Three-Years Ago (07-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon walkabout on a snowy day. Images taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens.


Landscape images in B&W. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Portrait images in B&W. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Thirteen-Years Ago (30-August-2006) — Wyoming

Gone to See America 2006 Driving Tour. Day 5: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming.

This was my first visit to Devils Tower. Coincidently, the movie”Close Encounters” was on cable at the hotel where I was staying the night before.  The images were all taken with a Nikon D200 camera and either a 18-70 mm kit lens or a 80-400 mm VR telephoto lens. Unfortunately, I only had the camera save jpg images during the trip. These images have been reprocessed using Topaz JPG to RAW and Capture One Pro (including the conversion to monochrome). Two of the images are black & white with one color. I do want to go back and do some night sky & star trails with the tower as the background.


Five-Years Ago (27-July-2014) — Russia

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 57: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Lauren and Julie behind a glass of Vodka – Pop Up Dinner at “Taste and Eat” in St Petersburg, Russia.  Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC.

Pop-up Dinner in Saint Petersburg. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)
Pop-up Dinner in Saint Petersburg. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)

Seven-Years Ago (27-December-2011) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2011 Florida Road Trip. Day 8: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Wood Stork Wading Along Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Wood Stork along Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Wood Stork along Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (21-November-2015) — Cuba

Gone to See Cuba 2011 People to People Cultural Exchange. Day 3 of a Street Photography Workshop led by Steve Simon.

One of our photography stops was at Rafael Tejo Boxing Gym (Gimnasio de Boxeo Rafael Tejo). I’m really not into boxing. We were supposed to see a boxing match, but the boxing official or medical officer didn’t show up. So we ended up shooting the young kids practicing. After getting back to the US and did some internet searches, I saw that several photography tours stop at this boxing gym as part of the People to People cultural exchange. While there three kids, that were not practicing came up to me and asked for dollars. I gave them Kennedy half-dollar coins instead.






Individual images in the slideshows can be viewed here.