One-Year Ago (14-October-2018) — Portugal

Gone to See Portugal. Street Photography Workshop with Steve Simon. Day 0: Lisbon, Portugal.

I arrived in Lisbon a day before the workshop. I walked around most of the day. Lots of tourists in town to watch the running of the marathon. Later in the evening I had dinner with Steve Simon.






Individual Images from the slideshows can be viewed here.

Afternoon Walkabout in Lisbon during the Marathon. Little-planet time-lapse video (Garmin VIRB-360).

Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Little planet and Tunnel View time-lapse video (Garmin VIRB-360)

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)

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

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

Voetgangerstunnel is a pedestrian (and bicycle) tunnel  under the Scheldt River.  I made a time-lapse video going through the tunnel where I carried a Nikon 1V1 camera with a 10 mm f/2.8 lens on a monopod. The camera was set to automatically take an image every 5 seconds. Light levels were low, and I had to hope each image would be in focus. Once I was on the other side of the river I got an image of the MV Explorer with the Antwerp Cathedral in the background.

Escalator at the Voetgangerstunnel Under the Schelde River in Antwerp, Belgium. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Escalator at the Voetgangerstunnel Under the Scheldt River in Antwerp, Belgium. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec) (David J. Mathre)
M/V Explorer Docked in Antwerp, Belgium. From Across the Schelde River. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
M/V Explorer Docked in Antwerp, Belgium. From Across the Scheldt River. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)