Saturday, September 7, 2013

Late Summer Impressions

Late summer. Even though it's still hot where I live, the warm days are slowly starting to wind down. You can clearly see that in the nights and mornings that have been cooler then usual.

Of course late summer brings with it some sort of nostalgia. Mostly, you start to reflect on months past, and look upon the new season, preparing on what's to come. Summer always brings with it some lightness and carelessness, and it is exactly that that starts to vanish before our very eyes and in our minds.

I always find that the summer to autumn transition is very strange. Lots of things happen around you, and If you blink you'll miss it. It's gradual at first but changes then happen so fast that I sometimes wonder when did it get so cold all of a sudden. That's why I like to relish in this period of time. Tank sun and light and move slowly into my favorite season: autumn. There is nothing quite like the vivid colors that mother nature starts to bring out everywhere.

I leave you with some aerials that I took recently on our way back from the mountain bistro (Part One here, Part Two here). These were taken on the mountain Makljen, overlooking small villages spread around the Rama Lake. The sun was slowly setting and I just love the birds perspective you get when watching these.

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The sun was just behind this cloud, creating an interesting indirect lighting effect.


The road home...


In this last shot you can see the other side of the aerial view (and also Beni, who is looking for me, since he doesn't know why I left the car if we are not home yet).


Tomorrow, get ready for a new tutorial, that will cover black-and-white landscapes, and how you can add some drama and movement to your images through black-and-white. It'll be quite good, I promise.

Let me know what you think of these aerials in the comments below.

26 comments:

  1. Very nice photo's with lovely light and colors..... it's a good post Mersad.

    wish you a nice weekend.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Thank you Joop. I hope you'll have a lovely weekend as well!

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  2. Terrific aerial shots. I agree that autumn is colorful and beautiful but I always hate to see it coming because I know that ice and snow will not be far behind. . .an ironic period, duping us with its beauty. I much prefer spring with the new beginnings and promise of summer on its way!

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  3. I did enlarge the photos and the colors are so brilliant and vivid. I love the view looking down on the houses in the valley... such a beautiful place to live... and i see Beni waiting patiently in your adorable red car

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  4. lovely to see the village in the valley!

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  5. I toured through Bosnia a few years ago. We visited Mostar. I enjoyed the market there - sad to see so many of the buildings war torn. Yet, the architecture was impressive.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I don't know when you visited but most of them are rebuild now.

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  6. An artist couldn't better the colours of those landscapes. They're lovely.

    Autumn for me is a nostalgic time, it is interesting to know that others find it so.

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    1. Thank you Valerie. I love autumn.

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  7. Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of year! I LOVED these photos you posted, especially looking down on the red-roofed houses down the valley!

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    1. Thanks so much. So glad you liked it.

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  8. Hi Mersad...

    coole Landschaftsaufnahmen !! Echt Klasse :)

    Grüße

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    1. Danke Timur! Ich mag deine Bilder sehr gerne.

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  9. Glorious photos. I love Autumn!

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    1. Love it to. Best time of the year.

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  10. Hallo Mersad,

    wonderful last summer-impressions - the light is so magically - the sun ist standing at the moment so low and reflects special warm shining powerful colors. Complimet - You catched it with camera!

    Regards Senna

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous light!

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  12. The light in the photos is certainly interesting but so is the landscape.

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  13. Beautiful landscapes, Mersad, with perfect afternoon light and great perspectives!

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