Six-Years Ago (08-January-2011) — Chile

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 13: Estancia Lazo, Chile.

The hound guarding Mirador del Payne Hosteria at dawn. Overlooking Lago Verde and Torres del Paine National Park at Estancia Lazo in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24-120 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 40 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec).

One issue with using a DSLR to take images in Patagonia is the wind, and the potential for dust to land on the camera sensor when changing lenses. I had to spend a lot of time removing the dust spots from this image.

Hound At Dawn in Patagonia. Estancia Lazo on the shore of Lago Verde. Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 48 mm, f/16, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Hound At Dawn in Patagonia. Estancia Lazo on the shore of Lago Verde. Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 48 mm, f/16, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Red Hot Poker Flower (Kniphofia uvaria), Mirador del Payne Hosteria in Chile. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 cameara (ISO 125, 5.1 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Hot Poker Flower (Kniphofia uvaria), Mirador del Payne Hosteria in Chile. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 cameara (ISO 125, 5.1 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

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.

Thursday (05-January-2017) — New Jersey

Home Renovation Project. Kitchen Before Pictures.

The Kitchen Before Renovation. Little Planet View (from above) of the Kitchen. Composite of 25 images taken every 15 degrees with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec), popup flash. Image processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (David J Mathre)
The Kitchen Before Renovation. Little Planet View (from above) of the Kitchen. Composite of 25 images taken every 15 degrees with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec), popup flash. Image processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (David J Mathre)
The Kitchen Before Renovation. Panorama View of the Kitchen. Composite of 25 images taken every 15 degrees with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec), popup flash. Image processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (David J Mathre)
The Kitchen Before Renovation. Panorama View of the Kitchen. Composite of 25 images taken every 15 degrees with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec), popup flash. Image processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (David J Mathre)
The Kitchen Before Renovation. Little Planet View (from below) of the Kitchen. Composite of 25 images taken every 15 degrees with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec), popup flash. Image processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (David J Mathre)
The Kitchen Before Renovation. Little Planet View (from below) of the Kitchen. Composite of 25 images taken every 15 degrees with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec), popup flash. Image processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (David J Mathre)