One-Year Ago (31-July-2014) — Sweden

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 61: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Stockholm, Sweden.

Time-lapsed video of the early morning misty and rainy passage through the archipelago from the Baltic Sea to Stockholm from the deck of the Semester at Sea MV Explorer. How many times do you see me walk in front of the camera?

One-Year Ago (31-July-2014) — Sweden. 

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 61: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Stockholm, Sweden.

Scandinavian outdoor shrimp salad lunch during a walkabout in Stockholm. It was good!

Shrimp Salad Lunch in Stockholm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 27 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Shrimp Salad Lunch in Stockholm. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 27 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (31-July-2014) — Sweden

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 61: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Stockholm, Sweden.

Power lines to underwater cables. Early morning on the way to Stockholm from the deck of the MV Explorer. mage taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 VRII lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.

Power Lines into the Water. Departing Stockholm, Sweden. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 VRII lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)
Power Lines into the Water. Departing Stockholm, Sweden. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 VRII lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (31-July-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 2: Drangshlid Farm in Southern Iceland.

Small One Eyed Alien checking out folks eating breakfast on a foggy morning at the Drangshlid Farm Holiday Guest House in Southern Iceland. It knows that there are trolls living in the nearby Drangshlíð Rock. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec).

Small One Eyed Alien . Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Small One Eyed Alien Checking out Folks on a Foggy Morning. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (31-July-2013) — Iceland.

Gone to See Iceland 2013: Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 2: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).

We spent the day on the island of Vestmannaeyjar. Puffins, sheep, and landscapes. The main town on the island was nearly destroyed by volcanic activity in 1973.

Puffin with Fish in Flight. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Puffin with Fish in Flight. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence. Icelandic Sheep Attempting to get its head through the fence on the summer pastures in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. I think the fence was to keep the sheep from the Puffin Nests. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). Nikonians Academy Iceland Photo Adventure Tour. (David J Mathre)
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence. Icelandic Sheep Attempting to get its head through the fence on the summer pastures in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. I think the fence was to keep the sheep from the Puffin Nests. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence. Sheep grazing on the summer pastures in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/9, 1/500 sec). Nikonians Iceland Photo Adventure Tour. (David J Mathre)
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence. Sheep grazing on the summer pastures in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/9, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lupins at the Edge of the Lava Field in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. The volcanic equption back in 1973 almost swallowed the town - there are homes buried under those rocks. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 6.7 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). Nikonians Iceland Photo Adventure Tour. (David J Mathre)
Lupins at the Edge of the Lava Field in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. The volcanic equption back in 1973 almost swallowed the town – there are homes buried under those rocks. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 6.7 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Grass Seed and Driftwood on a Black Volcanic Sand Beach. Vestmannaeyjar Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 69 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). Nikonians Academy Iceland Photo Adventure. (David J Mathre)
Grass Seed and Driftwood on a Black Volcanic Sand Beach. Vestmannaeyjar Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 69 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Icelandic Grass Seed and Driftwood on the coast of Vestmannaeyjar Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 39 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Nikonians Academy Iceland Photo Adventure. (David J Mathre)
Icelandic Grass Seed and Driftwood on the coast of Vestmannaeyjar Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 39 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)