Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blossoms in the Sunset Hour

Nature is slowly awakening in the south of the country, and while true milestones have yet to be reached, i took it upon myself recently to shoot some of the in-progress. These images were taken on the outskirts of Mostar, next to the industrial zone. On the hills, you can find cherry trees, that have started to blossom, as well as young leaves, peaking their heads out of the branches.

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A small part of the industrial zone of Mostar bathed in the light of the setting sun.



The next two images have been taken with only a couple of minutes in between. While the first one shows the sunset light, the second one sees the cold afterglow of dusk. You decide which one works best for you.



I love this hour of the day. When everything is still and quiet, and when you can really take evrything in. The city calms down and rush hour finishes. Thanks for stopping by today. The Vienna images are on their way, and I also have some portraits and landscapes from this outing that will be posted later. Take care everyone!

35 comments:

  1. Lovely images, Mersad. I so enjoy seeing your part of the world through your camera lens. As for the last two photos, I like the warm, sunset light in the second to last photo.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I like them both to be truthful, since I can feel different things in each one of them. The sunny one is an instant draw because of the warm light though.

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  2. Beautiful...absolutely beautiful and in my opinion, very comforting.

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  3. it is hard to choose which light on the last two, but i think i lean towards the golden glow.. and the view of the industrial area is so pretty... that tree in the first one is just awesome. i love trees

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    1. Thank you Sandra. There are more images from this outing, but I will save them for a future use, after I finish the Vienna series, that started today.

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  4. At least it's spring somewhere in the world. :) These are all lovely, Mersad. The first and the fifth are special favorites.

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    1. Thank you for your continued support and comments Linda. So glad you enjoyed these.

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  5. The budding trees are a beautiful sight. They bring anticipation and hope that Spring will be coming soon.

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  6. The buds are images that lift the spirit. Spring truly is on its way! Hard to believe sometimes!!

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    1. I know what you mean Kate. Thank you for visiting.

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  7. Hi Mersad. all the shots are great however I am on a train and 2 of them have not loaded so I cannot give you an answer to your question. now the last one has loaded and I do like it. he blue of the night and green of the promise of spring is enchanting.

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    1. Thanks for looking them up.

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  8. Oh, just the beautiful promise of Spring that I needed on this cold, dark morning!! Thank you for sharing the hope and the beauty, Mersad!! I lovely way to begin my day with such promise!!

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  9. I prefer the warmer tones in the first.

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    1. Warmth seems to be something people are searching for a lot these days.

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  10. beautiful colors coming! we had some blossoming but had ice and hard freezes again so i think the trees and flowers suffered a setback.

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    1. I am sure they will bounce back quickly. There have been some setbacks here recently as well, with strong winds coming in from the north. I think we will have some snow over the weekend.

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  11. They are all lovely! You have some buds on the trees. I have noticed lots of flowers but the trees are really bare. Not for long, I guess.

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    1. The trees are completely bare. It will take some time.

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  12. A wonderful hour indeed!
    ROG, ABCW

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  13. Beautiful shots.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Thank you for visiting Leslie.

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  14. All gorgeous photos! The first one is my favorite! Very nice tree!

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  15. Beautiful! I love seeing the green on the branches!

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  16. I love to see new green shoots appearing, ignoring the weather in their eagerness to grow.

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  17. oh i am really loving your spring photos!

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  18. My favorite hour of the day!!!Gorgeous photos.
    Ann

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  19. What lovely signs of spring. You have a great eye for lighting. The view of the city with the blossoming trees has such wonderful color. I am amazed at the colors of the buildings where you live. So different from where I am from. We do more "subtle" colors.

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