Sunset Soccer in San Juan del Sur (Photo of the Day)

Sunset Soccer in San Juan del Sur

I was enjoying a tropical fruit cocktail in San Juan del Sur–a tranquil fishing village in Nicaragua–right before I snapped this photo. The sun was setting and  many people had stopped what they were doing to watch the sunset. Others, however, continued with whatever activity they were involved in–like these guys who were playing soccer on the beach.

Sunset Soccer in San Juan del Sur

For this particular photo, I decided to focus on the silhouette of the palm fronds hanging off the edge of the bar, which resulted in the cool blur of the athletes who were in motion.

Your Experience?

Have you visited San Juan del Sur? If so, how’d you like the sunset? If you haven’t been there, would you like to go? I highly recommend Nicaragua, by the way. I preferred it to Costa Rica, actually.

Do you like to shoot photos that include intentional blur? If so, what do you usually do to make that happen?

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18 Responses to Sunset Soccer in San Juan del Sur (Photo of the Day)
  1. Eric @ Trans-Americas Journey
    April 16, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Great shot and great timing. We’re in Liberia, Costa Rica and heading to San Juan del Sur today!
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    • CB Driver
      April 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

      Hi, Eric. So cool that you’re on your way there (or are already there). Enjoy!

  2. Erica
    April 16, 2012 | 7:26 pm

    I am in love with this picture lady! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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    • CB Driver
      April 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

      Thank you, Erica. So glad you like it so much!

  3. Dave
    April 16, 2012 | 10:28 pm

    I didn’t make it to San Juan del Sur, heard it was too touristy. I did however meet two fellow backpackers while in Nicaragua who were robbed on the beach in San Juan by the same guy two weeks apart.
    I would also recommend visiting Nicaragua, really enjoyed Ometepe, and did see a brilliant sunset while there.

    • CB Driver
      April 18, 2012 | 9:23 am

      Hi, Dave. Yikes re: the robbery. What a shame. When I was there, it felt pretty safe, but one never knows….

      I also liked Ometepe. Great spot!

  4. Aaron @ Aaron's Worldwide Adventures
    April 19, 2012 | 2:04 am

    AWESOME photo! I’m guessing this one wasn’t taken with your phone, right?
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    • CB Driver
      April 24, 2012 | 7:41 am

      Thanks, Aaron. Definitely not shot on a phone! :)

  5. Gray
    April 19, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    I LOVE this picture, Lisa! Great shot!
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    • CB Driver
      April 24, 2012 | 7:41 am

      Thanks so much, Gray. I love silhouettes and blur–especially when combined somehow.

  6. Vacation Rental Makati
    April 20, 2012 | 12:13 am

    Very nice picture :)

  7. LaurieK
    April 23, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Nice pic! We will be in SJDS in June. Any tips?

    • CB Driver
      April 24, 2012 | 7:33 am

      Hi, Laurie. I recall there being a day trip to some local and sort of virgin beaches. About $5 or 10 for the (bumpy) truck ride over. Once there, it’s pretty cool to check out, but hot as hell. High SPF, a hat and tons of water required. Enjoy!

  8. Campervan Hire Brisbane
    May 8, 2012 | 3:51 am

    Beautiful shot. Nice sharing. I really like this sunset photo.

  9. LaurieK
    May 15, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Thank you so much! My kids love the beach :)

  10. Rebecca
    August 20, 2012 | 9:46 pm

    Great photo! I often take these photos… but completely unintentionally! :-) Am heading to Nicaragua in a month, will be spending two weeks at a little Spanish school near Masaya. Very much looking forward to it although I don’t think I’ll have much time to explore lovely little places like San Juan.
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    • CB Driver
      August 21, 2012 | 12:00 am

      Hi, Rebecca. Muchas gracias! Sounds like you have a cool plan. Will be nice to learn Spanish there–I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Have a wonderful time. Qúe disfrutes! :)

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