Seven-Years Ago (29-May-2010) — Puerto Rico

Day 3 of 15. Semester at Sea Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage.

A dramatic sunrise, and then a rainbow over the Atlantic Ocean before arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We then spent the day doing a walkabout through the San Juan old city.

 

Atlantic Ocean sunrise from the deck of the M/V Explorer prior to arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/10, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Atlantic Ocean sunrise from the deck of the M/V Explorer prior to arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/10, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Rainbow and clouds over the Atlantic Ocean from the deck of the M/V Explorer prior to arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Rainbow and clouds over the Atlantic Ocean from the deck of the M/V Explorer prior to arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Seven-Years Ago (28-May-2010) — Atlantic Ocean

Day 2 of 15. Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage.

The first sunrise on this voyage. One of many reasons I got hooked on taking sunrise and sunset images while at sea.

 

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from the deck of the M/V Explorer. Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage traveling between Naussau, Bahamas to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/16, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from the deck of the M/V Explorer. Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage traveling between Naussau, Bahamas to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/16, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Four-Years Ago (27-May-2013) — North Sea

Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. Day 32 of 52. While waiting for sunset crossing the North Sea there were a number of Northern Gannets following and leading the ship. I think the birds use the ship to provide lift as they hunt for fish being disturbed by the wake of the ship. There was this one Northern Gannet that was flying with one foot out. I don’t know if it was injured or was using the foot to provide drag? It is amazing that these birds spend almost all year at sea — only spending time on land to breed and raise their young.

 

Northern Gannet in flight with one foot down in the evening sun. From the deck of the M/V Explorer crossing the North Sea between Dover and Oslo. Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens(ISO 180, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Gannet in flight with one foot down in the evening sun. From the deck of the M/V Explorer crossing the North Sea between Dover and Oslo. Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens(ISO 180, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Seven-Years Ago (27-May-2010) — Atlantic Ocean

Semester at Sea, Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage. Day 1 of 15. At Sea.

After spending the day in Nassau, Bahama we embarked on the M/V Explorer for San Juan, Puerto Rico. At sunset, we saw a glimmer of a “green flash” as the sun went below the horizon.

 


 

Four-Years Ago (17-May-2013) — Netherlands

Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. Day 22 of 52. On our second day in Amsterdam, Netherlands I took part in two field trips with my parents. The first one was to the world’s largest flower auction site in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. It is located near the Schiphol international airport. The auction room looks more like the control center for a space shot. The flowers come from all around the world, and then are sent all around the world by the next morning. In the afternoon we went to the Kröller-Müller museum and sculpture garden located in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands.

 

The worlds largest flower auction site in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and10 (David J Mathre)
The worlds largest flower auction site in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and10 (David J Mathre)

 

Mother posing with the ´Monsieur Jacques´ (1956) sculpture by Oswald Wenckebach in the Kröller-Müller museum and sculpture garden.  Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 250, 13 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)
Mother posing with the ´Monsieur Jacques´ (1956) sculpture by Oswald Wenckebach in the Kröller-Müller museum and sculpture garden. Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 250, 13 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)

 


 

Six-Years Ago (17-May-2011) — Gulf of Mexico

Day 20 of 21. Semester at Sea, Spring 2011 Enrichment Voyage.

The last sunset image from the deck of the M/V Explorer while crossing the Gulf of Mexico. It was an amazing voyage.

 

Sunset over the Caribbean on the Semester at Sea M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sunset over the Caribbean on the Semester at Sea M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)

 

Four-Years Ago (16-May-2013) — Netherlands

Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. Day 21 of 52. The M/V Explorer arrived in Amsterdam, Netherlands early in the morning. I signed up for the field trip to the Tulip festival at Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, Netherlands with my parents. The Tulip festival at Keukenhof gardens is only open for a short time every spring, and this was one of the last days. When we arrived there were many tourist buses in the parking lot. The sky was grey with some off and on light rain. The flower gardens were beautiful, although there were a few “ugly tourists” that walked right into the flower gardens. There was also a wedding party where the photographer had the full entourage stand in the middle of a patch of tulips. I don’t know how many flowers got trampled.

 

Joan and Loren at the Lily arch. Tulip festival at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Joan and Loren at the Lily arch. Tulip festival at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

 


 

One-Year Ago (15-April-2016) — Atlantic Ocean

The Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 voyage was almost over. Some of the students had their faces painted with flags from the countries we visited. Can anyone identify this flag? Then one final sunset image (and yes, that is a sunspot).

Face painting on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 173 mm, f/5.3, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Face painting on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 173 mm, f/5.3, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Final sunset aboard the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/16, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Final sunset aboard the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/16, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (10-March-2016) — At Sea

We left Mauritius and are at sea on the way to South Africa. Yet another amazing dawn and sunrise. What else can I say?

Sunrise panorama on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise panorama on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Maria at dawn, only a few days since the hair was cut on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria at dawn, only a few days since the hair was cut on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria and Charlette at dawn. The sky was really that color. From the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria and Charlette at dawn. The sky was really that color. From the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (07-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Day 3 of 102. Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 Voyage. Crossing the Pacific Ocean from Mexico to Hawaii.

This was our first day of classes. I woke at 05:00, and it was still dark out. As it got close to sunrise we had some clouds and some on and off rain. I set up a camera with a fisheye lens to take a time-lapsed video of the ocean from my cabin window (shown at the end of this post). The MV World Odyssey is much more opulent than the previous ship (MV Explorer) that Semester at Sea used for its voyages. When Semester at Sea is not leasing the MV World Odyssey, it reverts back to the German cruise ship — MV Deutschland. During the voyage I would use the statues and other artwork on the MV World Odyssey in my images. I signed up for the “Energy for the World” class taught by John Tyner.

 

Pink clouds over the MV World Odyssey at dawn. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/3.5, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pink clouds over the MV World Odyssey at dawn. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 400, 23 mm, f/3.5, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Bronze statue of a woman and seagull leading the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/14, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bronze statue of a woman and seagull leading the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Semester at Sea, 2016 Spring Semester Voyage. Day 3 of 102. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/14, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

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