Estancia in Patagonia. Paine National Park, Lago Verde, Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slide show are available here.

Ten-Years Ago (07-January-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

The daffodils on the south side of my house think that spring is near. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 28-70 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec).

The daffodils on the south side of my house think that spring is near. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 28-70 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
The daffodils on the south side of my house think that spring is near. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 28-70 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)