Still Instagraming

At first it seemed I fell off my cloud, but then I realised I just jumped to another. And then it became obvious I don’t have to stay on just one cloud. So here I am again, in between jumps, wondering where I’ll land next.

My days still begin the same and my bridge is still the same, with just a splash of color on those dark winter mornings.

Do we ever think of secrets our city hides in its shadows, or are we just too afraid of the dark?

Does everything look better in the daylight?

I know one thing, everything looks better with Berta by my side… With her smile.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.



I am continuing my Instagram fun, this spring is full of beautiful colors and crystal blue skies.

For starters, something unusual for my morning walks, an image of an old church. I was visiting my friend in the hospital and was just passing by. The sky was very inviting.

The neighborhood is in full bloom, there are all sorts of flowers and there is no sign of stopping.

My river bank route is serene and beautiful as ever and I even made some new friends…that was until Berta chased them.

Speaking of my little princess, she was relieved that I didn’t bother her too much with my camera, so I have only this one image, but at least she looks happy.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.



I can’t remember the last time we had so many days with temperatures way bellow zero…We are used to subzero temperatures, but 40 days in a row is too much, even for me.

It was challenging to take photos on my morning walks, even few seconds without the protection of gloves was hard to bear. And still…there were many beautiful mornings that beckoned me to capture them.

We had very little snow, but it stuck around for long, transforming in low temperatures from soft cover to icy trap. What a fascinating thing to observe, how nature struggles and embraces all the changes in different seasons.

But I don’t think anyone enjoys this weather more than Berta. She bursts with energy, running and playing in snow and her fur is so rich, shiny and soft…And she smells like cold winter and snow.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.


Instagram Adventure Continues

I took a bit of a break for holidays, enjoyed some time with family and friends. Now that the work started, I am starting to work on my blog, too.

All through the last year I had enormous fun with my Instagram project, taking photos on my morning walks and posting them with minimum processing. December was no exception, I experienced great weather and some pretty amazing mornings.

A professor of mine used to say “It’s all about the details.” and more often than not I can’t argue with that. It is very rewarding when you rediscover an old thing that you’ve been passing by for years.

The gentleness of winter sunrises always leave me breathless, it almost feels like the sun shyly invites you into a new day.

Being the month of December, it was impossible to avoid few Christmas images. But I managed to control myself this time and posted just the few.

Month after month my Instagram project continues only and only because of Berta. She is my driving force for all the morning walks, I don’t think I would be up and about in freezing conditions morning after morning, if it wasn’t for her. And sometimes she gives me the best and funniest images I could ask for.

My Instagram feed was swamped with everyone’s #best16of16, so I had to do it myself. It was interesting to see which images were most popular and I was quite surprised to see almost 10.000 likes. I have such a small group of followers, so that number is pretty amazing.

My Instagram adventure continues in 2017. and as always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.



Twas The Night Before Christmas

For the last few years my hometown finally figured how to attract tourists and for the second year in a row it holds the title for the best Christmas Market in Europe.

Last Friday I went on a walking tour and managed to see just a small part of all the festivities that are happening all over the town. Although the temperature was way bellow zero, the good company, food and drinks made it very enjoyable.


This was just one of many images I captured along the way, it seems there is something happening on every corner. It was a very cold night and the fog started to descend, giving this image just a hint of mystery.

We are going out and about again this Friday, hopefully there will be even more interesting and beautiful things to photograph.

For more interesting monochrome images, I recommend a visit to Leanne Cole’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY, where every Wednesday she hosts The Monochrome Madness Challenge.


Instagram in October

Another fruitful month on my Instagram, October offered plenty of interesting subjects for my camera. Macro world proved to be full of surprises, one just needs to remember to look down.

For some, spring and summer offer the most interesting colors with all the flowers, for me it is the autumn. From pale pink to fiery red and yellow, from misty softness to gentle sunrays, I simply adore all the colors.

Vilma made a rare appearance, she is even more difficult to capture than Berta. But I managed to trick her. As for Berta, business as usual…a vanishing act in the morning mist.

This month marks a full year of my Instagram project and I am still enjoying it so much. It is funny how I still find interesting and challenging capturing same images over and over again.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.



My Favorite Instagram Season

I was half good in September, because I went on a vacation and failed to take a single image for two weeks. Fortunately, returning home meant quickly falling into the same old routine of snapping pictures on my morning walks.
I was lucky enough to catch a bee and it was quite by accident, I didn’t even realize she was there.

The leaves are still dark green, but soon they will start changing colors, from dark red to bright yellow.


Experiencing all four seasons with my Instagram project, I concluded that the fall is my favorite season for taking pictures.

The combination of sunrise and the mist gives the most beautiful, dreamlike images. It is fascinating how it never gets old, photographing the same scenery over and over again.


As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.


Instagram…I’ve Been Good

Since I basically failed my Instagram July, this month I put some more effort and here are the results.

The summer is slowly burning out and I am back to enjoying my mellow morning walks with much gentler sun…it shows in the colors. I got to spend some nice time down by the river, every weekend felt almost like a vacation. And after two years I finally managed to capture that heron…she (it must be she) has been avoiding me for so long, flying away just as I would set my camera. But no more! 🙂

Macro world offers some more surprises with flowers and plants that are not familiar to me. I especially like those little green bells, cute as a button. It is embarrassing how little I know about flora…plants and trees are a mystery to me.

And finally, Berta in a million different poses…she was very disappointed those ducks in last image got away from her. She surprised me this summer, not one dip in the river…probably saving her energy for our vacation on the Adriatic coast.

I think I did good in August…and with autumn approaching, I hope to get more interesting images from my morning walks. It will be fun comparing them to last years autumn images. I wonder if the colors will be the same…

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

Instagram…I have failed you

It finally happened, I slipped…Only six images in July. But I have a good excuse. The sun is too high on my morning walks and everything is too bright, scorched, flat…

And still…everything is here. My Berta, the bridge, the river bank, flowers…everything that makes my mornings beautiful.

The railway bridge is just perfect subject for this “Shock” filter, it makes it look so raw, harsh, exposed…I love it.


Hopefully, August proves this was just a glitch and my fun with Instragram continues. As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.


Hey Instagram! Still here…

My June on Instagram proved more diverse than ever…From macro world to cityscapes to forces of nature.

I captured the image of basil leaves on my friend’s balcony in the middle of the day. It is always interesting how you can achieve different things by playing with light. And it is especially rewarding when you can manage to capture a little life on the flower.

Unfortunately, only two images of the Old town…I went to the theater the other day and couldn’t resist the beautiful sunset reflecting on the cathedral and the adjacent buildings. I might go to the city just for a photo session.

As usual, I posted few images of my part of the woods…or to be exact, riverbank. We experienced some extreme weather changes in the last month, stormy and sunny in the span of minutes.

My Instagram wouldn’t be complete without Berta, my trusted sidekick. She is really persistent in ignoring my photographic attempts. But, I am so used to it by now, it would be quite shocking if she decided to look straight at the camera.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.