This sleepy little mountain town is not a model train set or a toy camera Photoshop effect. We took a side trip here from Merida, which IMO is the best adventure travel destination in Venezuela. The ride was the archetypal "old rusty jeep hugging a windy cliff ". We lost traction at one point and the back corner of the vehicle slid off the road. You know its for real when the driver panics. Not cool...at all.
Olympus E-P1 - M14-42mm at 29mm @ F/5.6 - 1/160 sec ISO 100 SOOC JPEG
Subotica is a charming place just south of the Hungarian border. I got off the train for a well earned night's rest and was surprised with warm hospitality and a classic automobile festival. The American muscle cars, vintage Volkswagens and this Mercury classic were a wonderful contrast to the small Serbian town. Needless to say, I stayed awhile..!
Canon 500D - 24mm f/1.4L @ f/ 1.4 - 1/640 sec ISO 100 OOC JPEG
Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Hope, one feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood. . . . A journey, in fact, appeals to the Imagination, to Memory, to Hope,—the three sister Graces of our moral being.
—Burton, Zanzibar (London, 1872), vol. 1, pp. 16-17
Fuji X-E1 - XF 18mm 1/640sec @f/5.6 ISO200 OOC JPEG
The townspeople enjoying a beautiful summer day. Refreshments are a nice hunk of seal meat with fresh water. Knowing most of the area is under 10 feet of snow in winter makes summer days like this more special.
Canon 5DMark2 - EF 15mm Fisheye 1/5000sec @ f/2.8 ISO 100 OOC JPEG
This man stood outside the church praying for the happiness of his granddaughter for about a half hour. Or maybe he was giving gratitude for his own. Looking at the family and wedding party, they both had much to be thankful for.
Fuji X-E1 & XF55-200mm @ 200mm, 1/125 sec f/4.8 ISO 640 OOC JPEG