Eleven-Years Ago (26-March-2007) — Illinois

Gone to See America 2007. Springtime in Chicago.

Walkabout in Millennium Park during time off from the American Chemical Society spring national meeting. The “Cloud Gate” also known as “The Bean” is quite an attraction. I was able to take a mirror “selfie” with the city in the background. Someday, I would like to go back and do a time-lapse video of people interacting with the sculpture. The images in the two slide-shows have been reprocessed using new software. Individual images can be viewed here. Let me know if you find the two out-of-place images.



Two-Years Ago (19-July-2014) — Norway

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 49: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Oslo, Norway.

Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway. Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Voyage Day. Image taken with a Fuji XT1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/1.8, 1/4000 sec)

Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway. Image taken with a Fuji XT1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/1.8, 1/4000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway. Image taken with a Fuji XT1 camera and Zeiss 32 mm lens (ISO 200, 32 mm, f/1.8, 1/4000 sec) (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (28-May-2013) — Norway

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 32: Oslo, Norway.

Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway.  Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec).

Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway. Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage Day 32. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (11-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Trip. Day 3: Reykjavik.

I spent the much of the morning at the Solar Voyager (Sólfar) sculpture with the goal of making a time-lapse video of people visiting the sculpture. Hopefully, someday I will have time to process the images. While working on this four women with Viking helmets came up to me and asked me to take their picture in front of the sculpture. All in the days work of a photographer… Further down the walking path along  Sæbraut street on the Reykjavik coastline is The Partnership sculpture.

Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Partnership Sculpture in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/4, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Partnership Sculpture in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/4, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)

Sunday (09-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland in the Winter. Day 1: Reykjavik.

Sun Voyager (Sólfar). Winter in Reykjavik. From Wikipedia “Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.” Last summer when I visited Reykjavik there were many people surrounding the sculpture, and even more taking pictures. This morning it was snowing and cloudy. The sun started to come out and I found myself alone at the site. Within 5 minutes many more came and I was no longer alone. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera and 12 mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/3500 sec).

Sun Voyager (Sólfar). Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera and 12 mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/3500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sun Voyager (Sólfar). Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera and 12 mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/3500 sec). (David J Mathre)