Morning, shutterbugs! 🙂
How y’all doing today? Have you snapped any pics lately? Over here in Slovenia, it’s still pretty chilly, so I haven’t been too keen on venturing out. Just waiting for summertime. So I’ve been getting into some editing and revisiting old photos, and I came across some dope shots from the Bike Park Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
Kranjska Gora is one of my fav places, it feels like home to me. I’ve been vacationing there for years, all year round. As a mountain lover, it’s just pure bliss. There’s so many hiking trails and photo opps, I’ll write a whole separate post about the top photogenic spots, they’d be perfect for Insta or Twitter.
In this article, I will describe my photo shoot in the Bike park Kranjska Gora, but first, let me tell you something about downhill.
Downhill cycling: An extreme sport for adrenaline junkies
Downhill cycling is an extreme sport that attracts numerous adrenaline junkies around the world. It involves riding downhill on very steep terrain, where cyclists reach very high speeds and face various obstacles such as rocky ridges, trees, roots, and rocks.
In downhill races, cyclists descend on a marked course that is full of challenges and compete with other riders for the fastest time. Competitors must have exceptional skills and control over the bike, as even the slightest mistake can result in serious consequences at such high speeds.
Not just a sport
Downhill cycling is not just a sport but also a way of life for many enthusiasts. It requires exceptional physical fitness and mental toughness, as cyclists often risk their health and even their lives with every ride.
It’s also fun
Despite the dangers, downhill cycling is also a very fun sport that provides a top-notch experience and a sense of freedom. Cyclists face the challenges of nature and confront their fears, which helps them grow and develop as individuals.
Although downhill cycling is an extreme sport, it is becoming increasingly popular among adventure and adrenaline lovers. With the right equipment and training, it is possible to reduce the risks and enjoy this type of cycling in a safer way.
Although I Miss my Canon EOS 77D, the Sony A7 III Takes Photography to The Next Level
So, I found these Bike Park Kranjska Gora photos and I remembered my old camera that I used to take these shots. It was my second camera, the Canon EOS 77D (first was 1300D), paired with a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. I do miss that camera, I loved the design and user interface. But the Sony A7 III ain’t too shabby either. 🙂
Bike Park Kranjska Gora, Slovenia – 50mm Lens Challenge
These pics were taken in August 2019, it’s been a minute! 🙂 They were all taken with the 50mm at f1.8, which means I was able to get real close to the bikers. At some points, they were like a meter away from me. Capturing fast bikers with a 50mm lens is no joke, especially with an f1.8 aperture which requires super precise focus. Let’s just say, I only posted the good ones.
Bike Park Kranjska Gora, Slovenia – Photo Gallery
Here’s the photo gallery. I’ve included descriptions and technical info such as shutter speed, ISO and aperture under each pic. If you ever visit Kranjska Gora, you gotta check out the bike park.
And take some pics, why not? 🙂
Now, I will write a bit about Kranjska Gora, hoping to entice you to visit this beautiful place. 🙂
Kranjska Gora – Perfect Destination for Nature Lovers
If you’re looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, look no further. Kranjska Gora is a small town located in the heart of the Julian Alps in Slovenia and is the perfect destination for nature lovers.
Kranjska Gora is a picturesque town surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Visit Triglav National Park and see natural landmarks such as Lake Bled, Vršič Pass, and Martuljek Waterfalls. Bike or stroll along well-maintained paths or go alpine skiing or snowboarding in the winter.
In addition to natural beauty, Kranjska Gora also offers a culinary experience. Enjoy traditional Slovenian cuisine at one of the local restaurants or try local beer at a pub. My favorite spot in town is Vopa Pub, so stop by and grab something delicious to eat and drink if you’re in the area.
Kranjska Gora – Excellent Destination for Hiking
There are also several hiking trails with varying difficulties and lengths, so you can find the right trail for you. Among the most popular hiking destinations in Kranjska Gora are Martuljek Waterfalls, Vršič Pass, Tamar, Razor, Velika and Mala Mojstrovka, Slemenova Špica, and Prisojnik.
Kranjska Gora also offers organized hiking tours, where you can enjoy guided nature tours and learn about local culture. You can also hire a guide to help you on your hiking adventure. Before you go on a hike, always check the weather conditions and have the proper hiking gear. If you’re hiking in the mountains, it’s crucial to be properly equipped and prepared for any potential difficulties.
There are plenty of accommodation options available, from hotels to apartments and guesthouses. Kranjska Gora is the perfect destination for those who want to escape into nature and enjoy outdoor activities.
Take a look at how I edited the photography in Adobe Lightroom
Enjoy and see you around!
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