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True Colors

Autumnal colors

It might be the same in our lives as it is in nature. When autumn arrives and everything blushes in the warmth of the spectrum, the fruits of our existence can no longer stay hidden. Long past is the naiveté and freshness of our early steps. Even days of pretending or blending-in won’t appeal to us anymore. Only true colors and they are revealed just before they fade away forever.

© 2014 The Unpublished Journal by Peter Mlekuž, All Rights Reserved

Vengeance of Anteros

Greek god Anteros, the avenger of unrequited love, is doing his thing since 1893 on top of the Shaftesbury Memorial fountain, now placed on the side of the always crowded Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End, a part of the Westminster City.

© 2014 The Unpublished Journal by Peter Mlekuž, All Rights Reserved

 

Predjama Castle

Predjama Castle

A picturesque Predjama Castle (slov.:Predjamski Grad) is built high in the stone wall under a natural overhanging arch. It was a fortress difficult to reach and conquer. Castle sieges could last a very long time, thanks to the existence of a secret supply tunnel, linking the castle with the Postojna Cave system.

© 2014 The Unpublished Journal by Peter Mlekuž, All Rights Reserved

The White Tower

The Tower of London

Boat on a river Thames is passing the Tower of London, with the most recognizable view of the 11th century built White Tower, once a symbol of oppression. The Tower of London is now a protected World Heritage Site and also the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.

© 2014 The Unpublished Journal by Peter Mlekuž, All Rights Reserved

Fireworks Live

Fireworks at Lake Bled Slovenia

The ancient Chinese invented this fascinating art of throwing fire at the sky, known as the fireworks. As a photographic subject it stands a bit on the “amateurish” side, whatever this is supposed to mean. In an essence this is a subject of pure enjoyment and amazement, but containing hardly any meaningful depth or message. It is an equivalent of your popular talent show instead of the sophistication and seriousness of National Ballet or Opera. It is no secret that the popular votes and “likes” will always go to the easy and the smart.

But on a technical side photographing fireworks is not an easy undertaking at all and requires quite a bit of “smart” and even some luck. Equipment such as a tripod and cable release is necessary, unless you are going for random unpredictable results. Choosing your location is of significant importance as well, if you would like to achieve complex landscape images instead of a simple one dimensional impression. And do I have to mention that you have to be completely ready and set before the display starts? Firework displays do not last. Try not to forget this fact and always keep in mind a quote from a 1986 classic movie Top Gun: “This thing will be over in two minutes! Get on it!”

 Fireworks at Lake Bled, Slovenia (more…)

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