From 26.4. to 30.4. 2019, Serbia PHOTO Association organized Photo meeting – Photo Safari Uvac 2019.
Photo Safari was planned as controlled photo shooting in the company of photo-friends.
The photo prefix is there to refine the name of the whole action – to give it an exotic note, which means that each had at least one camera to carry.
Due to circumstances, the whole venture is meticulously documented – we will show something here for you, and you will surely have some of the photos to see at the upcoming Salons and Exhibitions worldwide.
The safari lasted for 5 days, so let’s get started:
The meeting place with participants from Bor, Belgrade, Macedonia, and Romania was in the Sejnica – Hotel Vanilla.
On the first night, the Jury Team of Ovi D. Pop, Borislav Milovanovic, Zoran Stojiljkovic and Nenad Nikolic (chairman Ljiljana Vrzic) presented awards for the 4th International Salon Reflection and 3rd International Contest Painting Light (Unlimited Photo, MN).
After breakfast, we visited the Pester Plateau, Trajan’s Hill, and the other beautiful places around. Lunch is organized near the beutiful water spring. Nature is different there – outstanding and wild – the summer comes late, and due to the strong winds, the whole area is covered almost by low grass and with some hawthorn bushes. Temperatures of a pleasant 20 degrees, in the sun or in the shade of the hills. The gentle lines of the Pester Plateau have repeated with almost mathematical regularity and the sky was full of stocky clouds – an inexhaustible source of motive for the curious photographers.
Serbian Colorado of river Uvac viewed from two vantage points and griffon vultures! Every other comment is absolutely unnecessary.
We don’t know exactly what caused the fascination of the vultures with a group of 12 photographers, but at some point, they flew so low that a very, very decent photo of the vultures in a rush could be taken almost with a 300mm lens.
Beautiful landscapes of Jadovnik mountain and other places around was pretty enough of the motives for nature and landscape photography as well. Wandering at the hill-sides of Jadovnik with camera fully prepared – what more could we possibly want in the early spring, surrounded by fresh untouched nature.
Sopotnica waterfalls are one of the most impressive in Serbia. We were fortunate to visit them after the rainy season when they were full of water. Long exposure, an ND filter and a good angle as well – all we needed to photograph them in their full glory. We were well aware of the photographic temptation of what to keep in the frame and what to leave out, because they are quite large. A fun puzzle game for any lover of nature and photography.
Monastery of Mileševa – unreal beauty, with the White Angel fresco painting – considered one of the most beautiful works of Serbian and European art from the high middle ages, this fresco is considered to be one of the great achievements in European painting.
Until next time (and there will certainly be), we warmly welcome you!