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It's interesting to observe how things change around us. Some changes creep up on us, others we anticipate, but no matter which ones happen to us, change is inevitable. Over longer periods of time, changes can be earth shattering. Exploring places where time has taken a toll on buildings and structures is both exciting and melancholic. This fortress of King Herceg-Stjepan is a perfect example of it. 

Thank you again for stopping by this Monday. I'm looking forward to all of your contributions and posts. As always thank you for visiting each other and leaving comments. I love discovering new bloggers and blogs with "Through My Lens".

There is much to do and see in the old town of Mostar these days. As the tourists are slowly swarming the city, there is lots of activity in the evening and also during the day. I took a stroll last night and made these images, which I had to share. The evening was very pleasant, not to cold, not too warm. I also lucked out that we made our walk in the deep blue hour after sunset, which gave a really nice backdrop to the images.

When choosing a lens for your dslr camera, things can get out of hand quickly. There is so much to choose from, and so much to do with different type of lenses, that it can be really daunting to make the right decision. Good lenses aren't cheep, so you'll want to invest in a lens that you will actually use. The main distinction are prime lenses and zoom lenses. Prime lenses have a fixed focal length, while zoom lenses do what the title promises, they zoom in and out out of various focal lengths. 

It's finally getting warmer and with the days being longer and sunnier, summer will be around the corner soon. But before that happens you can actually see some great sights from beaches and coastlines during spring as well. As the night is setting on a small island called Krapanj, I captured the silky smooth waves rolling into the shorelines as well as the sun setting on the Adriatic Sea. I welcome you back to another edition of Through My Lens. I hope to see many of your wonderful posts again!

This month marks the 10th year since i graduated from high school. While life goes on and many things have happened since then, it's nice to take a look back and mark the occasion. With a couple of friends of mine I organized a small get together for the 10 year anniversary. Around 30 people came and we also invited some of our teachers.

Me in my old classroom, my handwriting on the chalkboard reading: 113th generation of Gymnasium Mostar

It's all in the details sometimes. A familiar scene can offer up plenty of new sights, if you just look a bit closer. This was the case with these woodlands close to our mountain cottage. Roaming here at sundown can be a bit spooky, but in the wonderful glow of sunset and then dusk wonderful scenes can be found up close. It's another Monday and another edition of "Through My Lens". There were some real gems last time, and I'm looking forward to your new submissions. Thank you as always for participating!

Spring is bringing mixed weather which may not be ideal for travel, but it's certainly great for our garden. Everything is blooming, including various roses, that are peeking their vibrant red and pink heads from the green. Come close and you will not only be astonished by their beauty and colors, but you will also immediately be gripped by the smells of nature.

I love spots like this one. Deep in nature, yet very domesticated. This little bistro is located in the mountains near Donji Vakuf a small town in the central of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Animals roam freely and you can enjoy the food and nature here. With a new start into the week, we are back with a new edition of Through my Lens. I loved reading and watching last weeks submissions, so keep them coming. Thank you all for linking in. I'm looking forward to your photos and stories.

Zaton is a village in southern Croatia, located on the coast of the eponymous bay, northwest of Dubrovnik. The Zaton bay is a picturesque bay, located near the city of Dubrovnik and it's divided into Veliki and Mali Zaton (big and little Zaton). You can find beaches here, woods perfect for walking, restaurants and local shops.

I love discovering spots where abandoned buildings are taken over my nature. Not only do these places provide great texture for photos, but they are also very spooky and serene. For this edition of "Through My Lens" I chose some of my favorite rustic views from the countryside. If you would like to see more click here for the full photo series called "Remains from the Past". I am looking forward to your submissions and thank you as always for participating.

The Pacific Coast Highway was probably the most exhilarating and most beautiful part of our road trip to the USA back in October 2015. When you plan your trip down this iconic road that winds down the most gorgeous shorelines, it does become a bit daunting on what to see and what to do. It's not just one place, it's a lot of places dotted along a journey that takes 2-3 days. We did our research thoroughly and I think we managed to see most of the important places. So without further ado here are 10 Places You Must see along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Venturing outside the city has its charm and use. Especially for a photographer. The surrounding hills of Mostar have been a constant joy to photograph and give great views of the Mostar valley. At sunset they become even more appealing. Thank you all for linking in and joining us. I love visiting your posts and seeing images taken in your parts of the world. I also love the community that has gathered here over the, now 39 weeks this weekly meme has been active. So thank you for that as well!

Your camera’s Auto white balance setting is great for general subjects, but strong colors can fool it. It can also be difficult to match the white balance presets to the conditions you’re shooting in. In these situations, you can use a Preset Manual (Nikon) or Custom white balance (Canon) setting to get color spot on.

Spring is in full bloom here and while the days have been moody with the weather, you still get to see a lot of transformation in nature. Inside the city the trees are blooming (much to the dismay of my pollen allergic self), but outside of it you can get even prettier vistas. Like in these shots that were taken a bit south from Mostar in the hills of Bivolje Brdo, a small village
When you see a fiery sky you just have to stop and stare. For me it also means rushing into the house and getting the camera out. So I did, and these were the images that resulted in the quick shoot out. All of these were taken from our yard, looking up at the sky and surrounding mountains. Thank you all for stopping by this Monday, please link in your posts, I'm always looking forward reading them.

It has been very warm here in Mostar recently. You can definitely feel the weather changing. Midday is usually the warmest, and that was no exception yesterday, when I took these images. Some storm clouds could be seen rolling in, but they didn't really deliver much damage. Beni was outside playing, as he is usually these days.

As long as you have the right conditions, shooting an effective silhouette is relatively simple – and the results can be stunning. They are a great device when you start to get more creative with your photography.
Mostar sits snugly inside a valley, and in order to fully see the city you have to climb the surrounding hills and mountains. During such an outing I took these images. While taking a peak into the valley is interesting and can offer beautiful sights, turning around and looking over the hills can also be astonishing. Indeed there is so much to see around us, and sometimes we need to take a step back to see the full picture.

Even though its spring, we have had summer temperatures during the day in Mostar recently and with that some really enjoyable nights. While tourists have yet to swarm the place, there is definitely change in the air. I took these images (with my phone camera) in the old town of Mostar at night, while on a walk with friends. It was a bit later in the evening, so there weren't many people left in the streets, which gave some free space in the shots, which you usually can't get, because of the crowds that visit this place.

Sometimes we need a little push to leave the nest. When life gets all to cozy, it also tends to be harder to go out and explore. While my wanderlust is as strong as ever, I do like to remind myself of why I like to travel. It's really a combination of lots of things: from self discovery to discovering the world. Traveling soothes me, uplifts and no matter where I go is creating life-long memories. So in that sense I'm sharing some of my favorite travel quotes, collected from all over the place, and in no particular order. I hope you'll find some that are inspiring to you.