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Jan 22, 2015

Good Morning Ljubljanica

This is one of my long planed photo projects I wanted to do since my early high school days. To share some beautiful nature from my neck of the woods. I have kayaked this section of Ljubljanica river countless times in almost all weather conditions. I started kayaking this stretch of river in my early childhood and still do sometimes. I’m always amazed at how many different types of sceneries can be enjoyed thrugh out the year.

During the last Christmas holidays, a rare opportunity presented itself, to enjoy and photograph the awakening of a cold winter day on Ljubljanica river. That was a rare but the most inspiring and beautiful moments (and also coldest) I had the opportunity to experience. With the starting soft light when a night is getting brighter, fogs just under the surface of the river and first rays of warm sun coming through snowy trees and shrubs. It was just amazing and I'm really astounded that I am able to enjoy in nature so much. In that part of nature I admire everything I see. Its what gives me inspiration and the strongest surges of energy for life. I'm putting a lot of effort to let you experience all the wonderful things that for the most part we oversleep. Sometimes getting up early and getting out of our comfort zones and withstanding crazy low temperatures is nothing compared to what we are able to admire afterwards.

I would also like to thank Ajda Novak kayaking at such an unusual time and for being great company and Blaž Anžlovar for lending me his boat.

If you prefer watching photos in full screen mode, slideshow can be found at the end of this post.

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CommentsTags ljubljana ljubljanica kayak kayaking winter

Jun 27, 2012

1. Day of European Festival of Youth Choirs in Basel

Finally I completed my school obligations and found time to finish my work started in the second half of May at European Festival of Youth Choirs in Basel. I was invited to take pictures and be part of team of St. Stanislav’s Girls’ Choir from Ljubljana during the festival. It was a great pleasure for me to photograph one of the best young choirs in the world, which is coming from the same gymnasium that I went to. Also one week photographing and living with 50 girls isn't something what you could be asked for very often so at the end it wasn't too hard for me ;)

 European Festival of Youth Choirs or Europäischen Jugendchor Festival as it is called in Basel, Switzerland. From 1992 to 2010, the European Festival of Youth Choirs was organized every three years. In the meantime it is well established with over 22’000 fans and followers. In the week of the festival the city of Basel lived for it. There were daily concerts preformed by the best young choirs from Europe and beyond. Many people were waiting in long lines to be able to attend one of the many venues to be able to hear young and upcoming singers.

 First day we met in front of St. Stanislav institution in the very early morning. We travelled 12 hour by bus and arrived in the afternoon and checked in the festival office. Afterwards we went home with our host families where we mainly slept. It was a really great experience to live at the host families not only to practice German language but also to have the opportunity to experience the Swiss culture.

And also in slideshow:

CommentsCategories concerts travel Tags Stanislav sing choir young festival basel switzerland girls travel Europäischen Jugendchor ljubljana

Jun 23, 2012

Megaron choir concert

At the end of the study year Megaron choir of St. Stanislav Institution had a concert in Conservatorium of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana. They presented rich programme with different styles of music. 

And for those who prefer slide shows:

CommentsCategories concerts Tags megaron choir sing music stanislav listen conservatorium ljubljana culture concert hall

Jun 17, 2012

2. Red Bull Flugtag in Ljubljana

The 2. Red Bull Flugtag yesterday happened in Ljubljana. In a very hot afternoon at Ljubljanicas’s Špica bank a lot of people wanted to see the most amazing Red Bull flying creatures built from different teams. As estimated there were about 40 000 people at Red Bull Flugtag who saw no more than 35 different teams trying to take off and fly or just jump in a river by home made planes, pigs, castles, Chuck Norris, bees and more. 

The event was very interesting with a lot of creativity and happening. So many people enjoyed it. It was also a challenge taking pictures of it. However, I decided to take a bit different approach. As long as I do kayaking I decided to take that advantage and try to do photos from the water surface. I took my kayak and packed my camera in a waterproof bag. Definitely not the easiest way due to flying objects, recue boats and camera in bag, what was the main reason that I actually didn't know what is in my frame and was very limited with zooming and unable to change my camera settings.  

And also in a slideshow mode for those who prefer full screen view:

CommentsCategories sport Tags redbull red bull flugtag ljubljana water river ljubljanica fly plane chuck norris skydive angry birds jernej damjan radio ena radio center pujs