28-September-2008

Double Rainbow Outside of Canyonville Utah. Gone to See America 2008 Roadtrip

While driving from Zion National Park to Bryce National Park on Utah Highway 12, I noticed a dark sky and then a rainbow in my rear-view mirror. I stopped along the road just outside Canyonville and started to take some pictures. It was great that I had a dark background so I could see the double rainbow. By the time the rainbow was done several other cars stopped. I was the only one with a tripod, which was good since I could take several exposures for later HDR processing.

Double Rainbow in Utah. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Topaz Define (Color Jump), Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Double Rainbow in Utah. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Topaz Define (Color Jump), Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

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16-September-2008

Orange Dragonfly on a Car Antenna.

I noticed this orange dragonfly while waiting for the group to assemble on day 2 of Winston Hall’s Nikonians Photography Workshop in Moab, Utah. It landed on a car antenna and remained still long enough to get several images. I really like the 80-400 mm VR lens since I can hand-hold it and get macro images of insects from 8 feet.

Orange Dragonfly on a Car Antenna. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Orange Dragonfly on a Car Antenna. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

28-September-2008

Double Rainbow in Utah.

While driving between Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument and Bryce National Park on Utah Highway 12 I saw a rainbow in my rear view mirror. I quickly pulled over just outside of Cannonville Utah and started taking some images. Before the rainbow was gone, many other cars also pulled over.

Double Rainbow in Utah. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Topaz Define (Color Jump), Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Double Rainbow in Utah. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Topaz Define (Color Jump), Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

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19-September-2008

Time-Lapsed Video of a Hike down Park Avenue in Arches National Park.

Three years ago today, I was attending a Nikonians Academy Photography Workshop in Moab Utah led by Winston Hall. Winston talked me into carrying a tripod on my shoulders so the DSLR camera would be above my head. We set the camera up with a fisheye lens and had it take images every 15 seconds. I used the ~900 images to make a time-lapsed video of the hike we took on the Park Avenue trail in Arches National Park.

If you are not able to view the time-lapsed video from here, it is also available in the Shepartphotography Gallery

Thanks to Jim Batey, I’ve added an image he took of me wearing the Tripod Headcam.
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Tripod Headcam. Park Avenue Trail, Arches National Park. (Jim Batey)
Tripod Headcam. Park Avenue Trail, Arches National Park. (Jim Batey)