In the process of producing the panoramic version of the sunset at Pincer Lake, I accidentally opened up all the files in photoshop as layers, and, liking the effect, I worked with it and produced this.
Hearst Castle has the ‘largest collection of antique ceilings in North America,’ which is to say, every ceiling in the building is an original historical ceiling from elsewhere. This one depicts four medieval figures with weapons: sword-and-buckler, spear-and-shield, sword-and-shield, and another with sword-and-buckler.
We took a boat tour of the Rio Frio (as close as we could get to Caño Negro in one day from La Fortuna) and saw a number of different birds, including a large number of what I believe to be Ringed Kingfishers (our guide said they were green kingfishers, but all the identification photos I can find of those show them as having a much greener colour). This one was perched and possessed of a large lunch for such a small bird.
Several years ago, I posted a rather muted portrayal of what was a rich and impressive sunset. I have recently re-edited it, to give the sunrise some of its fire back. I was not sure which editing variant I liked best, so there will be another version following. You really need to view this one on black to see the ridges in the foreground.
Another sunset from the hill above Sankaber camp, Simien Mountains National Park.