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Dec 2014


Are you looking forward to the winter and snowy days? Here is a wintertime view of our garden in the Vysny Kubin village, Orava region, northern Slovakia; which I captured on the Tuesday of this week, while walking back home from the Dolny Kubin town.


It was a first snow of this year, that day and I thought to myself that it wouldn't be a bad idea to capture such a short-lasting scenery on the photo. So, I took camera off the bag and captured this quick hand-held panorama stitched of 6 photos; 3 horizontal photos covering upper section of the panorama and the other 3 horizontal photos covering the lower section of the panorama. I decided for this option because I didn't have a lens with angle wide enough, which would be able to capture the scenery in the way I imagined it to be in my head.

Initially, I wanted to share this picture with you right on the Tuesday, but after I copied those raw image files from my camera into the computer, something all of sudden has came to it and I completely forgot about those panorama pictures and the fact that I wanted to share them with you here on my personal portfolio website and social networks. Anyway, this afternoon, while browsing my archives of photos, preparing them for final use; as I usually do on Sundays, I bumped into those raw files of our garden, which I wanted to share with you initially. Well, better late than never, right? So, I stitched them right now in PS and here they are in the shape of showy panorama!

As you can see, it was snowing heavily that day, so the picture is not of the best technical quality. You can see blured snowflakes falling in darker parts of photo, but I think it fits for this kind of picture. Doesn’t it?

Because I've posted here a picture of our garden, I guess this would be probably also a good time to write something about it. We have a house in a village, with big private garden, as you can see; about 1 hectare / 2.5 acres of our own land right around the house. This panorama which covers angle of about 150 degrees shows roughly 1/6 of it. Absolute majority of land forming our garden are lands inherited from our ancestors, connected together, with just a few neighboring parcels bought by us to achieve kind of regular rectangular shape of land around our house. Our garden is basically divided into a two parts, kind of ornamental / decorative garden, or call it a park if you want, and productive part of the garden where we grow vegetables for ourselves, such as potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, cabbage, beetroot, cucumbers, pattypan squashes, simply everything we need; there are also some fruit trees in productive part of our garden, giving us apples, pears, cherries and plums. We have also some bushes with redberries, blackberies, gooseberries and raspberries there.

Front side of our garden, which you can see partially shown on this photo, features various decorative coniferous and leafy trees, many bushes of all kinds; and some very old trees like those tall birch trees you can see on the picture. I like our birch trees very much, those birch trees in our garden were planted by my grandfather long time ago. We have also a very old tilia tree, which was even planted by my great-grandfather. Also a lot of spruce and pine trees of various sizes and shapes.

Anyway, I hope you like this wintertime panorama from our garden. Have a nice Sunday!

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