Four Years Ago (06-March-2016) — Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 61: Neptune Day while crossing the Indian Ocean.

Neptune Day celebration. Time-lapse video of the shellback initiation for those crossing the equator their first time. Over 50 of the students and life-long learners had their heads shaved.

I feel for the Semester at Sea voyagers this year as they miss several ports to avoid the COVID-19 virus. I wish them well, and hope the program is able to continue in the future.

 

One-Year Ago (10-March-2016) — At Sea, Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 65: At Sea, Indian Ocean.

Back at sea, crossing the Indian Ocean from Mauritius to South Africa. Yet another amazing dawn and sunrise. What else can I say? Best to view the panorama in full screen mode. The color of the clouds is real changing from a pastel pink/lavender to a fiery yellow/orange.

Sunrise panorama on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise panorama over the Indian Ocean from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Maria at dawn, only a few days since the hair was cut on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Student at dawn, only a few days since her hair was cut during the Neptune Day celebration on the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria and Charlette at dawn. The sky was really that color. From the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Two students at dawn on the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. The sky was really that color. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (07-March-2016) — At Sea, Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 62: At Sea, Indian Ocean.

Group Photo of the 50+ Shellbacks that had their head shaved on Neptune day after the crossing the equator. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and a Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens.

Gone to See the World 2016. Day 76. Semester at Sea SP16 Day 62. MV World Odyssey At Sea Indian Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and a Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Group Photo of the 50+ Shellbacks that had their head shaved on Neptune day after the crossing the equator. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and a Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

Monday (14-March-2016) — At Sea, Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 69: At Sea, Indian Ocean.

Evil Eyes or the Devil at Sunrise. From the Deck of the MV World Odyssey transiting the Indian Ocean. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 121 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec).

Evil Eyes or the Devil at Sunrise. From the Deck of the MV World Odyssey over the Indian Ocean. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 121 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Evil Eyes or the Devil at Sunrise. From the Deck of the MV World Odyssey transiting the Indian Ocean. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 121 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Sunday (13-March-2016) — At Sea, Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 68: At Sea, Indian Ocean.

Active day for the Sunrise Breakfast Club. It has now been several days since Neptune Day where 50+ students had their hair shaved as part of the crossing the equator celebrations.

Indian Ocean Dawn Panorama from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Clouds and Sun Beams. Composite of images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Indian Ocean Dawn Panorama from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Clouds and Sun Beams. Composite of images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Indian Ocean Dawn Panorama from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Clouds and Sun Beams. Composite of 39 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Indian Ocean Dawn Panorama from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Clouds and Sun Beams. Composite of 39 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Sun Rising Over the Clouds. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Sun Rising Over the Clouds. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Silhouette Photographer at Sunrise. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Silhouette Photographer at Sunrise. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Yet another sunrise portrait.  MV World Odyssey At Sea. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Yet another sunrise portrait. MV World Odyssey At Sea. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Lost in Thought. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Lost in Thought. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Yet another sunrise portrait.  MV World Odyssey At Sea. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Yet another sunrise portrait. MV World Odyssey At Sea. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. My head is cold after losing my long blond hair. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. My head is cold after losing my long blond hair. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. TV Trivia from Lost. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. TV Trivia from Lost. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. In the southern hemisphere, shadows are backwards. Alt title: Alien Shadow Photographer.  Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. In the southern hemisphere, shadows are backwards. Alt title: Alien Shadow Photographer. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Shadow Alien Photographer. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Shadow Alien Photographer. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Face to Face with Frederick the Great. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Face to Face with Frederick the Great. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Mind Meld with Frederick the Great. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
Sunrise Breakfast Club. Mind Meld with Frederick the Great. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
I'm now Frederick the Great. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)
I’m now Frederick the Great. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (David J Mathre)