Thursday (06-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2014 Road Trip Day 6. Canaveral National Seashore.

Lost Hat in the Sand at Playalinda Beach. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec).

Lost Hat in the Sand at Playalinda Beach. Merritt Island, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon 700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lost Hat in the Sand at Playalinda Beach. Merritt Island, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (02-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 4: Black Sand Beach Near Jökulsárlón Lagoon on the South East Coast.

Northern Atlantic Ocean Through Glacial Ice at the Beach near Jökulsárlón and Vatnajökull National Park in Southeastern Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and 5 stop Singh-Ray neutral density filter (ISO 50, 45 mm, f/34, 8 sec).

Northern Atlantic Ocean Through Glacial Ice at the Beach near Jökulsárlón in Southeastern Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and 5 stop Singh-Ray neutral density filter (ISO 50, 45 mm, f/34, 8 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Atlantic Ocean Through Glacial Ice at the Beach near Jökulsárlón in Southeastern Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and 5 stop Singh-Ray neutral density filter (ISO 50, 45 mm, f/34, 8 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (20-November-2007) — Hawaii

Gone to See Hawaii. Big Island Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 3: Beach at Waipi’o Valley.

Three images taken four years ago while I attended a photography workshop on the Big Island of Hawaii led by  Thom Hogan . The first image is two women running to the ocean at the beach at Waipi’o Valley. The second image is of a palm tree overlooking  Waipi’o valley, located along the Hamakua Coast on the  Big Island of Hawaii. The third image is a sunset over the ocean (location unknown).

Running to the Ocean Waipi�o Valley Beach. Big Island Hawaii. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Running to the Ocean Waipi�o Valley Beach. Big Island Hawaii. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Palm Tree at Waipi�o Valley.Trail Overlook. Big Island Hawaii. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. (David J. Mathre)
Palm Tree at Waipi�o Valley.Trail Overlook. Big Island Hawaii. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. (David J. Mathre)
Sunset. Big Island Hawaii. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 12-24 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 12 mm, f/11, 1/15 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Sunset. Big Island Hawaii. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 12-24 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 12 mm, f/11, 1/15 sec). (David J. Mathre)

One thing that Thom helped me with during the workshop was how to compose an image with at wide-angle lens. You can see an example at Waipi’o Valley beach with subjects near, mid, and far distance at the following link: 20-November-2007. The other lesson was to include a human subject to give perspective and scale to the overall image. The image at the link above includes Thom as the mid distance subject.

 

Thursday (23-December-2010) — Florida

Gone to See Florida — 2010 Road Trip. Day 3: Sunshine Skyway Bridge at Dawn from Fort De Soto Park

Sunshine Skyway Bridge Panorama at Dawn from Fort De Soto Park. St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with an Nikon D3s and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 200, f/11, 0.5 sec). Images processed with DxO, AutoPano Giga, Photoshop CS5, and Topaz Define. (David J Mathre)
Sunshine Skyway Bridge Panorama at Dawn from Fort De Soto Park. St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with an Nikon D3s and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 200, f/11, 0.5 sec). Images processed with DxO, AutoPano Giga, Photoshop CS5, and Topaz Define. (David J Mathre)
Sunshine Skyway Bridge Panorama at Dawn from Fort Desoto Park. St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with an Nikon D3s and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 200, f/11, 0.5 sec). Images processed with DxO,PTGui Pro, Photoshop CS5, and Nik Silver Efex Pro (David J Mathre)
Sunshine Skyway Bridge Panorama at Dawn from Fort De Soto Park. St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with an Nikon D3s and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 200, f/11, 0.5 sec). Images processed with DxO, PTGui Pro, Photoshop CS5, and Nik Silver Efex Pro (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (20-November-2007) — Hawaii

Gone to See Hawaii. Big Island Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 3: Beach at Waipi’o Valley.

Comparison of RAW image converters. Waipi’o Valley is located along the Hamakua Coast on the northeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The image was taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 12-24 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). Four different programs were used to render the RAW image: 1) Capture NX2,  2) Photoshop CS5 with Camera Raw 6.2,  3) Capture One Pro 5,  4) DxO 6.5. The images were rotated 2.6° to level the horizon, sharpened with Focus Magic, and then converted to jpg and sRGB with Photoshop CS5. I am interested in feedback regarding the different renderings.