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 Post subject: Costa Rica
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:56 pm 
Hello everyone,

It's been quite a while since I've posted here... Anyways, recently for Spring Break myself and a few friends travelled down to Costa Rica to volunteer in a small village of about 40 people called "El Sur". We built half a bridge, and while I was there I was kind of designated as the photographer. Here are a few of the shots, and the stories behind them. All images were taken with My D90 + 18-200 VR

This here is Carmen, he's pretty old but you wouldn't believe it if you saw him working. I really tried to capture the texture in his face.

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This is Ronald the carpenter in his workshop. He is actually Carmen's son. I was fortunate enough to eat dinner at his house one night to get to meet him, and he is one amazing fellow. So down to earth and happy with his life. I had to get a good picture to remember him.

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Sunset seen from Manuel Antonio, which is the Pacific Side of Costa Rica.

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The village, though small, still somehow manages to have a bar, and a pool table! Even though its probably the most rural place on earth, they still share a common pasttime with North American culture.

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Hammock Blur

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For this shot, I woke up at 4 in the morning, hiked half an hour to a ridge to watch the sunrise. Definitely worth it.

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And another view of the sunrise.

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Taken a few mintues before sunrise when everything was still slightly dark.

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And lastly the friends that I travelled with looking out over the Costa Rican Foothills. I like to think of this shot as "Daybreakers"

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This trip was really fantastic and inspiring too me. It furthured my interest in Photography and Travel, and I knew after this trip that I wanted to travel the world, help people in need, and at the same time photograph the beautiful places, people, and cultures.

Enjoy! And, as always, C&C welcome.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:57 pm 
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This is travel photography as it should be. I feel ashamed when I look at my tourist pics, you really captured it!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:34 pm 
Thanks Citruspers! I wish I captured more of the culture rather than landscape shots... Next time I guess :lol:


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I love the first and especially the last one.

To bring out the texture in his face there was an article in DP magazine on this a few months back, I think in there they overdid it though

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:40 am 
Great pictures you took of my country. It seems you had a nice time down there.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:38 am 
Thanks murdockcrc! Your country is very beautiful, I definitely did enjoy my time there, and I'll most likely return sometime in the future.


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That's a beautiful series there, Eric. That first sunrise is stunning with the little banks of mist clinging to some of the valleys there - can you post a larger version to really appreciate it!


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great set.. love the daybreakers one

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:37 pm 
Thanks everyone

And Dubaiphil, You can view the larger version here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25947744@N ... 7/sizes/l/


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:52 pm 
Thanks for sharing on how to make the right travel photography :D I really like the whole set as it tells the story and environment and I can feel the fun just by looking at them :D

cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:44 am 
Image #6 with the sunset in the distance is amazing.... 10/10.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:38 am 
These are stunning pictures congratulations.

Its nice to have some great pictures to remember an incredible trip isnt it?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:36 pm 
Thanks for the comments everyone,

And yes, it is great to have pictures to remember a trip by... Although I still don't feel as if my pictures quite do the trip justice, but maybe thats just me.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:43 am 
Nice shots . I love 3 and 8 . BTW your friends seem like really interesting one of a kind people.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:34 pm 
Interesting Set & great storyline


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