Mountaintop of the Kamnik Alps appearing through the clouds with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable.

“Don’t you have enough photos from that place?” 

A question I am often asked by Erin Doors (my wife). Well, many experienced landscape photographers will tell you that when you find a great scene, you must return to it as often as you can.  And it’s true, because in landscape photography you’ll find many a fleeting moment.

A good example of this is a view that I often photograph and because I can, I go back to it on a fairly regular basis. I recently visited it twice in one week, and even than there was a clear difference. It’s a view of the Church of Saint Peter in the Slovenian town of Komenda. The viewpoint however, is actually not from the town itself, but from just outside a nearby town called Moste.

The photo below was shot on Sept 5th. The field between the corn was glowing in the light, and the colour a beautiful bright, light brown.

Mountaintop of the Kamnik Alps appearing through the clouds with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable.

Mountaintop of the Kamnik Alps appearing through the clouds with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable.

One week later

I shot the photo below today (Sept 13th). Just one week later and that lovely bright colourful field in the middle has now changed to dark brown.

The church of Saint Peter sitting in the shadow of the Kamnik Alps. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable.

 

Earlier this year in July

Back in July this was how it looked.

mountaintop of the Kamnik Alps appearing through the rain clouds with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable.

At dawn on morning many years ago

The church of Saint Peter lit at dawn and sitting in the shadow of the Kamnik Alps. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable.

After a day of heavy rain

mountaintop of the Kamnik Alps appearing through the rain clouds after an evening storm with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable.

In May a few years back

mountaintops of the Kamnik Alps with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable. The Alps have a fresh coating of snow after a late spring rainfall turned to snow at high altitudes.

In March

Mountaintops of the Kamnik Alps with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable. The Alps have a fresh coating of snow after an abundance of snow this winter

So if you can, return to the great photo locations you find over and over again and capture that fleeting moment. It will never look the same.

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