Timing, good light and a small camera

For the past few years  I have only taken a small camera – Nikon V1, on holidays.

Our family one-week summer getaway this year was to the island of Murter, Croatia which is about 5 1/2 hours drive from Bohinj.

But this is not about our holiday but to point out some things which make and break good/great photos.

As we all know, the most important thing in a good photo is the quality of light. However, closely related to this is timing. You can have great light but if your timing is wrong then the final result can be really disappointing.

In the first photo you can see that everything is pretty decent. (click to get full screen)


A few moments later not only was the light gone, but you can see that the water is all chopped up from the waves that were made from a passing boat. Not the one in the shot but another one but you can see the point.


To salvage the situation, I waited for the waves to be calm again and even though the light was gone I re-did the composition.


And lastly, a shot showing that the Nikon V1 can make plenty decent photos.


So, good light, good timing and good composition is what’s needed. Even a small camera will get the job done.

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lake Bled

Early summer sunrises are crazy. You must get up at 4 o’clock to catch the sunrise at 5.30. But such mornings are something to remember. Today I went to Hotunski vrh on Pokljuka plateau. Hotunski vrh is great viewpoint from where you can see lake Bled and Gorenjska region in a special way. Enjoy.


By | June 10th, 2014|Categories: Photography|0 Comments

Flower power (part 2)

Another good workshop in a beautiful environment. It was all about flowers and how to shoot them in a best way. And we also had a help from Tanja (biologist) for flower recognition. Andy was helping with some additional photo tips. It’s always great to work as a team. And Bohinj is a paradise in every way!










By | June 10th, 2014|Categories: Photography, Workshops|0 Comments

Flower Power (part 1)

On Saturday (7 June), Aleš and Triglav National Park co-worker Tajna Menegalija ran a workshop in Ukanc, a most beautiful part of Bohinj. Ukanc is located at the western end of Lake Bohinj and lies inside the central zone of the Park.

Aleš provided photography tips whilst Tanja – a biologist, gave a guiding tour of the flora found in the area.

It was such a perfect day with the only thing missing was for more attendees.

Stay tuned for Aleš’s photos of the day.

By | June 8th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments