Slovenia; Day 6 – Lake Bled

Lake Bled

I’m a sucker for a viewpoint, and it wouldn’t be a trip to Slovenia without a trip to Lake Bled (I guess?) so we hopped on the bus and off we went. We got off the bus and did the hike to this view point straight away.

Lake Bled

We got a bit lost near the top as it was in forest and not well sign posted, but we made it and the views were spot on. There were some of the steepest stairs ever on the way up, and getting back down them was super hard – I had to walk down the sideways because my feet were too big to fit on them. Pretty sure the gradient was like 120% (Or at least it felt like it)

Lake Bled

Lake Bled was nice, but not my cup of tea because it was quite busy. I was glad we’d not stopped there, as pretty as it was.

Sunset, Lake Bohinj

After tea there was another spot on sunset so I went down to Lake Bohinj and took some final sunset shots, as we were off early the next morning to make our flight.

Sunset, Lake Bohinj
Sunset, Lake Bohinj
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Slovenia; Day 5 – Julian Alps

Julian Alps

Today we went on another trip around the Julian Alps. The weather was loads better and the views were great.

Julian Alps

Given that we were getting up earlist anyway, I made the effort to get up a little bit earlier for sunrise and go down to the lake.

At the Pier

I had hoped for a sunrise, but mist will have to do! There was no one else around so it was very peaceful.

Lake Bohinj

I got my flip flops and went it – the lake was warmer than I expected so it was actually quite pleasant.

Misty Mornings

After I went back somewhat soggy to the hotel, got changed and we went to breakfast.

Julian Alps

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This morning I went to the Crooked Spire Church in Chesterfield. It’s proper name is St Mary’s and All Saints, but it is known for it’s crooked spire and such is locally called ‘The Crooked Spire’.
It was an uninterestingly overcast day, and I’m trying to only snap-to-use (meaning no snapping for the sake of snapping if I know I wont use the shot!) so I didn’t take any photos outside, nor did I take any photos of the view when I got to the top, but I did snap some inside.

Walking to the top of the building was not my wisest of choices, doubly so when I didn’t even take a photo. I could feel my legs and hips starting to twinge as I was going up, but I went up anyway. Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy.

Today also marks the first day of the Easter holidays, and my challenge to take a photo in a different location every day (weather permitting).

Day 1 / 16 – Photo in a different location every day challenge
Location 1: St Mary’s and All Saints Church, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.

Chesterfield Parish Church is the largest Parish Church in the Diocese of Derby. It was built in the 14th century, but the spire was added later, in 1362. The spire twists 45 degrees and leans almost 10 feet from where it should.

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By moonlight

Had a go at some moonlit photography tonight. We’d originally gone out for sushi for tea so neither of us were particularly dressed for being out in the cold and as such I decided to play it safe location wise (wanted to go to the countryside, went to the general cemetery which is close to the sushi place).

Not overwhelmingly happy with the shots but this was the first time I’d tried this so it’s a learning experience 🙂 Think I will be adding it to my list of things to practice next year.

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