Five-Years Ago (01-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 3: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).

The group did a high-speed RIB Safari boat tour to the islands around Vestmannaeyjar. We needed to get into arctic survival suits, and had  shoulder harness belts holding us in our seats. I strapped a camera to my chest with a fisheye lens and set it to automatically take images every few seconds. At times the boat was traveling at 40 knots with lots of heavy bouncing. We went all the way out to Surtsey island that I remember reading about as a kid rising from the sea as a volcano. At one point we saw a whale, so slowed down and stopped to take pictures. While stopped the boat rocked a lot, causing one or two passengers to lose their breakfast.

WARNING – THE TIME-LAPSE VIDEO MAY CAUSE MOTION SICKNESS

Five-Years Ago (01-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 3: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).

Pair of Icelandic Horses Showing Affection on a Summer Pasture. Heimaey Island Vestmannaeyjar (Westman) in Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 185 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). Nikonians Academy Iceland Photo Adventure.

Pair of Icelandic Horse on a Summer Pasture. Heimaey Island Vestmannaeyjar (Westman) in Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 185 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). Nikonians Iceland Photo Adventure. (David J Mathre)
Pair of Icelandic Horses on a Summer Pasture. Heimaey Island Vestmannaeyjar (Westman) in Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 185 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). Nikonians Iceland Photo Adventure. (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (01-August-2008) — From the Air

Flying Across the United States: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory From 35K Feet.

While flying from Denver, Colorado to Newark, New Jersey I saw the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory out my window. Sometimes it is amazing the images you can get out the window of a commercial jet at 35K feet.

FermiLab From 35K Feet. Flying from Denver, Colorado to Newark, New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 62 mm, f/5, 1/2000 sec). (© 2008 David J Mathre)
FermiLab From 35K Feet. Flying from Denver, Colorado to Newark, New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 62 mm, f/5, 1/2000 sec). (© 2008 David J Mathre)