Couple of weeks ago I spend three days in Goriška Brda with my family. It was the cherry blossom season and Brda region has the best cherries in Slovenia. We stayed at Kabaj Morel winery, where they make some of the world’s best wines, not to mention wonderful home cooked food! During the day we were visiting Brda’s towns, Šmartno, Kojsko, Dobrovo, the ruined village of Slapnik and the Sabotin peak. The cherry blossoms were at their peak and I spent both evenings and mornings pursuing photography.
The year is coming to and end and it’s time to reflect on all the photos taken in 2014. It was a very productive year for me and it was hard to select 21 best shots of the season. The focus is on landscapes, rural scenes and nature with one exception of the shot from Ljubljana, my hometown.
January: A farmhouse on a winter morning at Smrečje village. Never expected to get this shot, was going for a scenic view nearby, but it was in fog, so driving around I happened to be at the right place at the right time. Continue reading 21 best photos of Slovenia in 2014
Plitvice Lakes national park in Croatia is one of the most beautiful places in the region. I always look forward to come back to the park, especially when the park is at its best for photography. This is usually early Summer, Autumn when the colours kick in and in Winter when there is snow and ice. Last week I was co-leading a photography tour with Strabo Photo TC and with Tom Bol. We spent two nights there and had four photography sessions there. Two afternoons and two mornings.
The most productive was the last morning when we headed out before sunrise to be at the waterfalls when the sun comes in. What a stark contrast to the day before, when there was a record high number of visitors per day – 13.000! This morning we had the park for ourselves – for about an hour and half we were the only visitors there. What a bliss, especially because we were able to use our tripods on board walks. Continue reading Autumn at Plitvice Lakes NP