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 camera 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)

Sunday (05-October-2008) — California

Gone to See America October 2008 Road Trip. Eighth Annual Nikonian Photography Adventure Trip. Day 1: Yosemite National Park.

Sunset Panorama of Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. There were many photographers (in addition to the Nikonian group) lined up at the Tunnel View parking lot to photograph sunset. Many left thinking nothing was going to happen, then all of a sudden sunlight came in from the west under the clouds  to light up both sides of the valley with this incredible orange color. I think that the mist down in the valley is smoke from campers cooking dinner.

 (David J Mathre)
Sunset Panorama of Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24 mm PC-E lens (ISO 800, f/16, 1/25 sec) (David J Mathre)

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)