Postcards from Slovenia

I don’t want to denigrate those photographers who make a living taking pictures for the postcard industry, in fact anyone who makes a bean from photography has my upmost respect …

Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

… but taking a post card shot, with it’s formulaic sunlit subject under a shiny blue sky, is the antithesis of what I aspire to as a photographer…

Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP3 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

… and yet … standing on the shore of Lake Bohinj on a cold March morning, the Julian Alps reflected in its clear blue waters, do I turn away and instead search for the moral high ground of fine art?

Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

No, instead I’m powerless to stop myself lifting up the camera and firing away …

Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

… and before I know it could fill a souvenir shop!

Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

In my defence, when surrounded by such incredible beauty, I defy even the most principled not to fall to their base instinct and give way to temptation …

Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

So in for a penny, in for a pound!

Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP3 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Shooting Notes

All shots taking with either the Sigma DP1 or DP3 Merrill @ 100 iso. DP1 shots are hand held; DP3 on a tripod. Post processed (slowly) in SPP and Lightroom. 

http://www.richardjwalls.com


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