Four-Years Ago (16-May-2013) — Netherlands

Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. Day 21 of 52. The M/V Explorer arrived in Amsterdam, Netherlands early in the morning. I signed up for the field trip to the Tulip festival at Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, Netherlands with my parents. The Tulip festival at Keukenhof gardens is only open for a short time every spring, and this was one of the last days. When we arrived there were many tourist buses in the parking lot. The sky was grey with some off and on light rain. The flower gardens were beautiful, although there were a few “ugly tourists” that walked right into the flower gardens. There was also a wedding party where the photographer had the full entourage stand in the middle of a patch of tulips. I don’t know how many flowers got trampled.

 

Joan and Loren at the Lily arch. Tulip festival at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Joan and Loren at the Lily arch. Tulip festival at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

 


 

One-Year Ago (05-June-2014) — Shetland Islands

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 5: Semester at Sea, Spring 2014 Enrichment Voyage. Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland.

Puffin and Pink Flowers at the Lighthouse in Lerwick, Scotland. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 320, 300 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.

Puffin and Pink Flowers at the Lighthouse in Lerwick, Scotland. Gone to See Europe -- Semester at Sea Spring 2014 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon Df Camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 320, 300 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)
Puffin and Pink Flowers at the Lighthouse in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Image taken with a Nikon Df Camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 320, 300 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (05-June-2010) — Bonaire

Gone to See the Caribbean Islands. Semester at Sea Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant. Day 10: Kralendijk, Bonaire.

Brown Pelican preening along the cruise ship passenger dock in Kralendijk, Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 240 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec).

Brown Pelican Preening in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 240 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Brown Pelican Preening in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 240 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (29-April-2011) — Mexico

Gone to See Central America and the Panama Canal. Semester at Sea Spring 2011 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop II with Michael Mariant. Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Fisherman at Sunrise while at Anchor off Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Series of 12 images taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, (levels normalized -1.33 EV for exposure, cropped), Nik Define 2 (noise reduction), and converted to web with Photoshop CS5. Motion added by Google+ Auto Awesome