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.


Ten-Years Ago Today — Wyoming

Jenny Lake Grand Teton National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 100, 18 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec).

For that trip I was a real newby with a DLSR and didn't know I should have been saving the RAW images. Reprocessed years later and using Capture One Pro (styles, white balance, gradient filter), Focus Magic (sharpening), ACR (Dehaze), NIK Denoise, and Photoshop CC (conversion to web version). After all that a much more impressive image.

The funny thing years later I saw a picture in a newspaper article about Grand Teton National Park. They used a picture from about the same location, but the negative had been reversed. I knew it was wrong, but no one else noticed.

#roadtrip #nationalparks #grandteton #jennylake

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