In November I took my trusty kit down to the rugged Croatian coast to capture some of the most boisterous seascapes that Europe has to offer. I was based near Dubrovnik and, whilst the city boasts some of the mildest winter temperatures in the country, the bora wind blows cold gusts down the Adriatic coast between October and April and thundery conditions are common all the year round. The spectacular skies, coupled with the pluming seas and the craggy, karst cliff tops make for some stunning photographic opportunities.
The fortified walls of Dubrovnik, one of Europe’s best-preserved and iconic medieval cities, make for an impressive backdrop whatever the weather. Whilst the original intention of the fortifications, originally built in the 12th century, were to protect the city and its inhabitants, they now stand as a formidable barrier to the best that the stormy seas can throw at them. With cheap flights from most UK airports and affordable accommodation, it’s a great short-hop destination for any budding landscape photographer. You really won’t be disappointed.