The high altitude rainforest or cloud forest, where the Resplendent Quetzal roams, is the gateway to a world of color amid the clouds and the mist. Further up, above the tree line, is the even more colorful garden called Paramo (or Páramo in Spanish). Continue reading High in the Tropics
The gardens of The Alhambra are just as famous as its inner decorations. They became the perfect way to end our visit and they don’t need many words as introduction so, here are the photos! Continue reading Outside The Alhambra
I cannot resist a nice afternoon: It is something I can easily see coming …quite unlike a nice morning!
Maybe sunrises have great light too… but there is less guesswork with sunsets in my cloudy tropical country. Continue reading Looking up, and to the sides too!
Happy New Year! I am happy I have met you over the Blogosphere. I leave you with this view from my hometown. All the best for 2016!
Photographer, know thy camera!
We know we should not take pictures with important highlights clipped from our precious photos. This is why our cameras show histograms and flashing pixels in the LCD, but… are they always right? Continue reading Photographer, know thy camera!
Once in a blue moon I like to do a bare-bones photo-shooting excursion: I have spent one day shooting only a wide-angle, a medium telephoto or a normal lens (in the old times a normal lens was all I had anyway)… Continue reading One camera, one lens
I live in Costa Rica and I always wanted to see the huge seabird and seal colonies from either North or South America. When I went to Peru of course I had to visit the famous Guano Islands that were so important for harvesting bird droppings to make fertiliser and saltpetre. There are still huge guano deposits from the enormous seabird colonies that live there. Continue reading Peru’s Palomino Islands