24-March-2011

Nikonians Academy Death Valley 2011 Workshop: Day 1.

Before the workshop started, Michael reconnoitered and GPS tagged a path to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. We would be going out to the sand dunes Thursday morning and Sunday morning well before sunrise in the dark. The following four images are of Michael going out to the sand dunes taken with a Leica X1 camera. The temperatures were cool by Death Valley standards, notice Michael is wearing a green vest.

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Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5.

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Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5.

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Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5.

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Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Michael Mariant Marking a GPS Trail to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg for web with Photoshop CS5.

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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