Monday, April 20, 2015

Journey to the Sanica River Spring [Part 1/2]

Some of you may remember my recent "Secluded Forest" photo series, that I did two weeks back. This new two-parter goes back there, but explores the stream of the river Sanica even further, all the way to its spring. And while we are on the topic of spring, those of you who remember the recent images from this place, will immediately notice how much nature has bloomed in just two weeks here.


This is a two-part photo series. Other parts include:
Journey to the Sanica River Spring - Part One
Journey to the Sanica River Spring - Part Two


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Revisiting

My friend Selma and I made a journey to the spring of this small river Sanica back in 2009. So now, 6 years later we marched the same path, but the sights were much different. Of course, this is the first time I shoot these landscapes with my Canon 6D. And this is the first time Beni is visiting the river spring as well.


Deep Nature

I was just blown away by some of the spots along the way. The intense green colors could be seen everywhere, but the sounds of deep nature were the most impressive. We stopped many times during our hike so that I could make these images. After a while nature overcomes you, and the nature


Sounds of the Woods

I love this place because of its isolation. Roads and villages are far, far away, and in the wilderness here sounds of peace and calm take over. It's an amazing way to let your soul and body find rest, and I could easily spend hours here. But our hike had to continue in order to reach the final goal.


Trail through the Forest

The trail becomes more rugged as you trek towards the spring and after a while, marching isn't just following an old dirt road, instead it becomes a true adventure. Beni had a great time in the beginning, but as you will see in part two of this series, the hike would soon become very hard for him and even harder for us.






A Turn in the Journey

This is the furthest point we reached during our recent visit, but in part two of this new photo series, we will hike down this path, all the way to the river spring. Along the way we will see many wonders of nature, from waterfalls, curious man made paths and of course the jewel of the journey: the spring of the river Sanica.


End of Part One
To be continued...

22 comments:

  1. Spring green... I love all the moss and fresh new leaves.
    So far away, yet so much like home here.
    Connecting with the world is wonderful.
    Lovely post, Mersad!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Laura. Yes it is striking how much of the world we live in is similar. Especially the region of the USA where you live!

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  2. I love the newness of the views, everything looks so fresh now. Spring has really sprung, as they say.

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  3. Hello Mersad, very pretty place for a walk. I enjoy seeing all the new greens of spring.. And your Beni is a cutie.. Lovely images and post. Enjoy your new week!

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  4. so much moss - obviously a place that frequently gets lots of rain.

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    1. Yes It does. It would actually rain on this very same day that we visited, and you will see some of the storminess in part two.

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  5. that green moss on rocks and wood is just fantastic.. love the green green green of the leaves and trees

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  6. Wow ! Everything is so green and lush! Wonderful photos!

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  7. What a fantastic place!! So much green beauty!! Always fun to see Beni and he does seem to be having a great time, too!! Superb captures as always, Mersad!! And thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty and the fun!! Have a great new week!!

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  8. I echo what Laura said---and it really does look like our part of the world. Very nice job of balancing the light and shadow, Mersad.

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  9. Mir gefallen wahnsinnig gut diese moosbewachsenen Felsen. Schöne Bilder.
    Liebe Grüße

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  10. So much GREEN! Simply beautiful.

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  11. A place to lose one's self! TomThe Backroads Traveller

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  12. Yep, spring finally came out from hiding!

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  13. Nature does cause one to stop in wonder. Such gorgeous bright greens of spring in those new leaves. They look so delicate. The mosses are stunning, too. I love hiking the back woods. It's restorative to the soul, isn't it?

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  14. Lovely photos!
    I hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

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  15. Just so peaceful and beautiful! I really love this area!

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  16. such lush green forest. love #6

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  17. Oh my. Look how green and lush everything is. Looking so pretty with the vegetation and moss. Even Beni looks very happy to be there... Michelle

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  18. Was für ein bezauberndes Fleckchen. Der Wald sieht sehr geheimnisvoll aus.
    Liebe Grüße
    Gusta

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