One-Year Ago (15-April-2016) — Atlantic Ocean

The Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 voyage was almost over. Some of the students had their faces painted with flags from the countries we visited. Can anyone identify this flag? Then one final sunset image (and yes, that is a sunspot).

Face painting on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 173 mm, f/5.3, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Face painting on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 173 mm, f/5.3, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Final sunset aboard the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/16, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Final sunset aboard the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/16, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (10-March-2016) — At Sea, Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 65: At Sea, Indian Ocean.

Back at sea, crossing the Indian Ocean from Mauritius to South Africa. Yet another amazing dawn and sunrise. What else can I say? Best to view the panorama in full screen mode. The color of the clouds is real changing from a pastel pink/lavender to a fiery yellow/orange.

Sunrise panorama on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise panorama over the Indian Ocean from the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Maria at dawn, only a few days since the hair was cut on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Student at dawn, only a few days since her hair was cut during the Neptune Day celebration on the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria and Charlette at dawn. The sky was really that color. From the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Two students at dawn on the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. The sky was really that color. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (24-January-2016) — Japan

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 19: Arrival in Yokohama, Japan.

Sunrise and early morning from the deck of the MV World Odyssey docked at the Osanbaski Pier in Yokohama. We had to wait for immigration officials before we could leave the ship. Click on the image to see a wider view.

Yokohama Skyline Panorama at Dawn from the Deck of the MV World Odyssey while Docked at the Osanbashi Pier. Composite of six images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Yokohama Skyline Panorama at Dawn from the Deck of the MV World Odyssey while Docked at the Osanbashi Pier. Composite of six images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Sun peaking out from behind the clouds. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey docked in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sun peaking out from behind the clouds. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey docked in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sun rising above the clouds. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey docked in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sun rising above the clouds. From the deck of the MV World Odyssey docked in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Statue catching the sun in a bowl on the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey while docked in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Statue catching the sun in a bowl on the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey while docked in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/22, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (24-January-2016) — Japan

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 19: Arrival in Yokohama, Japan.

After 10 days long days crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii and taking classes every day it was good to see land. The MV World Odyssey arrived at the port of Yokohama early in the morning and docked at the Osanbashi Pier.

Anticipating Japan after a Long 10 days Crossing the Pacific Ocean on the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 23 mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Anticipating Japan after a Long 10 days Crossing the Pacific Ocean on the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 23 mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
The MV World Odyssey about to pass under the Yokohama Bay Bridge as we arrived in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 23 mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
The MV World Odyssey about to pass under the Yokohama Bay Bridge as we arrived in Yokohama, Japan. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 23 mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Yokohama Skyline Panorama at Dawn from the Deck of the MV World Odyssey while Docked at the Osanbashi Pier. Composite of six images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Yokohama Skyline Panorama at Dawn from the Deck of the MV World Odyssey while Docked at the Osanbashi Pier. Composite of six images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)