El Yunque rainforest, Puerto Rico

Rain_Forrest_Triptych I had the great fortune to travel in Puerto Rico this February.  Among all the amazing things I photographed were these 3 sets of vines in the El Yunque rainforest.  I was thinking about this vertical crop on each shot as I took them, but it wasn’t until after I saw them side by side that I realized how well they worked as a triptych.  Together they appear to me as the uprights of  a gate — blocking your way, but giving glimpses of the lush green forest that lies behind.

Most of the images I took in the El Yanque rainforest are detail shots.  When I looked at the forest as a whole, the landscape didn’t seem all that different from other forests I’d been in.  But in getting up close, I was quick to realize just how vibrant, green, and alive the place was.  The details were what made the place so remarkable.

More shots of Puerto Rico to come.