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 (24-June-2014) — Portugal

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 24: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Lisbon, Portugal.

Cooking School in Lisbon, Portugal. Images taken with a Fuji XT1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens or Leica X2 camera. Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

Cooking School in Lisbon, Portugal. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Cooking School in Lisbon, Portugal. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. (David J Mathre)


Two-Years Ago (25-June-2014) — Portugal

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 25: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Departing Lisbon, Portugal

Homeless woman sleeping with her dog in the LUX Night Club Vestibule (6:30 AM on a Wednesday Morning). Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/4, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Define 2, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Sleeping in the LUX Night Club Vestibule (6:30 AM on a Wednesday Morning). Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/4, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Define 2, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Sleeping in the LUX Night Club Vestibule (6:30 AM on a Wednesday Morning). Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/4, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Define 2, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (24-June-2014) — Portugal

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 24: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Lisbon, Portugal.

Shrimps –  Cooking School in Lisbon, Portugal. Image taken with a Fuji XT1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 800, 60 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Cooking School in Lisbon, Portugal. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Cooking School in Lisbon, Portugal. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (22-June-2014) — Portugal

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 22: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon Sunset from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC.

Lisbon Sunset from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Lisbon Sunset from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)