26-February-2011

Storm Building in Yosemite Valley. NIK HDR Pro and NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. Nkonians “Yosemite in Winter a Season of Change” 2010 Workshop Day 2.

The following image is a combination of two NIK tools, HDR Pro and Silver Efex 2. The images were taken with a Nikon D3s and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/11, various shutter speeds).

Yosemite Valley Winter Storm Building. Nikonians "Yosemite in Winter"2010  Workshop. HDR Composite. Images taken with a Nikon D3s and 14-24 mm f/2.8 (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/11) (David J Mathre) 

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Links to 26-February From Previous Years.

2008: Kelly Place — Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 2.

2010: Nikonians “Winter in Yosemite A Season in Contrast” Workshop Day 2.

25-February-2011

NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. Nikonians “Yosemite in Winter a Season of Change” 2010 Workshop Day 1.

NIK just released version 2 of their Silver Efex Pro plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom. I have been using version 1 of Silver Efex since it was released for converting digital images to monochrome (black & white). The new version has the look and feel of NIK’s HDR plugin. The first image is the original taken in 2010 during a Nikonians Winter in Yosemite photography workshop (RAW image processed with Capture One Pro, and sharpend with Focus Magic in Photoshop CS5), the second is the B&W version converted with Silver Efex 2, and the third a color enhanced version converted using Topaz Define.

Yosemite Valley in Winter. Nikonians 2010 Yosemite Winter Workshop Day 1. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/40 sec). Capture One Pro 6. Adobe Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)
Yosemite Valley in Winter. Nikonians 2010 Yosemite Winter Workshop Day 1. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/40 sec). Capture One Pro 6. Adobe Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic.
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Yosemite Valley in Winter. Nikonians 2010 Yosemite Winter Workshop Day 1. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/40 sec). Capture One Pro 6. Adobe Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Yosemite Valley in Winter. Nikonians 2010 Yosemite Winter Workshop Day 1. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/40 sec). Capture One Pro 6. Adobe Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Yosemite Valley in Winter. Nikonians 2010 Yosemite Winter Workshop Day 1. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/40 sec). Capture One Pro 6. Adobe Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, Topaz Define 2 (David J Mathre)
Yosemite Valley in Winter. Nikonians 2010 Yosemite Winter Workshop Day 1. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/40 sec). Capture One Pro 6. Adobe Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, Topaz Define 2

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Monday (08-November-2010) — New Jersey

2010 America the Beautiful National Park Commemorative Quarters

Three of the 2010 America the Beautiful National Park Commemorative Quarters: Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Yosemite National Park. I need to track down Hot Springs National Park and Mount Hood National Forest


27-February-2010

Nikonians Academy “Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast” Workshop.  Day 3.

Images from day 3 of the 2010 Nikonians Academy “Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast” photography workshop with Michael Mariant. Most of the day it snowed and rained in the valley. At the end of the day, several of us were working on images in the recently renovated Curry Village Lounge. Someone came in and said go outside at look at Half Dome as it was being lit up with a sunset glow. The only camera I had with me was the D3x that had been acting up with electronic problems. I had minimal control of aperture and shutter speed, but still got some amazing images.

Half Dome at Sunset from Curry Village in Yosemite National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Half Dome at Sunset from Curry Village in Yosemite National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, f/4, 1/250 sec)

 

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