Five-Years Ago (07-October-2013) — Arizona

Gone to See America 2013. Nikonian Annual Photography Adventure Trip. Day 2: Gold King Mine and Ghost Town.

After Jerome, we visited the “tourist attraction” of Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. Or how to make money off a dump. Lots of derelict old cars and mining equipment, along with displays for paying tourists visiting a ghost town. It even boasts an old-time desert rat riding a Harley Davidson (for a fee).

Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. Junk Yard and Tourist Trap. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens. (David J Mathre)
Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. Junk Yard and Tourist Trap. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens. (David J Mathre)
No Peein" Sign and Water Bottles at Gold King Mine and Ghost Town near Jerome, Arizona. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 160, 32 mm, f/2.2, 1/320 sec). Nikonians ANPAT 13. (David J Mathre)
No Peein” Sign and Water Bottles at Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 160, 32 mm, f/2.2, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)


Political Message at Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. Junk Yard and Tourist Trap. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens. (David J Mathre)
Political Message at Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. Junk Yard and Tourist Trap. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens. (David J Mathre)


Kavanaugh Supporter Having a Beer. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 18.5 mm f/2 lens (David J Mathre)
Nikonian Kavanaugh Supporter Having a Beer. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 18.5 mm f/2 lens (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (05-October-2013) — Utah & Arizona

Gone to See America 2013. On the Road: Green River to Sedona.

Early DIY Car Cam time-lapse video. Driving from Green River to Sedona. Eight hours travel time compressed to two minutes 44 seconds. Images captured with a Nikon One V2 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens mounted on a tripod sitting in my passenger seat. The 3934 images were processed with Photoshop CC  and exported  into a 720p 24p time-lapse video. Fast-forward to today, and I am about to mount a Garmin VIRB camera on my dashboard so I can do 360 degree time-lapse videos on future road trips.

Thursday (04-October-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Yard Work in New Jersey.

There is a lot of yard work that needs to be completed before winter. I set up the Garmin VIRB-360 camera to record the day on the front of my Lawn Tractor.  I’ve ordered a powered mounting bracket to mount the camera in my car. A lot easier than when I mounted a camera on a tripod sitting in the passenger seat for recording time-lapse videos of cross country road trips.

Six-Years Ago (01-October-2012) — In the Air

Returning Home. Semester at Sea, Fall Semester Voyage. Day 39: Flights from Casablanca to Frankfurt and then Frankfurt to Newark.

A very long day of waiting and flying and waiting and flying. Extra questions by US security folks in Frankfurt asking why I only spent a night in Casablanca, Morocco. They wanted to see all the pictures I took on the Semester at Sea, Fall Semester Voyage. I had ~40K images on several USB drives. Finally, they got bored and let me catch the flight back to the US.

Early Morning (4 AM) View of Madrid from 30,000 ft. Lufthansa flight from Casablanca to Frankfurt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 6400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Morning (4 AM) View of Madrid from 30,000 ft. Lufthansa flight from Casablanca to Frankfurt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 6400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (29-August-2009) — At Sea

Gone to See North America 2009 Road Trip. Day 08: Alaska Marine Highway on the MV Columbia.

Somewhere in British Columbia, Canada traveling from Bellingham, Washington to Haines, Alaska. The day started out foggy. During the night there was a bit of rain and wind. I felt sorry for the folks living rough on deck, but they seemed to be warm and cheerful once they moved under the covered Solarium. We saw a few Orcas during the day. Later in the afternoon, the sun came out and folks living rough moved their chairs back out on the open deck.

Lone Deck Chair on Misty Morning. Solarium Deck on the MV Columbia Alaska Marine Highway Between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 50mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lone Deck Chair on Misty Morning. Solarium Deck on the MV Columbia Alaska Marine Highway Between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 50mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Seagull Fishing with an Orca. Viewed from the MV Columbia Alaska Marine Highway between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 720, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Seagull Fishing with an Orca. Viewed from the MV Columbia Alaska Marine Highway between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 720, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Jonathan and Christine Sleeping in the Afternoon Sun. Solarium Deck on the M/V Columbia Alaska Marine Highway Between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 50mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Jonathan and Christine Sleeping in the Afternoon Sun. Solarium Deck on the MV Columbia Alaska Marine Highway Between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 50mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Christine Chimping on the Alaska Marine Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 195 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Christine Chimping on the Alaska Marine Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 195 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Silhouette, Shadow, and Sunburst on the MV Columbia Alaska Marine Highway Between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska -- Queen Charlotte Sound, British Columbia - Canada. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette, Shadow, and Sunburst on the MV Columbia Alaska Marine Highway Between Bellingham, Washington and Haines, Alaska — Queen Charlotte Sound, British Columbia – Canada. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)