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Photo safari in Ohrid

Our vacation in Ohrid was nearing its end so for the last day I have decided to go on a photo safari and try to take some beautiful photos that represent this pearl of the Balkans in its best light.
The weather was beautiful, and promising for the photo safari.

Famous Ohrid architecture

I have decided to go from the walkway by the Ohrid lake and continue trough the old town.

Ohrid old town

The Epiphany holiday was nearing and the visible signs were all over the city.

St. John Kaneo

When walking trough Ohrid, it is really hard to miss one of its churches.
According to Wikipedia, Ohrid once had 356 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a “Jerusalem (of the Balkans)”.

The bridge of wishes

There is always a new angle, a new perspective to take photos at the same spot visited plenty of times. A great possibility to fill your lens with beautiful scenes of the old Ohrid architecture, the lake, the churches…

Photo safari by the Ohrid lake

I knew from the start that this will be a whole day photo safari, and I was counting on that so I can have my lunch in one of the beautiful restaurants on the shore of the Ohrid lake

Potpesh restaurant

Potpesh restaurant – really nice place to have a lunch or a coffee and rest a bit

ending the photo safari on sunset with magnificent landscape photos of the lake and the old town

Ending the day with a spectacular sunset  landscape of the lake and the old town.

Feel free to contact me if you intend to visit Ohrid and need additional info.
If you want to see some more photos that I have taken during my stay in Ohrid, visit my 500px profile or my Facebook page.

Revisit with my ZMR 250

I have kept my battery packs full, waiting for the right moment to go and fly at the same spot that we have visited few days ago. I have been using ZMR250 and mobius for aerial photography for quite a while. I love the portability of the ZMR250, everything fits in a really small backpack and that enables me to reach most remote places.

It was raining most of the day, but it suddenly stopped and the sun came up so I have grabbed my gear and rushed to just in time to see the sunset.

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I have decided to fly at two locations that were close enough to fly from one spot to the other but in order to save battery life I flew one pack at the first spot and then moved to the other one.

Ohrid lake aerial photography

Although most of the people doesn’t like the fish-eye distortion these small wide angle cameras produce, I have found that sometimes the effect could look really interesting when used for aerial photography.

Land and water division - aerial photography at Ohrid lake

It was windy, but nothing that my miniquad could handle. You could see how much I had to lean it to the wind in order to counteract its force.

 

Aeriall photography - old boat stranded on the shore of the Ohrid lake

The boat was still there, at the same place. This time, I have decided to take some photos from another angle since I liked the colors of the sky reflecting in the lake.

Lake panorama

The end of another beautifull day spent in Ohrid.

You could check the whole gallery here. Having set my Mobius to take pictures each second, it is really hard to pick the right ones among 907 photos.

Home, home again. I like to be here when I can

It’s really nice to be home. Doesn’t matter if the weather is good or bad, we could just go out and feel the fresh air, the one that we are missing while living in Skopje.
Most of these photos were taken by the Ohrid lake where we went for a walk after visiting the church of St. Stefan

The lake is a source of enormous inspiration for me. I can’t stop taking photos.
I have left my camera at home and I have used my old trusty N7100 phone to take these pictures.

Found this boat stranded on the shore while walking by the lake. Probably the owner lives somewhere on the other side of the lake and the boat floated here during a storm. A short inspection proved that I was right, the boat's bottom was full of holes and it seemed that it was stranded here for quite a while.

Found this boat stranded on the shore while walking by the lake. Probably the owner lives somewhere on the other side of the lake and the boat floated here during a storm. A short inspection proved that I was right, the boat’s bottom was full of holes and it seemed that it was stranded here for quite a while.

My ZMR 250 all packed up and ready to go

Sadly enough I haven’t got my zmr 250 miniquad to capture some aerial photos, but I will revisit this place once again since I have found a really great spot for flying that involves a nice tree park and a deserted building.

 

Samoil fortress aerial photography

Ohrid aerial photos – covered with show

The beauties of Ohrid in winter. Since I’m into aerial photography and I already have a big archive of Ohrid aerial photos during all seasons, I have decided to showcase some of the photos that were taken during the last winter.

Samoil fortress - Ohrid aerial photos

Tsar Samuil’s Fortress- In Byzantine times, Ohrid was a large, important city and cultural center. For a short time in the early 11th century, it was also the capital of a Slavic empire ruled by Czar Samuel. His fortress, situated on the hill in the center of modern-day Ohrid, crowns the city.

100 meters above Samoil's fortress - - Ohrid aerial photos

A view of Ohrid from 100 metres above the Samoil’s fortress

A view of the amphitheatre and part of the old city - - Ohrid aerial photos

The Ancient theatre of Ohrid of the Hellenistic period is located in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. It was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country as the other three in Scupi, Stobi and Heraklea Lynkestis are from Roman times. Source Wikipedia

The old town seen from "Gorna porta" - Ohrid aerial photos

The old town seen from “Gorna porta”

Above Ohrid riviera - Ohrid aerial photos

 

 

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