Thursday (05-August-2010) — California

Gone to See America August 2010 Road Trip. Day 5: Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant.

A few images from the first day of the Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant. I actually missed the first locations that Michael took the group to earlier in the day since I was traveling from San Francisco (visiting my group as part of my day job). Michael provided me with the GPS coordinates for the Red Canyon Petroglyphs so I could meet up with the group for the petroglyphs and then sunset over the Owens Valley. I took the following images of the petroglyphs soon after meeting up with the group. You can tell that there has been vandalism as folks try to add their own “art” or have taken parts of the ancient art away.

Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 5 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/2, various). HDR Processed using NIK HDR Efex Pro (David J Mathre)
Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 5 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/2, various). HDR Processed using NIK HDR Efex Pro (David J Mathre)
The Hand. Red Canyon Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec). Raw image processed using Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5 (David J Mathre)
The Hand. Red Canyon Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec). Raw image processed using Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5

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The Hand. Red Canyon Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec). Raw image processed using Capture One Pro 6, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, and Photoshop CS5 (David J Mathre)
The Hand. Red Canyon Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec). Raw image processed using Capture One Pro 6, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, and Photoshop CS5

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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