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Oregon's Silver Falls State Park
Oregon's Silver Falls State Park

by Scott Setterberg April 30, 2020

Located 25 miles east of Salem in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Silver Falls State Park is known as the crown jewel of the Oregon state parks system, and rightfully so.  The 9,200-acre property is the largest and most popular state park in Oregon and contains 10 spectacular waterfalls - five of which are more than one hundred feet tall.

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Isolation Inspiration
Isolation Inspiration

by Scott Setterberg April 02, 2020

Last week I returned from Costa Rica and initially felt robbed of my time that was cut short in my favorite tropical paradise.  I was forced to cancel tours; stopped from exploring new locations; stripped of creating, sharing, and inspiring others with photography tours. But what I gained was an opportunity to connect with family and immense gratitude for this time with loved ones.

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Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica
Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

by Scott Setterberg January 27, 2020

Located near Liberia, Costa Rica, Rincon de la Vieja National Park boasts an active volcano, natural hot springs, gorgeous waterfalls, and excellent hiking trails. In stark contrast to other areas of Costa Rica with much cooler, wet climates, Rincon de la Vieja is hot, dry, and arid.  It's surprising to find spectacular waterfalls in this atmosphere but there are several beauties that stand out.  

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"Thank you for an AMAZING week!" 
~ Carmen I.

"Top notch!  Gorgeous locations; nice, clean accommodations; delicious food.  I really appreciated being picked up at the airport.  Scott's photo instruction helped tremendously and Jason is a fun nature guide with so much information about Costa Rica." 
~ Charles M.

"Exceeded my expectations.  I'm considering a future trip."
~ Jonathan R. 

"I've been back a week from my Costa Rica adventure and it was FANTASTIC FUN! It was every bit as fabulous as I’d hoped it would be
and Scott’s easy going manner was so nice. His comments and sense of humor made everything from food to lush
accommodations awesome!  Thanks for the marvelous experience."
~ Kathleen C.

"During my spectacular photo tour, I was able to experience every corner of Costa Rica with the best photographic artist, Scott Setterberg, and his professional, efficient team. Thanks to Scott, who showed me how to use creative compositions, filters, and exposure techniques to produce better photographs, I was able to create excellent images filled with rich color, texture, and contrast that permeates Costa Rica's landscapes. Each morning, I could hardly wait for the next adventure to begin... blue morpho butterflies resting on your shoulders, monkeys swinging like circus acrobats through the lush jungle canopy, and sensational waterfalls creating the grandest of stages. We hiked in the lush mountains, bathed in a paradise of exotic plants, flowers, and fruit trees, and each pathway led us to light as the chant of waterfalls seduced us long before we ever saw them. We stayed in a variety of wonderful hotels, decorated with exquisite taste, rustic Costa Rican charm, and an air of romanticism. There were beautiful tropical gardens, refreshing pools, hot springs, spas, and incredible volcano views. We ate at some of the best restaurants and I can't stop thinking about how delicious the food was! The friendly staff at each hotel attended to us with a charisma of familiarity and one chef even shared a couple recipes with me. I also have to say that Costa Rica has some of the freshest, best flavored margaritas I have ever tasted! This vacation was an unforgettable experience that I’d love to repeat. Thank you Scott for your excellent work, for taking care of me, improvising and finding solutions, providing outstanding food, lodging, transportation, and extraordinary places to visit. Thank you for everything and for giving me an incredible vacation."
~ Sara C.

Costa Rica Photo Tour Clients

"This was an outstanding and very professional experience. Highly recommended."
~ Herman R.

"Our photo tour was absolutely incredible!  Every day was planned to perfection, the national parks and waterfalls were all so different and stunningly beautiful.  Each hotel was fantastic with immaculately manicured gardens filled with tropical plants and flowers, and the food was SO delicious!  We saw a group of monkeys, several coatis, a sloth, many colorful frogs and lizards, and tons of birds and gorgeous Blue Morpho butterflies.  Our transportation was private, comfortable, and roomy and we had the same friendly and helpful driver for the entire tour.  The nature guide was great, spoke perfect English, and knew so much about all the plants and wildlife in the different areas that we explored.  Scott's photography tips were spot-on and our images improved dramatically.  Oh yeah, our gift bags, free massages, and relaxing in the hot springs put a cherry on top!  Thank you so much for such an amazing experience.  We are telling all our photographer friends that ColorTexturePhotoTours is awesome!"
~ Aaron & Sophia M.

"ColorTexturePhotoTours gets 5 stars!"
~ Jason T.

"I would recommend ColorTexturePhotoTours to anyone looking for high-quality photography tours. This place is great!"
~ Kerry S.

"Thank you! My heart is filled with the healing splendor of nature and a wonderful reminder of how easy it is to simply connect to Source."
~ Sylvia S.