Same Place – Different View
It has been a while since I have done a Same Place – Different View blog … too long.
We have finally put up the student gallery for Costa Rica’s Treasures, so check it out. The participants did a great job.
As those of you already know who have followed this blog for some time, we encourage our participants to seek their own vision. Often, a photograph of a location may resemble another, but always, the take is different. Sometimes, even the scene is totally different.
In this case, we picked similar shots to show different approaches.
Costa Rica has a remarkably varied landscape, from active volcanoes, to plains, to tropical areas, to cloud forest, and I have not even begun to cover it all. Its biodiversity is astounding and the reason such entities as the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) are headquartered and have several research stations that serve top scientists worldwide, even remotely via the Internet.
That aside, there is a reason that people love to visit Costa Rica.
Take the lush landscape, especially after a rainstorm. We were on our way to another location, and a storm came through. We stopped, scrambled out of our bus, and made many photographs.
Chuck homed in on an area and gave it a dramatic treatment.
Chris did a broader view with a gentler palette.
If you look carefully, you will recognize some of the same elements in both photographs.
There are all sorts of toothsome creatures in Costa Rica down at the coasts. A good reason not to go swimming in the rivers! One fine specimen was sunning himself on a log, ever watchful for a possible meal.
Bill concentrated on the head and captured the glint of light off the eye and teeth.
Patrick took it even further and just showed the awesome row of teeth.
You recognize the same set of teeth in both photographs. Both reminded me of that stanza in the nonsense poem “The Canny Crocodile”:
Sometimes all day on the sand he’d lie,
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