One-Year Ago (04-January-2016) — California

Day 0 of 102. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage. San Diego, California.

This was the first view that the Troll family had of the M/V World Odyssey. The new ship that Semester at Sea is using for its voyages. Beginning January 5th, 2016 this was my home along with many students, faculty, staff, families, and other Life Long Learners for the Spring 2016 Semester Voyage. The ship traveled around the world departing from Ensenada, Mexico; with stops in Hilo, Hawaii USA; Yokohama, Japan; Kobe, Japan; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Rangoon, Burma; Cochin, India; Port Louis, Mauritius; Cape Town, South Africa; Takoradi, Ghana; Tema, Accra, Ghana; Casablanca, Morocco; and ending in Southampton, England. Somehow during the voyage and field trips, I managed to take over 300K images — many in countries I never visited before. Stay tuned as I post images from each day of the voyage.

Troll family waiting to board the MV World Odyssey while it was docked at the cruise terminal San Diego, California. Unfortunately, they had to wait a day and take a bus to Ensenada, Mexico before they could board the ship and start the Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester voyage. Composite of nine focus stacked images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/4, 1/25 sec). Helicon Focus used to process the images. (David J Mathre)
Troll family waiting to board the MV World Odyssey while it was docked at the cruise terminal San Diego, California. Unfortunately, they had to wait a day and take a bus to Ensenada, Mexico before they could board the ship and start the Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester voyage. Composite of nine focus stacked images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/4, 1/25 sec). Helicon Focus used to process the images. (David J Mathre)


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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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