Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop IV with Michael Mariant. Day 28: At Sea.
It was a sea day aboard the MV Explorer as we traveled from Dublin, Ireland to Dover, United Kingdom. As the sun was beginning to set the clouds developed an intense orange color. As soon as I got up to deck 7 at the rear of the ship, I could see a cargo ship may pass directly between us and the sun. One of nine images I captured during the Spring Enrichment voyage of a ship passing in front of the sun at sunrise or sunset.
Gone to See Norway 2013. Chasing the Northern Lights. Day 14: Tromsø.
Wintertime walkabout in Tromsø, Norway. Part 2: Ships and boats. With its long coastline, Norway is a nautical seafaring nation. I arrived in Tromsø on the MS Nordkapp, a Hurtigruten line ship three days earlier and would leave on a different Hurtigruten ship. On this day there were fishing trawlers, combination passenger ferry/Ro-Ro (roll on, roll off) cargo ships, and a fire/rescue boat named the Wanny Woldstad. Later in the day, the Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald stopped in Tromsø. I had been on that ship the winter of 2007. On the way back to the hotel, we watched a combination passenger ferry/Ro-Ro cargo ship be winched out of the water to into a dry dock shipyard.
Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 0: Stockholm, Sweden.
Stern of the Vasa at the Museum in Stockholm. Composite of three images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 800, 12 mm, f/5.6, 1 sec). Raw image processed with AutoPano Giga Pro 4, Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. This was a difficult image to take even with a wide angle lens. The composite was processed with AutoPano Giga, Capture One was used to fix the perspective (keystone). Looking at where the waterline would be, it is not surprising that the ship sank on its maiden voyage. It is an amazing sight, and that it was preserved so well being underwater for over 300 years (from 1628 until 1961).
Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 33: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. At. Sea.
Sunrise on the Bay of Biscay from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC.