Six-Years Ago (28-November-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida Fall 2014 Road Trip. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Turkey Vulture Eating What Appears to be a Heron chick on Biolab Road at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (41.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (21.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 19.7 kWh.

Eleven-Years Ago (23-October-2009) — California

Autumn in California.

Sunset view of San Francisco and Oakland from the Berkeley Hills.

Sunset Panorama of San Francisco Bay. (David J Mathre)
Sunset view of San Francisco and Oakland from the Berkeley Hills. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/5, 0.5 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (43.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (18.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system turned on to heat the house. Forced air dehydrator on to dry end of season hot peppers. A deficit of 25.1 kWh.

Two-Years Ago (22-October-2020) — Over the Atlantic Ocean

Gone to See Portugal. TAP Air Portugal Return Flight from Lisbon, Portugal.

Remembering pre-pandemic airline food.


TAP Air Portugal. Airline meal on the return flight from Lisbon, Portugal. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (13.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system turned on to heat the house. Forced air dehydrator on to dry end of season hot peppers. A deficit of 28.3 kWh.

Two-Years Ago (21-October-2020) — Portugal

Gone to See Portugal. Street Photography Workshop with Steve Simon. Day 7: Lisbon, Portugal.

I did not pose this shot. You get to imagine what they were shooting.

Street Photographers. (David J Mathre)
Street Photographer’s or Paparazzi’s. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/3.5, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (42.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. Geothermal HVAC system turned on to heat the house. Forced air dehydrator on to dry end of season hot peppers. A deficit of 28.3 kWh.

Two-Years Ago (19-October-2018) — Portugal

Gone to See Portugal. Street Photography Workshop with Steve Simon. Day 5: Lisbon, Portugal.

While walking around the LX Factory (a former fabric company transformed into a hipster hangout with graffiti, cafes and boutique shops) we came upon a commercial photographer shooting a model. As soon as he saw us with cameras we were chased away. A bit later I happened to catch the model talking on her cell phone.

LZ Factory. (David J Mathre)
LZ Factory Back Street – Little Planet View. Composite of 25 images taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens (ISO 110, 15 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and stitched together with AutoPano Giga. (David J Mathre)
Photographer. (David J Mathre)
Commercial Photographer. Afternoon Street Photography in the LX Factory. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens. (David J Mathre)
Model. (David J Mathre)
Model. Afternoon Street Photography in the LX Factory. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 8-15 mm fisheye lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (41.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun in the morning, some clouds in the afternoon. Geothermal HVAC system turned on to heat the house. A deficit of 18.9 kWh.