no rest for the wicked

 
Last Sunday around 5pm I had a choice — sit around and chill for the rest of the evening (no previous plans) or drive for an hour to visit my uncle, keeping in mind that I had to be back very early the the next morning which meant yet again not getting enough sleep. It had been a long week and option one seemed very tempting, but I figured he’d enjoy the company so option two it was. Purely out of instinct I took my camera (though I’d driven and taken photos around it many times — examples here and here), and boy did I feel thankful for that the next day.

Near sundown I pulled over and started taking some shots as the sun was just perfect. The peak you see at the back is where these funny photos were taken, btw.

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The peak (Svishti Plaz) from up close.

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The Balkan range had taken on a lovely reddish orange color… too bad I can’t climb for another couple of months at least :/

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There’s just something about fields that attracts me…

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Last rays of sun.

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Last shot and off I went. I was already feeling better about having taken my camera, without even realizing what would come the following morning 🙂

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I had plenty of things to do the next day and still had to drive another hour, hour and a half at least so I got up around 6.30am and started back. Not 10 minutes into the drive I reached this hilltop where one could see the entire valley from — and that’s when I saw it.

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The sun was slowly inching its way over the mountain and spreading sunlight over the still misty morning valley.

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October mornings at their finest.

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The scene was almost movie-like, so beautiful.

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The valley had taken on an orange glow.

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The sunlight hadn’t yet reached the next valley on the other side of the hill I was standing on, it was still making its day down.

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The morning mist makes for some great shots.

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One last look back to where the sun was already pouring light over the cloud/mist cover before I drove off with a smile on my face 🙂

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So yes, sometimes you should sacrifice some sleep and rest in order to get those wicked shots 😉

 

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19 thoughts

  1. Понякога ми се струва, че само в България има така една скрита магия която от време на време се разкрива…е поне за мен си е така 🙂
    Благодаря, че сте я хванали на снимка.

  2. I am particularly drawn to the power lines. Such a nice composure, draws the eye out. Well done on them all. I still would love to know how you choose your tunes. They’re part of the allure of your blog posts.

    PS — Why two more months to climb? Injury?

    • Thank you, Shannon! How i pick the tunes is an excellent question — sometimes it’s just a song that I’ve heard while on that particular trip or location (like the Iceland photos), others it’s a tune that’s been stuck in my head for some time. In general, I do try to have a connection between images and songs (at least in my head) because that makes for a better post. Often times though that’s not easy and takes time; there are plenty of songs that I’d love to put on the blog, but I can’t find images to match them unfortunately. Does that answer your question?

      As for the no climbing thing — yes, I have a pretty nasty knee injury so I’m out of most sports for a few months. Should be fine though, just need to take it easy.

      • I am so active, I think a knee injury would undo me. Hoping for a complete and speedy recovery.

        Thanks for the explanation on the music. Methinks I will work a song into my next post for funsies. I will let you know how it works out!

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