This city lives and breathes around the river and especially the Old Bridge, which I've thoroughly commented in my other shots in my Western Balkans photoset.
I was constantly amazed by the colours on our trip around the Western Balkans. In Mostar the most stunning moment was looking over the old city from a minaret, seeing the greens of the river Neretva meld into the azure blue of the sky, and the imposing hills on all sides giving their own character to the shades and shadows of the area.
I think this captures one of my favourite moments of the whole trip.
We enjoyed a great dinner at restaurant Taurus (the seabass is simply magnificient) and got ready to head out early next morning on the train to Sarajevo.
The wonderful Nina's hostel had one more surprise for us: the mother of the house drove us to the railway station. It was truly the friendliest place we could imagine.
This is a high dynamic range shot, created using three differently exposed RAW shots combined with Photomatix. I was going for a realistic look, so I made sure that I smoothed the light as much as I could. Even with the harsh glare of the midday sun, I feel I succeeded quite well.