26 February 2007

Debela peč

In case you were wondering - I haven't posted in a while because I was down with a nasty flu and wasn't really able to take any new photos and at the same time wasn't in the mood to dig through the old ones to post. Well, the ones I'm posting today are kinda old, but I just post-processed them yesterday. Another hike in the Julian Alps for all you mountain lovers. :)
Late October (yes, 2006 ;), golden larches, great views, few people around - what more can you wish for?

The first sun rays just above Blejska hut:
Noisy and B&W - something you won't see from me often. :))
The trail towards the peak led through larches that literally glowed in the morning sun:
When we got close to the top, the weather started to change and ominous dark clouds rolled in from the north:
Looking down from the top to Krma Valley:
After we continued across the ridge to the west, the sun came out again, but some of the peaks were still shrouded in clouds:
A panoramic view:
On our way down we stopped every few minutes to marvel at sights like this one:
Relaxing under some old larches:
Sun and shadow:
Before returning home, we stopped at Planina Javornik to look at the mountains we had climbed before:

Climbing Debela peč is a wonderful hike. Not demanding at all and offering great views of the "big" mountains. If you want to see more photos and a more detailed description of the hike, go here.

07 February 2007

Sleddog Rateče 2007

Do you like dogs? Dogs that run and wag their tongues more than their tails? :)
Then sleddog competitions are the thing for you. We went to Rateče last Sunday to see Sleddog 2007, and enjoyed both the glorious weather and the event.

What are you looking at? ;)

A few dog portraits:

All in all, a great day. More photos here.

03 February 2007

Sunset mists

Some winter sunsets can be magic.
We were returning from a great day of skiing in Kranjska Gora. I had my camera with me, but I hadn't taken one single shot the whole day. It's difficult to ski and photograph at the same time. :)) Anyway, on our way back and even before the sweet afternoon light, I was lucky to come across this sight:

And later I saw this:

Some of the shots were taken through the car window while driving. :)
The rest of orangish photos are here.