Seven-Years Ago (14-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 22: Field Trip to Brugge, Belgium.

Street Photograph of Bicycles in Motion in Bruges. There are lots of bicycle riders in Belgium. My goal was to photograph them with the bicycle and rider in focus with the background in motion to give the viewer the impression that the bicycle was moving. You need to focus on the rider and keep moving the camera to keep the subject centered for a long exposure (~ 1/15 sec). In normal daylight even at f/16 the image is overexposed. You can use a filter. On this day the sky was cloudy, and I could just get away with a 1/15 second exposure. I think I had a 1 in 10 success rate for the day to get these 5 images.


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Eleven-Years Ago (14-September-2008) — Utah

Gone to See America 2008. Moab Utah Photography Workshop with Winston Hall. Day 0: Classic Cars in Moab.

I arrived in Moab  a day early for a Photo Safari with Winston Hall. The parking lot at the motel where I was staying was filled with Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Classic Cars on tour across Utah and Arizona.


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(note – the last image in the slideshow has Silver Rhino II hiding in the background)

Ten-Years Ago (13-September-2009) — Canada

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 23: Alaska-Canada Highway, Canada.

This was getting near the end of the season for road construction and repair. Waiting for the signal to proceed. I apologize I also take blurry pictures. Are relatively long exposures. I still can’t figure out where her arm is in the last image. Taken from the RV with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens, somewhere along the Alaska Canada Highway. The images are the same as in a previous post in 2015, but reprocessed with Topaz Focus AI (stabilize) to correct for motion blur.


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Thursday (12-September-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

The air-dancer kept the deer out of my kitchen garden wildflower meadow. I did however have an opossum visit my patio and Garden Towers. Unlike the raccoons, I  am a little more tolerant of the opossums because they supposedly eat any ticks that attach themselves to the opossum. It has been eating leaves off my hot pepper plants (leaving the peppers).  It has been a couple of weeks since I last mowed the lawn. Time-lapse video using a Garmin VIRB-360 camera. Video created using Photoshop CC (including the Little Planet view).

Daily Electric Energy Used (51.9 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.6 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Clouds most of the day. Ran a batch of laundry (3.9 kWh) and had to run the Geothermal HVAC system on to cool the house (11.7 kWh). Overall a net deficit of 23.3 kWh.

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Seven-Years Ago (12-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 20: Fort Breendonk Memorial in Antwerp, Belgium.

Field trip to Fort Breendonk. A concentration camp during WWII. Some of the images may be disturbing. “If you don’t remember the past you are doomed to repeat it” And it seems like some in the US (and around the world) have forgotten. How many camps are there where people are being held against their will for reasons of race, religion, political belief, and poverty.

Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)


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Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.


Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)