Picture of the Week: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Happy Easter!

My trip to Europe concluded this weekend with a rather eventful visit to a place I’ve always wanted to see: Plitvice Lakes National Park in central Croatia.  This post will be a bit short, as I’m currently sitting in Munich’s airport about to board a flight home, but suffice it to say it was a day I’ll never forget (I’ll tell you why soon).

Until then, enjoy two pictures of the week, from Plitvice Lakes National Park!

For the photographers: These were both shot with my Sony a7rIII and my 24-70GM lens.  To try and simulate a long exposure (since I didn’t have a neutral density filter with me) I stopped the lens down to f22 and used Sony’s simulated ISO 50.  This got me to a shutter speed of 1/4 to half a second, which luckily was enough to smooth out the water.  I know I lost some sharpness from the lens diffraction stopping down that much but I think it was a worthy sacrifice in order to get the shot.  Let me know if you have questions in the comments below!


  1. Tripod?

  2. For the most beautiful photos, plitvice is best in the fall, but there is also a shorter daylight. It is also less crowded and easier to walk because it is not so hot, though it may be rainy days …


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