We went on a two-hour tour on a series of suspended bridges in the forest around Arenal Volcano. There were about 6 bridges suspended acoss the canyon of a river, like a sort of staircase, the first bridge at a lower level, the folllowing getting higher and higher, up to 45 m off the ground, and eventually going down again.
Between the bridges, we walked on foopaths in the primary rain forest, studying the flora and fauna and generally enjoying the trek and the views.
I liked this photo of one of the bridges taken against the light between the foliage. I hope it doesn't give anybody vertigo. Of course, it was taken from a bridge further down, but we had been on that bridge too previously.
I took this with a zoom. In WS5, you can see the same photo taken without a zoom.
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Fis2 (85599) 2011-10-20 0:21
Veru curious bridge.
Interesting POV and composition.
I like cintrast and key.
clic (14944) 2011-10-20 8:22
Merci Marie Louise
J'ai vu des oiseaux humains survoler au moyen de "zip lines" ces forêts humides , cependant j'ai manqué ces trottoirs célestes entourés de feuillus qui créent des images aussi saisissantes!
pajaran (52106) 2011-10-20 10:38
Vrlo interesantan pogled na viseci most, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst, snimak, kompozicija i prikaz sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa lepim vremenom.
An interesting view of the suspension bridge, beautiful images.
Good text, image, composition and presentation with beautiful photographs in the workshop.
Pleasant evening and a quiet night with the beautiful weather.
All the best.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-10-21 3:25
Hi dear Marie Louise,
very impressive scene with perfect point of view.a wonderful composition with nice simplicity..fine details and silhouettes are eye catcher..also superb framing..TFS
jhm (139268) 2011-10-21 5:15
I think that a lot people these bridge never shall use, different people have heights.
Your Ws "Altered Image #3" is very lovely taken.
Sharpness, clarity and presentation are of great quality.
Perspective and depth are technical lovely.
I find your picture gives perfect volume at the photograph.
Composition and angle are very well taken, excellent done.
Amicalement et bon weekend,
ikeharel (57290) 2011-10-22 1:04
Walking on such a bridge must be an overwhelming experience, MarieLouise, and you show it well on the 5 WS's as well.
Looking up above the trees canopies created a silhouette on those trees, probably set camera on shadow WB, I assume.
TopGeo (38202) 2011-10-24 12:56
Hi Marie Louise,
very impressive scene with perfect point POV! Beautiful atmospheric landscape photo! Great composition and framing, great light management, great tones of grey to create a wintry atmosphere!Thanks!....
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-26 7:29
Ce genre de passerelle cause toujours une petite frayeur à la traversée. Une bonne image avec une sous-exposition. Bonne netteté. Bravo.
Kielia (23581) 2011-10-26 8:19
Bonjour Marie Louise,
this is really a rare POV here that I appreciate very much. Excellently composed and very beautiful impression of the bridge. It is the bold perspective that makes the image very interesting. My compliments also for the photos in WS!
UlfE (14641) 2011-10-27 11:16
Good evening Marie-Louise,
Very original and unsual photo. I love when someone tries something different. You inclusion of some people on the bridge is great. The scene is really well-spotted and you composition is excellent. TFS and have nice evening!
Waylim (25352) 2011-10-27 12:03
Very good shot that give us a really good impression of the situation. I make use feel like being there, I can see the person holding on in fear of height. I have crossed a few bridges that you can see through, even though you know you will not fall through, but there is still that feeling like no barrier. This depict well that feeling.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-11-04 0:09
La série des photos du pont est superbe et donnerait presque le vertige. J'aime ce contre-jour dur ce pont qui donne l'impression d'une nasse dans laquelle évolue un humain.
s_lush (16134) 2011-11-07 5:25
I like photos from your travel to Costa Rica very mush. This picture taken from the forest towards the sky, where the silhouettes of branches and elegant constructions of a bridge are seen, reproduces the special atmosphere of the place very well. Excellent idea, which was realized perfectly!
In my picture of the Kharkiv's main square, there is a monument to Lenin. But I do not know what event was there at that time.
pablominto (53744) 2011-11-16 23:36
An interesting point of view to show this special construction!
This is actually quiet scary to me with my fear of heights hehehe, no way I'd pass this one...
A dramatic composition that shows the setup very well!
mcmtanyel (13539) 2013-06-17 19:23
A very unique POV for a bridge. I like this photo just for that novelty. I also like diagonal orientation of the bridge. The photo is a nice play between artificial and natural.
PS - This inspires me to sift through my Capilano Bridge photos when I go back home. I wish I had known about TE a long time ago!