Photo Friday: HDR – Montezuma, Costa Rica

This has to be my favorite HDR so far. I am starting to really get the hang of it (or so I think). We arrived to the top of this hill winded and exhilarated at the same time. We had managed to hike regardless of the weather and the gamble had worked out. The clouds cleared up for just a moment to grab this amazing snap shot of Montezuma.

Unfortunately this is all you’re going to really see of Montezuma, Costa Rica in regards to a post. Not only did it rain on us for 3 days straight but the waterfall turned into brown rapids with the trail washed out. Our entire trip there was a bust.

Well, maybe not a bust. I got this beauty.

Montezuma, Costa Rica - HDR



31 Responses to “Photo Friday: HDR – Montezuma, Costa Rica”

  1. ciki October 28, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    Awe inspiring!!

    • Erica October 28, 2011 at 11:34 am #

      @Ciki: Why thank you!

  2. Jarmo October 28, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    That is stunning! Nice work

    • Erica October 28, 2011 at 11:36 am #

      @Jarmo: Thank you! I’m so incredibly happy with how it came out.

  3. Hans - Roaming Vikings October 28, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Beautiful picture! I would give my left thumb to be in Montezuma again now, such a fantastic little place.

    • Erica October 28, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      @Hans: Thank you! It was an amazing little place. I just wished it didn’t rain so much while there.

  4. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista October 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Wow that is beautiful! I love clouds period but especially when you can see the rain coming down far away. Stunning.

    • Erica October 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

      @Debbie: The cloud blew my mind! We were lucky enough to get a break in the rainy season with just enough time to snap this picture!

  5. Joshywashington October 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    I spent a month in Montezuma and would give my left testicle to have another month there!

    • Erica October 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      @Joshy: I wish we weren’t there during low season. It was like a ghost town – but still really awesome.

  6. Sarah Wu October 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    Great photo, I can’t even do HDR : )

    • Erica October 30, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      @Sarah: It requires software for sure but I would love to see what you could do.

  7. cailin October 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    bummer the rain messed up your trip
    love the photo though, its “just right” I find a lot of people’s HDR photos are just so over processed its making me hate it. but this one it great 🙂

    • Erica November 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

      @Cailin: Thanks! I have already had issues with HDR, I can’t believe I hopped on that train.

  8. Stephanie - The Travel Chica October 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Rain and storms can make for interesting photos, although it’s not so great to be out exploring with a camera in the rain 🙂

    • Erica November 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      @Stephanie: It is why I curse and love rainy season at the same time. My camera is water “resistant” but I do walk around with my dry sack handy.

  9. Erik November 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Amazing picture- especially the clouds!

    • Erica November 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

      @Erik: They just looked so epic, I couldn’t help myself.

  10. Federico November 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Nice pic! I still have to try taking my first HDR shot

    • Erica November 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

      @Federico: Beware, they become addicting.

  11. Zablon Mukuba November 2, 2011 at 2:20 am #

    atleast you got something out of it

    • Erica November 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

      @Zablon: For sure! More than stinky clothes that don’t dry. 😉

  12. DTravelsRound November 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    I want to learn how to do this. When you come to Vegas, teach me!!! Beautiful shot.

    • Erica November 2, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

      @D: Super easy. I’ll be glad to teach you!

  13. Margo November 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    So sorry about the weather! But that is a pretty pic… I love weather pictures, much more interesting than pretty day ones in the tropics I think… but ugh – then it’s time for the clouds to go away! 🙂

  14. Camels & Chocolate November 4, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    I can’t see the word Montezuma in any context without thinking of how he’s done his revenge on me this entire sailing voyage. (TMI?)

    Your HDR is just getting better and better–gorgeous!

    • Erica November 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      @C&C: Thanks! I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of it. Is it the seasickness or food causing your tummy woes!?

  15. Abby November 20, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    Montezuma is hardcore!!

    • Erica November 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

      @Abby: \m/ Rock on! But really, a gorgeous place.

  16. Lotus December 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    It’s a shame about the weather but wow this shot is amazing!

    • Erica December 24, 2011 at 3:21 am #

      @Lotus: Thank you! I was in shock and awe when we got to the view point.

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