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. My photographic interest include Travel, the Natural World, Landscapes, and Photographic Techniques. I try to include information for each image as to where, when, why and how the image was processed. Most of the images are available for purchase -- either as prints or rights managed (Clicking on an image brings you to the ShepArt Studio Team Site). Comments about the images or this site are always welcome. DJM

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10-October-2011

Early Morning Colors. Autumn in New Jersey.

Mistakes in Photography. This is what happens when you don’t reset a cameras settings when done. For the camera that I keep in my car I try to have it set so I can take a quick grab image and not have to think about settings. It is set to program mode, auto ISO, auto WB. Once I get an image I can go back and fine tune the settings for a better image based on conditions. I forgot to reset the camera to the default settings when I took this image. Oh well — lesson learned AGAIN! The camera was set for a 30 second exposure from some night sky images the night before. When I took the image, I couldn’t understand why the shutter didn’t close. Then remembered that the camera was probably still set up mirror-up/shutter delay mode.  There was a car coming up behind me, so I set the camera down — and then the shutter closed. What you see is what should have been an interesting pre-dawn sky + all of the internal car instrument lights and center console GPS.

New Jersey Sunrise. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 28 mm, f/22, 30 sec) (David J Mathre)

New Jersey Sunrise. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 28 mm, f/22, 30 sec) (David J Mathre)

 

 

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