It was a gloomy October day which I spent roaming around Gorenjska. The places I visited include the valley of Radovna, Bohinj Lake and the small village of Jamnik. I even got some dramatic light in Bohinj.
Our choir, Cantemus, went to Naples for four days. Apart from giving three performances, we had some free time to explore Naples and its surroundings, including the ancient city of Herculaneum, the still active volcano Vesuvius and the lovely town of Sorrento on the coast south of Naples.
I did quite a few things on this sunny September Monday. In the morning, I rollerbladed on my usual route around the village of Zalog. In the late afternoon, I climbed a hill about 20km from my home. On top of this hill there are ruins of a castle from which you can admire the beautiful view to the west. After that, I drove to a nearby lake and watched a couple of boats and the reflections of the clouds on its surface.
There is a pond about 15 km from my house, and it offers a plethora of interesting things to photograph. It's quite small, but the fauna and flora around it is plentiful. I was only there for about an hour, but I could have easily spent the whole afternoon taking pictures.
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon after a day of rain and the sky was deep blue... well, at least until noon when the white puffy clouds started to roll in. It was a perfect day to go out and shoot some pics.
Jezersko is a small village in the heart of mountains from where a short valley reaches all the way to a 1km-high rock face on the northern side of the Kamnik Alps. Unfortunately, the place was packed with picnickers, but if you hiked away from the road, you could have the place to yourself.
It was late June, but the weather was like in April. When I got to Bled, I thought it was going to rain. Luckily, black clouds started to fall apart and the sun got through. I walked along the lake bank and watched the sky change. And of course, I waited for the sunset.
I was hoping for a nice sunset so I drove to a nearby village of Tunjice with a better view to the west than from my house. The sunset was not as spectacular as I had hoped it would be, so I decided to do some experimenting.
Our choir, Cantemus, went to Gradec one sunny Sunday in May to give a concert in one of the churches there. The day was quite packed and we only had 45 minutes to do some sight-seeing. What I did was hike to the top of the hill in the middle of the town as quickly as possible and take some photos.
I was bored, the clouds looked nice, so I drove to nearby village of Križ and took a few shots. And the sunset grew more and more dramatic. Just as it neared its climax, my bateries died! Yes, I had a spare set with me, but one of the bateries turned out to be dead. I managed to squeeze a couple of pics out of the camera anyway.
The trees and bushes were so green and lush that they just begged to be photographed. So I took my camera and tripod to a forest not far from my house and had a photosession. The models stood very still, apart from when there was some breeze. :)
This was another rollerblading trip. It took me over two hours because I stopped so often to take photos. The fields were really colorful, the grass in the meadows had been cut and the hay ready to be stored away.
It was in the beginning of May, everything was in bloom, who could stay at home? The mountains over the Kozjak pass are remote and rarely visited, although some of the valleys have roads. This spot is my favorite and it offers great views in any season.
Šenturška gora is a hill close to my town, Kamnik. The starting point of this hike was Tunjice, a small village 5km from Kamnik. The hike was short, about two hours of moderate walking, and it took my friend Urška and me through forests to the top of Šenturška gora where there is a church and a graveyard. On the way back, the path led us past a few farms on the slopes of the hill until we reached Tunjice again.