I probably have posted 20 images looking the other direction since that was where the sun set every night. Looking back at my photos from Costa Rica, I think I only took this and one other image looking back toward the resort. If you look closely, the top of the resort is poking over the trees on the right of the photo. It was a much further walk to the end of the beach than one might think. And anytime my wife and I trekked down this way, we loaded up on extra strength bug spray.
Here is another image from the awesome abandoned Larimer Elementary School. The school itself was much larger than I thought. There were loads of rooms and hallways to explore and photograph. Right before this photo was taken, my dad spotted a really nice, brand new Uhaul dolly. He was really excited about the find and wheeled it right out of the building and into the trunk of his car!
I went on a really great photo walk today with fellow HDR photogs Brook Ward and My Dad. We also met up with another Pittsburgh photographer, Jay Cassidy, who also enjoys urbexing as well. We ended up exploring some really cool abandoned places. This building pictured below was once the Larimer Elementary School. It was a huge building, full of rooms to explore and photograph and has been a victim of abandonment. I want to make this a companion photo to one of my favorite photos from Carnegie Music Hall called Enjoy The Music. Check that photo out and discover the similarities and differences of the two. Check back soon for more images of this eerie, abandoned site.
I wish that I could remember the name of this orchid. Our tour guide in the rainforest told us but I cannot remember. I have tried searching for it and even looking for it at Phipps Conservatory; where my wife and I are members. Anyway, I kind of gave up and just simply called it a Costa Rica orchid. This orchid was actually really cool. It stood out from all the greenery and was at least three feet in length! I got down at a weird angle and took this with my 50mm f/1.8 lens to give a 3D look.
Mount Washington is a very popular spot to take photos in Pittsburgh of the city. It isn’t one of my favorites, but every once and a while, I come away something worthwhile. I actually took this over a year ago on my Birthday in October of 2012. I remember that morning was windier than ever and was blisteringly cold for October. I couldn’t wait to get off Mount Washington!