I am back after a long unscheduled hiatus from updating this photoblog. I have not been feeling very photographically inspired recently, but I just got back from a trip to Costa Rica, and have a few photos to share.
A beach on the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of Puntarenas province, Costa Rica.
Just as the light was fading, we came across this cow and calf alongside the track portion of the Track and Tower trail, causing a stop that meant we had to make the last of the trip in the dark. The light was almost gone, the rain slanted into the lens of the camera, so I was not able to get the quality of photos I would have liked, but it was wonderful to see the moose in such a natural habitat, and at such a reasonable distance.
Falls in the Cascade River State Park, alongside the North Shore Highway in Minnesota, just outside of Grand Marais.
A pretty set of rapids along the trail at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park.
A monochrome (technically a quad-tone, withcool tone shadows and a very slight warm-tone to the highlights) version.
A shore rock and a mist-shrouded islet on a Lake Superior morning, on the Sea Lion Trail, in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
The sun sets over ponds on the road to St. John’s University, ending another hot and humid Summer day in Central Minnesota.
A dead tree is reflected in the waters of a beaver marsh, alongside the abandoned bed of the Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway in Algonquin Provincial Park, Northern Ontario.
These girls were carrying water from the “Queen of Sheba’s Bath,” a reservoir that has been in use since ancient times, to their homes. Before the advent of cheap plastic goods, local pottery would be used, and in rural areas, one can sometimes still see women and children with large ceramic jugs strapped to their backs in the same fashion as these plastic ones.
The traditional jug is similar to the one I photographed here, in Southern Ethiopia:
I have been having computer problems (now hopefully fixed) for the last week, and was unable to post images.
I would like to share a few more images of the holy water being delivered to the crowds (you can see why they use hoses!).
Abunä Paulos spreads the blessed water with an innovative and modern holy water delivery-system.