Sunday, February 15, 2015

Om . . .

Llanas de Cortez Waterfall 1

Skipping around a little bit. On our way back from the Tenorio rain forest we stopped at Llanas de Cortez falls. Some say it's the most beautiful in Costa Rica. Who knows, if you sit before it long enough you may find enlightenment.

But not all of us. Look closely at the bottom picture. If I had a Hasselblad on a tripod or the new Canon 5DS you could see more clearly, but that awaits my lottery winnings.  A young man - well, let's be frank, an idiot - sits at the very edge of the waterfall, maybe 60 or 70 feet over the rocks below. He was splashing water and clowning around for his friends to the right. I had to leave. Didn't want to take pictures of someone being killed. 

Don't know what happened to him in the following minutes but I don't think he improved his Buddha nature.                 

Llanas de Cortez Falls 2015-02-10 2

Llanas de Cortez Falls 2015-02-11 4

7 comments:

s.c said...

Great shots especially the first one. Good composition.

Sharon Anck said...

Holy cow! You are right, that is an idiot!
Beautiful waterfall!

Birdman said...

Idiot maybe but fine image for you.

William Kendall said...

Unfortunately there's no shortage of idiots in the world. Beautiful shots, though!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very apt description Bob.. It makes my tummy flip just thinking about sitting on a ledge :) Beautiful spot though.

Nathalie H.D. said...

I love the first photo. Your story made me cringe.

Once I saw some idiot messing around the top of the ochre cliffs of Roussillon and felt as bad as you.

Stefan Jansson said...

Om means If in Swedish. Great snaps of the waterfall.