Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Desktop Image

Beautiful Arenal Volcano at sunset - Costa Rica
Here is my July desktop image for you to download, share and enjoy.  Just click HERE then right click to set as your desktop image.   It should not be pixalated or blurry.  If you have problems, let me know and I'll help.

Last November Jeff and I took a most memorable trip to Costa Rica.  Yes, it was this green and yes this scene did look like what I imagine Shangrila, Paradise and the Garden of Eden would look like all rolled into one.  The clouds are a combination of clouds and steam/gas  escaping from the volcano.  We could hear it rumbling at night, accompanied by the sound of howler monkeys in the trees.  This photo was taken from the balcony of our motel room,  and we were actually closer to this active volcano that it looks.  I wanted to include the beautiful sunset sky and the lush vegetation, so I used a wide angle lens, which, as we know, distorts perspective. 
 

11 comments:

Stacey Dawn said...

Reminds me of "purple mountains majesty..." though I know it's not in our country. It's gorgeous!

teca said...

UAU! Que foto incrível!

Beijos.

tusen said...

Magic! Mysterious!
Almost more real than reality!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

what a gorgeous image Karen!!!

Scott said...

That is just beautiful. You must have decided it was too beautiful to spoil with a calendar on it.

Rick said...

It looks like a photo out of a travel magazine or an adventure book! Great shot Karen. That cloud and the dense jungle give it a real sense of mystery.

janc@mac.com said...

It does look like paradise.

diane said...

The pink cloud almost makes it unreal. Lovely.

Glenda said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Wow this is an amazing one. It's hard to believe some times that God did create all these goodies just for us to enjoy them.

Krista said...

I can hear the jungle sounds emanating from the forest. How lovely! Thank you for another great desktop image!