I recently spent a few days in Dubrovnik with my partner Karen, staying in a perfectly located small apartment right in the hubble and bubble of the Old Walled City.
It was very hot both day and night, thank goodness we found the correct way to have the air conditioning working after our first night without it ....
The old city of Dubrovnik is tiny, the high walls surrounding the whole area of the city are just 2 km in length and we visited the walls twice for late afternoon and early evening shoots as the walls give wonderful viewpoints from which to take photographs of the inner city architecture and also the scenery surrounding the old city.
To realise it has been but a few short years since the civil war which devastated the country and Dubrovnik itself is quite overwhelming when you now see the peaceful atmospehere and beautifully restored buildings many of which were damaged. The local people talk about the war often, it is very obvious that everyone living here is still feeling the affects of the atrocities which took place buried deep in their memories.
It is a beautiful ancient city, everywhere you eyes dwell there is a photograph to be captured, whether it be a wonderful sunrise or sunset or of the myriad of wonderful buildings, from walking the city streets or from atop the city walls. You could spend a month of Sundays in this fabulous city and still have lots to photograph, we had just four nights and made the most of the opportunities we had during our short stay from being up and out an hour before sunrise and way after sunset to capture the 'blue hours' which bookmark the start and finish of each day.
For this blog I thought I would add a few black and white photographs from a collection I am currently working on which will become a collection of prints I can offer for sale in the future. My 'black and white' phase continues, I think it may stay with me a while yet :).
Large files for sale / printing will be available soon, watch this space if you are interested in mono prints of the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.
Thank you all for looking, I hope you enjoy the photographs, all the best, John.