Four-Years Ago (07-October-2013) — Arizona

Sunset Panorama over from Yavapai Point near Sedona, Arizona.

The sunset panorama was created as a composite of 11 images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec).  The raw images were processed with Capture One Pro and the panorama generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The individual images can be viewed in the following slide show.

Sunset Panorama Sedona, Arizona. Composite of 11 images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. Panorama generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sunset Panorama Sedona, Arizona. Composite of 11 images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro. Panorama generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Gone to See America 2013 Road Trip – Day 17.
Nikonians ANPAT 13 – Day 2.

 

 

Nine-Years Ago (09-March-2008) — Colorado

One of the things that I loved when working part time in Boulder was the chance to go to Rocky Mountain National park nearly every weekend. Several of the roads on the east side of the park are kept open year round. The following are some images I took of the landscape and the animals in the park.

Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (11-February-2013) — Norway

Wintertime walkabout in Tromsø, Norway. Part 3: A wide Panorama, the Tromsø bridge, “Life is Beautiful”, and the winter sun close to the horizon at 1:20 PM (13:20). We were looking forward to it getting dark so we could go out to see if the the Northern Lights would show up again.

Winter Panorama of Tromsø. Composite of thirteen images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite panorama generated using Auto Pano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Winter Panorama of Tromsø. Composite of thirteen images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite panorama generated using Auto Pano Giga Pro. I have printed this as a 65″ wide x 10″ high panorama. (David J Mathre)
"Life is Beautiful" painted in pink on a wall in Tromsø, Norway. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/50 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (David J Mathre)
"Life is Beautiful" painted in pink on a wall in Tromsø, Norway. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/50 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (David J Mathre)
Tromsø, Norway bridge and reflection. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Tromsø, Norway bridge and reflection. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
The sun doesn't rise very high above the horizon in Tromsø, Norway during the winter. This picture was taken at 1:20 PM (13:20). Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and Google/NIK Colorefex Pro. (David J Mathre)
The sun doesn't rise very high above the horizon in Tromsø, Norway during the winter. This picture was taken at 1:20 PM (13:20). Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, and Google/NIK Colorefex Pro. (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)

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

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Panorama taken from the Visitor Center. It is composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and the composite panorama generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The full panorama is 2554 x 16795 pixels (available as a 15″ x 112″ print). The individual images are shown as a slide show.

Great Sand Dunes National Park Panorama. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Great Sand Dunes National Park Panorama. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 zoom lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)


27-December-2012

Stonehenge

While traveling, I have been testing different camera gear. In part to see if I can get high quality images with new lighter weight travel kits. The Nikon 1 V1 camera with the 30-110 mm VR lens (10 MP) is much lighter than the Nikon D800 and 50 mm f/1.4G lens. I took ten vertical images of Stonehenge with the N1V1 at 110 mm and combined them using the Photoshop CS6 panorama feature. The ultimate image ended up being 16850 x 5400 pixels. I spent some time using “content aware” to remove the people in the image. The other image is cropped from a single image taken with the D800 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens. In this case, I didn’t take the time to remove the tourists from image. Let me know which you think is best, but I am afraid that I will continue to carry a heavier kit.

Summer Morning at Stoneheng. Composite Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). Composite of 10 vertical images processed using Photoshop CS6 (David J. Mathre)
Summer Morning at Stoneheng. Composite Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). Composite of 10 vertical images processed using Photoshop CS6 (David J. Mathre)
Summer Morning at Stoneheng. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Summer Morning at Stoneheng. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J. Mathre)

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

Autumn Road Trip in Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park

  1. Panorama at Storm Pass Trail head in Rocky Mountain National Park (along the road to Bear Lake). Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D2xs and  28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 45 mm, f/11, 1/20 sec). Image processed using DxO, AutoPano Giga, and Photoshop CS5.
  2. Steller’s Jay in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec). Hand held, VR works! This was a new type of blue jay for me.
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)

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

Autumn Road Trip in Colorado: Great Sand Dune National Park

I drove from Boulder to southwestern Colorado to visit Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge. It was late in the season and very dry, so not many birds remained. I then traveled to Great Sand Dunes National Park. The sky was clear and blue. I took some panorama images of the sand dunes and the dry Medano creek bed. Most of the other folks visiting the the park that day were there to climb and slide down the large sand dunes. I need to revisit both locations in the spring to see the migrating birds at the wildlife refuge, and  to see Medano creek with water flowing.

  1. 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. 2.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
Colorado Fall Nature; Grand Sand Dunes NP; Alamosa NWP (David J Mathre)
Colorado Fall Nature; Grand Sand Dunes NP; Alamosa NWP (David J Mathre)
Colorado Fall Nature; Grand Sand Dunes NP; Alamosa NWP (David J Mathre)
Colorado Fall Nature; Grand Sand Dunes NP; Alamosa NWP (David J Mathre)
Colorado Fall Nature; Grand Sand Dunes NP; Alamosa NWP (David J Mathre)
Colorado Fall Nature; Grand Sand Dunes NP; Alamosa NWP (David J Mathre)
Medano Creek Panorama, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado. (David J Mathre)
Medano Creek Panorama, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado. (David J Mathre)

Today (26-November-2011) — Pennsylvania

Delaware River at Dawn.

After being up all night for some night sky images, it looked like there could be some color at dawn. I took the chance and drove to the bridge over the Delaware river between Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA. The first image is a Pano of 5 images taken with the Nikon 1 V1 and 10 mm f/2.8 lens using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. The next two images are HDR composites using Nik HDR Efex Pro from images taken with a Nikon D3x and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. Bottom line, the Nikon 1 V1 may be good, but I am not giving up my Nikon D3x anytime soon.

Pano of the Delaware River from the Lambertville - New Hope Bridge at Dawn. Composite of 5 images taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J. Mathre)
Pano of the Delaware River from the Lambertville – New Hope Bridge at Dawn. Composite of 5 images taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J. Mathre)
Dawn from the Lambertville - New Hope Bridge over the Delaware River. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/16). HDR composite from 5 images using Nik HDR Efex Pro. (David J. Mathre)
Dawn from the Lambertville – New Hope Bridge over the Delaware River. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/16). HDR composite from 5 images using Nik HDR Efex Pro. (David J. Mathre)
Dawn from the Lambertville - New Hope Bridge over the Delaware River. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16). HDR composite from 5 images using Nik HDR Efex Pro. (David J. Mathre)
Dawn from the Lambertville – New Hope Bridge over the Delaware River. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16). HDR composite from 5 images using Nik HDR Efex Pro. (David J. Mathre)

23-October-2011

Day 6 and Counting

My Drobo disk-array is rebuilding after adding a new drive. Don’t know how long it will take. New images to follow. The down side to large storage solutions such as Drobo is the time required for backup and restore. Not sure how many days this will take!!!!

You can also check out a Panorama image of  the Moon over San Francisco and Oakland at Sunset from a Berkeley Hills Overlook taken 2 years ago today: 23-October-2009