Bulgaria in Autumn
23rd to 1st November 2023 (Sold Out)
During this workshop we will explore the fascinating wild landscape of Bulgaria. Our aim will be to capture autumn colour, misty valleys, abandoned villages, rivers, waterfalls and mountain scenes in this spectacular region. We will also photograph smaller details within the landscape, including autumn fungi. Bulgaria is comprised of roughly 50% wild uncultivated land, so you can be assured of many fantastic natural vistas which have not been over-photographed! That is why I spend so much of my time photographing in this beautiful country!
This will be my sixth autumn landscape workshop in Bulgaria. On each trip we try to find a few new locations so that you don't end up with all the same pictures as my previous groups. I run this workshop with my friend Emil who is a very talented nature and landscape photographer. Emil has lived in Bulgaria all his life and has been photographing there for many years, so he knows many great locations all over the country.
The workshop will begin and end in Sofia and will have ten full days of photography, but I can assure you that it will seem much longer (in a good way!). As with all of my landscape workshops we will start photographing each day before sunrise and finish after sunset, weather permitting.
The itinerary will be very flexible and is likely to change according to weather and autumn foliage conditions. We have the possibility to change hotel reservations according to our requirements so, if we feel a certain area is being particularly productive, we can stay longer than planned.
Day 1: From Sofia we head south towards our first base near Melnik. Weather permitting we’ll stop en-route at Rila Mountain, where there is a fascinating monastery and a beautiful river tumbling through woodland.
Day 2 - 4: From Melnik, we will photograph the famous sand pyramids and gorges and explore other mountainous areas and abandoned villages.
Day 5 - 6: From Melnik we travel on to Kovatcevica to photograph traditional houses and pretty surrounding countryside with colourful cherry trees.
Days 7 - 8: From Kovatcevica we travel to Trigrad-Smoljan where we will find more rocky gorges, rivers, panoramic views and colourful forests.
Day 9: We travel further east to Ardino and close to the Turkish border where we will find winding rivers, isolated trees in the landscape and abandoned villages with plenty of interesting derelict houses.
Day 10: Our final stop is at Madjarovo, which is a volcanic region with large meandering rivers. From here we will return to Sofia.
Moderate - easy walks of up to 3km over rough terrain
Tuition, guiding, transport within Bulgaria, accommodation in single rooms, all food and most drinks
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