Lens-Artists PCe #68: Layered (10/19/2019)
“The longer you are in a place, the more you get under its layers.” — Frances Mayes
The Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
I am always fascinated by a layered landscape. I must say that the scale of layered waterfalls in the Plitvice Lakes National Park was an eye-opener.
Although the most attractive part of the park is the lakes, they cover just under 1% of the total park area.
Layers upon layers of waterfalls everywhere.
There are 16 named and many smaller unnamed lakes, cascading from one into the next.
It was a cloudy day, with most people wishing for sunshine for their walk. For photography though, the clouds helped minimize the reflections on these beautiful waterfalls, which is a good thing.
The biggest challenge was walking on a long, narrow and uneven wooden trail, trying to stay balanced while taking photos. People behind you had very little patience, with everyone wanting to keep moving and clicking. You can forget about using slow shutter speed.
When we took a boat to level 2 of the National Park, we were finally able to take time to enjoy the scenery while taking some photos. Notice the trail on the left of the photo below.
Beautiful waterfall and lakes were everywhere.