Lightning at dawn over the two small islands of Veli Osir and Mali Osir on Losinj Island, Adriatic Sea, Croatia. Photographed from Zaosiri beach near the village of Cunski, the main storm belt was primarily over the Istra peninsula but Losinj got the edge of it during the night. This was photographed as the storm moved southeast away from the Island.
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Ian Middleton: Photography

Working with Natural Light in Photography

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.

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View at sunrise from Rantovše hill across to Sveti Tomaz nad Praprotnim (church of Saint Thomas) and the Kamnik Alps, Slovenia.
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The magic moment.

At the icon view of the church of Saint Thomas in Slovenia, I headed out one summer morning after the weather forecast showed the promise of a misty scene.

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Early sunrise at Lake Bled. View across Lake Bled to the island church and clifftop castle from Ojstrica, Slovenia.
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Ian Middleton: Photography

Lake Bled at sunrise from Ojstrica

The story behind the shot. Making a success out of failure.
The intention on this morning was to capture the sun rising over the mountains behind the island church of the assumption of Mary on Lake Bled, from the classic viewpoint of Ojstrica. It was likely my last chance, because soon the sun would move too far south for the autumn and winter.

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Preseren Square in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The beautiful Franciscan church and Preseren statue.
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Prešeren Day in Slovenia

Slovenia’s greatest poet lived in Ljubljana in the 19th century. France Prešeren’s poems and sonnets romanticised the capital city of Ljubljana and modernised the Slovenian language.

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