Monday (04-January-2016) — California

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.

Seagull with the MV World Odyssey in the background. San Diego Harbor, California. One day before the 2016 Spring Semester at Sea Voyage would begin. Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10-30 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/10, 1/125 sec). Image Processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Seagull with the MV World Odyssey in the background. San Diego Harbor, California. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10-30 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/10, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (14-April-2010) — California

Gone to See America 2010. Big Sur Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant. Day 0: Piedras Blancas Beach.

I arrived in San Simeon on the California coast the day before the Big Sur Workshop. After dinner, I drove 7 miles north to the Elephant Seal view-point on Piedras Blancas beach. There are hundreds of Elephant Seals just being lazy and making a lot of noise. The young males are mock fighting, but not doing much damage. This was an image rich environment.

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Saturday (05-April-2008) — Louisiana

Gone to See America 2008. Springtime in New Orleans.

Some images taken while walking along the Mississippi Riverwalk near the convention center during some time off from the American Chemical Society spring national meeting. The images were all processed using Capture One Pro, including conversion to B&W. Compared with before the hurricane, the area around the convention center has undergone significant urban development and improvement.

Barge going under Mississippi River Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Barge going under Mississippi River Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Seagull along Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 130 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Seagull along Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 130 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Seagull along Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 150 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Seagull along Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 150 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Dusita Narre under Mississippi River Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Dusita Narre under Mississippi River Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Seagull along Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Seagull along Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Seagull, Dusita Naree, and Bridge along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Seagull, Dusita Naree, and Bridge along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Seagull, Dusita Naree, and Bridge along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Seagull, Dusita Naree, and Bridge along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Seagull, Dusita Naree, and Bridge along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Seagull, Dusita Naree, and Bridge along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 90 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).
Seagull along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 170 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Seagull along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 170 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). Processed with Capture One Pro (including conversion to B&W).