It’s “hip” to be square

In the 1960’s, if you said that someone was “square” it meant that they were very un-cool. And in those days something that was cool was said to be “hip”.

But in the 80’s the band Huey Lewis & the News came out with the song that said that it was now “Hip to be square”.

Whatever your view is on the square there is no doubt that as a photographic format it is a difficult composition for many a photographer.

This month’s challenge was the square format but with the 105mm lens.

Aleš and I are delighted that two guests submitted photos for this month’s challenge and we would like to thank them.





By Petr Nucnuc1


By Majid Alamgirmajid

By | September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Challenge|Tags: |0 Comments

Day trips from Bohinj and back

One of the best things about living in Bohinj (or just about anywhere in Slovenia) is that everything is close enough to do as day trips. Whether it’s skiing in Austria or shopping in Italy you can have a great day out and be back in time for dinner.

Although Bohinj has an endless amount of hiking trails some are a bit too long when you have young kids who can manage only an hour or two.

A great day trip to the north west of Slovenia is the Vrsič pass. From here there are kids-friendly trails with spectacular views.


Head over and down the pass, and you are into the Trenta valley where the Soča river and its source are nearby.



After lunch you can discover more of the delights of the Soča river before heading back up to the Vrsič pass and be back in Bohinj for a swim in the Lake. Or just relax by that tree which has been immortalized by Tomo Jeseničnik.




By | September 1st, 2014|Categories: Day trips|Tags: , |0 Comments