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Tamarindo at sunset and at night from the point….

If you walk along the beach at Tamarindo, you'll see a cliff reaching out to a point towards the west. Excellent spot to go at sunset for some cool views or great portrait photography opportunities.
Sometimes I like to get out and take some scenics, and recently went out at night to capture the stars and Tamarindo all light up!

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Painterley portraits on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

I was on the beach creating some painterley portraits on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The best time of day is what we call the "sweet hour", which is about twenty minutes around sunset time, where the light becomes magical and soft. Almost iridescent like as the rays of the sun sweep across the ocean and the beach takes on a glow.

This is always my favorite time for creating timeless artistic photos in Costa portraits, wedding photography and individual portraits. Everyone looks great when working with the right photographer and the best light.

Pura Vida!


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Night Market in Tamarindo…some snapshots

This building and parking lot is just around the corner of our condo, here in Tamarindo. Someone started a night market there on Thursdays and it appears to be a huge hit judging by the crowds, the vendors and the selection of foods and offerings.

We headed out last Thursday, and as usual, I like to bring my camera with me everywhere I go...some images:

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Some random photographs in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Here we are, stuck in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, and as usual, I bring my camera with me everywhere I go. It's like an insane addiction of mine. I can't figure this neurotic need to photograph every single moment. I suppose there are worse addictions. It's a "fear of missing out" AKA....FOMO.....

It has happened to me a few times, where I was out, saw an awesome photo opp, and crap, no camera with me. So I tend to err on the side of caution and bring it most times.

Even random snap shots. Like this one, walking down the back alley towards the beach and main circle in downtown Tamarindo. Looks kind sketchy, but it's part of the allure and culture of all things Costa Rican.....Tina and Danielle:

Danielle and her favorite drink of late:

Tamarindo has been booming lately. This year is no exception. When we started coming her in 2005 it was way less developed and the streets were mostly unpaved, quiet and dusty.

One of our favorite simple pleasures is walking in town for some gelato......

My shadow...And Tina's. with her infamous finger wag.

Some random kid at the market in Tamarindo, on Saturdays. Of course I asked the parents for permission. They have two kids, are from Canada, and he's able to work while down here. Life is good! Love that chocolate....

Costa Rican coffee is great! Many coffee shops in Tamarindo serve it up right!

Flower petals fly around in the breeze and land on our table.

You'll see a lot of this, construction everywhere in Tamarindo.

From our last visit here in 2016, when we photographed some commercial images for one of the finest restaurants in Tamarindo, the DragonFly:

More to come...Pura Vida!


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Joe Hrbek, a world class sax player in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

If you've ever visited Tamarindo for any amount of time, no doubt you've heard Joe Hrbek and his smooth sax sounds.

Here's the final selection of images from the photo shoot with Joe the sax player, on the beach here in Tamarindo....

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica under the stars….some night photography

Tamarindo Beach looks stunning during the day when the sun and waves are out under full sun...under a full moon and a dark sky some of the stars, and planets/moon add a whole new dimension...

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Just after the sun drops over the horizon is when the sky lights up with beautiful colours. The last of the light is just about to disappear - last chance of the day for some amazing wedding portraits.