A trip across the Balkans...
Old 02-26-2018   #1
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A trip across the Balkans...

All images taken with the Fuji XT-1 and the 18-55mm..


Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina
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Old 02-26-2018   #2
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Sarajevo, from a hill top.
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Old 02-27-2018   #3
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Old 02-27-2018   #4
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Lovely... post more please
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Yes, more please..
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Old 02-27-2018   #6
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helen, peppard...thank you so very much.


Mostar, Bosnia/Herzegovina.
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Old 02-27-2018   #7
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I'll join the "more, please" crowd..
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Old 02-27-2018   #8
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Thanks a bunch Lynn...

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Old 02-28-2018   #11
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Beautiful photos of a place with a fascinating history.

When I was a teacher, I had a lot of students who were Bosnian Muslims, though most of them had been born in the USA. Back when the war was still raging in Bosnia, a large number of Bosnian refugees came to Fort Wayne, the city in Indiana where I live. My students were kids aged 12-14, so none were old enough to remember the war. They were wonderful kids. I think some of them would have loved to see these photos of their parents' homeland.
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Hi Chris. Thank you so very much for your visit and kind comments.


The place where the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand precipitated events that led to the First World War. Sarajevo.

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Beautiful photos of a place with a fascinating history.

When I was a teacher, I had a lot of students who were Bosnian Muslims, though most of them had been born in the USA. Back when the war was still raging in Bosnia, a large number of Bosnian refugees came to Fort Wayne, the city in Indiana where I live. My students were kids aged 12-14, so none were old enough to remember the war. They were wonderful kids. I think some of them would have loved to see these photos of their parents' homeland.
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IbStollar, thank you for your generous comment.

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Old 02-28-2018   #15
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Very well done!
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Nice colors and BW.
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Willie, Ko...much appreciated.

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Good stuff, faris!
I particularly admire the tonality of this B&W.
Are they OOC jpegs from the XT1? RAW conversions? Something else?
In any case, I join others with "More, please."
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Old 03-03-2018   #19
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Hi there Canyongazer!!

Thanks for stopping by pal.

OOC jpeg into Alienskin Exposure X3 for BW conversion ( forget the film emulation chosen ).

Mesmerizing city..Mostar. Leaves one speechless at its beauty!!

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Good stuff, faris!
I particularly admire the tonality of this B&W.
Are they OOC jpegs from the XT1? RAW conversions? Something else?
In any case, I join others with "More, please."
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Old 03-03-2018   #20
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ok, thanks for that faris.
Keep on keeping on!
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You & Miss Fuji XT1 did Wonderful... Magical atmosphere !
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Thanks CG, Helen.

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As always in people photography.......’the eyes have it’ and these two children’s eyes show the depth of sadness of this sad land. A place where so much heartbreak and bloodshed has taken away any semblance of stability and happiness.
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thawkins, thanks for stopping by.
Amidst all the tragedies of the past, the people are resilient.
They want to move on, hopefully having gained lessons from follies of the past.

I am an optimist.
And where there is the freshness, exuberance and smile of youth, there is the whisper of spring....



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As always in people photography.......’the eyes have it’ and these two children’s eyes show the depth of sadness of this sad land. A place where so much heartbreak and bloodshed has taken away any semblance of stability and happiness.
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Old 03-08-2018   #25
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Time to end this thread.
Our journey took us, next, to Croatia...

Another country steeped in history. Wonderful people, and superb panoramas.
But that must be for another thread.

My wife sits in the middle of an inter-country highway connecting Bosnia and
Croatia...


Madness, I say.
Living, as opposed to existing she counters.

Thank you all for your generous comments and encouragement.
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I like very much your B&W photos (I'm in a B&W mood lately!). But I'm very impressed by the colours you have here. Special. Vivid but not artificial!
And yes, you used a very good camera but without your excellent eye you could not get such good and interesting photos. Bravo, well done!
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Robert, thank you very much for your kind comments.

Best wishes.

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I like very much your B&W photos (I'm in a B&W mood lately!). But I'm very impressed by the colours you have here. Special. Vivid but not artificial!
And yes, you used a very good camera but without your excellent eye you could not get such good and interesting photos. Bravo, well done!
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Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you smdeep. Much appreciated.



Bosnia Herzegovina.


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Hey everybody,
Re-upping this thread with such beautiful pictures to ask some advices about the Balkans;
I'm going to a 10-days trip through the region starting from Budapest, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar and back to Italy from Zadar. Will be staying around three days in each city, except for Mostar.
I already found some informations about camera shops in Budapest, but there aren't as many infos about the other places, so I was wondering if anyone could recommend nice spots to see and shoot, photo exhibitions (already found Mai Manó Ház in Budapest) or camera shops.
Also looking eventually for nice places outside the cities if there will be time to explore, like the region of Voivojdina in Serbia filled with beautiful orthodox monasteries, where I really would hope to go!

Thank you to everyone willing to help!
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