Five-Years Ago (23-November-2007) — Hawaii

Hawaii Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan: Day 6

Five years ago I completed a photography workshop on the Big Island of Hawaii with Thom Hogan.  While on the way to the airport to catch our return flights, we stopped at Lighthaus Camera. Coincidentally, it was “Black Friday” and everything was on sale. We noticed that the store just received their initial shipment of the newly released Nikon D300 camera.  Three or four of the workshop participants purchased the cameras on the spot. I have to admit that mine was an impulse purchase. Over the next four years, I took nearly 55K images with the camera (2007: 3164 images; 2008: 20371 images; 2009: 29355 images; 2010: 919 images; 2011: 628 images). This was my last Nikon DX sensor camera. Since then all of my Nikon DSLR cameras had full frame FX sensors.

The last shooting location for the workshop on that day was at Hawaii Tropical Gardens. I reprocessed an image Onomea Water Falls using Nik Silver Efex Pro.

Onomea Water Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro (ISO 100, f/11, 1/1.6 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, PhotoShop CS5, and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J. Mathre)
Onomea Water Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro (ISO 100, f/11, 1/1.6 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, PhotoShop CS5, and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J. Mathre)

17-April-2010

John Pfeiffer Homestead Cabin.

Composite of 3 images taken with an 85 mm PC-E lens. The John Pfeiffer homestead cabin is on the Oak Grove Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur California State Park. I was attending a Nikonians Academy Photography Workshop led by Michael Mariant. The RAW image was processed with Adobe Photoshop CS5 was used to combine the 3 images, and then converted to B&W using Nik Silver Efex 2.

John Pfeiffer Homstead Cabin. Oak Grove Trail, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3x and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/8 sec). Raw image processed with Photoshop CS5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J. Mathre)
John Pfeiffer Homstead Cabin. Oak Grove Trail, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3x and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/8 sec). Raw image processed with Photoshop CS5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J. Mathre)