Friday, August 1, 2014

Visiting Sibenik [Part 1/9]: Morning in a Seaside Town

After two long weeks of editing I have finally sorted through the vacation images to Sibenik. Over the course of our stay I made more then 1000 images, which I edited down to about 350 to show in this series. It's a lot, and in order not to crowd each post with many images, I decided to divide the series into 9 parts. But believe me, there is still plenty to see in each post. 

We have been to Sibenik three times before, but this was the first time with the Canon 6D, and some of the night photography we did turned out fantastic. I was finally able to do some really good interior shots in the dark hallways of the Fortress of St. Nikola (Part Seven), and also some colorful, fun and happy night and dusk shots in the Beach and Spa Resort Solaris, near Sibenik (Parts Four and Five).

For this first part I wanted to start of easy and relaxed. I will show you the small seatown Brodarica, where we mainly stayed. Sibenik as a city doesn't really have a beach where you can swim, and since we wanted to swim and relax on the beach, we booked our stay here, just like in the previous years.
This is a multi-part series. Other parts include:
Part One: Morning in a Seaside Town
Part Two: A night in the old town of Sibenik
Part Three: Stormy day on the Beach
Part Four: Dusk in the Solaris Beach Resort
Part Five: Night in the Solaris Beach Resort
Part Six: Stroll through the Sunset Forest
Part Seven: Inside the Fortress of St. Nicholas
Part Eight: Remnants of the Past
Part Nine: Golden Hour in the Bay

click on the images for a bigger view

The morning started around 8:30 for me. After breakfast I grabbed my camera and made a stroll down the coastline of Brodarica. There were almost no other people on the beach, so I had the surroundings to myself.





A curious sight along the way. I wonder if perhaps the owner of this car, down below, parked it there at night. Otherwise a very risky move :)




I love to take a glimpse into boats and ships, and see how they work and are structured. In the bay of Brodarica you can find many small boats. In the next part you will see more luxurious yachts and ships in the bay of the old town of Sibenik.



The turquoise water called to me. In some parts, the water bed is white and clear. The water here is very clean, since big currants stream freely up here.




On the other side of the coast there is the island Krapanj. I didn't have a chance to visit it again this year, but if you like to see more of this island during sunset you can click here for our 2012 post and here for the 2013 post from this island.


I spotted this old boat docked in the harbor. Time had taken its toll on it, but it was interesting enough for me to take a closer look.





A brave swimmer under another docking post. :)




There are lots of rusty details dotted along the coastline, which I tried to pick up with the camera.



As the sun came up more, it was time to return to our apartment and get ready for a fun day on the beach.


End of Part One
To be continued.


Part Two will be up this Sunday. 
In the second part we will visit the city of Sibenik, it's lovely streets and corners, cafes and restaurants as well as the wonderful walking lane along the bay.

And here are a couple of preview shots from the other parts that will follow in this series.

First up, it's me in a gellato store called "Grom" in the inner part of the old city of Sibenik. I am linking this image to City Daily Photo, with the theme "Take Away". Nothing better then Ice Cream to take away and enjoy! :)






Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend ahead.

48 comments:

  1. that sparkling water is just absolutely gorgeous. the color is unbelievable and so very clear. i like that last shot of you and the girls look beautiful to.. this is a wondrous place to visit

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  2. HI Mersad WOW! the colour and clarity of the water is fabulous. The scenery is stunning. Your photoraphy is amazing and I look forward to seeing your daily reports and photographs. Just have to tell you from tomorrow, my daughter and 2 grand children are arriving from Malawi and then 1 week later I am off there with themtfor 6 weeks and although I hope (when I can and have internet) to do some posts, I will not have time to comment on blogs. Hope you understand.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you will have time to catch up once your back. Have a nice trip.

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  3. FABulous series of images Mersad, the colour is spectacular and very inviting.. was it really hot ?

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    1. The weather was very enjoyable and not too hot.

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  4. such beautiful blue waters!

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  5. I do love all of that blue, blue water and a terrific series as always, Mersad!! And, thanks as always for sharing!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  6. Mersad that water is gorgeous .
    I was marveling at your shots.

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  7. Wow, the water is so blue! Nice photos.

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  8. Great, great pictures! I'll be back for part two!:)

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  9. Hallo Mersad, ich war einmal gegenüber Trogir auf der Insel (Okrug Gorij oder so was ähnliches) im Urlaub, in Sibenik waren wir auch auf Ausflug. Allerdings schon 20 Jahre her ist es.
    Die Fotos sind wunderschön mit Farben gefüllt, das 4. von hinten mit deiner Schwester ist ein unglaubliches Bild, als von einem Reisekatalog wäre und ein Profi hätte fotografiert. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Da war ich auch in 2008. Trogir und Okrug Gornji sind wunderschön.

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  10. fabulous images. the water is sooooooo blue and clear.

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  11. Mersad, that water is perfectly clear and colorful and the sky is about as blue as it can get. Great for a visitor and great for a photographer.

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    1. Thanks Jack. It really is.

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  12. Lots of gorgeous blue - both water and sky! I had to laugh at the car! I know I wouldn't be brave enough to park under that.

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  13. That water is mesmerizing! In some of your photos I could almost believe I could see it moving. The color is stunning. I think I am gong to enjoy this trip. ;)

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    1. Thanks Rita for visiting. Glad you enjoyed these.

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  14. The blues in these enchanting scenes are such an amazing bright and rich tone. Beautiful series of photos.

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  15. Gorgeous! Looks like a heavenly place.

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  16. I look forward to the night shots. They are always a treat.

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    1. Thanks Adrian. Part Two is up now.

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  17. What a nice place and fabulous photos...

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  18. Wow, the quality of the water looks dreamy... I hope you enjoyed your stay, the place looks like a little paradize on earth.

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  19. Every one a winner, Mersad. The place itself looks very inviting.

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    1. Thanks Valerie. I hope you will enjoy the rest to come.

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  20. Hope you enjoyed that ice cream! All of your photographs are wonderful.

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  21. Muy bueno este reportaje Saludos

    http://creatividadeimaginacinfotosdejosramn.blogspot.com.es/

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  22. Wonderful reflection shots ~ love the water, the boats and the rust ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Was für strahlende Blau- und Türkistöne... Wunderschöne Fotos! Da würde ich jetzt auch gerne sein! :)

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  24. Thanks for these. The water in each of these drew me in. So beautiful and clear! All very beautiful, including the lovely lady!

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  25. Such a wonderfully gorgeous journey you are documenting.

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  26. Merveilleuse balade, tu nous donne envie de vacances et de profiter pleinement de la mer ! superbes photos !!!
    Wonderful ride, you want us to give vacation and enjoy the sea! great pictures!

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  27. I'm looking forward to this series Mersad. The seas is so wonderfully blue. What lens do you like to use as a general walk-about lens?

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    1. Mostly I use the Canon 50mm. Even though it's fixed it gives me great sharpness and clarity.

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  28. This is obviously going to be yet another interesting and enjoyable tour.

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  29. The water is so clear and blue! Beautiful area and your portraits are also wonderful!

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  30. What a gorgeous seaside village! Beautiful water! Your photos are amazing, Mersad!

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  31. LOVE the shot of your friend (the one wearing white) on the boardwalk. Gorgeous and very artistic shot.

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  32. I'm look the series from 9 to 1, but is wonderful as well
    Finally I found time to see all the post that I have lost during holidays...
    I'm back in Milan, and tomorrow back to work!
    See you
    Stefano

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  33. Gorgeous pictures, those blues are simply amazing.

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  34. Was für herrliche Fotos. Dieses blau des Meeres... einfach umwerfend. Dazu noch die Boote...Danke für diese kleine Auszeit . Jetzt kann ich erholt weitermachen :D
    Liebe Grüße
    Gusta

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