I’ve travelled to some pretty photogenic cities. Places like Paris and Rome seem to always have a great shot just waiting to be taken. However, I’m not sure if there’s a place in the world as perfect for photography as Dubrovnik, Croatia. As you’ll see from the photos of dubrovnik below, there is just such a wide variety of things that one can capture in the city. From pictures of Dubrovnik city wall to wild seascapes, there’s really a lot to be taken.
Looking back at my images from Dubrovnik, I’m a little bit disappointed in myself that I didn’t spend more time trying to capture the human element of things in the city as well. There were lots of interesting characters in the city worth of a photograph, but I was probably too focused on the non-living elements of the city.
Anyways, there are photos of Dubrovnik churches as well as lots of shots of the city wall being battered by the rugged Croatian sea below. In case you’re interested, I’ve also included small captions in regards to how I shot the images within each photo. Enjoy!
We fought with rain a bit in Dubrovnik, but generally rain means nice clouds, and nice clouds tend to mean pretty pictures.
As the light turned blue at dusk, I headed for water. I wanted to use a slow shutter speed and create a smooth scene. I also used a gradient ND filter to bring the most out of the clouds
This was the second dusk image I shot. I really wanted to give a fairy tale look to the image so I softened it by using a nice warm white balance.
When walking back to the main square in Dubrovnik to photography the church, I stumbled upon this scene. The framing of he church was perfect and made for what I think is a pretty cool image.
Another framing shot using the pillars and the Dubrovnik Cathedral.
One our second day in town, we went up to take some pictures of Dubrovnik city wall and came away with some cool shots. Climbing the wall, I got a nice perspective of the city and was able to grab some photos combining the wall, the city, and the sea.
The alley ways in Dubrovnik made for some cool images. I shot more than I kept, as is often the case with this type of photography. But this was an image I liked because it really seemed to tell a story.
I love the power of this image. It just seems to look like a scene out of a movie. I got this shot by using a 30 second shutter speed and I again used my gradient ND filter.
Loved the rooftops in Dubrovnik and I probably took way too may images of them. This one was a keeper thanks to the church peeking out above all the red shingles.
I think this is my favourite picture of Dubrovnik. It’s powerful and again has that movie scene look to it.
I loved how this photo looks like a sea of read roof. But my favourite part is how you can explore the image and see lots of really interesting details.
Sometimes you just get really lucky with the light. This scene was painted by perfect afternoon light and a nice blanket of clouds.
Another one of the pictures of Dubrovnik city wall that I liked. It reminds me of Game of Thrones, and I guess it should since much of the show is filmed here.
In my youth, I was a basketball player. Thus, seeing this amazing basketball court in Dubrovnik really made me want to strap on the kicks and get out there and play.
I used the rule of two/thirds and the line of the main walk in Dubrovnik for this photo. There really isn’t anything special about the way it was shot, it was just perfect light.
The old fort in Dubrovnik made a challenging photo target as it was so brightly lit up and everything around it was so dark. Still, I think this picture came out quite cool.
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