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.
Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 0: San Diego, California.
This morning I went for a walk along the San Diego Harbor to see the MV World Odyssey. This is the new ship that Semester at Sea is using for its voyages, and will be my home for the next 3 1/2 months. Even though the ship is docked in San Diego, we have to take a bus ride to Ensenada, Mexico before we can board the ship. The Spring Semester Voyage starts tomorrow night. The first port will be Honolulu, Hawaii.
Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Hurtigruten Christmas Voyage on the MS Fram. Day 10: Grytviken, South Georgia.
One year old King Penguin nearly completely molted to its adult feathers at a colony near Grytviken in South Georgia. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/6.2, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.