Monday, April 21, 2014

Above the City [Part 3/3]: Return into the Valley

In the final part of the "Above the City" series, we make our way back the city, driving down the hills, back into the Mostar Valley. Some of the darkness had lifted, and the clouds parted to make room for the sun, which gave a beautiful light to the surroundings. Let's take a final look at the slopes around Mostar...


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When you view this rock from the city, it seems like it's just part of the mountain slopes, but when you drive up and look at it from behind, you will see the slopes leading up to the rock itself, dividing it from the rest of the landscape.

Can you spot the sheep on the slopes? They are a bit blended into the grass.


After a couple of minutes, the hills gave way to the view of the city.




The southern part of Mostar. From up here you can see it all.



This was a perfect place for another short stop. I like this shot, because it perfectly combines nature and city, which is something these regions are known for. You never have to drive far to see some beautiful nature. 







Another shot of Mostar. The last image I took. The rest of the way, was our drive back to the main road from which our journey started.


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30 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. Thank you so much for taking us along. :)

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    1. Thank you Lois for coming along :)

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  2. you can see forever! what views!

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  3. I love the wide shot of the city from above. That would make a great night time shot with all of the lights from the city.

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    1. You are right, and maybe I should do it.

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  4. Such fabulous scenery and views!

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  5. This has been a very enjoyable three part trip.

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    1. Really glad you enjoyed it Adrian. Loved your recent Swallow shots.

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  6. You have really showcased some amazing vistas! Love how the city trails in between the mountains. Following on FB now too.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I just saw it. :)

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  7. Beautiful colors and textures captured wonderfully, as always.

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  8. Awesome view and terrific captures as always, Mersad!! They're the next best thing to being there myself!! Thank you as always for sharing the beauty of your world!! Have a great week!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Sylvia.

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  9. HI Mersad Spectacular beautiful views.

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  10. Wow what gorgeous views and country side. Love that you can see the city from up on top, it's just stunning. I also loved the sheep dotted on that hillside.

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    1. The sheep fascinated me as well, because I can see them from my house everyday. Little spots moving in the distance. It was nice to be able to get a closer look. :)

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  11. Amazing mountain top and great views!

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  12. One word sums it all up....and that is.....INCREDIBLE.

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  13. The depth of field on your view shots is something else. Really nice work.

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    1. Thank you. It took me some tome to get these right (in fact I had to discard a lot) because of the strong winds.

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  14. Mersad, gorgeous views of the city. The mountain scenes are my favorite, but I like seeing the red roofs down below.. Great post and photos. Enjoy your new week!

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  15. Wow, Mersad! Beautiful scenery around you, and what stunning images. Nicely done!

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  16. You are right. It's unusual to live in a city and yet have easy access to nature as well. You have the best of both worlds! Lucky you! Those mountains are impressive. Your shots are fantastic. Thank you for sharing them.

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  17. Beautiful. It is fun being able to see the steep walls of the rock when looking up and the city when looking down.

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  18. Beautiful views from up there!

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  19. Gorgeous landscape, intricately woven with vegetation, architecture and the beauty of nature!

    Poppy

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  20. What a magnificent place!! Awesome photographs!! <3

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  21. Real nice three part series! All very nice pictures of your ventures up into the mountains, looks like a most interesting place to explore especially with a camera!

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  22. What a spectacular view! A photographer's paradise.

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