In the morning, we are still docked in Slano, Croatia I decided that I wanted to get caught up on editing. I do love waking up in the morning because everything is calm and relaxing . I could have walked around Slano to get more shots, but I happy with what I did shoot the previous day.
As I was editing, I noticed that there was a lady watering her plants and something about it spoke to me. I created a mini project of mine to see if I can capture what she was doing and tell a little bit of her story. If you have been reading my previous blogs, you will know that I am learning street photography. So with this focus in mind, it did help me learn on what I do like to photograph. And that is people. I do like to single people out and peek into their world of what they are doing. Thinking of photography in that sense does help me figure out what I am trying to photograph because most of the time when I go out to shoot, I do not know what I am shooting for.
One thing that I did notice when doing street photography is that I was not taking enough photos. I would just see something that I like and pretty much just take a snapshot of it. I didn’t then try to get different angles or change up my settings on my camera to find the best image, I was just basically being a tourist and capturing memories. There is nothing wrong with this, but I do want to become a better photographer and not just be a tourist.
So it was nice being able to take my time with the lady watering her plants because then I can figure out what angles worked and what angles didn’t work.
When I was editing, one of the crew members on the boat was talking to me about Mljet National park (our next destination) and he was saying that there are two lakes in the national park and the small one we went to has minerals in it that are good for the skin, along with that it will help you float better in the water.
Now, I cannot say if the water did anything for my skin, but it definitely did help me float. Lia and I were hoping of some epic views of the national park, but we were pretty bummed because it was similar to what we have been seeing when we were on the boat. After we got into the water, it was very calm and relaxing and it just made us feel better. So even though we didnt have a crazy view for an amazing photo like we hoped for, we actually did enjoy this place.
One side tip for anyone reading this that still has a college ID, is that to bring your ID because you can get a student discount. I always have my college ID on me just in case I can get a discount at places. The admission price would have been 125 Kuna = $18.80 but the student discount got us in for 70 kuna = $10.53