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Discovering Hidden Gems
Discovering Hidden Gems

by Scott Setterberg July 27, 2020

When I return from an Oregon landscape photography shoot or photographing Costa Rica waterfalls, I search through my images, select a few favorites, and tirelessly work on those images until they are complete.  After perfecting that handful of favorites, I quickly forget about the rest and leave them alone, sometimes for years. 

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Magical Path of Discovery
Magical Path of Discovery

by Scott Setterberg July 02, 2020

I remember the aromatic scent of meandering pathways through soaring old growth forests and dense tropical jungles and the taste of crisp, clean air.  I recall the initial sound and slightly increasing volume that's forever attached to approaching a hidden stream and recognize my heart racing with joy and expectation of what unknown majesty lies imminently ahead. 

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White River Falls, Oregon
White River Falls, Oregon

by Scott Setterberg June 11, 2020

Hidden between ancient flood plateaus and high desert farmland in eastern Oregon's Tygh Valley, White River Falls State Park is home to an outstanding double-tiered waterfall that drops into a rugged basalt gorge near an abandoned hydroelectric power station that once energized and irrigated the region.

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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.