Sv. Ana – Tunjice

I don’t live far away from a village named Tunjice, but strangely, I’ve never been to the church of Saint Anna before. Well it was probably ten years since I was last in that village too. I guess it was about time to make a trip there. And I was so lucky to have such a nice warm sunny weather!
So this post is more architectural for a change. It kind of motivated me to take some more architectural photos after a while, especially since this is my favourite type of photography… =) I guess it was a bit on a pause for a while. =)

Exhibition opening at School 27. Julij, Kamnik

Nekaj dni nazaj sem pisala o moji delavnici z otroci iz šole 27. Julij v Kamniku. Ponosna sem na njihovo delo in opazila sem, da so tudi sami ponosni na svoje izdelke. Včeraj sem jim na šolo dostavila razvite fotografije in med uokvirjanjem so otroci že začeli skakati naokrog in želeli videti fotografije, tako navdušeni so bili. Očitno niso mogli počakati, da bi videli svoje delo na steni.
Žal se otvoritve danes zjutraj nisem uspela udeležiti, kjer je imel govor celo župan, a bili so tako prijazni, da so z menoj delili naslednjo povezavo.

Few days back I wrote about my workshop with kids from school 27. Julij in Kamnik. I am quite proud of their work and as I noticed, they are proud of their work too. Yesterday I delivered printed photos to the school and while we were framing them, kids started to jump around and wanted to see the photos, they were so excited. They obviously couldn’t wait to see their work on a wall.
Sadly I wasn’t able to come to the opening this morning, where even the major had a speech, but they were kind enough to share this link .

Nature is waking up

Yaaay, finally spring is here and nature is waking up, everything is starting to grow and bloom, everything smells freshh and bees are flying all around – though one landed on my arm today and I had a bit of a project to get it off without hurting the bee and without it stinging me – mission successful!
Well I just had to get out these days and take some photos. Here are some I made yesterday, on a warm spring sunny day. To me, taking photos of beautiful nature really is the beast peace I can get. I simply love it. =)

First GeoCache found!

My boyfriend was telling me about this “game” called GeoCaching. It is like a treasure hunt with some help of an app. You get coordinates, some tips and description, but you still have some searching to do when you figure out the approximate location.
We tried to find an easy GeoCache close to my home last year, but we had some problems with navigation and we were naive and thought it will be very easy, so we didn’t really try enough and of course we didn’t find anything at that time.

Well this last weekend we decided to take some more time for the search and to take it a bit more seriously.
First we searched for one that we knew approximately where it was, but when we found the actual location we couldn’t find this hidden GeoCache anywhere. We searched for few minutes but then we realized that we would probably have to dig out some dead plants and trees and who knows what. So we gave up. Maybe we’ll return one day now that we know where it was supposed to be.
Anyway, then we went to the one we were looking for last year and it is closest to my home. This one was supposed to be easy, and to be honest, it really wasn’t that hard to find. We just had to move a log and that was it. Anyway, our first GeoCache! We were like two happy kids, just so excited we found some hidden treasure (even though it was full of junk).

And since we were in the mood we tried to find another GeoCache near Grosuplje. Comments about it said it was supposed to be very hard to find, but we were optimistic and full of self-esteem: “We are smart, we can do it!” Well no, we couldn’t. This one has three locations and the first one had a weird tip, like a riddle, and we just didn’t get it… and didn’t find anything at all. So we moved to second location, we were sure we will find this one… We didn’t. We searched for about an hour, checked all the stones and holes (it is hidden in ruins of an old castle) and still no luck. Then we wanted to find the third location, even less luck. We felt so stupid. =D
Anyway, at the end we were walking back to our car I saw a doe about 100m away from us. It started to run in our way into the forest and it suddenly stopped about 20m away. I don’t think I was ever so close to a doe or a deer in my life, at least not in the wilderness. Well I started taking photos when we realized there is another doe standing even closer to us, it was probably there for the whole time and we just didn’t notice it. And then two more started to run this way… crazy! Then they all just ran away and left us wandering what the hell just happened. Totally random but awesome experience. =D

So… just some photos from this GeoCaching sunday… =)

Photo workshop at school 27. Julij, Kamnik

Danes je bil zame malce poseben dan. Kot prostovoljka sem vodila krajšo fotografsko delavnico za otroke od 7. do 9. razreda osnovne šole 27. julij v Kamniku. Šolo obiskujejo otroci, ki imajo težave z učenjem, zato nisem bila prepičana kaj pričakovati. Vse skupaj se je izkazalo kot zanimiva izkušnja zame in za njih (vsaj upam). =)
Glede na to, da se približuje rojstni dan slavnega slovenskega generala Rudolfa Maistra in je Kamnik njegov rojstni kraj, smo tematiko fotografiranja posvetili njemu. Obiskali smo njegovo rojstno hišo, ki je zdaj muzej, kjer so otroci naredili nekaj fotografij, nato pa smo si ogledali še dva njegova kipa, lokalni bar in pa ulico, ki sta poimenovana po njem. Celotna delavnica je bila namenjena tudi temu, da otrokom prikažemo, da za zanimive fotografije ne potrebujejo odličnih fotoaparatov, zato so vse fotografije posneli kar s svojimi mobilnimi telefoni (na srečo so vsi že imeli pametne telefone, kar je malce olajšalo delo).
Zdaj moram le še narediti končni izbor fotografij, da bodo lahko razstavljene v njihovi šoli. Če boste imeli priložnost se lahko udeležite otvoritve, ki bo 25. marca ob 10:00 v njihovi jedilnici.

V rojstni hiši Rudolfa Maistra / At the birth house of Rudolf Maister
V rojstni hiši Rudolfa Maistra / At the birth house of Rudolf Maister

Today was a bit special for me. I volunteered to lead a short photography workshop for kids from 7th to 9th grade, from school 27. Julij in Kamnik, Slovenia. This is a school for kids with learning problems, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out as an interesting hour for me and for them (at least I hope so). =)
Since the day of birth of famous Slovenian general Rudolf Maister is coming, and Kamnik is his birthplace, we made this our main theme for photos. We visited his birth house that is now a museum, so kids took some photos there, then we went to see two of his statues in the city and a local bar and street that are named after him. The whole workshop was meant also to show these kids that you don’t really need a great camera to capture nice things, so they took all the photos with their mobile phones (luckily they all had smart phones, so that made things a bit easier).
Now I just have to make a final selection of photos, so they will be exhibited in their school. If you get a chance you are welcome to stop by at the opening, 25. March at 10:00 in their dining room.