Seven-Years Ago (22-September-2007) — Wyoming

Gone to See America 2007 Road Trip. Seventh Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip. Day 1: Grand Teton National Park.

Why are nine large birds flying north past the Grand Tetons in late September? At this distance I can’t tell if they are geese, cranes, or swans. My guess is Sandhill Cranes.  Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/8,, 1/180 sec).

Why are nine large birds flying north past the Grand Tetons in late September? At this distance I can't tell if they are geese, cranes, or swans. My guess is Sandhill Cranes. Grand Teton National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/8,, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Nine large birds flying north past the Grand Tetons in late September Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/8,, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (26-September-2007) — Wyoming

Gone to See America 2007 Road Trip. Nikonians ANPAT 7 Day 6: Yellowstone National Park.

Quoth the raven, “Nevermore” Edgar Allan Poe. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2, 1/100 sec). Image converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro.

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore" Edgar Allan Poe..Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2, 1/100 sec). Image converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)
Quoth the raven, “Nevermore” Edgar Allan Poe. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2, 1/100 sec). Image converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)

12-October-2008

Storm Clouds over the Refinery in Sinclair Wyoming.

I left Salt Lake City, and continued my drive east on I-80. A lot of snow fell during the night, but the highway was open. It must have been bad the previous night since there were several tractor trailers off the road. Once I got into Wyoming, the highway got better. I took this image of a refinery while driving through Sinclair. Interesting historical note, this route is also known as the Lincoln Highway, which was the first transcontinental automobile road that went all the way across the United States. I used to live near New Jersey Route 27, which was also part of the Lincoln Highway in Edison New Jersey.

Refinery off the Lincoln Highway (I-80) in Sinclair Wyoming. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 35 mm f/2 D lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/13, 1/640 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Refinery off the Lincoln Highway (I-80) in Sinclair Wyoming. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 35 mm f/2 D lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/13, 1/640 sec). (David J. Mathre)

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Four-Years Ago (27-September-2007) — Wyoming

Gone to See America 2007 Road Trip. Nikonians ANPAT 7 Day 6: Yellowstone National Park.

Dead trees in a salt flat downstream from the Mammoth Springs geyser. In the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park.

Dead Trees, Mammoth Springs. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 32 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Dead Trees, Mammoth Springs. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 32 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)

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Four-Years Ago (26-September-2007) — Wyoming

Gone to See America 2007 Road Trip. Nikonians ANPAT 7 Day 5: Yellowstone National Park.

Shadow Cowboy and Hat. I saw this hat sitting out in one of the steaming pools in Yellowstone National Park. As I tried to figure out how to make it into a composition for an image I noticed folks shadows pass near the hat as they walked by on the boardwalk . I asked a tall guy with cowboy boots to hold so I could get the image.

Shadow Cowboy and his Hat in a Steam Pool. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Shadow Cowboy and his Hat in a Steam Pool. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (David J. Mathre)