It's not easy being a scientist. You have to travel to foreign countries, spend time away from home, and deliver important scientific papers. This was the case in September/October 1999 when I attended the 2nd International Workshop on Hydroacoustics in Tahiti, French Polynesia. It's a long way from Washington, DC, but hey, somebody has to do it. At least our hosts helped us take our minds off our work with some cultural entertainment.
Photo Notes: Shot with a Nikon F5 camera and 28-105 mm f3.5-4.5 AFD Nikkor lens and Nikon SB25 Speedlight, on Fuji Sensia film. Scanned to PhotoCD, opened in Adobe Photoshop 5, Levels and Unsharp Mask filters applied, saved as jpeg files. Yea, like you're really reading this part. These are 24 bit color images, so please set your monitor to the correct color depth to get the full effect of the images.