Nine-Years Ago (01-September-2009) — Alaska

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 11: Haines, Alaska.

I completed the ferry voyage to Alaska aboard the Alaska Marine Highway ferry MV Columbia the previous afternoon. Rather than starting the drive to Anchorage right away, I checked into a local B&B and spent the night in Haines. My room on the 2nd floor looked over the harbor across to the mountains. I set up a camera to record the night sky (Nikon D3x camera and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens). When reviewing the images in the morning, found that during the night there was a display of northern lights which I had not been expecting. With faster computers and new software, I have been able to re-process the night sky star trails with the full high-resolution raw images, and create a time-lapse video. In the past I could only process the lower resolution jpg images.


Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

Five-Years Ago (30-August-2009) — At Sea

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 09: Alaska Marine Highway on the MV Columbia.

Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec).

Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (08-September-2009) — Alaska

Gone to See North America Road Trip – Nikonians ANPAT 9. Day 18: Denali National Park, Alaska.

Stony Hill Scenic Overlook. Autumn Panorama of the Highway to Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 TC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec).

Stony Hill Scenic Overlook. Autumn Panorama of the Highway to Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with a Nikon D3x and 85 mm f/2.8 TC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Stony Hill Scenic Overlook. Autumn Panorama of the Highway to Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 TC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (04-September-2009) — Alaska

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 14: Anchorage, Alaska.

Silhouette of a Tug and Ship at dusk in the Anchorage Harbor. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec).

Silhouette of a Tug and Ship at Dusk in the Anchorage Harbor. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec). Nikonians ANPAT-9 (David J. Mathre)
Silhouette of a Tug and Ship at Dusk in the Anchorage Harbor. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec). Nikonians ANPAT-9 (David J. Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (22-August-2009) — New Jersey

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 01: New Jersey.

White Ram – My New Home. Three interior images of the “White Ram” My new Roadtrek RS Adventurous RV as I prepare to drive to Anchorage, Alaska to attend ANPAT 9 with my fellow Nikonians. All images taken with a fish-eye lens and thus the spaces look bigger than they really are! For the exterior view when I took delivery check out 15-August-2009.

Fish-eye View from the Rear of the White RAM. Road Trek RS Adventurous RV. Image from the rear, taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm fish-eye lens (ISO 200, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fish-eye View from the Rear of the White RAM. Road Trek RS Adventurous RV. Image from the rear, taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm fish-eye lens (ISO 200, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fish-eye View from the Rear of the White RAM. Road Trek RS Adventurous RV. Image from the front, taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm fish-eye lens (ISO 200, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fish-eye View from the Rear of the White RAM. Road Trek RS Adventurous RV. Image from the front, taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm fish-eye lens (ISO 200, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fish-eye View from the Rear of the White RAM. Road Trek RS Adventurous RV. Image of the cockpit, taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm fish-eye lens (ISO 200, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fish-eye View from the Rear of the White RAM. Road Trek RS Adventurous RV. Image of the cockpit, taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm fish-eye lens (ISO 200, 10.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec). (David J Mathre)