20 September 2013

At the beach in Stara Baška and Punat

I love the sea. I love the beach. I love the salty sea air. I'd spend three months a year at the seaside if I could. Sadly, I haven't really spent much time at the beach in the past few years for various reasons. This year it wasn't until September that we could finally take the time and head to one of our favorite destinations, Island Krk in Croatia. We traveled with our half-made camper van and based ourselves at the campground in Stara Baška but drove to a desolate beach near Punat almost every day. I still had to work, but I got to lie on the beach every day, swim, relax, do crosswords and sudoku, and I actually read 4 books! Bliss. These 9 days weren't about photography at all, but I had my little camera with me almost everywhere and snapped away when the mood struck.

Arriving at our destination - Stara Baška:

Late afternoon on the beach at the Stara Baška campground:

Waiting for the sunset:

The desolate beach near Punat, and finally some serious drama in the sky!

View of the Punat Bay with a small island in the middle:

It was raining almost every night, and the clouds got quite ominous a few times during the day, too:

View of the Punat Bay:

Our campground:

The hills behind the village of Stara Baška:

At the Stara Baška pier for sunset:

Pink sky above Stara Baška:

I think I'll go back before the summer is completely over. ;)

More photos here.

04 September 2013

A little bit of California

I spent a month in the USA this summer; mostly for work, but I did take a one-week road trip from San Diego to San Francisco. I'm still processing the photos, and these are just a few teasers:

Crystal Pier in San Diego after sunset:
Crystal Pier in San Diego after sunset

Joshua Tree NP at sunrise:
Sunrise in Joshua Tree NP

Starry night at the surreal Salton Sea Beach:
Milky Way in Salton Sea Beach

Night surfers at Venice Beach:
Surfers after dusk in Venice Beach

Venice Beach:
Venice Beach

Big Sur:
Big Sur in late afternoon light

Wine country around Paso Robles:
Wine country around Paso Robles

San Francisco from Corona Heights Park:
View of San Francisco from Corona Heights Park

Hopefully the rest will follow soon. :)