Soriška planina is one of the best places in Slovenia for landscape photography. The ridge above the popular ski resort offers amazing views on Julian Alps, Kamnik-Savinja Alps and nearby hills to the south. There are four peaks that can be climbed, Dravh, Lajnar, Slatnik and Možic. Each of these offer a little bit different views and it is worth visiting more than one when you are on the ridge already.
My photography friend Jošt Gantar and I arrived in time for sunrise. First we got some aerial photos and video and then we decided to climb to the ridge. The snow was deep and we were lucky that an avid snowboarder was making a trail ahead of us. We soon caught up to him and we continued together. It was almost hurricane level winds on the top which was both great and tough. The wind blowing off the ridge created beautiful textures on the ground and the air. It was also tough to shoot at the same time. I had to clean my front lens all the time and there was no way to change lenses in these conditions.
Due to deep snow and strong winds we only climbed to Lajnar peak, a very scenic point from where one can see the ridge towards Dravh, Karavanke Alps, villages of Danje and Sorica and their “home” mountains of Ratitovec and Blegoš. The most fascinating sight was the edge where winter meets the autumn. Despite harsh winter conditions I managed to get some autumn shots as well.
Photos of Soriška planina
Even if the conditions were very different than expected I am super happy with the photos and video that I got. Ironically it was the best winter day possible, even if the winter is still far away.
What do you think? Which photos are your favourites? Have you been to Soriška planina?