Everywhere in the world, when spring arrives, there is this feeling of hope and regrowth, present not only in people, but also in the way nature comes to life. Romania is no exception to this and, as the days get warmer, the country gains a whole new aura, incredible to discover.
Without further delay, here are our recommendations on what to photograph in spring in Romania:
Trees in bloom
Nothing says spring more than the blossoms exploding and showering the grounds with bursts of colours.
Snow-capped mountains in the distance and green valleys
Nature blooms, but in some places the battle between winter and spring is still ongoing and you can’t tell who will prevail.
The festive atmosphere of Easter
As Easter is one of the biggest celebrations for Romanian people, the days around the holiday are filled with marvelous opportunities for capturing unique moments.
On Resurrection Night people gather around the village’s church, forming a sea of lights.
On Sunday morning, the first day of Easter, people bring baskets overflowing with food for the priest to bless them.
Old customs and festivals
Unique Easter traditions, such as a festival that celebrates the village’s most hardworking man is also amongst the things you can photograph in spring in Romania.
Meadows covered in a blanket of flowers
Flowery meadows may not be as luxuriant in spring as in June, but it is nonetheless beautiful to see the first buds emerging from the earth.
The melting snow
As the warmth permeating the air starts to melt the ice and snow, nature creates splashes of water that offer mirror-like reflections.
Foggy mornings in the mountains
There is nothing quite as serene as seeing the hills covered in a fresh sheet of fog.
The Apuseni Mountains are the best place to witness such scenic views. Definitely a must on our list of what to photograph in spring in Romania!
Farmers working the land
Along with the sunshine, the opportunity for people in rural areas to start work in the fields arrives.
The sun illuminating flocks of sheep
At the beginning of May shepherds gather their sheep and head towards the mountains, where they will spend the summer.
Villages scattered in valleys
A village’s beauty is rediscovered in spring, after having laid forgotten during the harsh winter. When talking about what to photograph in Romania during the warm season, villages are perfect both for landscape and people photography.
Pink sunsets and orange skies
Sunsets are spectacular any time of the year, but in spring, as the warm hues contrast with the green of the freshly grown grass, pictures come out even more inspiring.
Hills of the greenest shade of green
In spring, the disheveled grasses become lush and the empty trees start creating their new coat.
The Danube Delta at its best
In spring, all colors seem to be more alive compared to the rest of the year, so the reefs inundating the waters of the Danube Delta create an amazing scenery, a feast for the eyes. The highlight of it all, though, are the birds, who fly over the skies as they wish, some of them not quite leaving yet, some of them returning home.
Fortified churches bathed in the early morning sunlight, soft and diffuse
There’s something very soothing about the grand fortified church in Biertan, always imposing, as it is surrounded by blossomed trees.
Steam train making its way through the forest
Some of the last steam trains in Europe can be found in Romania and you can capture them as they travel through the valleys, offering picturesque views.
Imposing landmarks, whose charm is highlighted by splashes of color
The beauty of the wooden churches of Maramures passes the test of time and it’s enhanced only by nature’s work.
These were our recommendations on what to photograph in spring in Romania. Which one is your favorite? We’d love to hear your opinion and see your own photos posted in the comments.
These photos were taken during our Spring Photo Tour of Romania.