Autumn on Rašica

Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground… Every single year when the leaves fall down from the trees I can’t get the “Fallen leaves” song by Billy Talent out of my head. Well this was few days ago, when the weather was still quite nice here in Slovenia and most of the trees still had the leaves on. It was really nice and warm autumn day, so we decided to have a little hike.
We went on top of the Rašica, hill a bit north from Ljubljana. There is a tall iron tower on top, so I went up and took some photos from up there. Sadly it was quite foggy below, so the view wasn’t as nice as it could be. I guess I’ll have to return to the Rašica tower some other day when the visibility will be better.

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Green grounds and fallen leaves (day 74)

Day 74 – Sunday, 02.12.2012
Another sunny morning and again time for some laundry. We have these sunny days for this because nobody knows how long they will last. After my workout exercises I decided to go out a bit and take some photos. So I went to that large park behind the hospital and this time I took my Canon 60d with me, because I didn’t go jogging and I could afford to take a larger camera. =)
I think I spent about a hour or hour and a half in that park. I really enjoyed it because it is simply beautiful park and it was just perfect because of the sun. To me it looks just like from a fairytale and colours there are amazing. Green grounds with orange fallen leaves and clear blue sky… Amazing. So today there is just few photos because I decided to take a bit more time for editing them and so I couldn’t edit a lot more. I’ll post some more of them tomorrow.
Anyway, after my photo mission I returned home and had some lunch. I also gave our kitchen some winter spirit by posting those paper snowflakes on a window, just as I did in my room yesterday. It is snowing in Slovenia today, so I brought some snow to our apartment too. =)
Later I talked to my family on Skype, because my mom was having a small birthday party and all of my reletives were there, so it was really fun to see them all! I even saw my cousins daughter and she’s growing so fast! When I’ll return she’ll probably already talk and say whole sentances. For now she was just looking at computer monitor all confused how is it possible that something from the monitor is calling her name and waving to her. =) So it was really nice to get some ‘family love’ from everybody. =)
Well most of the evening I spent editing following photos and that’s pretty much it for today. But I think it was nice and productive day and finally I really took time to play with photo editing possibilities. Though I know I could do even better if my laptop monitor wouldn’t be that bad and poor machine is just suffering when editing raw photos… New laptop next year, definitely.

Warm sunny day (day 61)

Day 61 – Monday, 19.11.2012
Last night Gaja, her boyfriend and her two friends came from Lisbon. Now they will stay here for a few days, but through the day they will be mostly away, because they rented a car and they drive around all the interesting location. I’ll have to do that soon too. This public transport is not so practical here in Portugal.
Well, in the morning I went to the shop on the other part of the city and I decided to change my ordinary route to there. I walked through some streets I already knew, but then I turned into one I’ve never walked before and I think that was a good idea, because it was an interesting street. I passed one house with broken windows, so I looked inside and realized that there must have been a fire not so long ago. The room that was probably a bedroom once was all black and damaged. There were some pieces of bed frame, pieces of mattress and some other damaged things. When I mentioned it to Damir he said he passed this place few days ago and he saw some fire fighters in that area. So maybe it was this fire.
On my way to the shop and on the way back I decided to take some photos. It was just a wonderful day, warm and sunny, so I felt like I simply have to take some photos. Also I saw some nice locations I’d like to shoot too, so maybe I’ll go out tomorrow with my Canon and take some more photos.
In the afternoon I had a class that is usually the boring one. Well, it wasn’t much different today, but I managed to survive. This time I brought my homework, which was inspired by Nan Goldin photos. First I didn’t have a print of my photo and I only had it on USB. So the professor sent me two rooms away where they print photos. There was this really nice guy that helped me do that. Well, he works there anyway and he’s the one that knows how all those printers work. Sometimes I feel so asocial here, because I don’t party, I don’t talk a lot with class mates and I don’t hang out with other students that much. But I don’t know, I think I just didn’t find the right circle of people yet. Otherwise I’m very social person, but I have to be surrounded by the right people. You know, like the ones when you can be relaxed and totally yourself. Well this guy today was somehow like that. =) He asked me where I’m from, how do I like it here in Portugal and so on, and it was just that really nice energy when I just started to talk to him like we know each other for a long time. I like that. It’s funny because I think many people think I’m very quiet person, but when I’m around the right people I talk and talk and you can’t stop me. =) Like here in the apartment when I’m with Gaja and Damir. I can be myself. I can be a bit silly, I can laugh, I can say anything, I can talk all the time and I can just be simply me. I love that feeling. =)
Anyway, I got carried away from what I’ve been saying. =) I got that print of my photo and I realized that it’s a lot different than on my computer. The white balance was totally off and the lightness of photo was very different. One more proof that my laptop isn’t really the right one for photo editing. But in general I got very positive feedback for my photo. The comments I got were that my photo is a bit mysterious, that the story goes much deeper, it has some emotions and it makes you question… Well, I must say I kind of like my photo too. =) You have it in the gallery, with fixed white balance that I hope looks better on normal screens now… =)
On my way back I went to Vivaci and I bumped into Gaja and her “gang”. They were there with a car, so I got myself a ride back home. It was my second time I went through this city by car, but first time through the center and directly to our apartment. =) I’m not sure how I would drive here. I would have to get used to it, because I think my style of driving is totally different than Portuguese people… =)