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Greetings from Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Country Parson, May 29, 2011.

  1. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Dan
    A couple of shots from first full day, a lazy Sunday afternoon in Atenas. Both taken with the X100 and me forgetting I had the ISO set high (1250, I think).

    X0583r.

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  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    Nic
    I love the chaos and colour of the shop window in #2
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Herman
    Morning Dan, thanks for this great series. Know I know, their favourite color is blue, isn't it ?
    Enjoy your days at Atenas !
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Thank you for bringing us along, Dan! It looks as though the ISO didn't make any difference at all. Can't wait to spend more time there with you!
     
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  5. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Dan - nice images. I'd love to know the story about the two guys playing checkers at the gas pump. Selling religious items too?
    . . . David
     
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  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    The Costa Rican Countryside

    Next door to where I am staying in Atenas:
    X0672r.
    X100 (ISO200)

    Some selective Color. Flowers and Fruits are abundant:
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    X100 (Silver Efex 2)

    More to come.
     
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  7. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Herman
    Wow, shot #2 is fabulous !
     
  8. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Very well seen and captured. Thanks for sharing your images.
    . . . David
     
  9. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    I love those cows, and particularly that calf! They're sweet looking and they're lucky to have all those nice trees for shade which I bet they take advantage of as the day wears on.

    Nice use of selective color in your second, Dan!
     
  10. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Dan
    A couple more from May, 31

    We are so busy that it is difficult to find time to prep photos for the internet, but here are a couple more.

    X0811r.
    Catarata de los Angeles

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    From the home where I am staying.

    BBW: I plan to put up some photos that are not with the X100, so is there a better place to move this thread that could include GXR and NEX5?
     
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  11. BBW

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  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice photos Dan. I don't think 1250 is even noticeable on the X100, let alone problematic. I look forward to seeing more once you've had time to sort through and do any additional processing. I've never been to Costa Rica but its definitely on my list of places to visit. Sounds (and looks) like a wonderful place.

    -Ray
     
  13. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Dan
    I think, BBW, that would be a good place to move them. I will add some photos from other compacts as well as the X100. Thank you.
     
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  14. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Dan
    NEX5 with Fisheye

    Since this thread is soon to be moved to a place not limited to the X100 here are a couple from the NEX5. Both were taken first thing this morning where I am staying. Both were taken with the Fisheye Converter on the 16mm.

    NEX0661r.

    NEX0676r.
    Note the Mangos above. They are here in abundance right now.
     
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  15. BBW

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    Dan - wonderful!! I feel as though you were channeling Dali in your first, or perhaps Peter Max?:biggrin: Very, very cool with that background and the wonderful water droplets on that beautiful rose - but my heart belongs to the lovely pair in your second. Two great images, Dan.

    I'll move the thread now. I just wanted to be sure you wanted me to do it.
     
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  16. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wonderfully colourful shots, all of them but I give the edge to the Fuji for colour and clarity :) I admire your ability to shoot people, I always bottle out! Not literally:rolleyes:
     
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  17. Janis

    Janis SC Regular

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    Dan, just want to say I'm really enjoying your images and hope you keep them coming!
     
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  18. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Dan
    Thanks everyone for all the feedback. I will put up more as I can. We are leaving tomorrow for Monteverde and the famous "cloud forest." That should bring some good opportunities for outdoor nature photography. I'll be looking for street photos tomorrow morning at a local farmer's market that is set up in the city every Friday. This is fun, though the required Spanish lessons every day are taxing on this old brain. :dance2:

    I'll add one shot that presented itself suddenly and then was gone. It is the only time we have seen someone riding a horse in Atenas, so far. I'll have to put it in the next entry since I cannot do so in this edit I guess.
     
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  19. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Horse and Rider, Atenas, Costa Rica

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    X100, f5.6, ISO200
     
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  20. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    I forget what that training is called...dressage, maybe...as in the style of the Lipizzans? Maybe it's really called the Spanish classical style? I'm very surprised you've only seen one person riding there, though perhaps it is too cost prohibitive for many?