Saturday (17-April-2010) — California

Gone to See America 2010. Big Sur Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant. Day 3: Big Sur & California Coastal Redwood Forest.

California blue iris, a view up into the redwoods, and the John Pfeiffer homestead cabin. Images taken on the Oak Grove Trail in Big Sur State Park.

California Wild Blue Iris Bloom (David J Mathre)
California Wild Blue Iris Bloom (David J Mathre)
Wide Angle Looking up from a Coastal Redwood Forest. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/16, 2.5 sec). Raw image converted using Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 (landscape and used lens correction). (David J Mathre)
Wide Angle Looking up from a Coastal Redwood Forest. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/16, 2.5 sec). Raw image converted using Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 (landscape and used lens correction). (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)
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)

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A print of the “View Looking Up in a Redwood Forest” image won “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice” Awards at the Tampa Bay Photographic Art Society in September 2010.

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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