We spent our summer vacation in sunny Croatia. I had heard from friends and acquaintances that it was a gorgeous place to visit. So we decided that this year we would head that way this summer.
So we did.
We drove 2000 km from Århus, Denmark to Biograd, Croatia near Zadar and Split.
The kids were outstanding. They’ve grown so much. In all aspects.
The camp site wasn’t much. It didn’t even have a pool. That actually turned out to be a good thing since the camping site and our rented Mobile-home became reduced to nothing but a base. A place to sleep.
Instead we drove out, experienced ancient, exotic cities, epic national parks, island hopping and beaches, whose beauty I cannot begin to describe with words.
So this was our summer holiday. And for once I didn’t have to test out any cameras, so I chose what felt right for the occasions. Rather simple. X100F for cities, and GFX50s for nature and scenic shots. I also brought a Mamiya 645 and a Contax G. But that is for another post.
For now, here is my summer holiday in images. And whaddayouknow, it’s my first proper blogpost in a long time. Let’s hope to continue that streak.
The Krka Nationalpark was something else. The main attraction is the large riverbased waterfalls where you’re actually able to swim. We had 38 degrees that day, and the humidity rose exponentially while walking towards the riverbanks at the valley. It was so worth it. All these images were shot on the GFX50s
One of the things I liked most about Croatia was their street setting in the cities that we visited. Everything from bigger cities to small cities, all had a definite and distinct charm to them. It was truly amazing to take pictures in those settings.
The below gallery of street shots are mostly shot on X100F. It’s the perfect camera for me.
And then there was all the stuff in between. All the memorable moments, where you just push the trigger as to preserve that precious moment in time.
There’s a lot of “stuff” talked about photos these days and what makes good and bad – street – landscape – portrait, and so on and all the gear related expertise as well of course!
……..but you cant beat superb holiday photos for doing one thing photos do best – memories
These are just simply truly great images and so enjoyable.
I think its worth a trip!
thank you – and inspired
Exactly Don! It has little to do with rules and technique, and everything to do with emotional attachments!
Thanks for sharing with us! Love your photos, as usual!
Thank you so much. Very kind of you.
I really like those street scenes. You did a great job using that clean Mediterranean light. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much Jeff.
Inspiration was plentyful in that light.
Gorgeous, what a lovely trip! Thank you for the photographs.
Thank you. And thank you for stopping by!
Stunning images. Thanks for sharing your family holiday.
Thank you so much!
Such lovely photos. I like what you mentioned about just preserving the memorable moments. That’s usually my favorite type of photography. Even if I got some nice planned pictures, the spontaneous ones are usually more fun to take and watch back at.
These pictures are great! I like the tones and colors a lot. It looks like a nice place to visit too. I would love to see the analog photos by the way! You’ve mentioned that you taken enough analog photos these days for a separate section on the blog. Wouldn’t mind that either! Anyway, fun to see you post stuff again!
Thank you so much William.
The shots that are most precious to us are never the ones that have the most stringent of compositions, nor the most daring of content.
It is those that speak to our hearts. And my family always speaks directly to my heart!
Thank you for reading along my friend!
Fantastic work, Jonas! Thanks for sharing, and for the ongoing inspiration.
Best regards from Canada,
Thank you so much Mark! And thank you for reading!
great images as always!!
always inspiring me!!
Best regards from Indonesia, bali
Fenomenal images, Jonas. You should go on vacations more often! Greetings from Guatemala.
Stunning photos. I know Croatia well, I can’t belive how imprssive photos you made.
Beautiful pictures as usual. It makes you want to travel and discover Croatia!
I love the moods and your colors … what do you use as a movie simulation? Velvia? If you could do an article on your settings it would be great!
Continue to make us dream !