About The Photographer
Dejan Hudoletnjak is a super-talented and passionate photographer best known for his beautiful landscape photos of Slovenia and wonderful use of light and color. He is 24 years old and has been living in Kranj, the capital of the Gorenjska region, for his whole life, with easy access to some of the most beautiful locations in the country.
Dejan has an unerring eye for composition and detail, and a great sensitivity to mood, expressed in his photographs through the awareness and use of light. He considers that in photography the camera is just a tool, and that what is more important, is the photographer’s eye and sense for creativity. Dejan’s goal as a photographer is to create an image that not only captures a moment in time, but also tells a story and evokes an emotional response. An image that shares the mood and feelings he felt when being there.
Personally, Dejan has always been a nature lover and he spends a lot of time out hiking and exploring the natural beauty of Slovenia. Every cycle or season, every change in the weather possesses a new challenge for him to find and exhibit the beauty of those changes.
Below is a selection of Slovenia landscape photos that Dejan Hudoletnjak kindly shared with us. And if you like Dejan’s photographs, you are welcome to check out his Facebook and Flickr pages for more of his work. You can also contact him anytime if you have any enquiries or if you are interested in purchasing a print or ordering a calendar.
A beautiful picture gallery containing 50 remarkable landscape photos from all over Slovenia by Dejan Hudoletnjak.
A beautifully captured golden hour shot of a barley field in Predoslje, a small village in the Gorenjska region. In Slovenia, barley is used mostly as an animal feed due to its high nutritional values. Along with it usage as an animal feed and thanks to its malt, it’s also used in production of beer and other alcoholic beverages as well as in baking, confectionery and textile industry.
The dazzling yellow of a rapeseed field in full bloom on a farm near the village of Sencur in northwestern Slovenia. The field is enormous and is quite jaw dropping. Rapeseed is one of the most produced oilseed crops in Slovenia and used to make edible oil, biodiesel fuel and animal feed.
Sunflowers are a glorious crop! They are bright, beautiful, happy flowers that are used as a source of vegetable oil. The seeds are used for snacks and for bird food. They are a real show crop and by growing a large acreage of them on a farm, the farm becomes a stunning place, visited by lots of local walkers and photographers. In general, sunflower fields in Slovenia are in bloom between about June and September. They don’t bloom continuously though, so you may have to drive around a bit and hunt for some fields that are in full bloom. To find the maximum number of fields of sunflowers in Slovenia in full bloom, early July is a pretty safe bet.
A beautiful elevated view of the coastal town of Piran, the jewel in the Slovenian Adriatic crown. Piran in Slovenia is like Dubrovnik in Croatia – a small Adriatic gem. Since the whole architecture of the old town is accomplished in the Venetian style and Italian is the second official language, it is also known as Mini Venice. Piran retained its medieval layout with narrow streets and closely-built pastel-colored houses that ascend from the coastline in a cascading fashion towards the top of the town hill and thus give the town a recognizable Mediterranean character.
Piran represents coastal Slovenia at its most charming. Remnants of Venetian architecture can be seen everywhere in the town, ranging from closely-built pastel-colored houses with the typically arched windows to the Cathedral of Saint George, which stands high on the northern hill above the town.
The tiny but very pretty Piran harbor follows gently the curve of the bay and is framed with pastel-colored three story buildings. As Slovenia has just 47km of coastline on the Adriatic Sea, no wonder that the harbour is rather busy with small fishing boats and sailboats packed along the quays.
Measuring 4100 meters in length, up to 1200 meters in width and up to 45 meters in depth, Lake Bohinj is Slovenia’s largest lake. It is also one of the country’s best places to see autumn colours. We promise that as you crunch through the fallen leaves, the stunning views won’t fail to impress.
On the shore of Lake Bohinj you will find a statue of the Goldhorn (a.k.a. Goldenhorn) or Zlatorog as it is called in Slovene. The animal is a symbol of the Slovenian Alps. According to the legend, a hunter in the Soca Valley was spurned by his girlfriend, an innkeeper’s daughter, who fell in love with a richer man. He was persuaded by a trickster to go look for the elusive Goldhorn, a chamois with horns made of gold, and bring it to his girlfriend as a trophy. What the hunter didn’t know was that the animal had been given special powers by the White Fairies. He found the Goldhorn near the Triglav summit and shot it. But the animal didn’t die. Instead, gorgeous mountain flowers grew on the spots where the chamois had bled. The Goldhorn ate the flowers, regained his strength, and approached the hunter. Blinded by the luster of the golden horns, the hunter lost his footing, tumbled down a precipitous cliff and died.
Lake Bled is possibly the most popular tourist destination in Slovenia. No wonder why, this place appears as if it was taken out of a story book! For the most stunning views of the lake, visit the Bled Castle which is perched upon a rock cliff 130 metres above the lake, or head for the Ojstrica viewpoint.
Bled has two train stations, but unfortunately neither is located in the centre of town. The Lesce-Bled train station is four kilometres away so you will either have a lengthy hike or short bus ride into town. The other station is Bled-Jezero (on the picture), which is at Lake Bled’s western edge and is about a half-hour walk to the centre of town.
Kranj lies at the confluence of the Sava and Kokra rivers. The northern side of the city is surrounded by the peaks of the Karavanke mountain range while the Sorsko polje plain extends to the south of the city.
The village of Kupljenik is located about 3 kilometres south of the Bled town centre and Lake Bled, and lies below the northern slopes of the 1,128-metre-high Babji Zob mountain. The village’s best known landmark is the Succursal Church of St. Steven which dates to the 15th century.
The scenic Ravenska Kocna valley in Zgornje Jezersko offers some amazing landscapes, forests, pastures and complete solace. Definitely a must visit for any mountain lover. Not many foreign tourists make the journey here, which is unfortunate because the drive leads through some goegeous natural sights.
The heart-shaped Plansarsko Jezero Lake may be man-made, but this in no way diminishes its beauty. The lake was made by local inhabitants in an attempt to replace the former much larger glacial lake that had drained away. It’s a popular gathering place for boaters in the warmer months and skaters in the winter. By the lake is a lovely restaurant known for its tasty local cuisine.
Let us tell you a little more about the Plansarsko Jezero Lake. Jezersko means lakeland in Slovenian. In the past, a majestic glacial lake covered the Jezersko valley, but then, in the 13th century, a severe earthquake destroyed the rock barrier that hemmed the lake in and allowed water to flow out little by little. By the end of the 19th century there was no water left at all. About 50 years ago, a group of Jezersko locals created an artificial lake, in the shape of a heart – beautiful Lake Plansarsko Jezero, emerald green and surrounded by meadows and majestic mountains of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. A recognition to the large glacial lake of the past. So the Jezersko Valley has its lake, once again.
Lake Zbilje or Zbiljsko Jezero as it is called in Slovene is actually a reservoir fed by the Sava river. It was created in 1953, when the Sava river was dammed to provide water for the hydroelectric power station in the town of Medvode. The lake is only a ten minute drive from Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana towards the Gorenjska region and a lovely place to relax. There’s a nice grassy lakeside area featuring cafes, a children’s playground and facilities for renting boats. Although busiest during the summer months, it is a very popular place for walks throughout the year, with abundant swans, ducks and other waterfowl adding to the charm. Apart from being a very popular place for tourists, the lake provides a very important habitat for numerous bird species.
The dark green surface of the mysterious Lake Crnava in Preddvor is a popular destination for boaters and fishermen in the summer, and ice skaters in the winter. The park by the lake is one of the most popular wedding venues in the country. Near the lake there’s also the Sekvoja Energy Park and the BioSinhron Centre of Well-Being.
The Brdo Park is located on the northern edge of the Predoslje village near Kranj, the capital of the Gorenjska region. While you are walking through the park you can admire the park’s rich flora and fauna as well as the many sights such as the Brdo Castle with its winery, the unique sculpture collection, a colorful beehive, you can rest under a traditional Slovenian hayrack and more. There are also two lakes in the park, the lower and the upper one (on the photo). The whole place has an air of unpretentiousness and is a great place to spend an afternoon.
The major natural attraction in the vicinity of Lake Bled is the Vintgar Gorge, a spectacular 1600-metre-long and 150-metre-high canyon carved by the rushing waters of the Radovna River as it flows east towards its confluence with the Sava Dolinka river. The gorge is accessible via a series of wooden walkways and bridges that were originally constructed in 1893 and run through the entire length of the gorge to the Sum Waterfall at its northern end.
Visiting the Vintgar Gorge is an unforgettable experience as the trail winds its way beneath sheer cliffs, passing swirling rapids and whirlpools of the Radovna River on the way. The walkway culminates at the 16-metre-high Sum waterfall, which marks the northern end of the gorge. The waterfall is at its most impressive in spring, when the snow is melting.
One of the reasons people come to Bohinj is to walk up more than 500 steps to the remarkable Savica Falls. The best time to appreciate this dramatic waterfall is in spring when the snow in the mountains is melting and the water thumps its way 78 meters down from the rocky heights above and smacks into the emerald green pool below.
Situated in the heart of the Julian Alps, the Bohinj valley is green, lush and beautiful – serene, peaceful, nature at its best! In the mornings, the valley is so silent you can hear the birds the insects chirping.
Hayracks are mainly a Slovenian thing, with more than 80% of all hayracks in the world existing in Slovenia. A hayrack is a freestanding, roofed building with a structural column-like head rail (or two head rails), into which in the same vertical plane horizontal poles are set at intervals equal to the thickness of a grain sheave, and whose purpose is to dry and preserve various crops and fodder’. The need for hayracks presumably developed with the climate changes of the Late Middle Ages, when it was no longer possible to let grain sheaves dry in the field after the harvest, at least not in the Alpine region of Slovenia.
At an elevation of 847 meters, the Sveti Jost Nad Kranjem hill is a very popular destination for local hikers and families. It offers overwhelming scenic views of the surrounding green hills and far distant mountains.
The Ceska Koca mountain hut stands on the Spodnje Ravni cirque above the Ravenska Kocna valley below the northern part of Mount Grintovec, the highest mountain of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps, with an elevation of 2,558 metres. The mountain hut has been named after the Czechs from Prague who built it in 1900.
After a harsh and cold winter, spring is such a beautiful and welcome time of year in Slovenia, full of birdsong and spring blossom. It’s a time when nature comes alive and reminds us what life is all about! Flowers bloom and everyone starts to smile more as the sun shines brightly and begins to warm our world.
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