Sunday (09-March-2008) — Colorado

Winter in Colorado: Longs Peak Panorama.

While driving back to Boulder from Rocky Mountain National Park on Colorado Highway 7,  I stopped to take some pictures of Longs Peak. Longs Peak at 14,255 feet is one of 54 mountains in Colorado over 14,000 feet. Several of the images were combined to afford a wider panorama including Estes Cone to the right. Estes Cone looks to be almost the same height as Longs Peak, but is only 11,006 feet.

Longs Peak Panorama - Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, f/11, 1/500 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Longs Peak Panorama – Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, f/11, 1/500 sec)

Saturday (08-March-2008) — Colorado

Photo Techniques: Macro Images & Image Post Processing.

A macro image of President Grant converted to false colors using a Nik Color Efex Pro 3 “Infrared Thermal Image” filter. Notice the “The United States of America” micro-print.

Grant up Close. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, f/4, 1/250 sec, flash). NIK Color Efex Pro 3 Infrared Thermal Filter used to change the colors. (David J Mathre)
Grant up Close. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, f/4, 1/250 sec, flash). NIK Color Efex Pro 3 Infrared Thermal Filter used to change the colors. (David J Mathre)

 

Tuesday (26-February-2008) — Colorado

Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 2.

The Elderhostel/Road Scholar “Photography in the Southwest” workshop was based at Kelly Place  a B&B just outside of Cortez Colorado. This is a great location in McElmo Canyon, quiet and remote. It borders Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The following images were taken in and around Kelly Place during the second day of the workshop.

Sunbeam in Kiva. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/2.8, 1/20 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sunbeam in Kiva.  Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/2.8, 1/20 sec) (David J Mathre)
Photographer checking his filter for dust. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/750 sec) (David J Mathre)
Photographer checking his filter for dust. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/750 sec) (David J Mathre)
Cat Jumping off Roof for Breakfast. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 85 mm f/1.4D lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Cat Jumping off Roof for Breakfast.  Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 85 mm f/1.4D lens (ISO 200, f/8, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Window to Sleeping Ute. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/22, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Window to Sleeping Ute. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/22, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Red Glass. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/22, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)
Red Glass. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/22, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)
Yellow Glass and Sleeping Utet. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200,70 mm, f/22, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Yellow Glass and Sleeping Utet. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200,70 mm, f/22, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Green Glass. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/22, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Green Glass. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/22, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Blue Glass. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Kelly Place Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/22, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Blue Glass. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/22, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)

Monday (25-February-2008) — Colorado

Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 1.

The Elderhostel/Road Scholar “Photography in the Southwest” workshop was based at Kelly Place B&B  just outside of Cortez Colorado. This is a great location in McElmo Canyon, quiet and remote. It borders Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The following images were taken in and around Kelly Place during the first day of the workshop.

Window looking out at Sleeping Ute Mountain and wood ladder to the Kiva at Kelley's Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens and interior fill flash (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Window looking out at Sleeping Ute Mountain and wood ladder to the Kiva at Kelley’s Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens and interior fill flash (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Wood ladder to the underground Kiva at Kelley's Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/11, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Wood ladder to the underground Kiva at Kelley’s Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/11, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sleeping Ute Mountain and red back-hoe on an early winter morning at Kelley's Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 22 mm, f/16, 1/10 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sleeping Ute Mountain and red back-hoe on an early winter morning at Kelley’s Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 22 mm, f/16, 1/10 sec). (David J Mathre)
Weeds with morning dew on at Kelley's Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 130 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Weeds with morning dew on at Kelley’s Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 130 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Old tree on a hill at Kelley's Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Old tree on a hill at Kelley’s Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Juniper berries at Kelley's Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Juniper berries at Kelley’s Place near Cortez, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)