When a photographer sees a balcony with a 180° view of the sea (that happens to be their balcony for the entire ten day vacation), the feeling is mega thrilling. Our apartment was almost at the top of the hill and yep, with a hard core incline. But, as you can see, it was all worth it. I could spend hours on that balcony, day or night. Ok, maybe not so much during the day as there is no shade. I’m talking about early mornings and twilight/night time. Plus, as we were a bit higher, there was a constant breeze in the air that just felt right. I took a lot of photos, from that balcony. Fair enough, of the same subject but the atmosphere was different, as well as the time of the day. Don’t expect a 180° panoramic shot, there is none as it’s not my thing.
As you can see, there are a lot of planes in my photos. That is because we were so close to the airport and these silver birds were our daily observation subject. You just had to look up. There were times when they were landing one after another, in shot intervals. And, there were also moments when there weren’t almost any for a long period of time.
Don’t get me wrong, our balcony was a setting for the equal amount of family time and just goofing around with my, almost 14 year old, cousin. I’m 29.
The fact that we were on the more higher ground meant a lot more of those super cliche bokeh’d city at night/dusk photographs. To our left was Okrug Gornji, as you can see, a place so densely packed with apartment complexes. I like that church, on the top of the hill. So, basically, bellow you can see both focused and unfocused versions of the area. I mean, obviously, the second one is more of the shore. But, it is to the left! Hehe.
In case you might think I only shot at night or at dusk time, I have a couple of shinny, sunny photos for you. I just love that hill above Trogir, especially when covered with sunny and shady areas. I love the last photo (of the three) as it has some pretty cool cloud formation. It almost looks mirrored, surrounding the entrance to Heaven.
And then, when the legit night fell, I could capture some long exposure moments. I’m curious to see what the scenes would look like if there were no moon in them. Moon was our companion during this whole trip. I think I could have had a better view of the stars, in such case.
I didn’t have to go anywhere nor felt the need. The distant city lights were good enough for me, to watch them and just enjoy the moment. I could spend hours that way, thinking of scenarios of what’s happening behind, bellow those lights; streets, homes, different stories … It is a fun thing to love, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Just give me a higher ground, city to observe and I’m the happiest on the planet.
God bless and have a good night (if you are in my part of the world).