We just returned home from a dreamy trip to Costa Rica, and there are hundreds of photos to sort through. I wanted to quickly post what is probably the most incredible photo of the whole trip now though (I can say that without sounding like a braggy-pants because I didn't take it-- John did). On one of our last nights there John, Pearl and I ran down to the beach from our hotel room (which took oh, you know, about 20 seconds-- I said it was dreamy, didn't I?), to catch the sunset. John was taking pictures (you think I am the only one in this family that is borderline obsessed with the camera? Wrong. I take most of the pictures of the people, but John is just as into taking pictures of nature and landscapes), and he had Pearl and I get into the frame for a few silhouette shots. Off in the distance I noticed the lightning and mentioned that it would be freakishly awesome to get a picture of the sunset with the lightning. But what are the odds, right? As we were walking back to the hotel I was clicking through the pictures on the camera to see a few and I seriously screamed "You got one with lightning!!!" We were both pretty excited. I've tried to capture lightning on camera before and it is almost impossible to time it. You just have to get lucky. And we did.
And just for the record, this is the picture straight out of the camera-- no editing to enhance colors, saturation, or contrast at all. Go John.
More from Costa Rica soon :).