BULGARIA – A PERFECT CHOICE FOR LANDSCAPE/SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Posted on September 24, 2013
Bulgaria has plenty of exceptional sights, which offer you beneficial conditions for improvement of your landscape photography skills. During all seasons, you have opportunity to shoot exciting seascapes and mountainscapes, as well as popular or less popular natural sights.
Photography tours are focused mainly on landscape and seascape photography – infinite blue sea, deep rock coasts, endless beaches, dramatic mountains, sunsets and sunrises viewed from incredible places, famous and less famous natural sights.
The duration of photography tours could be 4 days (long weekend), 1 week or 10 days.
I. Example of photography tour long weekend kind
1) Northern Black sea (mainly seascapes)
The itinerary begins from town of Varna and goes north alongside of Black see. Visiting of picturesque seaside town of Balchik, situated on several hills, offering an amazing view to the sea, as well as visit of the gipsy quarter, suitable for shooting. Coming next is Albena resort with its vast beach. Consecutive visits of country of Kaliakra, renowned for its dramatic history and archeological remains, as well as for its extremely impressive rock coasts and cliffs with dizzy height. More northward are the villages Kamen bryag and Tyulenovo, where from the high plateau you can shoot superb seascapes. The Rumanian border is very close and the country itself could be seen form the last Bulgarian beach near Durankulak.
2) South-western Bulgaria (mainly mountainscapes)
The route starts form Sofia and comprises visit of sights in Rila and Pirin mountains. These are the two highest mountains in Bulgaria and in Balkans, offering views of typical alpine landscape. In the farthest south-western part of Bulgaria we will visit the historical and cultural reserve Melnik town and will see the rock pyramids in its surroundings, as well as the historical and cultural reserves Leshten and Kovachevitsa villages. The area is renowned for its monasteries, which though not being on the focus of this photography tour, could be visited and shot. We will visit Rupite land with its mineral springs where we can bathe after the exhaustive photo sessions. Other interesting for shooting object is the mountain of Belassitsa – extremely impressive mountain massif between Bulgaria, Greece and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – which reveals awesome views toward the entire region.
3) Southeastern Bulgaria (seascapes and mountainscapes)
The route starts from the town of Burgas and goes down south, toward the southern part of Black sea. There we will take beautiful beaches, which in winter could be dramatic indeed, marvelous rock coasts, mouth of Veleka river in Sinemorets and the southernmost point of the Bulgarian part of Black sea called Rezovo. Farther, we get in the interior of Bulgaria and see Strandja mountain. This is the biggest natural reserve in Bulgaria with unique flora and fauna. Magnificent landscapes for taking, remote, tucked away in the mountain villages, giving forth whiff of ancient traditions among which the tremendous “nestinarstvo” (fire-dancing), all of them being the typical objects for shooting. The main town of the area is Malko Tarnovo, picturesque mountain town with interesting architecture and attractive nature.
II. Example of photography tour with 1 week duration
Northern Bulgarian Black sea coast – Varna – Sofia – Rila mountain, Pirin mountain, Rodhopes mountain including visit of Melnik and its rock pyramids, the villages of Leshten and Kovachevitsa. Photography type: both mountainscapes and seascapes.
III. Example of photography tour with 10 days duration
Burgas – Southern part of Bulgarian Black sea – Strandja mountain – Eastern Rodhopes with river Arda meanders – Western Rodhopes – Pirin – Melnik and the rock pyramids, the villages of Leshten and Kovachevitsa Photography type – both mountainscapes and seascapes.