David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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16-August-2011

After the Storm. Backyard Summer Landscape in New Jersey.

It has been raining a lot since Saturday Night. The storm system is finally leaving. I hoped to get a rainbow, but had to settle for a landscape view from my backyard. But then again, it is not often I can take a landscape image with weather/clouds from my backyard. The image was taken with a Leica X1. The first version of the image is the “out of the camera” JPG. The next two were the Leica X1 version of RAW (Adobe DNG) that were processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. The main difference between these two images was the white balance). The final image was converted to B&W using Nik Silver Efex Pro.

Let me know which you like best.

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Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Out of the camera JPG. (David J. Mathre)

Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Out of the camera JPG.

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Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. Converted to BW with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J. Mathre)

Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. Converted to BW with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. Converted to BW with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J. Mathre)

Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. Converted to BW with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. Converted to BW with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J. Mathre)

Storm Departing -- Backyard Summer Landscape. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6. 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. Converted to BW with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

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