Jeff Warner PHOTOGRAPHIC, Golden, Colorado, USA

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all my family, friends, and clients a Happy Holiday Season! May 2012 bring health, happiness, and success to you and yours! 



Roatan, Honduras

Monday, December 12, 2011

12/12/11: SAS MV Explorer Helicopter Medical Evac

As if there weren’t enough excitement around the ship already with everyone preparing to disembark, unfortunately one passenger got an early ride to Key West, Florida via a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Airstation Clearwater, Florida. This is something that happens only on the rarest of occasions, as you might imagine; the conditions were perfect, and the operation went smoothly. Crossing fingers for her…

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12/7/11: Transit of Panama Canal

Although I don't have a single picture from the MV Explorer's transit of the Panama Canal on Wednesday, I've got something even better: 2,315 images strung into a time-lapse of nearly five hours of the eight hour process. I used a tripod-mounted Canon 7D and EF-S 10-22 lens, and shot at 10-second intervals.

It's clear that the Panama Canal was an amazing achievement for 1912, but it's hard to grasp how truly astounding an effort it was without actually seeing it. As our circumnavigation of the earth comes to a close several days from now, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to do experience it.

Enjoy the images!


PS: By the way, the linked source file at YouTube has a higher-resolution version if you'd prefer:

Jeff Warner PHOTOGRAPHIC Panama Canal Time Lapse

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12/6/11: Panama Canal Webcams

Hey everyone,

If any of you are sitting around the office bored out of your skull, we'll be transiting the Panama Canal tomorrow, and you can see the MV Explorer via webcam (see link below). Note that times are EASTERN.


Jeff et al


 Sent:   Tue 12/6/2011 4:55 PM


Following please find the transit schedule for the Panama Canal tomorrow for your reference. Also provided below is the Canal website on which you can find information about the webcams located in some of locks.

Enjoy the day!


We are scheduled to commence transit through the Panamá Canal at 0515hrs tomorrow morning.

The schedule is : -
Arriving           0715hrs
Departing        0820hrs

Arriving           0840hrs
Departing        0915hrs

Passing by       1030hrs
GATUN LOCKS ( East Lane)
Arriving          1250hrs
Departing       1445hrs

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12/1/11: Pacific Crossing Day #17

Guess what?

As of yesterday we are in the Mountain Time Zone, despite being in the Pacific Ocean! Midday yesterday the MV Explorer passed due south of our home in Golden, but we forgot to wave. Today was a pretty big day for the boys, and few have ever had the opportunity to do what they did: pilot a craft carrying 783 people on board!
Back on November 20, SAS had the Fall '11 Voyage Auction, benefiting ISE in the interest of supplying grants to students for future voyages. One of the ‘items’ auctioned was a chance to steer the boat, and Reade and Tate were the lucky recipients of the wonderful generosity of Dean and Shelley Galloway, who won that particular auction. What a thrill for them!
The 2nd Officer started with a briefing on the basics of the ship’s rather small steering wheel, and at 1307 MST, Tate took the helm. They allowed him to steer 13 degrees off course, and practice returning the ship to it’s original heading, showing him how you had to ‘oversteer’ the vessel in the opposite direction for a few seconds in order to stop turning, then returning the wheel to midships. Reade then hopped on the controls and practiced a turn or two, but as you might imagine, his deviations from course were much more subtle. :) At 1334, Reade returned the helm, after having piloted the ship 7.7 nautical miles (between the two of them). To give you an idea of where we are right now, if we were driving eastbound on I-70, longitude-wise, Tate took the controls just east of Kansas City Missouri, near Blue Springs.
Such an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Reade and Tate, and a heartfelt thank you to Dean and Shelley for making it possible!

Navigational instruments used both to monitor the MV Explorer's autopilot and drive the ship.