Saturday, February 8, 2014

End of a Summer Day in Sibenik, Croatia

It has been quite dark here in the month of February so far. The "Sarajevo at Night" Series was very moody and atmospheric, that's why I feel the need to venture out into the light and brighter days.

This week's theme at the "Friday My Town Shoot Out" blog is "Entrances". I chose the entrances into the fortress of St. Michael in Sibenik, Croatia. It was a beautiful end of a summer day, as my sister and I climbed (the rather steep) hill in the middle of Sibenik to the fortress. Having arrived, beautiful sights waited for us: from the town bathed in the setting sunlight, to the remains of the walls of the fortress waiting to be climbed on.

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For entrances into a very different fortress, please click here to view our visit the the Fortress of St. Nikola. It was one of those places that after you view them, you don't ever forget. The next two images are from that fortress, but more can be found in the link above.



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  1. Nice to see summer.
    I really enjoyed the texture and light in the last picture.

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  2. Your photo in the entrance is pretty serious (or intimidating?). Light is always wonderful to play with.

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    1. Intimidating for sure not. :D Thanks for visiting Kate.

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  3. very good portrait shots, nothing like a stone entrance, we don't see many of those here... and it is good to see light even though i really liked your dark shots

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    1. I like them too, but I really needed some freshness back on the blog, after 4 continuous posts about darkness in the city.

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  4. These are beautiful, Mersad! I never cease to be amazed at your photography skills. You have a lovely model there too - your sister, I believe? Some of those entrances are a little forbidding!

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    1. Yes, they are a bit foreboding, but crossing them is really worth the while. You'll see under the link to the St. Nikola fortress I provided.

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  5. Beautiful light in these shots! I really like the doorways!

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  6. all beautiful. again, i picked out the b&w archway. so nice.

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    1. Thanks Theresa. The archway is really amazing in person.

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  7. Terrific captures as always, Mersad!! I do love the light and like Karen, the doorways are a favorite of mine, too! Thanks for sharing! And, you do have a beautiful family!! Hope all of you have a great weekend!

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    1. Glad you liked the entrances.

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  8. I loved the lighting and colors in the photo of the city. And I agree with Adrian about that last image. They're all up to your usual standards of perfection.

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    1. Linda thanks for stopping by. So glad you enjoyed these images.

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  9. I liked the night shots but it is nice to see other scenes as well, especially as here at home I am surrounded by high winds and lashing rain. The colours of the houses really stand out, they make it look an interesting place to visit.

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    1. I hope the bad weather has subsided by now. Take care!

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  10. Love the evening light on the town. Nice shots!

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  11. oh i like the image of the village very much. My town is similar except it is much smaller and much less old.

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    1. It's actually a sea side town and not a village. I love the images you post from your place.

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  12. Beautiful images as always. I love the photo of the village. It is so colorful with great lines.

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  13. Another fine series of photos. Am I allowed to mention that your sister is a beauty?

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    1. Thanks Jack. I'll make sure to pass along your compliment.

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  14. Lovely warm glow and that sun flare in the first is a beauty.

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  15. Wow, I love that city scene!
    Your landscapes & architecture are fabulous - but you have quite a knack for portraits, too!
    Well done, Mersad!

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  16. Great shots! I remember my visit to Sibenik a few years ago. Nice town.

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    1. It's really great, isn't it.

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  17. Einfach nur toll und besonders schön finde ich das Lichtspiel bei dem Blick auf die Stadt. Klasse Fotos und ich danke dir dass du uns mitgenommen hast.

    Schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüsse

    Nova

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    1. Danke Nova das Do vorbeigeschaut hast.

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  18. Mersad, the flowers today are from Selby Gardens, Jungle Gardens and Ringling Museum Gardens. I have thousands of flower photos from these 3 gardens. you are right, our growing season is 12 months of the year and the Gardens are all spectacular year round. they are all 3 within 10 to 15 minute drive from our home.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I also saw those gardens in another post of yours.

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  19. Beautiful series of photos making the best use of the light and sunshine.

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  20. Welcome to Sunlit Sunday, Mersad.

    I've enjoyed looking at your photos of Croatia. All of the entrances invite one into the photos and teases the viewer with thoughts of where they may lead. The beautiful sky in the first shot, the colourful view of the buildings, and the sense of history in all of the pictures shines through.

    Your beautiful sister's smile also lights up my laptop screen.

    Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen for your warm welcome. Hop to participate again next time.

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  21. Very nice! I especially like the sunlight on the castle walls and the view of the mountains in the background!!!

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  22. Mersad, beautiful images and lovely scenery! Your sister is pretty! The Fortress is a wonderful place to visit. Wonderful series, thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  23. Such stunningly beautiful places! That dark moody black and white shot is certainly evocative, very cool. Your sister is lovely.

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    1. Thanks Kerry for stopping by.

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  24. What a fabulous series! Your work is spectacular.

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    1. Thanks Lois. Hope your trip is going safely.

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  25. I think that last photo is my favorite -- so much texture and tension between light and dark. Visiting from Sunlit Sunday.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting. Hope to see you again soon.

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  26. Amazing shots, as always. My favorite has to be the sun setting and how the lighting changes as you look over the town. Just incredible!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post.

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  27. Wonderful shots... I love the first one. Coming over from Sunlit Sunday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by from Sunlit Sunday. Hope to see you back again.

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  28. Gorgeous captures, Mersad!

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  29. Thank you for your nice comments on my photos. Glad you are a follower now. Your photos are wonderful--the first one is awesome with the sun setting. Your sister is very pretty. I am following you now too and look forward to more of your lovely shots. Mickie :)

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    1. Thanks so much Mickie. Glad to have you on board too.

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  30. What a great place to take a camera!

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  31. what a beautiful place!! wonderful photos!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tanya.

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  32. Hi Mersad, terrific photos. I particularly like the last one. I like the composition and the colors. We visited Croatia a few years ago and absolutely loved it. I have to say it was probably my favorite vacation.

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    1. There are so many great places to visit there. Especially along the coastline.

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  33. Love that last entrance, the mood and the light. Sorry I've taken so long to visit this week but glad I got here in the end.

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    1. That's ok. Glad to read from you again.

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  34. Absolutely wonderful images!!!!

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  35. Lovely series♪ I do like the colorful roofs you chose to feature in your thumbnail for Weekly Top Shot! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/love-divine-all-loves-excelling%E2%99%AA/

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  36. Wow! These are my kinds of photos! The first one is exquisite...and then it just kept getting better! The entrances are earthy and historic, which is what I love! The photo from above of the city could be a famous painting! And your sister is quite lovely! How nice that the two o0f you can enjoy things like this together.

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    1. Thanks so much Marie for all your lovely comments. We try to do the summer vacations together every year.

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