Located 2 km. from Karlukovo village, Prohodna cave is one of the most impressive I have ever seen. Not only because of the Eyes of God - the natural rock-like openings, but also because of the breath-taking size of the cave. Standing at the entrance to the cave, one realizes how small we are in comparison with mother nature. The main entrance of the Prohodna cave, which is located on the side of the road, is 35 meters high and the "exit" or entrance on the other side is 45 meters high, making it the highest cave entrance in Bulgaria.
From the upper parts of the pretty Ustina village begins an eco path leading to the Ustian Waterfall. It is 15 meters high and because its source is a small and low-water river it is advisable to visit the waterfall in April or May or after heavy rainfall.
For the second consecutive year a skiing with flags and nosii (traditional bulgarian costumes) was organized in Pamporovo ski resort for the Bulgarian National Holiday on March 3rd. And for the second time, I decided to shoot this unique event. Because, for me the very idea behind it is really impressive - tradition and modernity combined in one.
Alyosha also known as The monument of the unknown soldier is an 11-metre tall reinforced concrete statue of a Soviet soldier in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The statue has a 6-metre pedestal lined with granite. The memorial commemorates Soviet casualties incurred during the Turkish occupation of Bulgaria.
Bunardzhika is one of the seven hills of Plovdiv. The hill is popular with the name Alyosha, because of the monument at the top. Bunardzhika is the second highest hill in the city - 108 m above the sea level. Its name comes from the Ottoman word Bunar meaning a well, because of the numerous waterways located there. In Roman times it was also known as "Hill of Hercules" as there was a large statue of the mythical hero. At the footsteps of the Bunardzhika hill there is a restaurant, park and summer theater.
Since my first attempt to capture the Milky Way near the Stone mushrooms area located next to the town of Kardzhali was a complete failure, I decided to go back and make another attempt. The other reason for my return to the Stone mushrooms is that this place has great potential for astrophotography. Located in relatively low light polluted area, which is rarely seen at this altitude. The natural phenomenon is a unique landmark and the chance to capture the Milky Way in the background creates prerequisites for great photos.
Inspired by an article about the 27 chapels that protect Momchilovtsi village I decided to do a series of photo stories about them or at least most of them. I think there is something mystical and unique about so many chapels gathered in such a small area around one village. The other reason is that the area of Momchilovtsi where all of the chapels are built is one of the least light poluted ares in Bulgaria, creating very good conditions for astrophotography. For a long time I wanted to do some good photos of the stars and the Milky way galaxy, and when you have an foreground object such as the Chapel of the Holy Transfiguration, this is a prerequisite for a truly wonderful photos.