26-February-2008

Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 2.

The Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” workshop was based at Kelly Place B&B  just outside of Cortez Colorado. This is a great location in McElmo Canyon, quiet and remote. It borders Canyon of the Acients National Monument. The following images were taken in and around Kelly Place.

Sunbeam in Kivat. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm,  f/2.8, 1/20 sec) (David J Mathre) 

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Photographer checking his filter for dust. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/750 sec) (David J Mathre) 

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Yellow Glass and Sleeping Utet. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200,70 mm,  f/22, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre) 

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Cat Jumping off Roof for Breakfast. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 85 mm f/1.4D lens (ISO 200,  f/8, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)

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Window to Sleeping Ute. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm,  f/22, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre) 

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Green Glass. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm,  f/22, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre) 

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Blue Glass. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm,  f/22, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre) 

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Red Glass. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm,  f/22, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre) 

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24-February-2008

Mesa Verde National Park. Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” Day 0.

While traveling from Boulder Colorado to Kelly Place just outside of Cortez Colorado to meet up with my father (Loren) and brother (Erik) to attend the Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” workshop, I stopped at Mesa Verde National Park. I knew that we would be back here during the workshop. The following four images were taken during an afternoon visit.

Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 320, 44 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 320, 44 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec)
Winter Panorama while driving in Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 22 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Panorama while driving in Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 22 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec) Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 320, 44 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 320, 44 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 320, 44 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec)
Stone Grain Grinding Tool. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Stone Grain Grinding Tool. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec)
Icicles. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/5, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Icicles. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/5, 1/160 sec)

02-February-2008

Lilly Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park.

During a winter visit to Lilly Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, I observed these two folks out in the middle of the frozen lake. What do you think that they are doing? To give you a hint, they are not ice fishing, but it does have to do with fish under a frozen lake. Please reply if you think you know what they were doing.

Winter Under Ice Dissolved Oxygen Level Measurement at Lilly Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)

Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec).

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Winter Under Ice Dissolved Oxygen Level Measurement at Lilly Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)

Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/500 sec).