Photographer's Note

El Yunque is a tropical rainforest on the island of Puerto Rico, and the only tropical forest in the United States National Forest System. the place gets its name from an Indian spirit Yuquiyu, which means "Forest of Clouds"; according to the legend, the good spirit Yuquiyu reigned on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting the Taino people.

we were walking along the Big Tree Trail, and I felt such an abstract image would work best to capture the sense of the place - the aquarium-like green ligh, the dense foliage with just a suggestion of the shapes of the leaves. the image is straight from the camera, no postprocessing except resizing, minor sharpening and adding a frame; the blur effect is a result of the vertical movement of camera itself.

RAW, ISO 100, 50mm focal length, spot metering.

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