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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03-November-2007

Great Sand Dune National Park

I drove from Boulder to Alamosa Colorado to visit the Alamosa National Wildlife Reserve. Unfortunately, because it was so late in the season and very dry not many birds remained. I then stopped by Great Sand Dunes National Park. I was able to get some panorama images of the sand dunes and the dry Medano creek bed. Also got some images of folks bringing sleds up the dunes. Need to come back in the spring both for Alamosa National Wildlife Reserve with migrating birds, and to see Medano creek with water flowing.

Great Sand Dunes Panorama taken from the Visitor Center. Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). Processed using DxO, AutoPano Giga, Photoshop CS5.

Walking to the dunes with sleds. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200-400 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec).

Walking to the dunes with sleds. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200-400 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec).

Panorama of the dry Medano creek bed, sand dunes, and Crestone peaks. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/40 sec). Processed using DxO, AutoPano Giga, Photoshop CS5.

2 Responses to “03-November-2007”

  1. […] Four years ago today I visited Great Sand Dunes National Park in south west Colorado. For images from that visit, check out 03-November-2007. […]

  2. […] Four years ago today I visited Great Sand Dunes National Park in south west Colorado. For images from that visit, check out 03-November-2007. […]

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