Eight-Years Ago (15-May-2011) — Caribbean Sea

Gone to See Central America and the Panama Canal. Semester at Sea Spring 2011 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop II with Michael Mariant. Day 19: At Sea.

Sunrise Aboard the MV Explorer. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 24 mm lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro.

One thing we learned the hard way during the voyage was the need to take the camera and lens out on deck at least 30 minutes before taking any images to prevent fogging due to moisture condensing on the lens. The best way to do this is have the camera and lens in a sealed plastic bag during the temperature equilibration. Otherwise, you need to wait until the condensation evaporates.

Sunrise over the Caribbean Sea. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 24 mm lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec. Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (David J Mathre)
Sunrise over the Caribbean Sea. (David J Mathre)

Eight-Years Ago (14-May-2011) — Belize

Gone to See Central America and the Panama Canal. Semester at Sea Spring 2011 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop II with Michael Mariant. Day 18: Belize.

Pair of Black Vultures in Flight in Belize. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec).

Black Vultures in Flight in Belize. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black Vultures in Flight in Belize. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (12-May-2013) — France

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop IV with Michael Mariant. Day 16: Paris, France.

Capoeria Performance in Parc de Bercy.  Late Spring Photowalk with the Photographer Thomas Paris in Paris.


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Eight-Years Ago (05-June-2010) — Bonaire

Gone to See the Caribbean Islands. Semester at Sea Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant. Day 10: Kralendijk, Bonaire.

Brown Pelican With an Itch in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec).

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Brown Pelican With an Itch in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (01-June-2013) — Latvia

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 36: Riga, Latvia.

“Come Sit on My Lap Little Girl” said the Man in Gold. Street Performer in Riga, Latvia. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 94.2 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec).

"Come Sit on My Lap Little Girl" said the Man in Gold. Street Performer in Riga, Latvia. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 94.2 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage. (David J Mathre)
“Come Sit on My Lap Little Girl” said the Man in Gold. Street Performer in Riga, Latvia. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 94.2 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)