Thursday, February 25, 2010
I also took a few better pictures up there, although it was extremly cold up there and the wind was strong, but I like this one because of one small detail, that makes the construction a few metters higher. This is the moment when the fog was dissapearing and I caught it only at the top of the antenna. This somehow connects it with the clouds above and makes it higher, sky high.
And yes, sorry for the anomaly on the right if you notice it, it's not because of the sharpness, but because of the lens.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Taken from a nice climbing spot near the Italian city of Trieste - about an hour's drive from Ljubljana. We were walking up towards the car when the sun started to go down and this scene unfolded for a couple of minutes - just enough time for me to pull out my camera.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sorry, no picture today, but for a reason - both Žiga and I have completely forgotten about this blog's one year anniversary! Time for some statistics, yay!
We started this blog more than a year ago, January 19th of 2009, to be exact. Since then, we've had a total of 222 posts (this is post #223 :)). In that time we've had 8,872 visits and 14,488 page views. 77,55% of visits have been new visitors, the rest are people returning to our blog. I should mention that most new visitors (and those who only visit once) come through Google, mostly Google's Image Search. All in all, we've had 6,901 unique visitors. It's startling to think that almost seven thousand people, mostly complete strangers, have seen our photos.
The blog itself has been an incredible experience. A blog (or other similar site) is a great stepping stone into the world of on-line... well, everything, basically. It's easy and quick to setup and you learn quite a bit along the way. Also, I think it's made us look at photography in a new way. I take less photographs, but they tend to be better than before. I often look at scenes and think to myself if they are blog-worthy, and if so, how exactly to take a photo of the scene in the best way possible. I think we both try a bit harder than before.
For the past couple of months, we've slowed down with our posting - from almost a post a day to about two per week. This is because when we started, we already had thousands of photographs each - and out of those, we've pretty much used up the best ones (at least I know I have). So now the posting is in a more natural time frame - neither of us has enough time to photograph every day, and even if we did, we couldn't produce blog-worthy shots so often.
Anyhow, enough of that, we'd like to say a big thank-you to everyone who follows along, and we hope you'll stick around :-)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Photography, when you get down to it, is simply the capture of light. Sometimes the light can be so beautiful it knocks the breath from your lungs and leaves you speachless and dumbfounded. The interesting thing is that you often don't even realise the complete magnificence of the light - our eyes tend to adapt all too well and decrease the contrast between the light and dark, in effect making the scene less powerful. Also, as darkness falls, we see less and less color. This doesn't happen to cameras (be it on film or digital). So sometimes, the image from the camera can be even more powerful than you remember it.
This image above reminds me of the strong, beautiful colors present in many comic books - Superman being the most iconic. Whereas many newer comics tend to be darker (must I really mention the legend?), Superman has always had a bright, punchy and highly saturated (at times even cartoon-ish) color palette (as can be seen when comparing the first picture on his Wikipedia page with that of Batman's).
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Blaž climbing in Verdon - this was taken right around sunset, which is why the colours are so warm and inviting. It's moments like these that make climbing so rewarding. I can't wait for some sunshine so we can hop down to the seaside and climb on rock again. Spending all winter climbing on artificial walls gets boring pretty quickly.
Oh, and the photo was taken on film with my old Konica.
Edit: you've probably noticed the large size of the photo... Blogger has increased the maximum size of the photos and I'm trying it out. I like it so far - comments are welcome!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Ain't that cute, but it's dirty. Me and Nina found this little doggy in Trindad (Cuba). He was so lonely, so young he didn't even see things clearly and lost his mom. We bought him some caramel milk, because that's the only milk we found in a spoilt-turists market nearby. You see, thats a 2dl cup, the puppy was really young. And so tender. Hope he found someone to take care of him, because otherwise... If he found us, he must be lucky and got some more caremel milk I think!