...ode to Balkan...
lack of chances for traveling to distant lands and places brought me more close to my own and intensed my senses for beauties and magic of this lands that I still like to call Balkan.
with nostalgia I look at everything around me and silently hope that this small beauties won't fade away completely in this process of Europe joining.
with my camera I'm creating my own photographic ode to Balkan lands while they still hold a little bit of old way Balkan charm.
during one of the first spring days in Zagreb, in old fashion street market...with song Djurdjevdan in my mind...
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jinju (14265) 2006-04-18 7:39
Welcome back Ana,
its spooky. I was actually thinking about your photos and why you havent bene around. 30 minutes ago. And now, here you are. Its happened with another person too recently. Spooky.
Nice daily life capture. While TE is a "travel site" there are plenty of people here who post exclusively photos from where they live, and in a way, I think that may have more value. We are more connected to where we live, and he photos have more depth that way. Especially in the context of a large portfolio - they tell a story one or 10 photos could never do. So yes, tell us the story of your Balkans. We will listen.
starbug (6924) 2006-04-18 7:51
hi Ana, after the note which was a great pleasure to read, the photo has much more meaning and with the note the story starts to appear in the picture. you're right, the best stories about places are told by people who live there since they know the place best, and here we see what everyday life is like there, nicely cayght, i like it.
veronika (6052) 2006-04-18 7:52
Ana very good capture with using black and white!
I really like the title and motiv, im from Slovakia but Balkan is very "close" to me.. it is also the topic of my diplom work (thesis - final work for graduate at the University)
very very nice! :)
varditma (0) 2006-04-18 7:59
I like this image. You can't avoid the story behind those people. I heard a lot about Croatia, hope to visit there soon.
hispic (9652) 2006-04-18 8:01
So cool shot, Ana.
This photo has worth emblazoning across the main page of the fashion magazine.
Really amazing shot.
maki (0) 2006-04-18 11:07
Proljece na moje rame sljece...
Stvarno si uhvatila jako zanimljiv trenutak. I mene ovo malo podsjeca na pravi Balkan u smislu jedne nepostojece zemlje. Super sto je u B&W i super sto si se vratila na TE. Pozdrav. maki
designsoul (21492) 2006-04-18 11:25
Hello Ana, so you are back! Great to see you posting again. Look forward to your series a lot, I love your style and images. The topic of the Balcans will be very interesting with your eyes.
This one is a superbly rendered b/w. Very nice tones and a great moment caught. Love the smiling vendor lady in the back by her truck. A flee market. I can hear the music from The Times of the Gypsys!
adrost (2378) 2006-04-18 11:47
I must say : You are very good photographer !
Amazing photo (rest in portfolio also)
I dont have any words today.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-04-18 12:49
Very nice B/W picture with smiling people !
jkneze (506) 2006-04-18 15:25
Balkane, Balkane, Balkane moj budi mi silan i dobro mi stoj...
faubry (35405) 2006-04-18 16:36
hello! well done with this daily scenery! good choice B&W, thanks
rosiegirl (1596) 2006-04-18 18:42
Hello Ana. Its nice to see you putting on some of your lovely work. I'm glad you're capturing the way things are- its important to remember those kind of things. The way the woman is tipping her hat (at least it looks like a hat)is a great way to start it off. I'll look for the next ones. :)
(And PS- nice job on your 100th photo)
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-04-19 7:56
Nice to see you bacj
Really nicely captured scene which shows your passion and knowledge of your region, nice style, really well ca^ptured,
My the balkan charm never fade away
rtome (638) 2006-04-21 12:41
I like the movement in this picture. And I particularly like the smiles of the two ladies. Your posts are great Ana, keep them coming!
simevski (137) 2006-05-08 19:11
The happy smiley balkan people.Intresting Photo.Pozdrav...
Mistral (15402) 2006-06-22 15:19
love your image on B&W, the smiling ladies and the atmosphere you share with us.
Your note transpire about the love of your land and the desire to keep alive all small fading things.
Just discover now your gallery but will follow in the future. Your image also gave me back some atmosphere of a beautiful book I recently read of Nicolas Bouvier "L'usage du mond" where the Balkan section told about life on 1953...
timleahy (2195) 2006-08-31 20:12
Interesting shot and good note. I like the interchange of expressions in the two people in this shot.
Congrats on 100 shots posted!
mugush (2098) 2007-03-14 11:03
First of all congratulation on your 100th post!!
very well done.. your work impressed me alot..
keep it up
sarju (5324) 2007-05-01 0:23
Just wanted to say that I ended up in your gallery rather randomly ... but I am glad that I visited it ...
I love the way you capture the humans in your photos ... so gently and somewhat like without intrusion. I hope you will read my comment sometime as YOu hav'nt really been active on TE for ages ... neways I hope all the best for you whatever you are upto ... and thank you for sharing such a nice photos over here
Cheers ... Sarju who is touched by your gallery .
daddo (24571) 2008-09-30 2:07
Ciao Ana ili morao bi te zvati carobnica jer tvoje slike su zaista carobne. Clan jos od 2005te a tako rjetko se pojavis.Nadarena djevojko, izgleda da dirnes mnoge tvojim okom i ljubavju covjecanstva. I ja se nadam da nesto ostane od Balkanskog duha. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
jabber (323) 2013-08-30 10:03
so much live photo