About Me

My photo
Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer had been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Glimpse of Tropical Warmth

White Face Monkey

We have just returned from our trip to Costa Rica. It was a wonderful twelve days exploring the natural wonders of this rich oasis of tropical plants, flowers, animals and especially birds. 

Black-Crowned Motmot

The trip was run by Road Scholar which organizes trips, mostly for more mature, adventurous, travelers, throughout the world. It was a small group of only 14 people, led by a remarkably knowledgeable guide with long experience of the amazingly diverse natural beauty of his country. 


San Gerardo Valley, Cloud Forest
Costa Rica is a small Central American country, only about the size of West Virginia, but it possesses a disproportionately wide range of habitats from tropical rain forest to Volcanic highlands. Each day brought new exciting sights and of course I came away with a massive number of images, nearly 3000. I arrived home with just a couple of days to prepare this week's blog article and, although I intend to publish the usual travelogues, I have found myself wanting to get away from writing and back to the images.



Bare-Throated Tiger Heron

 There are so many neat pictures begging to be processed that I couldn't pull myself away to write a detailed description of the trip. So here you have a rather random collection of just some of images from our lovely journey.   Just looking at them warms the cold, dark and barren view from my window.

Browse my Costa Rica Gallery for more images as I work my way through the collection. It will be a long time before I get through them all, but it is fun to keep coming back to relive the trip. I am beginning to settle back into the cold demands of my home schedule. I have a Lightroom Class coming up in March and a Basic Digital Photograph course in May. And then of course it will be time for a lovely hip replacement in June. Retirement is so relaxing. Incidentally there are still a couple of slots open for my Lightroom Class
It will be a small, relaxed group and should be a lot of fun. Get in touch with me for more information. 

Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Now, in no special order, here are some of the pictures I have processed so far from warm Costa Rica.

Bananas at Doka Coffee Plantation
Red-Leged Honey Creeeper


Pooping Three-Toed Sloth

Collared Aracari


Pineapple Plantation

Spider Monkey


Jeffrey Newcomer

1 comment: