A Bit of B&W: Sv. Duh II

Sv. Duh

I have posted about this neat little island with a very small church on it before. This picture is so drastically different, I thought I would post it for this B&W series. Of course changes in lighting and time of day can really alter a picture. But this picture and the previous post linked above were taken minutes apart, yet they give completely different impressions. The black and white changes the mood, while the composure, with the path leading to the church at the center of the picture makes the island church the main character in this one. I like both, but there is a side of me that prefers the drama of this shot. Which one do you like better?

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Just Chillin’

Chillin Goat

I’m a city person, but I do enjoy getting away and being in nature…as long as I can return to a shower and clean bed in the evening. When in nature, I am always fascinated at how simple things are, how different life is, and how we take so much like technology for granted. I took this picture while hiking in Norway. There was a heard of goats just chillin’ on the mountains that form the side of the Geiranger Fjord. It was striking at how different they live, and the farmers life is from mine.

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Serendipity

Krka

No matter how much one plans a trip, unexpected things will happen. More often than not, these have led to the most pleasant experiences in my travels. I have shared a few photos from Krka National Park in Croatia. I was so stunned by the park’s beauty, I am sharing another. Some days everything comes today. The light was perfect, the weather beautiful, and the park is gorgeous. That makes it easy to take good pictures. I normally wouldn’t have gotten this shot, either, but our little tour boat broke down. Since we were stationary, I was able to get this shot. I really like it because it looks like something from the set of a movie (actually this park was the setting for the Winnetou films).

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Sv Duh

Sv. Duh

Croatia really impressed me. The people were welcoming, and the sights were amazing. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I do like to plan my trips to ensure the main sights are visited, but I also like time for exploring. Looking at a map, I thought the town of Novigrad, about 20 minutes north of Zadar, would be worth a visit. There wasn’t much there, but it was a picturesque little town. On the way there, we passed by this small church out on a small island in this bay. It was called Sv. Duh and was not in any tour book or Website I had read. We spent about 20 minutes here just taking in the beautiful weather, the mountains, and this beautiful, ancient and small church.

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Sea Gulls in Telašćica

Sea Gulls in Talašćica

Sea gulls remind me of summer vacation. They are nice birds to watch in flight. And they are nasty. They steal ice cream cones from children and can be rather aggressive when food is around. Despite their annoyance, I still love hearing their call – it sounds like vacation. On a boat ride to Telašćica Nature Park in Croatia, people started throwing bread over and many sea gulls started following the boat, diving for the food. It was amazing to see how fast they were flying and how precisely they could catch the bread. And it was a wonderful opportunity to get close up photos of these birds.

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