Friday, July 18, 2014

A Sleepless Night in Sarajevo

My first night of summer vacation. It's 4:30 AM and the summer night is weighing down on me. Outside the air is crisp and cool, but the inside of my room isn't. My eyes are wide open and as I glare at the window I notice the intense blue light of the night. The moon is almost full, and as I open the window the cold air whiffs in my face. As I gaze outside I notice how calm the city looks and how everything is colored in these amazing colors.

I'm fully awake now. No going back to sleep. I grab my camera and take these shots. Once again I'm amazed at the Canon 6D's capabilities at night.

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I return back to the bed and find a half-a-sleep Beni on the bed, probably wondering what I'm doing up. I took this next shot, with almost no light at all.


In case you wonder, I didn't fall asleep immediately. I watched some "Modern Family" episodes on my laptop, and eventually fell asleep around 6:00, only to be waked by the alarm at 8:00. My vacation is off to a good start...

20 comments:

  1. Lovely captures of the moon. The colors and lighting are lovely.. And your Beni is so cute! Have a happy weekend!

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  2. HI Mersad Oh Dear. you did not have a good night. Turn off that alarm, your on holidays!! Love the shot of the dog, I notice she was wise enough to get up!

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    1. I usually never keep the alarm on during vacation, but I had a non-work appointmant that day and had to get up early.

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  3. so glad you got up, these are beautiful and i can't believe what great night shots you get with that camera... beni looks soooo cute wondering what you are doing ...

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    1. Thanks Sandra. He looked at me confused the whole time :)

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  4. Gorgeous sky shots.. Really beautiful.
    Sometimes it takes a bit to get into vacation mode. I'm guessing that bit will be very short lived for you.
    Happy vacation, Mersad and Beni!

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    1. I think so too. Hopefully by the time the sea waves greet me I will be more relaxed.

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  5. Creatures and beauty of the night on the cusp of dawn, beautifully captured!
    I hope you sleep better tonight,
    Merisi

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  6. Wonderful captures of the moon and night skies, Mersad!! And, of course, I do love the pic of Beni! Such a little love he is!! Enjoy your vacation!! Looking forward to more pics!!!

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  7. beautiful images Mersad. Have a great vacation

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  8. Your sleepless night allowed you to produce some amazing photos!

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  9. Lovely night views... My favourite is the 2nd photo.

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  10. Love your night shots! How do you like your 6d? I'm saving up for that exact same camera.

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  11. Unusual quality of light at that early hour. Your 4th shot with city, mountains, and clouds is stunning. Good to have a friendly dog to keep track of you in the middle of the night.

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  12. Beautiful night shots! The 6D is impressive, indeed! Nice catch-light in Beni's eye!

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  13. I bet you slept much better the next night.

    We had a beautiful big moon last weekend as well, but I didn't photograph it--so I'm glad to see that you did.

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  14. Beni hat sich bestimmt gewundert warum du so rumwandelst^^ Niedlich dieser Blick, und deine Fotos sind superschön. Solche Momente kenne ich und ich genieße es dann aber immer diese Stille der Nacht.

    Schaut echt schön aus wie es so leuchtet und der Mond ist suuuper.

    Wünsche dir dann einen schönen zweiten Urlaubstag und sende liebe Grüssle

    N☼va

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  15. Fabulous shots of the moon, especially the first one. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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