In the late afternoon, as the suns heat rises and the light creates lovely silhouettes and bright colours, the meadows in Valcea, Romania, are great to photograph. We have a house there and the town is surrounded by mountains. With forests, wild flower meadows and up in the Transylvanian Alps a more dramatic landscape to explore, its a beautiful area. The forests still have wild bears and boar to watch out for and the locals are experienced at picking the wild fruits and making fruit wines and cordials in these wild places. Mushroom and truffles are on the menu too.
Orchards are everywhere, with bee-hives and glorious honey to try. The honey is very heady, strong and you can taste the flower nectar, the sweet linden tree, the menthol of the mint and the rich, caramel of the honeydew fir honey from the forests. A feast for the taste-buds as well as the camera. More to follow I hope in the coming year.