Sneznik Mountain may be dwarfed by its mightier alpine neighbours, but is equally deserving of our attention.
I took this photo on an August morning from Zaosiri Beach on Lošinj Island during a second trip to this location. I had found this fantastic place the year before purely by chance. While the view of these islands had interested me, it was not the image that I’d envisaged at the time.
As a landscape photographer I’m always trying to find great photography spots. There is one place I’ve known about for a long time, but it’s a seasonal lake, which means that you can only photograph it after long periods of heavy rain. Recently, after several weeks of rain, I not only got the chance but was also able to find an outstanding viewpoint thanks to a new photography location website called Photohound.
At first I was annoyed when the usual road to Sveta Ana church was closed and I was diverted through the village of Kamnik pod Krimom. But when I chanced upon this viewpoint showing both these churches in an adjacent setting, I forgave them. It just goes to show how driving around can reveal all sorts of different perspectives.
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