Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 7: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.
Up early to see the dawn colors develop, then transition to sunrise. The Brown Booby continued to follow (or lead) the ship. There were low clouds on the horizon, so no green flash. You could see three sunspots on the solar disk before it disappeared before sunset. I normally wouldn’t point a camera with a big lens at the sun. It’s not as much a problem with the mirrorless cameras where you are not looking directly at the sun (rather a video image) and when the sky at the horizon becomes the multi-stop filter due to haze (humidity or pollution). The closer we got to Asia, this actually became an issue when the sun would disappear 15 minutes to half an hour before sunset.
Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 16: Torres del Paine National Park, Los Torres Hotel, Chile.
We spent the day on the back of a horse (equitrekking) and hiking from the hotel to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Small White Orchid. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec.)
Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.