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Hope you’ve had some nice, relaxing holidays!

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Happy Holidays 2017!

Santa Danbo

Santa Danbo and I
wish you
Happy Holidays!

 

Impressions from Croatia – Part 3

Baska 1

The third part of the series about Croatia. If you have missed the other parts, just click here.

The marina of Baska on the island Krk is very beautiful (albeit quite touristy).
You have different views here, in the picture above mountains in the background.

When the sun begins to set, people pretty up for the night, so for a photographer this is a good time to get some nice shots.
This is the marina when you turn around and look towards the bay:

Baska 2

Many photographers like the “blue hour”:

Baska 4

Baska 3

This long-time exposure above shows an interesting contrast. On the one hand, people at right which are promenading (you can see the traces they leave with the motion blur), and at left people who sit still and just watch everything.
You should click to enlarge this one.

However, Krk has a lot more to offer than beautiful marinas and beaches or a great nightlife.

If you are into hiking, you have possibilities, too.

Hiking in Krk

And of course the watersports activities…

Water Fun

Three Sides: Wind Turbine

Wind Turbine 1

A few weeks ago I showed you three “sides” of a mushroom.
Today you get to see three different perspectives of a wind turbine. I planned to do this in black and white.

The first picture above was taken with a fisheye lens, as you can tell by the distorted horizon. I deliberately shot against the sun, so I chose all settings manually to avoid an underexposure of the image that automatic settings would have probably created.
Although the fisheye perspective is quite unrealistic, I kind of like it, as you can be creative and add some drama with it. (I will post another fisheye shot which has a much more extreme perspective on Flickr in the next couple of days.)

Wind Turbine 2

The second picture was a bit tricky, as it was a very bright day, but at the same time quite windy. Since I wanted to show the motion of the wheel, I needed a slower shutter speed, so the above conditions were not perfect for what I had in mind (no tripod with me). I used an ND filter, so I could choose a shutter speed that allowed me capturing the motion of the wheel without overexposing it.
Shooting in RAW was quite helpful, too – in fact, it was a must here.

Wind Turbine 3

The last one, taken from below in front of the wind turbine.
I chose a short shutter speed for this one, because I wanted to have the three blades in a certain position without any motion.
The high contrast and black and white make this apppear almost like an abstract geometric shape.

I hope I did not bore you too much with those technical details.

Next week back to colourful Croatia! 😉

Krk 1

This is part 2 from my impressions from Croatia.
Today I focus on the city of Krk which has a nice old quarter as you can see.

Krk 2

There are stone walls with nice flowers at various places.

Krk 3

The alleys abound with shops and cosy restaurants.

Krk 4

And of course you should not miss the marina when you visit this town.

Krk 5

Krk 6

There will be a third and probably final part in the next weeks, hope you enjoyed this one.