Yosemite National Park from 30,000 feet. The view is of Liberty Cap and Nevada Falls, the top of Vernal Falls in bottom right (mostly blocked by Sierra point).  I was flying from New Jersey to California on Continental. It was a clear day and the captain announced that we would be able to see Yosemite out the left windows. I was on the right side of the plane. He then announced that he made a mistake and we would be able to see Yosemite Valley from the right side. I quickly got my camera out and was able to take a number of images. This image was taken on 18-October-2009. Nikon D3x, 70-300 mm VR @ 300 mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/500 sec. Processed with Capture One 5, Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, Topaz Detail, and converted to jpg with Photoshop CS5 “save for web”.  I never expected to get this much detail from an image taken through a commercial airline window.

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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