Six-Years Ago (20-September-2012) — Portugal

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 28: Sintra, Portugal.

I joined a field trip to see the Pena National Palace and Castle in Sintra. The Pena Palace is on the top of a hill overlooking Sintra. The following panorama shows the palace. Is was really intrigued by the sculpture above the entrance  “Allegoric Gate to the creation of the World” or “Arch of the Triton.” It appears to be King Neptune sitting in a giant clam shell looking down.

Panorama from the Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal. Composite of 19 images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Panorama from the Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal. Composite of 19 images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
“Allegoric Gate to the creation of the World” Arch of the Triton entryway to the Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
“Allegoric Gate to the creation of the World” Arch of the Triton entryway to the Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)


Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.

Four-Years Ago (06-July-2014) — Scotland

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 36: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Scotland.

Ten, Twelve, Eighteen, and Twenty One Year Old Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Image taken with a Fuji XT-1 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 800, 32 mm, f/1.8, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC.

Scotch Whisky Tasting - Glengoyne Distillery. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 32 mm, f/1.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Scotch Whisky Tasting – Glengoyne Distillery. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 32 mm, f/1.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (25-May-2013) — England

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop IV with Michael Mariant. Day 29: Dover, England.

Snail on the Trail. The National Trust Lighthouse Down Trail Near Dover, England. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux-6 camera (ISO 100, 17.7 mm, f/2.3, 1/60 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Nik Silver Efex Pro (background).

Snail on the Trail. The National Trust Lighthouse Down Trail Near Dover, England. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux-6 camera (ISO 100, 17.7 mm, f/2.3, 1/60 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Nik Silver Efex Pro. (David J. Mathre)
Snail on the Trail. The National Trust Lighthouse Down Trail Near Dover, England. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux-6 camera (ISO 100, 17.7 mm, f/2.3, 1/60 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Nik Silver Efex Pro. (David J. Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (02-March-2016) — India

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 57: India. Palaces and Princes Field Trip. Day 4: Agra & Taj Mahal.

Something Different from the Taj Mahal. Silhouette of a monkey traveling across the top of a building.



Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

Four-Years Ago (10-June-2013) — Denmark

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 45: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Equestrian statue of Frederik V (Friderico Quinto Clementi Pacifico) by the French sculptor Jacques-François-Joseph Saly at the Frederiksstaden Square in Copenhagen, Denmark. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). In camera conversion to B&W.

Equestrian statue of Frederik V (Friderico Quinto Clementi Pacifico) by the French sculptor Jacques-François-Joseph Saly in the Frederiksstaden Square in Copenhagen, Denmark. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). In camera conversion to B&W. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. (David J Mathre)
Equestrian statue of Frederik V (Friderico Quinto Clementi Pacifico) by the French sculptor Jacques-François-Joseph Saly at the Frederiksstaden Square in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (David J Mathre)