Friday (29-April-2011) — Mexico

Gone to See Central America and the Panama Canal. Semester at Sea Spring 2011 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop II with Michael Mariant. Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

We arrived at Cabo San Lucas early in the morning well before sunrise. My other post for the day documents the sun rising. The shadow self-portrait was taken during the sunrise session.

Rather than docking, the ship anchored off shore and then used the life-boats as tenders to transport the passengers to and from shore. There were some swells that rocked the ship making the transfer from the MV Explorer to the tender difficult, and a very slow process. Folks that were supposed to leave the ship at 07:00 didn’t leave until after 09:00.  During the day I took a series of images of the Arch at Land’s End as viewed from my cabin window, with a Norwegian Troll sitting at the window.

 (David J Mathre)

View from my Cabin on the M/V Explorer. Tender Vessel traveling from the M/V Explorer to Cabo San Lucas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/25, 1/160 sec) and SB-900 flash. (David J Mathre)
View from my Cabin on the MV Explorer. Tender Vessel traveling from the M/V Explorer to Cabo San Lucas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/25, 1/160 sec) and SB-900 flash.
View from my Cabin on the M/V Explorer. Tender Vessel traveling from the M/V Explorer to Cabo San Lucas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/160 sec) and SB-900 flash. (David J Mathre)
View from my Cabin on the MV Explorer. Tender Vessel traveling from the M/V Explorer to Cabo San Lucas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/29, 1/160 sec) and SB-900 flash.

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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