Nine-Years Ago (24-February-2008) — Colorado

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

I wasn’t sure that I would be able to make the trip from Boulder to southwestern Colorado because of a winter storm that passed through during the previous days. The roads were clear, and there were not many vehicles on the road. I made it to Mesa Verde National Park in time to meet my father and brother before attending an Elderhostel/Road Scholar photography workshop. It was still snowing when I arrived at the National Park.

Winter panorama in Colorado from Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/11, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Winter panorama in Colorado from Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/11, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling in the winter. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-300 mm VR lens (ISO 360, 50 mm, f/8. 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling in the winter. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-300 mm VR lens (ISO 360, 50 mm, f/8. 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mesa Verde National Park winter panorama. Composite of 10 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Mesa Verde National Park winter panorama. Composite of 10 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Square Tower House cliff dwelling. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/4.5. 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Square Tower House cliff dwelling. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/4.5. 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Cliff Palace in the winter. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 270 mm, f/5.3, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Cliff Palace in the winter. Mesa Verde National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 270 mm, f/5.3, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Nine-Years Ago (06-January-2008) — Colorado

Winter Nature in Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park.

Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was only an hour drive from Boulder and I would visit whenever I could. The Park Service kept most of the lower roads open throughout the winter.

Winter in Rocky Mountain NP. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Winter in Rocky Mountain NP. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Winter in Rocky Mountain NP. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Winter in Rocky Mountain NP. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Winter in Rocky Mountain NP. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 25 mm, f/9, 1/125 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Winter in Rocky Mountain NP. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 25 mm, f/9, 1/125 sec) (David J. Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (04-November-2007) — Colorado

Mary’s Lake. Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park. Exit to the Alva B. Adams tunnel (or how Colorado river water makes it east of the continental divide). Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec).

Alva B. Adams tunnel draining into Mary's Lake. Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alva B. Adams tunnel draining into Mary’s Lake. Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (03-November-2007) — Colorado

Panorama of a dry Mendano creek in Great Sand Dunes National Park in the late autumn. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic and Photoshop CC. The B&W conversion was done in Capture One Pro.

Panorama of a dry Mendano creek in Great Sand Dunes National Park in the late autumn. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Panorama of a dry Mendano creek in Great Sand Dunes National Park in the late autumn. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)