I decided to try the Minolta X-700 again on this trip, this time fully on manual mode, while using the built in light meter. The photos came out better, but there was still an issue, this time my fault.
I decided to ask about the problem I had last time in a Flickr group, namely why my photos did not come out very sharp. Someone finally replied and I was sure none of the issues they suggested were present. One of them was if I set the right film speed. I was sure I did, but when I picked the camera again I realised I indeed had, because this time I forgot to change it from 200 to 100. Not a big deal said the person at the lab that develops my photos, but some came underexposed.
The trip took us around Herzegovina in some places that, although I’ve lived here for a few years, I never saw: Mostar (the old bridge and the old town), The Dervish House and Buna river, the Kravica Waterfall and Capljina.
In Croatia we went to Peljesac, not an island, but almost, filled with vineyards. I was really excited about all the local wine, but most importantly, the Prosek, which is a drink that tastes similar to sweet white wine, but stronger, at about 20% alcohol. As I would do, rather than go to an established wine shop or bigger vineyard, I just stopped on the side of the road where a sign said that there were liquors for sale. It was a small producer, he made me taste everything, and I also loved his walnut liquor (orahovac). I normally don’t like it in Bosnia, but his was brewed with coffee beans and it tasted fantastic!
We also attempted to climb what I call ‘the great wall of Ston’ – a fortification that I believe is one of the biggest of its kind the the world, known also as the ‘European Wall of China’ – which I find very funny. Today it is about 5.5km long, though we hardly managed to walk 500 meters as the beginning is very steep.
The photos were taken with Kodak Ektar 100.