Four-Years Ago (05-June-2014) — Shetland Islands

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 5: Semester at Sea, Spring 2014 Enrichment Voyage. Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland.

Puffin Posing at the Lighthouse in Lerwick, Scotland. Image taken with a Nikon Df Camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC200 III teleconverter (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.

Puffin Posing. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens and 2.0 teleconverter (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Puffin Posing. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens and 2.0 teleconverter (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (23-January-2016) — North Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 18: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

I woke up to a dreary cloudy dawn sky. This was the final day crossing the North Pacific from Hawaii to Japan. You could tell we were getting closer to land as more seabirds were flying around the ship.

Dreary Dawn Panorama from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Crossing the North Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dreary Dawn Panorama from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Crossing the North Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)


Preparing for Japan. View from the deck of the MV World Odyssey crossing the North Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 156 mm, f/4.5, 1/600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Preparing for Japan. View from the deck of the MV World Odyssey crossing the North Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 156 mm, f/4.5, 1/600 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (23-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 18: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

We must be getting close to land — more seabirds have shown up. I don’t know the ID of this one. Somewhere east of Japan crossing the Pacific Ocean.

We must be getting close to land -- more seabirds have shown up. I don't know the ID of this one. View from the deck of the MV World Odyssey crossing the North Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 156 mm, f/4.5, 1/950 sec). (David J Mathre)
We must be getting close to land — more seabirds have shown up. I don’t know the ID of this one. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 156 mm, f/4.5, 1/950 sec). (David J Mathre)
We must be getting close to land -- more seabirds have shown up. I don't know the ID of this one. View from the deck of the MV World Odyssey crossing the North Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/4.8, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
We must be getting close to land — more seabirds have shown up. I don’t know the ID of this one. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/4.8, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (10-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 6: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Pair of Brown Boobies flying into a Sunburst. I guess they didn’t read Icarus. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Later on I caught a sequence of images of a Brown Booby fishing, then going into a dive. At the end of the day we were fortunate to see a glimmer of a “Green Flash” as the sun fell into the sea.

Pair of Brown Boobies flying into a Sun Burst. I guess they didn't read Icarus. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/22, 1/750 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Brown Boobies flying into a Sun Burst. I guess they didn’t read Icarus. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey while crossing the Pacific Ocean. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/22, 1/750 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slide-show can be viewed here.



Individual images from the slide-show can be viewed here.

Three-Years Ago (05-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) Along the South East Coast.

Time To Go Fishing For Breakfast. Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) a private nature preserve on an isolated headland on the coast half way between Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon in Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec)

I Guess Its Time To Fishing For Breakfast. (David J Mathre)
I Guess Its Time To Fishing For Breakfast. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)