17 January 2011

Kriska planina

Hopefully my photographic black hole is coming to an end. Three months after my last photo outing I decided it was time to grab my camera and head for the mountains again. Leaving home at 2 p.m. we were late for any serious hiking, but I was hoping to at least get some fresh air and nice pictures.
The first part of our short walk was up a grassy slope with Mt. Krvavec in the background.

It was warm - too warm for mid-January!

At the top of Kriška planina, the T-bar lifts waited patiently for some snow. This is supposed to be the high season for skiing! I want some snow!

Views were a bit hazy but you could make out Kamnik, my hometown in the valley below.

Layers of hills, one of my favorite landscapes.

St. Primož chapel on another hill.

Soon the light started to turn warm yellow and orange.

We headed back towards our car.

Orange mists reaching out of the Ljubljana Basin all the way to the mountains.

A lone skydiver and Mt. Triglav in the background.

Fiery sky above the ski pistes of Stari vrh.

We waited for the sun to finally disappear behind the horizon, but as it is usually the case, the show was just beginning. First, everything was calm...

... and then the sky exploded into crazy pink and red colors.

And I didn't have my tripod with me!

Of course, it only lasted six minutes. Then the colors started to fade just as quickly as they appeared.

I was lucky! How many times have I waited for the sunset, equipped with everything from a tripod and a remote control to warm clothes and snacks, but ended up with a sorry excuse for a sunset or no sunset at all? This little hike definitely gave me motivation to start shooting more often again.


am-foto said...

Nice! :)

Sašo said...

Among pictures, I really like your last sentance. :D

Matej said...

Joj Ana, kolk mene tvoje slike zmer očarajo in navdajo z eno tako velko mero motivacije, da bi se kar tisti moment spokal ven slikat. Prav vesel sem, ko v RSSu vidim, da je nova objava.

Velikokrat sem že bil na Kriški planini, pa moram priznati, da je v taki luči še nisem videl. Naravnost čudovita. Pravi čarovnik si, ko v roke primeš fotoaparat:)


Chemfusion said...

Odlične fotografije (ne le v tem postu, na celem blogu!)

Bo treba kdaj iti v hribe.

P.S. Smem vprašati katero opremo uporabljaš?

Anonymous said...

Čestitke! Kaj vse dober fotograf najde? Samo ob pravem času moraš biti na pravem mestu, kajne!!

Ana said...

am-foto, hvala!

Sašo, so do I. ;)

Matej, hvala, glede svetlobe je pa čista sreča, včasih jo imaš, včasih pa ne. ;)

Chemfusion, hvala. Imam Canona 550D in par objektivov, nič posebnega. :)

Milena, hvala! Timing je pomemben, ja!

Irena Jurečič said...

Čudovite fotke, Ana! Take svetlobe si res vedno želimo, na primernem mestu seveda. A ti nimaš samo sreče, ampak tudi dober pogled, ki ne spregleda ničesar.

Tomaž said...

Those landscapes are truly mind blowing.

Bostjan85 said...

spet čudovite fotke,ne morem se jih nagledat

Ana said...

Irena, Tomaž, Boštjan, hvala! :)