Wednesday, January 13, 2010

White-out conditions, Costa Rica Style

Here are white-out conditions on a Costa Rican beach. Following up on yesterday's post, this shows what the waves look like if you stand your ground and face them head-on.

When I look at the photos of the cold and snow that I see many Daily Photo bloggers post this time of year, I appreciate their sacrifices to subject themselves to harsh conditions to share photos of their locations.

They inspired me to do the same and to sacrifice myself to share a photo. I hope you agree that it was worthwhile to get a face full of churning salt water to get this photo. That is certainly a much lesser sacrifice than going out in the snow for some winter photos.

On our travel photo site, Viva la Voyage, this week we are showing some from Merida, the largest city in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, which has retained some of its Spanish colonial charm and has a museum that showcases the Mayan civilization that preceded the Spanish conquest.

11 comments:

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Glad you decided to share and sacrifice yourself on those harsh conditions! :)

Kate said...

But, how did your camera fare?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Kate,
I have a little point and shoot waterproof camera (although it is now broken) that I was experimenting with during this little photo session in the waves.

Sharon said...

This is an amazing shot. I'm so glad you were "brave" and stood your ground to get the shot.

Rambling Round said...

Looks almost like ice!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

beautiful scene! I wish I was jumping in the warm water right now.

Jarart said...

This must have been just before you went splash.

JM said...

Fantastic capture, David! Love water shots!

glenda said...

This is really a great shot! Did you get knocked off your feet? I must say i prefer this white out to the ones going on in the east right know.

brattcat said...

Is this the reason the camera broke? Oh, Dave. But it is an extraordinary shot and I for one truly appreciate your sacrifice and doubly appreciate your appreciation of our sacrifice to get those bitter winter shots to you.

ρομπερτ said...

A couple of weeks ago I took an analogue picture and got soaking wet, yet it was one of the best days since long.
Brilliant picture, as it is amazingly sharp - one nearly hears it.
Please have a wonderful Thursday.

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