In front of you there is the city on the facades of which the light and shadows of the baroque diffract in parallel with the most unusual contrasts of the 21st century. “High“, as well as “Antistyle“ in the same frame. “Full frame“. Therefore, put your shoes on, take cameras into your hands and set out for a walk around Novi Sad.
Written by: Dragan Gmizić
There are several tips that can help you to make a good photograph, but the most important one is to take care of the time of the day when you are taking photographs. These are the moments when the light is soft and shadows are long. By coincidence or not, but the morning and late afternoon are also the best time for a stroll. Therefore, put your shoes on, take cameras into your hands and set out for a walk around Novi Sad. In front of you there is the city on the facades of which the light and shadows of the baroque diffract in parallel with the most unusual contrasts of the 21st century. “High“, as well as “Antistyle“ in the same frame. “Full frame“.
- The streets are the face of every city. Therefore, walk, observe and take photographs of picturesque details on the windows, the so-called “Kibitzfensters“, interesting facades (we suggest a cannon ball on the house at Dunavska Street or statues of Greek goddesses on the City Hall) or street artists.
- Irrespective if they are small and quiet, such as Lađarska and Grčkoškolska Street, or busy and noisy, such as Zmaj Jovina Street or Liberty Square, take a walk along the streets of the old city core. The monument to a poet Jovan Jovanović Zmaj that is located in the street holding the same name, the building of the Bishop’s Palace or the City Hall deserve to be in the focus of your camera lens.
- Naturally, you must have a photograph of the Clock and the walls of Petrovaradin Fortress. “Magic hour“ at the fortress can be spectacular and justify its status of Gibraltar on the Danube.
- Imagine you could travel through time. The Suburbium, namely the Lower Town of Petrovaradin Fortress, leaves you with the possibility to return to the 18th century with only one click on your camera. A unique baroque urban oasis is adorned with the building of the Army Hospital (former Franciscan convent) or Štrosmajerova Street that leads to the St. George’s Church.
- Novi Sad is the city of parks and greenery. Saletla and a small lake in the Danube Park, walking path in Futoški Park, recently renovated Kamenica Park and a part designated to sports activities for children and young people at Liman Park are certainly worth visiting. Wait for the right moment and an excellent photograph is more than certain.
- Although it is not a cathedral (!!!), the Roman Catholic Church of the Name of Mary has certainly justified its informal status with its sumptuous appearance. It is not by accident that this building can be found on photographs more often than others.
- Towers and facades of Orthodox temples (Congregational, Church of Assumption, St. Nicholas’s Church and Almaška Church), Reform and Slovak-Evangelical Church, as well as the dome of the Novi Sad Synagogue are not only the permanent monuments of multi-confessional aspect of Novi Sad but also an eternal inspiration and a “friendly ghost“ of each photograph.
- One can say that Novi Sad is the city of gates and passages. Take a look at the Belgrade Gate that is located in the Suburbium of Petrovaradin Fortress, but also at those not less beautiful in the city core, such as At the White Lion’s house.
- You will most certainly find the most vivid places for photographs taking at one of the many markets. No matter if the camera lens is turned to the seller and his/her merchandise or you only wish to make a good “selfie“, you can count with a barbecue and fried “mekika“ smoke. Truly ideal visual effect. And to add a small tip – in addition to the camera you also need some cash because it is impossible to resist shopping. You will buy at least one fried “mekika“.
- Novi Sad is adorned with three bridges across the Danube and each photograph deserves a special place. Here is a little challenge in the end – instead of the morning and afternoon shadows try to play with night lights. There are quite a lot of Novi Sad residents who claim that all three bridges across the Danube are more beautiful during the night.