Retezat

If we think about it our first blog post should have been about Retezat. There, while sipping on a couple of (too many) palinca shots, the very idea behind the creation of this blog was being distilled – pun intended. If we think about it it’s not so bad that we delayed posting these images and the stories behind them as the site is now increasingly popular.

In Retezat we spent our days cut-off from the rest of the world. Cellular coverage was a luxury our modest cabin could not even dream of. Internet was unheard of too. And while we lacked network coverage in our cabin, one bar of GSM signal could have saved us when we got lost in the surrounding forest. Luckily we found our way back on our own. Some might say it was sheer luck but we say our survival skills kicked in when we most needed them. Exhausted after long trips in the mountains we spent the evenings critiquing each other’s photos that were projected on a table cloth hung on the wall for lack of a better projection screen. Man, that was fun!

Some of us suffered in the name of photography. Both going uphill and downhill. All of this suffering was endured in order to grab those shots that would make our day. You could say photography kept us fed and quenched our thirst. In the end what matters is that we had our share of great photo-fun.

Curious about Retezat? Find out more here and here.

Dana Stavaru’s photos

Lucian Nistor’s photos

Andrei Morar’s photos

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