Orosi Valley, Costa Rica
Many videos are linked by subject elsewhere on the site, but are all included here for your convenience.
THE PONDOROSI IN 2007
I collected old video footage from when we started building the house and edited it into a narrated story of the Pondorosi's beginning.
DOWN AND OUT IN PONDOROSI HILLS
It seems that most every trip, we are adding more senderos, or pathways, to the property, to get better access to hard-to-reach areas. I took this video to baseline the status of our senderos as of April 2015. More have been added since. Enjoy the soundtrack...
HORIZONTAL NODUS SUNDIAL
The sundial was my first major project, and the one I am most proud of. There are very few sundials in Costa Rica. This is the only one in the registry of the North American Sundial Society.
This was my first time lapse sequence with my GoPro. It shot a still photo every thirty seconds for about an hour and a half, when the battery ran out. Music is by the Burning Souls.
OROSI VALLEY IN 60 SECONDS
This pan was taken with the assistance of a motor driven device that gives much superior steadiness than hand-held pans. It was taken from our yard, before the yard was removed and the sundial was constructed. The music is "Carioca" by Hampton Hawes, a Los Angeles jazz pianist born with six fingers on both hands. BTW, Carioca means a native of Rio de Janeiro
SWITCHBACKS ABOVE THE RIO REVENTAZON
It was dusk when we descended from the hamlet of Congo into the gorge formed by the Rio Reventazon. At the hydro plant powered by water from behind the Cachi Dam, we crossed the river on a ricketty bridge and ascended the gorge on the very windy road to Juan Vinas.
BANGING THE DRUM IN OROSI
Every year there is a festival in Orosi with marching bands, some of which are entirely made up of drummers. That is the case here, with the sound of Todd Rundgren's "Bang the Drum All Day" substituted for the actual din. People have said it should be longer, but I wanted to freeze it at just the right moment.
MAGIA BLANCA WATERFALL
We traveled with guests to LaPaz Waterfall Garden without realizing they had a very serious rainfall the night before. We were the only customers in the park at one point. "Bend in the River" by Upstate NY roots band Coal Palace Kings.
THOR ROLLS THE TUMBLIN' DICE
There was plenty of noise during this video, and part of it was the Exile on Main Street album by the Stones playing over the outdoor speakers. Lightning strikes and thunder roars before you could count 1001, 1002...
A time lapse to capture the clouds moving in an unusual direction. Too short, but that's what happens with time lapse.