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)

One-Year Ago (13-October-2018) — Atlantic Ocean

Gone to See Portugal. Street Photography Workshop with Steve Simon. Day -1: Travel to Portugal.

Dinner on the overnight TAP flight from Newark to Lisbon, Portugal. Later in the flight, I looked out the window and saw the Big Dipper. Not the sharpest night sky image I’ve ever taken, but I was really surprised it worked.

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Big Dipper from a commercial airline jet while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 3200, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Big Dipper from a commercial airline jet while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 3200, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Seven-Years Ago (13-October-2012) — New Mexico

Gone to See America 2012 Road Trip. Day 7: Santa Fe, New Mexico.

While doing a walkabout in an art district of Santa Fe, I came across Rocinante — Don Quixote’s horse.

Metallic Horse Sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 30 mm, f/3.8, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Metallic Horse Sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 30 mm, f/3.8, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (07-October-2008) — California

Gone to See America October 2008 Road Trip. Eighth Annual Nikonian Photography Adventure Trip. Day 3: Yosemite National Park.

Rock Slide at Curry Village.  Hard to believe it has been ten years since I experienced a rock slide at Curry Village. Since then, many of the cabins and cabin tents in Curry Village were relocated further away from the valley walls. This year Curry Village got its name back after a trademark dispute between the National Park Service and the previous concessions service company. All of the hotels, lodges, campsites, and restaurants within Yosemite National Park had to change their names for a couple of years. Since the rock slide, I stayed in Curry Village two more times.

After our morning session, we ate lunch at Curry Village. Michael Mariant was going to do an IR photography workshop in the afternoon. On the way to the workshop, we stopped by our cabins. As we were leaving the cabins there was this loud noise. At first it sounded like thunder — but the sky was blue with no clouds. The noise got louder, and Michael yelled “run for your lives — rock slide” We all ran from our cabins to the parking lot. Since I drove, I was one of the few  that had cameras and lenses available. Most of the folks left their gear in the cabin for the IR workshop. I took the  following images  during and just after the rock slide. Luckily, there were no injuries since most everyone was out of Curry Village visiting other parts of Yosemite  when the rock slide occurred. Later in the afternoon, a Park Service helicopter with a USGS geologist surveyed the rock slide site and declared things safe. Only then were we permitted to return to our cabins. A school group was also staying at Curry village. That evening the Elementary school age children moved to a different campsite. The Middle and High school students remained at Curry Village. The crisis counselors told the students that a large rock falls in Yosemite Valley on average every 9-10 days, so they would be safe for the rest of the trip. Little did they know that Murphy was listening!!!!