01-May-2011

Enrichment Voyage: Central America & the Panama Canal. Nikonians Ultimate Travel Workshop 2011 (UTW-II) Day 5 – At Sea. 

Our second day at sea while traveling from Cabo San Lucas in Mexico to Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala. Most of the day was spent in the classroom with Michael. Images for the day include Sunrise, Sunset, and Nikonians while at sea. More use of digital post processing tools from Focus Magic, NIK (Color Efex, Define), and Topaz (Detail, DeNoise).

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Solar Disk in the Mist at Sunrise on the Deck of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, Topaz DeNoise, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Solar Disk in the Mist at Sunrise on the Deck of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, Topaz DeNoise, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Jenny Shooting Sunrise on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Jenny Shooting Sunrise on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Jenny Shooting Sunrise on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Jenny Shooting Sunrise on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Solar Starburst looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Solar Starburst looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 75 mm, f/9, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, NIK Color Efex Pro Contrast, NIK Define 2, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 75 mm, f/9, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, NIK Color Efex Pro Contrast, NIK Define 2, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, NIK Define 2, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, NIK Define 2, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Liz Shooting Sunset on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6,Topaz Detail MC, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Liz Shooting Sunset on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6,Topaz Detail MC, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Rob and Albert Shooting Sunset on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/80 sec). Raw image processed and converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 6, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Rob and Albert Shooting Sunset on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/80 sec). Raw image processed and converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 6, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, NIK Define 2, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, NIK Define 2, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, Topaz DeNoise, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Sunset looking aft on the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail Color Jump, Topaz DeNoise, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Jon, Joan, Liz, and Joe Eating Dinner on Deck 6 of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 1000, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz DeNoise 5 - Strong RAW, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Jon, Joan, Liz, and Joe Eating Dinner on Deck 6 of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 1000, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Topaz DeNoise 5 - Strong RAW, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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David, Jon, and Joan Eating Dinner on Deck 6 of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 1600, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed and converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 6, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
David, Jon, and Joan Eating Dinner on Deck 6 of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 1600, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed and converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 6, and converted to JPG/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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