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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GPS: N37°34’2″ W112°3’3″
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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)

09-September-2008

Big Spider at My Front Door.

I saw this big spider lurking above my front doorway, and decided to enter via the back door. I then came back around with a camera, macro lens, and flash. This is the biggest spider I have ever seen in New Jersey. I really don’t like spiders, but do like taking their pictures. I don’t know what type of spider it is. If anyone knows, please send me a message.

Big Spider Above My Front Door. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 220, 200 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and SB-900 flash. (David J. Mathre)
Big Spider Above My Front Door. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 220, 200 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and SB-900 flash. (David J. Mathre)