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Balkan photography: Bulgaria in the fall

Combine two of my favorite things in life, Bulgaria and autumn, and my heart starts beating faster every time. Corona made it difficult to return to this wild country last year, but I managed to go nevertheless, joined by 4 equally passionate photographers. So grateful to have experienced my beloved Bulgaria again!

Stunning coloured country

We were blessed with an Indian summer most of the days, with sunrays piercing through the morning fog and adding an extra dimension on several occasions.

Traveling in small groups is always imperative for us, but this group was particularly small. It gave us the opportunity to take even longer walks in the hills, allowing us to explore the landscape deeper than we usually do. This is the height of autumn colors for the cherry trees, with their foliage warming up to a brilliant shade of red. Shepherds were surprised to see us fascinated by the spectacular colour, circling around the trees with our cameras. On the overcast days, we explored the valleys and forests, and visited some beautiful waterfalls and little streams in their wild natural settings. The Rhodope Mountains and the Arda River Valley made the experience of this majestic country complete.

Here are the results of our 2020 trip, all pictures taken with Nikon D850 camera’s; and 14-24mm F2.8, 16-35mm F4, 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 and 500mm F5.6 PF lenses.

Experience autumn to the fullest

We return this autumn, leaving on the 16th of October! I have a few spots available. If you want to see autumn at its best and discover the colours and people of Bulgaria with me, you can find out more on my Phototours Page

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