Greetings blog readers. Today, I sit on a covered porch in Costa Rica watching the rain in the rainy season in the rainforest. It has rained for about 24 hours straight and the photography has been limited to the reach of my lens from my shelter. Fortunately the resort has wireless Internet so I have something to do while waiting for the next respite.
I am staying at La Anita Rainforest Ranch in the humid tropics of northern Costa Rica. It is from this ranch that the Photography Tours at which I am instructor are based. Fortunately, we do our tours in the dry season! The landscape is lush, green and wet. The conditions are dark and wet. Lots of flash and lots of high-ISO settings are combating the shade of the canopy and the perpetual cloud cover.
I have been advised by my tour director that the April tour is almost sold out but we still have some space available on our February tour. Come back with me to Costa Rica in the dry season and we will have some fun, shoot some great pictures and meet a great people.
Photo-tip learned on this expedition:
Look around! At Arenal Volcano, I was so fixated on watching the birds and the volcano that I almost missed a stunning rainbow as it swept over Lake Arenal. My wife saved me here, rushing out of the safety of the shelter to point it out. Don’t become so fixated on a subject you miss what is happening around you!
This will likely be my only entry from Costa Rica. I look forward to rejoining you all next week. I have to go now. An Amazon Kingfisher just flew by. For him, I will brave the rain.
Till then-pura vida,
Rikk Flohr © 2008