Category Archives: Slovenia

Thessaloniki International Art Fair

I am inviting all of you to join me at the “Art Thessaloniki International art fair”. My photograph was selected for the exhibition:

“Hi Slava,

Congratulations for your achievement at the “Centered” exhibition!
You can find GuruShots’ invitation on Facebook page..
The exhibition will be a part of “Art Thessaloniki International art fair” taking place at the Helexpo exhibition & congress center
If you’re around, it will be great if you arrive on Thursday the 23rd at 20:00 for a GuruShot meet-up and get to know some of the names behind the lenses… ”

The photograph itself:

Church on the island in Bled lake (Slovenia)

See you!

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Utilizing power of Sony RX10 III: Animal photography

I visited Ljubljana Zoo to give a try of Sony RX10 III zooming capabilities and I was really pleased to have a 600mm lens :).

ljubljana_zoo_20160709-000019It gives you ability to make a tighter shots and compose far away subjects in a pleasing way.  This shot reminds me my visits to grandma place  she had a carpet on the wall with the very similar composition. I personally would like one of them to stay, I think that would improve the composition even more.ljubljana_zoo_20160709-000039 ljubljana_zoo_20160709-000042Please, don’t leave me!

ljubljana_zoo_20160709-000080 ljubljana_zoo_20160709-000092Siesta 🙂

ljubljana_zoo_20160709-000056Shooting through a fence. You can notice the fence was blurred out by the lens.  I especially positioned the frame in a way that the blur emphasize the subject.ljubljana_zoo_cheetahAnother shot through the fence, here again the fence helped to make kind of a framing  it blurs out surrounding allowing to focus you on the subject. Photo should communicated the cool of the shadow on the hot summer day :), please,  tell me if I succeed…

ljubljana_zoo_elephantFinally I was able to catch some movement on this hot summer day…

As far this session was relaxed and animal activity was low I am going for the “Duck hunting”, will find some pond full of birds on early morning and test focusing speed and ISO performance. Also If I find a gap in my busy schedule I will go for birds in flight photography.

Cheers!

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

Bled lake is situated in the North of Slovenia and in southern foothills of Julian Alps. This is a popular place among Slovenes and tourists.

Evening_view_on_bled_lakeThere is a walking path around the lake which offers the best views of the lake. The views are marvelous at any time of the year.

A medieval castle dominates over the lake. It is simply named after the lake – Bled castle. It opens a beautiful view on the lake and surroundings.

Castle Bled, Slovenia
Castle Bled, Slovenia

The calling card of the place is an island in the middle of the lake. The island is crowned by the ancient monastery . Its church rises up in the middle of the island.

Church on the island of Bled lake (Slovenia)
Church on the island of Bled lake (Slovenia)

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Walking around the lake you will collect new perspectives of the church.

Church_on_the_island_of_bled_lake_by_vyacheslavYou can use a rowing boat to get to the island.

The lake became a popular photography place. That evening I was sharing my location with 3 Hungarian photographers, who were equipped by high end cameras (Nikon D810), heavy tripods and Lee filters.

See you on the photo tour,  Cheers!

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Equipment:

  • Sony a7
  • Canon nFD 80-200
  • Benro Travelmate

Light painting

If you like the subject, but not really happy about the light on the subject – use light painting.

This chapel is on my usual stroll route. I have passed it so many times, but never could get a good light on it. Finally I decided to create my own picture of this place and put the mood which was almost from the first time when I saw it. I would like to create  a mystical filling.

Сomparison of long exposure photograph with the final result of artificial lighting you can see here:

Desktop wallpaper (1920×1080).

I think the long exposure photograph (before) looks flat. Everything is equally lit. Glass gives a reflection and hides the beautiful statue inside of the chapel. Using light painting technology we can create a picture which we visualized. Here you see the chapel how I saw it in my head.

There are 2 kind of light painting: single frame with long exposure and composite.

The goal of first type is to get final photograph directly in camera. Such pictures used by  medias which doesn’t allow photo manipulations, like National Geographic. Usually exposure starts  from couple of minutes and so on. There are 2 types of light source could be used: continues and flash lights. Bare flash is used rarely. Usually it is covered by some light modifiers: gobo or/and greed. Main challenge during exposure is to prevent having a light source in the frame. This technology is complex and requires strong skills, planning and time, but it pays off by its value and experience.

The simpler method is a composite. Composite requires many shots with different parts of subject lit, then all the frames a composed in editor. I have used this method to create this picture. I have spent around 1 hour to get the right lighting on all parts and then used Photoshop to combine them. Totally I shot around 50 frames.

Equipment:

  • Sony a7
  • Youngnou YN-560, YN-600
  • Youngnou YN-633C
  • Pixel TW-282TX