Amazing Turquoise Sea

Today I have decided to share a photo taken last year during our holiday in the Romanian resort of Saturn. If I remember correctly, I captured this aerial view of the beach on our second day there. That day, I was amazed by the beautiful turquoise color of the Black Sea which usually has a darker green color.

As you can see the beach was packed that day with a lot of tourists coming from all the corners of Romania. The hotels in the background of the photo are belonging to another resort called Venus. Probably in the upcoming posts I will share shots from Venus as well.

Turquoise Black Sea

Princess Elena

In 2014 we made a road trip to the famous Bigar waterfall and on our way there, we had to drive through the city of Resita. Over there, we have decided to make a short stop to visit the steam locomotive museum. Among the larger standard gauge steam locomotives you can also find a couple of narrow gauge steam locos. Probably this is one of my favorite locomotive, by the way, her name is Princess Elena.

Princess Elena narrow gauge steam locomotive in Resita


Winter Without Snow In The Forest

Back in December, when we made a trip to the Romanian city of Moneasa, I wanted to visit a smaller waterfall located right next to a dirt road which leads into the forest. Unfortunately I didn’t know exactly how far it was from Moneasa and because we had to drive on an awful dirt road, we decided not to drive very far from the resort. On that road, I found this beautiful stream flowing down from the forest and since I had the tripod with me, I’ve decided to capture some long exposure shots of the stream.

Small stream flowing in the forest

The Roman Catholic Monastery St. Maria In Radna

Back in December when we drove to Moneasa we’ve decided to make a short stop in the city of Radna. The only attraction in this small Romanian city is the impressive catholic monastery St. Maria. After taking some pictures of the monastery and the surrounding area, we continued our road trip.

Other things to explore in the area

Not far from the monastery, you will also find the ruins of the old medieval Soimos castle which is actually located on the top of a larger hill. If you plan to visit this place you should know that you will have to follow a steep path which will lead you exactly in front of the old ruins.

Roman Catholic Monastery St. Maria in Radna

LG G6 The Best Smartphone For Travel Photography?

A couple of days ago we made a short road trip to Moneasa which is a small resort located in the Apuseni mountains in Romania and since I recently bought a brand new LG G6, I’ve decided to test out the standard camera and also the wide angle camera of the smartphone.

Sample photos captured with the LG G6

The 13MP, f/1.8 aperture standard camera.

After almost 4 hours of driving, we arieved there around two o clock. Our next mission was to find an open restaurant to eat a tasty dinner. Driving around the resort, we found a nice restaurant which was surrounded by the Quiet lake.

Restaurant in Moneasa captured with an LG G6

The 13MP, f/2.4 aperture wide angle camera.

After serving a tasty dinner, I’ve decided to capture more photos with my LG G6, so I made a short walk around the lake to capture this amazing place from different angles. The only advantage of the wide angle camera is that you can include many things into the shot but unfortunately you cannot use zoom in or out.

The Quiet Lake In Moneasa, Romania

Best smartphone for travel photography?

Definitely, I think with this smartphone you can actually take some good-looking sharp photos. To be honest, you don’t have to carry heavy photography equipment in order to capture amazing photos. The biggest advantage of this android phone is the ability to shoot in RAW format which enables you to extract valuable information when you post-process you images in photo editing softwares like Lightroom. Let’s not forget about the Manual mode which allows you to play with the camera’s settings.

In one of my older post, LG G4 Camera Review And Some Sample Photos, I’ve shared a couple of sample shots captured with the LG G4 in case you want to see the differences between a 16MP and a 13MP smartphone camera.

In the upcoming posts I will share even more images taken with the LG G6 so please stay tuned.