Stari Most

Mostar was my favourite location on the short trip around the part of the Balkans that Conor and I did recently. It’s a beautiful town with a rich history, and the bridge you are looking at here is at the centre of it all.

This image was taken during the first of our two nights here. The sun had just retired for the night and we were catching a nice blue hour before heading out for dinner. It’s while sitting here that the lovely clouds you see in this image turned into not-so-lovely clouds.

Once again on this trip the heaven’s opened. Once again the we got soaked. We would later find that once again our apartment had also lost Wi-Fi due to a storm.

I shot continuously as the rain came down, hoping to grab a shot of some of the infrequent lightning that was lighting the sky. The majority was sheet lightning, but the occasional fork would come down from above. Alas, though one of the later images I took did have some odd lighting in it, it couldn’t really be taken for lightning (I have no idea what it was, to be honest), and the sky was too dark, and the lens too wet, for it to make it as an image for processing.

This one I liked though. The calm before the storm, as it was.

If you ever find yourself in or near Bosnia & Herzegovina, I suggest you pop along to Mostar for a short while; it’s very much worth it.

  • Camera: “Canon EOS 5D Mark II”