Six-Years Ago (01-October-2012) — In the Air

Returning Home. Semester at Sea, Fall Semester Voyage. Day 39: Flights from Casablanca to Frankfurt and then Frankfurt to Newark.

A very long day of waiting and flying and waiting and flying. Extra questions by US security folks in Frankfurt asking why I only spent a night in Casablanca, Morocco. They wanted to see all the pictures I took on the Semester at Sea, Fall Semester Voyage. I had ~40K images on several USB drives. Finally, they got bored and let me catch the flight back to the US.

Early Morning (4 AM) View of Madrid from 30,000 ft. Lufthansa flight from Casablanca to Frankfurt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 6400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Morning (4 AM) View of Madrid from 30,000 ft. Lufthansa flight from Casablanca to Frankfurt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 6400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (27-June-2014) — Spain

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 27: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Bilabao, Spain.

Maman the Spider at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Selfie in the upper left corner. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Bower 8 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens.

Maman Spider outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 8 mm Fisheye (ISO 200, 8 mm, f/?, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maman Spider outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 8 mm Fisheye (ISO 200, 8 mm, f/?, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (23-September-2012) — Spain

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 31: Bullfighting Match in Seville.

I was hiding behind the lens when I took this picture because I didn’t want to watch.  Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/1500 sec). In the end, all three bulls died.

Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (30-June-2014) — Spain

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 30: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Bilabao, Spain.

Monument to Evaristo Churruca in Getxo, Spain. Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/14). Raw images processed with HDR Efex Pro, Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC.

Monument to Evaristo Churruca in Getxo, Spain. Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/14). Raw images processed with HDR Efex Pro, Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Monument to Evaristo Churruca in Getxo, Spain. Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/14). Raw images processed with HDR Efex Pro, Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (29-June-2014) – Spain

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 29: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Bilabao, Spain.

Sunburst at the Aixerrota Windmill in Getxo, Spain. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec). In camera B&W.

Sunburst at the Aixerrota Windmill in Getxo, Spain. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec). In camera B&W. (David J Mathre)
Sunburst at the Aixerrota Windmill in Getxo, Spain. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/2000 sec). In camera B&W. (David J Mathre)