Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! [incl. travel update and photos]

I hope everyone came into 2015 with a great celebration, weather it was big and festive, or quiet and reflective. Here are my friend Selma's dog Brownie and my dog Beni, who also send season's greetings (yes, we are that kind of dog people). Getting the first shot took some time, but I think it turned out good.

As I'm writing this I'm looking out at the Adriatic Sea off the coasts in Split, Croatia. I spent New Year's Eve here, and will be staying for two more days. After our dog images, I will show you some sneak peek shots from our travel that I took with my phone camera. Of course the Canon camera is not far away, and you can expect a nice travel series soon, after I return.

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I hope you are taking the 1st day of 2015 off, to rest from last night's celebration.



Here are some shots from Split that I took with my phone camera:


 A view out on the sea from our hotel as the sun sets on the last day of 2014.


 A shot from my room in the Radison Blu Resort in Split.


 Me and my sister Jasmina, a couple of minutes into 2015.


 A new day rises in a New Year.


 On the balcony of the hotel after breakfast.


A view from the hotel room balcony. Interesting clouds got me to take my camera out. Looks like a bird flying through the air.



I wish you all the best in the New Year!


43 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place to spend the New Year..I love the cute doggies, Brownie and Beni! The cloud shot is awesome..Happy New Year to you and your family, Mersad!

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    1. Thanks so much Eileen. Happy New Year to you too!

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  2. Have a great year Mersad.

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  3. The dogs are very photogenic, you did well to get them to pose. Loved all the other pictures and it looks as though you had a great time on New Year's Eve. Happy New Year, Mersad.

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  4. You know my most favorite pics today are the ones with your canine buddies.. so beautiful, both of them. I like that view and the room photo is beautiful. i like all the bright colors and if you did not tell us, would never have guessed these are phone pics. I wish you many good blessings for this new year

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    1. Thanks so much Sandra. I will be doing a Hotel Room Tour as well

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  5. Lovely way to begin the New Year. Wishing you all the best.

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  6. HI Mersad Now that looks a terrific place to bring in the New Yea. Love the dog shots. Yes I can imagine it did take quite some time for the 1st. shot but it was worth the patience. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR SISTER.

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  7. Finally recovering and glad to be back. Happy New Year!!

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    1. That's good to hear Kate! Happy New Year!

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  8. Happy New Year to you!
    I just love that bird cloud :))
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  9. Looks like a beautiful spot to bring in the new year, Mesad! Happy 2015!!

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  10. looks like a beautiful place to spend new years! love the pup portraits, too. happy new year, mersad! thanks for the fences!

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  11. You are having good weather in Split. Enjoy the break from work. Happy New Year.

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  12. Happy New Year to you and yours!! :)

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  13. Aww....cute dog pics. Happy New year!

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  14. Beautiful, delightful captures as always, Mersad, and thank you, as always for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and prosperous new year!! Enjoy!!

    Sylvia

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  15. Happy New Year, Mersad! What a beautiful place to welcome the turning of the year. Such clear skies and smooth water. Delightful! Things will be slow around here today as we were up very late last night.

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  16. Oh that "sit/stay" command can do wonders for photo ops. Clearly your dogs are well behaved as well as beautiful. I too am that kind of dog person as you know from reading about my Izzi. What a wonderful beginning for your new year. You are blessed with the opportunities to travel to many beautiful places and this one is right up there. I was going to comment on the flying bird cloud (actually all of the clouds were magnificent), but you beat me to it. It's the artistic eye that catches those things and makes life that much more interesting and beautiful. My wish for you is a wonderful photogenic year and look forward to your sharing your experiences with us. Happy New Year, Mersad ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea. I don't want to burst your bubble about the behaviour of our dogs, but I have to confess it took some time and tries to get that first shot. :) The second one with Brownie laying under the covers was much more easier to obtain. So glad you enjoyed them, though.

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  17. I enjoyed these a lot! It really does look like a great place to visit. And again--Happy New Year.

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  18. It looks so warm there while here I sit with it 4 degrees outside. Well actually, it will probably be 18 degrees F. today. Have a wonderful time.

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  19. Tolle Fotos, wie immer, und der zugedeckte Hund ist sehr süß.
    Happy new year!!! Alles Gute fürs neue Jahr!!!
    Liebe Grüße

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  20. It looks so summery there- and here I sit with freezing rain outside my window...bleckkk! Happy New Year!

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  21. What a gorgeous place to spend the New Year. The view was fabulous. You all look great and the dogs are adorable as can be. I too thought that cloud looked like a bird flying. Super cool. Looking forward to another great year viewing your blog and photos.

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  22. How cute can they get, those dogs are just darlings. Great shot!
    Gorgeous places, all, the bird-clouds tops it all!
    Happy New Year from Vienna,
    Merisi

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  23. Happy New Year Mersad. beautiful images, the Sea is sooooo pretty.

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  24. Wonderful photos. Happy New Year.

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  25. Looks like a wonderful city to visit.

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  26. And Happy New Year to you too!

    Looking forward to seeing more from Split, Croatia.

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  27. Auch dir und deinen Lieben heute noch ein Frohes Neues Jahr mit all den besten Wünschen.

    Freue mich schon auf neue Posts und viele schöne Fotos.

    Herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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  28. Great set of shots! The clouds in the bottom one are amazing and remind me of some I've watched in Patagonia. Happy 2015.

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  29. Great place and shot
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  30. Love all of the photos and bright colors, but the dog snuggled on the sofa wins!

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  31. Great photos, and what a wonderful way to start off your new year!!

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  32. Happy New Year to you friend....Your photos are spectacular and your furry friends are just the cutest. Your world is full of color and I love it....

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  33. What a wonderful place to welcome the New Year!!! I love the clouds!! And the contrast between the two dogs - one sleek and big, the other little and fluffy!

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  34. Beautiful skies to see on the first day of the new year! And your little furry friends look quite content.

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  35. Wunderbare Weihnachtsfotos :) und tolle Kontrastspiele!
    Ein gesundes neues Jahr 2015 wünscht Senna!

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  36. Cute doggie couple! I'm wondering are those windows or solar reflections from the roof of your hotel? The colors in the photos are so unworldly... {:-Deb

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  37. It's always good to see different aspects from places I haven't been to. Fascinating cloud formation too.

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  38. Happy New Year Mersad !
    Was wonderful to see the beautiful shots.
    Very much loved seeing the pups of course as well .
    Wishing for you the very best in 2015.
    xox Willow

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