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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Eight-Years Ago Today — California

US Geological Survey Bench Mark at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. It gives the elevation as 7503 feet and was placed there on 10-1-1906. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 400, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec).

There is a story "Yosemite Trails" written in 1911 by J. Smeaton Chase that references this bench mark. http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_trails/fort_monroe_to_little_yosemite.html

#nationalparks #yosemite 

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