Wednesday (12-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 12: Big Cypress National Preserve.

Silhouette of a Kingfisher  Making a Call at Dusk. Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens. Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7.

Silhouette of a Kingfisher with its Beak Open Making a Call at Dusk. Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)
Silhouette of a Kingfisher with its Beak Open Making a Call at Dusk. Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)

Monday (07-October-2013) — Arizona

Gone to See America 2013. Nikonian Annual Photography Adventure Trip. Day 2: Sedona.

Getting ready for Halloween. Creepy tree at Dusk. It looks like it belongs in a horror movie.

Creepy Tree at Dusk in Sedona, Arizona. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/1.2, 1/100 sec). Nikonians ANPAT-13 Day 2. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Tree at Dusk in Sedona, Arizona. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/1.2, 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)

Sunday (09-June-2013) — Baltic Sea

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 44: At Sea.

Silhouette of a sailboat passing in front of the sun at sunset from the deck of the MV Explorer. Crossing the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Copenhagen.

Silhouette of a Sailboat Passing in Front of the Sun at Sunset from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Crossing the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Copenhagen. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Silhouette of a Sailboat Passing in Front of the Sun at Sunset from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Crossing the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Copenhagen. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (18-November-2007) — Hawaii

Hawaii Photograph Workshop with Thom Hogan: Day 1

It was just four years ago that I arrived in Hawaii to attend a photography workshop with Thom Hogan. The day before I was in Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge in northern Colorado. I had only been shooting with Nikon DSLR cameras for a year at that time.  Soon after getting the first DSLR camera — a Nikon D200, I found Thom’s web site which became a very helpful resource. There was much I needed to learn about using a DSLR camera. I purchased Thom’s guides for the D200 (and subsequently the guides for the D2xs, D300, D700, D3, D3x, D3s). These guides are by far the best resource for understanding the capabilities of the Nikon digital cameras. Then one day in October 2007, I saw a note on Thom’s web site that there was a late opening for his Hawaii workshop over Thanksgiving week. I signed up right away since I knew that there was a lot more that I needed to learn to become a better photographer. I was working in Boulder Colorado at that time (which was closer than New Jersey) and a great way to use some of my vacation time.

Sunset and Sailboat off Kona Beach, Big Island Hawaii. Day 1 of Thom Hogan's 2007 Hawaii Photography Workshop. Image taken with Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunset and Sailboat off Kona Beach, Big Island Hawaii. Day 1 of Thom Hogan’s 2007 Hawaii Photography Workshop. Image taken with Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)