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Observer of the Universe

To celebrate Father’s Day, my family decided to go on a 4 day vacation to Potrero Beach  located in the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica. An area I’ve never been to before so I was excited to explore new territory. Although I knew it was a family trip and not and adventure one, I was determined to discover new spots in this remote and deserted land.

What a breathtaking scenery it was, full of texture, angles, and great summer weather with colourful sunsets. A photographers paradise with lots of possibilities if you’re willing to look for them.

For a long time, I’ve been meaning to photograph the milky way and I knew the remoteness of this area was ideal for night photography with little to no light pollution. A short stroll down the beach searching the skies and there it was! Bright, epic, timeless: the fantastic milky way slowly rising above the horizon. Our universe, ancient and light years away, beaming in front of our eyes. Looking at the stars you realise what a tiny place you occupy in this universe. Never take this sight for granted for you’re just and observer of this wonderful infinity that’s surrounding us. – Luis

“We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.”

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Let me take you on a journey through Potrero and Penca, Guanacaste

Gear Used:

CAMERA
LENSES
FILTERS
TRIPOD
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 PRO DX II Hoya ND400X MeFoto Roadtrip Travel Tripod
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Hoya ND8
Canon 70-200mm F4L IS USM Lee NDG 4×6″ 0.9 Soft Edge
Lee NDG 4×6″ 0.6 Soft Edge

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Until next time!

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This post is dedicated to my father who has always been a big fan and supporter of my photography and the blog. Happy father’s month! Thank you for all the adventures, for that first analog camera so many years ago, and for our shared explorer spirit.

© Luis Solano Pochet and ToTheWonderBLOG, 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Luis Solano Pochet and ToTheWonderBLOG with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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6 thoughts on “Observer of the Universe

  1. Siempre logras captar la belleza del entorno en su máximo esplendor, pero también, de lo que parece un paisaje normal y común obtienes fotos espectaculares que hacen del lugar algo especial. Felicidades Macho.

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