I recently took my trusty Vivitar v3800n and my Lomography Fisheye2 with me to Bulgaria on a 10 day photography trip. Bulgaria was such an amazing place to take photos, with fantastic landscapes, wonderful villages high in the mountains and an amazing contrast of buildings in the cities.
I came back from the trip with about 200 photographs in total, a lot of which were holiday style snaps taken on my Fisheye2. The fisheye camera was great for capturing quick snapshots while exploring the cities and towns of Bulgaria. The Vivitar v3800n is only really a budget analogue SLR camera, but I have to say it was excellent for a short trip abroad. It was just the right size to carry about and the photographs it produced looked great!
Here is a collection of my favorite photographs from the trip! enjoy!
I saw this cat while I was walking around a small village up in the Bulgarian mountains, I quickly lent down to snap a shot and I love the result I got!
A small village in the Bulgarian mountains – taken on my Vivitar SLR
Rozovo by Night – photograph taken on my Vivitar SLR
Old Town, Plovdiv – Just one of the many great buildings in Plovdiv
The Barn, Rozovo – There are plenty of cattle barns like this dotted about in the small village of Rozovo, but the corner of this one looked particularly interesting… especially through my fisheye viewfinder!
The Wonderful Bridges – These amazing rock formations in the Rhodope Mountains were created when an earthquake destroyed a cave.
Houses in Rozovo – Another long exposure night shot taken in the small mountain village of Rozovo.
The Vacha Dam.
Part of the Roman Theatre in Old Plovdiv.
Stray kitten on the walls of the Roman Theatre, this was taken on my Lomo Fisheye2 using an out of date film.
Bulgarian Mountain View.
Up in the mountains for sundown – taken with a wide angle lens fitted onto my Vivitar SLR
Stacks of firewood – there are plenty of these dotted about in Bulgaria
A night photography shot, taken on the way out of Plovdiv
A double exposure portrait taken on the seats of the Roman Theatre in Plovdiv
This is the corner of a garden fence, I love the way the fences and sheds are nailed together with whatever wood they can find.
Double exposure up in the mountains at Melnik Monastery.
Wide angle shot of one of the Melnik Monastery’s garden features.
Photograph of a typical house in the mountain side village of Rozovo.
A cart parked up for the night – Lomo style shot taken at dusk using an expired film and a warming filter.