Ten-Years Ago (19-December-2007) — Colorado

Morning in Boulder: Colorful Clouds and Panorama

I got permission to get onto the roof of the Sirna facility in Boulder to take pictures. I had been planning to do a panorama for some time, and saw some colorful clouds developing. I got up to the roof in time and got the picture. I also noticed an interesting sign (someone working there apparently thought they were “God”). By the time that I got the images for the Boulder Flatirons panorama the colors were gone, and the light had gone flat.

Colorful Dawn Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 38 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 38 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Roof of the Sirna Facility in Boulder at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 18 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Roof of the Sirna Facility in Boulder at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 18 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Morning Panorama of the Mountains and Flatirons from Boulder. Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Early Morning Panorama of the Mountains and Flatirons from Boulder. Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (04-December-2007) — Colorado

Boulder: Evening Storm Clouds

This was the second night in a row that we had unique storm clouds at sunset.

Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)
Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (03-December-2007) — Colorado

Boulder: Evening Storm Clouds

While working part-time in Boulder, I was living a Marriott Residence Inn that was just a short distance away from the Sirna facilities. From my office, I noticed that it was getting dark out with some ominous clouds approaching. I took this sh0t while walking to the Residence Inn.

Ominous Winter Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Ominous Winter Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 17 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (19-June-2007) — Colorado

Late Springtime in Colorado.

Some quick images in black & white. A few with a bit of color. All taken a the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn while cooking a steak on the outdoor grill.

Robin (in color) at the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn. Late spring nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Robin (in color) at the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn. Late spring nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)


Seven-Years Ago (31-July-2008) — Colorado

Summer Nighttime Sky Over Colorado.

Star trails from my room at the Marriott Residence Inn in Boulder, Colorado. Composite of 180 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24 mm f/3.5 PC-E lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 30 sec exposures). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro 8, and combined using Photoshop CC 2014 (scripts, statistics, maximum). Note that these images were taken using the in-camera intervalometer and noise reduction so for every minute, only 30 seconds of exposure. I’ve learned how to do it better since then — using an external intervalometer and doing the noise reduction post processing.

Star trails from my room at the Marriott Residence Inn in Boulder, Colorado. Composite of 180 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24 mm f/3.5 PC-E lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 30 sec exposures). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro 8, and combined using Photoshop CC 2014 (scripts, statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Star trails from my room at the Marriott Residence Inn in Boulder, Colorado. Composite of 180 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24 mm f/3.5 PC-E lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 30 sec exposures). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro 8, and combined using Photoshop CC 2014 (scripts, statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)