Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I was walking along the beach, just about to enter my car, after finishing up a shoot, when I almost run into a big spider web. It was huge, and ran from tree to tree. In the middle, the scary looking occupant of the web was hanging. Thankfully my camera was not far away...

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The spider was right in front of me, seemingly hanging in the air.

As I zoomed out, the vision became scarier, as I noticed the ones that weren't so lucky in not running into the web (enlarge the image to see it better).

Are you afraid of spiders?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

In the two weeks that I have been uploading the summer vacation series to Sibenik, there has been a lot going on in our new house we built. The kitchen has been installed, as well as the granite counter tops. 

I do plan to make a bigger post on the finished look of the whole place, as I promised in May when I posted the images from the construction of the house. Once everything is set up, I will be moving here.

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There is a big island in front of the kitchen, that has an extending granite counter top, for some chairs that we will be buying soon. That way you can also eat there.

 I really wanted a deep sink. I don't know if I captured the depth nicely, but it's there.

The kitchen is still waiting to be completely equipped.

I actually designed this kitchen island myself, to suit my needs. On the side, there is a open space with shelves for books, but I didn't capture it in this next shot.

 A quick view of the living room.

 The other side of the kitchen.

I hope you enjoyed these. As I said, I will be making a bigger post on the whole house once we get everything set up.

Friday, August 15, 2014

We have come to the end of our summer vacation series. Sibenik and the various locations around it have been very good to us. We have seen a lot during our stay, and I hope it translated well into this travel series.

In this last part I will show you some glorious sights along the coastlines of the Adriatic Sea, that we took during the golden hour. I hope you will enjoy this final part.

This is a multi-part series. Other parts include:
Part One: Morning in a Seaside Town
Part Two: A night in the old town of Sibenik
Part Three: Stormy day on the Beach
Part Four: Dusk in the Solaris Beach Resort
Part Five: Night in the Solaris Beach Resort
Part Six: Stroll through the Sunset Forest
Part Seven: Inside the Fortress of St. Nicholas
Part Eight: Remnants of the Past
Part Nine: Golden Hour in the Bay

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After visiting the Fortress from the last two parts, we headed back.

We returned through the same forest as in part six, to reach the shoreline.

 As the sun was setting the forest was much darker then before.

After we made it through, a wonderful vibrant sunset greeted us on the other side. 

I like the golden reflections on the sea water. Nothing like the light of a sunset.

The walk path provided for some great photo ops.

The landscapes during this time of day were much different, then those we saw on our way to the fortress.

I have shown you this spot in the preview before. Here is another version, that is brighter and has a real golden feel from the sunset colors.

It's always amazing to me how quickly the sun descends. In just a short couple of minutes the most intense colors show up in the sky.

In the afterglow of the sunset, we made our way back to the car.

A view of the bay.

I love the hints of heavy orange glow in the trees, somewhere deep in the forest.

I want to close the series with this next image. The water here is not the Adriatic Sea, but in fact a small lake we came across while driving home.

The End

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As we made our way to the top part of the fortress of St. Nicholas, the sun was beginning to set, and some wonderful light greeted us. The upper structure of the fortification has a big plateau, and there are many look out spots. So we started to explore the various nook and crannies. Come along for this penultimate part of our summer vacation photo series.

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 There are many corners to explore here.

The view to the south-west. A small boat is approaching the Sibenik harbor, just a couple of miles away from the fort.

 These highest points of the fortress, really offered a great point for portraits.

 And then the fight broke loose :D


 As we were sitting on the outer walls, we could see Sibenik in the distance.

 As we were departing the fortress, other tourists were arriving.

 One final look at the ruins...

 ...and we were headed back into the bay.

End of Part Eight
To be continued...

And we are almost done! Next part is the finale, and I think I may have saved the best for last. See you next time! Until then here is a small preview: 

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