Frozen

Snow conquered Balkan peninsula and today was first decent day for going outside. Sunny but cold. While I’m writing this post, outside temperature is -25,2 C.
This Fall, I covered fish extraction from fish pond “Saničani” in Prijedor. They liked it and did a calendar with my images and hired me once more for next year “all seasons” calendar (for 2011), so I started immediately.
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2009 is at the end, and I believe it is a time when we recapitulate our ups and downs, our success, our bad or good decisions.
I found mine to be successful more than I was thinking while it lasts. I made some images that I’m truly satisfied with. Made more jobs then in 2008. Self-published a book, had an exhibition, bought some new equipment, and despite economy crisis I must say that this year was successful for me. Not so much financially but emotional and with self satisfaction with tendency to be better (husband, friend, photographer, man).
Feel free to share your view of 2009, in general or in your life.

I wish you all happy holidays and successful next year!!!

P.S. A friend told me yesterday that he would like to erase this year from his life. Too bad!!!
Make every year, a year that counts no matter in which segment but make it memorable. Life is too short to have a year to spare.

All the best to all of you out there!!!

La corrida – Bosnian way

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Traditional Bosnian bull fight. Tradition that is more then 200 years old and mostly characteristics for western and north western part of Bosnia. Most famous place is mountain Grmeč. I went today at Oštra Luka, Popovića Brdo that is taking place every year, first Sunday in august. I wanted to shoot it last year, but it was on my marriage day so… 🙂

It is whole day event with a lot of tents with live folk music, fresh cooked meals, cold drinks… Bull fighting lasts only for an hour or a bit longer but there are traditional games and events that fulfill the day. Throwing rocks from shoulder and pulling the rope.

River UNA

Here are some recent photos I’ve been working on lately. I’m shooting some pictures for regional tourist guide (cover for video presentation).
This is river UNA at river mouth with Sana in town of Novi Grad.
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I like it black&white. Some would say it is a shame not to show that beautiful green color of water, but I don’t care 😉