The scene of the Zagreb Cathedral towers emerging from the darkness was captured up close for the first time with this photograph. The author had unsuccessfully tried to capture the cathedral three times by airplane, and since he began filming with a drone, he had spent thirteen foggy autumn nights in front of the cathedral, waiting for the fog before dawn to set low enough for the towers to peek. This phenomenon occurs a few times a year and lasts only for a few minutes. In his fourteenth attempt, he succeeded.
The Zagreb cathedral and its towers were destroyed in the earthquake in 2020, thus making this photograph truly unique since it can never be recreated.
A lot of effort has been invested in the ‘Croatia from Above’ project. Some of the photos were taken along the way, during research flights, but most of the photos were planned for special moments of light and meteorological conditions. Several of motives had to be pursued for a long time and dozens of hours of flight were spent on their creation. Some scenes were filmed over and over again, until the goal was achieved – a completely unique and unrepeatable photograph.
The Limited Edition Photographs were published in the magazine National Geographic Croatia, in a photomonograph, and were exhibited at the ‘National Geographic – Croatia from Above’ exhibition. To prevent over-reproduction, the motifs are not available for purchase by travel and photography agencies. They can only be obtained in a special, high-quality print, and the maximum reproduction is five pieces per photograph! Each photograph is signed and numbered, and on its back the author hand-printed the story of how it was created. The photograph comes with a certificate and confirmation that it will not be duplicated in more than five copies.