Five-Years Ago (05-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) Along the South East Coast.

Pair of Puffins After a Successful Fishing Trip. Cape Ingolfshofdi (Ingólfshöfði) a private nature preserve on an isolated headland along the coast half way between Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon in Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 720, 330 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec).

Pair of Puffins Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 720, 330 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Puffins After a Successful Fishing Trip. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 720, 330 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (05-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) Along the South East Coast.

Puffin Sunning Itself After A Successful Fishing Trip – The Young Ones Will Soon Get Breakfast. Cape Ingolfshofdi (Ingólfshöfði) a private nature preserve on an isolated headland on the coast half way between Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon in Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera FT-1 Adapter and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). This camera/lens combination has a field of view equivalent to a 1080 mm lens on a full-frame DSLR, and I was not using a tripod or monopod during the hike.

Puffin Sunning Itself After A Successful Fishing Trip Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera FT-1 Adapter and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Puffin Sunning Itself After A Successful Fishing Trip Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera FT-1 Adapter and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (28-July-2014) — Russia

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 58: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

On our last day in Saint Petersburg, I attended a Master Cooking Class. I actually took more pictures than doing any cooking. The Russian food (Stuffed Cabbage and Borscht) we prepared was great, and I used the pictures to create this Time-Lapse Video.

Monday (16-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Male House Finch working the Bird Feeder. Unlike the Blue Jay, the House Finch is able to crack a sunflower seed in its mouth, and extract the seed. Much more efficient feeding, since it doesn’t need to go away to crack the sunflower seed open.

Male House Finch with a Sunflower Seed. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Male House Finch with a Sunflower Seed. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)

Friday (06-July-2018) — New Jersey

Home Cooking. Hearty Rye & Whole Wheat Bread.

Rather than Maple syrup the special ingredient this time is Spruce Tip syrup from Alaska.

Hearty Rye & Whole Wheat Bread Recipe: Rye Flour (1 cup); Sprouted Wheat Flour (1 cup); Whole Wheat Flour (1 cup);  Flax Seed (1/4 cup); Chia Seed (1 tbs); Dill Seed (1 tbs); Anise Seed (1 tbs); Caraway Seed (1 tbs); Fennel Seed (1 tbs); dry milk (1/4 cup);  cocoa (1 tbs); instant coffee (1 tbs); salt (1 tsp); egg (1 large); flax oil (2 tbs); water (1 1/4 cup); Spruce Tip syrup (1/3 cup). Above ingredients added to Panasonic Bread Bakery. Yeast (2 tsp) added to yeast hopper and the unit set for Whole Wheat Bread (Rapid) and started. Three hours later, the loaf of bread was removed and allowed to cool.

Hearty Rye & Whole Wheat Bread. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 18 mm, f/2.8, 1/10 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Hearty Rye & Whole Wheat Bread. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 18 mm, f/2.8, 1/10 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)