Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 86: Depart Tema, Ghana.
This was our last day in Ghana. Prior to departing the ships chef and cooks created an artistic display of carved fruits and vegetables. Rooky mistake on the images, I had the ISO cranked up to 6400 from my early morning Sunrise Breakfast Club photoshoot. As a result, the aperture was nearly wide open with a shutter speed of 1/4000 second. Significant noise reduction via Nik Define, and tonal adjustments via Nik Color Efex.
Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Workshop. Day 6: Golden Circle.
One of our stops along the “Golden Circle” was to see Strokkur, a geyser in the Haukadalur geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in southwest Iceland. It should be noted that there are many tour buses and lots of people that do the “Golden Circle” every day. Unlike, Old Faithful in Yellowstone, you can get quite close to Strokkur. Also, this geyser erupts more often than Old Faithful. I have several sets of images (slide shows and time-lapse video) from a distance where you can see the people coming and going, and then up close where you can see the clear blue “Bubble Burst” as the geyser erupts.
German Chocolate, Strawberries, and Hot Peppers. The Strawberries were grown in my indoor AeroGarden hydroponic farm. Also the flowers (Dianthus, Snapdragon, Coreopsis, Zinnia) are growing in the hydroponic farm. The Red Poppy flower didn’t quite open in time.
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Images from Valentine’s Day Past
Daily Electric Energy Used (77.4 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (45.5 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun, but much colder outside. A deficit of 31.9 kWh.