One-Year Ago (17-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 12: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Afternoon yoga in the sun — On the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro including conversion to B&W.

Afternoon yoga in the sun on the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro including conversion to B&W. (David J Mathre)
Afternoon yoga in the sun on the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro including conversion to B&W. (David J Mathre)
Statue on the forward upper deck of the MV World Odyssey holding back the sunburst. Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/4000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)
Statue on the forward upper deck of the MV World Odyssey holding back the sunburst. Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/14, 1/4000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (17-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 12: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Concentration during levitation practice — Harry Potter would be proud. On the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/640 sec).

Concentration during levitation practice -- Harry Potter would be proud. On the forward deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Concentration during levitation practice — Harry Potter would be proud. On the forward deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (12-January-2016) — Hawaii

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 8: Honolulu and O’ahu Hawaii.

The first port on our Spring 2016 Semester at Sea voyage was Hilo in Hawaii. The real reason for the stop was to bunker to take on additional fuel before continuing the voyage the rest of the way across the Pacific Ocean to Japan. The MV World Odyssey was only going to be in Hawaii for 14 hours so we were not allowed off the ship unless  with a Semester at Sea organized Field Trip. I originally signed up for the Pearl Harbor Memorial tour, but that trip was canceled. (The last time I was in Honolulu to give a talk at the Pacific Chemistry meeting, the US Government was shut down and the Pearl Harbor Memorial was closed). I switched to the North Shore bus tour. In the 14 hours we had I managed to take over 3000 pictures. First stop was at the Byodo-In Temple. Then stops at some regional parks and beaches. Lunch was at a roadside shrimp shack. The final stop was at the Dole Pineapple Plantation.

Panorama of the Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu. Composite of six images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 160, 10 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and the composite panorama created using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Panorama of the Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu. Composite of six images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 160, 10 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and the composite panorama created using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Litterbugs in paradise -- were they locals or tourists??? Malaekahana State Recreation Area on the north shore of Oahu. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/6.4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Litterbugs in paradise — were they locals or tourists??? Malaekahana State Recreation Area on the north shore of Oahu. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/6.4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)


Student being photographed with Mokoli?i (Chinaman's Hat) in the background. Kualoa Regional Park on the north shore of Oahu. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Student being photographed with Mokoli’i (Chinaman’s Hat) in the background. Kualoa Regional Park on the north shore of Oahu. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)


Green Turtle viewing the Sun at Sunset Beach. Image taken with a Nikon N1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Green Turtle viewing the Sun at Sunset Beach. Image taken with a Nikon N1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)


One-Year Ago (11-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 7: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Up early to see the dawn colors develop, then transition to sunrise. The Brown Booby continued to follow (or lead) the ship. There were low clouds on the horizon, so no green flash. You could see three sunspots on the solar disk before it disappeared before sunset. I normally wouldn’t point a camera with a big lens at the sun. It’s not as much a problem with the mirrorless cameras where you are not looking directly at the sun (rather a video image) and when the sky at the horizon becomes the multi-stop filter due to haze (humidity or pollution). The closer we got to Asia, this actually became an issue when the sun would disappear 15 minutes to half an hour before sunset.

Dawn from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. Composite of six images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro, Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Dawn from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. Composite of six images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro, Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. In camera panorama taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. In camera panorama taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sunrise from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while traveling across the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Brown Booby flying beside the MV World Odyssey as we crossed the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Brown Booby flying beside the MV World Odyssey as we crossed the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunset through wet glass. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunset through wet glass. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Premature Sunset through low clouds on the horizon. Check out the sunspots. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Premature Sunset through low clouds on the horizon. Check out the sunspots. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)