Saturday (13-October-2018) — New Jersey to Portugal

Gone to See Portugal. Street Photography Workshop with Steve Simon. Day -1: Travel to Portugal.

I took a red-eye flight from Newark to Lisbon on TAP (Portugal Airlines). The “fast track” pre-boarding security lines at Newark terminal B were not open, so I had to remove my shoes, put each computer, notepad, and phone in separate trays. I also had to remove all the cameras from my camera bag. This is the third time this year that the “fast track” lanes at Newark were not staffed. TAP uses the SAS lounge in Newark. Good Nordic snacks before the flight. The TAP flight left a bit after the scheduled departure time, but still arrived in Lisbon almost an hour before the scheduled arrival time. The dinner served by TAP was excellent. The only time I have had airline food this good before was while traveling Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic (back in the days I was commuting to Cambridge, UK while working on a chemical automation project).  After dinner, and most passengers fell asleep the cabin was dark enough that I could see the Big Dipper through my window. I was able to get a picture of the Big Dipper using a Fuji X-T3 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 3200, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1 sec). I held the camera up to the window for the long exposure. Manually focusing to infinity and holding the camera still for 1 second was a challenge.


Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.

Big Dipper from a commercial airline jet while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 3200, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Big Dipper from a commercial airline jet while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 3200, 35 mm, f/1.4, 1 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Six-Years Ago (01-October-2012) — In the Air

Returning Home. Semester at Sea, Fall Semester Voyage. Day 39: Flights from Casablanca to Frankfurt and then Frankfurt to Newark.

A very long day of waiting and flying and waiting and flying. Extra questions by US security folks in Frankfurt asking why I only spent a night in Casablanca, Morocco. They wanted to see all the pictures I took on the Semester at Sea, Fall Semester Voyage. I had ~40K images on several USB drives. Finally, they got bored and let me catch the flight back to the US.

Early Morning (4 AM) View of Madrid from 30,000 ft. Lufthansa flight from Casablanca to Frankfurt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 6400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Morning (4 AM) View of Madrid from 30,000 ft. Lufthansa flight from Casablanca to Frankfurt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 6400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (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)

Seven-Years Ago (01-March-2010) — From the Air

Aerial Photography. Transcontinental Flight from San Francisco, California to Newark, New Jersey.

Views from the window of a commercial flight while crossing  the continental United States. The images were taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens. The images have been reprocessed using Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC, including the use of the dehaze filter in Adobe Capture Raw for the daylight images.



Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

One-Year Ago (12-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Workshop. Day 4: South East Coast.

Aerial View of Reykjavik from and Eagle Air Plane. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and Focus Magic.

Aerial View of Reykjavik from and Eagle Air Plane. Image taken with a Leica X2 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)
Aerial View of Reykjavik from and Eagle Air Plane. Image taken with a Leica X2 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)