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Archive for August, 2011

Daily trip to Beautiful Slovenia’s Waterfalls

Surprised by beautiful Slap Kozjak and Slap Virje

Last night I was contemplating pictures from our travels, and noticed that waterfalls are something we tend to favor when making a decision on a new place to visit. For some reason, we’ve never bothered to look for waterfalls around the place where we live. So, I went to google and started to look for waterfalls in Friuli Venezia Giulia; and then Carinthia and Styria (the two south-eastern Austrian states, closest to Italy). None of these really caught my attention, so that I went further and started to also consider nearby Slovenia.

Immediately, I was surprised to notice so many waterfalls. Near and far from the Italian border.

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Bright Blue Sky on Nightly Pictures

How to get great colors shooting after dark

If you wish to take shots at night, with vibrant colors and striking results, you can take your pictures just before sunrise or after sunset, when the sky is neither completely lit, nor black already. That’s the moment when the sky “matches”, in its luminance with that of artificial lighting, creating a smooth blending of colors and hence enhancing their contrast.

In this post I’ll give you some advice on how to be prepared and how to exploit such technique.

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